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W32/almanahe.c - New Variant Of This Advanced Rootkit

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#1 harrywaldron


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Posted 04 June 2007 - 10:17 AM

Based on personally testing corporate AV products head-to-head, I've found McAfee provides a robust scanning engine. However, this advanced rootkit alters Windows services in such a manner than only the latest version of McAfee's corporate and retail products can detect it (although older versions can detect this using SAFE MODE, if the user discovers this new type of rootkid infection).

W32/Almanahe.c - New Variant of this Advanced Rootkit

Due to the nature in which this virus operates once a machine is successfully infected, read-access to the DLL and SYS components of the virus may be denied. VirusScan 11.x and VirusScan Enterprise 8.5 or newer can detect and remove these rootkit-protected components directly. Older products may be able to detect this using Safe Mode

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