Odd virus issue - coming from Antivirus company?

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by TC, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. TC

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    A friend of mine sent out a change of (email) address email to several
    people. I was also on the list. For the last couple of days, the people
    on the list are getting this same email message sent to them
    constantly. I get about 3k when I log in in the morning. Her ISP said
    someone on the list had a virus. I decided to check my PC just to be
    sure. I ran Nortan AV NAV (installed) and came up clean. I then used
    Computer Associates (http://ca.com) to do an online scan. This also
    came up clean. Just for good measure, I decided to do a scan with Trend
    Micro (http://housecall.antivirus.com). Shortly into the process, my
    installed version of NAV Auto-Protect pops up a window that says it has
    detected and deleted a virus: backdoor.sdbot. At about the same time
    Trend Micro claims to find the BKDR_SDBOT.IP virus - the same damn
    virus - but cannot fix it. Presumably, this is because NAV already took
    care of it. I decided to test this again by repeating the test. Sure
    enough, shortly into the Trend process, NAV catches the virus. Is Trend
    Micro downloading a virus to my PC?

    This is supposedly an older virus. My NAV is current, I use a router, I
    have my XP Pro firewall on and I also use Zone Alarm Pro. I doubt I
    could have caught this virus any other way.

    Thoughts?
    TC, Apr 20, 2005
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