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Which diagnostic Anti-Malware scanning tool is abbreviated RGSA?


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#1 midimusicman79

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 11:24 AM

Hi all!

I noticed another BC member posted a new topic on malware removal, in which he mentioned two diagnostic Anti-Malware scanning tools, and among them, the one was abbreviated RSIT (Random's System Information Tool), and the other RGSA, which I have never heard of.

And hence, my question is as follows;

Which diagnostic Anti-Malware scanning tool is abbreviated RGSA?

Thank you very much in advance!

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 11:33 AM

midimusicman79:

 

The program you are asking about is called Rocket Granny Security Analysis.  It is available for download, here.

 

It does not actually remove or identify malware.  It provides information about the security status of the computer, such as Windows version, browser version, anti-virus and anti-malware program identification and status, etc.

 

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 08:03 AM

Expanding on garioch7's comments...Security Analysis (RGSA) is a specialized tool created by Rocket Grannie, a member of the Bleeping Computer Malware Response Team, and intended to be a replacement for the older (out of date) Security Check program originally developed by screen317 (Chris Fistonich).

After running Security Analysis (RGSA), it creates a log named "SALog.txt" with information trained Helpers can use to determine if a user's system security was enabled and up to date. If not up to date, the Helper can advise what programs needed to be updated.
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Posted 07 August 2018 - 09:19 AM

Hi, garioch7 and quietman7!
 
Thank you both for the prompt and insightful replies! :)
 
Since the other member mentioned RSIT and RGSA in the same sentence, I misunderstood the latter's working method and purpose, and the other member even mixed-up its abbreviation, which confused me as well. :blink:
 
Nevertheless, it is nice to discover yet a new security check program, in addition to the mentioned Security Check by screen317, which you state is older (out of date), as I now understand. :thumbup2:
 
However, as for RGSA, upon uploading it to VirusTotal, it was a unknown file which I became the first user to upload, at least the newest version, that is. :whistle:
 
Additionally, unlike running Security Check by screen317, which triggers the usual UAC prompt, running RGSA instead triggers a Windows Smart Screen warning, which I dismissed. B)

Thank you very much for the help! :)
 
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Edited by midimusicman79, 08 August 2018 - 08:22 AM.

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 11:18 AM

Hi again, quietman7!

I would like to apologize for initially not taking the time to ask a Moderator for correcting the wrongful abbreviation in the topic title and personally likewise in the post itself, thus causing even further confusion.

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 03:50 PM

It's ok...I made the corrections.
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Posted 09 August 2018 - 07:57 AM

Hi again, quietman7!

Thank you very much for correcting the abbreviations! :thumbup2:

And once again, thank you very much for the help! :)

Regards,
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Edited by midimusicman79, 09 August 2018 - 07:58 AM.

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 03:56 PM

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