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Re: Symantec released on demand scanning tool as scareware
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2011, 12:23:44 AM »
Hi Tech,

McAfee Security Scan Plus does not detect avast 6 either,

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Re: Symantec released on demand scanning tool as scareware
« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2011, 12:29:28 AM »
Hi Tech,

McAfee Security Scan Plus does not detect avast 6 either,

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Is it a scareware too?
Wow... Now we have Symantec, Bitdefender and McAfee...
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Re: Symantec released on demand scanning tool as scareware
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2011, 02:39:03 AM »
Rectifying the information.
The latest version of Norton Security Scan is NOT a scareware.
It just detect three false positives, but this is not being scareware.
I'll change the thread title.
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I tried it myself (I must have too much time on my hands ::))

I think "scareware" is too strong but it is scary.

Yellow alert! Tracking Cookies... which the linked page very well explains are not actually malicious.
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2006-080217-3524-99&tabid=3

Big Red alert! "High Risk" Trojan.ADH. However, the Norton info page again commendably tells the truth. http://securityresponse.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2006-080217-3524-99
"Risk Level 1: Very Low"
"Trojan.ADH is a detection technology designed to detect entirely new malware threats without traditional signatures. This technology is aimed at detecting malicious software that has been intentionally mutated or morphed by attackers."


BTW, it's an FP anyway.





« Last Edit: May 23, 2011, 03:52:15 PM by Vladimyr »
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Re: Symantec released on demand scanning tool as scareware
« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2011, 09:18:01 AM »
Rectifying the information.
The latest version of Norton Security Scan is NOT a scareware.
It just detect three false positives, but this is not being scareware.
I'll change the thread title.
They're really not even false positives. They're only there because Norton Insight doesn't have enough input and / or information about the files to say whether they are to be trusted or not. They were not detected as malware by the signatures or by heuristics. Insight is like Webrep on steroids and works partially in the same way.

Also, the screenshot is not of the latest version. I have found that that gui is from v3.1.1.6, the picture I showed in a previous post is of v3.5 something which is installed by bin904-setup.exe. The one you're showing comes from bin902-setup.exe. I'll post the picture of the very latest version again.

« Last Edit: May 23, 2011, 09:29:12 AM by Dch48 »

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Please don't bold the words in yellow.I almost can't see the words correctly.Sorry if I rectify you just for this.

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Dch48, a link for the latest version please...
I've tried Symantec site and got that one...
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Yellow alert!




Please don't bold the words in yellow.I almost can't see the words correctly.Sorry if I rectify you just for this.

No worries ;D
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Dch48, a link for the latest version please...
I've tried Symantec site and got that one...
Dch48, I'm using the latest ???
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Dch48, a link for the latest version please...
I've tried Symantec site and got that one...
Dch48, I'm using the latest ???
3.1.1.6 is not the latest. I got a version 3.5 something from a different page within the Symantec site. I'll try to find a link again.

http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/WelcomePage.asp

This is strange, sometimes that link gives you the bin902 file (which is v3.1.1.6)and sometimes the bin904 one. When I posted the link, I was getting 904, now it wants to give me 902.
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Can't they learn to manage just a link!!!
Sometimes 904 sometimes 902...
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Yellow alert!




Please don't bold the words in yellow.I almost can't see the words correctly.Sorry if I rectify you just for this.

No worries ;D
Are you using a netbook with low power that makes it harder to see?


Yes. :-[ And now I am able to see the words clearly even with low power due to the new theme that designed by Avast! ;D Nice theme though but still can't get use to it.

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I always said it didn't qualify as scareware but what it really is is useless as anything but an advertising tool. You can't remove anything detected with it so what good is it really?

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I always said it didn't qualify as scareware but what it really is is useless as anything but an advertising tool. You can't remove anything detected with it so what good is it really?

Yeah. That's why I wonder why anyone wants to bother themselves with it. Latest NIS and the beta are good though it still eat more resource than Avast and Avira. It's understandable though, since it's a complete package. For me, I'd rather use free Avast since it's the lightest and quite comprehensive antivirus at the moment.