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If you want running stats (daily statistics).. you can check http://virustotal.org
There's no sure-fire way to clean off persistent malware. Even if you seem to get rid of it the system may still be owned. Even if you are successful (and these days that is rare) it can take far more time to clean a system than to rebuild it, which is why IT departments don't even try anymore, they just blast on a new image. Truthfully, relatives ...
In my view you cannot completely clean up virus from Win XP without re install. If you are not interested in that, I suggest you to install a good antivirus and initiate a boot-time scan.It will surely reduce the threat up to a limit. Best Antivirus Software Ratings
A portable external CD-ROM drive, with your tool suite burned to a sealed CD-R, is a simple way to keep your toolkit immune to infection. And as you can pick one up for under $10 on amazon, they're far cheaper than most forensic write-blockers on the market. They're not as durable or small as a thumb drive, but they're trustworthy.
As @techie007 has pointed out, there exist various commercial forensic write-blockers on the market. Forensics Wiki has an article listing several examples. However, these are all (AFAIK) closed-source in some or all respects. If you are willing to trust a proprietary solution, that's fine. However, if you wish to audit the write-blocker's firmware, then ...
All this is quite simple to work around, just turn Teredo off. From 'Accessories', run 'C-Prompt' with a right-click 'run as Administrator', then when you get the C-prompt, type in: netsh interface teredo set state disable then exit and close the CMD prompt window. You will need a reboot to effect the change completely. If you find you now can't go to ...
Rootkit.Sirefef.Gen is not a specific specimen of malware as such. The ‘.Gen’ typically means the AV scanner has picked it up through generic heuristic algorithms as something that looks like Sirefef (ZeroAccess) rather than 100% matching a specific signature. There is a large extended family of trojans that would trigger a detection like this and no way to ...
When compromised you should re-install your machine completely. There is no way of knowing for sure that nothing else has been compromised.
Download trustable software Only download softwares which you find an md5 or sha1 checksum available on a publicly visible server and whith a clear timestamp. Hence if the software was corrupted (by whatever you imagine) then it is very easy for anyone to detect this corruption. Such a corruption will be brought back to the attention of the editors within ...
Nope it's not true, by design Mac has a better security model than Windows, but that doesn't mean it's secure. Furthermore due to the market share of Apple growing more and more chances are that Mac will get more interest from attackers than they currently have due to the growth of potential targets. There have been virusses for Mac in the past like the ...
Short answer First, it's not true: Macs and any other OS can get viruses. Just few viruses are written for mac. Yes, it's a good practice to run antivirus software on a Mac. How to download and install software that isn't infected: in general, you get good software from good sources, and checking that the software you just download wasn't tampered with ...
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