Computer security



malware is advancing beyond a normal user’s ability to cope with it

Looks like everyone better learn how to wipe their drives clean and start over if trojans like this become the norm

fascinating reading


Thanks. Was really an interesting reading. Seems


Stupid virus

Mebroot cannot be removed while a operating system is running. However running the “fixmbr” command from within the Windows Recovery Console successfully removes the malicious MBR entry.

So, do a FDISK /MBR from your floppy boot disk or a fixmbr from your windows xp setup cd and it’s gone. No need to wipe your entire drive.

Or download GMER. Use with caution.


the trojan keeps a backup copy on the hard drive for reinstallation

The standard advise I have been seeing from professional security experts is if the computer is used for sensitive or financial applications that a complete refomat is absolutely necessary as no team of experts can guarantee it’s fixed or clean.

Any computer compromized by a rootkit trojan

Using your advise makes them liable


A reformat won’t reset the MBR though…


you have to wipe the boot sectors

this sort of thing makes backing up to dvd look very reliable