XP Antispyware 2010

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by demfl, Mar 20, 2010.

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  1. weinter

    weinter /dev/null

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    I don't think this mantra is suitable.
    Linux is free, true and good.
    The root of the problem stem from human greed/curiousity.
    Users like to think "Oh Free software! Download and install..."
    If you know what you need and it is enough, you wouldn't be click on shady software such as XP AntiSpyware 2010.
    There would be no issues if people will just think before doing anything.
     
  2. demfl

    demfl Notebook Enthusiast

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    To be fair from my experience of seeing this on other PCs, xp spyware 2010 seem to installed itself somehow. Once the alerts pop up, I believe the damage is already done to the registry. I wonder if surfing in standard account mode instead of admin would be a good prevention method:D
     
  3. Pirx

    Pirx Notebook Virtuoso

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    It doesn't prevent it entirely, but it will entirely prevent any system-wide modifications, making it easy to remove the crap. What is a little bit tricky to deal with is that the malware defines a filetype association for .exe files, so that every start of an executable actually starts the malware first. That association needs to be removed first (which can be done while logged in as the affected user), and after that the malware code itself can be removed from the users AppData folder.
     
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