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Yeah, it exists, but to say that "rootkits beat reinstallations"...
Besides, if a rootkit is good enough to go that far, it's probably good enough to evade antivirus software.

Sorry, I meant a rootkit can beat reinstallations.

However once identified as known threat, how would a person learn if they are infected?
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Im running Panda Cloud, i really like the prog and its light on resources for obvious reasons. I wish they had a more manly name though. biggrin.gif

Also run Malwarebytes and I use a software firewall if there is any thought of a site being questionable.

What's wrong with Panda huh? lol
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

Sorry, I meant a rootkit can beat reinstallations.

However once identified as known threat, how would a person learn if they are infected?

Honestly I am not sure if there are any signs that a Rootkit is installed but I could be wrong. I just do a sweep of the drive using Bitdefender's free Rescue Disk once every couple of months or so I have never come across one yet but from what I understand Rootkits aren't that common at the moment.
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From what I know rootkits were fairly common when XP was arround, however two preventive methods where implemented with Windows 7 (Vista, maybe). Checkrootkit, from sysinternals, hasn't been ported to Windows 7 so people over at Microsoft seems to think that their OS is now fully protected from such threats, however I'm not knowledgeble enough to know if thats true.

Since rootkits are meant to be fully hidden the only real way to know if you're infected and get rid of it (lol) would be to look for it yourself (with a live cd and a good knowledge of OS and rootkits inner workings).
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From what I know rootkits were fairly common when XP was arround, however two preventive methods where implemented with Windows 7 (Vista, maybe). Checkrootkit, from sysinternals, hasn't been ported to Windows 7 so people over at Microsoft seems to think that their OS is now fully protected from such threats, however I'm not knowledgeble enough to know if thats true.

Since rootkits are meant to be fully hidden the only real way to know if you're infected and get rid of it (lol) would be to look for it yourself (with a live cd and a good knowledge of OS and rootkits inner workings).

What? you mean like rooting around in the file system for anomalous files?


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What? you mean like rooting around in the file system for anomalous files?


Pun intended.

I doubt you would be able to find one using that method tbh. Rootkits tend to get into the kernel level and disguise themselves as system processes the chance of spotting seems slim to me. What you need is software like the rescue disk that boots into a live CD meaning that the rootkits don't get the chance to hide as well or defend from being removed.
post #36 of 69
Some of the things I've done myself in regards to security:

Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro (Latest OS, custom WIM/stripped down for minimal attack surface and better performance)
Oracle VM VirtualBox (Mainly used as a sandbox)
Windows Defender (AKA Microsoft Security Essentials, used as a second manual scanner)
Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (DEP, SEHOP, ASLR etc.)
Above high UAC, credential entry on Secure Desktop via trusted path mechanism
Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition (Great detection rates that rival Kaspersky)
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO
Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool (Used as an offline scanner)
Windows Firewall (All inbound blocked regardless of rules, all outbound blocked unless specified by an allow rule)
Windows Firewall Control Registered/Full (Provides alerts, simpler rule management, basic functionality MS should have included long ago)
PeerBlock (34 different block lists, especially good for filtering out the dodgy stuff Skype and Steam do in the background)
Google Chrome (Incognito, click to run plugins, 3rd party data block etc. etc.)
HTTPS Everywhere
Adblock Plus (13 different block lists; it blocks a lot, lot more than just advertisements as long as you use the right lists!)
CCleaner with CCEnhancer (Daily wipe of pretty much everything except settings/configurations and some generic caches)
Group Policy (Heavily used to configure Windows and programs such as Chrome)
Minimal config of start-up programs, services and drivers
Up to date OS, software and drivers
Regularly remove and disable unused OS features, software and drivers whilst clearling left over traces
Encrypted and password protected partitions
Managed user accounts and NTFS permissions
Separate completely air-gapped machine (If it's connected to the internet, it's insecure!)
Complex password (duh!)

There's plenty more hahahaha
Edited by Bearybear - 3/25/14 at 4:07am
post #37 of 69
Honestly I just surf smart. I use MSE, and maybe once and awhile do a Malwarebytes scan.

I've been using the Internet since well before the World Wide Web, never once been infected.
    
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...I've been using the Internet since well before the World Wide Web, never once been infected.

That you know of. Malware today doesn't announce itself; it lurks in the background in hopes of going unnoticed, silently doing its thing, such as uploading your data.
     
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That you know of. Malware today doesn't announce itself; it lurks in the background in hopes of going unnoticed, silently doing its thing, such as uploading your data.

Sure if you visit Pornhub.com and twitter.

I said I surf smart. smile.gif
    
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Sure if you visit Pornhub.com and twitter.

I said I surf smart. smile.gif

I don't give the north end of a southbound furry little rodent how safely you surf. Even legitimate sites can (and do) get infected. Just being connected to the internet subjects you to infections, even if your browser isn't open.
     
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