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About an hour ago, I ran into an odd fake AV malware, and obviously, started breaking out the tools to clean it out. Probably a driveby from some bad advertisement.

 

Before I start anything though, I do have plenty of experience cleaning this sort of crap out...Mainly through Linux and ClamAV on a CD as usually, Windows won't boot properly/won't allow me to run programs without jumping through hoops.

This one though seemed dumb enough to be killed by task manager and never came back. Usually, I get warning messages all over and immediately, things like task manager start closing. Even my normal AV program didn't get shut down.

So, some antimalware definition updating and an hour and a half later, MalwareBytes seems to have found "it".

 

I'm thinking it was just small fry and I got lucky. Any thoughts? confused_face.gif

 

Oh and actually, it's completely gone now. MalwareBytes+SAS wiped it clean.


Edited by Byakushiki - 4/2/12 at 5:28pm
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About an hour ago, I ran into an odd fake AV malware, and obviously, started breaking out the tools to clean it out. Probably a driveby from some bad advertisement.

 

Before I start anything though, I do have plenty of experience cleaning this sort of crap out...Mainly through Linux and ClamAV on a CD as usually, Windows won't boot properly/won't allow me to run programs without jumping through hoops.

This one though seemed dumb enough to be killed by task manager and never came back. Usually, I get warning messages all over and immediately, things like task manager start closing. Even my normal AV program didn't get shut down.

So, some antimalware definition updating and an hour and a half later, MalwareBytes seems to have found "it".

 

I'm thinking it was just small fry and I got lucky. Any thoughts? confused_face.gif

 

Oh and actually, it's completely gone now. MalwareBytes+SAS wiped it clean.

You..lucky........... my last one was bigger than I expected. I let it in half on purpose..it was a lot bigger than I expected. I didn't care as I needed a windows reformat and bam. Dead. I can bet another enthusiast is reading this and going "newb, you don't have to reinstal if you have skillz like mine". Well the thing is, I know perfectly well how to do everything so that my Windows instal doesn't get all crappy. But when I am using my computer...do I have to practice good computer use 24/7? I do stupid things and mess my files up and all that.

 

Anyway, big virus came. Downloaded new Linux desktop distro and burned to disk on my mac. Rebooteded to disk. Moved all my files to my internal non OS disks and external HDD. Reinstalled. Bam.
 

 

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