IS2012 vs Ukash

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My installation of McAfee Internet Security 2012 was unable to protect me against a drive-by installation of the Ukash virus, which locked out my laptop. I appear to have defeated the virus using a Safe Mode reboot and System Restore, and have the affected machine in quarantine whilst scans are run. I've had to transfer to another machine running a non-McAfee product now as I don't feel you can adequately protect me in this instance. Why doesn't IS2012 prevent drive-by installation and execution of Ukash?
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Karthik Shankar

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Hi,

Even though McAfee is regularly updated, this infection has a nature of changing their name's and characteristics. So, McAfee is doing a lot of research to update the product through the daily updates. Infections can sometimes occur silently, by visiting a website containing malicious code. Other times, a user can allow an infection by installing a program or plug-in, hiding malware within its code. These programs are often disguised as free search utilities, screensavers or are even labeled as 'critical software updates'. Even a protected PC can be made vulnerable under these circumstances

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Karthik Shankar
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Yes, in this case it was a silent drive-by infection from what I would say was a normally safe website that I have regularly visited over the last two years. I'm a computer professional so know not to download anything unknown, yet the way this infection rode rough-shod over the defended of IS2012 was frightening.
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Hi,

I am really sorry for the inconvenience caused, I would say that no other antivirus program gives 100 % protection for the computers. But McAfee is doing its job in updating its library of known viruses and spywares. At the core of McAfee software there is something called 'heuristic' protection...which looks for suspect behavior by any program or file. Even so, the constantly-changing nature of viruses and their different variants makes 100% security impossibility, with any anti-virus software.

If you want to know more about this virus please contact McAfee Virus Removal Support so that you may get a better answer.

Mcafee Virus Removal support Contact Number : 1-866-966-8478

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Karthik Shankar