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Invasion of the Pests

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#1 touse


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Posted 22 January 2005 - 06:24 AM

What should you do when malware manages to get around your security measures?

I mean, you're sitting in front of the computer, you've just recieved a message from your anti-malware software that all preventative action has failed and you are actually hearing the pest install itself onto your machine.

It happened to me once, and my immediate reaction was to shut down the computer. But of course the shut down button didn't react. But isn't there sth called a cold start, that breaks of all running processes and shuts down the computer instantaneously? (What keys do you press for a cold start? Ctrl alt del?). Would that work? Would it prevent the pest from installing itself, or at least interfere with its installation process?

Any other does or don't's?

PS. I'm not sure if this is the right forum. Maybe tips and tricks should be better? Feel free to move it.


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#2 Grinler


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Posted 23 January 2005 - 01:30 AM

This is a tough one. The problem is if you shut down the computer by hard powering it off, then the malware may have been in the middle of changes, that when only done 1/2 way can cause problems. I would proably let it fully install and then have it removed instead of panicing

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