03-11-2010 06:11 PM
No problem, one down, one to go, to figure what's happening to gave the reg problem.
Malware released is always changing even within the same grouping, The creators read forums to
Is it worth purchasing for the Real Time Protection Module?
03-11-2010 06:17 PM
More than one real time scanner running together tends to cause conflicts, whether visible or hidden, and may decrease your protection. Some other security software prevents changes to the registry that prevent the removal of malware. It's best to run the free version on demand for a cross-check.
03-11-2010 06:24 PM - edited 03-11-2010 06:27 PM
That's a big N-O then. I'll just run a scan now and then after updating MBAM. Thanks!
Oh! Just thought of something else! Should I suspend Norton and then try the shortfixexe.reg? Just a thought...
03-11-2010 06:53 PM
Moved to own thread for better exposure.
03-14-2010 10:19 PM
I agree that having more than one real time protection software active is a problem. It would be nice if NORTON would take care of my problems. I have repeatedly had to use other software to fix problems that NORTON did not even detect. Anyone know the best set of realtime software to have running? I have been hit with "Vista AntiVirus 2010" twice in the last 5 months or so. Does NORTON even care about helping with this one?
03-15-2010 01:04 AM
A quick check of AVG and Kaspersky forums shows several users each with the same infections. It is not so much the software that is entirely to blame, as inadequate browser security, unpatched vulnerabilities in other programs like Adobe and Windows, as well as clicking on links in a supposedly safe sight. Malware writers do not just insert malware into pbviously seedy sites, they choose popular sites, P2P sharing, and social sites where they get the best chance of infecting the unwary.
As such malware is found, identified and definitions written for it, the malware writers make changes in the code to allow it to once again run unmolested by antivirus software. It is the nature of the business.