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Whats difference between Phishing filter and Internet Explorer Protected Mode ?

Q: Whats difference between Phishing filter and Internet Explorer Protected Mode ?

If I want to reduce the level of access that a malicious website might have on computer, then I can turn on Phishing filter and that takes care of this problem.
I just came to know that , I can enable IE Protected mode and that will reduce the level of access a malicious website might have on computer.

Are both these solutions used for the same purpose ? Which one is better option ?

Thanks

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A: Whats difference between Phishing filter and Internet Explorer Protected Mode ?

In Protected Mode, Internet Explorer cannot modify user or system files and settings without user consent. Protected Mode requires the user to confirm any activity that tries to put something on your machine or start another program. By ensuring the user consents to these kinds of actions, the likelihood of automated or unwanted software installation is reduced. This feature also makes you aware of what a website is trying to do, giving you a chance to stop it and take time to double check the trustworthiness of the website.

Phishing is the technique of convincing a user to send personal information to a bogus (or potentially malicious) website that is designed to appear legitimate. The Phishing Filter in Internet Explorer combines a local system scanning for suspicious website characteristics with an online service.

Hope this makes sense.

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I'm currently running Windows XP SP3. I am a Firefox user who almost never uses Internet Explorer, but yesterday a random ad popped up using the IE browser. When I closed it, an alert saying this page has an unspecified potential security risk showed up, and asked if I would like to continue, and I clicked no. After that, Microsoft Phishing Filter appeared asking if I wanted to turn it on, turn it off, or ask me later. I didn't know if this was legitimate, so I closed out of it everytime it popped up.

Now, the pop-up ads appear around every 30-60 minutes (varies) through IE. Also, I noticed that the iexplore.exe process was running even though I closed the ad and all associated windows. When I ended the process, iexplore.exe, IE just opens again with alerts such as the Microsoft Phishing Filter, if I want to set IE as my default browser, and an alert about Privacy and Cookies. It's a never ending cycle everytime I try to close the process again, with the same alerts showing up and the process showing up again. There was also an instance where two processes with the name, iexplore.exe, were running.

I ran MBAM, and it removed some malware. I then ran Avast!, and it removed another malware and a trojan. I then ran CCleaner and used it to delete my Temporary Internet Files. I then ran Spybot, and it removed a lot of spyware from my computer. However, after all of that, the popup ads still appear along with IE starting again everytime I end the process.

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A:Internet Explorer Ads / Microsoft Phishing Filter

You should try Eset's online scanner at www.eset.com/onlinescan. Make sure to check the boxes for unwanted applications and tell it to remove threats. That can usually remove malware such as this stuff you are dealing with.

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Split from here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/329956/internet-explorer-ads-microsoft-phishing-filter/ ~ OBThough I can't help and am also looking for a solution, I started experiencing the same thing yesterday also with XP and IE. Upon startup the phising filter turn on/off window pops up and I don't know why. it has the added annoyance of somehow disabling my sound card when it does that so I have no sound. If I restore to a previous point my (which I've done a dozen painstaking times so far) sound comes back though when I use IE (I am a regular Firefox user but sometimes use IE) I lose my sound card again. Also, another pop-up appears that asks if I want to make IE my default browser, which it isn't now. These are all new symptoms that started with this pop-up.Any help would be greatly appreciated as I'm now tearing my hair out.I have the EXACT same virus/trojan/adware thing as you. It brings up websites in IE which I don't even use, turns off my sound aswell and brings up the phishing filter thing. iexplorer is alway running in the background even if I end process it just comes up again. I've tried Avast, Malware Bytes and NOD32, they remove suspected trojans and stuff but the problem remains. I most likely got this off normal ads, probably google ads. There was also sound playing on a loop about eyedrops when there were no programs running, and in task manager there was a program called loader.exe running, I ended the process and I haven't seen it since ... Read more

A:Internet Explorer Ads / Microsoft Phishing Filter

Hello,Given what you've already done, please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at Step 6.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to try to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Orange Blossom

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Split from here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/329956/internet-explorer-ads-microsoft-phishing-filter/ ~ OBThough I can't help and am also looking for a solution, I started experiencing the same thing yesterday also with XP and IE. Upon startup the phising filter turn on/off window pops up and I don't know why. it has the added annoyance of somehow disabling my sound card when it does that so I have no sound. If I restore to a previous point my (which I've done a dozen painstaking times so far) sound comes back though when I use IE (I am a regular Firefox user but sometimes use IE) I lose my sound card again. Also, another pop-up appears that asks if I want to make IE my default browser, which it isn't now. These are all new symptoms that started with this pop-up.Any help would be greatly appreciated as I'm now tearing my hair out.

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Just recently installed Windows 7 64-bit. the internet protected mode will not turn on. same thing happened on the 32-bit os. was on when I first installed but turned off and wont turn back on. Thank You for your help.

A:Internet Explorer Protected Mode

Do you have UAC turned on? And not using the built in Administrator user?

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I am using Win 7, 64 bit with IE 8
I went into Internet Options, Security Tab and turned Protected Mode off for each of the Internet zones (I don't remember why) but then later turned Prot Mode on again for each of the zones.

But the status bar at the bottom of IE 8 window says Protected Mode is Off.

How do I get the Status to indicate properly?

A:Internet Explorer 8 Protected Mode On or Off

1.) Launch Internet Explorer.

2.) Go to 'Advanced tab' in 'Internet Options' Pop up window.

3.) Down below 'Settings' clcik on "Restore advanced settings"

4.) Now under "Recent Internet Explorer settings" click "Reset..."

5.) Restart IE.


Thank you :)

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I'm  trying to understand how these two options work together. 
If 'Run As Administrator' is unchecked
on IE shortcut, does Protected Mode in IE Option work or not? 
If 'Run As Administrator' is checked
on IE shortcut, does Protected Mode in IE Option work or not? 
In my assumption, the Enable Protected mode in in IE internet zone only works when IE process is launched with a standard  user access token the user uses . If IE process is launched from a administrative user token (run as administrator), will this
IE Option still work if it's checked and restrict access to securable objects like system files and registries?

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Since August 28th Automatic Download from Microsoft, I've been unable to print documents in Internet Explorer which concern mostly finance. This includes Intuit payroll check stubs, my bank statement, and sometimes a recipe. The webmaster at the USPS consulted about the inability to no longer do Click N Ship labels suggested Internet Explorer 8 as the villain and suggested I change browser. Should I go back to Internet Explorer 7 and if so how. Using a different browser like Mozilla's would be difficult because of my vision. I have to stick with what I know. Or should I delete the update if that is where 8 replaced 7?
If you can help please e-mail me at [email protected]
PS If I disable protected mode even for a few minutes, my computer just goes crazy with security warnings... and this doesn't work in all cases such as Click N Ship.

A:Protected mode in Windows 7 -- Internet Explorer 8

Have you tried to add the sites you need to print from into the trusted sites?

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I was checking the Internet Explorer default security settings for the different zones. I haven't changed anything and mine are showing Protected Mode is Enabled for the Internet and Restricted zones.
But Protected Mode is set to Off for Local Intranet and Trusted sites. Are these settings the correct defaults?
I have read on some sites that Protected Mode is set to be Enabled by default for all the zones except the Trusted zone or was this with older versions of Internet Explorer?
Im not even sure what a Local Intranet is!! Im just accessing the Internet using a single PC from home and my computer is using the Private Network setting

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Ok, this question has been asked around many corners of the Internet and these forums and I haven't found a "real" answer so I'm asking it again and hopefully seeking a final resolution to the problem.
Symptoms

When "Protected Mode" is turned On, users are unable to view some folders in the file upload dialog that they can normally view (e.g. under Documents, Pictures, etc.).When viewing the same folders in Explorer running as the same user as the Internet Explorer instance, the missing folders are viewable.Launching Internet Explorer "as an administrator" allows the user to view the missing folders (but this is not recommended due to security concerns).
Workarounds
So far, the workaround that I found was to either run some crazy tool from BleepingComputer called Unhide that resets everything on your system -- this is the sledge hammer-to-thumbtack approach.  Another one was to go into Organize > Folder and
search options > View and uncheck the hide options and select the show radio option.  The last one was to search for the folder in the file upload dialog, right-click the folder, and uncheck Hidden.
None of these, IMHO, are valid solutions to the real problem which is that something is special about this folder that is causing IE in Protected Mode to treat the file as Hidden.
Thoughts
The last "workaround" seems to indicate that the "hidden" file attribute is set for the file, but this doesn't app... Read more

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I was checking the Internet Explorer default security settings for the different zones. I haven't changed anything and mine are showing Protected Mode is Enabled for the Internet and Restricted zones.
But Protected Mode is set to Off for Local Intranet and Trusted sites. Are these settings the correct defaults?
I have read on some sites that Protected Mode is set to be Enabled by default for all the zones except the Trusted zone or was this with older versions of Internet Explorer?
Im not even sure what a Local Intranet is!! Im just accessing the Internet using a single PC from home and my computer is using the Private Network setting

A:Internet Explorer Security zones and Protected Mode

Hi
I do not pretend to be a expert at this. I did just look at my Windows 8.1 Internet explorer settings and they are exactly as You describe Yours are set. I do tend to use FireFox a lot for the Spell Checker and Internet Explorer 11 for some things.
 
I hope this helps somewhat
Roger

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I click "dont allow" after checking the box i front of "dont ask anymore".
But it opens the same pop-up next time i open a new window or the next time i open IE.
What do I do?

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Hi,
I am running IE 8 on Win 7 and have a problem accessing a site I am having developed. Problem is resolved by disenabling the protection above but I want to know if this is just my problem or if anyone else on Vista or Win7 encounters the same problem. I cannot expect customers to disenable. When I select an item for the shopping basket and press confirm the basket empties to zero. Please someone on one of the versions above have a go for me just as far as "confirm basket - no further!". Big ask I know. Thanks
Graham site is "marthascloset.co.uk" Thanks.

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Hi i ve got something called a Phishing filter on vister home premium its listed on internet settings advanced.

Can t figure out what this does, every 2 or 3 site i visit it seems to be searching for something before that page can load its very annoying and really seems to slow things a bunch, and this setting has a yellow (!) mark on it, when i click it off it sometimes comes bk on or after i reboot it resets itself back to on, how do i fix this and hope it stays off ! ?

Thanks . .
 

A:Phishing Filter

opps sorry can you please move to Vista - Yikes ty . .
 

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What is the default in "Internet Options-Advanced-Phishing Filter? Which of the three options is best to have ticked? I accidently clicked in an open area by it and I don't know where it was set at.
 

A:Phishing Filter

The third one,,
turn on automatic website checking
Although my phishing filter has a yellow circle with a black ! in it.Hmmmmm
 

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I have Windows XP and keep getting "Phishing Filter" notice. What is it and what should I do about it? Thanks for any help. I hope this is the right forum for this question.
 

A:Phishing Filter

hi there your question a little vauge for me but if you have IE7 then try opening it go to tools then phishing filter to check it is turned on then settings quite often clicking reset defaults can clear up problems, run full scans with your anti spy and anti malware also
 

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I am getting impatient, I guess. My computer is taking a long time to open web pages..."the phishing filter is checking this site" seems like a really long time. Is there something to make this a quicker process? Is it safe to just turn it off? Even when i tried to open this site it took like a minute!
 

A:Phishing filter

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Hi all,

I am currently looking at a way to disable the phishing filter automatically in IE7. We are soon to roll-out IE7 to all nodes on our network, and want to disable this phishing filter.

I have found a few sites detailing a registry fix, however this has not worked on our test machine, and as soon as we open IE7, we are prompted for the phishing filter settings.

Can someone please point me in the right direction to disabling this automatically, either via a vbs or bat script.

Thanks in advance.

A:IE7 Phishing Filter

I will wait for a solution as well. We might be rolling it out soon as well.

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Is there some way I can turn it of selectively?
If I am returning to a site I am familiar with why does it check it each time?
Is it my imagination or does it slow down the operation quite a lot?
I did look at the advanced settings but cannot see anything there...

A:the phishing filter

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Originally Posted by geordief


Is there some way I can turn it of selectively?
If I am returning to a site I am familiar with why does it check it each time?
Is it my imagination or does it slow down the operation quite a lot?
I did look at the advanced settings but cannot see anything there...




The only settings that you can manipulate in the phishing filter settings

is the ability to turn it on/off .

Just make sure that you have the latest Windows and IE Updates on

the system. There have been issues of some performance issues with it

enabled.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928089

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If your computer is slowing down when the filter is in use Microsoft have released a 'fix' for the problem;http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=928089 (apologies if this has already been posted!)

NOTE: If you are not having problems with the phishing filter YOU DON'T NEED THIS. It is a Support update and NOT a Security patch so, if you install it unnecessarily, you may have problems!!
 

A:Having problems with IE7 Phishing filter?

Wow, this could be some use. Good find
 

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I am running I.E. 7, and note there is a small yellow exclamation point in the Phishing filter box under Phishing filter settings. I can neither turn on or off the automatic website checking, nor can I disable the Phishing filter. How do I fix it?

Thanks, wdsmith

A:Phishing filter problem

right click it, turn it on, hasnt hurt me that ive noticed.

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I am having trouble viewing some webpages properly. There is a small yellow exclamation point in the Phishing filter box under Phishing filter settings. I can neither turn on or off the automatic website checking, nor can I disable the Phishing filter. How do I fix it?

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When you use Windows Internet Explorer 7 to visit a Web page, the computer may respond very slowly as the Phishing Filter evaluates Web page contents.If you are experiencing this problem, then download the patch from:http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/928089

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I keep gettng a message to renew window Phishing filter. Malware log bellow.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.30
Database version: 1401
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

11/15/2008 6:03:01 PM
mbam-log-2008-11-15 (18-03-01).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 49970
Time elapsed: 2 minute(s), 47 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 1
Memory Modules Infected: 1
Registry Keys Infected: 14
Registry Values Infected: 2
Registry Data Items Infected: 1
Folders Infected: 3
Files Infected: 15

Memory Processes Infected:
C:\Program Files\Gamevance\gamevance32.exe (Adware.Gamevance) -> Unloaded process successfully.

Memory Modules Infected:
C:\Program Files\Gamevance\gamevancelib32.dll (Adware.Gamevance) -> Delete on reboot.

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\gamevance.linker (Adware.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{1d22e9e4-f771-4b8d-aa68-ba04e8980e07} (Adware.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{a851c98a-6136-4b02-9ec7-22aaf33e7b97} (Adware.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{da4b6a86-82e7-4a9e-abb9-3b225bc214a4} (Adware.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{7370f91f-6994-4595-9949-601fa2261c8d} (Adware.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{7370f91f-6994-4595-9949-601fa2261c8d} (Adware.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted su... Read more

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Hi, I'm currently getting pop ups from microsoft phishing filter and others. Here is my hijack log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:13:16 PM, on 2/3/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 5.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\PowerManager\upssrv.exe
C:\PowerManager\upsio.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\Giga Pocket\shwserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Entertainment\VzCdb\VzFw.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\Giga Pocket\RM_SV.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ezSP_Px.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\RICKJA~1\APPLIC~1\WNSXS~1\msiexec.exe
C:\Program Files\QdrModule\QdrModule12.exe
C:\Program Files\QdrPack\QdrPack12.exe
C:\Program Files\sony\usbsircs\usbsircs.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\Giga Pocket\Re... Read more

A:Spyware:Microsoft Phishing filter and others

could someone please help me out
 

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Does anyone have an idea how to stop this annoying phishing filter popup

Thanks in advance 2088bob

A:microsoft phishing filter popup

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Originally Posted by 2088bob


Does anyone have an idea how to stop this annoying phishing filter popup

Thanks in advance 2088bob




Hello 2088bob,

Are you referring to the IE7 Phishing Filter.

Recommend that you keep it on but it can be disabled.

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixthe...hishingie7.htm

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Can anyone help me? A microsoft phishing filter pops up (but I just exit it), but after that, there is no sound on the computer. Also occasionally IE popups show up. Please help. Thank you!

Edit: I ran malwarebytes and it removed some viruses, but it didn't stop this problem. I have tried system restore and it still has this problem. I actually tried to download other antivirus programs, but that made the problem even worse...my computer would freeze a minute after starting windows. I actually was able to do a system restore, but the microsoft phishing filter pop up and no sound still exists.
I am using Windows XP Home SP3 I believe. This virus doesn't allow me to go into safe mode either. Any help is appreciated.

A:Sound is gone...Microsoft Phishing Filter pop up

Can anybody please help?

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Hello,
how can I disable the phishing filter administratively over many computers? We are using XP and server 2003.

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Earlier today Eolath posted a link to here : http://www.esagelab.com/resources.php?s=bootkit_removerThanks to Eolath, the bootkit was removed...and now I have sound and the phishing filter does not pop up anymoreHe said there was a risk, so I didn't want do really do it. But, I was desperate and didn't think my computer could last a few days before the mods reviewed my logs. So I took a shot. The readmefile is not really specific and detailed, so I had to experiment. This is what I did for it to work:First, download the bootkit remover...then extract remover.exe to desktopThen,1. Press "start" on your taskbar2. Go to run and type in cmd.exe3. type in "cd desktop"4. type in "remover.exe"5. If it says that there is a unknown bootkit or if there is an infection, type in remover.exe fix PhysicalDrive06. Click yes to restart the computer...That's it!However, when i clicked yes to restart my laptop, it went to the windows booting screen, but it didn't load. So, I just turned it off and turned it back on and now there have been 0 problems. I already restarted the computer twice and everything seems to be OK.Edit: I can't guarantee you this will work and the mods will probably say that you should probably post the logs and let the mods figure it out. But, if you have these symptoms of no sound and a microsoft phishing filter pop up, and your computer looks like it is getting worse and everything is starting to freeze up...... Read more

A:A fix for the no sound/phishing filter virus thanks to Eolath!

sprout4me,We are really glad you were able to use the directions and fix your computer. The simple truth is though, you were lucky something worse did not happen. We can be glad that it worked out though. I have to wonder myself if it had not worked out how you would feel. It was at your own risk that you did try it, we are glad you lucked out. You took a chance and it paid off. Someone else reading this topic might take the same chance you did and not be so lucky and end up with a unusable computer. We appreciate the fact you want to help people and share knowledge. It is important to remember that all computers are not the same even if the issues sound the same. This forum here, Am I Infected? is not meant for indepth malware removal.. it is a sort of triage area. Our forum only allows people we know of, that are qualified for malware removal to do so.Please take note See herePosting instructions for the use of the following by non-staff members is prohibited in this area, as well as in all other areas of the forums. This list contains tools and procedures that are forbidden, the instructions for using similar tools or procedures should not be posted here, or elsewhere on Bleeping Computer forums, without prior Staff approval.Manual file removal instructionComboFix instructions or discussionRegistry instructionAutomated registry cleanersHiJackThis and /or DDS instructions (logs are for review only)Custom scripts, batch filesOther specialized fix tools the BC Staff deems unt... Read more

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I hope someone is able to help me again. I had to remake another account because I had forgotten my other one, but anyway... to my dilema.. Yesterday, I believe, I was trying to download something. Once I opened it I had all types of icons and a couple folders on my desktop. I do not remember what I tried to download because I got so freaked out by what had happened... and a few of them were talking about some BlackBird Virus or something... My desktop picture had changed to a warning link picture... Saying to click there to get spyware, in which I did not do... But I'm not 100% sure it's gone because of the Microsoft Phishing Filter keep poping up. That had not happened before this. The icons and such that were on my desktop after trying to open something I deleted them all... & changed my desktop picture back to a normal windows default, but I'm pretty positive that there's still something or more than one thing on my computer still that is effecting me... Whatever it was, it had hijacked my homepage, but I got back to that. I'm not sure if it's still vulnerable to being hacked on anything in my computer, so I hope someone could answer this. =\ I still have the anit-spyware that I was last told to download when I had another problem that was solved on here.Those programs were: ATF Cleaner, DSS, HijackThis, and Malwarebytes' Anit Malware. These are the ones that I have downloaded and still have on my computer. Ano... Read more

A:Blackbird Virus & Microsoft Phishing Filter?

to get SOME idea of what has hit you do you still have Malwarebytes' Anit Malware program on there and if so will it allow you to start it from the desktop icon?

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After starting an entirely new system (IE7) I've been getting those perpetual pop up notices whenever browsing, about setting the Phishing filter.

Even though I've turned the filter off many times, it keeps popping up.

Also get the notice about Symantec Service Framework has encountered a problem and needs to close.

I've scanned the entire system with Spyware Dr, that found nothing.

Microsoft security updates are all installed.

Should I run malwarebytes? What else can be done?
 

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Hello all

I have a vista hp computer with Internet explorer 7 but with updated adobe/flash. My computer is giving an odd message in Explorer 7 on the botom toolbar in IE7 that contains Privacy Report - Securtiy Certificate - Phishing Filter - Internet/Protected Mode - Zoom Level on it. In the Phishing Filter box there is an X appearing and if I go over it it states "Phishing Filter cannot check this website because the Microsoft online service is temporarily unavailable" Now I have checked Internet Options under advanced and shows that Phishing Filter is on, have cleaned out all browsing history. The Norton Antivirus and spysweeper all all up to date and have recently been run. No issues found. When I've tried to look online about that message I get conflicting data. Any ideas why that X mark is appearing.

PS: There was an auto update for Windows defender last night but not sure if that is related to current problem or not.

A:Question about Internet explorer 7 Phishing Filters...

Hello and welcome to the forum.

You need to update your version of IE, IE7 is very outdated now. Update to at least IE8. Also what service pack are you running?

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Hi there!I picked up the awesome Microsoft Phishing Filter/ No Sound thing.So I went through the steps & every time I tried to run the gmer.exe program I'd get a blue screen for bad pool something.Tell me what to do, and I will do it. You're awesome.dds.txtDDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Jennifer at 20:55:59.07 on Tue 07/13/2010Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1015.379 [GMT -7:00]AV: Webroot AntiVirus with Spy Sweeper *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {77E10C7F-2CCA-4187-9394-BDBC267AD597}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Program Files\Webroot\WebrootSecurity\WRConsumerService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exesvchost.exesvchost.exesvchost.exe 4C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\FsUsbExService.ExeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\McciCMService.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvcC:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exeC:\Program Files\Webroot\W... Read more

A:Microspft Phishing Filter No Sound GMER blue screen

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. You can subscribe by clicking the Options box to the right of your topic title and selecting Track This Topic.Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:04:36 PM, on 11/21/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\hp\support\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\RocketDock\RocketDock.exe
C:\Users\Takyee\AppData\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\Launchy\Launchy.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSTE08.exe
C:\hp\kbd\kbd.exe
C:\Users\Takyee\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Takyee\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Takyee\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Takyee\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Takyee\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
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A:blocked update of windows defender and phishing filter, vimax ads everywhere

Hi, welcome to TSF!

Before we continue, please follow the instructions presented in this thread: http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html then post the requested logs.

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I have been trying to set up something to enable "safe surfing" for my daughter. I have tried a couple of software trials but then stumbled over the content filter built into Internet Explorer 6 - perfect - it allows you to specify a list of allowed sites, or those to exclude - just what I want. Except one thing. When I set this up on my daughter's Windows user account, it takes effect for all users of the computer, not just her! Is this correct or have I missed something - obviously it is not much good if her restrictions apply to other users of the computer. We are running Windows XP Home - is this something that is enabled in XP Pro perhaps?

Thanks in advance,
Tony
 

A:Internet Explorer Content Filter

Tonysab:
I am 95% certain that the setting occurs for all users. To my knowledge, the same occurs in XP Pro.

IE > tools > options > content > content advisor. Have you tried this feature?
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/security/contentadv/config.mspx

I think CA affects all users, also, but you can turn it off easily.

If you use CA, keep this information handy. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q155609/

B123
 

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InPrivate Browsing enables you to surf the web without leaving a trail in Internet Explorer. This helps prevent anyone else who might be using your computer from seeing where you visited and what you have looked at on the web. You can start InPrivate Browsing from the new tab page or the Safety button. Most people don't know that InPrivate will also help block ad content which is widely used to gather personal information about you.

Alot of times InPrivate will not start Automatically so I created this to set its properties to Automatically run when Internet Explorer is loaded

Enabling InPrivate will allow you to use the InPrivate Filtering

Auto Run InPrivate Filtering will enable InPrivate to automatically
turn on when a user opens Internet Explorer.

When the application is run it will create the InPrivate Registry
keys that are needed to activate InPrivate if you have never used
it before.

Unselecting any of the options will remove its corresponding Registry
keys.

Add Filter to InPrivate
Small List: This is a list of 740 items for InPrivate to autoblock
Large List: This is a list of 3966 items for InPrivate to autoblock


Can be downloaded from my Deviantart page:
InPrivate Filter Manager by ~LeeWhittington on deviantART

A:InPrivate Filter Manager for Internet Explorer 8

This is a handy app. Nice work.

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I have tried EVERYTHING and it will not turn on like wtf and im getting pop ups like crazy! PLEASE HELP!

A:Internet Protected Mode:Off

Hello Vistaftw, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Protected Mode is turned on by default, so reset Internet Explorer back to default settings to see if this may help.



Hope this helps,
Shawn

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please help i keep getting a message at bottom right hand corner saying protected mode is off it keeps coming on and off and i keep getting a blank white page how do i fix it thank you
 

A:internet protected mode off

Read the following: Internet Protected Mode
 

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i need some help please the internet protected mode that shows on the bottom right side of a web page show's that it is off but the check marks are in place in the box's that you turn it on with and i have checked all the settings that i know to check to have it set to ON but it shows off. i have vista 64 bit on a HP desk top e9120y with IE8.

A:internet protected mode

Hello Jerry,

In Internet Options under the Security tab, click on each zone icon at the top to double check that the Protected Mode option is checked in each zone. Be sure to close and reopen all instances of IE8 to apply the changes afterwards. You may not have it checked in one of them, or did not open and close IE8 afterwards before.



Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Using Vista home premium and had to place 4 links into the trusted sites in security to get vista to accept activeX so i can get to play at game site i like and it worked.

But clicked the protected mode back on, and getting a warning its still off, is there a problem with having links in trusted sites and having the protected mode running? Or did i miss something??

What does the internet Protected mode do and shouldn t it be on if possible? - thanks . . .
 

A:Internet Protected Mode

From the Microsoft website: "In Protected Mode, Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista cannot modify user or system files and settings without user consent. Protected Mode requires the user to confirm any activity that tries to put something on your machine or start another program."

The first thought that comes to mind is the browser reset function that restores IE7 back to facorty defauts. This tends to clear up alot of thoses things like this that cause strange problems. You can find the Reset in the Internet Options under the Advanced tab.
 

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Hi Everyone,This is the first time I am posting in this forum. I think I am infected with something. I don't know how I got it and I don't know how to remove it. It keeps playing random clicks, the same ones that play when a link is clicked in a browser. Sometimes, ad audio plays in the background especially the one saying "Congratulations, you've won!". The laptop is running really slow as well especially while browsing the web. I ran DDS.scr and got the two text files. I tried running gmer.exe as instructed in the steps but after it would finish scanning and I would try to save the report the computer would hang and I would have to manually restart, so I don't have that report. Here are the rest of the reports, thank you to anyone who can help me. I would really appreciate it!DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by mk7 at 23:19:25.32 on Sun 08/01/2010Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_18Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2038.1280 [GMT -5:00]AV: AntiVir Desktop *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {AD166499-45F9-482A-A743-FDD3350758C7}FW: ZoneAlarm Firewall *enabled* {829BDA32-94B3-44F4-8446-F8FCFF809F8B}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:&... Read more

A:Infected with random ad audio sounds and clicking noise, Microsoft Phishing Filter keeps popping up

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.Double click DeFogger to run the tool. The ap... Read more

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I am attempting to personalize my InPrivate filter settings. However, when I click 'Safety' on the command bar, there is no longer an "InPrivate Filter Settings" in the drop down list. All it has is "InPrivate Browsing."

In my former IE there was an "InPrivate Filter Setting." That would then open the Add Ons maintenance window where I could hit "Advance Settings" and import XML files that I want filtered. What gives??

Can anybody direct me to where they moved the InPrivate Filter Settings? I'm not super tech savvy but follow instructions okay. All help is appreciated. Thanks!!!

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I'm a novice and have just this netbook up and running. On the bottom of the screen is says the Internet Protected Mode Off. Tried the Windows help bit and followed the instructions, knowing that I hadn't changed anything despite what they said, but it didn't change anything. What does it mean, Protected Mode Off and how do I change it to on?? I have AVG virus protector installed. Help, please.

A:Windows 7 Internet Protected Mode Off

Hi Catandducklover and welcome to the Forum.

Check out the link below, I think it should clear your problem.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/63141-internet-explorer-protected-mode-turn-off.html

Cheers
JohnnyA

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Hi. I am using windows Vista. At the bottom of the screen when I am in explorer an using the internet - it says Protected Mode: Off. It used to day 'On'. I am worried why it has changed. How can I switch it back on again - also what does it mean? what is it protecting me from. I have installed some plug-ins - maybe this is why?

Thank you
 

A:Internet Protected mode has changed by itself!

Go to Tools / Internet Options , Security Tab.

Click on each icon, then for each icon's page, checkmark Enable Protected Mode ....
It doesn't do any harm to enable protected mode for all types of sites.

IE classifies web sites you go to, and detects whether they are local on your hard drive, on your intranet etc. and turns Protected Mode on or off accordingly. After setting the checkmark as per above, it will always be on.
 

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Hi,
Since a few days back a strange problem started ocurring for some users in our domain. Some have IE9 others like me have IE11. Problem is that IE can't browse Internet pages (it just keep loading with the white screen) when Protected mode is ON. Previously
there was no problem with this. Other browsers don't have this issue. OS in the company is Win7.
Thank you.
Leo.

A:Can't browse Internet zone when protected mode is ON

Hi Leo,
Could you please include a link(s) (copied from the IE Address bar) to any website you are having problems with, in your questions. This will enable us to visit the sites to make some tests and guesses.
Protected Mode, on Win7 forces the IE tab process to use a x64 process, so x86 activex controls will not run and are blocked.
For IE11/Win7 there is also ActiveX filtering which will stop x86 or x64 ActiveX controls from running.
IE11 also has depreciated the ActiveXControl object which some sites may use for feature detection. From memory, I don't think IE9 had ActiveX filtering, but there are Addons for all versions of IE (Flash block for example) that have a similar functionality.
Use Tools>Manage Addons>Show all Addons to locate and find the properties of your installed ActiveX controls and whether or not they have been disabled.
So I await your re-post with some sample web addresses where the problem is occurring.
Also, the first step in troubleshooting web browser issues is to test in noAddons modeRob^_^

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Hi my computer was really messed up but now its back in action...but my problem is that i can only open some web page! Like i can't open my banking website! I can't open the website to send txt messages online! I can't open chat rooms! i can't open messenger! Does anybody know what is up with it???
 

A:Not sure whats up with my Internet explorer...

A few things you can do:
1)
You can clear the DNS resolver cache using the following command entered at the command prompt

Start/Run Type: cmd OK

In the Command window type: ipconfig /flushdns (Note the space between

ipconfig and /flushdns)

You can copy/paste: ipconfig /flushdns

Hit the Enter button
2)
Try this:
start/ run type: regsvr32 softpub.dll
ok/ ok on the next screen
3)
Open Internet explorer/Tools/Internet Options/Programs.
At the bottom,click on Reset web settings.
Apply/OK
Restart and try again.
 

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