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  • Question

  • In the past few months we have had several rogue anti-spyware programs install themselves on XP machines. We use Forefront Client Security. One of them was called "Microsoft Security Essentials" - but it was not!. One was caled "System Tool" and another that I forget the name of.

    Why is Forefront not catching any of these? Do we need to additionally license Malwarebytes? Most of these infections have come from msn.com or msnbc.com, probably advertisement induced. The recent System Tool infections seemed to run a java/javascript installer that infected the pc extremely quickly from within the browser.

    Please help, we are wasting many man-hours ridding these systems of these hijacking.

    Dana Cobb
    System Administrator
    Computer Fulfillment

    Wednesday, December 1, 2010 1:57 PM

Answers

  • You should submit files to Microsoft, they will do the best to solve this problem https://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/Submission/Submit.aspx

    Or call Microsoft Customer Support Service http://support.microsoft.com/kb/295539/en-us


    Bechir Gharbi | http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/bgharbi/
    • Marked as answer by Miles Zhang Thursday, December 23, 2010 2:24 AM
    Wednesday, December 1, 2010 2:18 PM
  • Hi,

    Thanks for the post.

    As Bechir suggested, please submit file to this link. Once get the sample file, our antivirus team will analysis this. If the analysis is that the software is malicious, they can then add detection for this threat.

    Thanks,

    Miles


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    • Marked as answer by Miles Zhang Thursday, December 23, 2010 2:24 AM
    Thursday, December 2, 2010 9:36 AM

All replies

  • You should submit files to Microsoft, they will do the best to solve this problem https://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/Submission/Submit.aspx

    Or call Microsoft Customer Support Service http://support.microsoft.com/kb/295539/en-us


    Bechir Gharbi | http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/bgharbi/
    • Marked as answer by Miles Zhang Thursday, December 23, 2010 2:24 AM
    Wednesday, December 1, 2010 2:18 PM
  • Hi,

    Thanks for the post.

    As Bechir suggested, please submit file to this link. Once get the sample file, our antivirus team will analysis this. If the analysis is that the software is malicious, they can then add detection for this threat.

    Thanks,

    Miles


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    • Marked as answer by Miles Zhang Thursday, December 23, 2010 2:24 AM
    Thursday, December 2, 2010 9:36 AM