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#1 Zanith

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 04:50 PM

Okay, so my computer-inept girlfriend got her laptop infected yet again, this time with the scareware known as Desktop Security 2010.

I relayed the instructions towards removing it from here but we're kind of stuck. Her USB wasn't being recognized by the computer when she plugged it in to transfer rkill. Email doesn't seem to be an option since the malware has a stranglehold on her browsers, and I don't think I'll be able to teach her how to burn CDs (if the other computer even can burn CDs.) Any thoughts?

Also, is that one known to transfer itself onto USB thumb drives? If so, there's another problem to deal with.

Edited by Orange Blossom, 10 September 2010 - 05:06 PM.
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#2 Zanith

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 04:54 PM

Also, my apologies if this is the wrong subforum. I only just made an account to ask this. ._.;

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 08:01 PM

See if she can work in safe mode?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...t&p=1926365

See this post for immunizing a flash drive and the clean computer from contamination
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Posted 11 September 2010 - 02:33 AM

Last I checked, I don't think that most modern rogues have a way to spread themselves to flash drives, but you might want to follow the previous post to make sure. If it makes you feel more comfortable. And have faith in yourself!

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 05:04 AM

Regarding flash drive infections see this post

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...t&p=1808605

Edited by DaChew, 11 September 2010 - 05:11 AM.

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