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What's up with norton antivirus 2006 and trojan.zlob. Like when I downloaded curerom it was the only one that detected a virus called trojan.zlob in the file, none of the other virus programs detected anything and nothing happened when I executed it. If you ask me that virus is nothing but a glitch, bug, or error in the software. Not to mention symantec software consistently has errors, bothers you with messages, and hogs up resources in your computer. I've switched from norton internet Security 2006 to mcafee internet security suite 2006, much better, though it's setup process could be better. Norton software is the only one that I know of that detects some trojan horse called trojan.zlob. So whats your opinion. :crash:

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Zlob is the generic term for malware SmithFraud. There are many variants.

 

Most all avs cannot remove the infection entirely. Primary because it is not a typical virus or worm. They in all likely hood use a form of heuristics to try and catch the SmithFraud, which will produce an occasional false\positive.

 

Just because you found what you think is a glitch, that is no reason to switch apps, you will be doing that with every bit of software you get. Lord knows McAfee has a fair amount of issues, installs gone bad(like Symantec), false\positive(like Symantec).

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Zlob is the generic term for malware SmithFraud. There are many variants.

 

Most all avs cannot remove the infection entirely. Primary because it is not a typical virus or worm. They in all likely hood use a form of heuristics to try and catch the SmithFraud, which will produce an occasional false\positive.

 

Just because you found what you think is a glitch, that is no reason to switch apps, you will be doing that with every bit of software you get. Lord knows McAfee has a fair amount of issues, installs gone bad(like Symantec), false\positive(like Symantec).

 

All antivirus software's got issues. I'm just talking about that mcafee is better then symantec. Why don't any of the other antivirus software's detect it? Check this post out for the software I downloaded which claimed it didn't have any malware/viruses for more info: http://forum.curerom.net/showthread.php?tid=151

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All antivirus software's got issues. I'm just talking about that Mcafee is better then Symantec. Why don't any of the other antivirus software's detect it? Check this post out for the software I downloaded which claimed it didn't have any malware/viruses for more info: http://forum.curerom.net/showthread.php?tid=151

 

Everyone is entitled to their opinions. That link doesn't prove anything about Symantec in any way shape manner or form.

 

McAfee has on two separate occasions targeted HiJackThis! as a generic worm. So does this make McAfee worse than Symantec now?

 

Like I said, all avs can produce falase\positives you're just using this to complain about Symantec. Great, we get it, you didn't like it, and switched to McAfee.

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Norton is one of the most applications that is memory hog. And, also when you enable auto protect, you can slow down your computer as much as 20%.

 

 

Symantec Sucks

 

i agree 100%

What's up with Norton Antivirus 2006 and Trojan.Zlob. Like when I downloaded CureRom it was the only one that detected a virus called trojan.zlob in the file, none of the other virus programs detected anything and nothing happened when I executed it. If you ask me that virus is nothing but a glitch, bug, or error in the software. Not to mention symantec software consistently has errors, bothers you with messages, and hogs up resources in your computer. I've switched from Norton Internet Security 2006 to Mcafee Internet Security Suite 2006, much better, though it's setup process could be better. Norton software is the only one that I know of that detects some trojan horse called trojan.zlob. So whats your opinion.

 

 

to remove SmithFraud, download smitrem here:

 

 

http://noahdfear.geekstogo.com/smitRem.exe

 

 

 

before i forgot,

 

 

 

:wp:

 

 

 

with regards

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ineedhelpregularly21, great find :tup:

 

some advice for holtvg, i must give this information and hope it spreads, heres a quote from microsoft

 

Why you should not run your computer as an administrator

Running Windows 2000 or Windows XP as an administrator makes the system vulnerable to Trojan horses and other security risks. The simple act of visiting an Internet site can be extremely damaging to the system. An unfamiliar Internet site may have Trojan horse code that can be downloaded to the system and executed. If you are logged on with administrator privileges, a Trojan horse could do things like reformat your hard drive, delete all your files, create a new user account with administrative access, and so on

dont run your system as administrator, a user account preferebly limited is the best way to go.

 

tons of info

 

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documen...w.mspx?mfr=true

 

i will keep pushing this till im blue in the face and teach others to take this approach on a fresh install of xp as it doesnt make sence to setup such an account when a system is already infected, some of the time a system can become infected within minutes browsing the web after a fresh install, updates from ms are helpfull if there installed rite away, goodluck and i hope these third party apps become somewhat useless to you :)

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running administrator while logged on to the internet is like "you allow spyware and adware to infest your computer "

 

also, some programs will not correctly run under a limited account

 

to run a program in admin mode while in a limited account, right click the program's shortcut in the desktop(or anywhere), clcik Run As. Click what admin account will you use, then type the password. The program will now run in admin mode.

 

 

:cheers:

 

 

 

with regards

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running administrator while logged on to the internet is like "you allow spyware and adware to infest your computer "

 

also, some programs will not correctly run under a limited account

 

to run a program in admin mode while in a limited account, right click the program's shortcut in the desktop(or anywhere), clcik Run As. Click what admin account will you use, then type the password. The program will now run in admin mode.

:cheers:

with regards

 

yep, just disregard the frequent errors :lol:

 

nahh just j/k, i think if more persons were to use a limited accounts there wouldnt be as many errors as bug reports can be harvested at greater scales, its entirely microsofts fault, they designed the system this way!

 

yep as soon as its installed your caught with your pants down :rofl2:

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Well excuse my manors for a moment...

 

I hate Mcafee and Norton..they both are overbloated beasts...

 

Have run as admin for 4 years straight without any virus or spyware on freeware..so pardon my french..but screw both of them... :) v

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Well excuse my manors for a moment...

 

I hate Mcafee and Norton..they both are overbloated beasts...

 

Have run as admin for 4 years straight without any virus or spyware on freeware..so pardon my french..but screw both of them... :) v

 

we all can respect that volt, you know the dangers and most important! you can make preventitive decisions :)

 

 

im out to help the oposite of you :tup:

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Well excuse my manors for a moment...

 

I hate Mcafee and Norton..they both are overbloated beasts...

 

Have run as admin for 4 years straight without any virus or spyware on freeware..so pardon my french..but screw both of them... :) v

 

You could also go with Panda Platinum 2006 Internet Security, it's good, but expensive.

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Hello from sunny Ireland ;-) LoL........anyway did someone say NORTON :cr@sh: oh how I hate it, had it on my pc for a year while I let the subscription run out, then it had to go.

 

I don't know which is worse Norton popups or just your regular pop ups, and it does slow your pc down.

 

Anyway to cut to the chase, I was called to the house of a young woman who had the dredded zlob trojan on her pc.

 

Problem is, she never updated Norton, but it didn't matter anyway, as I up-dated and ran the scan and it found one suspect cookie. :rolleyes:

 

So I downloaded Spyhunter, and paid the measly $29 for it, ran it and it had malaware, and a suspect website, plus the registery was infected aswell.

 

It had 20 problems, zlob trojan being the worst, but spyhunter deleted the lot, while good old Norton didn't even know they were there.

 

I think Norton is a waste of money.

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Hi Ivornotion,

While I may agree about Norton's, Spyhunter is not very effective for removing spyware either. It used to be on the spywarewarrior's rogue anti-spyware list. It was removed in late 2004, but still remains to be a non-trusted anti-spyware program.

 

While there are still unresolved allegations that SpyHunter transmits the Windows Product ID from users' PCs (1), we can no longer classify this application as "rogue/suspect." Nonetheless, SpyHunter -- at least in its current state -- cannot be recommended because of its mediocre performance as an anti-spyware scanner. Testing indicates that it does not recognize some well-known spyware installations and has difficulty removing critical spyware/adware files even from those it does recognize (1). Given the many excellent competing anti-spyware applications that are available (some for free), users would do better looking elsewhere for trustworthy anti-spyware protection.

from> http://spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm#sh_note

 

Also reviews are not good for SpyHunter> http://www.download.com/SpyHunter/3000-2144_4-10671093.html does not to appear to even have a easy way to remove it.

Better choices for anti-spyware programs would be SuperAntiSpyware> http://www.superantispyware.com/ or a2> http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/download/ Both have stellar ratings. I would even choose Microsoft's Defender ( http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/s...re/default.mspx ) over Spyhunter.

 

Just my thoughts... :)

 

Wademan

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Just my thoughts... :)

 

Wademan

 

Well thanks anyway for your thoughts, all I can say is I've tried it on other pc's and it did the business, plus AVG does pop up when it detects Trojans and other rubbish.

 

Yes I've just read about spy-warrior, then there is a lot of free stuff, not sure if most of them are any good.

 

So why did Norton fail to detect the problem, isn't that what the lady was paying for ? suffice to say she is going to give it to them down the phone, so she says. :pullhair:

 

She did hit the nail on the head though " I suppose that b-----d husband of mine was visiting porn sites ? I left her none the wiser, but he was. :nono:

 

Oh boy ! zlob Trojan is something else, shutting the PC down every 5 minutes, it was about to hit the floor :cr@sh:

 

But it's running sweet for now, I wonder how long that will last, PEST CAPTURE is another one mascarading as a virus remover, but it's on the hit list aswell DO NOT DOWNLOAD IT, to think that they want us to pay a subscription for it. :huh:

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Problem is, she never updated Norton, but it didn't matter anyway, as I up-dated and ran the scan and it found one suspect cookie.

 

Is there an Antivirus out there that will protect when not updated or allowed to check for new virus definitions?

Sometimes it's not the Programs fault but instead the fault of the user.

 

I haven't seen an Antivirus yet that can keep a computer totally protected.

A properly maintained antivirus program and firewall with complimentary spyware scanners is a good start to your source of defense.

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I'm watching your every movement. :shifty:

 

:yikes: Well then, help me make sure I don't trip on any pc wires while in the Pit since you watching me...lol

 

The link works now..

Wademan

 

Edit: what is in the link is mostly what I said from > http://spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm#sh_note

But this link from Lurkingatu2 re-enforces all that.

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