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Problem Help removing malware? Made several attempts but got nowhere.

Discussion in 'Windows - Virus and spyware problems' started by wheelstb, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. wheelstb

    wheelstb Regular member

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    It should be okay. I made it when the machine was fairly new. If you are going to continue to, I might wait a couple of days.
     
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    wheelstb Regular member

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    I thank you for your help
     
  3. 2oldGeek

    2oldGeek Active member

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    You are welcome, just wish it could have been of more benefit..
    From what I can get out of my cronies it's a loosing battle but I'll not give up for a while.
    If I come up with something, I'll let you know...

    2oG
     
  4. wheelstb

    wheelstb Regular member

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    Thanks again. I really appreciate it. I will wait a few days before I deploy in the backup image
     
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    2oldGeek Active member

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    Well I'm digging but this thing is so new there is very little to find.. I may have discovered how to tell if you are infected but we know that already. just need to know how to stop it.. lol
     
  6. wheelstb

    wheelstb Regular member

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    Two pieces of the puzzle. At least you have the first one down.
     
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    This is probably your only option...
    I have dug deep and checked with some of my geek buddies and nothing found at this point. About the only way I'll be able to figure it out is to become infected with it in my real machine. The first version would not run in a VM and I doubt if this one will..

    sorry I couldn't be of more help.

    Install your backup and Surf Safe!
    2oG :confused:
     
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    wheelstb Regular member

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    Thanks for checking with your buddies.

    I am working off of my laptop at the moment. I will probably install the drive image over the weekend. Thank you again for all your help. I'm sure you put a lot of time into this. I thank you.
     
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    You are more than welcome, even though I was unable to help you at this time.. :(

    If I can assist when you install your backup, just let me know......

    2oG
     
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    Quick question, I figured you were the man ask. If you are going to surf a website that you suspect may contain malware what steps can you take besides having antivirus and anti-malware programs?

    I suppose you could use a virtual machine to keep the malware separate from your actual machine.

    Are proxy servers at all helpful by filtering out the malware?
     
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    In the past, one could use an antivirus, firewall, router, common sense and restraint to avoid being infected with malware. Not so these days.

    Today there are Drive-by downloads that work by exploiting vulnerabilities in web browsers, plug-ins or other components that work within browsers and they can take place a number of ways. For example, you can be innocently cruising the web when you happen upon a site that downloads malware onto your computer without any interaction. The site could have been set up by cybercriminals, specifically for the purpose of infecting people's computers, or it could be a legitimate website that cybercriminals compromised through existing vulnerabilities in the site.
    Infection Links are becoming widespread and you no longer have to click on them to be infected. Even on sites you think you can trust.
    In other words, your computer could be infected just from you visiting a website. Even if you only visit websites you trust, the website itself could be compromised – something that happens with alarming frequency these days.

    You must find a combination of programs that work well together and layer your protection.

    System Isolation – An isolator is a security application which dynamically isolates Internet applications including Web Browsers, Chat Clients, Email Clients, and so on. Isolators, or sandbox applications, prevent damage from intrusions and malicious software: viruses, worms, spyware, key loggers etc., including disallowing rogue software from being installed. My favorite is Deepfreeze: http://www.faronics.com/products/deep-freeze/standard/

    I use a proxy DNS server for the speed advantage over my local ISP server. The filtering ability is just an extra. In my area OpenDNS is the fastest and most reliable...


    I will try to lay out my Layered plan for you and anyone else that needs one a little later when I have the time.
    I never get malware and have no fear of it.. :p

    2oG
     
  12. JohnM1000

    JohnM1000 Newbie

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    Download rkill... do a google search it removes any malware from your pc and tells you what it removed.
     
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    Hi John, did you notice the date on that thread?
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    obviously not.
     
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    I was so bright, my father called me SUN! Five will get you ten, his did too...... lol
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    I thought he called you black hole!!!!
     
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    2oldGeek Active member

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    Naw, that was my little brother, he would gag himself trying to get the last bite off a shis-k-bob.........
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    I thought he was GGG?
     
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    Gobble, Giggle and Gag... That's him!
     
  20. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    nope as ggg stands for great garbage gut. my parents used to call me ggg in my late teens for the amount of food I could eat.
     

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