I scanned my brother's computer today since hes away. 0_0 980 infections with SAS!!!!

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  1. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

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    I had a LOT of rouge programs like Vundo, Spy Sheriff, some other things, a key logger, a worm, TONS of malware and Trojans. WOW haha. I have them all quarantined. I wish I could get a picture of it and send it but I'm afraid if I email myself I could put myself in danger by getting a jpg of the quarantine folder haha.
     
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    Hah

    I relate with you.

    Last summer i was nearly begged to come to a neighbor's aid because their PC was barely moving, something like on the order of molasses. Well, i did, and of course what do you think i found, a whole pletora of malware in nearly if not every folder as well as a bloated registry chalked full of additional invitations. Made me wonder if they turned off the ALWAYS ON machine or kept on trying, i think they kept on trying and each time a new channel opened a flood of more malware.

    I had a time getting the worse crud out of there, from AVZ, NOD32, SAS, you name it, and even then i had to resort to ERD COMMANDER cd disk to enter that system indirectly to delete tons of scrap.

    Yep, i relate, been there and done that.
     
  3. EliteKiller

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    Hopefully you run other quality tools (MBAM, RR, CF, SFF, CureIt, etc.) to clean up that hosed pc. ;)
     
  4. cheater87

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    I can only use fee programs. Hes away for another week and a half.
     
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    After you clean up that infested metal cabinet (LoL), shore it up with some STRONG security protections for him. It's a great learning experience, don't be shy, drive those pests out with what's been mentioned and anything else you can.

    EASTER
     
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    Got Spyware Terminator on there. It found 180 adsolutions and Spyaxe on it. Have it set to stop all infections know in the data base. Not enabling HIPS. Should I put on WSG as wello_O
     
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    Wow Wee did he even know something was wrong or perhaps,you just did this on your own to see whats up with the system.Any ways he needs some lessons cheater on security.Ah teach him well grasshoper.
     
  8. acr1965

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    Maybe introduce him to firefox and/or opera if not already. Also install spywareblaster among some others.
     
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    He didn't know anything was wrong. Neither did I. I just know hes gone for 2 weeks and I wanted to scan since he has not in 3 months. He never scans with Avast or SAS. No pop ups or fake malware scanners to be seen either. Looks like WSG and Firefox are not getting along. I'll wait till an update comes out and install that one. Oh and he uses Firefox as his browser at times and IE as well. But I don't know what is girlfriend uses. They both go on.
     
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    Re: I scanned my brother's computer today since hes away. 0_0 980 infections with SAS

    Although SUPERAntispyware has a simple name, a basic interface and a relatively light footprint it is amazing how incredibly effective SAS can be at detecting and removing the latest malware that most other security programs have missed.

    If your brother had the SAS Pro subscription version installed on that machine the real time detection, automatic updates and scheduled scanning features could have removed those threats sooner.
     
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    Do him and yourself a favor and see if his computer is up to date after your done cleaning it. Whenever I look at my sis's machine, a good part of my time is spent updating Java, Flash, every imaginable media player etc. etc. See my siggy for the link and do an online scan.

    I'm not sure if people just ignore security program alerts or their important programs are always vulnerable that gets them into trouble. I suspect both :cautious:.

    If your not going to wipe the computer, run other scans on it as suggested and hope that a FP doesn't screw things up. I also spend time chasing down FP's when scanning my sis's computer. I will fix that problem next time she starts from scratch ;).
     
  12. nomarjr3

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    Re: I scanned my brother's computer today since hes away. 0_0 980 infections with SAS

    Make sure that his version of Windows (if he are using Windows) is fully patched with the latest hotfixes.
    Also, use system hardening tools like SpywareBlaster, SafeXP, WWDC and the like.
     
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    Re: I scanned my brother's computer today since hes away. 0_0 980 infections with SAS

    Oh, and make sure his system has the 3 basics (Firewall, an AV, some AS)
     
  14. Someone

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    Re: I scanned my brother's computer today since hes away. 0_0 980 infections with SAS

    Huh? Whoever said they were absolutely necessary?

    A much better protection scheme would be
    av + bb + sandbox
    with a few on-demand scanners.
     
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    Better hope he's satisfied with the protections you try to help him with. I've added safety apps before only to find that the user became suspicious of them or didn;t understand them and pulled them off only to start the malware caravan parade again. :D
     
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    I think another good aproach would be returnil.If He is the type that does not like to bother with scanners or simply forgets to check things,returnil or shadow defender would make a great choice. Just leave it on all time unless he or she needs to make a change to the OS. Then if and when he makes changes he would really need to make sure that the changes are good changes and not bad ones.One other note to keep in mind as caution should be used for any online banking or purchases or put off at least until you feel to the best of your knowledge the machine is clean.
     
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    My brother would find that program to confusing.
     
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    ...and thats my point cheater, if theres something about a certain security app that either he feels gets in his way or doesn't want to be bothered with, they will pull it out.

    I think the best decision is to sit down with him on his return and show him thru some security apps he would find acceptable enough to tolerate.

    I found most unlearned regular users seem content just to run AS scans and have an AV because unless their repeatedly bugged with malware, they would rather not delve into learning curves that we here at Wilder's are so frantic about. :D
     
  19. G1111

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    Would something like WinPatrol be easy enough?
     
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    I would think so. But the barking noise can start to get annoying. :D
     
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    You can always tell Scotty to be quite. :D
     

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    I take care of my sister's computer. She has two relatively clueless teenagers and an even more clueless porn enthusiast husband. They all use bare IE and I never detect ANYTHING when I scan with SAS/ST. They run LUA and have NOD32 and Windows XP firewall for protection ( They had no firewall at all for a couple years). Is it that difficult to NOT get infected with so much crap? I don't get it.
     
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    Re: I scanned my brother's computer today since hes away. 0_0 980 infections with SAS

    lol, that story's are kind of funny to me :)
    I set up my mother's comp with NOD32 and a NAT router. She's a little bit anxious about all this net stuff, she would never manage something like ebay. But maybe she's so cautious about all, so that she never called me for anything despite "internet is not working since two days" :D ,which is usually solved by switching the router off and on again. :argh:
    Just in case things went really, really bad, i got IFD for her, by which i take an image every time i visit her. Documents and settings are backuped weekly by Nero or so to a different partition. I guess, it it will be easy for her to manage a restore, if i'll assist her by phone, so that all problems will figured out with IFD at least. And finally i'm glad that you can put NOD32 to silence mode, imagine what would happen by using Norton o_O
     
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    Well, running under LUA is a great malware stopper.
     
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    Re: I scanned my brother's computer today since hes away. 0_0 980 infections with SAS

    Actually, Espresso, I don't get it, either. I've got the preventions in place, occasionally one of them will warn of a web page exploit, or a page is blocked by the hosts file, but I hardly ever see malware. And I run an admin account.
    But then, I don't use IM, don't download warez, avoid social networking sites, and keep everything patched.
    Maybe that makes a difference.
     
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