01-11-2012 03:11 PM
OK, you have me interested!
I cannot immediately locate a Symantec source to inform me if NIS actually protects from this...
"Win 7 Antispyware 2012, Vista Antivirus 2012, and XP Security 2012 are all names for the same rogue anti-spyware program. This family of rogues is promoted in two ways. The first is through the use of fake online antivirus scanners that state that your computer is infected and then prompt you to download a file that will install the infection. The other method are hacked web sites that attempt to exploit vulnerabilities in programs that you are running on your computer to install the infection without your knowledge or permission. Regardless of how it is installed, once it is running on your computer it will install itself as a variety of different program names and graphical user interfaces depending on the version of Windows that is running. Regardless of the name, though, they are all ultimately the same program with just a different skin on it. This rogue goes by different program names." - From bleepingcomputer.com
Here is the link for the above:
The above thread was the "Rosetta Stone" which opened some doors for me. I then searched a different way.
Here's what I found. It is a name changing rogue! Note the dates involved...
So I need someone from Symantec to confirm or deny that NIS/NAV/360 will protect your from this with 100% certainty.
Additionally, It would be great for them to post a resource showing the signature status of this.
Let's wait for a response - at least for a bit.
01-11-2012 04:58 PM
This is a good question. It went live on my computer two nights ago and took me over 4 hours and the purchase of a couple of programs to get it off. But.....now it is much slower and there are programs that are not acting correctly. I have had Norton products since I have owned computers and am suprised this happened to me while running Norton 360 and Norton Utilities. I wonder also about how this could happen. Is this something that could be corrected? Also, any ideas why or how I can recover the speed I used to have?
01-11-2012 05:56 PM - edited 01-11-2012 06:20 PM
Welcome to the Norton Community!
Could you please tell us what your OS is and Browser?
How do you know that it is the same rogue as posted above?
Did you recently run a Full System Scan under 360 with all Live Updates applied prior to becoming infected?
Please tell us your story.
Keep in mind that the risk name could change. See..
EDIT - I'm attempting to escalate this right now.
01-12-2012 09:17 AM
01-12-2012 09:21 AM