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Post by IiLuSiv » Sun Aug 26, 2007 11:59 pm

Hi, I wasn't sure where to take this question, but this board has always given some really good answers in the past so I figured I'd put something here.

My computer has been infected by a piece of fraudelent adware.

This adware appears using a network messenging system, it then tells the user, that the registry has been corrupted, and that the only way to fix it, is to visit their website. Upon visiting their website, you are told to buy their software more or less "or else."

Well, I could remove, this software, but I'm really tired of shyt like this.

I responded instead, by finding out the personal information of the person benefiting from this.

I want now to find out what my legal options are.

I'm sorry for being so vague but until I have, my prey trapped I don't want to give off any information.

I see my legal options might be thus.

Filing a lawsuit, filing a class action lawsuit (with others infected by the program), pressing charges (if possible) or personally confronting the creator either on their doorstep or over the phone (I have his personal phone number.)

The main things I think I'll encounter are,
A difficulty in finding a lawyer interested.

If representing myself, losing the 100 dollars associated w/it and having the suit tossed out of court by means of an ignorant judge

Having a difficulty located other afflicted people, in the case of a class action.

Lack of cybercrime laws and educated police force to work with.

Not gaining anything if I personally confront the creator.

What steps methods or considerations should I engage in?

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Post by butters » Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:21 am

It's probably someone in Russia doing it. Not much you can do...
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Post by IiLuSiv » Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:35 am

The guy lives in Texas, I'm savvy as he is, I have his home address, and his business address. I also have his home phone number and business phone number.

If he wants to fukk with me, I'm going to fukk with him.

He lives in Texas, so anyways, what do you suggest I do? Any good resources?
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Post by MKE » Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:49 am

I would suggest you talk to a lawyer, and stop the 'fukk', for fucks sake! ;)

I've done this before, but i mean even with our help/advice, there's nothing else you can do until you talk to a lawyer.
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Post by APE » Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:57 am

Butters is in Texas and I'm sure he could round up a few locals who own some mighty fine guns.
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Post by butters » Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:53 am

APE wrote:Butters is in Texas and I'm sure he could round up a few locals who own some mighty fine guns.
Guns, in Texas? Where!?
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Post by not just souLLy now » Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:26 am

if you can live with the possibility of losing the money I'd say go for it, if you can gather enough evidence to prove your case. Perhaps you can find some kind of no-win-no-fee lawyer online? You're not looking to make mega-bucks anyway, just give this guy a hard time.
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Post by Stormwatch » Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:29 am

You have his address? Mr. Lawn, meet Mr. Molotov. :twisted:
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Post by Code-Red » Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:49 am

Personally, I would make absolutely sure it was him. Then I would go to his house, fuck him up, bust up his shit, and steal his valuables.
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Post by IiLuSiv » Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:42 am

Between school and work, I don't feel like I have enough time to deal with this bullshit, I've looked into my legal options and they are sparse. In order to press charges, I'd have to go through my local police department, they have no cyber crime division and function mostly on the "drrr...." factor, nor are they interested in enriching themselves by any means in that category.

Aside from this, I live in Missouri, he lives in Texas, therefore if I were to press charges, it would have to be on some sort of federal jurisdiction, seeing as he did not give me a virus, only misleading adware, a body such as the federal police, the FBI doesn't care.

I attempted to contact the prosecuting attorney for his JD, and that of my own...unfortunately, you can't contact a prosecuting attorney in the same way you do defense attorney, therefore...there is no avail.

A lawsuit would be a painful procedure, and a costly one. At this point, I am just more concerned with getting the adware off my computer, but I will post his information aside from his persosnal info if anyone wants to balls with him.

Before I give up on the whole thing, I am going to talk to a defense attorney who works in cyber crime, and just say if he could enlighten me a bit.

Here is, his personal info.

Branch Software INC
330 Rayfod Rd #171
Spring, TX 77386
US

Domain Name: REGISTRYCLEANERXP.COM

Administrative Contact:
Domain Administrator webmaster@branchsoftware.com
Branch Software INC
330 Rayfod Rd #171
Spring, TX 77386
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Phone: 713-429-1132
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Domain Administrator webmaster@branchsoftware.com
Branch Software INC
330 Rayfod Rd #171
Spring, TX 77386
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Phone: 713-429-1132
Fax:
Billing Contact:
Domain Administrator webmaster@branchsoftware.com
Branch Software INC
330 Rayfod Rd #171
Spring, TX 77386
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Phone: 713-429-1132
Fax:

Does anyone know how to get this bullshit out of my PC? I just rebooted and I don't even know how it got in here.
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Post by IiLuSiv » Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:47 am

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Anyone know how I can prevent myself from getting more of this, and how to get this out and where it embeds itself in my PC?
This is the annoying shyt, I am talking about.
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Post by butters » Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:13 am

Disable the messenger service. It's in the control panel under administrative tools --> services.

Back in XP before SP1 random people on the internet were able to send any message they wanted through that service. Needless to say it wasn't pretty....
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Post by not just souLLy now » Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:44 am

best to uninstall messenger, don't worry it's not the same as windows live/msn messenger
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Post by IiLuSiv » Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:10 am

How did they get access to my PC in the first place do you hypothesize? I have a good firewall and virus protection, McAffee, I monitor, everything that goes in and out.
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Post by Thomas » Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:12 am

I think there is some exploit in it, as I know a lot of people who got that sort of stuff even though they were well protected.
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Post by IiLuSiv » Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:16 am

I am going to call this dude, and ask them how they exploited it.
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Post by butters » Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:25 pm

Curious, do you keep Windows up to date? Everything I'm finding about exploits to the messenger service deal with XP before SP2.
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Post by Veggita2099 » Fri Aug 31, 2007 2:59 am

IF you don't have time to deal with it yourself ID just let it go. Yea it sucks people get away with this crap. Id just format the hard drive, reinstall windows and get on with life.
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Post by not just souLLy now » Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:13 am

Veggita2099 wrote:IF you don't have time to deal with it yourself ID just let it go. Yea it sucks people get away with this crap. Id just format the hard drive, reinstall windows and get on with life.
it's not a virus, its not a Trojan, nothing has been installed on his computer. There's an old well known exploit whereby people can send unsolicited messages to windows messenger. All you have to do is uninstall/disable the program since it's useless anyway.
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Post by zman » Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:25 am

Its an easy fix. Microsoft does have an official release document and how to fix on it web site for this.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/usin ... pspam.mspx

I know this is an annoying problem in windows xp.
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