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FoolProof Security Software

Posted by VoidZero [send private reply] at December 03, 2001, 09:41:21 AM

Not sure if this is really about programming but its close enough for me.

A friend of mine has computer in which his little brother installed some crappy security software called "FoolProof" on. It has Blocked complete access to the C drive. And will not let you run anything without a password. Now my friend has some important code (well he thinks it's important). His brother says he forgot the password and when we try to contact the company who made FoolProof they say they can't help because we are not a registered user of FoolProof. We have tried using F8 and other keys when the system starts win98 but it stops and asks for password...we have tried booting from a boot disk and it says that the C drive is non existent. (Later I found out it makes the partition on the Hard drive appear like a NON-DOS partition.)

I was wondering if anyone knew of anyway to get this darn security software off of the system. Hopefully with OUT killing windows nor the contents of the partition. Or should my friend just forget his "precious" code and repartition the damned thing or should he beat the crap out of his little brother until he gets the password?

Any help would be greatly appreciated as it would stop my friend from annoying me and complaining that his code is lost.



Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at December 03, 2001, 09:54:51 AM

Install Linux on it, maybe if you boot into linux you could mount the drive and recover the software or whatever, then do a low level format and reinstall windows (or preferably linux)

Posted by Van_Winkle [send private reply] at December 03, 2001, 03:31:46 PM

I say beat the crap out of his little brother!

Posted by buzgub [send private reply] at December 03, 2001, 09:25:33 PM

If you get a one-floppy linux distro, you may be able to use CodeRed's solution without installing linux. GNU parted provides a one-disk linux distro with a partition editor on the disk, so you'll be able to fiddle with the partitions as well if you use that. If the partition type isn't supported by any alternate OS you can find (linux, any of the BSDs, beOS, atheOS) you have a fairly serious problem.

Posted by VoidZero [send private reply] at December 04, 2001, 06:41:47 PM

It appears that the so called "FoolProof" security software is smart enough to fool windows/dos. But its not smart enough to fool good ol' linux. Linux mounted that partition with NO problems. My friend recovered his "precious code" thanks to muLinux. We deleted the folder that FoolProof stored all its config files in. Which prevented FoolProof from starting.

Then we beat the crap out of his brother. :) (We beat him once already but he wouldn't give up the password.)

Thanks again!!!

Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at December 04, 2001, 10:23:53 PM


Posted by gian [send private reply] at December 05, 2001, 12:19:13 AM

* gian's left arm tries to restrain his right arm from editing Hollman's post to say something like "I AM WORTHLESS".

Anyway, what's with the caps? You're turning into BEDGE.... really...

Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at December 05, 2001, 12:31:34 AM

Your editing of my posts was the reason that I deleted all of my previouse post, gian.

Posted by gian [send private reply] at December 05, 2001, 09:16:24 PM

I didn't edit any of your posts prior to you throwing a psycho... why'd you come back.... you know what'll happen....

Posted by AngelOD [send private reply] at December 08, 2001, 10:54:20 PM

Come on Gian.. Do it.. Join the dark side [TM] :D

Posted by gian [send private reply] at December 09, 2001, 01:38:22 AM

Oh believe me... if he posts anything even remotely offensive I won't hesistate.

Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at December 09, 2001, 02:32:40 PM

What on earth are you talking about gian, you can't ban me, I've got a dynamic IP (stupid dial-up, thats it's only benefit)

Posted by Psion [send private reply] at December 09, 2001, 04:54:49 PM

You COULD just behave in a civil manner, C.

Posted by gian [send private reply] at December 09, 2001, 08:35:58 PM

If only it were possible for a being like Chollman to actually be rehabilited.... it's people like him who give federal prisoners a bad name.

Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at December 10, 2001, 03:04:04 PM

Whatever Gian, You swine. You vulgar little maggot. You worthless bag of filth. As we say in Texas, I'll bet you couldn't pour p!ss out of a boot with instructions on the heel. You are a canker. A sore that won't go away. I would rather kiss a lawyer than be seen with you. You're a putrescent mass, a walking vomit. You are a spineless little worm deserving nothing but the profoundest contempt. You are a jerk, a cad, a weasel. Your life is a monument to stupidity.

You are a stench, a revulsion, a big suck on a sour lemon. You are a bleating foal, a curdled staggering mutant dwarf smeared richly with the effluvia and offal accompanying your alleged birth into this world. An insensate, blinking calf, meaningful to nobody, abandoned by the puke-drooling, giggling beasts who sired you and then killed themselves in recognition of what they had done. I will never get over the embarrassment of belonging to the same species as you. You are a monster, an ogre, a malformity. I barf at the very thought of you. You have all the appeal of a paper cut. Lepers avoid you. You are vile, worthless, less than nothing. You are a weed, a fungus, the dregs of this earth.

And did I mention you smell? Try to edit your responses of unnecessary material before attempting to impress us with your insight. The evidence that you are a nincompoop will still be available to readers, but they will be able to access it more rapidly. You snail-skulled little rabbit. Would that a hawk pick you up, drive its beak into your brain, and upon finding it rancid set you loose to fly briefly before spattering the ocean rocks with the frothy pink shame of your ignoble blood. May you choke on the queasy, convulsing nausea of your own trite, foolish beliefs. You are weary, stale, flat and unprofitable. You are grimy, squalid, nasty and profane. You are foul and disgusting. You're a fool, an ignoramus. Monkeys look down on you. Even sheep won't have sex with you. You are unreservedly pathetic, starved for attention, and lost in a land that reality forgot.

And what meaning do you expect your delusionally self-important statements of unknowing, inexperienced opinion to have with us? What fantasy do you hold that you would believe that your tiny-fisted tantrums would have more weight than that of a leprous desert rat, spinning rabidly in a circle, waiting for the bite of the snake? You are a waste of flesh. You have no rhythm. You are ridiculous and obnoxious. You are the moral equivalent of a leech. You are a living emptiness, a meaningless void.

You are sour and senile. You are a disease, you puerile, one-handed, slack-jawed, drooling, meatslapper. On a good day you're a half-wit. You remind me of drool. You are deficient in all that lends character. You have the personality of wallpaper. You are dank and filthy. You are asinine and benighted. You are the source of all unpleasantness. You spread misery and sorrow wherever you go. You smarmy lagerlout git. You bloody woofter sod.

B*gger off, pillock. You grotty wanking oik artless base-court apple-john. You clouted boggish foot-licking twit. You dankish clack-dish plonker. You gormless crook-pated tosser. You churlish boil-brained clotpole ponce.

You cockered bum-bailey poofter. You craven dewberry pisshead cockup pratting naff. You gob-kissing gleeking flap-mouthed coxcomb. You dread-bolted fobbing beef-witted clapper-clawed flirt-gill. You are a fiend and a coward, and you have bad breath. You are degenerate, noxious and depraved. I feel debased just for knowing you exist. I despise everything about you, and I wish you would go away. I cannot believe how incredibly stupid you are.

I mean rock-hard stupid. Dehydrated-rock-hard stupid. Stupid, so stupid it goes way beyond the stupid we know into a whole different dimension of stupid. You are trans-stupid stupid. Meta-stupid. Stupid collapsed on itself so far that even the neutrons have collapsed. Stupid gotten so dense that no intellect can escape. Singularity stupid. Blazing hot mid-day sun on Mercury stupid. You emit more stupid in one second than our entire galaxy emits in a year. Quasar stupid. Your writing has to be a troll. Nothing in our universe can really be this stupid. Perhaps this is some primordial fragment from the original big bang of stupid. Some pure essence of a stupid so uncontaminated by anything else as to be beyond the laws of physics that we know.

I'm sorry. I can't go on. This is an epiphany of stupid for me. After this, you may not hear from me again for a while. I don't have enough strength left to deride your ignorant questions and half baked comments about unimportant trivia, or any of the rest of this drivel. Duh. The only thing worse than your logic is your manners. I have snipped away most of what you wrote, because, well... it didn't really say anything.

Your attempt at constructing a creative post was pitiful. I mean, really, stringing together a bunch of insults among a load of babbling was hardly effective... Maybe later in life, after you have learned to read, write, spell, and count, you will have more success. True, these are rudimentary skills that many of us "normal" people take for granted that everyone has an easy time of mastering.

But we sometimes forget that there are "challenged" persons in this world who find these things more difficult. If I had known, that this was your case then I would have never read your post. It just wouldn't have been "right". Sort of like parking in a handicap space. I wish you the best of luck in the emotional, and social struggles that seem to be placing such a demand on you.

Posted by gian [send private reply] at December 10, 2001, 06:10:35 PM

Wow Hollman, where did you get that from? Or let me guess... you actually wasted that much time typing out something that it's intended target is simply going to disreguard. And if I'm such a "monument to stupidity", then why bother using words longer than 4 letters? It's because you know I'm not stupid, but that post certainly makes me think you may be. You are a bitter individual, and why? Because you are insecure.... because you are inferior.

You posted that, and because of that, all you gain is resentment... It doesn't affect me, because I know it to not be true, so why did you waste your time?
Because you feel you have to justify your actions to everyone else. You are so concerned about what everyone else thinks about you, that you have forgotten to even have your own opinions. I, on the otherhand care only about people with opinions, and therefore, usually with intelligence.

I cannot be bothered with you, and this message is a waste of my time, but not of yours, because you can learn from it. Learn not to fear disapproval, resentment and hate, because you seem to hate a lot, which is not healthy for someone so young.

I noticed you only managed to come up with insults, nothing actually relating to my behaviour, or me infact. These insults are all generic, border-line offensive words that mean nothing out of context, and simply allow you to direct your pent up anger and frustration at someone, in this case, me.

Good bye Hollman, because from this point on I will do my own "War on Hollman" (wow, it's a CNN headline!), because you disgust me, and you don't exactly appeal to anyone else on this board, you are simply argumentitive, and once again, only try and justify your actions, and prove that you are not worthless... well let me tell you, on this board, you are worthless.

Posted by nt543 [send private reply] at December 10, 2001, 06:20:07 PM

This technique works. I've used it before (but I haven't totally killed FoolProof because it would upset the maintenance people).

1) Go to www.toms.net/rb and get the drive image
2) Find a computer (another home computer, a school, library, anything) and put the image onto a blank floppy according to the tomsrtbt FAQ that is included in the distribution (if you do it from Linux, you'll need root)
3) Boot from the floppy and log in as root with the password xxxx
4) Use the Linux on the floppy to mount the hard disk, get the files, and delete enough of FoolProof's files (normally in C:\SSS - delete all the executable files, the DLLs, and the VxD) that it can't run.
5) Once you get your files onto a floppy or something, get back to Windows and run C:\WINDOWS\UNFOOL.EXE to uninstall FoolProof
6) If necessary, find POLEDIT on the Windows CD-ROM to fix any registry policies (that prevent you from editing the registry, etc)

If all else fails, search aimlessly in the drive image.

Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at December 10, 2001, 07:48:58 PM

Relax gian, I see you've cut that down a bit, it used to be 3x that long. I took it from the "Flame of the Millenium" article on another website. Just messin around, again, relax.

Posted by ronybc [send private reply] at December 10, 2001, 07:59:07 PM

Anyway... that was a big 'Huhhh...' :)

Posted by gian [send private reply] at December 10, 2001, 08:15:26 PM

Okay... if it was just messing around then I'll kindly delete it for you... and no, I haven't cut it down at all. Heard of the concept of "wrapping"?

Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at December 10, 2001, 08:41:06 PM

Haha, actually it was the resolution difference between my comp and the ones at my school. Delete it? and deprive everyone of it's hillarity?

Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at December 10, 2001, 08:45:45 PM

{Originally posted by ronybc}
"Anyway... that was a big 'Huhhh...' :)"

yeah, you know when you've been outdone "Huhhh" rony

Posted by gian [send private reply] at December 10, 2001, 11:46:09 PM

Oh Hollman... when you grow two brain cells to rub together, you can come back and play with the big boys.

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