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Solved: Help with long-term spyware removal project is requested.

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by alanmalk, Feb 16, 2005.

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  1. alanmalk

    alanmalk Thread Starter

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    Good evening.
    I am looking for help with a "project". My brother has a small network in his
    retail store that is badly infected with CWS. I intend to try to help after some
    practice that will involve infecting my personal machine with malware on purpose.

    First of many notes: I am not infected, this is not a frantic call for help. No
    hurry, my brother has been infected for months, he can wait another week
    or two.

    His server (the infected machine) is running W2K Advanced Server. My
    currently clean machine is W2K Pro.

    My plan is to get infected with CWS and do a manual cleanup before I take on
    Advanced Server (which is much more of a challenge). Once I have gained
    some practice in spyware removal I will move in to his store.

    Any takers for this multi-day, multi-machine project?

    Many thanks,
    Alan
     
  2. jd_957

    jd_957 Banned

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    my question is.....why mess up your machine, trying to fix his?

    let us try to fix his and leave yours alone.

    if you want to help him. download HJT from here and post a copy of it. our resident experts, who happen to be very good will get started in HELPING him.

    That way you can also learn without messing up yours. :)

    http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/
     
  3. alanmalk

    alanmalk Thread Starter

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    Valid question - why mess up my clean machine.

    1. My brother's infected machine is a working server in a retail store. I
    can't afford any mistakes or take it off line for too long. (Store is open
    7 days a week.)

    2. My machine is not being used for anything important. I am well backed-up.
    I have no qualms about erasing my C drive. I use a Macintosh for all routine
    computing. The W2K machine - well, what can I say - is just for kicks at
    the moment. It is also dual-boot. My feeling is - let's find the worst variant
    of CWS and see what we can do.

    3. I have screen shots and logs of important stuff like services, logs, etc.
    I've downloaded the big 3 free removal tools and can disconnect the
    practice machine from the network as necessary.

    4. I like doing things the hard way ( perhaps the best answer...)
     
  4. alanmalk

    alanmalk Thread Starter

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    Well, it doesn't look like I generated much enthusiasm for this project.
    If no expert volunteers in the next day or so I will just close this as
    solved.
    --
    Alan
     
  5. jd_957

    jd_957 Banned

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    :( sorry you feel that way. but you might as well "solve" this thread. we are here to help and guide. we are not here to destroy.

    like my previous post. post a HJT of your brothers and we will work with that.
     
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