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Offline polonus

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A way of cleansing a machine
« on: May 22, 2005, 05:38:28 PM »
Dear fellow forum members,

Sometimes a machine may be so badly infected, a complete reinstall is all that is left to perform, otherwise clean a machine in the following fashion. Disable system restore, install CWShredder, install Ad-aware + updates & run this, also install Spybot S&D + updates, and run it. IN regular mode: Install MS Antispyware + updates, install firefox, Safemode with networking, run MSAS, install HijackThis and run it, run msconfig and remove all start-up entries except MSAS and antivirus and anything else the user may need or has requested to leave. Shift + delete HijackThis and remove it from the program file list. Shift + delete CWShredder.exe. Remove any spyware programs, still in add/remove programs delete leftover icons, shortcuts, and favorites, etc.
Optional is to run ipfix if need be, or run winsock fixing if necessary. Your client now feels as hug as a bug in a rug, but needs to update his or hers virus definitions, need a firewall install, leave Ad-aware, Spybot S&D & MSAS on the machine. Instruct the owner to use Firefox, install firewall entries for them, else you get a lot of OMG!'s every time the firewall pops up, and ask them something. This might be an approved method. What kind of routines do you guys follow.


Have a nice virus-free day,

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Re: A way of cleansing a machine
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2005, 05:51:31 PM »
The best way to clean your computer is to not catch anything in the first place..... ;D ;D


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Re: A way of cleansing a machine
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2005, 06:05:40 PM »
Dear Bob,


Mine jumps and that is how it stays in 100 by 100 px  while  yours is mucho bigger in actual size , mine is only 15,5 KB, so it does not take that much space on the server. No hard feelings however,

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Re: A way of cleansing a machine
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2005, 07:00:22 PM »
So you think your avatar is smaller than Bobs, think again, its physical screen size is 200X200 including the white space arround the monkey. The file size may have a slight hit on dial-up but that happens once to load it into cache. The 200X200 image is for every post.
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Re: A way of cleansing a machine
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2005, 07:50:04 PM »
Dear folks,

I gave the monkey a face, and think it is even better now.

Greetz,

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Re: A way of cleansing a machine
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2005, 07:51:38 PM »
He don't jump! :'( ;D
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Re: A way of cleansing a machine
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2005, 07:52:22 PM »
size is much better  :)  thank you polonus :)

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Re: A way of cleansing a machine
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2005, 08:22:41 PM »
You are so handsome. ;D
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Re: A way of cleansing a machine
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2005, 09:02:43 PM »
Thank you polonus, not a self image I trust ;D ;D
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Re: A way of cleansing a machine
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2005, 09:38:39 PM »
Avatar looks much better now...

Dear Bob,
Mine jumps and that is how it stays in 100 by 100 px  while  yours is mucho bigger in actual size , mine is only 15,5 KB, so it does not take that much space on the server. No hard feelings however,
Have a nice day,
polonus

Btw, Bob's avatar doesn't take any space on avast! server because it's just an outside link for the real location where Bob keeps his avatar, his own web space...

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Re: A way of cleansing a machine
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2005, 11:10:44 PM »
Avatar looks much better now...

Dear Bob,
Mine jumps and that is how it stays in 100 by 100 px  while  yours is mucho bigger in actual size , mine is only 15,5 KB, so it does not take that much space on the server. No hard feelings however,
Have a nice day,
polonus

Btw, Bob's avatar doesn't take any space on avast! server because it's just an outside link for the real location where Bob keeps his avatar, his own web space...

Cheers !
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