Vey interesting video about malware removal

Discussion in 'Spyware' started by AMUN, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. AMUN

    AMUN Guest

    http://www.microsoft.com/emea/spotlight/sessionh.aspx?videoid=359

    Gets into removing manually, what tricks malware uses to hide from
    anti-malware, and you that can't always be sure you got it.
    It really is enough to scare the heck out of you.
     
    AMUN, Oct 18, 2008
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  2. Do you have a better link?

    "To view this video, you'll need to
    download the new Silverlight plugin."

    Just for kicks, I clicked the button.

    "Microsoft Silverlight may not be supported on your computer's hardware
    or operating system."
     
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Oct 18, 2008
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  3. AMUN

    AMUN Guest


    That'll teach you to buy a MAC ;)
    Or use one of those free -nix boxes.

    But if you use either, why do you worry about malware at all ? <g>
    I suppose Micro$oft can't be faulted too much, for aiming their video at
    those who are going to fill their wallets.

    While you may not watch it, one thing I was aghast about is how trivially
    the microsoft rep glanced over the fact that Windoze really does not care
    what file extension is used, it can execute ANY file, if the flag is there.
    But no real mention of why they did it or don't completely close that hole
    up.

    So malware writers can and do hide their work in those naked_hot_babe.jpg
    files that everyone circulates all over the web.


    BTW I stumbled across that video, while on a page to download a program
    called Autoruns.
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/default.aspx

    Which is a power users "msconfig.exe" replacement.

    Great program, that let me clean up a lot of the junk the anti-malware
    programs left behind.
    AND it's FREE.
     
    AMUN, Oct 18, 2008
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  4. GNU/Linux, actually. The flavor is Ubuntu. (I'm using my only Windows
    program, this 40tude Dialog newsreader, here in Wine.)
    Oh, I'm not worried. Not at all. :)
    If only they would take some of that money, and hire a core of
    programmers who knew what they were doing...
    http://outside.arc.ab.ca/staff/erkamp/security.jpg
     
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Oct 19, 2008
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  5. AMUN

    AMUN Guest

    The video is something you might want to find a windoze box to see it for
    yourself.
    All they do is talk about all the holes in windows where attacks can come
    from.
    Including that while microsoft has been shoveling all that marketing garbage
    about "windows certificate verified" was going to save us all, Even a lot of
    Vista still doesn't have it.

    My point was they were dense to have left a gaping hole like that and not
    expect that one or two people MIGHT exploit it. <g>

    And while the presenter tried to push Microsoft's offerings, even he
    admitted the best thing is to grab every anti-malware tool you can find and
    run them all, as none catch everything.

    Also you should run any anti-malware tool only while OFFLINE.
     
    AMUN, Oct 19, 2008
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  6. AMUN

    Dustin Cook Guest

    Tagteam malware. One has the extractor, the other is already embedded
    waiting to go. :)
     
    Dustin Cook, Oct 22, 2008
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