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News Sevenfold increase in botnet infections in 2010

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 17 Feb 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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  2. SimonStern

    SimonStern Registered Lurker

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    When I first read the title I thought it was about that avenged sevenfold band having a botnet or something lol. Luckily I don't know any of their songs. unluckily right after starting to read the article and reading that word for a third time I started thinking of The J. Geils Band as "Angel in a sevenfold" started playing in my head :duh: And now it's stuck there haha.

    As for the article that's kind of scary there's that many, I wonder with rates being lower these days are they just biding their time or something...
     
  3. Madness_3d

    Madness_3d Bit-Tech/Asus OC Winner

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    We're seeing a lot more mbr infections at work. Lots of breaking out the old fixmbr command :p
     
  4. leexgx

    leexgx CPC hang out zone (i Fix pcs i do )

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    TDS rootkit MBR thing

    its so easy to detect not sure why most antivirus scanners are not detecting it (Kaspersky mite but its no good on low end systems just makes them go very slow)
     
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    well... a lot of those is probably those running the modified LOIC purposely.
     
  6. patrickk84

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    Makes me curious to know if I've picked up anything unkowingly. Microsoft Security Essentials hasn't picked anything up... But that can't always be trusted.

    Anyone recommend a good way to scan for potential infection? If nothing else I can warn others.
     
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