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10. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 19, 2013, 13:01 Mashiki Amiketo
 
What I find funny is the IT guy not using something else besides symantec end point, and locking down the users machines at the local access level.  
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9. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 19, 2013, 12:58 Creston
 
True, but in this case, it's simply because Microsoft apparently never bothered to test what would happen with this update on a PC infected with said rootkit.  
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8. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 19, 2013, 12:41 dj LiTh
 
Creston wrote on Aug 19, 2013, 11:54:
dj LiTh wrote on Aug 19, 2013, 11:42:
Maybe i'm in the minority here, but i actually think its a good move by MS to prevent booting. Much better to deal with the problem straight away then ordering new cc's and chasing where your bank account money went to.

Kinda hard to "deal with the problem" if your PC won't boot...

Sure, you can boot to Knoppix or something and run a Linux root killer, but that's beyond 99.9999% of MS's user base.

Thats definitely true, and 99.9% will have to take it to their IT buddy to suss out but i think a lot (maybe not all) would be happier that none of their info was exposed to various crime organizations. So maybe a necessary evil is how i look at it.
 
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7. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 19, 2013, 11:54 Creston
 
dj LiTh wrote on Aug 19, 2013, 11:42:
Maybe i'm in the minority here, but i actually think its a good move by MS to prevent booting. Much better to deal with the problem straight away then ordering new cc's and chasing where your bank account money went to.

Kinda hard to "deal with the problem" if your PC won't boot...

Sure, you can boot to Knoppix or something and run a Linux root killer, but that's beyond 99.9999% of MS's user base.
 
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6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 19, 2013, 11:42 dj LiTh
 
Maybe i'm in the minority here, but i actually think its a good move by MS to prevent booting. Much better to deal with the problem straight away then ordering new cc's and chasing where your bank account money went to.  
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5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 19, 2013, 11:33 nin
 
NegaDeath wrote on Aug 19, 2013, 11:32:
Don't worry guys MS has you covered. If your PC won't boot they'll gladly sell you a Surface RT to replace it.

Or a XBONE that runs office!

 
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4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 19, 2013, 11:32 NegaDeath
 
Don't worry guys MS has you covered. If your PC won't boot they'll gladly sell you a Surface RT to replace it.  
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3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 19, 2013, 11:11 nin
 
Yeah, it's exactly why I like to wait a week or so to install them, when issues like this popup. Actually broke that rule by installing yesterday, but I didn't want it to interrupt my SR4 time later in the week.

Speaking of which, GMG needs to cough up those keys.

 
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2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 19, 2013, 10:44 Creston
 
Look on the bright side. If your computer doesn't reboot, the rootkit can't do anything!

MS: Fixing your problems. Permanently.
 
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1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 19, 2013, 09:17 nin
 
Microsoft Update KB2859537 prevents PC from booting if Rootkit is present.

Interesting. I installed those same patches yesterday...thankfully mine rebooted correctly.

 
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