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TR WARNING!!! 'Virus Protect Pro'

By OldER Mycroft ·
The following is a copy of a PeerMail I sent to CaptBillyOneEye a few minutes ago:

Well, I ran just about every anti-virus option available on the UBCD disc - no joy.

Checked on the net and found copious entries for 'Virus Protect Pro' which my sad mate, had contracted whilst visiting certain sites pertaining to the scrotal regions of his body. In other words - the w*nk*r was into pron sites.

This virus is particulary F*KKING nasty. Every which way I turned - it popped up.
Couldn't install anything from memory stick.
Couldn't access Vista-proper.
Couldn't access Vista in safe mode WITHOUT the virus.
Couldn't access Windows Explorer from anywhere.
Couldn't stop the virus popping up.

Couldn't run System Restore successfully - tried three pre-virus restore points and each one failed to complete "due to system error".

Only option - Full Destructive Recovery. (After five and a half hours of trying)

Let this be a warning to all and sundry - THIS VIRUS KILLS!!!

<Edited for typo>

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Thanks for the heads up on that! <nt>

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to TR WARNING!!! 'Virus P ...
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This sounds more like

by NickNielsen In reply to TR WARNING!!! 'Virus P ...

a good reason to not use Internet Exploder.

Thank God for Firefox.

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Had this one a week ago,

by mjwx In reply to TR WARNING!!! 'Virus P ...

on the CFO's laptop so a complete Nuke and Pave wasn't an option. It seems to be a bit less destructive on XP, fscking annoying popups everywhere, it took 4 hours to get rid of all the bloody spyware that this thing had installed.

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by CharlieSpencer In reply to Had this one a week ago,

I saw it about a month ago. The user says it was from the hotel's wireless system. Yeah, right. I didn't have to start from scratch, but it took most of an afternoon to scrape the mutha off.

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Just got it again; requesting confirmation of a theory, please.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Ditto.

Different user, different hotel.

Theory: We disable the Windows firewall in our environment. As long as the user sticks with our VPN client when he's out of the building, and uses VPN to access our proxy server, no problems. However, many users will disable the network settings in IE, allowing them to avoid the hassle of the VPN login, use the hotel's Internet connection, and hit those web sites blocked by the proxy server. Since they're now surfing without the company security, and the local Windows firewall is off, they're running naked and vulnerable.

Make sense to anybody else, or am I full of crud? If I'm making sense, I'd like to send out a warning against bypassing the VPN or changing the proxy server settings. Then we'll look at a group policy to prevent them from changing the settings.

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Sounds logical to me

by NickNielsen In reply to Just got it again; reques ...

And IE will hold the settings, so when they're done, all they have to do is go back in and select the proxy option.

Send your warning.

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makes good sense to me... <nt>

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Just got it again; reques ...
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Spybot S&amp now removes this.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Just got it again; reques ...

The 15 August 07 update for Search and Destroy will remove this piece of crapola.

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Sad Mate

by Don Ticulate In reply to TR WARNING!!! 'Virus P ...

Right, a mate, I see.

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