Zuess Botnet attack and sandboxie

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by owen35ny, Feb 19, 2010.

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  1. owen35ny

    owen35ny Registered Member

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    I have sandboxie installed but I'm so confident in Avira and SAS that I don;t normally use it. Now I heard about this zuess botnet attack and I'm shocked. It sounds like there are undetectable trojans out there.
     
  2. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Candidly, I go the opposite way. Use sandboxie and forget the scanning stuff.
     
  3. cheater87

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    Also go to sandboxie settings and have it so ONLY your browser has Internet accesses and the ability to run.
     
  4. optigrab

    optigrab Registered Member

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    Yes, there are! No single means of defense is infallable to current ITW malware! Took a break from work earlier this week to look at some online real estate listings. Had several browser windows open, mostly small, amateurish real estate agency sites. Sure enough, caught a virus (a Zbot/FraudPack fake AntiVirus variant). Sailed right by Norton, prevented Task Manager and Process Explorer from running, and created a proxy to prevent use of the internet. Ran a full Norton scan in safe mode (all file extensions), to no avail - Norton didn't find it. Took my laptop home, and ran Avira from Live CD. Avira identified the virus components, which I manually cleaned.

    My point is not to bash Norton or praise Avira - the story could also have played out in the opposite way. My point is that at the time I had Sandboxie installed on my laptop, but unused. :oops: Could have spared me a considerable amount of time wasted to identify and eradicate the virus.

    As of yesterday, I've rigged all nearly all browser icons to lauch via Sandboxie. I keep one shortcut (through the Start Menu) for non-Sandboxed browsing.
     
  5. ratwing

    ratwing Guest

    optigrab said:

    "As of yesterday, I've rigged all nearly all browser icons to lauch via Sandboxie. I keep one shortcut (through the Start Menu) for non-Sandboxed browsing."

    Once I did the same thing sandboxed browsing
    became habitual,because I could no longer forget!!
    No Non-Sandboxed browser icons on the desktop!
     
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