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I hate viri

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by havensal, Dec 2, 2008.


  1. havensal

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    If I ever find someone that has ever written a virus I will torture them to for days. :steamed: The jail time would be worth it. :rofl:

    I just found the toughest trojan I have ever seen.

    A coworker brought in his PC and told me he got "Antivirus 2009". He tried to get rid of it, but IE was still redirecting him constantly.

    I did some research and found what I needed to fix it. Unfortunately whoever wrote this thing knew what could kill it. I tried everything to install and run the programs. The only way I could get them to work was to rename the .exe. :shocked:

    I have never heard of such a thing.

    Scans are running as I type, we'll see if I can tackle it.

    Would have been much easier to reformat and reinstall, but I like a Challenge. :supergrin:
     

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  2. kalashluvr

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    yep...this one is a booger. Not many things will remove it...I reloaded one that had it because I just got tired of fooling with it.
     

  3. Pierre!

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    HAHAHAHA....

    It's only funny because I am currently in the process of recovering my wife's notebook from one of the Downloader Trojans...

    Let's hear it for good backups... So far only 2 hours into it, and the restore from backup is about to begin.

    Viruses DO SUCK! and so do their authors!!!
     
  4. IndyGunFreak

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    Oh how I miss the days of daily virus scans, spyware scans, updating antivirus, updating spyware software, daily security updates, etc.. :)

    Hope you get it worked out.

    IGF
     
  5. srhoades

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    If you are trying to run combofix and the program is detecting it, just rename combofix. I've done this before.
     
  6. d3athp3nguin

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    Yes, last virus that ravaged my machine was 5 years ago... that's when I started dabbling in Linux. Never looked back since.

    Newer versions of trojans that I encountered while doing tech support were virtually impossible to recover from, because they would compromise a system so thoroughly. Reformatting was simply necessary for some variants, because no antivirus client could remove them without bombing the whole OS.
     
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  7. Patrick Graham

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    I've been lucky lately, zero viri.

    I credit that luck to doing all my dirty work and going to all the bad places in Virtual Machines.

    I've had a couple of instances where I deleted the Virtual Machine's disk and started over when things got a little hinky.
     
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