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Re: computer with rootkit?
From: "Jamie Ivanov" <jamie.ivanov () gmail com>
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2011 22:00:41 +0000

Do what you will and I will continue reverse engineering and fixing them. Ignore the fact that they can be fixed and 
it's not that difficult for seasoned malware specialists. In the end, not my problem, but the companies I work for will 
continue to reap the benefits of my work. :)
Jamie Ivanov / KC9LFD
m.608.399.4252
Blackberry: 32DD619E
http://www.linkedin.com/in/jamieivanov
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-----Original Message-----
From: "Joe DeMarco" <demarcoj () comcast net>
Sender: listbounce () securityfocus com
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2011 17:47:35 
To: 'Dan Lynch'<DLynch () placer ca gov>; 'security basics'<security-basics () securityfocus com>
Subject: RE: computer with rootkit?

Dan you are exactly right. I have spent the better half of ten years
learning and cleaning all types of malware/virus's but in the end I don't
have the luxury nor do my customers, of the time it takes to remove rootkit
issues. My experience is that there are always issues afterwards therefore
wipe and start fresh. I can rebuild any PC back to near state with no issues
to worry about in about 1.5 hours.

-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com] On
Behalf Of Dan Lynch
Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2011 2:34 PM
To: security basics
Subject: RE: computer with rootkit?

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.

Really? It would take at least a few hours to clean as you described, more
for someone unfamiliar with the tools and procedures. While the process may
be educational, the result is not entirely reliable. Re-imaging a machine to
a standard install can be done in 15 minutes. Unless the system is highly
customized, or a standard image isn't available, cleaning off an advanced
rootkit is nearly always a waste of time.



Dan Lynch, CISSP
Information Technology Analyst
County of Placer
Auburn, CA

-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com 
[mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com] On Behalf Of Jamie Ivanov
Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2011 9:36 AM
To: Brian Rogalski; listbounce () securityfocus com; security basics
Subject: Re: computer with rootkit?

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