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Offline padhyemilind

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Poor show
« on: November 28, 2004, 08:03:33 PM »
While downloading Xplite, something came riding piggyback and made my WinXp unstable. Some porno program took control over my Control Panel and started running a blue film. I used Avast, Adaware etc. but of no avail, till someone suggested "ewido security suite", which detected and removed 12 trojans+virus+malaware+cookies. I can understand about malaware+cookies but Avast leaving out trojans like "Qhost" is unexplicable. Now my system is good but is Avast still dependable?

Offline Eddy

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Re:Poor show
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2004, 08:08:10 PM »
It is not likely that XPLite caused the malware. Very likely something else was responsible for it.

QHost takes advantage of a "object type" vulnerability in Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser. Exploits were discovered in september/october 2003. (more info)

1] There is no application, nor will there ever be, that can detect and remove all malware.

2] Avast's main priority is detecting viruses, not all malware.

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which detected and removed 12 trojans+virus+malaware+cookies
trojans and viruses are malware.

Perhaps the definations HERE will help you to understand the differences.
« Last Edit: November 28, 2004, 08:15:25 PM by Eddy »