Re: MS Antispy Beta Picked up stuff missed by
From: Mark Gibson (gibson_at_bluestem.prairienet.org)
Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2005 22:45:17 +0000 (UTC)
lee <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>Leon Trollski wrote:
>> AVG Free
>> and Antivir XP
>> It found
>> VX2.Transponder Browser Plug-in (removed)
>> Vx2.ZServ Trojan (removed)
>> NetGuide Adware (removed)
>> Total scan time: 7 mins 54 secs
>> Info on VX2:
>> What gets me is that all these other products missed VX2. And the malware
>> is even openly marketed by some company.
>Those last 3 utilities (AVG>Antivir) are not optimized for detecting
>1. No product is going to be 100% accurate, 100% of the time.
>2. Some products actually will produce false-positive results. Make sure
>you can authenticate what an anti-spyware utility intends to remove.
>over and out
Yeah. Some Anti- spyware, adware, malware-in-general progs can show up as
threats, due to the fact that they work at very low level on your system.
-- "The universe is quite robust in design and appears to be doing just fine on its own, incompetent support staff notwithstanding." -- the Dennis formerly known as (evil), MCFL