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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Me vs. Malware

Hi. So, I have been missing for 2 days. What happened? Well, was planning to blog on Thursday night. But then, when I was browsing the net, happily... until at one point, loads of warning boxes popping out, non-stop! One by one, with scary sounds and all these wordings about; "your computer is being attacked by an Internet virus..." or "Your computer is infected by spyware - 34 serious threats have been found..."

And, worst... it comes out one by one and another and yet another!!! It drives me mad! I was racing with "it", to go online and google the anti-malware to be downloaded to get rid of this thing! But, know what? It won't let me download it!!! I managed to download the setup, but when I tried to load the software, it just won't let me! The setup window won't even open for more than 2 seconds! I was nearly in tears! It looks like it will crash anytime soon! :(

But I keep on trying, and trying. I restart over and over again, as I said, racing with "it". When I started the laptop, while it is still trying to load... I google for the solution. Any solution. I have no idea what it was - plus, I am so not the person who knows these savvy tech thingy, so it took me a long long time to understand weird definitions of this and that! But the malware is quick as well! So, more restart has to be done!

But at some point, I found this website, called SpywareVoid. And I found all the things that popping out from my screen! It was actually a compilation of a few different things! Not just one!! It's something called Rogue AntiSpyware and Fake Warning Messages.

And some of those that was found in my laptop; BankerFox.A (what a weird name!), Antivirus System Pro Spyware, and few others. Plus, it was explained that this rogue antispyware, automatically installed "themselves" into your laptop and then create this fake window messages, urging you to purchase their software online, (and they are very persistent as the pop ups will never stop and it will drives you up the walls!!!!), and somehow the software is fake! And... on top of that, there will be trojan / malware / etc. infected your system for real!

So, at the end... at 5am!! I managed! I won! :) *evil grin* And, I also installed an anti-malware in my laptop. Oh, forgot to mention. When I was attacked, my existing anti-virus system (the one that I used before was Avast Home Edition), wasn't working. Somehow, it has been attacked too! But then, even after everything is done, it just won't work anymore. Seems like it has been badly infected and crashed! So, I ended up with uninstall it and install AVG instead. Now, I am proud to say I am highly protected (I hope!), and I am not looking forward for another war with these malicious, infectious web-enemy! Just leave me alone!!!

Good night! :)

P/S: Have a read of those links if you have some time! ;) I hope it helps! And also, (to all the tech people who read this <--- esp my brother, who was trying to help... ;) I am sorry if the description described above is not quite right, but what do you expect... it is just me! ;) *giggles*) Sorry!! :)

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Daddy Papersurfer on January 24, 2010 at 4:31 PM said...

Had the same thing happen to me the other day. I've found if I turn the whole system off and then on again [seems to solve most problems and allows time to make a cup of tea and have a biscuit] everything goes back to normal. Mind you I've got a Mac which hardly seems to get attacked ...... anyhoo, well done!

shle3pyb4by on January 28, 2010 at 2:44 AM said...

hey daddy! :)
hmm... after the attack, i've been so lazy to go online and blogging. :) (another set of reason of lack of entry and votes!).

oh yes! i love MAC, but the thing is... it's soooooo expensive. but i'll make sure i'll get one for myself before i reached 30! :) soon enough! ;) xxx


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