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Re: Avast is detecting my safe programs. What should I do?
« Reply #45 on: April 03, 2011, 09:00:44 PM »
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OMG... OK, I didn't read whole topic, my bad. But now, back to topic!  >:(
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Re: Avast is detecting my safe programs. What should I do?
« Reply #46 on: April 03, 2011, 09:03:21 PM »
Wonderful. It will be a whole lot better to let people spread malware onto their other boxes and let the malware guys over there in China or Russia steal their banking information etc., simply because someone suggested that in a friendly way. Obviously a whole lot better than to tell people to stop posting and listening to such BS - because, mind you, it is not "friendly".
If you deteriorate the forum atmosphere, nobody will come back here: neither the ones to help nor the users to get help. If you want to save the world, please, do it friendly. If not, find a better forum, please.

- If you have no clue about the subject, read the entire thread at minimum.
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- If you still disagree with all the reasons posted, you better should come with damn good arguments why you disagree.
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Especially if you have the "avast evangelist" nonsense right under your nickname. People for whatever reason take it seriously in a way that you know what you are speaking about. Sadly, not always the case, as documented here.
Again, the tone. Do not attack other people and, by the way, the title is not a nonsense (doing that you're attacking the forum software manager...

IMNSHO, the amount of technical nonsense posted here exceeds acceptable level. There are zillions of other places to chat, this one should be technically oriented.
And with a friendly tone. Without that, you'll find tons of "technically oriented" forums to battle, cry, blame other people, be angry... but, please, not here.
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Re: Avast is detecting my safe programs. What should I do?
« Reply #47 on: April 03, 2011, 09:07:39 PM »
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OMG... OK, I didn't read whole topic, my bad. But now, back to topic!  >:(

Understood. And indeed, a good idea. Lets get back to the topic (if there is anything left).  ;)

If you deteriorate the forum atmosphere, nobody will come back here: neither the ones to help nor the users to get help.

If useful information is lost among tons of junk and impossible to find, noone will come back here either.

Again, the tone. Do not attack other people and, by the way, the title is not a nonsense (doing that you're attacking the forum software manager...

Was not really meant to insult anyone - stop being paranoid.  :P Just merely pointing out how is it perceived and that the reality does not match the expectation. Hence, other solution should be found. Also, been already debated elsewhere, I am not the only one suggesting that it is wrong.

P.S. Back to the topic here!
« Last Edit: April 03, 2011, 09:10:20 PM by doktornotor »

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Re: Avast is detecting my safe programs. What should I do?
« Reply #48 on: April 03, 2011, 09:11:58 PM »
Was not really meant to insult anyone - stop being paranoid.  :P
Sorry, just read between your posts lines and thought that...
There were tons of posts with elevated tone last days...

Go ahead on helping :)

If useful information is lost among tons of junk and impossible to find, noone will come back here either.
Ok, let's come back to the topic.
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Re: Avast is detecting my safe programs. What should I do?
« Reply #49 on: April 03, 2011, 09:13:00 PM »
Sorry but up until this became a tit for tat after your post about not using an Acid tone (only confounds the matter), I really didn't see much of a problem.

Yet again ignoring all the information posted here by multiple people about how this infection plain cannot be repaired - are you doing this on purpose or what? Please go Google about the virus if you decided to ignore all people here since they are obviously dumb and do not know anything. Perhaps you will finally understand then after you have read tens of other articles which all state the same what has already been repeatedly stated here.
No need for acid tone.
This is NOT the avast forum atmosphere.
If you can't help, if the user won't listen, please, don't post.
The forum got an acid atmosphere and this is NOT what we want.
My personal opinion as usual. But... I'm not alone, for sure.

I feel that you have to be firm almost to the point of almost being rude when the advice given to the OP by another could well further harm the OP's computer.
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Re: Avast is detecting my safe programs. What should I do?
« Reply #50 on: April 03, 2011, 09:15:08 PM »
I feel that you have to be firm almost to the point of almost being rude when the advice given to the OP by another could well further harm the OP's computer.
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Re: Avast is detecting my safe programs. What should I do?
« Reply #51 on: April 03, 2011, 09:17:45 PM »
I am not trying to hijack this thread but since it pertains to Ramnit, I was wondering where Ramnit usually comes from ie: porn sites, warez, etc. so I can avoid it.
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Re: Avast is detecting my safe programs. What should I do?
« Reply #52 on: April 03, 2011, 09:20:52 PM »
I am not trying to hijack this thread but since it pertains to Ramnit, I was wondering where Ramnit usually comes from ie: porn sites, warez, etc. so I can avoid it.

Talking about probabilities, yeah porn/warez sites are more likely to cause the infection that, let's say, visiting this forum or Google homepage. Removable drives + autorun are another huge source. Mind you: an AV is not a magic cure for all your security problems.

- sandboxed browsing
- limited user account
- disabling autorun

all easy things to do which greatly reduce the impact.

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Re: Avast is detecting my safe programs. What should I do?
« Reply #53 on: April 03, 2011, 09:31:02 PM »
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I think you're becoming a good contributor on the forums here. You got enough knowledge to help many here. But yeah, you cannot deny that you're getting angry and unpleasant in almost every post, and that's not good. Whatever the reasons are, that's almost systematic. If you wanna help you need the patience too, if the person that needs help doesn't get your point after a while, may be a bit of irony won't hurt, but getting nasty very quickly is another story.
 
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Re: Avast is detecting my safe programs. What should I do?
« Reply #54 on: April 03, 2011, 09:32:25 PM »
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- sandboxed browsing
- limited user account
- disabling autorun

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-Stop downloading every crap
-Stop visiting every website
-Do not download cracks/hacks/trainers/keyloggers...
I think that using the brain is better than sandbox... People that using brain and are without antivirus are more secured than people with antiviruses that watching everythings what they find

Found some next info about Ramnit infections
http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/Threat/Encyclopedia/Search.aspx?query=ramnit
There are each samples (from A to K)
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Re: Avast is detecting my safe programs. What should I do?
« Reply #55 on: April 03, 2011, 10:30:21 PM »
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Reformat reinstall ONLY OPTION stated and explained very clearly early on.

I think I got it around the .exe(executable) files infected, changed,repair usually corrupts, not fixable stage of the topic!!

The part that really sealed it for me was having something dropped down, thru my BackDoor. Ouch!!! sounds painful....scared the hell out of me. Virus writers please leave my back Door alone its WELL Locked-.....Blocked at certain times??? ::)
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Re: Avast is detecting my safe programs. What should I do?
« Reply #56 on: April 04, 2011, 02:03:22 PM »
Wow. I left the topic for a day and it gets crowded.  :o

Um, about the formatting. How is the way to format my disk? I use Easeus Partition Master, which is easy to use, and try to format the C drive, but it's unable to do so. Is there any particular program to format my disk?
And I've been thinking, what would happen if my system drive got formatted? My laptop won't have an OS! Is that right? I've never done this before, so I don't know.

Talking about probabilities, yeah porn/warez sites are more likely to cause the infection that, let's say, visiting this forum or Google homepage. Removable drives + autorun are another huge source. Mind you: an AV is not a magic cure for all your security problems.

- sandboxed browsing
- limited user account
- disabling autorun

all easy things to do which greatly reduce the impact.

I understand about Limited Account. But, about disabling autorun. How can I do this? Do you mean disabling my external HD's autorun, or what?
And sandboxed browsing, how can I do this. I know about avast's Auto Sandbox, but not the sandboxed browsing.
Now I know how important to do these things, so I hope you guys could help me.

Oh yeah, I guess I know where I got the infection. It's from my friend's computer, which I scanned with Avira and found about 4200+ viruses on the laptop. I guess the infection has spread badly, eh?

Thank you very much for your help guys, may god give you the same in return. And I'm sorry if anything in my posts irritates you, or my questions are too stupid, even for a newbie.  ;)

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Re: Avast is detecting my safe programs. What should I do?
« Reply #57 on: April 04, 2011, 02:28:44 PM »
Um, about the formatting. How is the way to format my disk? I use Easeus Partition Master, which is easy to use, and try to format the C drive, but it's unable to do so. Is there any particular program to format my disk?
And I've been thinking, what would happen if my system drive got formatted? My laptop won't have an OS! Is that right? I've never done this before, so I don't know.

You cannot format a system partition from a running system. Format the drive when reinstalling your OS from the bootable install DVD. Oh and please at minimum disconnect the completely compromised computer from network and stop using it for normal work until you have reinstalled it from scratch.

P.S. Wrt autorun - I mean completely disabling autorun for all drives. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/27544-autoplay-enable-disable-autorun.html

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Re: Avast is detecting my safe programs. What should I do?
« Reply #58 on: April 04, 2011, 02:41:29 PM »
Never plug in your usb without an antivirus installed in your system unless you are sure it is clean
« Last Edit: April 04, 2011, 02:43:21 PM by Shiw Liang »

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Re: Avast is detecting my safe programs. What should I do?
« Reply #59 on: April 04, 2011, 03:48:16 PM »
P.S. Wrt autorun - I mean completely disabling autorun for all drives. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/27544-autoplay-enable-disable-autorun.html

I read the whole thread (regards to doktornotor  ;D ) and just to add a tiny piece since the OP asked earlier: wrt = with respect to.  ::)
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