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Looking for generalized malware removal techniques

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#1 eyetripoli


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Posted 01 March 2012 - 10:01 PM


I can't seem to find what I'm looking for so as a longtime lurker I decided to post. I'm looking for a few bits of information including most common techniques used by current malware. Common places to look in the registry for entries for auto start. I do use anti virus scanners but it often takes a long time to do full scans and different scanners have different rates of success. Because my job requires it, I need to learn quicker ways of identifying malware running and getting rid of it manually. I've gone over several guides posted including ones of malware hiding in services, svchost defined, combing through the registry. I am already experienced in windows but I am trying to learn more.

What are some of the initial tests that you guys use to view a system. What catches your eye when looking through the logs? Where do you start your look in the registry and start with disabling the malware manually?

Thanks for your help,

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 07:45 AM

:welcome: to BC eyetripoli

Learning the techniques of malware removal and developing investigative skills to read/analyze logs created by tools such as DDS, OLT, RSIT and ComboFix can take many months. There is just too much information to provide in a general topic discussion and answer the voluminous number of questions which would follow. Since this is the case, it is recommended that those desiring to learn about malware and removal techniques enroll in one of the various Unite Schools which offers such training in private areas of the forums not viewable to the general public.

One reason for doing this is to safeguard and protect the integrity of our tools and knowledge from malware writers. They read public forum topics looking for clues on how to circumvent our tools and removal techniques. We don't want to provide any information they can use against us so we deliberately do not provide specific information on the inner workings of our tools and how we use them in areas where attackers can see that information. As such, our discussion in public areas is limited and sometimes may appear vague or not fully address a specific question.

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