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Digital Protection Virus - It kicked me in the ass!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by TheLoser, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. TheLoser

    TheLoser Registered Member

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    Caught this virus the other day and it kicked me in the ass. About 48 hours downtime wasted dealing with this mess. Never really had a virus on the computer before so this was something new. It not only kicked my ass, it kicked the ass of some of the more "known" anti-virus programs I installed to get rid of it. Damn thing even showed me my passwords to sites stored in cookies. Thought I had to buy a new computer for a minute there.

    I'd recommend installing some good anti-virus software on your machine if you don't have any installed already. :D
     
  2. sreamNwolf

    sreamNwolf Junior Member

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    It's a pain in the ass, but super simple to remove. Simply download MalwarebytesAnti-Melware. It's free. Will wipe that punkass virus right out. They also have a pro version, but you wont need that for digital Protection.

    If you cant find the software, I will upload it for you.

    Wolf
     
  3. CEPI

    CEPI Power Member

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    I recommend HijackThis, Super AntiSpyware, Malwarebytes, or VundoFix for the real dirty ones. Always do your scans disconnected from the net (unplugged completely), with system restore OFF so it can scan all history prior to the last restore point and in safe mode. Taking these steps you would be surprised of all the fun stuff that has been caked up on your hard drive.... Practice Safe Surf. ;)
     
  4. TheLoser

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    Thanks guys. I ultimately installed this software by G-Data since it was rated best. AVG was a joke. Installed it, ran a scan, rebooted and was greeted by the virus. lol

    Norton wanted your credit card info before you could use their trial. Screw them.
     
  5. loclhero

    loclhero Supreme Member

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    Just as well...Norton is the biggest footprint/drain on system resources I've ever come across.
     
  6. makingfastcash22

    makingfastcash22 Senior Member

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    What program did you use to get rid of it? Gdata?


     
  7. rudeprincess

    rudeprincess Junior Member

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    @loclhero: Norton is worthless, but IMO f-secure is even worse. Embarq only charged my mom $150 for it, huge waste of resources, and it couldn't find a virus if you told it where to look and begged it to remove it. lol
     
  8. makingfastcash22

    makingfastcash22 Senior Member

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    I just uninstalled comodo internet security and Avira.

    Then install kasperspy 2010 and it found 10 trojans that these other two overlooked.

    Seems like a good program, I just have the trial version though.
     
  9. Chronos

    Chronos Junior Member

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    I don't understand why viruses aren't preventable from the get-go.

    Why doesn't like every computer have a public and private encryption key that changes access to the very code. Make it 64 or 128 bit. Impossible to decrypt. Have it change on every computer, every 24 hours.

    PS: I know I don't really know what I'm talking about, but I'm just trying to get the point across why computers are so 'hackable'.
     
  10. TheLoser

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    I ditched the G-Data software. It was rated very high but it slowed my computer down BIG TIME! Opt'd for Eset Smart Security - doesn't slow my machine down - and bought it through my affiliate link on commission junction so I was able to save some money. :D
     
  11. MrSmith

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    I run ESET NOD32 ...Shit catches a bit, but still other shit coming straight through killing you off like the anti-virus malware ones. Those usually require a reboot into safe mode and a complete scan or a system restore of the day before
     
  12. TheLoser

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    Good to know! Now I have to kick myself in the arse and make a recovery boot disc. :D