where's the best place to learn about malware cleaning? - HTJ & ComboFix etc

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  1. iceni60

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    hi, i want to learn how to fix computers, if i enjoy it i might start fixing computers locally where i live, if not then i won't :p i want to improve my web site building too, so if i get my act together in a few months i can have a site up (with all that web 2.0 stuff) and be fixing computers and maybe installing linux for people too :D

    but, i want to see if i enjoy learning malware cleaning and doing it online first, so where are the places i can learn how to clean malware? does anyone have a site i can learn at?
     
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    Good luck in your future endeavors. Did it for a while myself. (but it quit being fun. non PC literate people can be a real ordeal to deal with.) Just a suggestion, pick one PC related field and specialize in it. Most reputable Tech. Shops have several Techs. Each with their own field of expertise. And just a surface knowledge of everything else. For malware removal I`d suggest Spyware Warrior. The last I knew, several years ago :( , they had a training program of sorts.
     
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    great, thanks for the links, i'll have a look and see how it goes.

    ThunderZ, atm i fix friends computers and that has always gone OK, i normally fix the problem. what i really want to do is advertise at the shop where i buy my linux magazines, the owners talk to everyone and i've helped them with their computers so they think i'm an expert (i've told them i'm not, but i know they'll tell people to call me to fix their computers lol). i'd like to fix no more than 2 computers a week and save up £1000 for a new laptop.

    the only thing that worries me is there's a big difference between fixing friends computers and other peoples computers, i'm not sure what i'd do if some totally fails lol, maybe make a run for it lol. as for specialising in something, i know i can harden a PC, i'll have to try out some settings on some friends. what i'm not so sure about is malware cleaning, but i'll see how that goes...
     
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    When you post fix a computer do you mean hardware,software or both?
     
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    Working on a Friends PCs is all I do anymore. It is a totally different thing working on a strangers. I stay far, far away from PCs used for business. There is no way I want to take on the responsibility\liability that that implies.
     
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    i'd like to do system hardening as the main thing, and check for malware as part of it, i'm not sure why i didn't put that in the first post after writting it as the topic :rolleyes: but that's what i ment. i have done a couple of years studying hardware at college, but i don't like it as much and i'm not as confident at hardware either.

    ThunderZ, i'm not going to touch business PCs either, i'd be happy with clueless noob's PCs, i haven't made up my mind yet if it's a good idea, i want to see how i get on with malware cleaning first. i'll make up my mind in a month or so.
     
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    I found the best way to learn malware cleaning was infecting my own spare box with all possible crap of virus, spyware, etc. then start testing different utils, until it was clean again. The funny part is it takes a few minutes and clicks to get loaded, and it takes several hours and many clicks to get rid of the junk :(
     
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    To clean it is to chop up the o/s.Depending on how bad the system is infected and the time it takes to clean it as in money per my time customers would just as soon have me save doc. settings and format,reinstall.
     
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