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Windows 7: I'm going hell, I know it!

12 Jan 2010   #1
HJA

 
I'm going hell, I know it!

Just spent half a day getting rid of Vundo.H trojan on a PC at work. No virus scans run for 8+ months. IE temp folder took 3 minutes to empty. After a half dozen scans with NOD32, MalwareBytes, and MS MRT I stopped getting an infection warning. Had our outside gurus take it anyway and pull the HD to scan. All they found were bits left over (dll's, etc). Cool1 The guy that uses the PC had no clue how it could have got there. When he asked how it happened I told him it most likely came from a web site as he said he "NEVER" opens attachments in email he is not expecting. (Found a bunch of photos of NASCAR junk via email) He asked what this Vundo.H does / works........I said it embeds itself in the
Data
Unit
Main
Board
Access
Service
System
and can cause slow downs or BSOD......He nodded. and walked away.
He complains his kids destroyed their home PC in 6 months!!!!!



I am so going to hell
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12 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Well, there is worse. Like, Grandma tripping.....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HJA View Post
I said it embeds itself in the
Data
Unit
Main
Board
Access
Service
System
oh, how i need to remember this!
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12 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Why isn't there a centralized AV product installed and in place at your work environment with a real time scanner that would have stopped this stuff as it came in???????? Cannot always put the blame on the end users...sometimes the people who maintain the business need a swift kick for not taking precautions and saving the end-users from themselves. Because at the end of the day, it's the business that is ultimately impacted if data is wiped out or worker productivity is lost.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2010   #5
HJA

 

Quote:
Why isn't there a centralized AV product installed and in place at your work environment with a real time scanner that would have stopped this stuff as it came in????????
We have a server and 6 PC's all running NOD32. I am not an IT Pro. Stuff breaks, I fix it. I tell them run scans, delete temps etc, but I'm not the boss. If I can't figure it out I send it to our outside guys.
The last virus I had on my own PC was on my 486Gateway. Never had anything at work. Don't intend to get another at home.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2010   #6

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

Unfortunately real-time scanners do not catch everything...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by patio View Post
Unfortunately real-time scanners do not catch everything...
Very true, but it sounds like from the OP that the company exercises a very lazy approach to protecting their networks. No virus scans in 8+ months, etc.

Even with a strong environment, you can occasionally get hit with something. I got a non destructive malware alert that went off in Trend last week when I was googling a local news story and a file was quarantined on my box.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2010   #8
HJA

 

I checked the internet on this trojan and I guess some junk can find away in no matter what. I don't cruise the net and go where ever. I have sites I use and I have had sites tell me they can't open because of my settings. See ya! I don't go there then.
IT is not my main job. I inherited it. There was no server when I started over 10 years ago. I just do what I can.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2010   #9

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

If you have inherited this:
You need to find someone who's been doing IT security for awhile and drag him out for a few beers and pick his brain...

I'd volunteer but my plates full
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2010   #10
HJA

 

Quote:
You need to find someone who's been doing IT security for awhile and drag him out for a few beers and pick his brain...

I'd volunteer but my plates full

That sucks....I was going to buy.
I know security. I just can't enforce it. Regular back ups, snoop via the server to check upon problems. Other than that to each his own. I know what they are doing even if they won't admit it. I don't pry, just watch the system. I have many other duties. That trojan didn't just pop out of nowhere. Keeps me employed as the outside guys charge $100 an hour.
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