McAfee says there is a virus, Nortons says get real

Discussion in 'Computing' started by W, Jan 12, 2004.

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    W Guest

    I have looked through to see wither VirusScan 7.1.0 can detect spy-bots, but
    I cannot find anything definitive in this regards.

    Gator was installed as part of GetRight, McAfee says it is a virus, but does
    not name the virus; Nortons on the otherhand says nothing.

    And then there SB:S&D that does not detect anything out of the ordinary.

    Has McAfee gone back to the days of being thorough, or is this simply a case
    of a false positive.
    W, Jan 12, 2004
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    atec77 Guest

    atec77, Jan 12, 2004
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    W Guest

    Just finished that also, nothing, except cookies - unfortunately Gator is a
    program or a dll and not a cookie, in this case.

    It is possible that when I installed GetRight originally that I ran SB:S&D
    and perhaps the replacement stubs might resemble a signature of a virus.
    W, Jan 12, 2004
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    atec77 Guest

    adware6 normally will remove gator if it exists
    run spyware which is free and if nothing shows up dont worry .
    atec77, Jan 12, 2004
  5. W Guest

    For spyware I a haven't found a better one that recognizes those pests than
    Spybot. Spybot found an additional 25 pests after I just finished running
    the most update version of Adaware. Not to mention... Spybot is at free
    FULL install not a demo.
    You can get Spyboy Search and Destroy at

    Good Luck

    Free Support Forums
, Jan 12, 2004
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    Ken Taylor Guest

    Gator is known spyware, rather than a virus, however removal is usually

    Ken Taylor, Jan 12, 2004
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    W Guest

    Looks like MacAfee's has been extended to also detect Ad and Spyware.

    At least according to the log file from the scans.
    W, Jan 13, 2004
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    DalienX Guest

    even better than spybot is one called spysweeper i run spybot all the
    time but i was haveing trouble with a bit a bit of spyware that kept
    chainging my home page. spysweeper fixed that and found about another
    30 problems as well and this was just 5 minutes after running spybot.
    unfortunatly its not free, but its still useable. when you install it,
    it lets you get one batch of updates, after that it nags you to
    "subscribe" at that point i just uninstall it since its usualy fixed
    the problem.
    DalienX, Jan 14, 2004
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