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Ants in the machine

By Gary R, in , posted: 15-May-2007 15:25

The case of a laptop experiencing random BSOD was traced to an infestation of the Technomyrmex.Albipes malware also commonly referred to as 'Black Ant'.

Unfortunately there is no current automated removal tool. After trial and error we found the best removal method was to suck up the malware with a small vacuum cleaner. An initial attempt to eradicate the malware using Black Flag resulted in electrical arcing which necessitated a few component changes in the power section.

This laptop was a 'non warranty' repair:

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Comment by juha, on 15-May-2007 18:00

There's an obvious "bug" joke in there somewhere... :)

Your laptop?


Author's note by Jama, on 15-May-2007 18:40

No, not my laptop. Mine has other bugs...


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