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Antivirus Override- Conficker?


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#1 pochp

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 10:42 PM

One of my anti-spyware caught this:

'Microsoft Word Security Center. AntiVirus Override'.

Can anybody tell me what that means? Is it related to Conficker?
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Posted 31 March 2009 - 10:55 PM

It probably isn't Conflicker, as Conflicker sneaks onto your Computer Secretly. It probably wouldn't alert you.
Trojan, possibly?

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 01:20 AM

Well, let's hope so Kanami. Thanks.
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Posted 01 April 2009 - 04:44 AM

What other scans such as Malwarebytes and Superantispyware have you run to check FOR infections?


Do you have any reports for someone to check for you ?
And, come to that, what installed antivirus program do you have and when was it last fully updated and run on a full computer scan? :thumbsup:

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 08:13 AM

My anti-spy was just updated this am before the scan.
I'm sorry but I don't reveal my anti-spy but I'll give you a hint: the name starts with 'spy'.
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Posted 01 April 2009 - 08:59 AM

Spybot-Search&Destroy is informing you that the monitoring of anti-virus/firewall is disabled in the Windows Security Center (introduced in Windows XP SP2).

Security Center notifications are turned off. Windows will not tell you about the status of your anti-virus software and Firewall.

Allow Spybot-Search&Destroy to fix it. Fixing it will restore the registry key value to default.

It is possible that you could have malware. Run at least one other scanner-Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyWare are good ones to use. I do hope you have more thant one on your system-malware comes in so many forms that you need more than one anti-malware program.

Also, why do you not reveal the which program you are using? I did a search for your issue, and everything I found mentions Spybot. There are times when it is very helpful for us to know what program(s) someone uses, as sometimes issues are program specific. We cannot effectively help if we have to guess at what programs are in use by a poster.

Are you able to connect to the following websites? If you can't, that could be an indication you are infected with conficker.

* http://www.symantec.com/norton/theme.jsp?t..._conficker_worm
* http://www.mcafee.com

Edited by Queen-Evie, 01 April 2009 - 09:37 AM.


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Posted 01 April 2009 - 11:46 AM

Very good Queen. Since you are very astute and now know what my anti-spy is, I don't have to mention it now do I?
If I don't want to reveal something personal, that's my business isn't it?
Don't worry. I am not infected. Thank you very much Ma'am.
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Posted 01 April 2009 - 12:45 PM

You are correct that it is your business whether to reveal what security/malware scanner programs you use.
But I stand behind what I said-it makes it difficult to help someone when we ask for certain things and don't get it.
Giving help to those who need it is often a guessing game, because details are not given. In your case, astuste has nothing to do it with . There are numerous programs that have Spy as part of the name-I would not waste my time trying to figure out which one you use. Nor would I pick one and hope it is the correct choice. A Google search told me what I needed to know in less than 30 seconds.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 01 April 2009 - 12:52 PM.


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Posted 01 April 2009 - 01:37 PM

I stand by what I say too. What now? :thumbsup:
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Posted 01 April 2009 - 01:59 PM

Don't worry. I am not infected.

What now? :thumbsup:

Since you are unwilling to give us the information necessary to go beyond guessing games this thread is closed. You have every right to keep information to yourself. We have the right to avoid playing guessing games, and wasting staff time.

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