Author Topic: AntiVirus Soft Virus attack - MBAM found it - Avast didn't  (Read 2698 times)

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paradiddle

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I got hit 2x by Antivirus Soft Virus. Avast missed it but I was able to clean it in safe mode with MBAM

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Re: AntiVirus Soft Virus attack - MBAM found it - Avast didn't
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2010, 07:36:50 AM »
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was able to clean it in safe mode with MBAM
remember to update and also run MBAM in normal mode as this is when it works best  (  http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=5590  )

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Re: AntiVirus Soft Virus attack - MBAM found it - Avast didn't
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2010, 08:00:05 AM »
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was able to clean it in safe mode with MBAM
remember to update and also run MBAM in normal mode as this is when it works best  (  http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=5590  )

Is the same true for avast! scans?

I haven't tried scanning for stuff in safe mode with avast!

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Re: AntiVirus Soft Virus attack - MBAM found it - Avast didn't
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2010, 08:09:51 AM »
I have read safe mode scans are meant to be fallback plans,  if regular fails to remove, or if malware locks you out of your desktop/damages system

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Re: AntiVirus Soft Virus attack - MBAM found it - Avast didn't
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2010, 08:27:04 AM »
If you have files that are difficult to remove, then you use safemode or boot scan

" Avast Antivirus offers a "boot time" virus scan of your PC. This allows the antivirus engine to scan all of the files on your hard drive before any other programs load - useful in cases where you have an infection which cannot be cleaned because the "file is in use"


In malwarebytes you also have an extra tool " FileASSASSIN "