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Posted 29 March 2014 - 01:19 AM
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. ― Albert Einstein ― Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.
Posted 29 March 2014 - 06:10 AM
Are you some alter-ego/reincarnation of James T Kirk?? http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/u/789510/james-t-kirk/
Huh? I'm corn-foozed.
Posted 29 March 2014 - 06:46 AM
I can think of three things off the top of my head for installers that download files from the internet:
1. Use an antivirus capable of scanning web traffic like ESET or avast!. This way all the data downloaded from HTTP conncections is scanned. This covers most of downloads but if the program uses FTP, HTTPS or some other protocol then it can skip detection
2. Run the installer in Sandboxie first (if the installer wants admin access, quit). This way even if it downloads malicious code from the net, it will stay in Sandboxie.
3. Install the program in VirtualBox first. I personally use this method to check new programs. Whatever happens in VirtualBox Guest OS, stays there. After installation of whatever you want, scan your Guest OS in VirtualBox with ESET Online scanner and Malwarebytes AntiMalware. Upload downloaded files to VirusTotal and so on....
Posted 29 March 2014 - 02:13 PM
...I was going to suggest scanning the installer with ESET's Online scanner (IME seems to be the best & only scanner to consistently detect malware bundled with an installer, YMMV)
Yes, I have noticed it too. ESET is very good at detecting all questionable software like PUPs and bundled malware. It always flags my mIRC client as PUP.
But here the installer is just a bootstrap web installer. It further downloads files from the internet. So the malware is not actually bundled.
Posted 29 March 2014 - 03:22 PM
I sincerely appreciate all the extremely use full information you guys have provided here.
I cannot afford Eset at this time but will give sandboxie a try.
You have all been very helpful. Well most of ya’ll.
Vaya Con Dios
Posted 29 March 2014 - 03:48 PM
I cannot afford Eset at this time...
The ESET online scanner is free.
Posted 29 March 2014 - 04:36 PM
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