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Kudos0

SlimCleaner Detection

A family member's work computer without Norton was recently infected with SlimCleaner by "Slimware Utilities Inc.". It has prevented that computer from starting after trying to uninstall it and a google search shows that it is likely fraudulent. The computer will be taken to the IT department of the company tomorrow.

The main problem is that it looks like the program downloaded itself without permissions. It seems like it has done the same to others. So my question is, does Norton Security block any drive by executive downloads like this SlimCleaner mess? 

Thank you.

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Kudos0

Re: SlimCleaner Detection

Hello Tiger

A program like that sometimes gets installed by having it bundled with some software that you do want. It can be then called a PUP--potentially unwanted program. Slim Cleaner is supposedly a utility type tool. I would recommend taking a computer which is your own to one of the free malware removal forums.

Norton usually doesn't go after PUP's, but rather concentrates on the more damaging types of malware.  The damaging file could be sent to VirusTotal.com to see what they have to say about the file.

https://community.norton.com/en/forums/how-get-rid-slimcleaner-popup   This is another thread about this slim cleaner.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.19.8.65 Core Firmware 282 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: SlimCleaner Detection

Thank you, although I've a few more queries.

It's too late for me to check if my family member recently installed some desired software as the computer won't boot, but he says he hadn't installed anything.

I have read that trojans can install themselves and execute if the computer is run in administrator mode. I think SlimCleaner might have done that. I believe all my computers are run as admin. Norton will block such trojan attacks, correct? 

Kudos0

Re: SlimCleaner Detection

Hello tiger

You can look over this list. I'm not sure just how up to date it is. Look over all the tabs on this page.

http://www.symantec.com/security_response/landing/threats.jsp

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.19.8.65 Core Firmware 282 Chrome latest version.

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