SEP cannot remove Antivirus Pro 2010
Definition: Antivirus Pro 2010 is a fake security software which uses fraudulent strategies by displaying false or exaggerated security issues on your computer rather than any legitimate ones to coerce you into purchasing their software.
One of my machines running Symantec Endpoint Protection ver 11.0.4000.2295, with up-to-date definitions, was infected with this Antivirus Pro 2010. The machine started to freeze, reboot etc. OS is windows 2000, sp4 and fully patched.
I ran a quick scan and then a full scan, still SEP was not even able to find it, said the machine was clean.
I ran the free version of malwarebytes which removed it. Machine is clean once again.
Question: Why was SEP unsuccessful while a free program could do the job?
SEP knows about this threat, the details are listed on the symantec web site at:
Curious and disappointed.