McAfee Antivirus gives Windows XP Autoimmune disorder….

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Bad day for McAfee antivirus users….. It looks like the corporate users were bit the hardest. An update this morning basically detected svchost.exe as a virus and sent machines (Windows 7 not affected – but XP SP3 was…) into a perpetual reboot cycle. The fix requires manual intervention and some techs are reporting that the [...]

js/exploit packed.c.gen

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

I see users of McAfee are seeing a lot of complaints by their antivirus about this js/exploit packed.c.gen. One user is reporting that the weather underground site is raising a flag about this virus. I’m seeing indications that this may be a false positive.    Send article as PDF   

Zotob details

Monday, August 15th, 2005

Here are some details on the zotob worm (s) culled from several sources…. It copies itself to the Windows system folder as BOTZOR.EXE, it modifies the hosts file to frustrate attempts to access antivirus sites. The .b variant copies itself as csm.exe in the Windows System folder. Both variants create a Mutex so that only [...]


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