Re: IE Malware / Spyware Control Methods
Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2005 22:28:32 -0500 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Having dealt with a great many spyware infections,
> I've successfully removed all of those that were
> identified with no negative side effects. I've never
> had to have a workstation rebuilt.
> I think that it would behoove the list and this effort
> in general if you could be a bit more specific about
> the conditions under which a removal damaged a
> workstation. For example, was the removal done by
> hand? If not, and a tool was used, which tool was it,
> and which bit of spyware was involved?
I have been working a case where I removed the ad/spyware using adaware. after removing what was found ( vx2, claria, mysearchbar, and about 10 others don't have the system here as the customer wanted it back for a few days ) and rebooting. clicking on the IE icon it took 2 + minutes for the browser to open up. restored the quarantined files IE opens up in 4 - 5 seconds. I wasn't able to narrow down which spyware was causing this before the customer needed to take the machine.
I should have it back the first of the week and will post an update.