Curtis L. Russell wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Feb 2005 20:59:42 -0000, Bob Schwartz <[email protected]>
>>I bought my kid a used laptop for cheap. It is just not possible to
>>secure a machine for someone that clicks on everything so my approach
>>is to use a machine that I can just wipe out and reload. Doesn't
>>work for grownups though.
> Or 60 users. The stuff seems to have come in during about a 6 hour gap
> between hitting large numbers in the wild and the new virus profiles
> being released on the 9th. What I am supposed to be doing today is
> finishing the January financials. What I have been doing is keeping
> people up and running on the network.
I feel for you, 275 Win2K IE6 users for me. Microsoft should be hung out
to dry. Billions of dollars on viruses and now we will loose billions of
dollars of productivity and downtime on this ****, and it's all 100% a
direct affect of Microsoft "features" that were known security risks but
deployed to differentiate the Windows OS from other more robust and more
secure OS'es. But hey the *next* version of Windows will be the most
secure ever! Just like the last three!
> Either it effected the rollback copies for the registries or XP
> doesn't do it as well as I expected.
Yes spyware infects the registry, and thus is in restore points. Spyware
is all over the reg like the plague. Whats really fun is removing reg
keys and then watching them reappear as a polling app monitors the keys
and copies in new ones from a secondary backup spot in the Reg. Insane
Criminal Geniuses, MS should hire them all and start a new OS from
scratch. Or we could just all get Macs and be done with it.
> My first big need to have
> registry rollbacks and it doesn't appear to work well more than a few
> days in the past. 98SP2 did better.
Depending on the flavor of spyware rollbacks won't solve the problem
If you control the network deploy Firefox as the default browser, you
will not see spyware again as spyware is solely the province of the
ActiveX, Internet Explorer Windows OS triangle of death.
Todays High count: 597 spyware objects found by AdAware. Required
booting from a CD based WinXP OS disk, running four removal Spyware
tools, manually hitting the reg and file system and then booting up with
Cat5 unplugged, and then run AdAware and MS AntiSpyware again. Enable
network and pray. Hey Redmond, thanks for the innovation!!