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| I came across this item on a Web page.

| Opinions?

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Oversold.
What product ?

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Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



Re: How can this thing work without ever updating?



On Mon, 20 Sep 2010 22:04:33 -0400, "David H. Lipman"

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I didn't include a link because I didn't want to be accused of
shilling for the product.

Here is the link:
http://www.zbshareware.com/solutions/index.html

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By not being a signature based 'solution'.



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On Mon, 20 Sep 2010 22:15:23 -0400, "FromTheRafters"

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If that is the 'solution', why don't the main av programs use
signature based 'solutions'?

I'm wondering if this thing is worth trying.  After all, my main av
program should be protecting me with this device, too.

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| On Mon, 20 Sep 2010 22:15:23 -0400, "FromTheRafters"

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| If that is the 'solution', why don't the main av programs use
| signature based 'solutions'?

| I'm wondering if this thing is worth trying.  After all, my main av
| program should be protecting me with this device, too.

It probably is just a AutoRun/AutoPlay modification blocking software.

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Dave
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No, it is the AV scanners that *do* use signature based scanners that
get labeled as "reactive" - the malware must exist first, get noticed,
get analyzed, have a suitable signature developed, and get the new
signature distributed. This leaves a window of opportunity for the
malware to "spread". A proactive approach would be to disable
autorun/autoplay which cuts off that particular vector for all such
worms (but does nothing about other 'blended threat' spreading vectors).

Neither approach is perfect, but if you judge by existence, reactive
approaches far outnumber proactive approaches out there.

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I wouldn't bother with it myself, but if I were responsible for many
public workstations or computer kiosks I might look into it. They don't
give enough useful information in their marketing spiel for me to figure
out if it is more easily done with configuration changes. If I cared, I
would attempt communication with the vendor to ascertain exactly how it
works (if they won't divulge, I won't use their product - security
through obscurity is doomed to failure).



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On Tue, 21 Sep 2010 06:21:47 -0400, "FromTheRafters"

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Since I have one of the best av's running on my comp - Avira Premium,
I guess I'll just stick with it by itself.  I was just curious how
these people could be so cocksure that this thing was so perfectly
capable of stopping all viruses without updating, a trick that the
main av companies have never accomplished.  I'll take a pass on it.  I
hate the taste of snake oil. It also gives me the 'runs'.  :o)

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On Tue, 21 Sep 2010 13:17:17 -0500, marcus@???.? wrote:

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Where does heuristic virus-finding come into all of this?

That doesn't require updates, but is it the same as what
http://www.zbshareware.com/solutions/index.html is talking about?

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| Where does heuristic virus-finding come into all of this?

| That doesn't require updates, but is it the same as what
| http://www.zbshareware.com/solutions/index.html is talking about?

It doesn't.

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Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



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Yes, one of the best.

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Notice that they never said all viruses, only USB vector malware. It's
like a home security system that claims to eliminate all bathroom window
entry vector burglaries - not by identifying burglars and stopping them
(reactive), but by putting bars on the bathroom window (proactive).

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Good choice IMO.



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| On Tue, 21 Sep 2010 06:21:47 -0400, "FromTheRafters"

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| Since I have one of the best av's running on my comp - Avira Premium,
| I guess I'll just stick with it by itself.  I was just curious how
| these people could be so cocksure that this thing was so perfectly
| capable of stopping all viruses without updating, a trick that the
| main av companies have never accomplished.  I'll take a pass on it.  I
| hate the taste of snake oil. It also gives me the 'runs'.  :o)

Avira monitors modifications of AUTORUN.INF on removable media.


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Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



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On Tue, 21 Sep 2010 15:49:49 -0400, "David H. Lipman"

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I take it that means Avira is already affording me protection in that
area?

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I take David's statement to mean Avira is protecting others from
modifications malware on your machine might make in the furtherance of a
USB vector worm. That is to say that if a malware that Avira *doesn't*
recognise (by signature based scanning) is running on your machine,
Avira *can* recognize the behavior of autorun.inf modification and alert
the user of it.

...and so, protects the *next* victim, not you.

I'm sure David will clarify things if I have muddied them up too much.
:o)



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| I take David's statement to mean Avira is protecting others from
| modifications malware on your machine might make in the furtherance of a
| USB vector worm. That is to say that if a malware that Avira *doesn't*
| recognise (by signature based scanning) is running on your machine,
| Avira *can* recognize the behavior of autorun.inf modification and alert
| the user of it.

| ...and so, protects the *next* victim, not you.

| I'm sure David will clarify things if I have muddied them up too much.
::o)

No, that pretty well covers it.


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Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



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Hello, David!

You wrote on Tue, 21 Sep 2010 17:48:10 -0400:

  FL>> I'm sure David will clarify things if I have muddied them up too
much.
 DHL> ::o)
 DHL>
 DHL> No, that pretty well covers it.

Got it.
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