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Originally Posted by runeazn View Post
How do people get those viruses if you have an antivirus?
Viruses/Trojans gets crypted by their owners, meaning they get new file signature... etc that will basically make it 'hidden' from the AVs.

So basically the AVs, even the strongest AVs ever created will not detect it UNTIL they 'analyze' the file and if they suspected or returned positive alarm, they update the AV database, then update their client's AV database, and when the client's AV detects it, it gets removed. [Let's say it'd take 1~2 days; IF and only if that someone uploaded them a copy of the file (or if the AV uploads files automatically when it suspects a .exe.]

I know that because-
I used to use a R.A.T programs that basically get detected by all the AVs, even the worst ones, all I did was use a Crypter, then viola! It's clean (or basically FUD).

None of the AVs detected it until I foolishly forgot to tick 'Do not distribute the sample' while scanning the file through - http://vscan.novirusthanks.org/

It took about a day till all the AVs detected it.

Oh oh, and one last thing, all AVs basically share the same database or even buy each other's databases, ESPECIALLY the new AVs coming into the market, they definitely buy databases from big companies (kasperksy, avast..etc)

So to sum it all up, all AVs are basically the same, they only protect you from old, basic, stupid, scriptkiddies, and famous trojans.

What I recommend... hmm, common sense and comodo(comodo got decent firewall if you're afriad from trojans or backdoors.) or avira. That's it.



Oh and if you're one of those guys who gets excited and clicks every and each link, use WOT addon, it'd help- It really helped my sis stop screwing her pc every once in a while.
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Yes, well as I said my BIOS doesn't offer the choice...
Which SATA ports is it connected to? I mean, black or blue?
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Which SATA ports is it connected to? I mean, black or blue?
Black. The X25 is on SATA 1; 2 and 3 are HDDs, and 4 is optical.
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*sigh*

I was at a Starbucks taking an online test. Right when I finished my wife called the store "Honey, your computer freaking out and popped up with this crazy window saying you have a bunch of viruses and problems so I shut it down!"

Me: "..."

Wife: "How do I turn the computer back on?"

Me: "Don't. What site were you visiting?"

Wife: "I googled "Family Tree Templates" and clicked some link!"

Me: "I'll be home in a few."

Wife: "I turned computer on and Microsoft Essentials is saying it's found a virus and asking if you want to clean computer?"

Me: "Girl, stop touching things! I'll be home in a few."

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post #85 of 96
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Originally Posted by SpiLoT View Post
Viruses/Trojans gets crypted by their owners, meaning they get new file signature... etc that will basically make it 'hidden' by the AVs.

So basically the AVs, even the strongest AVs ever created will not detect it UNTIL they 'analyze' the file and if they suspected or returned positive alarm, they update the AV database, then update their client's AV database, and when the client's AV detects it, it gets removed. [Let's say it'd take 1~2 days; IF and only if that someone uploaded them a copy of the file (or if the AV uploads files automatically when it suspects a .exe.]

I know that because-
I used to use a R.A.T programs that basically get detected by all the AVs, even the worst ones, all I did was use a Crypter, then viola! It's clean (or basically FUD).

None of the AVs detected it until I foolishly forgot to unstick 'Do not distribute the sample' while scanning the file through - http://vscan.novirusthanks.org/

It took about a day till all the AVs detected it.

Oh oh, and one last thing, all AVs basically share the same database or even buy each other's databases, ESPECIALLY the new AVs coming into the market, they definitely buy databases from big companies (kasperksy, avast..etc)

So to sum it all up, all AVs are basically the same, they only protect you from old, basic, stupid, scriptkiddies, and famous trojans.

What I recommend... hmm, common sense and comodo(comodo got decent firewall if you're afriad from trojans or backdoors.) or avira. That's it.



Oh and if you're one of those guys who gets excited and clicks every and each link, use WOT addon, it'd help- It really helped my sis stop screwing her pc every once in a while.
So glad windows is nothing more than a game OS for me now. But seriously, you're right; nothing will really fix the main problem which is the person behind the keyboard.
     
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Virus bud. You need to either reinstall windows 7 or try to repair the damage.
 
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post #87 of 96
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Black. The X25 is on SATA 1; 2 and 3 are HDDs, and 4 is optical.
Then the Linux method needs to be tried. Here's the link:

http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...-Windows-Users
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My computers life just about ended. That site had a virus...
Wow sorry guys, now i no how i porbably got this Malicious AV program can you guys suggest me a good AV that will tell me before i get to a site.
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Just don't click foreign sites unless you know you really, really, really, really want to go to it. For example: I didn't have any interest in that site, so I didn't click on it which seems to have resulted me in avoiding a virus.

Plus, I didn't recognize "www.xdelbox.com". So, that's something else to think about: if you don't recognize the site's name, then avoid it.
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post #90 of 96
It's scareware.

People often only get this kinda rubbish on their systems when they fall for it's fear mongering. IE, they'll say OMG U HAS VIRUS DOWNLOAD OUR PROGRAM TO CLEAR IT!

It's despicable stuff, good luck getting it off but after finding something like that on the PC, i'd just reformat. I'd hate to think what else you got buried in there.

Hope you don't use that rig for sensitive infomation.
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