Active Threats

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Kaspersky Antivirus 2009
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Are items listed in the active threats on Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 still threats?

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Let me put it like this – once a virus, always a virus. Once an exploit is released for some known vulnerability, then there is always a threat of that vulnerability being exploited on an unpatched machine. Take threat warnings from sources like Kaspersky, McAfee, Symantec and others seriously. Keep your system(s) patched and don’t make bad decisions in what you do on the computer and you will be much safer than those that don’t stay patched and do make stupid decisions.

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Normally, Kaspersky antivirus or any antivirus software quarantine potential virus programs so that it could be safely removed without totally damaging and deleting the file itself. However, there are instances that recorded threats from Kaspersky are really potential threats that should be removed immediately without any backup.

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  • carlosdl
    Yes, those active threats are probably vulnerabilities. You should pay attention to them, as stated by Labnuke, since they put your machine at risk. You will probably need to update/patch the OS and/or some of the programs you have installed to get rid of those 'active' threats. Have a look at this article: Vulnerabilities
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  • Kevin Beaver
    I agree...I'm currently working on my niece's computer that "stopped working". It had 5 different pieces of malware across dozens of files some of which I'm still trying to remove. Low and behold her anti-virus software expired three months ago.
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  • Techsoldier
    I agree to all, a virus can spread quickly if nothing is done about it and can, if extensive and bad enough, will destroy components of the computer.
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