Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Network Virus detected by McAfee


  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 JazzMahn

JazzMahn

  • Members
  • 382 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Location:Carmi, Illinois
  • Local time:07:26 AM

Posted 17 October 2014 - 01:07 PM

I have a friend that called me and mentioned that McAfee told her they could not install her virus subscription because she had a Network Attack and needed to eliminate the threats that are on her computer.  I have never been a big fan of McAfee but it is a reputable company. 

 

I am thinking that if it is a router virus that the SSID Number as well as the WPA code need to be changed.  Possible just do a reset of the router and then reset. 

 

I've always used Malawarebytes do look for threats.  I would think this should be a first order to do.  As of now I don't think there is any virus protection active on the computer.  I can put Microsoft Security Essentials on for the time being.  They have already paid for another year of protection with McAfees.  Wasn't to effective as they are infected now!

 

I would think an online virus scan would also be effective.  Trend Micro has one.

 

Please look at what I am thinking of doing and let me know if there are other things I should do

 

Thanks in advance for all of your assistance.


Edited by hamluis, 17 October 2014 - 01:57 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Gen Security - Hamluis.


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 Didier Stevens

Didier Stevens

  • BC Advisor
  • 2,672 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:02:26 PM

Posted 19 October 2014 - 05:04 AM

I have a friend that called me and mentioned that McAfee told her they could not install her virus subscription because she had a Network Attack and needed to eliminate the threats that are on her computer.  I have never been a big fan of McAfee but it is a reputable company. 

 

How did McAfee tell your friend? For example, did she call McAfee support and this is what she was told?


Didier Stevens
http://blog.DidierStevens.com
http://DidierStevensLabs.com

SANS ISC Handler
Microsoft MVP 2011-2016 Consumer Security, Windows Insider MVP 2016-2018
MVP_Horizontal_BlueOnly.png

 

If you send me messages, per Bleeping Computer's Forum policy, I will not engage in a conversation, but try to answer your question in the relevant forum post. If you don't want this, don't send me messages.

 

Stevens' law: "As an online security discussion grows longer, the probability of a reference to BadUSB approaches 1.0"





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users