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WARNING! Had A Rootkit-Malware Attack Any Opinons

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by bluey, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. bluey

    bluey Registered Member Premium Member

    Mar 3, 2008
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    Having spent most of friday and quite a few pounds (cash not weight) trying to get rid of a nasty Malware I thought I ought to speak to your guys to get an opinion on a few things.

    1. Has anyone had this malware which causes what I now know to be a Rootkit attack it gets in the operating system and is a begger to get rid of first of all with NOD it finds it (Deep scan Only) but can't get rid of it. It lingers like a bad smell.

    Now here is the fun bit you think I will get various malware/adware removal tools they will kill the sucker!

    No the clever little B*star* stops you accessing these sites so you can't download them so next have to use your other PC and download, etc you get the picture.

    After running god only knows how many anti virus, malware and adware programs and even a couple of root kits out of shear desperation tried MS own virus remover!!!

    For once it seem the guys at MS came up with an answer only 15 hours of tooing and froing between PC's later!!!

    Any way I am now considering using Windows Steady State or Faronics Deep Freeze as when you dance with the devil you risk getting your ASS burned and I can't handle that sort of $hit again.

    Any alternative suggestion to these or opinions on these would be welcomed or if any one can suggest a better way of dealing with these situations please say now as I am sure we are getting Pissed Off with these sort of issues.
  2. kingofbigmac

    kingofbigmac Regular Member

    Apr 10, 2008
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    Sitting at my computer dicking around
    Las Vegas
    I had a nasty virus and AVG anti virus worked! The free version. I ran it and it didnt find it so I updated it and ran it again and it found it. My advice is to make sure your programs are updated and try re-running your programs. Best of luck
  3. ken3401

    ken3401 Regular Member

    Jul 26, 2008
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    On Earth Somewhere
    Sound like you had a run-in withe the April fool virus. I read somewhere that is stops your antivirus from updating.
  4. allyrob

    allyrob Newbie

    May 11, 2008
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  5. grape01

    grape01 Registered Member

    Dec 19, 2008
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    Hi there bluey,

    that is so funny (well not really) we have spent the last 3 days trying to get rid of a huge pile of crap from the computer. The same as you, the adware/malware/trojans kept fighting all the stuff we tried to load to get rid of it. We too bought a spy programme, but it wouldnt even let us run it.

    Anyway finally we found geekstogo. Brilliant site. They held our hand through the whole thing and we now have it all sorted. Check it out. They also recommend stuff to help protect in the future. Their help was all free. Was like having our own IT consultant.