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#1 Akelo  Icon User is offline

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Viruses oh viruses, oh how I hate thee...

Posted 18 January 2008 - 01:10 PM

Alright...I dabble in a lot of things, and one of them is virii coding (not actually writing the code for it...well...because I don't have the time to try and break software). I want to learn how to better remove it from a computer. There are a lot of virus scanners out there that I use, kaspersky, fprot, to name a few, but there have been a few times I have not been able to remove an sob of a virus and it bugs me...to the core (no pun intended). Can anyone suggest any sites that go more into depth about removing viruses (or recommend any books on the topic). Keep in mind, my programming background isn't the strongest (keep in mind, a serious dabbler), but I have enough knowledge to pound through anything I need to. Appreciate the help.

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Re: Viruses oh viruses, oh how I hate thee...

Posted 18 January 2008 - 01:12 PM

heh.... funny.

Why don't you trash a non-needed computer? Like, I don't know, say a test environment.

If you are going to do this style of work, I'd seriously consider imaging the machine before doing something this dangerous.

The virus scanner that I use for customers infected machines is avast.
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Re: Viruses oh viruses, oh how I hate thee...

Posted 18 January 2008 - 06:25 PM

If you can establish the name of the virus through a virus scanner. Typically you can go to a virus scanners site( Norton, McAfee, etc.) and search by virus name to find a removal utility that is specific to that virus.
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Posted 21 January 2008 - 05:42 PM

Why not run some virtual machines and experiment in those?
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Re: Viruses oh viruses, oh how I hate thee...

Posted 07 February 2008 - 03:41 PM

View Postno2pencil, on 18 Jan, 2008 - 01:12 PM, said:

heh.... funny.

Why don't you trash a non-needed computer? Like, I don't know, say a test environment.

If you are going to do this style of work, I'd seriously consider imaging the machine before doing something this dangerous.

The virus scanner that I use for customers infected machines is avast.

avast works great on my comp
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Re: Viruses oh viruses, oh how I hate thee...

Posted 08 February 2008 - 10:28 PM

View PostTom9729, on 21 Jan, 2008 - 05:42 PM, said:

Why not run some virtual machines and experiment in those?

this is a excellent way I think and I definently recommend it.
what you do is use the virtual machine to do all the internet browsing and downloading.
if it gets infected to badly you just close it and make a new virtual machine.

also I have had no problems with viruses on my mac
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Re: Viruses oh viruses, oh how I hate thee...

Posted 08 February 2008 - 10:48 PM

View PostJingle, on 8 Feb, 2008 - 09:28 PM, said:

also I have had no problems with viruses on my mac


I have no problems with viruses on my PC either, now that I think of it, I don't recall ever getting a virus on my PC. All it takes is a little common sense to avoid them :)
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Re: Viruses oh viruses, oh how I hate thee...

Posted 09 February 2008 - 02:23 AM

View PostPsychoCoder, on 9 Feb, 2008 - 06:48 AM, said:

View PostJingle, on 8 Feb, 2008 - 09:28 PM, said:

also I have had no problems with viruses on my mac


I have no problems with viruses on my PC either, now that I think of it, I don't recall ever getting a virus on my PC. All it takes is a little common sense to avoid them :)


Seconded!
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Posted 09 February 2008 - 10:00 AM

I've gotten 1 virus in my lifetime and i was 6 and the game i downloaded off of kazaa(I was 6, i would never be this retarded now) wouldnt open so i just kept opening it until the computer went black and my dad started flipping out. It was Doom 1 or 2 (cant rmemeber) and it was so worth it.
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