Post by Dustin Post by ~BD~
It's time for you to demonstrate that you really *have* changed! :)
That's piss easy. The last virus, was irok; it'll be turning 11 years
old in a few months. What have I done since irok? Developed and
maintained my own antimalware tool called BugHunter for 3 years, worked
for malwarebytes for 2 years; 5 years worth of fulltime dedicated
I'd have felt proud to have seen that written about me! :)
Post by Dustin
"BugHunter is a "must have" for all PC users."
You can thank me later.<G>
Time for you to be doing something more important than trying to find
old dirt on me.
I agree. I never wished to fight with you, Dustin.
Post by Dustin
The more you try and irk me, the less likely I'll ever
help you do anything.
You've previously said that you would *never* help me pinpoint those who
wish to cause us harm. I've never quite understood that.
In fact, I think I'll forward those emails you
Post by Dustin
sent me over to the site owners; they might like to know about you
trying to hire hackers to trespass on their equipment for you. That's
illegal in the states... is it in your country as well?
I emailed Gregory Gooden a number of times myself. It was his total
disinterest in telling his newsgroup members about the vastly changed
situation regarding Cybercrime and malware which first attracted my
Moving on .... (about *you*!)
QUOTE (Don Pelotas @ 23.11.2007 22:51) - Kaspersky Global Moderator
I'm sure he is doing his best and nothing wrong with that, but there is
no way one guy can bring out an effective updated everyday scanner
single-handedly today, the amount of malware makes this 100% impossible,
even Kaspersky with 7-10 analysts at work 24/7 doing nothing else is
finding it hard work to keep up adding signatures...................it's
What it might be somewhat useful for (I say might) is if it at any given
time is detecting some variant before any of the big vendors do, this is
certainly possible.............................is it worth the trouble
of scanning time after time finding nothing real?...not IMO. I'm not
trying to be as negative as possible, just shooting as straight as I
can................again IMHO. If you find it useful, it doesn't really
matter what I or anyone else thinks in the end.
By BD (Nov 2007)
Thanks for your comments, Don. It is for the reasons you state that I
have purchased and am using KA7!
However ................. <g>
I have read that malware nowadays is capable of rendering a resident
Anti-Virus/Anti-Spyware programme ineffective, whilst leaving the user
of a PC unaware of this fact. One of my reasons for selecting Kaspersky
was its reputedly excellent self-defence mechanism, hopefully enabling
KA7 to remain effective.
I've also read that malware can set up its own self-defence mechanism -
whereby it can protect itself from on-line scanners too - again giving a
user the false impression that his/her PC is 'clean' when, in fact, it
If I have misunderstood matters, I'm eager and willing to learn!
My (possibly incorrect) understanding of how BugHunter works is that it
effectively 'shuts down' the Windows OS (used by malware?) and scans
one's hard disk in DOS mode, thereby remaining effective at pin-pointing
and, if required, cleaning known malware files from a PC. I fully accept
that it must be impossible for just one individual to keep his programme
100% current, but it seems totally logical that, over time, and with
dedication, the vast majority of 'nasties' could be added to BugHunter.
My strong suspicion is that millions of computers worldwide will have
been infected by relatively 'old' versions of malware and might well
benefit from a scan by BugHunter should their own resident
Anti-Virus/Anti-Spyware programme have been rendered ineffective.
These a just my thoughts. I have no connection with the author of
BugHunter other than as stated earlier.
That came from this thread:
I've always wondered why you dropped your BugHunter project. I thought
you were doing *exactly* the right thing!
Maybe you will share the reason?