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THINKPOINT VIRUS Attack Mounted from this FORUM or during my Session Here.

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« on: November 22, 2010, 03:33:30 pm »

Actually, despite having a Windows PC I'm pretty rarely attacked. I was a victim to a Full on attack the very day after colgan 3407 went down, believe it or not. Internet traffic speed daudled to an absolute stop, few kb-s at 2.00 pm, when it's usually least loaded and then my PC Died. Later checked both HDD's and well one was new, and all passed health checks perfectly. That was an attack that literally deleted my registry out of existance, the moment I put down the phone after talking to a guy about those very events. The Registry did not exist when I gained access to the Drive Volumes! Now that's unusual to say the least. Unprecedented. Thanks for reminding me about that 'ThinkPoint'  ~~~~ Spoooky ~~~~

Therefore I can only explain that by 'unfortunate coincidence' ..... Ahem ... But again, I pulled back from that, still have the same OS installation today.

This is what Symantec have to say about this particular 'ThinkPoint' clone of a common trojan ....

Discovered: October 10, 2007
Updated: October 10, 2007 5:08:11 PM
Type: Trojan
Infection Length: 7,680 bytes
Systems Affected: Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000

Trojan.FakeAV is a detection for Trojan horse programs that intentionally misrepresent the security status of a computer. These programs attempt to convince the user to purchase software in order to remove non-existent malware or security risks from the computer. The user is continually prompted to pay for the software using a credit card. Some programs employ tactics designed to annoy or disrupt the activities of the user until the software is purchased.

Trojan.FakeAV detects one of the most prolific types of risks seen on the Internet today. Everyday many bogus antivirus and security applications are released and pushed to unsuspecting users through various delivery channels. Many of these programs turn out to be clones of each other. They are often created from the same code base but presented with a different name and look - achieved through the use of a "skin". For example, ThinkPoint is a recent example of a misleading application in circulation since October 2010.

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And this is what 2-viruses have to say in reply to my comments and it draws a line under the issue of whether UNIX/LINUX/MAC are ruled out of bearing these whoes:

'I would recommend upgrading to Internet Security version of Avira, and not use standalone antivirus (especially free one).
The malware changes daily, thus there are chances that fresh versions of malware can be missed. In many cases malware originates from exploints from infected legitimate websites or advertisements on them. They redirect or use content from domains, that belong to malware makers. Another way to get infected with parasites, similar to thinkpoint, are various “downloads”: fake flash updates, codecs, etc.
Actually, related trojans might infect MAC and Linux PCs as well – some of them are Java based, for example Koobface.'



There, I found that to be all good clean fun and a fair fight, for a change ....
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