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What Anti Virus?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Ultraburner, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. Ultraburner

    Ultraburner Junior Member

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    Hey Guys,

    I download the odd file or 2 and recently I had to restore my machine cos I got caught out...

    I was a little hacked off that McAfee didnt detect the Virus/Trojan so I just wondered what Anti Virus you use and is there a fool proof way (other than not downloading) to detect these viruses/hacks.

    Si.
     
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  2. BlackSeng

    BlackSeng Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Bitdefender is the strongest Anti-Virus out there, but it's a real resource hog!

    I'm using Eset Smart Security and never had problems. Been using it for years and it never fails in detecting them (virus, .etc).
    Every now and then I would use some online virus scanner like Panda Activescan and Trendmicro Housecall and no viruses or trojans were ever found.
    So I would stick to Eset :)
     
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  3. Blacktophat2

    Blacktophat2 Newbie

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    Hi. Kaspersky Internet Security (paid) and MalwareBytes Antimalware (free). These 2 catch 99.9% of nasty stuff.

    If you want free then install AVG or Avira but keep the MalwareBytes. Norton isn't bad, McAfee is very poor.

    Put yourself on a limited user account if you are running Windows, that really helps.

    Oh, and I fix PCs for a living.....:)
     
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  4. cyberzilla

    cyberzilla Elite Member Premium Member

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    Oh man common not again...There is already another BIG thread in longue. Read that..
     
  5. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    Exactly.
    I've explained time and time again how not to get infected.
    Rule no1. All antiviruses are useless I can bypass all of them. Delete them
    they are a waste of time money and resource.
    Use a tcp/udp ip viewer to show every connection your pc is making.
    Use all seeing eye from fortego security so you have to physically authorize
    any changes made to your pc It includes

    • http://www.fortego.com/en/ase_tool_process_tracker.html
    • http://www.fortego.com/en/ase_tool_dll_tracker.html
    • http://www.fortego.com/en/ase_tool_driver_tracker.html
    • http://www.fortego.com/en/ase_tool_log_tracker.html
    • http://www.fortego.com/en/ase_tool_autostart_guard.html
    • http://www.fortego.com/en/ase_tool_service_driver_guard.html
    • http://www.fortego.com/en/ase_tool_activex_guard.html
    • http://www.fortego.com/en/ase_tool_bho_guard.html
    • http://www.fortego.com/en/ase_tool_winsock_lsp_guard.html
    • http://www.fortego.com/en/ase_tool_hosts_file_guard.html
    • http://www.fortego.com/en/ase_tool_file_system_guard.html
    • http://www.fortego.com/en/ase_tool_registry_guard.html
    And it's free.
     
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  6. Ultraburner

    Ultraburner Junior Member

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    Sorry man was in a bit of a rush... no offence intended.
     
  7. Krippleintime

    Krippleintime Registered Member

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    I have tried ton's of different anti virus' and have been in the same situation where some don't detect the same virus' as others. The one that I am most fond of and currently use is Avira Anti Virus. It is not only free for home use, but it's also one of the best and is extremely light on system resources. I also use Malewarebytes Anti-Maleware and SuperAnti-Spyware for doing occasional scans.

    Hope this helped!
     
  8. Ultraburner

    Ultraburner Junior Member

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    Rule #1 - Thats rather worrying when millions of us are paying these companies to protect our machines.

    All Seeing Eye sounds good but their website looks very poor and untrustworthy. Anyone else using this software. (No offence intended oxonbeef and clearly you know your onions unfortunately not all of us are as technically savy.)

    Cheers for all the advice and I'll try and dig out this other thread mentioned by Cyberzilla.

    Si.
     
  9. Virus1

    Virus1 Supreme Member

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    I use a mac... lol.... i have no antivirus on my mac..

    but on my windows... i use kaspersky... never had a problem with them....

    i have used norton... it got infected... the actual norton files..

    mcaffee sucks.... it just dumb....

    I have tried others.... free ones... but i was not satisfied....

    good luck...
     
  10. Deprecated

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    Read the studies posted on av-comparatives.com. They test all of the current antivirus software and update their findings every month or so.
     
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    I would recommend Kaspersky. i am using it since a year and it has never failed me.
     
  12. johnniew

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    Hi all,
    I saw that few of you were talking about "strongest antivirus out there"
    just to let you all know, Antivirus are based on signature, they use team of reverse engineers that sign the malware and flag them regarding their packers (PE headers) and files, the only two AVs I'm aware of that combines behavioral analysis are Kaspersky (Russian Vendor) and Avira (German Vendor).
    but please note if a fraudster change the packer of the given Trojan/Malware the signature will also change and it won't be detected. you want to be safe and virus free? don't use the internel, or keep all your softwares up to date all the time, make sure to buy all of your softwares and avoid cracks/wares.

    You can also read reviews at www.antivirus-software-review.com
    Stay Safe,
    Johnniew.
     
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    I have used a couple of programs including Avast and Avira but I always run any anti-virus program with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Others are right though, using the internet in general exposes pretty much everyone.
     
  14. markmp3z

    markmp3z Registered Member

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    Malwarebytes is the best for being free
     
  15. Nolimitt

    Nolimitt Junior Member

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    Some people above already said what is the best and what needs to be done.
    Or you can do as you want.
     
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    Get malwarebytes, haven't got anything from marketing and browsing related issues which is probably what your problem is.
     
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  18. Paarma

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    Avira or comodo are also good ones