malware

SEP client install fails and rolls back

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When you try to install the Sympantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) client, it’s possible it rolls back after being confronted with an error. First everything seems to go smooth till you see the “Rolling back action” appear in the installer’s GUI. Aaargh… Of course the installer doesn’t tell us what exactly went wrong, so we have to find out ourselves. That’s exactly what happened to me. Here’s my story 🙂

First thing to do is checking for events in the Windows event logs. We’re lucky as the following event is logged in the Application event log of Windows: Read the rest of this entry »

Antavmu trojan

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It was time for me to assemble a new PC and put Windows 7 on the machine, flanked by all the applications I need (quite a lot :-)). After many, many days of installing and configuring it was time to finetune my system. One of the things on my to do list was running Autoruns, the Sysinternals tool listing the many, many software components that are started at boot time. Read the rest of this entry »