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Windows 7: Rogue antivirus

17 Sep 2010   #21
bigcitycat

Windows Seven, Ubuntu
 
 

Not aloud to talk about it but blocking stops a lot of this

Firefox with noscript stops this in it's tracks.


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17 Sep 2010   #22
madtownidiot

 

True, but a lot of less skilled users don't like firefox, and noscript automatically blocks every site until explicitly enabled, and the average user isn't savvy enough to differentiate between legitimate and malicious sites..
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18 Sep 2010   #23
Keiichi25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

The problem with sticking a neophyte user with Firefox and NoScript, the first complaint they will have is, "Why doesn't know to allow this?!?" And even I trip over once in a while on sites to remember to try and enable NoScript to allow the site to allow me to enter in things or see content when I know it is safe to do so.

Most users are the, "It's broken... Fix it..." or "It should work without me having to tell it." And again, this is why I consider human users to be the ultimate malware/virus program, because they will always have the ultimate control, and often times they will find ways to muck it up more than the virus itself.
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18 Sep 2010   #24
madtownidiot

 

If you know enough to know how to use noscript effectively, you're probably smart enough to avoid sites that are likely to serve up malware anyway.. the logical progression being that noscript is basically useless. I have never encountered a rogue AV in my personal internet use except when I deliberately went looking for one.
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18 Sep 2010   #25
Keiichi25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

I've actually stumbled upon Rogue AV ware twice... Once on my laptop looking for information on the local wildfire. And another time due to a feedreader that was looking at a site directly, I believe.

And FYI, just cause you are 'careful' with the net, doesn't necessarily mean that one of the sites you go to won't have an issue. Again, there are some sites that are well meaning, but get hacked.
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19 Oct 2011   #26
bobsmith33

Windows 7 Premium x64
 
 

I know this is an old thread, but I know an easy removal for most rogue antivirus...set the date a few years into the
future. It should be gone, it's worked for me 4 times. Instead of going into safe mode, installing Malwarebytes or Spyware Doctor, etc. Just do this. It's much easier.
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22 Oct 2011   #27
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
Hmmmm

Anyone tried this one |MG| RogueKiller 6.1.4.0 Download if you are looking for fake stuff?
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24 Oct 2011   #28
tom982

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobsmith33 View Post
I know this is an old thread, but I know an easy removal for most rogue antivirus...set the date a few years into the
future. It should be gone, it's worked for me 4 times. Instead of going into safe mode, installing Malwarebytes or Spyware Doctor, etc. Just do this. It's much easier.
That isn't a removal as such, it's more of a workaround. I don't know how, or if, this works but I can assure you this wont delete the malicious files - probably leaving you in a false sense of security. There are much more effective methods of removing a rogue

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Anyone tried this one |MG| RogueKiller 6.1.4.0 Download if you are looking for fake stuff?
RKill is great little tool but, like most malware removal tools, it shouldn't be used unless under instruction from a trained professional
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24 Oct 2011   #29
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Keiichi25 View Post
The problem with sticking a neophyte user with Firefox and NoScript, the first complaint they will have is, "Why doesn't know to allow this?!?" And even I trip over once in a while on sites to remember to try and enable NoScript to allow the site to allow me to enter in things or see content when I know it is safe to do so.
When I fix/upgrade someones PC, I recommend NoScript & FF, usually putting it on their machine so they can "give it a spin". The biggest complaint I get is that "You have to click on the button to allow things, take it off!".

Even though I explain to them that this gives you an added advantage by stopping things you DON'T see in the background of a web page (possible fly by viruses, malicious downloads, etc.), they still want it off their system. Just because it takes then an extra click or 2.

Yes, it may be an inconvenience to some people (why, I have NO idea), but I think the extra seconds it takes to do 2 clicks is well worth the extra security you get in return.
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24 Oct 2011   #30
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

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
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