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Mitch Wheat has been working as a professional programmer since 1984, graduating with a honours degree in Mathematics from Warwick University, UK in 1986. He moved to Perth in 1995, having worked in software houses in London and Rotterdam. He has worked in the areas of mining, electronics, research, defence, financial, GIS, telecommunications, engineering, and information management. Mitch has worked mainly with Microsoft technologies (since Windows version 3.0) but has also used UNIX. He holds the following Microsoft certifications: MCPD (Web and Windows) using C# and SQL Server MCITP (Admin and Developer). His preferred development environment is C#, .Net Framework and SQL Server. Mitch has worked as an independent consultant for the last 10 years, and is currently involved with helping teams improve their Software Development Life Cycle. His areas of special interest lie in performance tuning
Saturday, June 24, 2006
Detecting and Removing Malware
I updated my virus scanner recently and it occurred to me that I haven’t heard anything in the news about a new virus for ages. Have they gone out of fashion or are new ones simply variants of old ones? Or is Microsoft’s security initiative having an effect?
So I had a trawl, and came across a webcast by Mark Russinovich on detecting and removing malware using 3 of the many Sysinternals tools, SigCheck, AutoRuns and ProcessExplorer. These are great tools and are free (as are all of the SysInternals offerings, such as FileMon and RegMon) and knowing how to use them is a valuable addition to any programmer’s toolkit.
You can find the webcast here: Understanding and Fighting Malware: Viruses, Spyware and Rootkits.
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com