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privacy protection malware from APC website


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#1 Tom@liwebsolutions

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:46 AM

So I am on a Windows Server 2003 Small business server, and I recently just installed a Smart UPS 1500 rackmountable Battery backup.
I want to manage the powerchute program, so I go to their website to get the latest software... I than download APC Powerchute version 9
I go to install it and BAM... Privacy protection Malware everywhere popping up.
I start freaking out, all critical data is on this server, it starts killing all the services, no .exe can run.. i'm like.. WTF?
So luckily... I didnt click on anything.. I quickly logged off (restarted), than logged on as a different user.
I than loaded/updated malwarebytes, and ran a FULL scan... took about 3 hours but it got everything and I am back to normal again.
So the moral of the story is... I went to a very legit website and caught this malware.. you cant trust any site these days.
What dont kill you, makes you more strong!

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#2 Okharon

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 06:08 PM

Seen this one happen too many times. Best way I found to deal with it was to download the software on another PC, secure/scan it, then transfer it to the server and install. A lot lower risk of drive by infections.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 10:05 PM

Yep... you live and learn.
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