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Yay for Virut!

Post by DarkValkyr on Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:25 am

If no one's familiar with that name, for the past week my PC's been attacked by the notorious Virut, and it's latest strain, Virtu. Damn painful, I had it for only 1 day and had no idea why AVG wasn't able to clean it, so I ended up PTing with my friend for the rest of the day. In the meantime, it infected well over 50000 .exe's in my PC as well as countless other trojans have entered via a backdoor.

Found out LogonUI wouldn't work the next day, could barely enter the PC somehow. Got Kaspersky and fixed it after religious googling (not to mention, Virus ate my bandwith like Muir with...many things. Or Xene with Ice Cream.) Regardless, after several days of PC scanning, googling, getting so many softwares, research, I believe my PC's back to good health (though I'm not certain on how stable the system is -- its almost as good as it was back then, but Logon UI seems to be corrupted beyond repair and some files have trojans popping up now and then) so it's probably due a good reformat, but for now at least I've saved all my data for everything at least.

But yeah, I'm alive and well. =o
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Re: Yay for Virut!

Post by Verence on Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:00 pm

Stop looking at porn.

But yeah, seriously, I'd suggest a firewall, Firefox with Noscript, Ad-Aware, and Spybot.
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Re: Yay for Virut!

Post by Reinbach on Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:11 pm

And thermite. Lots of thermite.

A fire extinquisher, too.
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Re: Yay for Virut!

Post by DarkValkyr on Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:16 am

I've got all those and more, by now.

Whew, I'm no longer going by that 'only 1 Anti-Virus is enough' mantra that's been drilled onto my head in fear of conflicts.
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Re: Yay for Virut!

Post by Reinbach on Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:57 am

Yes, you need multiple anti-virus programs, just to be safe.

And at least 2kg of thermite.
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Re: Yay for Virut!

Post by DarkValkyr on Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:14 am

What's a thermite? D:
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Re: Yay for Virut!

Post by Reinbach on Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:06 pm

Self-oxidizing combustable material. Fun stuff!
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Re: Yay for Virut!

Post by DarkValkyr on Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:49 am

Yay! *catches on fire*
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