How best to infect a PC?

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  1. Escalader

    Escalader Registered Member

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    So many serious posts these days and rightly so.

    Thought I'd try something different and ask members to post ideas on how best to insure the most rapid infection of a PC. (I'm thinking of XP SP2 only because that's what I've got!). I'll start off:

    1) Remove all 3rd party FW software and disable windows FW
    2) Change all your browser settings to the most insecure possible.
    3) Remove the router, connect all the time never shut down stay on line
    4) Create a wild hot mail email account name and log on permanently to facebook

    You guys carry on.... mine are sort of lame and too serious.... enjoy:cool:
     
  2. zopzop

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    man the fastest way to infect a pc with spyware/viruses has to be visiting "adult" sites and "crack" sites. it may take 10-15 minutes of clicking links and opening zip/rar files but you WILL get infected.
     
  3. WSFuser

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    Install a copy of Windows XP without any patches or service packs and browse using IE6.

    Then using SiteAdvisor (or similar) make sure to browse all the red sites.
     
  4. Kerodo

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    Yeah, I'd say remove AV and security apps, then browse a few crack sites, download and run some keygens and other crap, and that should do it quickly....
     
  5. ASpace

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    Without any firewall , unpatched system and few downloads with trojans/rootkits can destroy Windows in 60 seconds ;)
     
  6. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    As WSFuser said, plus go to any site that has 'crack' word in it, download anything you can and execute as quickly as you can.
    Mrk
     
  7. sukarof

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    Unless your ISP secures you. I tried that because I wanted to see if it really was possible to get infected that way.
    I had my "clean" windows install (Original windows XP without any servicepacks, firewall or hotfixes) running 24/7 online for almoust 2 days and nothing happened. But I guess that has to do with my ISP securing on their end (or that was the explanation I got from more computer savvy people when I expressed my disappointment of being one of those that only read about malware, never encounters them)
     
  8. Longboard

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    1: turn off spam filters > view all in HTML > click on everything !!
    2: get the rogue antispyware lists: go to links: click it all.

    LOL
     
  9. TairikuOkami

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    Depends, what sort of infection are you looking for. It is almost impossible to get a real trojan or a rootkit, but quite easy to get an innocent adware or spyware.
     
  10. steve161

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    Use out of date trial of norton antivirus, seek out porn, install all "necessary" codecs.
     
  11. cheater87

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    Download porn off of P2P programs and also exe files.
     
  12. Mrkvonic

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    First idea: very difficult.
    Second idea: ok.

    Mrk
     
  13. Xenophobe

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    Visit drive-by-download sites with IE6 on a completely un-patched system.
     
  14. ASpace

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    If you have NAT in your modem or you connect through proxy , less likely for a hacker to get in. You need a trojan or rootkit to get infected , I can give you some so that you try , if you want to , PM me :D
     
  15. RCGuy

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    What's a crack site?
     
  16. RCGuy

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    Really? I heard that before, however, on many of the Computer Help sites, there seems to a certain "mania" going on about this. o_O

    Also, if you don't mind me asking, what exactly does that mean?
     
  17. innerpeace

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    A site where you can find cracked software. Along with the crack, it may include a virus, rootkit, etc. Sometimes the best thing's in life are not free.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_cracking
     
  18. RCGuy

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    Oh, I see. Do they include bit torrent and bear share sites?
     
  19. innerpeace

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    I think the idea is to be very cautious of any "cracked" software you download from anywhere including p2p, torrents or web sites. If someone is smart enough to crack software protection, then some may also be smart enough to include extra things like malware.

    Cracked software is not only illegal, it could get you infected. Anything mentioned as free should be considered suspect. There are many good and safe free programs online, but make sure there safe by checking with a forum like Wilders. Always scan everything you download with multiple scanners before executing/running. If it's under 10MB, you can upload it to Virustotal or Jotti to be scanned by multiple scanners.

    I hope this helps,
    innerpeace
     
  20. Escalader

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    Hi RCGuy:

    When I started this thread it was only semi-serious in purpose! So my face book idea was just that a semi-serious notion to get ideas generated it worked!:cool:

    None of it is issued as a challenge!:D
     
  21. jfd15

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    when i ran win XP and IE6 about 7-8 months ago i picked up a bunch of what
    AVG called
    "ZLOB unloaders" -

    had about 40 of them and i used to do banking and stuff like that but
    nothing ever happened...AVG would delete them and they would sometimes
    re-appear...only thing they seemed to do was slow down my antique 550 mhz
    machine...
     
  22. RCGuy

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    I see. But I still don't understand the wording:

    What does "log on permanently to facebook" mean and what is a "facebook"?
     
  23. WSFuser

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    1. Whats a FW? Is that like an AV? :p

    2. browser settings? Is this to insinuate that IE isnt safe? :rolleyes:

    3. Remove the router? Just ewwww...Brave but stupid too. ;)

    4. Create a wild hot mail email account? Heh,no worries,the malware from the teenie site will do that for you. :-*
     
  25. Blendersww

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    Nope you didnt bust it Crete.. hehe
    My mixer speed was on #10

    Don't forget to make sure to look for & install all the free games/screensaver progies you can find cus they be sooooo kewl and are Must Haves!!
    P2P programs are a must to ensure the best infecterknotted -- I mean cracks -- I mean infecterknotted messes!

    And yeah ... Open those ecards!!
    And yeah ... Click those IM linkies!!

    And while browsing the infested crack/keygen sites stealing software don't forget to click those schexy pr0n links!!

    I smell a big FUFI-fest comming up!! :p
     
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