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    Hi Guys,
    I`m having seeing more and more at clients sites that there are pc`s infected
    by System Check malware although the pc `s are protected by virusscanners.
    The users have no rights to install software but the malware still manage to install itself.
    My question is what do u recommend to prevent this.
    What are the best active antimalware programs.
    im talking about small business up to 50 computers

    Thanks

    Marco

  • #2
    Re: System Check Malware

    What OS is involved -- with Win7 UAC will hep reduce the risk

    Also consider user education (possibly with a blunt instrument)

    For fixes, I find a combination of Malwarebytes and ComboFix generally work, but in extreme cases FDisk solves almost all problems
    Tom Jones
    MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
    PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
    IT Trainer / Consultant
    Ossian Ltd
    Scotland

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    • #3
      Re: System Check Malware

      All the infected pc`s were running xp pro sp3 with avast AV or avira av all pro versions and yes i started educating but some will never learn
      thanks for the answer will buy them malwarebytes and offcourse i will replace the old xp boxes if they have the budget to pay me

      thanks

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      • #4
        Re: System Check Malware

        Free edition of Malwarebytes isn't bad
        Tom Jones
        MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
        PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
        IT Trainer / Consultant
        Ossian Ltd
        Scotland

        ** Remember to give credit where credit is due and leave reputation points where appropriate **

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        • #5
          Re: System Check Malware

          Systemcheck is narsty, that's for sure. I've never had a rogue in either a business or in a non-business environment, but with the rate at which criminals are producing, I'm sure my time will come. As Tom said, ComboFix is very good, but there is one problem with it that I see (and that's just probably because I'm a member of the board which the developer of it resides), and that is the lack of documentation because he only wants certain groups of individuals under his control knowing every facet of it. I have actually heard of uses of ComboFix in which systems have been nuked, and then, if there's a server protection scenario, you're out of luck because CF doesn't run on servers. My recommendation is MSE for the clients and FEP 2010 for the servers.

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          • #6
            Re: System Check Malware

            thanks for the info. i will consider and next week im at the clients site and we see what they want

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            • #7
              Re: System Check Malware

              Combo-Fix is usually recommended for use for malware removal by malware removal experts. It is a dangerous program because it is so powerful. I suspect that is the main reason documentation is limited - the author never intended it for wide-scale use. It is a specialist tool.
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