Category: IT/Computers

Continuing on from my previous posts about the importance of having antispyware/malware software along with your antivirus software (Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3), I received an email which was an obvious spam email as per below screenshot:

So, I clicked on the URL and see if Avast, AVG, Malwarebytes or Microsoft Security Essentials.

Avast! didn’t detect it, even though Web Shield was enabled and the link redirects me to a spam website for meds.

Microsoft Security Essentials also didn’t detect the link as being spam and let me get redirected. I expected this because I don’t see a

 AVG Anti-Virus 2011 Free Edition however detected the site as being a spam site and blocked me from going to it:

So, the score so far:

SoftwareThreats detectedThreats missed
Avast! 4
AVGFree21
Malwarebytes22
Microsoft Security Essentials21

NOTE:AVGFree and Microsoft Security Essentials were not used in the first virus test post

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I personally don’t like my emails to be grouped in Outlook. So when I upgraded to Outlook 2010, I couldn’t find the option to remove in the same way as previous versions of Outlook.

However, after some digging around, I found the solution and thought I’ll share this with you:

Here is what it looks like by default:

To change this, in Outlook 2010, click on “View” at the top, then “View Settings” button

Now click on the [Group By] button

Remove tick from “Automatically group according to arrangement” tick box and under “Group items by” field, select “None

Once you’ve done that, you’ll now see emails are no longer grouped by a view

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Well, I got another virus email today. They are similar to the last two I posted before (Part 1 and Part 2), however the result from scanning the file with Avast, AVGFree, Malwarebytes and Microsoft Security Essentials was slightly different.

So, here are screenshots of the email and virus attachment:

So firstly, I scanned the document.exe file with Avast! (fully updated) and it found NO THREAT (again!!)

Secondly, I scanned it with Malwarebytes (full updated) and it found a Trojan 🙂

Thirdly, I fired up my virtual computer with Microsoft Security Essentials installed and during the copy from my physical computer to the virtual machine, Microsoft Security Essentials picked it up straight away 🙂

Lastly, I fired up my second virtual machine with AVG Anti-Virus 2011 Free Editioninstalled and it found NO THREAT (!)


So, as you can see from this test:

  • Malwarebytes picked up the Trojan
  • Avast! didn’t pick up the Trojan
  • AVGFree didn’t pick up the Trojan
  • Microsoft Security Essentials picked up the Trojan

So, the score so far (from part 1 and part 2):

SoftwareThreats detectedThreats missed
Avast! 3
AVGFree11
Malwarebytes21
Microsoft Security Essentials2 

 

So far, Avast! is really letting me down here (to make it worth, I actually run Avast! on my physical machine!). Microsoft Security Essentials on the other hand has picked up both Trojan’s from this test and the last two. However, AVG and Malwarebytes has managed to miss one each now.

Let’s see what tomorrow brings and whether I get anymore dodgy virus emails in my Inbox.

Both AVG and Malwarebytes are free. However, if you found this post helpful and want to buy either the AVG or Malwarebytes paid versions (which gives additional protection), please consider buying it using the links on this page. It costs you nothing more but ThisisHelfpful.com will recieve a referral fee for your purchase. This is money that will be used to keep this site going and to make it even better.

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