Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by julieb, 31 Aug 2010.
Thanks for the warning ...but how do I best protect myself?
Well, I moved to Linux - but I appreciate that's not always an option.
Best things to do:
1) Don't download dodgy copies of software.
B) Keep your system up-to-date
iii) Run a decent anti-virus and anti-spyware scanner
IV) Refrain from clicking links that you know you shouldn't
They don't offer complete protection, but that should see you a lot safer than most.
Gareth, do all current antiV pick up root kits? Going back a couple of years there was only a downloadable detector from MS's website.
All decent AV/IS products will contain Anti-Rootkit modules.
Hurrah for opensuse
The question being is, why do people write stuff like this?
No seriously, I'd love to meet the guy who killed my computer a while back..
What's with all the hyphens (-) all over this news article?!
Hyphens are to join two words, commas are to break up sentences.
More bad news. I've had to wear out some ears and rear parts about viruses and the like to friends who just won't, or perhaps can't understand. Or, more often don't care that they spread this crap around like a friggin plague! A lot of my Mac friends don't get it either. "Hello, sure your machine is fine but your a CARRIER! What's that... Windows won't work anymore and you don't know what to do? I can't imagine WHY!" I wonder if this will take down a Mac running Boot Camp or the like? So, any idea where they found this wild thing roaming about and why the great protectors (Antivirus devs) haven't raised the red flags yet? SShh! Not so loud
They're dashes. Dashes are used like commas but often to form a differential clause opposite in context or character to the first. In this case though, commas would be more appropriate
I know, I know, I should be using an Em-dash for asides - but the last time I tried that, it broke non-UTF-8 browsers.
So whats the best Alureon Rootkit finder to see if you have been infected?
Microsoft totally missing a great cash cow here. New OS overy six months so once malware developed for it - just buy the new OS. They wont even have to worry about making pointless incapable secuirity anymore
will you buy a new os every 6 months i dont think so
That's a great idea! I mean, what with the having to rewrite the entirety of Windows every six months, I think you're on to something here!
Seriously though, security is a journey, not a destination, and if Microsoft's 64bit security principles have been useful in preventing rootkits since Vista (beta builds of Vista were available 4 years ago) that's a massive success in my book. Think of all the computers that haven't been rootkitted due to running 64bit Windows.
Got it yesterday. Along with the other crap it brought down too! The other stuff went easily but this nasty bugger hung around. Even when every piece of AV I had couldnt find it anymore I was still getting stuff like URL redirtections. Had to perform a full format last night!
Aaaarghhh stop bringing back the memories!
he'd just root you again after you beat him up
Plus you'd get in trouble for beating up a 10 year old script kiddie most prob or someone with advanced autism
If you need to check for this beasty being present....
Lifted from MS Malware Protection Centre.
Keyword there being CURRENTLY. As soon as this is known to the developers of this crap, then that will probably be "fixed".
Separate names with a comma.