Posted on 2006-12-14 02:00:14 by HeXeN
www.kaspersky.com , www.eset.com , www.safer-networking.org ?
Posted on 2006-12-14 08:56:59 by f0dder
f0dder,
Of the three, which is the one that you like best. I have been using McAfee for ages and I think it might be time for a change.

Paul
Posted on 2006-12-14 10:01:09 by PBrennick
I don't really know - I've been ping-ponging a bit between KAV and NOD32, both are really decent programs... and both have some stupid zealots flaming the other product >_<

Last time I looked, KAV offered some additional "this program is doing suspicious things" heuristics, not just the usual malware detection. NOD32 seemed a slight bit faster, but didn't store it's "these files are good enough" database to disk, meaning that after a reboot files would have to be re-scanned.

Spyware S&D is just an additional, since it can clean up mal/spyware that isn't in usual anti-virus databases.
Posted on 2006-12-14 10:16:27 by f0dder

By the way, how good is the online scanner of www.bitdefender.com ?
Posted on 2006-12-15 04:33:19 by Maverick

By the way, how good is the online scanner of www.bitdefender.com ?

Dunno, but I'm moving away from BitDefender - it's not all that good at scanning, and it's engine is creepily unstable (at least with HyperThreading-enabled P4s...)
Posted on 2006-12-18 17:01:58 by f0dder
This is an internet explorer plugin malware - almost certainly its a BHO (Browser Helper Object).

Products like Spybot SD basically don't deal with BHO malware at all, and neither do most antivirii.

Use BHODaemon (or BHOCop if you can still find a copy - it was bought out by a 'vested interest').

Have a nice day :)
Posted on 2006-12-18 23:23:47 by Homer
I've been happily using Avast since it was the first "major" 64-bit capable AV.

Norton used to be good, now it is all Symantec and the quality is gone. Seems like AV tools are good until they start forcing you to rent sub-standard software :P
Posted on 2006-12-22 12:17:59 by SpooK
I've always done the manual removal. Google for it and look for what other talk abt the infection methods used and reverse it!  ;)
Posted on 2006-12-22 20:40:37 by roticv