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#1 stutan

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 07:47 AM

This is just a note to let you guys know I found a very nasty piece of software out there last night. It downloaded as an .iso file and when I clicked on it mounted and began wrecking havoc. Fortunately I was able to remove my usb wireless adapter and begin the process of killing things that were running and trying to remove as much as I could from add/remove programs in the control panel. It killed my ability to use IE or Chrome but I have windows 10 and Edge still worked. I was able to get the standard group of software to begin permanently removing it all Malwarebytes, JRT, SAS, ADWCleaner, Ccleaner, Hitman Pro, and did eset online scan. I have been working on computers for 20 years and never saw something that instantaneously critical before. I believe I have gotten everything but it was a panic for a minute there that is for sure. I have logs and stuff if you want to see. I just thought I would share.

 

On a side note I saw your issues with Spyhunter and I am sorry to say that is one of the worst programs I have ever seen. How some sites can say it is quality software with a straight face is beyond me. (Well we all know they are taking kick backs but that is besides the point). I wish you all well and thanks for all the advice I have read through here over the years. I wish I had more to offer then my well wishes but that will just have to do

 

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#2 Agouti

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 08:12 AM

Thanks for the heads-up.  I am curious though.  What's the name of this ISO and where did you download it?



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Posted 14 April 2016 - 09:36 AM

I'm curious also,without a name of some sort,it doesn't help.



#4 stutan

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 09:58 AM

I was looking for some Cisco prep test I thought it was an image of some exam questions. Yeah that was bright. As far as where I found it I do not remember and I have since flushed the history and the file from my computer. But because I am on windows 10 the right click has a mount option now and once that iso got mounted it started going to town. I uninstalled a ton of stuff from add/remove and everything I ran found something. Ugh Oh well live and learn right? Why is it that every virus punks Windows Defender like it was a inbred nephew or something? lol



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Posted 14 April 2016 - 11:07 AM

Yes.  That sort of thing can happen if you can't be sure of where you are downloading from or what you are downloading.



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Posted 14 April 2016 - 11:16 AM

"...Why is it that every virus punks Windows Defender like it was a inbred nephew or something?.."

WD, like the earlier MSE. while they do their job very well, are somewhat "a gentleman," stepping aside when confronted with some things being done [accidentally in your case, intentional by others].  There are numerous freebies and pay-fors which will at the least alert you, at the most will stop you.


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#7 stutan

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 11:49 AM

Oh I completely understand but it seems like a 12 year old checking ID's at the bar. You here why exactly? It has become more of a notification that something is wrong then a utility to resolve problems.






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