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No One Is Safe!


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I work in a small computer business that's run by my father. We do quite a lot of malware removal in our line of work, which is why I joined GeekU. Since we do a lot of malware removal, we are quite diligent to keep our security software up to date since we don't have time to remove infections from our own computers. Well, yesterday, my brother discovered that we have malware on one of our tech computers. Despite our up-to-date security software. :)

This just goes to prove that no one is safe, not even us techs!
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Really? You're in GeekU? I thought you were only a member of the off-topic forums. :)
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har har :)
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How did your brother find out that one of your computers is infected?
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Was it a false positive?
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Heh...Turns out that the store is now practically under quarantine. My laptop, one of the tech machines, and three customer machines have fallen prey to a virus that is attaching itself to .exe files...We're thinking it may have come off a customer machine when we backed up their files...Currently scanning the backup drive to see what we can find...
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Sounds fun shall we call it sality or virut ?
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Virut. CA Antivirus picked up about 20,000 infections on the tech machine in the past few days, and Avira picked up 550ish on my laptop this morning. Last night, the AV on both computers (the tech machine and mine) picked up the userinit.exe file as being infected and quarantined it so we couldn't log in on either machine. My dad finally got that resolved last night at about midnight. It's going to be interesting to see how things play out. I think my laptop is pretty much cleaned off now, but the tech comp is still having issues....
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Sality is curable but I have had no success against virut
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Noooooooo don't tell me that!!
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Well that's going to be a fun project..


Being optimistic, I feel the need to say;

look on the bright side, this is going to give you more experience and more reasons to make it through GeekU! :)
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Format! Format! Format!

:)
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Hello jt1990

I have been reading a little about this infection @ Removed

( Hope i am not now infected... )

Seems to be quiet a nice infection you got

i go with Troy''s reply lol , give the format three cheers on this one ( Although i am no malware specialist lol )

Have you researched and checked for fixes out there ???

only thing is these days if your not careful.. looking for a fix can be more trouble ( taken advanged of the fact you have it lol )

sounds like a fun episode anyway.. keep us posted :)

best of luck !

Anthony19

Edited by ScHwErV, 09 February 2009 - 01:03 PM.

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Format! Format! Format!

:)



I'm actually going to do that...Over half my programs have been attacked and no longer function. I'm upgrading my hard drive and am going to do a dual boot between XP and Windows 7 Beta....The Tech machine is another matter...We've got 3 years worth of stuff on the drive, and don't exactly have a good place to back it all up to...and besides that it'll be a pain to get it backed up - everyone has a habit of dumping stuff on the desktop and all over the hard disk :)
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Good thing to know you can just format and start again from your backups... right... ? :)
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