Author Topic: Does Avast! use Virus Heaven?  (Read 2767 times)

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Offline !Donovan

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Does Avast! use Virus Heaven?
« on: September 26, 2010, 11:48:46 PM »
DON'T change the hxxp to http until you know that your computer won't automatically open zip files and you have a knowledge of viruses. I do not want to be yelled at for getting a virus on someone's pc. :P
hxxp://vx.netlux.org/vl.php

It's a site where you can download viruses in zip format. But, does Avast! use it as a extra resource?
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Re: Does Avast! use Virus Heaven?
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2010, 11:55:45 PM »
They have been notified about it before. Also the collection there have not been updated since 2006

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Re: Does Avast! use Virus Heaven?
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2010, 12:01:17 AM »
Wow, and Microsoft Security Essentials didn't detect the one out of three that I downloaded. (IFrames)  :o

Edit: Still, in about every scan I did with the zips, it mostly had 6 antiviruses that didn't detect the file.
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Re: Does Avast! use Virus Heaven?
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2010, 12:08:03 AM »
If the virus is old and does not exist in the wild, why detect it ? don`t know if that is the case with the one you scanned....
The website is not a secret so i guess everyone working with malware knows about it...