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Offline nightshade

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Computer Worm Goes Out Of Control
« on: January 19, 2009, 07:27:54 PM »
Please read this link, I take it Avast has this under control?

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20090119/tuk-computer-worm-goes-out-of-control-45dbed5.html

Sorry I should have placed this into the section called Viruses and Worms.

Here is another link to more news about it.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7832652.stm
« Last Edit: January 19, 2009, 07:38:15 PM by nightshade »
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Re: Computer Worm Goes Out Of Control
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2009, 07:37:21 PM »
Yes, everything is under control at ALWIL :)
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Re: Computer Worm Goes Out Of Control
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2009, 09:59:43 PM »
There's a response from the Alwil team in this thread.


http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=41849.0
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Re: Computer Worm Goes Out Of Control
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2009, 10:07:47 PM »
Another interesting tool that works as an early responder alongside Avast! and seems to have done well against this threat.  http://www.prevx.com/blog.asp .  I have started using it alongside Online Armor and Avast!-haven't found anything yet, but think that is a good security result.  :)
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Re: Computer Worm Goes Out Of Control
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2009, 10:22:42 PM »
Another interesting tool that works as an early responder alongside Avast! and seems to have done well against this threat.  http://www.prevx.com/blog.asp .  I have started using it alongside Online Armor and Avast!-haven't found anything yet, but think that is a good security result.  :)

Hi and thanks,

Where is the link to the tool for download that you mention, I wonder if it works for 98?
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Re: Computer Worm Goes Out Of Control
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2009, 10:33:49 PM »
The download is at http://www.prevx.com/prevxedge.asp but I think it only works with the NT based versions of Windows, not the 9x.

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Re: Computer Worm Goes Out Of Control
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2009, 12:41:13 AM »
The download is at http://www.prevx.com/prevxedge.asp but I think it only works with the NT based versions of Windows, not the 9x.

Thanks again.

When I download it a message appears saying that it expects a newer version of windows, but when I click on ok I get the option to launch the application, would this be safe to do that.

I use Firefox, and this happens when I hit on open within the firefox window, however if I close the download firefox window, and attempt to open the exe file from the temp folder from where I saved it to I then don't get the option to launch the application.

So I wonder if by doing it through the Firefox download window and hitting on open I should then be able to launch it and install it to windows 98.

It's just that I have seen programs previously that have excluded windows 98 and yet they still work ok, and I thought perhaps this may well be similar.

Any ideas as I don't want to cause anything major to happen to the system.
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Re: Computer Worm Goes Out Of Control
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2009, 12:49:45 AM »
Hi Nightshade...

It's getting more rare these days to see folks using Windows 98. ;)

If an application is not coded for a particular platform (OS,) then I would think there would be at least a small risk. At minimum, the installer won't execute or give you a message identical or similar to what you received, informing you that the program will not install on the OS in question.

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Re: Computer Worm Goes Out Of Control
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2009, 01:00:19 AM »
Don't know, probably they just never considered 98 or ME.  It's not a big complex installation, Two processes and a couple of scanner drivers, but don't know whether the drivers will run under W98.  They also maintain a support presence on Wilders at http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=225190 and you could probably get a quick response there.  I have only used it with Vista.