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punk_rocker128

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Ability to detect Win32 Blaster....
« on: August 18, 2003, 07:19:08 AM »
I was just wondering if Avast! 4 home Edition has the ability to detect the Win32 Blaster worm (with the latest updates). There seems to be a big commotion about this virus. And as I understand, it enters your computer without you even being at a certain website, just on the internet.

I also use Sygate Personal Firewall v5.1  ;D

BTW - thank you for making such an excellent program, it has detected well over 20 virus's from downloading.  :) :)

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Re:Ability to detect Win32 Blaster....
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2003, 07:58:22 AM »
If you use a (proper configurated) Firewall or made all Update Windowsupdate.com offers you, you are safe. Even if your AV-Programm should not be able to find Malware , which is  using the RPC Exploit. But Avast is able to find it anyway.:)
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MrPuddles

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Re:Ability to detect Win32 Blaster....
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2003, 08:52:37 AM »
It detects it, but make sure your computer is updated as well.  Worse variants will come to light as copy-cats make their way.

JimIT

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Re:Ability to detect Win32 Blaster....
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2003, 11:37:04 PM »
Just wanted to pop in and give kudos to Avast! Home...

After installing Avast! 4 on a client's machine at my recommendation, w32.Blaster.a was nailed at the "gates"!

Thanks!!

whocares

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Re:Ability to detect Win32 Blaster....
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2003, 12:32:06 AM »
w32.Blaster.a was nailed at the "gates"!

Hi,

"nailing at the gates" would be to have all relevant WIN-patches installed, and not notice a thing about RPC/blaster attacks..  with or without AV-SCanner ;)

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Re:Ability to detect Win32 Blaster....
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2003, 04:35:57 AM »
If it helps, try to post the virus (or worm) codes to avast support (support@asw.cz)  ;)
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Re:Ability to detect Win32 Blaster....
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2003, 05:47:09 PM »
w32.Blaster.a was nailed at the "gates"!

Hi,

"nailing at the gates" would be to have all relevant WIN-patches installed, and not notice a thing about RPC/blaster attacks..  with or without AV-SCanner ;)

Whatever.  ;)

My point was that Avast! did it's job re: the topic of this thread.  ;)