[Dshield] Kaspersky antivirus updates failing
wiretapp at gmail.com
Fri Feb 23 03:12:58 GMT 2007
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Check your hosts file
c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts or c:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
if you have anything with 'kaspersky' or other known antivirus listed in
that file, you should consider your machine compromised. Take it to a
professional to have it cleaned, or re-install windows.
an example would look like this:
hudr at sympatico.ca wrote:
> I have recently begun to have problems with my pc crashing and requiring
> constant repair booting. It appears that my virus defintions aren't
> updating. I'm not running IE but firefox instead. My avirus [defender
> pro/kaspersky] suddenly won't update cuz it can't contact its servers to
> Is this b/c of the fact that the updater copies settings from IE's
> connection settings? I'm using a LAN connection running a broadband service
> Or might it be my ZA firewall blocking the servers? I can't find the
> serving settings but have emailed for support to them. I want to place
> those updaters in the trusted department; etc.
> ANy suggestions? running windows 2000 pro sp4 with cumulative update.
> Sugg's would be much appreciated. cuz no antivirus software is bad news.
> H Ramelan
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