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Title: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: Vasudev on June 02, 2014, 04:06 AM
These links given below will test your Anti Virus Or your Security tools and these links contains real viruses that are very dangerous(having tested myself ).
Please Be Careful about the files,don't double click the file for example: one of the files would be Whatsapp.exe which is backdoor.
And Hereby declare that I'm not responsible for damaging your PC's and they themselves be responsible for actions taken.
This test is for educational awareness.
Recommended Tools if infected use MalwareBytes AntiMalware & if windows installation is corrupted use tweaking.com's windows repair.


Now here's the link for Malware pack:

Link to malicious sample/URL: hxxp://www59.zippyshare.com/v/1966202/file.html
Password for the malicious sample:infected

Note:Replace xx with tt.

For More Info visit this site:
http://malwaretips.com/forums/virus-exchange.104/

Title: Re: Testing Anti Viruses Suites
Post by: Vasudev on June 02, 2014, 08:20 AM
Vasudev-- what is the benefit to test this download??
if anyone using outdated AV, he will be infected, you should must tell here that before testing this we must have back up of our data.
You come across wide variety of files that seem legit but are not and urge people not to click unknown or unsafe links & be safe on the internet.
Title: Re: Testing Anti Viruses Suites
Post by: iih on June 02, 2014, 10:30 AM
Vasudev-- what is the benefit to test this download??
if anyone using outdated AV, he will be infected, you should must tell here that before testing this we must have back up of our data.

it's no problem with me ...see image below: (Test by ESET ESS 7.0.317.4 OEM License)

(https://i.ibb.co/QKX550J/atest.png)
(https://i.ibb.co/gJvqpMj/testmal.png)
Title: Re: Testing Anti Viruses Suites
Post by: Vasudev on June 02, 2014, 10:36 AM
Vasudev-- what is the benefit to test this download??
if anyone using outdated AV, he will be infected, you should must tell here that before testing this we must have back up of our data.
it's no problem with me ...see image below: (Test by ESET ESS 7.0.317.4 OEM License)

(https://i.ibb.co/gJvqpMj/testmal.png)
Did you notice some files which masks as legit files
Title: Re: Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: iih on June 02, 2014, 10:40 AM
i don't know, might be from MalwareTips.com Malware/virus test files.
Title: Re: Testing Anti Viruses Suites
Post by: iih on June 02, 2014, 10:45 AM
IIH- dear brother i know its not problem for average users.
but someone may damage their data with this test,
i told, just for care..
Give it a try With your AVAST! what AVAST! did?
Title: Re: Testing Anti Viruses Suites
Post by: iih on June 02, 2014, 10:54 AM
Give it a try With your AVAST! what your AVAST! did?

Avast detect all viruses, i tried without any hesitation, because i have complete backup of all my data into another detached hard drive,,,,!
good AVAST...all in that RAR file are infected files just for testing puposes. try visit Malwaretips.com to see more
info about virus ghost besides Norton Ghost.
Title: Re: Testing Anti Viruses Suites
Post by: Vasudev on June 02, 2014, 01:06 PM
Give it a try With your AVAST! what your AVAST! did?

Avast detect all viruses, i tried without any hesitation, because i have complete backup of all my data into another detached hard drive,,,,!
good AVAST...all in that RAR file are infected files just for testing puposes. try visit Malwaretips.com to see more
info about virus ghost besides Norton Ghost.
I double clicked on a file purposefully to see what damage it might do,after a minute or two system hangs because c:\windows was shifted to another directory and i was successful in removing that infection using combination of mbam & ubuntu.Very dangerous viruses indeed
Title: Re: Testing Anti Viruses Suites
Post by: humbert on June 04, 2014, 05:18 PM
IIH- dear brother i know its not problem for average users.
but someone may damage their data with this test,
i told, just for care..

Keep in mind these files are clearly marked as malware for testing. All testing has risks. Those who decide to test must assume those risks. I like this topic because I feel it's an opportunity to learn more about malware and the best programs to stop it.

As an added measure of safety why not test these inside a sandbox?
Title: Re: Testing Anti Viruses Suites
Post by: Vasudev on June 05, 2014, 02:55 AM
IIH- dear brother i know its not problem for average users.
but someone may damage their data with this test,
i told, just for care..

Keep in mind these files are clearly marked as malware for testing. All testing has risks. Those who decide to test must assume those risks. I like this topic because I feel it's an opportunity to learn more about malware and the best programs to stop it.

As an added measure of safety why not test these inside a sandbox?
Thank You Humbert.
Title: Re: Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: humbert on June 17, 2014, 10:14 PM
Vasudev -> You've already posted your warning. We all know the risks involved with testing, plus the fact that his topic deals with malware links for test purposes. Aren't you being a little redundant posting the warnings over and over again?
Title: Re: Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: iih on June 28, 2014, 04:31 AM


Link to malicious sample/URL:
    hxxps://mega.co.nz/#!E5VzVLhZ!WUqOwSHYatpQkpTndYeaKxf2bqNF-9EdFJDUB97arDk / hxxp://www55.zippyshare.com/v/16693353/file.html

Password for the malicious sample:
    infected
I'm just rely to FireFox 31.0 Beta 5...with WOT...lets see. (ESET ESS 7, KIS2015 TR Make off, Protection disable).
Title: Re: Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: Vasudev on July 04, 2014, 08:41 AM
The samples are created into a rar or zip files and stored on cloud.
Title: Re: (Updated) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: scarface on July 20, 2014, 12:01 PM
3 not detected for me...
pcktools, pi3,141592 and zeus pc booster.

(https://i.ibb.co/gWLhbcC/878540vir.png)
Title: Re: (Updated) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: Vasudev on July 20, 2014, 01:39 PM
are you using eset or vba32 scanner or open source ones.
Title: Re: (Updated) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: scarface on July 20, 2014, 01:58 PM
It's mcafee virusscan enterprise.
Title: Re: (Updated) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: humbert on July 20, 2014, 06:44 PM
Scarface -> How do you test all this malware such that it won't result in a problem for your system? Do you simply unzip them to a directory and check that directory or is there more to it than that?
Title: Re: (Updated) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: Vasudev on July 21, 2014, 01:47 AM
Scarface ->Good Eset,Kaspersky,BD also reported the same result.
Extract the files to another drive & testing  is safe & permanently delete them after use.
Title: Re: (Updated) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: Vasudev on August 02, 2014, 11:01 AM
Link to malicious sample/URL:
    hxxps://mega.co.nz/#!tl4hjBzI!u03Z6iBxvBY0YrqQZwc_hMLb6RnzVuPrxJ7uzM-lO-Q

Password for the malicious sample:
    infected

This sample has so many undetected malware even undetected by BD,mbam etc.
Important Note for all users:
1)Apply Latest Update before scanning.
2)Send undetected samples to your respective AV Co.
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: Vasudev on December 24, 2014, 10:40 AM
New links updated!! ;)
Link to malicious sample/URL:
    hxxp://www25.zippyshare.com/v/66512038/file.html

Password for the malicious sample:
    infected

Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: cha on December 25, 2014, 10:01 PM
of course yes, helpful for me.
I never play around with test suspicious files / Infected test files, bit worried.
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: iih on December 25, 2014, 10:06 PM
No need to worried, so far your Virus guards have RTP (Real Time / Web Protection)
and updated, you good to go then. Give it a try.
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: Vasudev on December 26, 2014, 12:32 AM
No need to worried, so far your Virus guards have RTP (Real Time / Web Protection)
and updated, you good to go then. Give it a try.
Don't double click those files just scan with your AV because all files are very dangerous trojans,backdoors and fake programs.
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: Vasudev on January 02, 2015, 01:56 AM
Link to malicious sample/URL:
    hxxp://www72.zippyshare.com/v/33746161/file.html

Password for the malicious sample:
    infected

Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: Vasudev on May 11, 2015, 03:13 AM
New!!
Link to malicious sample/URL:
    hxxps://mega.co.nz/#!2ZAF1JCC!gEHrMahgD_VfT_cfzuZWEOvQBWp10cXG7eKY9fcSPWA

Password for the malicious sample:
    infected

Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: Vasudev on June 12, 2015, 08:02 AM
New links:
Link to malicious sample/URL:
    hyyp://www58.zippyshare.com/v/9PliddzL/file.html

Password for the malicious sample:
    infected

Verified Malware Samples:
    Yes, this only contains malware

Online-scanners results:
    https://www.virustotal.com/file/66381c7f89693b23a276cbf2382d121f9e998286e151375d596f75014998f865/analysis/
    https://www.virustotal.com/file/68a1f28e56845d4598c91409e05275c77606cd512b9a9aece0efe428b8704616/analysis/
    https://www.virustotal.com/file/81fe862b74c116cbb11599d3596a3d2847a5e17e6961b631f61001fa88a66d04/analysis/
    https://www.virustotal.com/file/999f2ca2c4ccfad26ccef9a9317143ee07ca65080fb932146791224dce68e716/analysis/
    https://www.virustotal.com/file/2542777c6a56edaba5987b0be478a9a92501674a9bb32aedaf5e1852fd76aa22/analysis
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: Yoda on July 19, 2015, 01:17 AM
This is very helpful.

I am using Comodo. It found 35 infections into those 78 files.
I also tried AdAware. It found 70 infections into those 78 files.

Thanks Vasudev...
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: Vasudev on July 19, 2015, 01:35 AM
This is very helpful.

I am using Comodo. It found 35 infections into those 78 files.
I also tried AdAware. It found 70 infections into those 78 files.

Thanks Vasudev...
You're Welcome. Its been a while since I updated the links.  Do you use 2 AV's at the same time? I prefer running Ad-Aware, BTW i'm using MSE & MBAM free version.
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: Yoda on July 19, 2015, 05:02 AM
Actually I am only using Comodo.

But... For testing purposes (like this one) I have a couple of Virtual Machines  ;)
So even if I get infected, I don't care... I just have to rollback the VM..

Thanks again for this nice testing file...
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: Vasudev on July 19, 2015, 08:19 AM
Actually I am only using Comodo.

But... For testing purposes (like this one) I have a couple of Virtual Machines  ;)
So even if I get infected, I don't care... I just have to rollback the VM..

Thanks again for this nice testing file...
The force is strong within you, Yoda and may you become Jedi Master one day.
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: humbert on July 23, 2015, 07:53 PM
This topic deals with malware and programs to get rid of it, so let me post this here.

You guys were correct in that Windows Defender is not too good, so I disabled it and installed Malwarebytes Antimalware. This thing as something called "Malicious Website Protection". One thing I'm seeing is that when I'm downloading a torrent and seeding it, every few seconds Antimalware pops up saying it blocked uploads to what it thinks is a malicious site. No name on the sites being blocked, simply an IP address.

Do any of you guys know what this is about? Are these false alarms? Would it be a good idea to simply disable "Malicious Website Protection" when seeding a torrent I just got?
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: Vasudev on July 24, 2015, 01:08 AM
This topic deals with malware and programs to get rid of it, so let me post this here.

You guys were correct in that Windows Defender is not too good, so I disabled it and installed Malwarebytes Antimalware. This thing as something called "Malicious Website Protection". One thing I'm seeing is that when I'm downloading a torrent and seeding it, every few seconds Antimalware pops up saying it blocked uploads to what it thinks is a malicious site. No name on the sites being blocked, simply an IP address.

Do any of you guys know what this is about? Are these false alarms? Would it be a good idea to simply disable "Malicious Website Protection" when seeding a torrent I just got?
Might be a false alarm, btw did you pay for mbam? if so, contact their support team and they might point you in right direction. There is strict rule to flag torrent as malware.
There isn't a single AV suite which provides complete protection, but you know this. I install free version of MBAM & MSE. If you're infected without your knowledge, ie. adwares or bundleware, download Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool and scan it, or otherwise you can try downloading KR(Kaspersky Rescue) 10 iso and burn it to usb and boot through it and remove malwares.
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: humbert on July 25, 2015, 08:44 PM
Might be a false alarm, btw did you pay for mbam? if so, contact their support team and they might point you in right direction. There is strict rule to flag torrent as malware.
There isn't a single AV suite which provides complete protection, but you know this. I install free version of MBAM & MSE. If you're infected without your knowledge, ie. adwares or bundleware, download Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool and scan it, or otherwise you can try downloading KR(Kaspersky Rescue) 10 iso and burn it to usb and boot through it and remove malwares.

Pay for MBAM (or anything else)?? Are you crazy or something? :) Nobody pays for software, we're pirates, remember?  ;D

There is no question that these are false alarms. It even flagged totalcmd.net (http://totalcmd.net). This is a very reliable site I've been using forever to get all kinds of Total Commander plugins. The problem with the torrents isn't the site itself. It keeps stopping some outbound IP addresses trying to get their hands on a file I'm seeding (not all of them). In the years I've been torrenting I've never had a problem, with the exception of very few files that did contain malware. This is, of course, not the fault of the site nor the torrent client.
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: Vasudev on July 26, 2015, 12:18 AM
Might be a false alarm, btw did you pay for mbam? if so, contact their support team and they might point you in right direction. There is strict rule to flag torrent as malware.
There isn't a single AV suite which provides complete protection, but you know this. I install free version of MBAM & MSE. If you're infected without your knowledge, ie. adwares or bundleware, download Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool and scan it, or otherwise you can try downloading KR(Kaspersky Rescue) 10 iso and burn it to usb and boot through it and remove malwares.

Pay for MBAM (or anything else)?? Are you crazy or something? :) Nobody pays for software, we're pirates, remember?  ;D

There is no question that these are false alarms. It even flagged totalcmd.net (http://totalcmd.net). This is a very reliable site I've been using forever to get all kinds of Total Commander plugins. The problem with the torrents isn't the site itself. It keeps stopping some outbound IP addresses trying to get their hands on a file I'm seeding (not all of them). In the years I've been torrenting I've never had a problem, with the exception of very few files that did contain malware. This is, of course, not the fault of the site nor the torrent client.
Its better you opt for free version of MBAM. You must download NIS updates for windows defender too for increasing overall effectiveness. Cleanup old defs of defender by typing these commands
1. Open CMD in elevated mode.
2. cd C:\Windows\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client
3. MpCmdRun -removedefinitions -all
4. Load new updates.
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: Yoda on July 26, 2015, 05:33 AM
Pay for MBAM (or anything else)?? Are you crazy or something? :) Nobody pays for software, we're pirates, remember?  ;D

LOL!!! +1
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: humbert on July 27, 2015, 01:23 PM
@Vasu - What version of Windows are you running? I'm asking because mine doesn't have the folders you mentioned.

Honestly I don't see the need for running more than one anti-malware program. Sure, the threat is there, but it's not that severe.
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: Vasudev on July 28, 2015, 12:36 AM
@Vasu - What version of Windows are you running? I'm asking because mine doesn't have the folders you mentioned.

Honestly I don't see the need for running more than one anti-malware program. Sure, the threat is there, but it's not that severe.
Just check folder named Windows Defender.
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: Yoda on October 31, 2015, 02:19 PM
Today I tested Avira 2015 Free antivirus
Found 73/78 !!!

I m seriously thinking to remove Comodo antivirus and install Avira
(I will only leave Comodo Firewall)
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: Vasudev on November 01, 2015, 08:23 AM
Today I tested Avira 2015 Free antivirus
Found 73/78 !!!

I m seriously thinking to remove Comodo antivirus and install Avira
(I will only leave Comodo Firewall)
Links are pretty much outdated and MSE was able to detect 73/78 on the day the links were posted.
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: humbert on November 01, 2015, 05:20 PM
I m seriously thinking to remove Comodo antivirus and install Avira
(I will only leave Comodo Firewall)

Malwarebytes Antimalware is pretty reliable. That's what I use. You might want to check it out.
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: Vasudev on November 14, 2016, 09:13 AM
Test malwares in a VM or in sandbox using sandboxie.
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: Shadow.97 on November 16, 2016, 05:45 PM
My experience is that virus scanners go by signature and not behavior (not all ofcourse) and this itself is a security flaw, because alot of viruses go undetected. I made one just for teh lulz in python, a keylogger that sends all input to a remote server. It was not detected by mbam, mse, avast, or avira. I didnt feel like testing more av's. But, it would require a working python installment on the computer.
I really do wonder how many viruses are out there that are undetected.
Today there was headlines about Huawei, ZTE, Xiaomi having malware code sending data to China.
-hugs my T21-A- I love you huawei tablet, even if you send data to China.
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: Vasudev on November 18, 2016, 08:37 AM
My experience is that virus scanners go by signature and not behavior (not all ofcourse) and this itself is a security flaw, because alot of viruses go undetected. I made one just for teh lulz in python, a keylogger that sends all input to a remote server. It was not detected by mbam, mse, avast, or avira. I didnt feel like testing more av's. But, it would require a working python installment on the computer.
I really do wonder how many viruses are out there that are undetected.
Today there was headlines about Huawei, ZTE, Xiaomi having malware code sending data to China.
-hugs my T21-A- I love you huawei tablet, even if you send data to China.
You've AppGuard, VoodooShield, MBAM AE and HMPA doesn't rely on signatures but on heuristics. You can check at MalwareTips. Even I'm there to bolster and enhance my PC or mobile security.
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: humbert on April 23, 2017, 10:53 PM
I've tested several anti-virus suites and I'd say they're all more or less the same. Some pick up malware that others miss, but I'd say that's pretty normal. Frankly I get far more popups from false positives than from real threats. I was using MBAM, then when it started giving me trouble I installed Avast. If you're worried about a file, simply upload it to Virustotal and check it out there.

I guess if you want to play around with malware, you have to sandbox it. Sandboxie is pretty good, but I recommend running an older copy of Windows as a VM. VirtualBox is elite, I use it and it's awesome plus it's easy to use. Take a snapshot of your VM and restore it once you're done. No harm, no foul.
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: Vasudev on April 23, 2017, 11:42 PM
I've tested several anti-virus suites and I'd say they're all more or less the same. Some pick up malware that others miss, but I'd say that's pretty normal. Frankly I get far more popups from false positives than from real threats. I was using MBAM, then when it started giving me trouble I installed Avast. If you're worried about a file, simply upload it to Virustotal and check it out there.

I guess if you want to play around with malware, you have to sandbox it. Sandboxie is pretty good, but I recommend running an older copy of Windows as a VM. VirtualBox is elite, I use it and it's awesome plus it's easy to use. Take a snapshot of your VM and restore it once you're done. No harm, no foul.
If you want a change, try Zemana Anti-malware.
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: humbert on April 27, 2017, 08:49 PM
If you want a change, try Zemana Anti-malware.

Their site keeps talking about a free trial. Is this all trialware or do they offer a free, crippled version? I swear I hate crippleware.
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: Vasudev on April 28, 2017, 04:58 AM
If you want a change, try Zemana Anti-malware.

Their site keeps talking about a free trial. Is this all trialware or do they offer a free, crippled version? I swear I hate crippleware.

It comes with 15 days trial after that it reverts to a crippled freeware w/o real time protection.
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: humbert on May 01, 2017, 09:25 PM
It comes with 15 days trial after that it reverts to a crippled freeware w/o real time protection.

I've never seen a cracked version of Zemana on any torrent site. In fact I never heard of it until you posted this. As I see it this says a lot - something nobody bothers to upload and/or develop a crack for it must not be very good.
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: Vasudev on May 01, 2017, 11:04 PM
It comes with 15 days trial after that it reverts to a crippled freeware w/o real time protection.

I've never seen a cracked version of Zemana on any torrent site. In fact I never heard of it until you posted this. As I see it this says a lot - something nobody bothers to upload and/or develop a crack for it must not be very good.
That makes it hard for malwares to bypass it. If you browse malwaretips.com you need hell lot of info about viruses such as access to their source code etc..
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: humbert on May 04, 2017, 09:50 PM
That makes it hard for malwares to bypass it. If you browse malwaretips.com you need hell lot of info about viruses such as access to their source code etc..

Assuming this is true, then with so many antivirus programs out there, are you willing to shell out money to pay for this? Not me!
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: humbert on May 12, 2017, 07:22 PM
Last night I got fed up, removed Avast and re-enabled Windows Defender. Why? Too many false positives. Also, Avast is supposedly freeware. Actually it's nagware. It nags and constantly reminds you your computer is unsafe unless you pay them money. As I see it, freeware is freeware - no nags nor is anything crippled. Everything else is either crippleware or nagware, and I hate them both with a passion.

I guess the only other real good antivirus-antimalware program I've been running is Malwarebytes 2.21.1043. They "upgraded" it, added all kinds of "features" and in the process turned a good program into a bad one.

I'd say with these 2 programs (especially Avast) I average probably 25 false positives for 1 real detection. From now on if I download a suspicious program, I'll simply upload it to virustotal.com (http://virustotal.com) and check it out that way.
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: Vasudev on May 13, 2017, 09:18 AM
Last night I got fed up, removed Avast and re-enabled Windows Defender. Why? Too many false positives. Also, Avast is supposedly freeware. Actually it's nagware. It nags and constantly reminds you your computer is unsafe unless you pay them money. As I see it, freeware is freeware - no nags nor is anything crippled. Everything else is either crippleware or nagware, and I hate them both with a passion.

I guess the only other real good antivirus-antimalware program I've been running is Malwarebytes 2.21.1043. They "upgraded" it, added all kinds of "features" and in the process turned a good program into a bad one.

I'd say with these 2 programs (especially Avast) I average probably 25 false positives for 1 real detection. From now on if I download a suspicious program, I'll simply upload it to virustotal.com (http://virustotal.com) and check it out that way.
If you are on W10, use defender, I'm using the same and so far its good. No nags and stuffs. Head over to Majorgeeks to download MBAM 2.x, I didn't like MBAM 3.x, still using 2.x.
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: humbert on May 20, 2017, 06:54 PM
If you are on W10, use defender, I'm using the same and so far its good. No nags and stuffs. Head over to Majorgeeks to download MBAM 2.x, I didn't like MBAM 3.x, still using 2.x.

MBAM 2.xx is awesome. I'm not sure if you can tell it to continue downloading virus definitions WITHOUT forcibly upgrading the program. One thing I hate is when these developers add "features" to a great program and end up breaking it.
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: Vasudev on May 21, 2017, 10:26 AM
If you are on W10, use defender, I'm using the same and so far its good. No nags and stuffs. Head over to Majorgeeks to download MBAM 2.x, I didn't like MBAM 3.x, still using 2.x.

MBAM 2.xx is awesome. I'm not sure if you can tell it to continue downloading virus definitions WITHOUT forcibly upgrading the program. One thing I hate is when these developers add "features" to a great program and end up breaking it.
Yes 99% rather than enhancing the app, they break the app like MSFT.
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: scarface on April 30, 2018, 02:13 PM
If some of you are using windows 10 RS4, maybe you noticed that the edition of virusscan enterprise can't be installed. Well, msft is just preventing "setupvse.exe" from installing the piece of software. Apparently it's not the only application they are blocking (maybe mcafee gave no bakchich?). To bypass it, renaming the application is enough.

Here is a new silent installer of vse 8.8 with patch 12, compatible with windows 10 RS5 and with windows 7 ("setupvse" has become "msetupvse"): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vsv37WZPLT2R8pfls7LgGzFuQY1tvqwY

Note: you just have to execute the program to get it installed. It can take up to 20 minutes, don't reboot before seeing the antivirus in the programs and features list, otherwise the install could be botched.

(https://i.ibb.co/f40JdSq/vse.jpg)
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: Vasudev on May 01, 2018, 12:35 AM
If some of you are using windows 10 RS4, maybe you noticed that the edition of virusscan enterprise can't be installed. Well, msft is just preventing "setupvse.exe" from installing the piece of software. Apparently it's not the only application they are blocking (maybe mcafee gave no bakchich?). To bypass it, renaming the application is enough.

Here is a new silent installer of vse 8.8 with patch 10, compatible with windows 10 RS4 and with windows 7 ("setupvse" has become "msetupvse"): https://ufile.io/4vf0x
Here is a silent installer of the patch 11 that was released recently (vse8.8 must be installed): https://ufile.io/2hre2

Note: you just have to execute the program to get it installed. It can take up to 20 minutes, don't reboot before seeing the antivirus in the programs and features list, otherwise the install could be botched.

(https://i.ibb.co/f40JdSq/vse.jpg)
Nice.
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: scarface on November 17, 2018, 12:39 PM
Note that I updated the link in this message...http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=1718.msg29118#msg29118
You'll find virusscan enterprise 8.8 with Patch 12 included, released in November.
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: humbert on April 02, 2019, 10:03 PM
Does anybody have a working copy of Malwarebytes AntiMalware? I got hit by some malware the other day. It got past Windows Defender with no problem. Malwarebytes Free doesn't monitor the OS in real time, so it's not very useful unless you intend to scan manually all the time. I haven't found a cracked copy on the torrents that works like it's supposed to.
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: scarface on April 03, 2019, 12:17 PM
Does anybody have a working copy of Malwarebytes AntiMalware? I got hit by some malware the other day. It got past Windows Defender with no problem. Malwarebytes Free doesn't monitor the OS in real time, so it's not very useful unless you intend to scan manually all the time. I haven't found a cracked copy on the torrents that works like it's supposed to.
You are lucky, I put it there: https://mega.nz/#!BQlWAaTI!q7XojdiHFcXWwn2n-WTTBO9FeDjVw31Yrq1-7UHQrOU
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: Vasudev on April 03, 2019, 12:54 PM
Does anybody have a working copy of Malwarebytes AntiMalware? I got hit by some malware the other day. It got past Windows Defender with no problem. Malwarebytes Free doesn't monitor the OS in real time, so it's not very useful unless you intend to scan manually all the time. I haven't found a cracked copy on the torrents that works like it's supposed to.
MBAM 3.x is pretty much useless on free version. While, MBAM 2.x detected threats in free mode but doesn't disinfect it. It better to burn Anti-virus LiveCD from Kaspersky/ESET and put it on USB. I found AiOBoot to be great alternative for dual mode UEFI and BIOS/Legacy booting.
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: humbert on April 04, 2019, 10:58 PM
Vasu -> The only issue with using an anti-virus live CD or USB is that it doesn't catch the malware before it gets a chance to infect your system. Malwarebytes is great at this. Be that as it may, it's not a bad idea to have some sort of antivirus USB drive in case malware gets through. What do you recommend? Does Strelec's ISO have something useful?

Scarface -> Thanks for your copy of Malwarebytes. You forgot the instructions so it took me a while to learn to do things in proper order. Let me ask:

1) Is there any way to get rid of that nag about no license server? Can you still use it despite the nag? My previous copies had the same nag got to a point where Malwarebytes went to the free version and did not allow me to continue using the premium version.

2) Did you disable Windows Defender? I see no reason to continue using it. Compared to Malwarebytes it's all but worthless. What did you do?
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: Vasudev on April 05, 2019, 04:23 AM
Vasu -> The only issue with using an anti-virus live CD or USB is that it doesn't catch the malware before it gets a chance to infect your system. Malwarebytes is great at this. Be that as it may, it's not a bad idea to have some sort of antivirus USB drive in case malware gets through. What do you recommend? Does Strelec's ISO have something useful?

Scarface -> Thanks for your copy of Malwarebytes. You forgot the instructions so it took me a while to learn to do things in proper order. Let me ask:

1) Is there any way to get rid of that nag about no license server? Can you still use it despite the nag? My previous copies had the same nag got to a point where Malwarebytes went to the free version and did not allow me to continue using the premium version.

2) Did you disable Windows Defender? I see no reason to continue using it. Compared to Malwarebytes it's all but worthless. What did you do?
No, it doesn't. Running a AV in sergei will remove hacked versions of many SWs and custom built Win 8/10 PEs.
Have you tried Configure Defender for Windows Defender https://malwaretips.com/threads/configuredefender-utility-for-windows-10.79039/
You can click on Child Protection for max lockdown settings on W10 for max security and paranoid setup.
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: scarface on April 05, 2019, 12:22 PM
Scarface -> Thanks for your copy of Malwarebytes. You forgot the instructions so it took me a while to learn to do things in proper order. Let me ask:
1) Is there any way to get rid of that nag about no license server? Can you still use it despite the nag? My previous copies had the same nag got to a point where Malwarebytes went to the free version and did not allow me to continue using the premium version.

2) Did you disable Windows Defender? I see no reason to continue using it. Compared to Malwarebytes it's all but worthless. What did you do?
1) I don't use it. I didn't even test it. I just found this on a reliable site and uploaded it on mega.
2) Since I disabled windows defender on the versions of windows 10 available on the forum, it's also disabled on my pc. Note that I've used windows 10 1803 for months, since May last year probably, and I installed windows 10 1909 lately.
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: Vasudev on April 06, 2019, 12:58 AM
Scarface -> Thanks for your copy of Malwarebytes. You forgot the instructions so it took me a while to learn to do things in proper order. Let me ask:
1) Is there any way to get rid of that nag about no license server? Can you still use it despite the nag? My previous copies had the same nag got to a point where Malwarebytes went to the free version and did not allow me to continue using the premium version.

2) Did you disable Windows Defender? I see no reason to continue using it. Compared to Malwarebytes it's all but worthless. What did you do?
1) I don't use it. I didn't even test it. I just found this on a reliable site and uploaded it on mega.
2) Since I disabled windows defender on the versions of windows 10 available on the forum, it's also disabled on my pc. Note that I've used windows 10 1803 for months, since May last year probably, and I installed windows 10 1909 lately.
Cumulative update for v1903.30 Windows10.0-KB4497464-x64.cab   http://tlu.dl.delivery.mp.microsoft.com/filestreamingservice/files/e466e43c-7efd-4e90-93be-a8579fa9cb35?P1=1554532572&P2=402&P3=2&P4=C6fehhD45Gxa9T%2bFerSYrGiUnmuXHYGmaseE%2b%2f21C2IjwjydHaV%2f47duyWjH2BC3tMi9D4LO0SeF%2fizREQbYVA%3d%3d
Windows10.0-KB4497727-x64.cab aka Servicing stack update http://tlu.dl.delivery.mp.microsoft.com/filestreamingservice/files/aa2be949-55b3-467c-b79b-d669ff4fc6e2?P1=1554531091&P2=402&P3=2&P4=jlPT5jDMARhFd%2buYZwkSgEv17aWxu992mVnxGuizMKes5N44SRqOXpReuKkxQhhuoJnjxZMTkvMdywaGectVRw%3d%3d

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Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: humbert on April 08, 2019, 10:36 PM
Vasu -> What version of Windows are you using? Did you upgrade from 1803 (the same one you sent me)? I'm asking because I'm wondering if its time for an upgrade. I'd do it the same way we did it before, i.e., with your guidance. Sadly I have to go this route. Windows Update is broken, every upgrade attempt ends up with this "We couldn't install the updates, undoing changes" garbage.
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: Vasudev on April 09, 2019, 07:21 AM
Vasu -> What version of Windows are you using? Did you upgrade from 1803 (the same one you sent me)? I'm asking because I'm wondering if its time for an upgrade. I'd do it the same way we did it before, i.e., with your guidance. Sadly I have to go this route. Windows Update is broken, every upgrade attempt ends up with this "We couldn't install the updates, undoing changes" garbage.
Me and scarface are on 19H1 build aka v1903.30. Its buggy and maybe just as bad for general users who use specific hardware and SW such as creative Xfi,VMware etc...  Only good thing is extra battery life and Retpoline patches to mitigate performance issues on Spectre, other than that nothing is changed from v1809. I clean installed 19h1 on my machine. Reserved storage is another garbage that is tied to page file,hibernation and Swap file. You need to use disable reserve storage regtweak and use fixed size for page file and disable hibernation to get rid off Reserved storage completely.
I've blocked all updates and even Paused updates on Home editions.
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: humbert on April 09, 2019, 10:49 PM
Vasu -> Then the best thing to do is to hold on to 1803 until Micro$haft gets around to fixing the new versions, or at the very least makes them usable. Suits me fine, 1803 is working OK. In fact I even tried Windows Update to see what would happen. Believe it or not it worked. It's still 1803, just with some updates installed.
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: Vasudev on April 10, 2019, 01:45 AM
Vasu -> Then the best thing to do is to hold on to 1803 until Micro$haft gets around to fixing the new versions, or at the very least makes them usable. Suits me fine, 1803 is working OK. In fact I even tried Windows Update to see what would happen. Believe it or not it worked. It's still 1803, just with some updates installed.
There's barely any changes to Windows 10 v1903 aside from Windows defender Sandbox, retpoline and Light themed start menu. 1803 is good enough for daily usage.
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: humbert on April 14, 2019, 10:19 PM
The copy of Malwarebytes 3.71 I downloaded only works as premium for a few days, then it reverts to the free version. I could remove and reinstall from scratch including pre-activator, but once again it only lasts a few days. Any way to prevent this from happening? The freeware version of Malwarebytes is essentially useless.
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: Vasudev on April 14, 2019, 11:12 PM
The copy of Malwarebytes 3.71 I downloaded only works as premium for a few days, then it reverts to the free version. I could remove and reinstall from scratch including pre-activator, but once again it only lasts a few days. Any way to prevent this from happening? The freeware version of Malwarebytes is essentially useless.
Use Windows Defender or scarface's repacked version of Trend Micro officescan. MBAM 3.x is utterly useless you can download Emsisoft Emergency kit for free w/o payment on any number of PCs. Its a very good on-demand scanner.
https://www.emsisoft.com/en/home/emergencykit/
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: humbert on April 15, 2019, 09:10 PM
Use Windows Defender or scarface's repacked version of Trend Micro officescan. MBAM 3.x is utterly useless you can download Emsisoft Emergency kit for free w/o payment on any number of PCs. Its a very good on-demand scanner.

Does Emsisoft Emergency protect in real time or do you need to manually perform a scan? Can you put it on a flashdrive and boot from it in case the the system won't boot due to malware damage?

Incidentally, free Malwarebytes is useless in the sense that it doesn't perform real time scans. It will perform manual scans. If Emsisoft Emergency works only manually then how is it any different from Malwarebytes?
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: Vasudev on April 16, 2019, 08:50 AM
Use Windows Defender or scarface's repacked version of Trend Micro officescan. MBAM 3.x is utterly useless you can download Emsisoft Emergency kit for free w/o payment on any number of PCs. Its a very good on-demand scanner.

Does Emsisoft Emergency protect in real time or do you need to manually perform a scan? Can you put it on a flashdrive and boot from it in case the the system won't boot due to malware damage?

Incidentally, free Malwarebytes is useless in the sense that it doesn't perform real time scans. It will perform manual scans. If Emsisoft Emergency works only manually then how is it any different from Malwarebytes?
EEK is free to use in Home/Commercial. EEK is just a on demand manual scanner. For LiveCD feature, WD already has offline scan feature and so does most AV provide one for free.
I've WD as RTP along with EEK as On demand scanner and few LiveCDs on USB on standby from ESET,Kaspersky and Dr. Web.
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: humbert on April 16, 2019, 10:11 PM
EEK is free to use in Home/Commercial. EEK is just a on demand manual scanner. For LiveCD feature, WD already has offline scan feature and so does most AV provide one for free.
I've WD as RTP along with EEK as On demand scanner and few LiveCDs on USB on standby from ESET,Kaspersky and Dr. Web.

Sometimes you confuse me with your alphabet soup :).

If we're talking a anti-virus program that does only manual scans, then do you believe EEK is better than free Malwarebytes or are they pretty much the same? If you believe EEK is better than free Malwarebytes (or vice-versa), why?

You confused me with a recommendation for a bootable anti-malware program for use if the computer won't boot due to malware damage. Which do you think is good just to keep around in case of an emergency? Strelec's bootable DVD contains several. Do you think any of them can do a fine job?
Title: Re: (New) Testing Anti Virus Suites
Post by: Vasudev on April 16, 2019, 11:00 PM
EEK is free to use in Home/Commercial. EEK is just a on demand manual scanner. For LiveCD feature, WD already has offline scan feature and so does most AV provide one for free.
I've WD as RTP along with EEK as On demand scanner and few LiveCDs on USB on standby from ESET,Kaspersky and Dr. Web.

Sometimes you confuse me with your alphabet soup :).

If we're talking a anti-virus program that does only manual scans, then do you believe EEK is better than free Malwarebytes or are they pretty much the same? If you believe EEK is better than free Malwarebytes (or vice-versa), why?

You confused me with a recommendation for a bootable anti-malware program for use if the computer won't boot due to malware damage. Which do you think is good just to keep around in case of an emergency? Strelec's bootable DVD contains several. Do you think any of them can do a fine job?
Yeah I know.
EEK : Emsisoft Emergency kit
WD: Windows defender 4.18.x.x with AI, Block at first sight, Paranoid mode using Configure Defender by Andyful (Almost similar protection to Kaspersky free)
Emsisoft uses Bitdefender engine and their own engine for behavior based classification/detection of any malware.
MBAM 3.x is buggy and often has become a nagware to pay for the SW for removal of advanced pesky malwares
I use AiOBoot and have 10-12 ISOs in legacy/EFI mode w/o any fuss. I use Windows 10,Sergei Strelec, HBCD PE(Replaced F4BCD and HBCD 15.2), LiveCDs from dr.web,kaspersky and ESET. I've added Ubuntu,Xubuntu,Pop OS as well.