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#16 thechronic

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 17:55

If a system is heavily infected i would always recommend backing up important files then doing a full reinstall. Salvaging the current installation may sound like a good plan but truthfully, it'll only result in more grief long term.


#17 OP f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 17:56

your post title makes no sense. you havent seen any viruses yet except the fbi scam one, that doesnt mean there are lots of them. I was expecting a screenshot with a massive number of alerts.


I have never seen a more infected computer in my life---it means I have never seen a computer this dirty. :p It's an attention grabber.

Shane you're wrong... it may take 10 or more hours to clean it, when a fresh install is just under 1 hour on even a very very slow system. I'd rather do that.


I was thinking about grabbing all her stuff with a Kubuntu live CD and pushing f11 or whatever it is to restore from the recovery partition. I just invited him to my house so I'll have more time to play with it. He was just going to bring it on campus.

Teach her a lesson -- wipe it clean and Install Windows 8 !


LOL! I was just thinking that.

#18 Sadelwo

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 17:58

I'd boot from a Linux Live CD/USB and delete the "App Data/ Temp" and "App Data/Microsoft/Windows/ Temporary Internet" files as well. While in the live disc you can also delete some of those pesky copy.exe and Bron.tok.xxx files that may be distributed in the documents, pictures and music folders. Also booting in safe mode and running combofix may be helpful but be careful using that one.

#19 Shane Nokes

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 18:02

Shane you're wrong... it may take 10 or more hours to clean it, when a fresh install is just under 1 hour on even a very very slow system. I'd rather do that.


10 hours? What in the world are you doing with these systems?

I recently had a system that I worked on for a client. It had 6 drives with a total of around 4TB worth of storage that was mostly used. Someone had been doing some naughty things on that system.

It had a rootkit, and several other infections. I had the system clean and back in the clients hands within 3 hours...


What would you be doing that takes 10 hours? I've never had a single system clean take me more than about 4 hours...the one above was one of the longest clean jobs I've ever had.

#20 Semtex

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 18:03

what is OTL, I google it and I get a bunch of different crap
I've been hearing people mention it a few times lately yet i have no idea what it is


It is small app which list all files, registry entries, apps etc. in Your system, skilled guy will find malware entries, prepare script, User need to Ctr. C Ctrl. V this script into OTL window and confirm, OTL will do rest, after this You will get new log, You need to show this again on forum, if something stays in system You will get new script. It is 100% safe, OTL is used instead Combofix, CBfix is danger and suppose be used only if there is no other way to clean system.

Scripts for OTL and Combofix suppose be created by User with experience in system security, otherwise system can be damaged. :)

#21 Eddie7

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 18:06

Take a look at this guide: http://www.techrumor...reveton-trojan/

#22 OP f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 18:07

10 hours? What in the world are you doing with these systems?


She's a 13 year old girl. 'nuff said.

#23 Shane Nokes

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 18:11

She's a 13 year old girl. 'nuff said.


Ah. I hadn't realized she was 13. I'm not saying that being a girl makes a difference (it doesn't), but at 13 oftentimes you haven't had the time to figure out how to work on these things as effectively.

That's just a matter of practice. :)

#24 guitmz

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 18:14

run combofix on it... should help as well.. do it first and after that, you proceed with your plan

#25 M_Lyons10

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 18:15

Teach her a lesson -- wipe it clean and Install Windows 8 !


HAHAHAHA!

#26 OP f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 18:16

Ah. I hadn't realized she was 13. Not say that being a girl makes a difference (it doesn't), but at 13 oftentimes you haven't had the time to figure out how to work on these things as effectively.

That's just a matter of practice. :)


Yeah her dad said she was into facebook, downloading music from shady sources (some of the sites he listed I never heard of and I'm not about to go on them) , sharing things with her friends and she's probably getting curious around this time. All of these things throw a huge red flag in my head and are a recipe for infection. I'm actually surprised she doesn't have anything worse.

#27 remixedcat

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 18:16

10 hours? What in the world are you doing with these systems?

I recently had a system that I worked on for a client. It had 6 drives with a total of around 4TB worth of storage that was mostly used. Someone had been doing some naughty things on that system.

It had a rootkit, and several other infections. I had the system clean and back in the clients hands within 3 hours...


What would you be doing that takes 10 hours? I've never had a single system clean take me more than about 4 hours...the one above was one of the longest clean jobs I've ever had.



several things....

#28 McKay

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 18:18

Can you fix mine? It's been running a little slow.


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#29 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 18:21

This isn't a corporate machine with a nice image of everything, it's a home PC. That's a last resort.

As I've said before in other places...do the job right, don't just wipe and install. That's a waste of your time, and their time.


I disagree. I don't see any trouble with a simple backup and reinstall. The only hurdle is actually getting all the files backed up.
If you put the HDD in another PC, the backup will take no time at all. Much quicker than attempting a million types of scans and "fixes".

I'd rather wipe it clean and guarantee it will be fixed rather than mask the problem. It's extremely difficult to completely remedy an infected PC. Then when it starts getting slow or infected again, the person will be knocking on your door for "warranty" work.

#30 Shane Nokes

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 18:22

several things....


Indeed. That's why I asked. I've been doing this for a long time...and if it's taking 10 hours...there is either something wrong with the hardware...or there's a lot of extra work being done that doesn't need to be done...or both.