raptor wrote:I use a variety of software at my operation to combat on line threats like this. Does anyone know if there is a way to tell if your system is infected with this virus? My tech guy reassures me we are cool but shit like this always worries me.
Anyone have additional information?
Avast, Icesword and Hijackthis to name a few.
If you're botted, odds are your system's rooted.
If that's the case, I really hope for your sake that your operating system and storage are on two separate partitions, or at the very least that you have a ghost image ready to overwrite your hard drive with a known good OS.
I don't, because I know how not to get infected. I don't click on emails that are obviously not from my family. Even those I scrutinize, and usually phone the person who sent it to make sure that it was, in fact, sent by them - and not malware on their puter.
Of course, there's always the (statistically small) danger of a virus or worm out there that utilizes system vulnerabilities to get in, instead of human stupidity..
But with all the different patches and updates and service packs and third party protective software out there, most hackers consider it much more time efficient to just write their malware to spread via stupidity (CLICK HERE FOR FUN! CLICK HERE FOR A LARGER PENIS! CLICK HERE TO PET A BUNNY!).
And they're right to do so, of course.