Antivirus 2009

Hi, This is the first time I’ve used a forum to pass on info, but I feel that strongly about this subject. I feel I must draw attention to some sneaky anti-virus behaviour & see if anyone else has experience of this. Over the last 3 months I’ve looked at 4 pc’s for various freinds who have had serious infections after a pop-up claiming their pc is infected & they should use “Antivirus 2009” to “clean” their pc… fatal!!! I guess as a reasonably experienced pc doctor/troubleshooter I know not to fall for claims like this, but with novices this is usually not the case! I’m sure that anti virus program suppliers update their database frequently but this one seems to have slipped through the net, so to say! The latest link to this malware is as follows… don’t click on this link, you have been warned!!!

[link deleted as it’s against the rules - eXPerience]

Can anyone tell me anything about this? Are there any specific pieces of software to undo the damage this does? I have discovered that it also has a tendancy to disable system restore, I know most people don’t like system restore, but I find it’s not a bad thing for new pc users saving lots of problems sometimes! Cheers guys ‘n’ gals!!

Evening (or morning, depends where you live ^_^)

I passed the malware to the Comodo labs, so they can add it to their database :).

For the clean-up, I sujest you take a look at this guide. The programs sujested there should be able to clean-up the mess.



PS. I deleted the link as it’s against the forum policy

Live Malware. Comodo is in the business of helping secure the internet, not distributing malware. Thus, it is not the appropriate place to attach or link live malware (viruses, trojans, rootkits, etc) to posts. In general, a link to the download site for 'malware' tests/demos and other 'proof of concept' applications are acceptable, provided they are not intended or designed to cause harm to a computer. The ONLY Exception we have is our "Malware Research Group", Where people are specifically designed to a special board, For them to research, discuss and post malware if they wish in that board, However we don't let anyone join, You need to be prepared to help otherwise. Contact Melih for more information or if you would like to join.

Microsoft now seem to have this covered with the MSRT. See here:

Yeah but this doesn’t cover my computer as I deleted MSRT !


MBAM and SAS usually work with this one too. What do you have against MSRT?

  1. it’s slow
  2. it’s old
  3. it only get’s updated every months
  4. OMG it’s microsoft
  5. it’s bloatware
  6. there are many others that do a better job like you actually said yourself