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How do I get rid of the Viruses?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by daserpent, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. daserpent

    daserpent Power Member

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    I have been using SB on my personal laptop for a week now; because my pc has broken. My laptop has been infected with some viruses i think.

    I ran Kaspersky Internet Security Full scan and it shows everything okay. But, I see my laptop freezing sometimes and my CPU usage shooting to 100% every now and then. It might malware instead but I am not sure.

    What softwares do you suggest for me to use to keep my laptop free from viruses and trojans and malwares?? :(
     
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    bornformoney Senior Member

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    check out malware bytes if you believe that was malware...try ending some startup processes...also see which process is taking up all the cpu's power and then end it as well...if nothing works then just backup all ur system files and then do either a system restore or just format the whole damn thing ;)
     
  3. GoldenGlovez

    GoldenGlovez Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebyte will usually do the trick. For some hidden BHO Objects (Things that infect the browser) I will use HiJack This to find things missed by MSE and MWB.

    Many people recommend running SB on a Virtual Machine. This will keep the infections from spreading throughout your main machine.
     
  4. daserpent

    daserpent Power Member

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    Yes, formatting is the last thing I want to do, but, if I am not able to remove the malware.. formatting is the only option left.

    Thanks, I will download these softwares right now and scan the computer. I will also install SB using Vmware so that it doesn't infect the laptop again.
     
  5. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    Next time setup a virtual machine and run SB from inside of their... or just buy a VPS.
     
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    Autoruns from sysinternals . com now owned by microsoft. Do the check by hand checking unusual offending processes launched at startup. It's an awesome little tool.
     
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    Suggest you to install virtual pc when you gonna surf those highly dangerous websites. Use your windows to surf usual public websites only.
     
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    virtual pc
     
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    ericbenson81 Junior Member

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    I use Microsoft Security Essentials and it seems to be doing a pretty good job. After that, just be careful in downloading stuff and scan it with virustotal before downloading if you really need to download it.

    Best of Luck,

    Eric
     
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    Get a better updated version of any good antivirus like NOD 32 , Avira etc.
    They might help.
     
  12. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    I'm personally a fan of Comodo AntiVirus, it's good and free, and has loads of custom settings if u want.

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    I'm actually in the security business and running Malwarebytes will clean most infections. For free AV I am impressed with Avast, it has done a good job for me. As with any AV solution your mileage may vary and any single solution can let you down with a brand new infection in the wild.

    The recommendation regarding a VPN is good advice. As I have mentioned before if you regularly go to bad neighborhoods then using Ubuntu is highly recommended and is more immune from viruses and trojans than even the Mac. Why? Only 12 million machines in the world are running it and hacker haven't targeted it yet!

    If you can't clean the laptop download Hiren's free boot CD and boot your laptop with the CD. The malware won't run with the boot CD and you can safely backup your data. Just be sure not to the original source of the infection, i.e. warez, with you. Good luck and feel free to PM with questions.
     
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    once your infected your never safe. I reformat twice a year to be safe. Use dropbox and encryption plugin to save files.
     
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    Download avast antivirus and run Scrapebox from the sandbox i think its called.

    That makes sure your protected in a little bubble sort of effect :)