[Dshield] counter.class virus from Lavasoft Ad-aware6
tank at tankweb.net
Thu Apr 29 02:16:33 GMT 2004
What I suggest that you do, it is just another step in the home pc
There are 2 programs that I recommend highly. You will see little if any
"hits" when using Lavasofts adaware after installing these 2 programs.
1) Spyware Blaster from Javacool software:
a.. Prevent the installation of ActiveX-based spyware, adware, browser
hijackers, dialers, and other potentially unwanted pests.
a.. Block spyware/tracking cookies in Internet Explorer and Mozilla/Firefox.
a.. Restrict the actions of potentially dangerous sites in Internet
SpywareBlaster can help keep your system spyware-free and secure, without
interfering with the "good side" of the web.
And unlike other programs, SpywareBlaster does not have to remain running in
2) Spyware Guard from Javacool software:
a.. Fast Real-Time Scanning engine - catch and block spyware before it is
executed (EXE and CAB files supported) with signature-based scanning for
known spyware and heuristic/generic detection capabilities to catch
b.. Download Protection - prevent spyware from being download in Internet
c.. Browser Hijacking Protection - stop browser hijacking activity in
d.. SG LiveUpdate - provides an easy updating solution
e.. Small size - with a small size and small definition sizes, download
and updates are quick
f.. Report Capabilities - keep a detailed log of all spyware detected
g.. Spyware files are blocked before being opened or run - they are not
simply shut down after they are loaded in memory (and after they have
performed their tasks)
h.. It's a free download
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Beattie" <webmaster at erthdra.com>
To: <list at lists.dshield.org>
Sent: Monday, April 26, 2004 11:08 AM
Subject: [Dshield] counter.class virus from Lavasoft Ad-aware6
> I run ad-aware fairly often on a win 2k workstation with avg anti-virus by
> Grisoft installed and this morning when I ran ad-aware avg detected a js
> virus called counter.class.
> I unfortunately cannot seem to capture it because ad-aware creates a
> directory called cache under it's install directory when it runs but the
> virus does not appear until about when ad-aware finishes the deep registry
> scan then it removes it and the cache directory just as fast as it created
> The only information I have is the avg alert that says run avg to remove
> virus which is no longer there, I even tried to scan the cache folder
> manually with windows explorer and a right click scan with avg on the
> folder at the exact time the virus gets created there but I am not fast
> enough to catch it.
> Has anybody else experienced this, and if so what did you do about it?
> Should I try and contact lavasoft ad-aware or just uninstall ad-aware, or
> it a false alarm from avg?
> Any thought's or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
> Mike B.
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