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I like ASC 5, but there are limitations.


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Apparently Java exploits are a different animal not covered by ASC 5. Perhaps those in the know already know this, but for an average user like myself I kind of thought ASC was supposed to sniff out things like this. I run it everyday.


I'll take some of the blame for not running Microsoft's Security Essentials often enough. Long story short, I was on microsoft's IE forum asking about some browser issues I was having. They posted various things to try which led to running Security Essentials, which came up with a boatload of 'Severe Exploit' alerts that needed to be removed immediately. All were 'Java/Blacole....' which from what I've read can be really bad and wreck all kinds of havoc. All the while ASC says everything is fine.


Don't get me wrong. ASC is a fine product, but perhaps average users like myself are depending on it just a little too much and need to be aware that it's not covering everything. I know it's a cat-and-mouse game with the bad guys constantly looking for vulnerabilities, and I did wonder why I kept getting a notice from Sun about an update (the exploit must have been keeping the update from downloading/running). I finally did get the update installed but only after MSE removed the exploits.

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Hi st8kout... welcome to the Iobit forums!


For security of your system regardless of whatever A/V or anti-malware programs or even firewalls... you must have the newest version of JAVA. It is a common portal for many infections and malwares. You should update your java and remove the older versions of it!!!:shock:




Live long and prosper!

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