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A Request For The Bleeping Computer Team


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#1 azmodii

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 10:46 PM

Hi Guys,

As a tech, I often refer to your forums as a last ditched effort to root out hard to kill virii.
Love the things that are happening around here and the software that is being developed to combat such problems.

Which brings me to my request, Our development team are currently working on an intuitive piece of software capable of logical self-removal of questionable files. The basis works around a 'whitelist' of sorts. Anything in the whitelist stays turned on, and anything not gets turned off. It utilizes the autoruns method of creating a subkey and moving the entries into the subkey, making it reliable and reversable using both autoruns and the program itself.

The project is completely freeware, and is in its second closed beta.

The problem is, the whitelist is not yet large enough to accomodate the average user and is programed to ask if a file is not in the whitelist or the blacklist, in order to further the size of the list. By default, it turns off programs without verisign publishers and descriptions. I stumbled across your 'startup list' and sirens went off in my head. Is it possible for our dev's to pull the list from the site? Understandably all credit for the list would remain as is, but if our program had access to the list - it would make it significatly more effective, and mean that it could be distributed to main-stream users.

Our eventual aim is to hand it in for submission here.

CSV would be ideal, but any parsable format would do.

Thanks for your time

Regards

Joel Clark

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 11:21 AM

I would suggest that you please contact our administrator with your question
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#3 Grinler

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 04:12 PM

Hi Joel,

Unfortunately we are not able to help you with this. I am not a big believer in auto-parsers of startups because past projects like this have shown that there are way too many false positives.




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