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Windows 7: Rogue antivirus

25 Oct 2011   #31

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corrine View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tom982 View Post
RKill is great little tool but, like most malware removal tools, it shouldn't be used unless under instruction from a trained professional
As an FYI, RKill isn't a malware removal tool. It is a tool developed by Grinler (Bleeping Computer) to stop rogue processes, enabling a tools such as MBAM and SAS to run. More information: RKill - What it does and What it Doesn't - A brief introduction to the program
Oops My mistake. Thanks for clearing that up for me!

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25 Oct 2011   #32

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there
IF you are unfortunate enough to get your computer infected IMO you only have two choices to make.

1) Re-install the whole OS again.
2) restore an image from the last known Virus Free date.

Disinfecting a computer using the same infected computer makes utterly NO SENSE. For starters can you be sure that the dis-infection process is reported correctly --who knows what the Virus has done --.

Would you say you are suffering from flu allow a doctor to visit you when the doctor himself is suffering from say another highly contagious disease -- I hope not.

Again this makes it imperative you keep REGULAR BACKUPS and ideally separate the OS / apps from your data via separate partitions.

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