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chriswyatt

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BBC article - Infected XP owners left unpatched
« on: April 18, 2010, 12:58:42 PM »
I found it interesting that among all the suggested virus scanners / removal tools, Avast wasn't mentioned:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8624560.stm

I wonder why?

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Re: BBC article - Infected XP owners left unpatched
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2010, 01:19:59 PM »
and what about Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool ??? >>>  ;D

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Re: BBC article - Infected XP owners left unpatched
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2010, 01:27:24 PM »
I saw this news some days ago

People with Alureon malware should caution themselves

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Re: BBC article - Infected XP owners left unpatched
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2010, 02:24:27 PM »
This has already been posted in the Security Warnings & Notices Thread (where it belongs)  :)
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=52252.msg494617#msg494617
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Re: BBC article - Infected XP owners left unpatched
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2010, 02:37:00 PM »
I think I've just answered my own question, I reckon the guys who wrote this article probably Googled 'anti-rootkit' or something along those lines:

http://www.google.com/search?q=anti-rootkit

Avast wasn't very prominent in the results.

The reason I bought it up was because Avast is a very popular anti-virus and is quite high up on Google's search results if you search 'virus software' or even more-so if you search 'anti-virus software'. :)

I was just surprised it was omitted from their list.
« Last Edit: April 18, 2010, 02:40:40 PM by chriswyatt »