Is there an anti-virus that stops the virus until I run a scan?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by veronica, Jun 12, 2004.

  1. veronica

    veronica Guest

    I have seen McAfee do it once. Someone keeps sending me 3 different emails

    at the same time with the Netski P virus. It infected 2100 files on my PC

    before I could run a scan. I am presently using Avast AV.

    Thank you.
     
  2. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    any up to date virus scanner with realtime checking (such as norton) will stop a virus in its tracks.
     
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  3. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    and McAfee is probably the worst antivirus software on the market.
     
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  4. drz01

    drz01 Weekend DJ

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    V-Com Fix-It utilities will stop/quaranteen/delete/ or remove from files that have viri on the fly.
     
  5. veronica

    veronica Guest

    My Avast is up to date. I had

    AVG up to date. It did better than Avast. They just let me know I had a

    virus. With AVG it only let it spread to 70 files. They let me know when I got

    the virus. They did not stop it or slow it down until I could scan. Thanks for

    your replies.
     
  6. FrenzyD

    FrenzyD OSNN Junior Addict

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    NOD32 is very good. it can have Antivirus MONitor is a memory-resident (working in the operating memory after each restart of a computer) file scanning program. Automatic execution of AMON after computer restart is a fundamental defense against malicious code. Quitting AMON is not recommended and should only be done under special circumstances. Execution of two different antivirus monitors (from different developers) is not recommended since it can cause a system crash and, especially on Windows NT systems, might lead to serious problems. Automatic execution of AMON after computer restart can be set in the Security tab of the AMON setup window.
     
  7. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    If I remember correctly netsky.p is the "harry potter game" ... never run an EXE that come via email. ;) Follow removal instructions here. Your probably not getting all of it and thats why it keeps coming back.
     
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  8. veronica

    veronica Guest

    All I did was open an attachment. I

    recieved about 6 more emails with attachments with them today. They all

    looked suspicious. 1 was from my old email. How could someone send me a

    message with my old email?

    I used the program for removing Netsky p virus. My Avast AV called it a virus.

    I had to move it to the chest. IMO Avast is calling everything a virus. It was

    showing files it could not scan. I had to move 1000 files into it's chest. It

    could not repair them. Should I get a different anti-virus?

    What do you mean by the netsky p virus is the Harry Potter game?

    Thanks.
     
  9. veronica

    veronica Guest

    I had Norton for a trail period. It just told me I had a virus. I had to run the scanner for 3.5 hours to get rid of it. Thank you all for the replies.
     
  10. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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  11. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    True VeRy true, my school uses it, its sooooo bad
     
  12. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    Bull.

    I've used Macafee for 7 years on 3 machines at home and it never let a virus through yet. It regularly catches email attachments and viruses embedded in zip files I'm downloading before the file is even fully downloaded.

    If you had problems with Macafee it was not properly configured or it wasn't updated.

    We use Macafee on all the desktops (about 50 thousand of them) at work too.

    Norton is a peice of junk. It even has a vulnerability built into its own code.
     
  13. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    the free anti-virus that u get from microsoft when u sign up for the security update cd does that i get a message that tells me...i found out like 100+ files had the jeefo virus or w/e it was.
     
  14. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

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    Kaspersky's AV (Pro) blocks any incoming virus via e-mail in real-time: it may delete a message before the later hit your inbox.
    Best advice ever though: NEVER open attachments from suspicious e-mail; 2nd: you can disable e-mail preview also ;)
     
  15. Xie

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    For different anti-virus I would do as dreamliner77 suggests and try Housecall as its a FREE online scanner. You can read about NetSky.p pretending to be a new Harry Potter game here.
     
  16. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    hey...i keep getting a message from the virus scanner program from microsoft and i had like over 300 files with the jeefo.a virus and the rbot.s worm. After i get ride of all of it my computer was acting weird like it said my explorer was using like 300,000k for mem usage and eveyrthing else was like 200-600k. Then it wouldnt let me open programs cause the pf was too high. I looked at the pf and it was 1gb and i keep watchin it and it finally stopped at 1.92gb. Now is it just me or is that weird as f*ck. Everything was acting weird then all of a sudden it stopped and everything was normal.

    Now when i did another search when i was typing all this it found korgo.j.worm and the rbot.c.worm.
     
  17. Xie

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    Sounds like you might want a better AV TittleBitties .. one that catches infections before they get on your HD instead of after.
     
  18. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    see i installed this 3 days ago and before i had the sasser and the blast worm at the same time...since then it has never been the same and the day before all that happend i had to redo the computer cause of the blaster worm i had before...but it was my fault cause i thought i could go without a firewall,virus scanner, or a spyware destoryer program. I went for 4 years without any of that and nothin ever happend but now ever since the one virus everything has been messed up :(. O well peace
     
  19. Xie

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    Well Virus/Worm numbers are on the rise (at least better made for larger distrubution) so while before you could make it w/out its a MUST these days I would say.
     
  20. Son Goku

    Son Goku No lover of dogma

    People can spoof email addresses. I've gotten spam before, that is supposedly from myself.

    Anyhow, if they're suspiscious, be careful. Also, don't open attachments in these messages, or from people you don't know. If in doubt, you might be able to logon to the network's server through SSH or something, and open it up in Pine, or some other text only email client (that's what I do with messages I'm not sure about).

    The version of McCaffee that I currently have, does have email checking... It's enabled though I haven't got a virus to check. The one I did (was in the spam folder), the ISP has anti-virus software on the servers which stripped it...