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Offline Xsaron

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[FUNCTIONALITY] Why isn't UKASH stopped by Avast?
« on: September 05, 2012, 12:32:13 AM »
First of all, this topic is not directly to get help about a virus, because I'm not personally having any trouble with it. It's about avast not protecting against a specific kind of virus, so lack of functionality. That's why I'm posting it here. Excuse me if I'm wrong.

Why is it that computers, supposed to be protected, with Avast Free, can still be easily infected with any variant of the Ukash virus? I don't find this good publicity for Avast... Many of my friends had trouble with the virus, but they all had Avast... So why install an anti-virus software when it doesn't do what it should. It's not that it's a new virus or so.. Or am I wrong?

I'm just wondering.
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Re: [FUNCTIONALITY] Why isn't UKASH stopped by Avast?
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2012, 01:34:26 AM »
Because like everything in this world not everything is guranteed to work 100%.

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Re: [FUNCTIONALITY] Why isn't UKASH stopped by Avast?
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2013, 10:29:44 AM »
Still a good question.
Does PRO stop it?

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Re: [FUNCTIONALITY] Why isn't UKASH stopped by Avast?
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2013, 10:52:34 AM »
they all have the same scan engine and shields

as already staded, no security program have 100% detection. and new malware versions are released every day to avoid detection


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Re: [FUNCTIONALITY] Why isn't UKASH stopped by Avast?
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2013, 11:48:49 AM »
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It's about avast not protecting against a specific kind of virus, so lack of functionality.

This is not entirely correct statement. Saying that it doesn't protect against a specific kind of malware would be only if you intentionally don't provide protection against it. But i do know that avast! like any other anti-malware product does protect against ransomware malware.
But like anything else, nothing is 100% so even avast! can miss such stuff. New technologies like Evo-Gen, Auto Sandbox and FileRep do help but they yet again aren't 100%.
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Re: [FUNCTIONALITY] Why isn't UKASH stopped by Avast?
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2013, 01:02:48 PM »
There is no 100% protection whether it is free or paid.

You best AV is your brian.  ;)

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Re: [FUNCTIONALITY] Why isn't UKASH stopped by Avast?
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2013, 01:28:38 PM »
Actually that isn't true either. There are things that as an user you just cannot see or predict. You need a scan engine that basically disassembles the program, analyzes it and gives a verdict. File infectors are very tricky for example.
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Re: [FUNCTIONALITY] Why isn't UKASH stopped by Avast?
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2013, 02:16:38 PM »
There is no 100% protection whether it is free or paid.

You best AV is your brian.  ;)

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Re: [FUNCTIONALITY] Why isn't UKASH stopped by Avast?
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2013, 02:22:39 PM »
There is no 100% protection whether it is free or paid.

You best AV is your brian.  ;)

"My brian hurts." ;D
that vill be fixed in next version.   ;D


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Re: [FUNCTIONALITY] Why isn't UKASH stopped by Avast?
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2013, 04:27:32 PM »
Actually that isn't true either. There are things that as an user you just cannot see or predict. You need a scan engine that basically disassembles the program, analyzes it and gives a verdict. File infectors are very tricky for example.

Yes you are correct RejZoR,but most of the users say 94% of them when they do something with their computer,atleast this is the condition here in india,they dont know what they click on.If there is a file named a12e2.exe or action replay.exe they just double click it and then boom infected!!

Btw,the 1 sample of the file infector I passed on to pondus for MCShield long time ago was actually ramnit and it wasnt a legit looking file but a randomly named file that one of my clients used to infect their machine.

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Re: [FUNCTIONALITY] Why isn't UKASH stopped by Avast?
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2013, 06:17:53 PM »
There are several methods to get UKASH from your comp, like being described here: http://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-ukash-virus/
MBAM also seems to do a good job on it. I always asked avast users to additionally install SAS and/or MBAM to close the vulnerability window a bit further.
One resident av solution is not enough, needs some non-residential assistence as an addition.
For instance ZeroVulnerabilityLabs Exploit Shield 0.8.1 also protects here...it blocked  5 exploit attempts for me...

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