Exterminate It! Antimalware

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I purchased Exterminate It! yesterday, as a last ditch effort from having to scratch load an XP Pro workstation, which was infected with the WOWfx Trojan.

In short, your product eliminated all malware on the system. It was the only commercially available product that not only detected the problems, but eliminated them.

For the record, I attempted using:

The registered versions of Spyware Doctor, XSoft Antispyware, CA Antispyware and the free version of Adaware, which all recognized, but failed to clean my system.

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Southland Data Processing

Mark A. R.

SynFlood

Aliases of SynFlood (AKA):

[Panda]DoS Program
[CA]Win32/SynFlood.b!Trojan

How to Remove SynFlood from Your Computer^

You can effectively remove SynFlood from your computer with Exterminate It!.

After installing the program, run a scan to display a list of the files associated with SynFlood in the Scan Result screen and remove these files. For information about running scans and removing malware files, see the Exterminate It! Help.

Hacker Tool

Hacker tools are utilities designed to help hackers gain control of remote computers in order to use them as zombies (in DoS attacks, for example), download other malicious programs into those computers, or use them for other malicious purposes.

Be Aware of the Following Hacker Tool Threats:

Corruption, PassDump, Win32.Messer, PSW.TaskMan, EwK.

DoS

A DoS (Denial of Service) attack is designed to disrupt or stop the normal running of a Web site, server, or other network resource. Hackers or malware writers resort to various ways to achieve this. A DoS attack can commonly result in a server being flooded with more network traffic than it is capable of processing. This hinders or prevents the server’s normal operation and sometimes causes its complete failure.

Unlike a DoS attack, a DDoS attack employs multiple PCs. The hacker or malware writer normally uses one infected computer - “master” - to centrally coordinate the attack across other, so-called “zombie”, computers. Typically, the malware writer gains control of both master and zombie computers by exploiting a weakness in an application or the operating system on those computers, in order to install a trojan or other malicious code.

Be Aware of the Following DoS Threats:

End.of, Fawx, Ooops, W95.Rinim, Voy.

How Did My PC Get Infected with SynFlood?^

The following are the most likely reasons why your computer got infected with SynFlood:

  • Your operating system and Web browser's security settings are too lax.
  • You are not following safe Internet surfing and PC practices.

Downloading and Installing Freeware or Shareware

Small-charge or free software applications may come bundled with spyware, adware, or programs like SynFlood. Sometimes adware is attached to free software to enable the developers to cover the overhead involved in created the software. Spyware frequently piggybacks on free software into your computer to damage it and steal valuable private information.

Using Peer-to-Peer Software

The use of peer-to-peer (P2P) programs or other applications using a shared network exposes your system to the risk of unwittingly downloading infected files, including malicious programs like SynFlood.

Visiting Questionable Web Sites

When you visit sites with dubious or objectionable content, trojans-including SynFlood, spyware and adware, may well be automatically downloaded and installed onto your computer.

Detecting SynFlood^

The following symptoms signal that your computer is very likely to be infected with SynFlood:

PC is working very slowly

SynFlood can seriously slow down your computer. If your PC takes a lot longer than normal to restart or your Internet connection is extremely slow, your computer may well be infected with SynFlood.

New desktop shortcuts have appeared or the home page has changed

SynFlood can tamper with your Internet settings or redirect your default home page to unwanted web sites. SynFlood may even add new shortcuts to your PC desktop.

Annoying popups keep appearing on your PC

SynFlood may swamp your computer with pestering popup ads, even when you're not connected to the Internet, while secretly tracking your browsing habits and gathering your personal information.

E-mails that you didn't write are being sent from your mailbox

SynFlood may gain complete control of your mailbox to generate and send e-mail with virus attachments, e-mail hoaxes, spam and other types of unsolicited e-mail to other people.