wow, you guys have gotta see this machine!

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by yuio, Jan 25, 2009.

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  1. yuio

    yuio NBR Assistive Tec. Tec.

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    I just got a machine from a friend of a friend to fix as he is having some issues with it.

    well I get it, takes 5min's to boot, every 5 second it flashes up "spyware etc. detected


    Spybot search and destroy reports >500infections + 20 high security threats. this machine has every form of virus, trogans, adware, sypware, worms, dialers, key recorders everything.

    every scan shows more and more infections.


    I tried to install 3 diffrent virus scans(avira, avg, win defender) but none of them work/they all return 0 results(avira allways has 1 or 2). any Ideas? I'm not sure how to fix this, with out putting Ubuntu on it of course.

    anyone know of good free anti spyware software? or have any ideas what to do with this thing?
     
  2. Hep!

    Hep! sees beauty in everything

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    Here's my most recent update of my Somewhat-Automated Anti-Malware toolkit.
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=CHH8RD7W
    Actually it's been slightly updated but not enough to be worth uploading all over again.

    Included, but not limited to:
    Combofix: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix
    SmitFraudFix: http://siri.geekstogo.com/SmitfraudFix.php
    Spybot Search and Destroy: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/spybotsd/index.html
    SUPER AntiSpyware: http://www.superantispyware.com/superantispywarefreevspro.html
    MalwareBytes Anti Malware: http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
    Trojan Remover: http://www.simplysup.com/tremover/download.html - I usually start with this, does a good job of softening up the computer so it's more workable.
    SpywareBlaster: http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
    BitDefender Antivirus 2009 Trial: http://www.bitdefender.com/site/Downloads/ NOTE THAT EXISTING AV MUST FIRST BE REMOVED
    Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...E0-E72D-4F54-9AB3-75B8EB148356&displaylang=en

    Some additional tools that may help:
    HiJack This!: http://www.download.com/Trend-Micro-HijackThis/3000-8022_4-10227353.html
    CCleaner: http://www.ccleaner.com/download
    Unlocker: http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/

    (I clean this crap for a living)
     
  3. elijahRW

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    I suggest you do a clean install of the operating system.
    Format the drive and start fresh.
    After that your friend should use anti-virus software to keep from getting them.
     
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    dougjr Notebook Consultant

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    I second this idea.
     
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    Silas Awaketh Notebook Deity

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    I third it but who are those girls in your avatar! :eek:
     
  6. Pitabred

    Pitabred Linux geek con rat flail!

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    Take off and nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure ;)
     
  7. Hep!

    Hep! sees beauty in everything

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    Does anyone actually clean computers anymore?
    Sometimes (PROBABLY NOT IN THIS CASE) cleaning is more cost effective than reloading. Like when the client has tons of custom software configurations and re-setting up will take hours.
    That kid probably does not have anything of value though, and likely got all this crap from using Limewire or Bittorrent, or some other P2P which he does not understand.
     
  8. scythie

    scythie I died for your sins.

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    +1 for clean install.

    From your description, it seems the PC is beyond hope.
     
  9. yuio

    yuio NBR Assistive Tec. Tec.

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    wow thanks guys I want to wipe out windows but he doesn't want to do that..

    Oh and he has anti virus, but he let it expire lol.
    I looked through his start menu and he has all kinds of stuff like limewire etc.(at this point I don't want to know whats on here... 40year old single mechanic... I just don't want to know.

    and he also uses this for banking... I recommend a dual boot with Ubuntu for this guy do bank and 'unknown' activities on linux use windows for compatability.

    Avira is starting to find virus's now. going to download that links above and give them a try.

    trying to get rid of nortan lol he has a password on it lol.
    try and open taskmanager = disabled by admin? wow, this guy really messed this thing up. I think I am going to tray and get rid of this crap from safe mode.
     
  10. Pitabred

    Pitabred Linux geek con rat flail!

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    You will probably never get it completely clean. I'm sure he doesn't want you to nuke and pave, but you should tell him that if he doesn't, there's no way you can guarantee you cleaned everything off, and he may already have his banking details all over the place as it is due to those viruses.
     
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