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#1 vtfletch

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 12:54 PM

Not sure if this is the right forum to post this question and if not I apologize. I am a desktop technician for George Mason University and I have run into a large variety of virus, my absolute favorite being the vundo variations(jk). I was wondering if there are any resources or classes that the experts have used or taken to be more knowledgeable on removal of malicious code(malware/spyware/viruses). While this site and its collection of spyware/malware/virus removals is wonderful, it doesnt even touch the surface nor cover the many variations of each of them. Thank you so much and I really love the site.

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#2 jgweed

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 03:11 PM

BC does have a HJT training class, but it is currently full and new students are not now being accepted. To cover all the variations of malware current would be a virtual impossibility, especially given the many different computer configurations; hence, our staff of trained volunteers offers individual help in ridding a computer of malware based on information contained in the log produced by the HijackThis! application.
I hope this partly answers your question.
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#3 vtfletch

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 04:09 PM

Thank you so much, I will have to keep an eye out to see if they ever accept new students. I have been in the IT industry for almost 2 years now and resources like this forum have been amazing. I totally understand you can't know every variation, what I am looking for is more of a troubleshooting sequence to guide me on removal and used of some of the great tools out there. As I said I have run into a few variations of the vundo virus and so far my only sure fire solution has been to backup user data and reimage the machine. This is not something I would like to be doing often. Again thank you for the information and thank you for helping develop this great resource.




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