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Author Topic: Are you a worm/trojan/virus expert?  (Read 4573 times)
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April 28, 2012, 02:52:36 PM

Thanks Amencon.  What happened was, I was setting up one of my towers for my son in-law, he got excited when I was at work thinking the system was complete and starting trying to download code generators thru utorrent.  When I got home he was in the middle of two downloads, I killed them but too late.  I found 7 malware with malwarebytes.   Angry

I eradicated them, as far as I can tell, but I have 3 drives on this comp.  c, d and a mirror back up.  I really don't want to wipe it out.  I have windows 7.  Do you guys think I'm ok?

I have heard of piratebay Smiley .  I just don't usually get my programs this way, that is why I had to ask.

EDIT:  4 of the infections were found in the registry

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April 29, 2012, 04:41:08 AM

No problem.  At work I am much more security minded, not so much for my personal stuff.  I have a couple systems that I'm running currently that were once infected, however none of those systems contain anything very sensitive.  If you do banking or have bitcoins on an infected computer I'd recommend wiping it to be sure.  If you aren't too paranoid about it I think you'll be fine installing Microsoft Security Essentials, Malwarebytes and a rootkit scanner (GMER or sophos? haven't looked at it in awhile).  If they all come up clean make sure you scan periodically and it's unlikely you'll have any issues in my opinion.

Also after a malwarebytes scan be sure to read what it found.  Often times it'll find some adware that isn't nearly as concerning as finding trojans/keyloggers etc.
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April 30, 2012, 04:11:26 AM

Download this .iso

Install virtualbox
Create VM, install XP black edition .iso in it, then save it as a snapshot.
Now feel free to play around with sketchy xbox pirate code generators and other malware because who cares, just reload from snapshot if something happens. Or use RollbackRX if the system doesn't have enough memory to run a vm stable.

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