(pls xcue m3 if this is not the right group.)
I really don't need help (actually I prob do :-)).
(please see ** 1 at bottom)
Relevant Knowledge (hereinafter POS) now has me really ticked. I have a VERY well protected machine with at least a dozen prophylactics. Of course the first one went on the Hard Disk. My last one is this great big sucker that covers the monitor. And to type this post, I went to the drug store and purchased latex gloves in fear that the keyboard might transfer to ME this viral POS.
It appears that I am now on my third installation of this POS in the last month. (I don't know where from and I don't understand why my many real time protectors are not working. Really need a good HIPS. This one is gonna be good:
check out this thread - http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=217522
not for the faint of heart.)
The POS seems to morph every time I get it. Now it seems to be injecting my machine with LSD, peyote or something. To wit:
Avira can no longer access updates
Malware Bytes cannot get updates
When I do a search for info on Google for POS, there are far less hits than I would expect.
When I reboot, RegRun finds this POS and I drive a stake into the POS's heart for the umpteenth time. Of course, next time I reboot it is the same story. Oh and at periodic intervals (pretty much randomly) my machines pops up an tells me that it just did a system Restore. All on its own.
As I have been typing this, I started SuperAntiSpyware and clicked to check for updates. That was about 8 minutes ago and it is still sitting there spinning its wheels. No, I am not running this on my TRS-80 Model 1 with 4 K Ram and cassette for storage. :-))
I don't mean to be honery (sp?), disrespectfull or whatever, but please (particularly newbies/kluebies) (see ** below) don't hit me with 37 irrelavant suggestions like:
Have you tried Reformating your hard disk?
Did you try running that nifty low level thingy called ( I think) fdisk?
Did you run xxx
Did you go to this web site yyy
Did you try a Google search?
and so on.
If anyone really does happen to have similar crap from a recent encounter with this POS, let me know.
Note to _real_ Malware proggie authors - update your code to find rlai.dll and the other stains left by this POS. (No 5 different Rootkit proggies have been of no use either.)
My only regret is that this is web based and not on Usenet where I could cross-post it to hell and back enuff to create a Brandy Storm.
** 1 Yes I admit:
- I go to some questionable sites (31337 hazz0r d00d, etc...) for security research purposes.
- Occassionaly, if I have 2 much time (or something else on or in my hanz) I have been known to visit a pron site or two, but strictly to unwind.
- I do go well equipped, shielded etc. (In the old days with the classic spammers you could (if so inclined) introduce them to avalanche. Heh. With todays bot nets I realize that it is hard to do.
** 2 I have some computer experience. Started on IBM 360 in 1967 or so. Have been an Abuse person. Classic anti-spammer back a dozen plus years ago. Have been on "the Net" since before both 1) it was invented by AlGore and 2) the WWW was invented. Then "the Net" meant Usenet.