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In your opinion, the best antivirus for the xoom

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    Damn you Tedster, the viruses are all your fault.
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    the best kind of malware are the ones that scan the net for unprotected devices, then simply installs a backdoor, then deletes the trojan. no nasty payload remains, nothing to give itself away, no signatures, no tell tale sign of infection.

    botnets. they only tell tale sign would be data usage that is unexplained
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    Quote Originally Posted by rive View Post
    the best kind of malware are the ones that scan the net for unprotected devices, then simply installs a backdoor, then deletes the trojan.
    Trojan? What trojan? The process you've just described does not involve a trojan.
    A trojan is something that the user thinks is useful (such as the QQ chat-client or Smiley-Central) which they install for the facilities it offers.
    Upon installation, it silently delivers the payload (such as the tencent.addressbar) which compromises the user's machine.

    botnets. they only tell tale sign would be data usage that is unexplained
    What you have just described is a worm, not a botnet.
    A botnet is a network of compromised computers - often controlled from something like an IRC server to which each computer logs on in order to receive its instructions, such as SYN flood a website as part of a DDoS or upload the contents of the keylogger's logs etc.


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    Really?
    trojans have a primary purpose of delivering a payload- thats it

    Computers are often recruited into a botnet by running malicious software. This may be achieved by luring users with a drive-by download, exploiting web browser vulnerabilities, or tricking the user into running a Trojan horse program, possibly in an email attachment. It will typically install modules which allow the computer to be commanded and controlled by the botnet's owner. The Trojan may delete itself, or may remain present to update and maintain the modules.

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulKerry View Post
    Trojan? What trojan? The process you've just described does not involve a trojan.
    A trojan is something that the user thinks is useful (such as the QQ chat-client or Smiley-Central) which they install for the facilities it offers.
    Upon installation, it silently delivers the payload (such as the tencent.addressbar) which compromises the user's machine.


    What you have just described is a worm, not a botnet.
    A botnet is a network of compromised computers - often controlled from something like an IRC server to which each computer logs on in order to receive its instructions, such as SYN flood a website as part of a DDoS or upload the contents of the keylogger's logs etc.


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    Last edited by rive; 07-06-2012 at 01:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rive View Post
    Really?
    trojans have a primary purpose of delivering a payload- thats it
    Yes, and they do so by "pretending" to be something useful. Not all means of delivering a malicious payload are trojans.
    Internet worms generally don't spread by means of a trojan. Worms are spread by one compromised machine searching for and compromising another without requiring the user to download or install anything and therefore, no trojan.



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    the process i described, is how a botnet is installed via a trojan, a worm is a bit different, but can also be used to install a botnet, not all trojans are disguised as useful programs, some you will never know you have as they come via drivebys, deliver their payload (botnet), then delete themselves

    Botnet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Zeus (Trojan horse) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by rive View Post
    the process i described, is how a botnet is installed
    deliver their payload (botnet)
    I recommend that you read the articles to which you linked.
    You'll see that a "botnet" isn't the malicious software itself, but the network of compromised computers. You still appear to be having trouble with your terminology. However, I do accept your point that not all trojans are disguised as useful software.

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    all very good reasons to have some kind of av app.i still say avast or lookout.actually on this platform lookout.so far has been the one to really catch the nasties first.
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    As long as you have a tier one AV app installed, you're doing better than most.

    Top tier right now are Lookout, Avast, F-Secure and Kaspersky.


 
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