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    some advise

    when u install windows...... dont use the defult folders... never do this ... as most Worm based infections. loke for the windows folder in the c:\> or the root... this will improve ur security alot.. since the prog wont find the c:\>windows\sys.... since u will shange the name... it wont find it

    this is y 2 of my frnd wer never hit by the worm... they jstu had their windows folders renamed.... lucky bastards

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    This is called security through obscurity and it will only freak out some badly written programs.

    A virus, cracker, whatever can easily find your windows directory by looking at %WINDIR% or by reading a few registrykeys.
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    Hehe Dice took the words right out of my mouth...

    Goto command prompt and type: echo %WINDIR% or %SYSTEMROOT%

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    Windows has a funny way of knowing too much about itself, and then essentially....screwing itself
    Creating further mindless stupidity....through mindless automation.

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    as I said it worked for 2 of my frnds... & both of them have a habit or ranaming everything.. and they wer the only 2 who wernt hit my the msblaster It could be a cuinsidence..... but it wierd.....


    ther is a pisibility that a programer will put the virii to attack the defult only ...


    pS: I know about the %WINDIR% ...... and everything....

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    maxim_86ualb2

    You raise an interesting point IMHO. Whilst the renaming can be beaten by a well designed and well written piece of software, it will defend you against a lot of skiddie activity, generation toolkits etc.

    There must be a lot of pressure on a malware "author" to get the "product" to the "marketplace" before someone else does, and steals their glory/infamy. so they may not be well thought out or written?

    I would suggest that almost anything you do to make an attack more difficult, is basically a good idea, as you are forcing a greater degree of technical competence on the author of such an attack.

    Just my thoughts

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    Originally posted here by maxim_86ualb2



    ther is a pisibility that a programer will put the virii to attack the defult only ...


    pS: I know about the %WINDIR% ...... and everything....

    if you knew about the %WINDIR% what didn't you said so at the first thread, and if you know everything why don't you know why you're friends weren't afected by MSBlaster ? ?



    +++ i have a friend that didn't updated his computer when the blaster came out and he hasn't been infected with it, he has a cable modem, he is conected like atleast 6 hrs a day, his computer has win xp pro and in his lap top thats running win 2k pro he got blaster like the 2nd day it started spreading.


    maxim_86ualb2 if you know everything tell me, am i going to win the lottery ? ? ? ?
    LOL

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    man......."GrApHiCTrOn " I didnt mean it that way...... but as a respont to SirDice & Pclinuxguru
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