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[WARNING] Read this if you have Java

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#1
Last night after play some DayZ with erocker, ducky, Haru and Alex logged out and and exitted out of all my programs to shut down for the night and down by the clock Java icon came up like it was updating.....................

Well it wasn't updating it was actually installing Live Security Platinum a Hoax anti virus program that throws false positives out like you have a viruses and such. It also puts a proxy on your internet and disables all exe programs so nothing works.

There are a ton of ways to get rid of it, but it comes down to finding the one that will work well.

Just thought id let everyone know. There is definitely a Java exploit going around and its nasty.

Once I figure out how to get rid of it I will let you all know.
 
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yea, keep us updated man!!!
 
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lol, "Trojan.LameShield"

Hope nobody else gets this as it does sound rather annoying to remove (like most fake AV programs).
 
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This seems similar to the thousand and one variants of fake security center infections. Malwarebytes in safemode usually get's rid of this stuff but the damage can remain. Might need to use system restore, and you should always run ccleaner's registry repair afterwards.
 

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This seems similar to the thousand and one variants of fake security center infections. Malwarebytes in safemode usually get's rid of this stuff but the damage can remain. Might need to use system restore, and you should always run ccleaner's registry repair afterwards.
I think im just going to be re imaging my system. this thing wrecks havoc on Windows main service.exe files so damage will always be there.
 

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its going to be a pain, but its what I got to do to for peace of mind that my system is healthy. no messed up files.
 
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You went somewhere or downloaded something you shouldn't have. Only go to safe sites and stay off of torrents. I know you hate anti-virus programs but now you see why MS built one into win 8.
 

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You went somewhere or downloaded something you shouldn't have. Only go to safe sites and stay off of torrents. I know you hate anti-virus programs but now you see why MS built one into win 8.
Yeah downloaded and installed Java a long time ago lol. the only thing ive downloaded recently and installed was DayZ commander.
 
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Yeah downloaded and installed Java a long time ago lol. the only thing ive downloaded recently and installed was DayZ commander.
Java doesn't just randomly download a virus. You have to visited an infected site or installed something.
 
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Yeah downloaded and installed Java a long time ago lol. the only thing ive downloaded recently and installed was DayZ commander.
Just stop being an emo and just use an anti virus, loosing 10mbs of ram is better than needing to reformat every 6 months.
 

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Java doesn't just randomly download a virus. You have to visited an infected site or installed something.
Like I said the last thing I installed with DayZ commander, and I only go to facebook, newegg, TPU, OCN, and then pinkbike a big mountain bike forum.
 
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Facebook could be it right there. Also I once went to Hardware Canucks and just clicking on the forums I was hit with a Java exploit from one of their advertisers. JS.Black Hole from what I remember that downloads things like fake virus scanners. Most JS exploits come from shady advertisers and there is ZERO you can do about it......except keeping MSE updated.


Edit: It wasnt JS. Black Hole it was VirTool:JS/Obfuscator.BN.
http://www.microsoft.com/security/p...=VirTool:JS/Obfuscator.BN&threatid=2147646584

I even made a thread about it here.............over a year ago.
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=148036
 
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Facebook could be it right there. Also I once went to Hardware Canucks and just clicking on the forums I was hit with a Java exploit from one of their advertisers. JS.Black Hole from what I remember that downloads things like fake virus scanners. Most JS exploits come from shady advertisers and there is ZERO you can do about it......except keeping MSE updated.


Edit: It wasnt JS. Black Hole it was VirTool:JS/Obfuscator.BN.
http://www.microsoft.com/security/p...=VirTool:JS/Obfuscator.BN&threatid=2147646584

I even made a thread about it here.............over a year ago.
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=148036
yeah this stuff sucks ass. Last night on TS i was talking about this stuff with Dave and Alex and they were like you are becoming Mailman with virus paranoia
 
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yeah this stuff sucks ass. Last night on TS i was talking about this stuff with Dave and Alex and they were like you are becoming Mailman with virus paranoidia.
Its only paranoia if no one is out to get you........they are.
 

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So i got a USB flash drive. Going to wipe my system clean and install Windows 8 :)
 

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I use AVG and it has stopped many of the auto installer java/flash scripts that are in FB and other websites. Its virtually quite and never bugs me about anything but detecting possible harm.
 

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I use AVG and it has stopped many of the auto installer java/flash scripts that are in FB and other websites. Its virtually quite and never bugs me about anything but detecting possible harm.
dude AVG went to shit after the last few years.

Update:

So I was not able to install windows 8! My sound card doesn't have Windows 8 drivers, and the WIndows 7 ones don't work. Back to Windows 7. Good to have my rig back :)
 

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dude AVG went to shit after the last few years.
I have never had an issue out of it???? Seems to be protecting me just fine. Same install of windows 7 for over 2 years
 

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I quit using AV ages ago so long as you are not a idiot you will NEVER have a problem
 
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I quit using AV ages ago so long as you are not a idiot you will NEVER have a problem
Yup. An idiot that will never know hes infected. So sure. You never have a problem because you have no way to tell. Its like having AIDS but saying your clean because you were never tested.
 

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#22
Yup. An idiot that will never know hes infected. So sure. You never have a problem because you have no way to tell. Its like having AIDS but saying your clean because you were never tested.
no way to tell ? Orly
I take it you don't monitor your running processes or know how you're machine behaves under normal use then ... I don't need some software to tell me that something is running on my machine that should't be
 
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no way to tell ? Orly
I take it you don't monitor your running processes or know how you're machine behaves under normal use then ... I don't need some software to tell me that something is running on my machine that should't be
Yes because all malware shows up under your task manager.
 

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Yes because all malware shows up under your task manager.
I am not gonna argue with you you are wrong just because you are not a
s good as I am and are not capable of understanding it on the same level as me does not make you correct ... or even close. I have worked on plenty of AV infected machines and have very rarely resorted to having to use a AV scanner to resolve the issue if you belive there exists a single malware or virus or rootkit that can go undetected with out some crappy bloated Av software telling you that my computer should not be establishing a connection on port 31337 to some ip in china well then I feel sorry for you or need to have it tell me that i should not have processes attempting to hook into system services with strange handles
you have a ways to go before you get to my level :roll:
 
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I am not gonna argue with you you are wrong just because you are not a
s good as I am and are not capable of understanding it on the same level as me does not make you correct ... or even close. I have worked on plenty of AV infected machines and have very rarely resorted to having to use a AV scanner to resolve the issue if you belive there exists a single malware or virus or rootkit that can go undetected with out some crappy bloated Av software telling you that my computer should not be establishing a connection on port 31337 to some ip in china well then I feel sorry for you or need to have it tell me that i should not have processes attempting to hook into system services with strange handles
you have a ways to go before you get to my level :roll:
I guess ignorance is bliss. Carry on.