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DmS
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Sthlm, Sweden
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 09-09-2004 13:21

Drag'n drop.. but what, and where...
http://lists.netsys.com/pipermail/full-disclosure/2004-August/025471.html

more:
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1637596,00.asp

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viol
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Lago Paranoá
Insane since: May 2002

posted posted 09-09-2004 14:28

IE -> drag the icon to the Recycle Bin and drop it.

Iron Wallaby
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: USA
Insane since: May 2004

posted posted 09-09-2004 14:58

If only it were that simple...

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." -- Arthur C. Clarke
"Any sufficiently arcane magic is indistinguishable from technology." -- P. David Lebling

White Hawk
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: out of nowhere...
Insane since: May 2004

posted posted 09-09-2004 16:01

Nice - I can't drag or manipulate that in any way, and I certainly don't get any new files appearing anywhere - so I'll simply repeat what I've said before:

If you're using bog standard Windows (patched or not) in this day and age, then you are just asking for your PC to be a**-raped.

It shouldn't be up to Microsoft to fix all these holes - how else would they make back-hander money from the virus writers (the same people who sell you subscriptions to their AV software updates, etc).

What do you expect, a fully-working system that never needs service packs, patches, hot fixes, etc? Do you expect these people to make money from software licensing? Please!

==I don't believe it! Somebody stole my sig!!==

Petskull
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: 127 Halcyon Road, Marenia, Atlantis
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 09-09-2004 16:03
quote:
What do you expect, a fully-working system that never needs service packs, patches, hot fixes, etc?


Who do you think this is, Linux?

CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 09-09-2004 18:45
quote:
viol said:

IE -> drag the icon to the Recycle Bin and drop it.





hehe....i laughed outloud on that one. That's exactly what I did with the desktop icon

Later,

C:\

White Hawk
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: out of nowhere...
Insane since: May 2004

posted posted 09-10-2004 04:47

Ummm... I have no idea who I think (what?) is - and my name isn't Linux...

Joke.

For some reason, I completely forgot to drop a sarcastic face into that post, so I'll re-print it for clarity:

What do you expect, a fully-working system that never needs service packs, patches, hot fixes, etc? ;=/

...maybe I should have used a . Ah, whatever...


==I don't believe it! Somebody stole my sig!!==

DmS
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Sthlm, Sweden
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 09-10-2004 09:21

White Hawk
this:

quote:
how else would they make back-hander money from the virus writers (the same people who sell you subscriptions to their AV software updates, etc).


Is quite a harsh assumption, I know it's a common one but I actually get slightly disturbed by it.

1. Why would MS need the pitful sums that the (alledged) viruswriters at AV sw-houses might provide? With the market shar MS has had for the last decade or 2 their vaults are filled to the brim anyway.

2. Do you have anything that backs up that statement at all, other than urban legends?
/Dan

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DmS
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Sthlm, Sweden
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 09-10-2004 21:30

Ok, I never did test this by actually dropping the file in the demo, I just spoke to a guy who did, and just so you know, the exe starts as the pc boots up and sets your screen on fire (not for real...) plus it seems to leave an entry in the msconfig startup as well.

Sorry, should have tested before posting the link. Consider yourself warned!
/Dan

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-{ “Computer games don’t affect kids; I mean if Pac-Man affected us as kids, we’d all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills and listening to repetitive electronic music.” (Kristian Wilson, Nintendo, Inc, 1989.) }-

Slime
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Massachusetts, USA
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 09-10-2004 21:59

Yes, I did this without knowing exactly what the purpose of it was, and imagine my surprise when I turned on my computer and saw the exe launch! =)

Thankfully a google search helped me figure out what had happened.


 

White Hawk
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: out of nowhere...
Insane since: May 2004

posted posted 09-11-2004 21:54

DmS - try not to take that so seriously. I wrote in another thread that Schrodinger was killed at a very ripe old age by a fish whilst sitting in an out-house on his boxed-sheep farm in Wales, during a freak fish shower.

I actually have no evidence for either.

It would take someone with more expertise than I to prove that a hole was a result of poor workmanship, or deliberately drilled during fabrication.

I actually hadn't heard about back-handers (I made that up) so the discovery that this is an existing 'urban legend' is very interesting to me indeed...

Now, if you were offended by my harsh assumption, pass my comments along to whoever your mate is at Microsoft, and see what he/she thinks of them.


[edit]BTW - I love that Kristian Wilson quote! [/edit]


==I don't believe it! Somebody stole my sig!!==

(Edited by White Hawk on 09-11-2004 21:57)

human23
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Anchorage Alaska
Insane since: May 2002

posted posted 09-15-2004 06:20

Slime, how did you get rid of this.. I cannot find a thing on google, safe mode wont let me delete it, virus scan doest find it... im at a loss here.

One thing is for sure. No more IE for me, this proves it. I am getting sick of seeing "fire" when I reboot... and I cant do a thing about it

thanks

butcher
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: New Jersey, USA
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 09-15-2004 13:56

Human23

Do a search for malware.exe on your computer and delete it and then empty the trash bin. You can then do one of 2 things, either run msconfig and in the startup tab uncheck the box nex to the line that has the word malware in it somewhere and then click apply, or if your comfortable with messing in your registry you can find the entry for malware and remove it. This shouldn't be done lightly if your not sure about it as you can cause yourself a bit of trouble doing the wrong thing in the registry.

At least that's the way I got rid of it.

-Butcher-

(Edited by butcher on 09-15-2004 13:58)

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