Tuesday, November 25, 2008



Date: November 26, 2008 12:00 PM


How To Clean An Infected Computer 2ND EDITION.


Cleaning an infected computer today has become harder than ever. To effectively clean your system you must first learn a little about what you are trying to get rid of and what tools you need to get the job done. I'm going to try to give you some of the background, followed by the basics of getting rid of these pests.

Today there are a variety of things that can infect your computer such as viruses, worms, trojans and spyware. I refer to all of them as malware since that word seems to best describe them and covers both viral and spyware related issues. I find it best to use a multi-pronged approach to fighting malware, so I use several software programs to find and get rid of them. Hopefully, by giving you a little of the background, you will be able to learn what tools to use and when to use them so that you may clean your computer of the malware you may encounter.

Viruses were the first computer bugs, and anti-virus (AV) software was made specifically to detect and get rid of these. Worms are a little different than viruses, which is one reason why AV software has had a harder time catching them. Next came trojan horses, usually just called trojans. These are very different than both viruses and worms. They actually take advantage of the weaknesses that are inherent in AV software. For one, most trojans actually try to hide from being detected by AV software. They also work "smarter" by creating hidden copies of themselves so that when they do get detected and cleaned, they can re-infect the computer with the hidden copy right after the AV software cleans the original infection. Basically, trojans are AV software's worst nightmare simply because AV software wasn't designed to specifically go after this type of threat. Today, AV software is much better at detecting all types of malware. With the release of AVG 8.x.xxx... it now combines both an antivirus with an antispyware scan to help users fight both viral and spyware related issues.

Spyware isn't a new breed of malware. It is simply a combination of various computer exploits and they utilize various combinations of scripts, trojans and worms. Currently they take advantage of trojans the most since they are harder to detect and clean properly. Anti-spyware (AS) software was created specifically for detecting and cleaning this type of malware, so when it comes to trojans and some worms, AS or a combined AV/AS software is much better equipped to fight these than the AV only types of software such as the earlier versions of AVG.

A new varient of spyware is the Rogue type of malware software. This type of software pretends to be useful utils like antispyware, antivirus, hard drive and/or registry cleaning utilities but really their only goal is to sell you their useless software or to install other spyware onto your system. They do this by falsely stating you are infected by something or have other issues that could affect the performance of your system. They usually are installed using the "drive by installation" method that happens when you may visit various malicious websites, often installing without your knowledge.

There is also another type of detection that AVG and most good AS softwares will detect and they are only detected because of their potential security risk if a user was unaware of their existence. AVG calls this type of software Potentially Unwanted Programs ( PUPs )... others may refer to them as hacktools, riskware, or simply "not-a-virus". These are normally very useful utilities.. but since they can also be used for harm, AVG and other utils will detect them so the user is aware of their existance. Examples of these are utilities to recover forgotten passwords, forgotten software keys ( like the Windows install key ), IP scanners, remote control software and a variety of similar utils. If you have any of these installed or on your system, you will want to exclude them from detection with whichever utility you are scanning for malware with... or at the very least do not have them removed when you are cleaning the system up. Remember that these are not malware and do not do damage to your system BUT if you are unaware of their existance, it could be a sign that a hacker may have placed them on your system to do harm. A quick rule of thumb, if you are aware of their existence leave them on your system... if not quarantine them and check out what they really are later.

I suppose I should also cover one last subject before moving on to the cleanup steps... Tracking Cookies. AVG as well as most antispyware utils do detect these and each has a specific but different list of the ones they will find. These ARE NOT MALWARE.. they can do no harm or damage to your system. They do however represent a potential invasion of your privacy since they can be used to track your internet browsing habits. So unless you have setup your browser to block them or use a specialized utility to do that... you will always find these detected. So do not be alarmed by their presence.. clear them if you want ( I always clear mine )... but also understand that they will likely return the next time you happen to visit a website that may use them.

First, you will need to get some software programs to help you. The following programs are what I use personally. Not only do I trust them, but they are also free for personal use. The companies that provide the free software, also provide software that they sell for use in a commercial environment. Usually, the free versions are just as good but simply don't have as many of the extra features which make the commercial versions even more attractive to use.


Tools, ComboFix your First Bet!


ComboFix: http://bleepingcomputer.com


ComboFix is a program, created by sUBs, that scans your computer for known malware, and when found, attempts to clean these infections automatically. In addition to being able to remove a large amount of the most common and current malware, ComboFix also displays a log when it is finished that contains a great deal of information that an experienced helper can use to diagnose, retrieve samples of, and remove infections that are not automatically removed.

Due to the power of this tool it is strongly advised that you do not attempt to act upon any of the information displayed by ComboFix without supervision from someone who has been properly trained. If you do so, it may lead to problems with the normal functionality of your computer.

Please note that this guide is the only authorized guide for the use of ComboFix and cannot be copied without permissions from BleepingComputer.com and sUBs

Download here: http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/ComboFix.exe

Anti-Spyware Software

For Windows 98 & later

Spybot S&D - You can find it at [www.spybot.info] Latest version is v1.6.0.30

( NOTE: When installing Spybot, I recommend that you disable the option for TeaTimer which is enabled by default so it doesn't affect your cleaning efforts. If you wish you can enable it later but do so only after you finish cleaning the system. )

For Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows XP & Vista only

MalwareByte's Anti-Malware - You can find it at [www.malwarebytes.org] Latest version is v1.25

Anti-Virus Software

For Windows 2000, Windows XP (inc. 64bit version) & Vista (inc. 64bit version)

AVG Technologies Free Edition - You can find it at [free.grisoft.com] - English version, [gratis.avg.it] - Italian version, [free.avg.de] - German version, [gratuit.avg.fr] - French version, [free.avg.com] - Japanese version, [free.avg.com] - Brazilian Portuguese version & [free.avg.com] - Dutch version Latest version is v8.0.175

First you will want to download each of the above programs and then install them. After you install them, you MUST update them so you will have the latest protection. If you don't update these programs and you are infected with the latest parasites, you will not be able to effectively detect and clean them from your computer, so remember to update, update, update. Most if not all of the definition files for these utils are now updated daily.

Now that you have downloaded, installed and updated all of the above utils... Print this article so you can refer to it later and disconnect your computer from the internet. This is an important step and will remove one way that a malware may use to re-infect your computer.

With the release of AVG 8.x now combining both antivirus and antispyware into one product, I have now switched from scanning with it last, to scanning with it first since it now detects more malware than any of the others. I also use the different AS software packages in a specific order so that I go after the tougher problems first and the easiest ones last.

Turn off System Restore

• WinME and WinXP have a cool feature called System Restore. It is used to restore your computer to an earlier configuration in case of a problem. The only problem is that it wasn't made with malware in mind, and often it can't tell the difference between an infected file and a good file, so it can as easily restore an infected file if it had been in a protected area, effectively re-infecting your computer right after you have cleaned it. Because of this, it is recommended to turn off System Restore before you test, and when you're done, turn it back on so you are still protected from standard computer problems.

• For WindowsME

Click Start, Settings, and then click Control Panel.
Double-click the System icon. The System Properties dialog box appears.

NOTE: If the System icon is not visible, click "View all Control Panel options" to display it.

Click the Performance tab, and then click File System.
Click the Troubleshooting tab, and then check Disable System Restore.
Click OK. Click Yes, when you are prompted to restart Windows.

• For WindowsXP

Click Start.
Right-click the My Computer icon, and then click Properties.
Click the System Restore tab.
Check "Turn off System Restore" or "Turn off System Restore on all drives."
Click Apply.
When turning off System Restore, the existing restore points will be deleted. Click Yes to do this.
Click OK.

• For Win Vista

1. Open System by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking System.
2. In the left pane, click System Protection. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
3. To turn on System Protection for a hard disk, select the check box next to the disk, and then click OK.

Carefully Look at Windows Add/Remove programs for suspicious programs

• Many of the spyware threats actually install into your system just like a regular program. Many may appear to be utilities that you may think are helpful but in reality aren't. Look for add-an toolbars, while toolbars like those provided by Google, MSN, Yahoo and other are great utils, there are many more that aren't and if in doubt check it out to see if ones you have are parasitic. Another common exploit are the Search helpers, WinTools, Gator products, IE Helper, Comet Cursor and many others just to name a very few. Peer-to-Peer (P2P) programs are another common source for these and even the ones that doen't come with spyware themselves are a high security risk that may lead to your system being infected or to spread infections like these. Remove all suspicious programs, if you accidentaly remove the wrong item, you may always re-install them later.

Run Disk Clean-Up

• This actually comes with Windows and has been installed by default since Windows 98. You can find it by clicking the Start Button and then going to Programs / Accessories / System Tools / Disk Clean-up. I recommend selecting all of its options except the ones for Office Setup Files and Compress Old Files if you have them. While you may select those if you wish, they aren't as important. This will clean up all of the temporary files so your testing will go faster, and may also delete any spyware that may hiding there if the spyware isn't already running. To clear systems that have System Restore you will need to select the second tab and click the button for clearing this.

Run AVG 8.x.xxx

• Most antivirus programs, including AVG, by default have their settings to only scan executable files in an attempt to speed up looking for infections. While most of the time this is just fine, the newest threats that can infect your computer have started getting sneaky on how they hide their files making it easier for them to reinfect your system if your antivirus program detected and removed their executable file. To help also detect these "backup" files that the infection leaves on your system, you should in my opinion, make a couple of changes to what your AVG scans during these tests from just executable files to all files.

• To change AVG's settings during a scan, open AVG's User Interface.
Click the Computer scanner tab, then under the Scan whole computer area, select Change scan settings. Unselect Scan infectable files only and select all other checkmarks with the Automatically heal/remove infections and Scan for Tracking Cookies as options I'll let you decide if you want enabled or not.

• Now AVG will scan all of the files when you scan your computer. This will take longer to complete, but I feel it is a small price to pay for the added security it provides.

Run MalwareByte's Anti-Malware

• Select to perform a Full Scan and then click the Scan button. This is another specialized util that not only targets Rogue spyware but other malware as well. This currently targets malware and rogues from 931+ vendors ( the malware authors ). The malware that is targeted in this category is very actively being updated by their authors because of the potential they have for making money. As with all antispyware utils, update this often and before each use to help give you the edge in fighting these malware.

Run Spybot Searh and Destroy

• When you run it, it will automatically select all the spyware that it finds, if there is something you don't want to get rid of for some reason, deselect it and then let Spybot fix all of the rest of the problems that it finds. This program also will ask to restart your computer so it can test again if it has problems removing something, so let it.

• Run the scans again in Safe Mode. This will keep many of the parasites from loading and being able to hide from your protection software. To access Safe Mode on most versions of Windows, start tapping the [F8] key after you first start or restart your system, start tapping it before you ever see a Windows Splash Screen and continue until you get the Menu where you may select it from the list. On WinNT, this is called VGA mode and on Win2k you actually start tapping just after the first splash screen shows. For Detailed instructions see Restarting Your Computer in Safe Mode

These procedures should have cleaned most cases of infection that you will find. Yes I said MOST because there are some infections that are very hard to detect and remove. Generally, if you have one of these, you will need the assistance of an expert to help you get rid of it.

When you believe you are finished, remember to turn System Restore back on if you had turned it off.

I recommend testing for parasites as often as you can, probably at least once a month if not more. The sooner you catch them, the less damage they can do to your computer, and the less chance of a hacker finding your sensitive information such as checking account info, passwords, etc.

Windows Tip

Windows itself, by default, hides certain files, system folders or file extentions from the user to make it easier to navigate. If you are having to find an infected file or just one you are looking for, this can cause you to not find it. If you wish you may change this to show all of the files on your computer.

Open your My Computer icon (Either from your desktop or the Start Menu)
Click the Tools menu and select Folder Options(on older systems it may be in the View menu)
Select the View tab and scroll through the Advanced settings

Enable or disable the following (using a checkmark to enable)

enable - Show hidden files and folders
disable - Hide extentions for known file types
disable - Hide protected operating system files (WinME and WinXP only)

Now click Apply and Ok

For Win Vista info. see this link [www.howtogeek.com].

How to find an embedded infection

AVG 7 Free now detects infections in areas that it was unable to before. The most notable are ones embedded inside of archives. Since AVG can't determine if you created the archive or if it was a parasite that created it, they leave these alone so you may have a chance to recover uninfected files from the archive and then you simply delete the archive when done. Infections that are inside of an archive aren't a direct threat to your system unless the file gets extracted to allow it to run. Grisoft has chose this method because it is safer for your data that the archive may contain.

For someone that is new to looking for these embedded infections, it can be a little confusing with the way that AVG will list the file because it also must include the archive file name that contains it in the full path/filename. The following is an example that I made up to highlight the info so you will know which filename to look for so you may either extract files and or delete the correct file. I will color code these for you, but AVG will not.

AVG will give you a name like...


The location of the file is in C:\Windows\Temp
The archive that contains the infection is InfectedArchive.cab

And the actual infected file inside of the archive is InfectedFile.exe

Note the ":\" that seperates the archive from the file it contains.
After you have recovered any files inside of the archive that you may want to keep (other than the infected one that is) just simple delete the whole archive.. in this example the file to delete would be InfectedArchive.cab

It looks harder than it really is.. just remember the file you want to look for is named just before the last ":\"

Most of the time, you won't have any files to recover inside of the archives. The only time this isn't true is if it is an archive that you had created yourself. If you didn't create it.. just delete and move on.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Remove Viruses and Other Great XP utilities

General Antivirus tools

[] Full packages with real time protection

[] On demand

[] General Anti-spyware and anti-trojan tools

[] Specific Antispyware tools

[] Specific Antivirus tools

[] Specific Antirootkit tools

[] System Analysis (autostart points) tools

[] System Analysis (process) tools

[] System Analysis (file) tools

[] System Analysis (portmappers) tools

[] Packet Sniffer

[] Port mapper

[] File deletion

[] General cleaning and diagnosis tools

[] Patch checker

[] Maintenance

[] Online Scan links

[] Multi-engine

[] Sandboxing single file scans


[] Full disk scan (with cleaning functions)

[] Bootup disks


[] Other information links


[] Privacy

[] Portable VM

[] Remote desktop

[] LiveCd

[] Antikeylogger

[] Encryption

[] Misc

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Download Google Chrome Now!

Download Google Chrome Now!

Google's New Browser!


For reviews and downloads please head to:


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Official Google Blog: A fresh take on the browser

Official Google Blog: A fresh take on the browser

Google Chrome Browser Download Links Out on Tuesday

Google Chrome Download Link Not Yet out


<Download Link HERE>


Will update ya when I

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Christina Warren | Download Squad

16 hours ago

Download Squad goes Chrome-crazy

As Brad reported earlier today, Google is launching the first beta of its Webkit-based browser, Google Chrome, tomorrow!Details of Google Chrome were originally leaked by the Google Blogoscope blog...

daniel | Geek Rant dot org

17 hours ago

Google Chrome coming soon

Google launches its own web browser, Chrome, sometime today. Beta for Windows initially. Sounds good though. Google blog announcement. Amusing comic explaining what it is. (thanks for the prompt, Tony) Separate tabs in separate processes?


Michael Arrington | TechCrunch

17 hours ago

Meet Chrome, Google's Windows Killer

Make no mistake. The cute comic book and the touchy-feely talk about user experience is little more than a coat of paint on top of a monumental hatred of Microsoft.

John Furrier | John Furrier

17 hours ago

Google Chrome Comic Strip

Talk about comic relief on a nice long Labor Day weekend - Google's marketing team didn't factor in that overseas delivery would screw up their product launch. Here is the Google comic that talks about the Google browser - Chrome.


Charles Johnson | Little Green Footballs

18 hours ago

The Google Chrome Comic Book

Google is working on a web browser with a greatly enhanced Javascript engine and other cutting edge features, and they've posted a comic book to explain its coolness to the masses: Google on Google Chrome.


Michael Winter | On Deadline

18 hours ago

Google joins browser war — 'Chrome' coming Tuesday

Take that, Microsoft. Google is muscling in on Internet Explorer. Tomorrow, Goolge will release its first browser, called Chrome. The search giant announced today that it would be offering a beta version in Windows.

Arnold Zafra | Search Engine Journal

18 hours ago

Google Makes the Google Chrome Web Browser Official

It didn't take Google to make the rumored web browser, Google Chrome official.


18 hours ago

The Google Browser Is Real And On The Way

Now here's a great way to introduce a new software project - to illustrate it as a comic book! Scott McCloud illustrates for the world Google Chrome - Google's browser project. More details at Google Blogoscoped and Dare Obasano's.

DG | D' Technology Weblog

18 hours ago

Google Chrome - An open source Google Browser

Google announced of launching beta version of their browser called Google Chrome in more than 100 countries for Windows to start.

James Kendrick | jkOnTheRun

18 hours ago

Google's web browser Chrome- browser as OS?

Word is spreading that Google is readying a web browser based on the Webkit, the juice behind Apple's Safari browser. A comic book detailing Chrome has appeared which is an ingenious method for Google to spread the word about Chrome.

Eideard | Dvorak Uncensored

18 hours ago

Google comic book debuts Chrome browser

Oh, frumious bandersnatch, oh, joy!


zabuni | MetaFilter

18 hours ago

Google Chrome

Google, faced with concerns over Microsoft using it's browser marketshare to marginalize the search engine, have decided to take the fight directly to them.

Gary Price | ResourceShelf

19 hours ago

Getting Ready for Google Chrome (aka the Google Web Browser)

Yes, Google will soon (very soon) have its own web browser.

Dan Farber, Larry Dignan and David Berlind | Between the Lines

19 hours ago

Google to launch browser to battle IE; Is Firefox a target or tag-team partner?

Updated: Google will launch a Web browser called Chrome that will take on Microsoft's Internet Explorer and apparently Mozilla's Firefox, which the search giant essentially funds.

Marc Chacksfield | Tech.co.uk

19 hours ago

Google unveils Chrome: its own web browser

In what must be the strangest way to unleash a potential product on to a marketplace, Google has let slip about its plans to create its own web browser in the form of a comic book.

Peter | Peter Van Dijck's Guide to Ease

19 hours ago

Google Chrome comic book all on one page

I was reading a scanned version of the comic book (see and link to this blog post) that is introducing the Google browser - "Google Chrome" - but the site's way slow and seems down now...


Robert Scoble | Scobleizer

19 hours ago

Google still has a sense of humor

Not only did Google announce Chrome (its new browser that's making a splash all over TechMeme) with a comic book but there's a bit more funny history as well. Several years ago Microsoft had a project code-named Chrome.

Danny Sullivan | Search Engine Land

19 hours ago

Google Chrome - Google's Finally Launching Its Own Browser

So much for a quiet Labor Day off. Google Blogoscoped has news of Google Chrome, a new browser that Google plans to release. More coverage can also be found on Techmeme. No -- it's not just a rumor.


Per and Susanne Koch | Pandia Search Engine News

19 hours ago

The Google Chrome Browser

Google presents its new browser in comic book form. Google's way of not announcing new innovations is well known. The company must have one of the smallest advertising budgets among the large American companies.

Robert Ambrogi | Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

19 hours ago

Google Readies its Own Browser

Search giant Google is about to declare war on Internet Explorer and Firefox with the release of its own open-source browser, called Chrome. A beta version will be available tomorrow morning.


Om Malik | GigaOM

19 hours ago

Google Browser Is Real. Another Win For Webkit

Kara Swisher has confirmed the existence of Google Chrome, a browser developed by the Mountain View, Calif.-based search company.

John Paczkowski | Digital Daily

19 hours ago

Google Chrome: CliffsNotes on the Comic

Though its unconventional announcement in the guise of a comic book might seem to suggest otherwise, Google's Web browser project Chrome proves the company is taking the browser war seriously.

Venture Beat | Industry Standard

20 hours ago

Chrome: Google's souped-up, forthcoming web browser

Google is working a new web browser, called Chrome. The software may be available for download as early as tomorrow. In the meantime, Google has mailed a comic book about the browser to Google Blogoscoped.

Harry McCracken | Technologizer

20 hours ago

Google Chrome Comic: The Readers' Digest Version

I may have a lot of questions about Chrome, Google's browser, but this I know already: Hiring the wonderful cartoonist Scott McCloud to draw a comic book explaining it all was an inspired idea.

Brian Lam | Gizmodo

20 hours ago

Chrome: Google's Open Source Browser [Browser]

Kara at All Things D and Phil at Google Blogoscoped predict a Google Browser soon, maybe as soon as tomorrow, that is open sourced, with an intelligent "omni" search/address bar, a multithreaded javascript engine called v8...


Steven Hodson | Mashable!

20 hours ago

Google Chrome: The "GBrowser" Comes to Life

So the tech blogosphere is all a buzz about Google's now outed Web browser that goes by the name of Chrome. The thing that I find absolutely hilarious about the whole thing is the fact that they used a comic book to announce it. C'mon, a comic book?

Editor | Hollywood Newsroom

21 hours ago

Google Chrome, the Google Browser

"Google announced their very own browser project called Google Chrome — an announcement in the form of a comic book drawn by Scott McCloud, no less.

Rafe Needleman | Webware

21 hours ago

Google 'starting from scratch' with its own browser, Chrome

This story is under development and may be updated. Links and illustrations will be added shortly. Today, word surfaced on Google Blogoscoped about a Web "comic book" that introduces Google Chrome, the search giant's open-source browser project.

JR Raphael | inquisitr.com

21 hours ago

Inside Google's Open Source Browser

We're gaining some new insight into Google's browser project from an unlikely source: a comic book. The folks over at Google Blogoscoped say they received the book in the mail from Google.


John Gushue | John Gushue . . . Dot Dot Dot

21 hours ago

Google, with a chrome finish

Above is a panel from a comic strip, of all things, that has been making the rounds today, announcing Google Chrome (you'll get nothing, for now, when you click on it)...

David Recordon's Blog

21 hours ago

A Comic Book

evan is in about Google Chrome...



21 hours ago

Google announces browser via comic book

Google announced Monday, via a 38-page comic book drawn by Scott McCloud, its new open-source browser project, Chrome.

Alex Lewis | NetworkWorld Blogs

22 hours ago

Will Google Chrome Outshine IE8

John Furrier was way out in front of the Google Chrome story. What's Chrome you ask? Google will announce tomorrow they are coming out with a new browser called "Chrome". The feature list looks a lot like IE7 and IE8 with a sprinkling of Firefox.

Eric Lander, Associate Editor | Search Engine Journal

22 hours ago

Google Chrome, Google's Web Browser: Is it Real?

Earlier today I came across an article on Google Blogoscoped written by Philipp Lenssen called Google Chrome, Google's Browser Project. Lenssen cites a series of comic book like illustrations he received in the mail that was drawn up by Scott McCloud.

ScuttleMonkey | Slashdot

23 hours ago

Google Chrome, the Google Browser

Philipp Lenssen writes "Google announced their very own browser project called Google Chrome an announcement in the form of a comic book drawn by Scott McCloud, no less.


Marshall Kirkpatrick | Read/Write Web

23 hours ago

Google to Offer its Own Browser: Chrome

Google watchdog Phillip Lessen has " scanned and posted a printed comic he says he received in the mail from Google today describing the company's forthcoming open source browser Chrome The link is currently a 404.

Mike Gunderloy | Web Worker Daily

1 day ago

Google Chrome is Coming

There have been persistent - and reasonably credible - rumors that Google was going to release its own browser.

Google Blogoscoped | NetworkWorld Blogs

1 day ago

Google Chrome, Google's Browser Project

Today there was a comic book in my mail, sent by Google and drawn by no less than Scott McCloud, creator of the classic Understanding Comics.

Philipp Lenssen | Google Blogoscoped

1 day ago

Google Chrome, Google's Browser Project

Google gives the technical details into a project of theirs: an open source browser called Google Chrome ... digg this?
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Ionut Alex Chitu | Google Operating System

1 day ago

Google OS Is Actually a Browser: Google Chrome

Google Blogoscoped posts an interesting comic book created by Scott McCloud that illustrates the features of Google Chrome, an open source browser based on WebKit.

Andru Edwards | Gear Live

1 day ago

Google to Launch Chrome Browser

Google announced today that it is launching its new beta browser, named Chrome. Available in more than 100 countries supposedly tomorrow, so far it is only for those with Microsoft Windows.

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