Posted: 9/29/2011 2:23:21 PM
I hear ya.............I have M-bytes too but it doesn't seem to prevent anything, just finds it when you run a scan. The curious thing about this last bug (rootkit) was that it seemed to attack the AVG (& M-bytes). I started getting pop-ups from windows saying I wasnt protected &, sure enough, when I checked AVG it showed my resident shield wasnt active & my email scanner wasnt active.......even though they were selected to be. I tried to run scans with both a-v's & couldn't.........they just shut down.......& that was after I tried to change AVG to active so I started googling the problem & found the issue in a sort of back door way. I had to uninstall AVG but my laptop wouldn't let me. I had to access some free software online that did it for me. Then I did the combofix & it had me run it twice & reboot twice before it got it all.
Funny thing is I didn't go to any sites other than Covers when I was away from home. I'm beginning to think that my FIOS routers' firewall is much more effective than I ever thought.
I have since loaded the Win security essentials & unchecked most of the few exceptions I had in my XP firewall. We'll see what happens next time I go on the road.