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Windows Protection Suite not detected by McAfee

Why did McAfee SecurityCenter fail to detect the Windows Protection Suite trojan when my wife accidentally installed it?

Why did McAfee SecurityCenter fail to detect the Windows Protection Suite trojan when I performed a full system scan when I came home?

Why did McAfee SecurityCenter fail to detect the Windows Protection Suite trojan when I manually scanned the trojan .exe file itself?

Why did I see another post in this community where the McAfee Maniac Volunteer Moderator had to recommend a different product to disinfect the system?

This malware has been in the wild for at least 20 days and has gained notariety.
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RE: Windows Protection Suite not detected by McAfee

If one product cannot do its job you choose another, that is why you are suggested to try other products.
First, try to update your current McAfee version if you haven't yet wink

RE: Windows Protection Suite not detected by McAfee

Hello


 

Why did McAfee SecurityCenter fail to detect the Windows Protection Suite trojan when my wife accidentally installed it?

Why did McAfee SecurityCenter fail to detect the Windows Protection Suite trojan when I performed a full system scan when I came home?

Why did McAfee SecurityCenter fail to detect the Windows Protection Suite trojan when I manually scanned the trojan .exe file itself?



Because it is not in their database, no vendor can waive a magic wand and detect everything out there, did you send the file to the lab so it can be added to the database?

 

Why did I see another post in this community where the McAfee Maniac Volunteer Moderator had to recommend a different product to disinfect the system?



Because users want to remove these files by the quickest way possible. The two applications mentioned in the other thread are specialist antimalware applications, they are not a substitute for an antivirus programme.

We would far rather that users upload the files to the lab rather than use third-party applications, if we did not recommend these other products, they would use them on their own.


Remember there is only three ways to become infected

1. You choose to install something that is malicious, that could come via a fake scanner page, downloading from P2P, visiting crack/warez sites, opening attachments in your e-mail, don`t click on links just for the sake of it,whether it is detected by the vendor should not factor into this, you are the first line in securing your machine.

2. Operating machine vulnerability, make sure you keep up to date with all MS patches.

3. Third-party installed software that is outdated, these can be explioted. You can do a scan at Secunia PSI to check for out of date applications. If there are programs installed that you no longer need/use, remove them.

Most importantly, educate yourself and your family members on how best to protect your machine.Here is a well written example.
http://www.techsupportforum.com/security-center/general-computer-security/115548-pc-safety-security-...

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