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Windows 7: Hitman Pro (?)

04 Nov 2014   #11
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

fireberd, we got that. But sometimes a discussion goes on after the original issue is solved You can unsubscribe from this thread if you don't want to see new posts.
(I answered a direct question addressed to me and Callender)


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04 Nov 2014   #12
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Hitman Pro removal of detected items

Where do I start? Re: Post #6

Well usually nothing new sneaks through and if it does then I'm using CPM (Comodo Programs Manager) to monitor software installs. Uninstalling the offender using CPM usually removes all trace but I also use other software that monitors and logs registry changes in real-time and software that logs any newly created or modified executables or drivers with the option to quarantine them.

Sometimes I'm not too careful when installing what I think is trusted software only to find out later that it contains a trojan or whatever. I hardly ever need to deal with removal of viruses or spyware but uninstalling a program then doing a manual scan for leftover files/ folders and registry entries followed by scans with several scanners and checking for suspicious hidden files and unsigned files seems to do the trick. I also regularly check network activity to see what's connecting and weed out anything unwanted.

The last step is a manual registry scan using RegSeeker.

If and when needed I just roll back to a recent system image backup. Personally I wouldn't trust security software to actually remove all trace of an infection even though it might manage to render it inactive.
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04 Nov 2014   #13
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
If and when needed I just roll back to a recent system image backup. Personally I wouldn't trust security software to actually remove all trace of an infection even though it might manage to render it inactive.
I agree. My example was on a work computer and many years ago. I wouldn't try that multi-cleaning method again. So it's nothing I recommend (in case anyone maybe interpreted it that way)
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04 Nov 2014   #14
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the info. I errantly assumed that the discussion (re: post 6) would center around cleaning up computers owned/operated by other people (family, friends, friends of friends...).

As for me, I've not had an infection (that I know of) in I don't know how long. Even when I go hunting for infections (while inside a VM on an isolated network) - I have a hard time getting infected. I have yet to witness a drive by infection.


When I'm cleaning up computers owned/operated by other people, I start with the normal method for uninstalling an app (if there is one). Then cycle thru various tools. Then manual searches for junk missed. The last infection that I cleaned up after involved CryptoWall 2.0 (no normal uninstall process). Maybe CryptoWall 2.0 came in via malverts on that computer. From what I've read, even HitmanPro's Alerter is having a hard time with the heuristics of the 100+ variants that have come out these past few weeks.

Thanks again for posting.
(perhaps I should have made my own topic :-)
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04 Nov 2014   #15
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Removing infections

Well I'm no expert but I don't see infections very often. Sometimes I will clean a family member's machine but it's ususally just adware and run of the mill stuff where the usual tools will do the job.

I tend to use UVK Portable (the .com version) and add a few additional third party apps along with the built in ones.

It gets a mention here along with HitmanPro. HitmanPro features in quite a few videos on this site but watching through the various videos reveals that usually a combination of manual removal and then running several tools is needed.

Delete Computer Viruses - Video

Check out some of the videos for ideas if you have time.

More videos
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05 Nov 2014   #16
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Callender,
Thanks for the videos. I've not used a wrapper app like that before. Maybe someday :-)
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05 Nov 2014   #17
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

I only help family members sometimes, but never something serious. I mostly uninstall Chrome and other stuff that's been installed when they try themselves to install a new version of Flash for example. Some people seem to be blind about the checkboxes options during installations

Nice tip Callender! I've noticed you know a lot of cool tools that at least I've never heard of
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