IDIOT + LIMEWIRE = TROJAN

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by CartoonBoy, Jan 23, 2008.

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  1. Bubba

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    Because our Ten-Forward Forum is closed :eek:

    Seriously tho, I have now moved this thread to a more appropriate Forum and semi applaud Cartoon Boy for creating this topic. Some things can be learned by others due to another individuals lack in judgement as it relates to issues such as this.

    Also, good to see you CartoonBoy. You have been a positive to this site regardless of the Forum a majority of your posts reside :thumb:

    Bubba
     
  2. Macstorm

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  3. computer geek

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    you can't just rely on one test fuzzfas, there are a lot more tests and the test by yourself too.
     
  4. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    actually AVG did detect it,

    it just couldnt handle it, the difference between a detection and actually fixing the problem are totally different, something the 98.1% does not tell you.

    i do like AVG, and own it, however..... not detecting it on shell extension, seems to show a lack of 'deep scanning' which drweb has.
     
  5. C.S.J

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    this forum is biased!
    it seemed to infect alot of genuine programs on your machine that drweb does not usually detect, good job you cleared this asap.

    if those infected programs do not work now, you will have to reinstall them im afraid.

    Q. AVG detected it only upon execution, but what was BOCLEAN doing, didnt this give any warnings?


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    the screenshot you showed, shows the infected files in YOUR MEMORY ONLY!

    which, in itself... is scary.

    i dread to see the final screenshot after the scan completed.
     
  6. ProSecurity

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    AVG Antispyware and AVG Antivirus are two different products; which one are you referring to?
     
  7. aigle

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    Not an excuse IMO.
     
  8. computer geek

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    Come on avg, i really hope the best in version 8. I can't believe this. :(.
     
  9. Threedog

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    I noticed in his pic the trojan infected Boclean too. It usually does pretty good at stopping trojans by itself.
     
  10. C.S.J

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    this forum is biased!
    the pic he has shown, is only the detected files that reside in his Memory.

    detected 18 in Memory, this is just crazy.

    the picture shown, has not even began to scan his computer. :blink:
     
  11. C.S.J

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    this forum is biased!
    why do you keep referring to AVG AS?


     
  12. aigle

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    Doesn,t it seem like a file infector? In that case, I can guess a disaster with a lot more files still infected.
     
  13. CartoonBoy

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    This was not a trial version it was a full 2 year licence.
     
  14. LoneWolf

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    An excellent suggestion. :thumb:
     
  15. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    which AV were you using?

    was it AVG suite, AVG AM or was it just the AVG AS you were using?

    just to clear things up.....
     
  16. CartoonBoy

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    FYI - AVG Anti-Spyware current version

    SH*T is this not enough protection o_O
     
  17. herbalist

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    The thread title is classic. A title like that would make a good sticky. Definitely gives a new meaning to the adage "you get what you pay for".

    If you feel that you have to download executables or applications from P2P networks, always scan them with every tool you have access to. If the file is small enough for VirusTotal, use it. I've downloaded my share of apps from P2P networks. They've turned out to be one of my best sources for trojans for test material. A substantial percentage of dedicated P2P users believe that security apps do nothing but slow down the transfer speeds. There's more than a few out there looking to take advantage of that.

    Rick
     
  18. LoneWolf

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    Ammmm......... No
    Avg AS by itself i'd say no.
    What is your security set-up besides this?
     
  19. CartoonBoy

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    Windows Defender and I've reinstalled BOCLEAN.

    Thats it.
     
  20. C.S.J

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    damn easily double the 18 infected by the end? lol

    no, AVG AS is not enough.

    i suggest you get an antivirus :)

    try the trials, and see which you prefer and works best for you.
     
  21. LoneWolf

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    No Firewall of any kind?
    An Anti Virus definantly. Unless you have an advanced setup like some here.
    Which apperantly you do not. WD is not the best IMO.
     
  22. CartoonBoy

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    Okay I will get one straight away.
    I cant believe I've survived. I thought I was all good !!!
     
  23. C.S.J

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    yep, you survived ;)

    there are lots of different kinds of setups, many people will suggest many things, so i shall start.

    try my setup below :)

    malware is quite cool - until it happens to you :)
     
  24. DasFox

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    Hmm never heard of them before, is that a pretty safe bet uploading to virus total to check?

    THANKS
     
  25. Xenophobe

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    I wasn't saying I know exactly what he would of done. :cautious:
    I'm saying, he would have used virtualization applications to his benefit if they were in his setup.
     
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