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Anti-Spyware

Spyware is software that aims to gather information about a person or organization without their knowledge and that may send such information to another entity without the consumer's consent, or that asserts control over a computer without the consumer's knowledge; it has also come to include programs that engage in various kinds of electronic fraud. Anti-spyware is software that removes or blocks that software; some common vendors include Malwarebytes, McAfee, Spybot-Search and Destroy, Ad-Aware and BitDefender.

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We have 3 apps that a user runs on his computer every other day: 'SUPERAntiSpyware', 'Spy-Bot Search and Destroy' and 'Comodo Antivirus'.  The user runs the 3 apps at that same time whenever cleaning up is desired.  The user would leave theses tools running overnight.

The app 'Comodo Antivirus' never finds a virus.  The apps 'SUPERAntiSpyware' and 'Spy-Bot Search and Destroy' always finds spyware.  In  the morning the user would first click 'SUPERAntiSpyware' to delete or isolate the threats reported and then do the same to 'Spy-Bot Search and Destroy'.  Finally restart the computer.   Note, prior running the apps, the user would run cCleaner to cleanup any junk in his drive.

To-Date, there is no problem we have identified and all seems to be ok.  Our question is more directed to know EE opinion on:

  • Why 'SUPERAntiSpyware' and 'Spy-Bot Search and Destroy' display different results?
(Spy-bot would show registry entries and superantispyware would show files)
  • Any negative effect by running these 3 apps simultaneously?
  • Finally, is it necessary to run cCleaner prior running the apps?
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Q1:
If I use a Solaris server as repository server to get from Internet
ClamAV updates, can it be used by other platform 'satellite'
ClamAV such as Windows, Linux?   Ie can freshclam on
Windows/Linux pull signature updates from a Solaris ?


Q2:
Are the 3 cvd files (main, daily, bytecode) inter-useable
between Solaris x86, RHEL & Windows ?
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What is a good, legitimate antivirus for a Samsung Tab E? I am getting lots of pop ups and the performance is slow.

Thank you.

Robert
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Hacked e-mail account help required.

Last night a client received an e-mail that starts out:
My nickname in darknet is konstantine23.
I hacked this mailbox more than six months ago, through it I infected your operating system with a virus (trojan) created by me and have been monitoring you for a long time.

They then list the actual password correctly to her account.  It is an Office 365 account.  She does access her account on her personal laptop, which I will have this afternoon in my possession.   I am currently scanning her work computer, and having everyone else check for the same e-mail in their SPAM folder (Where she found hers).  We are in process of changing password to all of her online accounts (Including e-mail) on another computer, not part of their network.  The business does have a UTM router in place, and logs will be looked at next.  TDSS Killer did not find any rootkits, but more scanning will be done.

Looking for information on this possible.
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Q1:
I'm trying to establish if my Officescan  has Officescan's Ransomware protection below :

Ransomware Protection Enhancements in OfficeScan 11.0 SP1 Critical Patch 6054
Detection details of the OSCE 11.0 SP1 Critical Patch 6054 Ransomware Prevention Summary widget

Above 2 lines are extracted from link below:
https://success.trendmicro.com/solution/1111377-enabling-the-ransomware-protection-feature-in-officescan-osce


Q2:
Last screen in the attached shows  Scheduled Scan is disabled : is it a good idea to enable it
& I thought to have it enabled either during lunch hours (for users who bring home their
laptops) or in the night (for users who leave their PCs/laptops powered on in the office at night):
I've heard many recommendations that on-demand scheduled scan is quite essential too.
Just that it's hard to determine which laptops are being brought home

attachment is what's shown on my laptop
TMofficescanver.docx
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a couple of years back, Trendmicro's  .DAT file can be searched using (find or grep command) for
certain malware names.

I'm now using OfficeScan V12.0.1352 & I think the signature file is VsapiNT.sys

I'm trying to track if  globeimposter  ransomware is in our current officescan signature &
the 2 links below seems to say that TM has documented them quite some time ago:
 https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/the-week-in-ransomware-august-4th-2017-globeimposter-notpetya-and-more/
 https://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/in/security/news/cybercrime-and-digital-threats/ransomware-recap-crypshed-spoofs-amazon-in-ransomware-campaign

but when I searched for "glob"  (I suppose FakeGlobal as it's known to Trendmicro) would have it
listed in the latest VsapiNT.sys signature but it's not there:
appreciate steps on how to list the malwares covered by Officescan's signature file:

C:\foren>find/i "glob" *.sys |more

---------- TMPREFLT.SYS

---------- TMXPFLT.SYS

---------- VSAPINT.SYS
GlobalAddAtomA
GlobalAddAtomW
GlobalAlloc
GlobalCompact
GlobalDeleteAtom
GlobalFindAtomA
GlobalFindAtomW
GlobalFix
GlobalFlags
GlobalFree
GlobalGetAtomNameA
GlobalGetAtomNameW
GlobalHandle
GlobalLock
GlobalMemoryStatus
GlobalReAlloc
GlobalSize
GlobalUnWire
GlobalUnfix
GlobalUnlock
GlobalWire
MakeCriticalSectionGlobal
JungUm Global
Corel Global Macro(GMS)
GLOBAL:
GLOBALNE:
GLOBALDOTPROMPT
GLOBAL
GLOBAL.DOT:
GLOBAL:
ExecuteGlobal
Global
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Q1:
Without saving an email's attachment & then manually (ie on-demand) scan the
saved file, is there any AV that could auto-scan (ie in almost real-time or on-access)
an email attachment (even before the user double-click/open the attachment)?

Q2:
Can BitDefender or Trend's Officescan do the above?
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I've seen an ex-colleague blocking file extensions from being created using a feature in McAfee
(can't recall the name).

Can someone provide the steps to do this in Trendmicro Officescan's management console?
What's this feature called in Officescan?
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Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager not getting updates after upgrading to 14.2 build 770

upgraded my symantec server to latest version and no live updates is getting downloaded, i uninstalled live update and reinstalled. also registered with SEPM via command prompt
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What is the easiest and most effective way to get rid of the Trojan.JS.Dropper.E?
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I have a Windows 10 Desktop PC.

I turn on my computer and noticed these windows on my desktop as soon as I turned on my computer.

ads on  my desktop pc
I googled it and read that these are scam ads wanting you to click on them.

How do i remove them? Anyone know?

I ran Spybot - Search & Destroy but it didn't find anything.
I ran Windows Defender and it didn't find anything also.
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Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) how can I install the agent with out a SEPM server ?

I want to be able to install a SEP agent on a local machine with out pointing to any master server ,

I want to install just the agent on the windows box and at some time later point to a master server for SEPM

here is a link that is some help but does not fully answer my question
https://support.symantec.com/en_US/article.TECH171767.html

thanks !
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Hi,
Is there any better Anti-virus tool in Windows server? In the attached screenshot, would Clamwin further totally remove the virus or not?
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Hi,

I got this message (The file c:\...\.ost cannot be accessed because another workstation has modified it. Close and then restart mail enabled applications. You might need to restart your computer)
is this means somebody spying on my computer ?
I am afraid somebody implanted a key logger in my computer
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If you have a Sonicwall to protect the network and Anti-Virus on each computer/server, is it safe to turn off Windows Firewall?
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Are 32 bit computers at a higher risk of Anti-Virus, Malware or Ransomware infections?

We have a few left and I need to know if I should trash them ASAP.
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Hi all,

we are searching for the best endpoint protection available for SMB. I am looking for the top 3. Currently we are working with Kaspersky Endpoint Security.

Anyone any suggestions?

Thank you,
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can an installed .exe file on windows os see all my key strokes
I have a custom made .exe file that appears to me to run correctly
but may have additional secret permissions

by installing any program
could a keylogger be built in

dont just tell me to run virus scan
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Learn to use the POWER of Mailwasher Pro - Part 2
This is Part-2 of Learning to use the Power of Mailwasher Pro so if you haven't watched Part-1 yet, I urge you to do so before watching this video. Click this link to watch Part-1.

Ok, that out of the way, what we're going to cover here is how to setup additional Email accounts in Mailwasher, along with how to classify what "you" consider to be spam and what you don't. Also, we'll be looking at how we can recover deleted emails, even if you've cleared your Deleted Items folder in Outlook and more.

Remember the old adage of One Man's Rubbish is another Man's Treasure? Well, that's why I dislike Online Spam Filtering services and prefer tools like Mailwasher because it gives me total control - a control that you should have too and in doing so, never having to lose a genuine email again.

Finally, if you found this video helpful, please do click that Thumbs Up button below.

It really helps me out and provides me with positive feedback
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With that said, let's get on with the show. I hope you enjoy the video(s)

Enjoy!

About the Author: Andrew Leniart is a self-employed IT Professional and Freelance Journalist with over 25 years of experience in using, fixing and troubleshooting Windows computers, dealing with a wide variety of installations, operating system versions, and software. He currently holds the Senior Editor position at Experts Exchange.

1. Introduction.

(00:00 - 00:20) An introduction on what is going to be covered in this episode.

2. Manually setting up an email account.

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Learn to use the POWER of Mailwasher Pro - Part 1
If you, like me, have a dislike for using Online Subscription anti-spam services, then this video series is for you. I have an inherent dislike of leaving decisions such as what is and what isn't spamming to other people or services for me and insist on being able to make those decisions for myself.

Why?

Because as the old adage goes, one man's trash is another man's treasure. This video series is about a tool that I've been using for over 15 years now and as a result, my Outlook inbox has been 99.99% free of spam for many, many years. Yours can be too and it's easier than you may think!

This Video Tutorial shows how to obtain and install a tool called Mailwasher Pro which in this authors opinion, is one of the best Anti-Spam utilities available on the market. As mentioned previously, I've been using Mailwasher for over 15 years now and can honestly say that my Outlook Inbox is 99.9% free of Spam.

This is a multi-part series that goes into not just installation and use but shows you advanced configuration options to train Mailwasher Pro to know exactly what YOU consider to be spam, rather than rely on online services who make those decisions for you.

For those of you that prefer to read articles rather than watch videos, please check out the articles I've written on this topic and published on experts exchange at the following links:

Learn to use the POWER of Mailwasher Pro - Part 1
Learn to use the POWER of Mailwasher Pro - Part 2

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Mailwasher Pro
Tutorial: In this part of my series, I'll be explaining how to set up an IMAP connection in Mailwasher and Outlook and also explain the differences of how Mailwasher handles POP and IMAP connections. Enjoy!
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by:Nick Bolton
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Excellent, I think a lot of users get stuck on the email settings parts and what they mean, so this guide makes that a lot clearer.
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by:Andrew Leniart
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Thanks for your comments Nick and I'm glad you approve. I'm writing these articles so that people can learn to use the power of this tool and enjoy it's functionality just as I have been for so many years.

Regards, Andrew
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Mailwasher Pro
An explanation of How the Recycle Bin works and how to configure it so that it works for you just as you want. Enjoy!
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by:Nick Bolton
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Thanks again Andrew, you write so well!
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by:Andrew Leniart
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Thank you very much for the kind compliment Nick!

If you would be so kind as to endorse the article by clicking the thumbs up at the bottom of the article, (to the left of the word comment) I'd very much appreciate it :)

Part-4 of the series is almost written and will be published soon!

Best regards,

Andrew
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Mailwasher Pro
Part 2 of my series about Mailwasher Pro. Learn about what Mailwasher is and how to massage this tool to your own specifications with some powerful configuration options that many users overlook, and by doing so, you can, like me, enjoy a totally spam-free inbox. Enjoy...
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by:Nick Bolton
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A great follow on from Part 1 on how to get the spam filters to work for you.
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by:Andrew Leniart
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A great follow on from Part 1 on how to get the spam filters to work for you.

Thanks for the kind comment Nick and once again, welcome to Experts Exchange! Watch out for Part-3, being written now and will soon be published.

Best...

Andrew Leniart
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Mailwasher Pro
Mailwasher Pro by Firetrust is powerful anti-spam utility, ideal for managing both POP and IMAP connections. Read this series of articles to learn how to setup and take advantage of its great features!
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Expert Comment

by:Nick Bolton
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Great introduction to setting up and getting started with MailWasher Pro. Thanks Andrew!
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by:Andrew Leniart
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Great introduction to setting up and getting started with MailWasher Pro. Thanks Andrew!

Hi Nick and welcome to Experts Exchange! Thank you for your kind comment and also for endorsing the article with a thumbs up. That means a lot to me so much appreciated.
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Anti-Spyware

Spyware is software that aims to gather information about a person or organization without their knowledge and that may send such information to another entity without the consumer's consent, or that asserts control over a computer without the consumer's knowledge; it has also come to include programs that engage in various kinds of electronic fraud. Anti-spyware is software that removes or blocks that software; some common vendors include Malwarebytes, McAfee, Spybot-Search and Destroy, Ad-Aware and BitDefender.