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Re: computer with rootkit?
From: Ansgar Wiechers <bugtraq () planetcobalt net>
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2011 23:08:50 +0200

On 2011-09-29 Jamie Ivanov wrote:
Repairing a rootkit infection is not that difficult. I've been reverse
engineering them for years. Those who have suggested a reinstall
should be ashamed.


Shame on anyone who doesn't suggest to reinstall a compromised system.

Even if you managed to pinpoint exactly how the system was compromised
and what was altered after the compromisation (and I'm really curious
about how you'd do that without having a baseline of the system to
compare agains), it would usually take *far* more time and effort than
rebuilding the system.

Ansgar Wiechers
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