How to get rid of Vosteran & other undesirables?

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  1. eLPuSHeR's Avatar
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       #11

    Agreed. I have always thought that Chrome gets infected more easily than others. And although is a good browser I also think it has gone down the hill slightly nowadays.
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  2. jimbo45's Avatar
    Posts : 10,467
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #12

    Hi there

    Not sure about chrome these days --seems to have gone downhill whereas FIREFOX has improved by leaps and bounds (and by disabling scripts either globally or selectively) you've got reasonable built in protection against hi-jacking etc).

    I always browse from a VM so any problems I just junk that VM and start a new one.

    For people who don't want to or can't set up VM's - then I always say clean backup and restore is the best protection if you get infected - takes as little as 5 mins on fast hardware with SSD -- even on more standard hardware a restore can often be done within 30 mins.

    Virus removal by software usually isn't entirely satisfactory and if you include your analysis time ususally takes LONGER than a clean restore.

    Even if the malware removal software reports OK you can't really be sure if you run the program from an infected machine - the infection if reasonably intelligent can deal with "removal" programs and can "neutralize" them - so if you MUST use removal software don't run it on an infected machine --run it on a CLEAN machine which can scan the infected machine remotely - say over a network / LAN although the idea of attaching an infected machine to a network isn't great.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. GARoss's Avatar
    Posts : 395
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, Version 20H2 (OS Build 19042.630)
    Thread Starter
       #13

    eLPuSHeR said:
    Agreed. I have always thought that Chrome gets infected more easily than others. And although is a good browser I also think it has gone down the hill slightly nowadays.
    jimbo45 said:
    Hi there

    Not sure about chrome these days --seems to have gone downhill whereas FIREFOX has improved by leaps and bounds (and by disabling scripts either globally or selectively) you've got reasonable built in protection against hi-jacking etc).

    I always browse from a VM so any problems I just junk that VM and start a new one.

    For people who don't want to or can't set up VM's - then I always say clean backup and restore is the best protection if you get infected - takes as little as 5 mins on fast hardware with SSD -- even on more standard hardware a restore can often be done within 30 mins.

    Virus removal by software usually isn't entirely satisfactory and if you include your analysis time ususally takes LONGER than a clean restore.

    Even if the malware removal software reports OK you can't really be sure if you run the program from an infected machine - the infection if reasonably intelligent can deal with "removal" programs and can "neutralize" them - so if you MUST use removal software don't run it on an infected machine --run it on a CLEAN machine which can scan the infected machine remotely - say over a network / LAN although the idea of attaching an infected machine to a network isn't great.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Thanks. I will say Chrome seems much faster than either Edge or Firefox, but, speed isn't everything. Apparently Chrome doesn't mind hijackers embedding into their browser. Even Malwarebytes & Windows Defender can't detect them.

    Can't have that!
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