A few of my desktops are infected with a virus known as Vobfus to other antivrus programs such as Pareto Logic and Kapersky. I have installed the latest version Internet Security from My Account, Subscriptions. It appears that this virus has been around a few months so I would expect McAfee Internet Security to detect this virus. When performing a full scan it does not detect the virus at all. In addition the virus actually deactivates McAfee Internet Security. I formated and reinstalled Windows XP and reinstalled McAfee Internet Security. I reconnect this desktop the peer to peer server and caught the virus again. Not only did I catch the virus the virus Deactivated McAfee Internet Security. When I log into my account I can see that the McAfee Internet Security license for that desktop is activated but at the desktop level the program reads deactivated.
I did submit a sample of one the files detected by GetSusp but I don't know how to get results and if there will be a release to the DAT to detect my variant.
Does anyone know what I could do to get it detect this virus so I can know which desktops to manually clean?
Moved this to Malware Discussion > Home User Assistance. McAfee does detect variants of Vobfus for some time now, however it's possible a new variant is out there and you did the right thing by reporting it. In GetSusp settings if you enter your email address you should eventually be notified of the result.
There are a few suggestions on extra precautions and tools in the last link in my signature below.
Here's the latest bulletin involving this infection: https://community.mcafee.com/docs/DOC-4406Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 27/04/13 9:52:55 EDT AM
After reading a few other posts I think the issue with Deactivation may be a matter of the timing of reinstalling Internet Security. The question regarding the detection of the Vobfus is still outstanding.
By the way I would question your peer to peer server and what traffic is coming over it...something is not right there I suspect.