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0exar_Kun0

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#1 11 years ago

Well, one of my friends downloaded Gimp and got a trojan from it, he can't even start his computer back up now... Got any ideas on what to do? Please help me :uhh:




Zach

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#2 11 years ago

In all likelihood, your friend got the trojan from somewhere else, and not GIMP. Many people use GIMP, and IF it had a trojan, EVERYONE would know.

As for the hard drive, get another one, and set that to primary, and have the old hard drive set as a slave.




Reekris

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#3 11 years ago

If you have a floppy drive, you can use Boot And Nuke (Google it). It will wipe your harddrive using a floppy disk.




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#4 11 years ago
DataLord;3512296In all likelihood, your friend got the trojan from somewhere else, and not GIMP. Many people use GIMP, and IF it had a trojan, EVERYONE would know.

Well, GIMP is open source, so he may have got it from a bad site, instead of the official site.

For a hard drive wipe, I tend to use the gParted LiveCD (or a magnetic screwdriver by accident...). I like it since it's a versatile partition editor, though I don't know if you can wipe the MBR with it.

Also, the Boot and Nuke program is here. It can apparently also be used as a LiveCD, so you don't need a floppy for it. Haven't used it, however, so I won't comment.




0exar_Kun0

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#5 11 years ago

He didn't download from an unofficial site... I got the link off jk3files and gave it to him :|




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#6 11 years ago

Then he's done something moronic and is paying the price, and now wants to blame it on something else to hide the fact that he got pwned.

Teh Intarwebz require common sense. Tell him to use some next time. If something's too good to be true, it usually is, and also is usually packing a keylogger or somethin'.

Moral of the story?

Stay away from the warez and porn sites, kiddies.


I don't know how, and I don't know why, but this is totally Sheep's fault.



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#7 11 years ago

But, but!... Sorry, but it had to be done. :p

DataLordIn all likelihood, your friend got the trojan from somewhere else, and not GIMP. Many people use GIMP, and IF it had a trojan, EVERYONE would know.[/quote] [quote=Kouen] Then he's done something moronic and is paying the price, and now wants to blame it on something else to hide the fact that he got pwned.

Teh Intarwebz require common sense. Tell him to use some next time. If something's too good to be true, it usually is, and also is usually packing a keylogger or somethin'.

Moral of the story?

Stay away from the warez and porn sites, kiddies.

I'd like to expand that: stay away from any site that has a less than reputable look/sound/feel/code to it. Also, get a virus scanner (specifically one that scans incoming connections) and a firewall. Trust me, if you skip these as a cost saver, you are shooting yourself in the foot. This day and age, no security and no common sense while surfing the net is really demanding a virus.

Right now, I'm using avast! antivirus with Comodo Firewall. They seem to work well, as I haven't gotten screwed yet.