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Internet security / isecurity.exe virus

Postby supporttheunderdog » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:59 am

Anyone been hit?

It breezes its way past most security applications - Your browser will close and not reopen - you cannot load task manager and you find you have a pop up window pretending to be an antivirus program but that you never knowingkly had dowloaded telling you everythinhg is infected with the blaster worm or similar. You have a new icon showing a shortcut to the program on your desk top, but cannot find it installed to uninstall it using control panel add/remove programs (or the latest iteration).

It took me about 3 hours to kill it!
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Re: Internet security / isecurity.exe virus

Postby Get Real! » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:06 am

In future if you suspect your system is virus infected, all you need to do is restart your computer in safe mode with networking support via [F8] upon bootup; which would not permit anything other than bare basics to load into memory, and then simply scan your system with an ONLINE virus scanner such as…

http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

http://www.eset.com/us/online-scanner/

http://onlinescan.avast.com/

http://www.f-secure.com/en/web/labs_glo ... ne-scanner

As you can see you don’t even need to have anti-virus software installed on your system (and I don’t recommend that you do) taking up valuable disk space and consuming precious memory and CPU machine cycles 24/7!

Piece of cake and end of story! :wink:
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Re: Internet security / isecurity.exe virus

Postby Get Real! » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:12 am

kurupetos wrote:It will come back, if you continue posting rubbish in CF. :D

:? You’re the most boring and useless forum member I’ve ever come across!
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Re: Internet security / isecurity.exe virus

Postby CBBB » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:34 am

Get Real! wrote:As you can see you don’t even need to have anti-virus software installed on your system (and I don’t recommend that you do) taking up valuable disk space and consuming precious memory and CPU machine cycles 24/7!

Piece of cake and end of story! :wink:


I'll drink to that!

I even saw someone that had 2 anti-virus programs installed, it was almost impossible to run anything else on their machine!
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Re: Internet security / isecurity.exe virus

Postby Get Real! » Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:18 am

I forgot to mention that there are 1 or 2 extremely rare cleverly written viruses that are capable of loading and taking control of a system even in safe mode (probably by writing a copy of themselves to the boot sector) in which case the solution is to remove the hard disk and connect it as a secondary drive to another healthy computer from where you can scan and clean the infected drive without fear of the virus loading into memory.
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Re: Internet security / isecurity.exe virus

Postby Ron Doran » Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:32 pm

Get Real- ' You're the most boring and useless forum member I've ever come across!'

Thanks, that lets me out then.
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Re: Internet security / isecurity.exe virus

Postby Get Real! » Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:46 pm

Ron Doran wrote:Get Real- ' You're the most boring and useless forum member I've ever come across!'

Thanks, that lets me out then.

But you’re new, you try, and you’re not a nuisance so you have the potential of becoming a good contributor. :wink:
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Re: Internet security / isecurity.exe virus

Postby CBBB » Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:22 pm

Get Real! wrote:
Ron Doran wrote:Get Real- ' You're the most boring and useless forum member I've ever come across!'

Thanks, that lets me out then.

But you’re new, you try, and you’re not a nuisance so you have the potential of becoming a good contributor. :wink:


Shall I start a poll to find out who the rest of the members think is the most boring out of the 2 of you?

Hang on, for a poll like that we would have to include VP. Oh, and probably Yaloser. I expect I could probably think of a few more!
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Re: Internet security / isecurity.exe virus

Postby kurupetos » Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:54 pm

CBBB wrote:
Get Real! wrote:
Ron Doran wrote:Get Real- ' You're the most boring and useless forum member I've ever come across!'

Thanks, that lets me out then.

But you’re new, you try, and you’re not a nuisance so you have the potential of becoming a good contributor. :wink:


Shall I start a poll to find out who the rest of the members think is the most boring out of the 2 of you?

Hang on, for a poll like that we would have to include VP. Oh, and probably Yaloser. I expect I could probably think of a few more!

Yes, yourself. :lol:
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Re: Internet security / isecurity.exe virus

Postby yialousa1971 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:52 pm

kurupetos wrote:
CBBB wrote:
Get Real! wrote:
Ron Doran wrote:Get Real- ' You're the most boring and useless forum member I've ever come across!'

Thanks, that lets me out then.

But you’re new, you try, and you’re not a nuisance so you have the potential of becoming a good contributor. :wink:


Shall I start a poll to find out who the rest of the members think is the most boring out of the 2 of you?

Hang on, for a poll like that we would have to include VP. Oh, and probably Yaloser. I expect I could probably think of a few more!

Yes, yourself. :lol:


Don't forget GR. :wink:
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