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Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by curious george, May 1, 2010.

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  1. curious george

    curious george Registered Member

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    What do you bring to the battle field when a friend gives you a call, and says my computers horrible infected?

    I i bring the following:
    Avira's + Doctor Webs live cd's
    Combofix
    Dialafix
    Hijackthis
    MBAM
    SAS portable
    A2 command line scanner
    Hitman


    Usually gets the job done.
    What about you?
     
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    Windows install CD/DVD. Almost always faster and definitely always a safer option.
     
  4. Franklin

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    Learn nothing doing a format - reinstall but sometimes that is an only option. ;)
    MBAM
    Freefixer
    Winpatrol
    SAS Portable
    Hijackthis
    Hosts Expert
    Icesword (XP only)
    Dial-A-Fix (XP only)
    Flash Disinfector
    CCleaner
    HMP
    RKIll
    Avira Live CD
    Norton Removal Tool
    Avg Remover
    Combofix
    Doggedness
     
  5. kjdemuth

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    MBAM, A2, LSPfix, Dialafix, Process manager, HIjackthis, Gmer, Some form of boot scanner, some AV Cd Avira or kaspersky, CCleaner.
     
  6. whitedragon551

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    Tell them tough luck unless cash or beer is involved.
     
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    Can anybody provide a link to any cd/ boot cd which has many of dese softwares installed...so that we can directly run dem from cd and clean d infected pc... ?
     
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  10. Franklin

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    A tip if dealing with exe killing rogues.

    Have a copy of Task Manager (taskmgr.exe) from system32 and rename it to opera.exe or firefox.exe and it should run as most exe killing rogues need to allow your browser to work in order to access their rip off payment page.
     
  11. whitedragon551

    whitedragon551 Registered Member

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    My sig has a link to AVG's Rescue CD along with a tutorial on how to boot it from a USB drive and screenshots.
     
  12. AvinashR

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    I switch off my cell phone after their first call, because they always make fun of me.:(
     
  13. nikanthpromod

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    I will cut that call and go to sleep;) .

    im tired of cleaning pcs for free :p
     
  14. jmonge

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    for a good luch and if they put gas in my car i will go :D
     
  15. curious george

    curious george Registered Member

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    Does anyone use AVZ anymore?
     
  16. Lebowsky

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    lol a friend has just given me a ring, and is coming over with a laptop he thinks is infected.
    Its fun cleaning infected systems, because we always have a pizza and watch a movie as the antivirus scans are doing their thing.
    Its a good way to catch up with friends and relatives,
    plus they think of you as a malware cleaning superhero,lol.

    MBAM+the latest defs.
    Superantispyware _ latest defs downloaded manually
    autorun eater
    combofix
    hijachthis
    gmer
    rootrepeal
    firefox (if its not installed)
    USB disk security
    Panda usb vaccine
    tweakUI
    plus various apps. like a free firewall, Process Monitor, avg/avast/avira installation setup files, and many other utilities.
     
  17. Lebowsky

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    they make fun of you...why?
     
  18. Get

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    valium
     
  19. jmonge

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    Lebowsky yes and yes pizzaa:D and pepsi:thumb:
     
  20. Lebowsky

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    :D Ah yesterday was fun, PC was completely cleaned off malware traces in a couple of hours, good as new with a little Tuneup Utilities house-cleaning.
    Pizza and some beer, im so easy,lol.
     
  21. YeOldeStonecat

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    CCleaner
    TCP/Winsock repair utility
    MalwareBytes
    SuperAntiSpyware
    Spybot S&D
    MSE
    ComboFix
    Symantec UnhookExec.inf (fast way to reset Windows shell/open/command settings)
    FixWin (fast way to reset functions that some malware blocks, like regedit, start==>run, taskman, desktop, other shell settings)
     
  22. jmonge

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    what the heck just format the pc if friends dont mind:D
     
  23. Konata Izumi

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    I was waiting for this :D
     
  24. trjam

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    Avast

    waiting on 2 products to be completed. Blade Defender and Trend Titanium
     
  25. YeOldeStonecat

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    Because many many times you end up volunteering yourself for next week or two or three....
    They forgot to tell you about some camera they have, you go on a driver hunt, they lost their install disks. They forgot to tell you about some scanner. They forgot to tell you that they used Thunderbird for e-mail and you didn't instinctively back that up. They can't find their install of MS Office...because a friend lent the CD to them. Their PC came with XP home, but along the way they upgraded to XP Pro..and they can't find the CD they used for that (because they borrowed that from work) The lost their Quickbooks license and/or CD.

    Office PCs..yeah usually data is kept on a server, all software and licensing is available. But home PCs.... years and years of doing this, wiping and reinstalling usually ends up sucking waaaaay too much of your time up.

    With the tools available today, cleaning malware/rogues is quite easy and thorough.
     
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