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Windows 7: Does Anything Work?

02 Nov 2010   #11
Francis93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mooreted View Post
I'm a computer tech. Day in and day out we are wiping systems with one variant or another of, WinAntiVirus, System Security Tool, Personal Security, etc. I have customers get infected running Norton, MacAffee, MSE, AVG, Avast. Nothing seems to stop it and nothing seems to be able to remove it.

Is there nothing that can stop it? Well, short of sandboxing the whole system and locking the user down; we can't babysit everyone in town all day.
A bunch or a combination of anti-malware tools should be able to stop these infections. I personally have my own folder of these tools. It contains Hitman Pro, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, SUPERAntiSpyware, Emsisoft Emergency Kit, Norton Power Eraser, VirusTOTAL Uploader, etc.

This site is also useful because it has a website and forum that contains tutorials on how to remove rogue viruses yourself. If you're a Facebook user, LIKE the Malwarebytes' page, or join the Malwarebytes' forum. They also have some tutorials on removing malware.


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02 Nov 2010   #12
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I read , i dunno something close to two years ago they use install folders on you're system and some of them are hidden in user folder and it will say uninstall

Some of these types of viruses can be stopped but you also got to ask where does one go on the web without getting hit ?

I go to the same sites daily with out hesitation i rarely go elsewhere when web searching cause half of the time you get redirected to places you would rather leave alone

but if what i am posting helps any of you im glad noone deserves such a nasty infection that is so bothersome
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02 Nov 2010   #13
mooreted

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I surf the Internet from Ubuntu in a VMware Viewer virtual machine, so I don't worry about viruses. I could never get soccer moms to do this however.
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02 Nov 2010   #14
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
I'm afraid that this type of socially engineered malware can only be countered with education - which may well be a battle that will never be won.

There is no way that any tech can prevent a user from clicking on the link to cure their perceived problem, a perception that is engineered by the malware writing scum fraternity.
I support what you say Nigel....

The onus ultimately is on the user [who is clicking merrily away] to be responsible for his/her self.

"Caveat emptor
" applies - translated this time as "Clicker Beware"!
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02 Nov 2010   #15
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Francis93 and Solarstarshines, you both have 666 post as of this thread........ooooh!
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03 Nov 2010   #16
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Francis93 and Solarstarshines, you both have 666 post as of this thread........ooooh!

not anymore
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03 Nov 2010   #17
mooreted

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Francis93 and Solarstarshines, you both have 666 post as of this thread........ooooh!
It's from the debil mama.
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03 Nov 2010   #18
hello people

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

So how are people getting these viruses? They are going to some website...a flashing, ostentatious neon popup pops up telling them that their computer is at risk/ has a virus and to CLICK HERE to fix it....and they do?

Is that what you're talking about?
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03 Nov 2010   #19
mooreted

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hello people View Post
So how are people getting these viruses? They are going to some website...a flashing, ostentatious neon popup pops up telling them that their computer is at risk/ has a virus and to CLICK HERE to fix it....and they do?

Is that what you're talking about?
Not only that, I had one customer click the thing and actually pay for it! I told him he better cancel his credit card.
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03 Nov 2010   #20
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hello people View Post
So how are people getting these viruses? They are going to some website...a flashing, ostentatious neon popup pops up telling them that their computer is at risk/ has a virus and to CLICK HERE to fix it....and they do?

Is that what you're talking about?
That's exactly what people do. It sends warning messages to the brain and the first things they do is click 'scan'

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Example of warning screen from Personal Antivirus


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mooreted View Post
Not only that, I had one customer click the thing and actually pay for it! I told him he better cancel his credit card.
Now that's a first for me...

But, it keeps the likes of you and me in work


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