Re: [NTO] Is rootbeerkit.com a scam?
- Axel Berger wrote:
> Al wrote:They were likely engineered for Win XP whereby they likely do not work
>> masquerade -- ie something that "appears to be" something
>> that it is not. Many people (make a mistake) and run that
> After having had a look at the three scripts I went out on a limb and
> ran them in Opera on W98. I hope I'm still clean, but am mildly
on Win 98
I'd run them in my Linux. But, somehow, Linux isn't Win. So, somehow,
they don't run, even if I try to run them. Is that what you call "built
in virus protection?"
al@P5Q:~$ cat /etc/slackware-version
Har har <grin>. And, yes, I know "support libraries, environment, etc."
do not at all match up (not even whatsoever) between Linux and Win.
That's what wine is for. And also, virtual machine.
> But to be honest, someone falling for that kind ofMy 87 year old father fell for it. He had upwards of 50 viruses on his
> meaningless film show must be very naive,
Win XP. But I got him on Linux now. Problem solved.
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This is very suspicious behavior. I recommend avoiding anything to do
with this until you have done a thorough scan of your system.
I recommend using the free version of MalwareBytes from
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php. Do the full scan after updating
to the latest signature file.
I also recommend that you get up-to-date anti-virus software. A good
free one is Microsoft Security Essentials. It is for WinXP, Vista and
If the MalwareBytes does not install or finds nothing, then I would be
Google also has a safe browsing page and lists rootbeerkit.com as suspicious.
On Sat, Dec 26, 2009 at 7:42 PM, cefwis
> Twice recently, my web brouser has somehow been directed (don't know how) to a site that purportedly performs a quick scan of my system and then returns a doomsday report listing hundreds of trojans and other evil beings lurking on my computer, just waiting to attack. To remove them, the site asks me to click a button, which downloads a program called "install.exe." I have not run this program and am a bit suspicious, since the site from which it originates appears to be something called rootbeerkit.com. Never heard of it.
> Has anybody else had this experience? Is rootbeerkit.com legit or a scam? Thanks, and Happy New Year!
> Charles E. Friederich - cefwis@...
> 601 10th St. Brodhead, WI 53520 608-897-2399