Re: MS Antispy Beta Picked up stuff missed by

From: Mark Gibson (gibson_at_bluestem.prairienet.org)
Date: 04/09/05

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    Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2005 22:45:17 +0000 (UTC)
    
    

    lee <lth@invalid.net> wrote:
    >Leon Trollski wrote:
    >> Ad-aware
    >> xoftspy
    >> Spybot
    >> AVG Free
    >> F-prot
    >> and Antivir XP
    >>
    >>
    >> It found
    >>
    >> Threats
    >>
    >> VX2.Transponder Browser Plug-in (removed)
    >>
    >> Vx2.ZServ Trojan (removed)
    >>
    >> NetGuide Adware (removed)
    >>
    >> Total scan time: 7 mins 54 secs
    >>
    >>
    >> Info on VX2:
    >> http://www.2-spyware.com/remove-vx2-cc.html-4
    >>
    >> What gets me is that all these other products missed VX2. And the malware
    >> is even openly marketed by some company.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >Mr. Trollski....

    >Those last 3 utilities (AVG>Antivir) are not optimized for detecting
    >spyware.

    >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
    

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