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Sic semper malware

Even the kind of malware that is evil enough to tamper with Spybot Search and Destroy and Lavasoft AdAware can be eradicated with the right registry hacking, most of the time. I just spent an hour researching and removing something called InetGet2, which autoinstalled via some pop-up or else came bundled with SideStep.

I'm not sure what it is, besides a malicious data logger, but it really does seem to cirvumvent at least Spybot Search and Destroy.

Anyone here use anything for regular scanning and manual cleanup of spyware, adware and malware besides Spybot S&D? I have one copy of Norton Systemworks 2003, but it doesn't seem to do much against the nastiest of the nasty.

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Banazir

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altamira16
Sep. 2nd, 2006 09:01 am (UTC)
Does Windows Defender get it?
banazir
Sep. 2nd, 2006 04:45 pm (UTC)
Windows Defender
You know, I can't say. I thought Windows Defender was a Vista thing when I reinstalled WinXP this past June, so I didn't install it. Currently, my virus protection is limited to Trend Micro (K-State recently switched from Symantec Anti-Virus 9).

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Banazir
ankh_f_n_khonsu
Sep. 2nd, 2006 10:33 am (UTC)
Anyone here use anything for regular scanning and manual cleanup of spyware, adware and malware besides Spybot S&D?


Sure. OSX. :P

Namaste.
banazir
Sep. 2nd, 2006 10:52 am (UTC)
"Mac virus, please forward"
Har, har. ;-)

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Banazir
ankh_f_n_khonsu
Sep. 2nd, 2006 11:57 am (UTC)
Re: "Mac virus, please forward"
;)

Namaste.
banazir
Sep. 2nd, 2006 04:55 pm (UTC)
Ankh F N Khonsu
I keep forgetting to ask... what does "Ankh F N Khonsu" mean?

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Banazir
ankh_f_n_khonsu
Sep. 3rd, 2006 01:46 am (UTC)
Re: Ankh F N Khonsu
banazir
Sep. 3rd, 2006 04:57 am (UTC)
Re: Ankh F N Khonsu
Ah, I see. Thanks.

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Banazir
allucquere
Sep. 2nd, 2006 11:26 am (UTC)
Linux.

*runs and hides* :P
banazir
Sep. 2nd, 2006 04:47 pm (UTC)
"Linux virus, please forward"
Again, hardy har har. ;-)

I'll have you know I'm running three Linuxes at home! You've got to have a Windows system in my line of work.

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Banazir
yodge
Sep. 2nd, 2006 03:23 pm (UTC)
/me hugs shiny Apple
banazir
Sep. 2nd, 2006 04:48 pm (UTC)
IHHB, 'puterwuv chpater?
Dells are shiny, too. It's fllo's silver, methinks.

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Banazir
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banazir
Sep. 3rd, 2006 04:58 am (UTC)
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself
True, true, but who's really unafraid, besides those who plan to reformat their drives soon?

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Banazir
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