Site Privacy issues

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Tue Sep 21 10:09:09 2004

On Tue, 21 Sep 2004, John Foust wrote:

> But spyware tools are nowhere where they need to be. I'd love to
> have a boot CD that would let me scan and clean without needing to
> actually install and clean on the infected system, as well as tools
> that could operate on a non-active non-booted hard disk in the system.
> All of today's tools are focused on running live in the infected
> system in order to scan the registry, BHOs, and processes
> running in the system.

It helps to boot into Safe Mode (with networking enabled). I fought one
particular bit of spyware that would regenerate itself 10 seconds after
you deleted it's files. I searched and searched and searched and found
nothing about it on the web, and so assumed it was some newfangled alien
technology from the future.

I finally had to boot into Safe Mode and manual crawl through the registry
deleting every last bit of evidence of its existence. What a pain in the
ass that was. HijackThis! would have been helpful if I'd known about it

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