Microsoft Beta Anti-spyware

  number21online 17:45 05 May 2005

I have had my current computer for three years running Windows XP and Norton Anti-virus/Internet Security. I run a very clean efficient system and have never had a virus until..... last week I downloaded and installed Microsoft (Beta) Anti-spyware; since then my computer has been infected with Trojan.Vundo.B and Download.Trojan, I have now removed these and as a precaution un-installed Microsoft (Beta) Anti-Spyware. I would like to know if anyone else has experienced anything similar or is this just an unfortunate coincidence!

  Pooke100 17:51 05 May 2005

I have antispyware beta installed a few weeks and I've never gotten a virus (reaches out to touch wood!).

If I have, AVG free and housecall online scan haven't picked them up.


  rawprawn 17:55 05 May 2005

No problem at all here, in fact I think it is a worthwhile program. It did throw up the odd false positive, which may be your problem depending on other programs you are running.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:57 05 May 2005

Microsoft Beta Anti-spyware and spyware baster are the only antispy progs I run since renewing my PC in March not had a problem so far with approx 8 hrs a day surfing.

  oseven 19:08 05 May 2005

Perhaps the nasties were already on your computer and M/soft found them.

  number21online 19:16 05 May 2005

Microsoft didn't find them it was Norton that found them, anyone who runs Norton will know when it finds a virus, worm etc. you can't remove the warning until you have removed the virus. Thank you 'oseven' and everyone else so far for replying.

  961 19:20 05 May 2005

I don't think Microsoft antispy is the cause.

Download trojan in particular is by no means new and I just wonder if there is a problem with the virus scanner you are using?

  igk 22:02 05 May 2005

I am not a fan of M$ due to the underhand tactics that they use but I must say that I have been using this for a couple of months now and its (in my opinion) the best thing around (although its actually a Giant software product that M$ like so much it bought the company,underhand tactics again!!),no problems at all,In fact while trying to get some game cheats for my son it fired up a warning of a trojan downloader trying to get in,it was stopped in its tracks,I traced the website host (a uk hoster)contacted them,within 2 hours they had shut the site down.

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