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What your anti virus company didn't tell you

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by the_demon, Jan 9, 2011.

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  1. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    So, I woke up in the middle of the night and decided to check my computer. It was doing a routine anti virus scan but, to my alarm I saw 3 viruses of flagged as high threat level...

    What BS! The big corporations must have paid off the Anti Virus companies because, now major anti virus companies are flagging LOIC (low orbit ion cannon) software as high risk malware. aka. PayPal & Master Card are trying to trick you into removing the software off your computer likely without your knowledge because anyone who has their anti virus set to remove all infections or quarantine would essentially stop themselves from using the program and in many cases cause it's removal in the future.

    * Normally, I love Comodo it is great software but, I'm disappointed in them for their moral values in regards to the above story. *

    None the less, this is a wake up call to myself and everyone else. CHECK what your AV company is telling you to remove and ask yourself...

    Is your PC really infected? or is it political motivation or pressure / financial compensation from big companies?

    PS: It's also pretty clear this software isn't malware it's well known voluntary DDOS software (as in you must initiate, and choose the "victim"). That doesn't make it bad (for your pc's health). The server it's targeting, yeh... They might be in trouble. lol

    PPS: I'm not supporting or saying anyone should go off in use LOIC. The point of this thread is to inform users what's going on with their computer that they might not be aware of.
     
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    WTF? Go buy Kaspersky...
     
  3. SadamUSAin

    SadamUSAin BANNED BANNED

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    +1 for Kaspersky ... However i couldnt connect to internet anymore once i removed it so i had to reinstall windows ^^
     
  4. silentthunder

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    Funny I was thinking this yesterday too. I don't think this practice is used by
    by only certain software companies. They are all motivated to make themselves look good of course. Like your cat leaving a dead bird at your door just to let you know he's worth the food and shelter. :p

    I just downloaded Comodo firewall yesterday for extra muscle when using VPNs even though I have Norton 360. Norton 360 is the best virus protection I have ever had. Also, using Virus Total before downloads is one of the most important things I picked up from WizGizmo. :cool:
     
  5. kirkonpolttaja

    kirkonpolttaja Senior Member

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    what can you expect?.. this extremely common. Same thing with AV's and piracy, AV's flag keygens as viruses :)

    You can buy advertisement from some low moral AV makers to flag your competitiors software as virus for week example, it will be flagged as long as they get paid, seen this with.. well i should not say any companies lol..
     
  6. Monrox

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    They (all of them) also don't flag commercial keyloggers of the kind targeted at employers to spy on employees. So yes you can also pay not to be reported as dangerous.
     
  7. thizsukz

    thizsukz Registered Member

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    eset smart security 4 years virus free
     
  8. Doom101

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    seconded.

    that and superantispyware, and hitman 3.5 at startup.. i feel safe. feelsgoodbro.jpg
     
  9. nme

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    LOIC is a dos tool. AV vendors will catch and flag it as a "hack tool". Some have options not to scan for that class of file. You want to have both options because if you're compromised, one of the things an attacker will use your machine for is dos.