I am having a bit of a problem and have not had much luck trying to find a solution.
Background: I have Windows XP sp2.
I recently got Comact cable internet and felt that I need a better firewall in addition to antispyware programs (Counterspy, Spybot, Superantispyware, Spywareblaster, and Spyware Guard) and my antivirus (Avira Personal), so I downloaded Comodo v3 after hearing good reviews on it.
Today, after someone messed around with my computer to configure the internet service, I ran some scans to make sure everything was okay. With the addition of two cookies, the following also came up:
[b]ABetterInternet.Transponder.Ceres Adware (General)
Details: VX2.ABetterInternet.Transponder.2 is a new transponder variant of aBetterInternet.
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\comodo\common\DB\DDB\EXE\192_d.sld
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\comodo\common\DB\DDB\DLL\138_d.sld
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\comodo\common\DB\DDB\DLL\509_d.sld
Details: Trojan.Vxgame.z is a trojan program that silently downloads additional malware from the internet and lowers the system’s security settings by disabling the Windows firewall.
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\comodo\common\DB\DDB\EXE\245_d.sld
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\comodo\common\DB\DDB\EXE\327_d.sld
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\comodo\common\DB\DDB\EXE\34_d.sld[/b]
Has anyone heard of these being real or false positives? I have them in quarantine for now, but I am confused as to whether to delete them and uninstall Comodo (which I am considering doing anyway because although I’m fairly good with computers, internet security is new for me and I am having a lot of difficulty working Comodo) or restore them? Any help?
Were those found using CounterSpy? The last time I used CounterSpy I had about 20 false positives and my cpu was being eatin alive. I use SAS and Spybot and never any false positives. What kind of trouble are you having with Comodo? Also does your cable modem have a hardware firewall?
Yeah, those detections were from Counterspy. Sorry, I didn’t realize I forgot to mention that.
I get non-stop pop ups from Comodo asking me what to do with practically every program I have and a majority of the time I have no idea how to answer the request.
I don’t think my modem has a hardware firewall; if it does, Comcast failed to share that with us. But then again, they do offer McAfee Security Suite as an option, which comes with a firewall, so I don’t think there is hardware firewall?
Well if you type your IP address into the address bar that should bring up your modem settings. Thats how I do it for my 2Wire Gateway DSL mode. You need to read the pop ups and apply the appropriate rule. You can also set D+ and the firewall to trainging mode for a week and let it learn all your apps. After a week or so Comodo will calm down.
Well, I ended up uninstalling Comodo. I thought it was slowing down my computer and causing errors, but they still continued after I uninstalled it and cleaned out my registry. I still have the downloaded file on my computer in case I want to try it again.
They probably were false positives because before I quarantined them, I scanned them with Avira, Superantispyware, Ewido, Kaspersky, and Spybot and all came up clean. I am starting to wonder if maybe Counterspy has anything to do with the slowdown, even though I don’t have it in Active Protection. I’ll see what happens after I clean it off of my computer and if that was the culprit I’ll reinstall Comodo and try to figure it out.