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. Kamin_Majere

    Kamin_Majere =][= Ordo Hereticus

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    After a year of use with out a anti-virus or firewall my wife's first laptop had 746,891 malware applications and 1362 individual virus. (i memorized the numbers because i actually called people over to the house to see it... i couldn't believe it)

    I took it out the the back yard and shot it...

    Went to best buy the next day and got her a new one. Now i put nod32 on everything she touches and my hardware firewall has a 32 digit code that only i know. Hopefully that will never happen again.

    +1 for wipe the thing and start from scratch
     
  2. yuio

    yuio NBR Assistive Tec. Tec.

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    I all read told him to check all his credit card and bank account daily and even transferring to new one might not be that bad of an idea.
     
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    LOL:D "I took it out the the back yard and shot it... ":p
     
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    Even if he has done things with his bank and CC on it what does that have to do with anything? These activities are done online.
     
  5. yuio

    yuio NBR Assistive Tec. Tec.

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    I know there is no way to completely clean this thing, really, but if I can get it to work for anything but banking I think that's good enough for now.
     
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    The simple fact that you cannot know whether it's clean should be reason enough for your friend NOT to use it for banking.
    Only if you partition the HD and install a linux distro on it also, it will be safe to use (if you can't do a clean Win OS install).

    @erwallie; Online banking still involves keyboard input, all these strokes can be monitored (in real-time) by malware as well as the url visited.
     
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    obsolete Notebook Evangelist

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    Sweet. Shotgun?

    Set avast or what every antivirus software you're using to scan at bootup. But I agree with everyone else. Either do a clean wipe and install or shoot it. It aint worth the hassle.
     
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    You need to start over fresh and either be proactive with programs to prevent spyware or use linux so it isn't possible to get the junk.
     
  9. Kamin_Majere

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    12 gauge with bird shot. IMO the only way to murder a laptop effectively
     
  10. yuio

    yuio NBR Assistive Tec. Tec.

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    update, something is now trying to unistall Norton for me(thank god).

    It has already unistalled spybot... I'd almost thing that this is a hack but I'm not connected!
     
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