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#1 Lively

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 05:16 PM

After a major battle against evil malware forces (with a great deal of help from stonangel!) I've learned tricks and tips that no computer user should ever have to learn. All I have to say is, I am glad I have an above average understanding of this stuff, but strangely enough - I want more.

Now that my immediate threat is over, I find myself reading other postings in the hijackthis forum, some things I see but others I don't - how do you learn what to look for? Is there a forum somewhere? A website? I did a ton of Googling over the past couple of days on different .exe and .dll files my biggest problem was *knowing* which site was a real help and which ones were a trip into the danger zone.

I read one Admins post, I don't remember what forum, how he often surfs into dangerous waters to find the bad stuff and I thought to myself, I want to do that. Fighting this stuff is almost addictive.

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 05:36 PM

I am not so sure you want to go where no man fears to go until you have spent a great deal of time preparing yourself and have a separate, isolated and quarantined computer on which to practice self-infection.
Another, and more productive way might be to apply to Grinler for admittance into the HJT log analysis training programme. You will learn a lot about malware and its irradication from infected computers, and after graduating, be allowed to help user members get rid of ever-prevalent malware- - -a very real contribution to the fight.
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Posted 02 November 2006 - 08:38 PM

I am not so sure you want to go where no man fears to go until you have spent a great deal of time preparing yourself and have a separate, isolated and quarantined computer on which to practice self-infection.



*Smiling* Umm, yeah I was thinking on my drive home from work, that I'd want a laptop (portable fun and easier to isolate), a system I would not be afraid to lose, loaded with XP Home, since it's the "little guy" who normally gets hit hard and can't afford a professional fix, and then my mind began to wander, how to monitor the system to find out how/when/where the bug gets in...

Unfortunately, I have commitments for the next three months that severely limits free time. There is no way I could devote the same kind of time that Stonangel gave me the last couple of days. I've moderated on a pretty big website, I know what kind of commitement it takes to so something like this, and if I can't give my time consistantly, it wouldn't be fair to anyone. So, for now, I'll just have to watch, read, and learn as best I can.

~Lively
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