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April 13th, 2004


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10:53 am
i just spent 2 hours removing various spyware, malware, and a nasty trojan from some woman's computer.
I'd say "shoot me" if i didn't feel such a sense of accomplishment for getting that fucker clean.
mood: accomplishedaccomplished

(8 bits of drivel | babble incoherently)

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From:inahandbasket
Date:April 13th, 2004 12:29 pm (UTC)
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adaware wasn't cutting it, nor was manual removal. I had to take that fucker into safe mode and tear it out with my teeth.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:April 13th, 2004 12:37 pm (UTC)
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peper.trojan
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From:bluewillowtree
Date:April 13th, 2004 01:56 pm (UTC)
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Eek. Is getting nervous about my shiny new work computer.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:April 13th, 2004 01:59 pm (UTC)
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meh, just never click ok to a pop-up without knowing what it's going to do. ;o)
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From:jjjiii
Date:April 13th, 2004 03:54 pm (UTC)
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Boot from Knoppix CD.
Back up data from HD to some other storage area.
Re-image drive with clean image.

Total time invested: perhaps 20 minutes.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:April 13th, 2004 04:11 pm (UTC)
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ah, if only it were that easy.
reimaging a machine at the place I work at takes 4 hours (conservative estimate).
*le sigh*
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From:jjjiii
Date:April 13th, 2004 04:13 pm (UTC)
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Goodness, are you on ThinNet? Or is there a ton of beaurocratic overhead?
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From:inahandbasket
Date:April 13th, 2004 04:17 pm (UTC)
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the latter. it's a custom winxp image, and lots of additional programs to get added on after that.
Plus the backing up of their stuff always takes about an hour, you know how it is.
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