Windows Defender did not block Searchfast malware... anyone know w

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by =?Utf-8?B?TGVubnlW?=, Jul 2, 2006.

  1. I caught Searchfast (with 12 entries) using my weekly Ad-Aware scan but how
    come Windows Defender did not stop if from adding itself to IE7 in the first
    place? I have WD in its highest security mode but I never got a pop up
    asking me whether I wanted to block or allow something. Just during a normal
    weekly Ad-Aware scan did Searchfast show up.
    =?Utf-8?B?TGVubnlW?=, Jul 2, 2006
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  2. My reply is at the bottom of your message :

    No product can detect everything . Nothing can guarantee you 100% success
    and security . Moreover Windows Defender is beta software (unfinished,in bug
    checking state) and until it is finished , you can't expect more of it .

    Make sure your computer is clean
    More info :

    =?Utf-8?B?UGFuZGFfbWFu?=, Jul 2, 2006
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  3. I know it's Beta but Searchfast has been around a long time and it is listed
    in the definition files of both Spybot and Ad-Aware so there is no reason why
    WD should not have had it in their definition files too. Is there a way to
    look at WD's definition files? I've been through all of the options and do
    not see a way to do this.

    Plus, IE7 (which is also Beta) is supposed to be more secure than IE6 so I'm
    just wondering how this potential browser hijacker got in? I'm hoping for a
    good answer that will give me confidence in WD, otherwise I'll have to go
    back to running Spy Sweeper full time. It's kind of a resource hog compared
    to WD so I was hoping to get away with twice a week scans with SS and running
    WD full time.
    =?Utf-8?B?TGVubnlW?=, Jul 2, 2006
  4. =?Utf-8?B?TGVubnlW?=

    AlmostBob Guest

    do you actually understand the concept ?
    randomn inexplicable errors are part of the testing phase
    its releasesd as a beta program because the things the authors expect to
    work - Dont
    Another program
    AVG free antivirus
    Etrust/Vet/ Antivirus scan
    Panda online AntiVirus scan
    Panda online AntiSpyware Scan
    Catalog of removal tools (1)
    Catalog of removal tools (2)
    Trouble Shooting guide to Windows
    Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts file
    links provided as a courtesy, read all instructions on the pages before
    Grateful thanks to the authors/webmasters
    AlmostBob, Jul 2, 2006

  5. Absolutely not possible . I am sure no program will let you see its


    Believe me , I have asked myself this many times. When a software has
    definitions for something then why the others don't have it ? ? ? ;)

    Yes , SpySweeper is excellent program . It is based on the Giant code which
    MS Antispyware beta 1 also used . Windows Defender is different code.

    Thanks for letting us know .

    <<< Greetings to AlmostBob and his Bugs Exists Try Another , which I love
    realy much >>>

    =?Utf-8?B?UGFuZGFfbWFu?=, Jul 2, 2006
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