View Full Version : Malware! Spyware! Grrrr!!!

02-05-2005, 11:50:36

Not on my machine, but I'm attempting to clean up somebody else's machine. It's posessed. If it was my machine, I'd reinstall from scratch. It's not my machine. I won't have a chance to do a "lite" exorcism until later this morning. I'm feeling confident that after I do about 20 little things, evil will be vanquished. What I'm not as confident about is my ability to instill security-mindedness in others. But after not trying for the last few years, maybe it's time to get better.

02-05-2005, 14:50:11
It is the new plague.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
02-05-2005, 17:29:47
Start charging money for it. A few times of a few hundred bucks to clean it up is enough to instill security-mindedness in anyone.

03-05-2005, 08:59:05
Gone. It took about 2 hours, though that's in addition to the 2 hours spent the night before. In all, I ended up doing about 9 things during the first 2 hours, and 8 things during the last 2 hours. Luckily, the problem was spyware galore, but no worms or viruses. If there's a virus on the system after all this, then I can't do anything about it anyway. :)