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General Security Probelm - general CleanUp process

Q: General Security Probelm - general CleanUp process

A few weeks ago I began starting to have to log in with password twice to enter hotmail. Didnt think much of it when it started.

Last friday, my internet explorer was taken over by an anti-virus page saying I was infected and to download this cleaner - it appeared to be a MS look alike so I didnt download but it had reset my home page to "about-blank" and each time I opened IE the same page opened.

I tried AVG but it didnt clear the problem and it has been a long time since I have had a problem I dont really know where to start.

I did try to down load and run some of the packages noted in this forum but am really at a loss where to start to clean up the machine.

I did remember that it may help if I reverted to a previous system point and did this. This has solved the IE problem but since I have not cleaned the system i assume that the bug it is still there and I would like to get it cleaned out.

Can you suggest the best method and programs to use to clean the computer up.

I am reasonably computer literate but not on new things or ones that I dont really understand like this...... hard for old dogs to learn new tricks.

I am running on Windows XP with service pack 3 installed.

The computer is a Dell Dimension E521 Athlon 64 desktop.

Any and all assistance will be greatfully accepted.

Regards

Chris

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Preferred Solution: General Security Probelm - general CleanUp process

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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MOD Edit; Moved to DDS log forum,which is here,Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs.Hi,I dont have any know issues. I am looking for a general sweep of virus and malware. ThanksDefogger runMBAM shows no malicious charactersdidnt have an option to attach "attach.txt". I have it if you would like to see itGMER 1.0.15.15281 - http://www.gmer.netRootkit scan 2011-02-21 14:54:49Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3Running: gmer.exe; Driver: C:\DOCUME~1\Jon\LOCALS~1\Temp\fwtdipow.sys---- System - GMER 1.0.15 ----SSDT 82F8CC40 ZwCreateKeySSDT 82F8C140 ZwCreateProcessSSDT 82F8C400 ZwCreateProcessExSSDT 82F8DAA0 ZwCreateThreadSSDT 82F8D1C0 ZwDeleteKeySSDT 82F8D480 ZwDeleteValueKeySSDT 82F8DC40 ZwLoadDriverSSDT 82F8C6C0 ZwOpenProcessSSDT 82F8CF00 ZwSetValueKeySSDT 82F8C980 ZwTerminateProcessSSDT 82F8D900 ZwWriteVirtualMemory---- Kernel code sections - GMER 1.0.15 ----init C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\nvax.sys entry point in "init&q... Read more

A:General cleanup

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. Click the Watch This Topic button at the top on the right.

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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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I have been having issues with my computer freezing as well, I got an error stating that my memory was low. I would like help in cleaning up all the current issues my system may have.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II N850 Triple-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 3
RAM: 3834 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250, 320 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 588418 MB, Free - 510311 MB; D: Total - 21756 MB, Free - 3167 MB; F: Total - 99 MB, Free - 89 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1442
Antivirus: Norton 360 Premier Edition, Updated and Enabled
 

A:General Cleanup

What's the model name and complete model number of that HP(which I'm guessing is a laptop)?

If you don't know for sure, advise what the product number(P/N) and/or model number(M/N) on the sticker is.

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Click Start, then type in MSCONFIG in the search box, then press the Enter key.

When the small "System Configuration" window appears, click the "Startup" tab.

Write down ONLY the names in the "Startup Item" column that have a checkmark next to them.

If the "Startup Item" column isn't wide enough to see the entire name of any of them, widen the column.

Submit those names here in a vertical list.

Make sure to spell them EXACTLY as you see them there.

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I would like to get rid of the i search toolbar. I've tried running Mozilla's uninstall program, as well as the uninstall from isearch.com. It's still there. I would also appreciate help cleaning up anything else that looks suspicious. Here's my log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:57:47 PM, on 4/17/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\TrustSoft AntiSpyware\TrustSoftAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\WCESCOMM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0\aoltray.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\fxssvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
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A:Get rid of isearch and general cleanup

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Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should not have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.



Download / Install / Update / and Run:
Adaware SE check for any updates before running it.
Get the plug-in for fixing VX2 variants. You can download it at this SITE
To run this tool, install to the hard drive, then open Ad-aware->Add-ons and select VX2 Cleaner. Then click Run Tool and OK to start it. If it's clean, it will say Status System Clean. Otherwise, you will have to click on the Clean button to remove the VX2 infection.




Download and install Spybot S&D . Run Spybot and click on the 'Search for Updates' button. Install any updates that are available. Next click on the 'Check for Problems' button. Let it run the scan. If it finds something, check all those in RED and hit the Fix Selected Problems button. Exit Spybot. If you keep getting the DSO Exploit entries, even after you updated Windows and fixed them, then download the Spybot DSO Exploit Fix and install it over the current Spybot installation.




Perform an online scan with Internet Explorer with Pand... Read more

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Goodmorning Bleepingcomputer.com.
This time its not a false-positive alarm!
Its my friend computer. It was full of viruses. But they were pretty easy to get rid off.
While disarming keylogger, I discovered that this person should no longer be my friend (Sorry, but who wouldnt check messagess with a third side, which is a enemy of mine and friend of my now ex-friend), but because Im a honorable (and drunk) bastard I decided to help her cleanup to the end. Im sorry for asking for help in such a petty case, but;
1. Im heartbroken but I promised to help
2. You will surely do it better than me
As you already have my firstborn son, this time Im going to give you my best cattle and 9001 yards of land.
 
She haves RAT for sure, we once ran teamviever remote admin and something started moving mouse (and it wasnt her for sure)
 
Majority of Infecions was already deleted with dr web, tdss killer, rogue killer. But still there is something. Please, help. I dont want that stupid [sigh] run into more trouble.
 
 
DDS Latest
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.17.2
Run by robert chciuk at 23:52:16 on 2014-06-24
Microsoft Windows XP Professional  5.1.2600.3.1250.48.1045.18.3067.1579 [GMT 2:00]
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AV: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.0 *Enabled/Outdated* {E5E70D32-0101-4F12-8FB0-D96ACA4F34C0}
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============== Running Processes ================
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C:\Program Files\DigitalPersona\Bin\DPWinLct.exe
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Has anyone used the "Advanced System Care" program to do a registry scan and cleanup?
What does this program really do and is it worth $10 for the full download?
Can someone point me to the info on how to clean up a generally slow computer?
(It is not slow like it has malware, only slow like it is full of years of junk.)

Win XP, P4 3G processor. 30GB drive/12GB free
(I know, time for a new computer...)
Thanks

A:general registry cleanup

Welcome to BC from a fellow New Mexican. I grew up in Gallup/Farmington area.Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:• Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.• Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same e... Read more

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Hello,
 
I just received help cleaning out my grandfather's computer and I was wondering if I could just get some guidance to do a good thorough scan of my own personal computer as that hasn't been done in quite a while.  So not sure if this is the appropriate forum to conduct this.
 
I do perform fairly frequent malwarebyte scans and use AVG.
 
Would love to do something more thorough though just in case there are sneaky things hiding somewhere.

A:General Scan and Cleanup Guidance

Hello,I will be helping you with your problems. Please be patient while I assist you.Some points for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of us Please do NOT run, install or uninstall any programs,  unless instructed to do so. We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.    Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.    Please read every post completely before doing anything.     Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.    Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.  A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at you... Read more

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Hi all.I have used this forum before for problems I have had with my own PC and programmes to download to help clean up my system removing malware, adware and spyware. Also helping prevent these infecting my system in the future.I have been informed of a probelm on my fathers PC and am turning to this forum for help.Upon boot up he receives the error message windows can't find C:\windows\nail.exe The boot up then proceeds as normal, but the error message is rather tedious. any ideas on what to do to remove/fix this?I would also like someone to have a look at the hijackThis log and give me some helpful tips on what to do to make his system clean and keep it clean in the future.I have installed Hijack this onto his system and given it it's own file on the C: drive. Please find a log below.Many Thanks in advanceLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 13:18:44, on 10/07/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Belkin\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Share... Read more

A:C:\Windows\Nail.exe and general cleanup

bump//Mod edit: Every time you attempt to bump your log, you onlyput yourself farther back in the time sequence. Logs are analyzed on a first in,first worked basis. All HJT Techs are volunteers. Please be patient.

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Here are logs from HJT and Panda Activescan:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:12:55 PM, on 5/29/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\fxssvc.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell AIO Printer A960\dlbfbmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1109257240\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell AIO Printer A960\dlbfbmon.exe
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A:[SOLVED] General sluggishness - HJT log posted for cleanup

Please print the below instructions or copy them to Notepad.

Download CleanUp! http://cleanup.stevengould.org/ (Alternate Link if main link don't work - http://www.greyknight17.com/spy/CleanUp.exe ) and install it. CleanUp! deletes EVERYTHING out of your temp/temporary folders. It does not make backups. If you have any documents or programs that are saved in any Temporary Folders, make a backup of these before running CleanUp!. Run CleanUp! and click on the CleanUp! button. Let it run. After it's done, click the Close button and choose Yes to logoff.

Restart your computer and boot into Safe Mode (if you don't know how, go to http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/foru...howtutorial=61 ). Make sure to close any internet browsers that may still be open.

Run a scan in HijackThis. Check each of the following if they still exist and hit 'Fix Checked' after you checked the last one:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mmtask] C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Sea... Read more

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Hey there,

My computer's suffering from a slow startup, that from what I can tell is not virus or spyware-related. What happens, is it'll load my desktop fine and I can start working in it, but it's then another 4-5 minutes before my virusscan and network stuff starts working.

I'm running XP SP2. Here's my HiJack This log. Any advice on what I can get rid of or that might help me speed up my boot-time would be appreciated.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 7:06:02 PM, on 3/29/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Shared Components\Guardian\CMGrdian.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\DVDAudio\CTDVDDET.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WG311TSU\Utility\Gear311T.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Shared Components\Instant Updater\RuLaunch.exe
C:\Program Files\QUICKENW\QWDLLS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\evntsvc.exe
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A:HiJack This Log- slow startup & general cleanup

Hi, The version of HJT you posted with is outdated, the newer version shows much more with XP, advise that you get the one below and post a log from that- please.

dvk01 said:

Getting Hijackthis and installing it correctly

go to here and download 'Hijack This!' double click on the file and it will install to C:\program files\hijackthis and create an entry in the start menu and an optional shortcut on desktop.
Click on the entry in start menu or on the desktop to run HijackThisClick to expand...

You are running Hijackthis correctly, so if you want to skip having it installed to Program Files folder, download this one:

www.radiosplace.com Hijackthis.exe is what you want.
 

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Hey there,

My computer's suffering from a slow startup, that from what I can tell is not virus or spyware-related. What happens, is it'll load my desktop fine and I can start working in it, but it's then another 4-5 minutes before my virusscan and network stuff starts working.

I'm running XP SP2. Here's my HiJack This log. Any advice on what I can get rid of or that might help me speed up my boot-time would be appreciated.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:44:42 PM, on 3/29/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Shared Components\Guardian\CMGrdian.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\DVDAudio\CTDVDDET.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WG311TSU\Utility\Gear311T.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Shared Components\Instant Updater\RuLaunch.exe
C:\Program Files\QUICKENW\QWDLLS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\evntsvc.exe
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A:Hijackthis Log - Slow startup and general cleanup.

Bump for HJT log expert.
Have you got Mcafee set to do a full scan at startup, that would explain the delays?
 

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I'm baffled by all the different softwares, but I am ready to invest in some, especially some Registry Cleanup software.

What do you recommend?
 

A:Solved: General Cleanup--Registry, Adware, etc.

Hi and welcome..check out link below..
http://forums.techguy.org/t354605.html

Security info..http://forums.techguy.org/t208517.html
 

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Hello, just got this brand new laptop. Hoping someone will have some experience in removing bloatware and will let me know what I can ditch. ?? Anybody have advice for what I can disable on startup? ?  Any other advice on how to improve performance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:36:26 PM, on 7/24/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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\McAfee\McAfee Shared Components\Guardian\CMGrdian.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\DVDAudio\CTDVDDET.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\evntsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Avsynmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\VsStat.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Avconsol.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SpybotSD.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WINDOWS\system32\bpxmr.dll/sp.html#55135
R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {0... Read more

A:HJT Log - Computer boots slow, general cleanup

Please reboot and post another HijackThis log. Then it's important that you do NOT reboot again until instructed to do so.
 

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I'm having popups from Systemdoctor.com, my spybot cannot delete smitfraud and I had to put my IExplorer on work offline because everytime i used it I would get a lot of popups.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:58:14 PM, on 6/16/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16441)

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:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lxctcoms.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\vstskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb10.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LVCOMSX.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\TalkBack\tbmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 5400 Series\lxctmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
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A:Solved: Problems with smitfraud, systemdoctor.com, general cleanup help

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Hello to all, this is my first post on sevenfourms so please excuse me if I do not follow every guideline of this forum, I'm still going through all the stickyd posts. I've been having an issue with my computer bsoding while torrenting and attempting to install some programs. I'll get an error warning sometimes stating the hard drive cannot be written to, would I like to retry, ignore, or abort and after that it will BSOD. Attached is my DM Log zip. I appreciate any and all help with these issues. One other problem I'm having is that my computer will not stay in sleep/hibernate mode, it will go into the mode then turn right back on. I'm assuming it may have something to do with my motherboard c-states but I'm not sure exactly what to do to get it functioning properly.

A:BSOD Portcls.sys & Neito.sys General issue resolution/cleanup

How did you activate your copy of windows?

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If possible, i'm also looking for ways to speed my computer up and remove the clutter that's slowing it down. Thanks!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:02:58 AM, on 11/14/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exeC:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXEC:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Zooming Utility\SmoothView.exeC:\Program Files\Toshiba\Tvs\TvsTray.exeC:\Program Files\Toshiba\Toshiba Applet\thotkey.exeC:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Controls\TFncKy.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\TDispVol.exeC:\Program Files\ltmoh\Ltmoh.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\bin\ZCfgSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\Toshiba.exeC:\Pr... Read more

A:Need Complete Removal of Virus that Prevents Opening of Drives/General Cleanup

Hello and welcome to BC

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. We aim to provide the valuable service known to come from BC to every member we can, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.

If you are still having a problem, and want us to analyze your information, please reply to this topic stating that you still need help and I will work with you on resolving your computer problems. If your problem has been resolved, please post a reply letting us know so we can close your topic.

Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, feel free to create a new one.

Once again, I apologize for the delay in responding to this topic.

Regards

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I have a computer that was infected with several Adware/Trojan files. I began by working through the instructions listed in the thread on this forum titled - "(Updated!) IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting A Log".

As I worked through the steps, running SuperAntiSpyware seems to have fixed the problem, see the attached jpg. I can't add the photo but it found and fixed:
Adware.Tracking Cookie (2 items)
Adware.Vundo Variant (2 items)
Adware.Vundo Variant/Resident (20 items)
Browser Hijacker (2 items)
Malware.LocusSoftware Inc/BestSellerAntivirus (4 items)
Trojan.Downloader-NewJuan/VM (2 items)
Trojan.Homepage/Puper (1 item)
Trojan.Security Toolbar (5 items)
Trojan.Unknown Origin (2 items)
Trojan.Zlob-BY (1 item)
Unclassified.Unknown Origin (5 items)

My question is this, should I continue to go through the steps to post a log file etc. or should I assume this has corrected the problem since I no longer have the pop-ups?

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A little background:
I have a Win98 system with 5 users. 6, if you count the default user (click on cancel at the Windows Login dialog box). When I found I was infected the other day, I manually cleaned up my PC while logged in as a user. Or so I thought. I then logged in under the users to make sure it was clean. I found other malware on these logins, and now the one I thought I had cleaned up is re-infected. Also, sometimes I get a lot of "rundll32 has performed an illegal operation" errors, sometimes I get none. Periodically, I restore rundll32.exe from the CAB files, which seems to help for awhile. But then it comes back. I am now trying to work through the guide before posting HijackThis logs.

Questions:
1. Do I have to go through the malware removal cycle (scan, post HijackThis logs, etc.) for each of these users?

2. Should the scans such as Ad-Aware, Spybot, SuperAntiSpyware, etc. be run all in safe mode, or logged in as a user?

3. Are the rundll32 errors caused by malware?

Thanks,

Tim

A:A Couple Or Three Easy General Questions Re: Malware Removal Process

I have already replied to you here. If you have additional questions related to the thread you already started, please confine them there. Posting a new thread for each question is confusing and makes it harder to provide the assistance you may need.Thanks for your cooperation. I am closing this thread.

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This advice is reposted from the advice given by Tony Klein, the acknowledged spyware & malware expert who supports many forums on the net.

I have added a few minor updates to it

You usually get infected because your security settings are too low.

Here are a number of recommendations that will help tighten them, and which will contribute to making you a less likely victim:

1) Watch what you download!
Many freeware programs, and P2P programs like Grokster, Imesh, Kazaa and others are amongst the most notorious, come with an enormous amount of bundled spyware that will eat system resources, slow down your system, clash with other installed software, or just plain crash your browser or even Windows itself.

2) Go to IE > Tools > Windows Update > Product Updates, and install ALL Security Updates listed.
It's important to always keep current with the latest security fixes from Microsoft. Install those patches for Internet Explorer, and make sure your installation of Java VM is up-to-date. There are some well known security bugs with Microsoft Java VM which are exploited regularly by browser hijackers.

3) Go to Internet Options/Security/Internet, press 'default level', then OK.
Now press "Custom Level."
In the ActiveX section, set the first two options ("Download signed and unsigned ActiveX controls) to 'prompt', and 'Initialize and Script ActiveX controls not marked as safe" to 'disable'.

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A:General Security Information, How to tighten Security Settings and Warnings

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This is copied by dvk01's post in the Malware Removal/HijackThis forum.

This advice is reposted from the advice given by Tony Klein, the acknowledged spyware & malware expert who supports many forums on the net.

I have added a few minor updates to it

You usually get infected because your security settings are too low.

Here are a number of recommendations that will help tighten them, and which will contribute to making you a less likely victim:

1) Watch what you download!
Many freeware programs, and P2P programs like Grokster, Imesh, Kazaa and others are amongst the most notorious, come with an enormous amount of bundled spyware that will eat system resources, slow down your system, clash with other installed software, or just plain crash your browser or even Windows itself.

2) Go to IE > Tools > Windows Update > Product Updates, and install ALL Security Updates listed.
It's important to always keep current with the latest security fixes from Microsoft. Install those patches for Internet Explorer, and make sure your installation of Java VM is up-to-date. There are some well known security bugs with Microsoft Java VM which are exploited regularly by browser hijackers.

3) Go to Internet Options/Security/Internet, press 'default level', then OK.
Now press "Custom Level."
In the ActiveX section, set the first two options ("Download signed and unsigned ActiveX controls) to 'prompt', and 'Initialize and Sc... Read more

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I have windows 7 and am trying to keep my laptop clean and have Norton, Super Anti Spyware and Ccleaner. I think everything is going well except I would like to verify that these programs are good. Second; I would like to know what to do with exe. files that appear to be loading automatically, especially noted on Norton on start-up - such as iexplore.exe -
Thank you and please let me know where to look fo my answer.
Bob robfile
 

A:General Security

robfile said:


I have windows 7 and am trying to keep my laptop clean and have Norton, Super Anti Spyware and Ccleaner. I think everything is going well except I would like to verify that these programs are good. Second; I would like to know what to do with exe. files that appear to be loading automatically, especially noted on Norton on start-up - such as iexplore.exe -
Thank you and please let me know where to look fo my answer.
Bob robfileClick to expand...
 

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Download TSG SysInfo

Could you guide me through this, so I can include it with my message?

User name: Leila22
 

A:General Security

Hi, TSG System Information Utility
http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe

Download to your desktop - let it scan your Pc.
It will then highlight what it finds - paste the result in the reply box below.
But also let us know what problems that you are having with your Pc.
 

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For the past 4 days am unable to neither type nor edit my documents, both on MS doc and PDFs.
If i try to type new document or edit existing document, i get this info at bottom "this modification is not allowed because the selection is locked.
Could you please help me solve this problem?
Thanks.
 

A:General security

If you have rebooted your PC while a document is open, it may have associated lock files still present. The lock is placed so you cannot open a second instance of the same document and make modifications in parallel. Try and use the Disk Cleanup in All Programs > Accessories > System Tools.
 

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I have free avast and zone alarm loaded on my PC, do I need a malware programme as well and if so which free one is the best? Also I am getting an unpredictable and irregular blue screen shutdown, the PC recovers ok and on reboot I get the microsoft window which gives advice on how to resolve this problem, ie virus scan and restore to previous time. I have undertaken the advice but the error keeps occuring. I'm not convince that registry cleaners will resolve the problem. Any thoughts?
 

A:General Security

For you Blue Screen Crashes can you give more information, ie error codes, does it happen at any specific time?

Stay away from Registry Cleaners...
Here is an excerpt from a discussion on regcleaners
Most reg cleaners aren't "bad" as such, but they aren't perfect and even the best have been known to cause problems.
The point we are trying to make is that the risk of using one far outweighs any benefit.
If it does work perfectly you will not see any difference
If it doesn't work properly you may end up with an expensive doorstop.Click to expand...

http://forums.whatthetech.com/Regcleaner_t42862.html
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Here are some free optional programs I recommend that could help you improve your computer's security.

Install MBAM
Download it from here

Install SpyWare Blaster
Download it from here
Find here the tutorial on how to use Spyware Blaster here

Install WinPatrol
Download it from here
Here you can find information about how WinPatrol works here

Install FireTrust SiteHound
You can find information and download it from here

Install MVPS Hosts File
You can download it from here
The MVPS Hosts file replaces your current HOSTS file with one containing well know ad sites etc. Basically, this prevents your computer from connecting to those sites by redirecting them to 127.0.0.1 which is your local computer.
Find Tutorial here : http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

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Hello all,

First I would like to thank you for creating such a useful forum.

I am currently encountering several issues, which I think are all caused by one source. I am experiencing the following difficulties:
- Windows Defender would not update
- Windows Update would not update
- Windows System Restore would not create restore points (automatically)
- Cannot upgrade Vista SP1 to SP2

I have already run a full scan using Malwarebyte Anti-malware. I also tried turning off both my router firewall as well as programme firewall (PCTools Firewall Plus).

I have also run the Command Prompt check to see if anything is corrupted, I have received the following:


Quote:




Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.
Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.
Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example
C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log

The system file repair changes will take effect after the next reboot.




Any advice would be helpful.

A:Windows security problems [moved from general security]

What errors did the log file find?

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2 questions in this thread:

Is COMODO a good firewall?

Does sandboxie make me invulnerable while browsing the internet?

thx in advance
 

A:Some general security questions

Please read the sticky at the top of the General Security page

General Security Information - How to tighten Security Settings and Warnings

There is good advice there . As far as Comodo and Sandboxie Google them , read about them and make the choice .
 

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Question 1: For a hardcore gamer I guess you would say, what would be the best Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware protection? Most gamers I talk to say AVG, but some other say Kaspersky, would those be one of the two or something different?

Question 2: This will sound kind of stupid but could Road Runner Medic cause security problems. If not, is it really necessary for Time Warner Cable users?

Question 3: Is there an actual reason Microsoft and other PC supporting anti-virus programs would consider Apple software a threat, or is it just a bad attempt at propaganda?

That's all for now, be sure I'll have more odd question on security to answer later, but for now answers to these will do.
 

A:Just some general security questions.

1)for hardcore gamers u dont really need av and as since you will need to shut of all programs. but if u really need them u could try avira premiun,kaspersky(takes quite an amount of system resources) or NOD 32(light on the resources) and as for antispyware/malware use avg anitspyware.
2.)dunno
3.)id say its a bad attempt at propaganda
 

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This may be an odd question and perhaps it will appear that I'm being overly paranoid, but I've got a question about computer security. I sometimes contribute to a forum in China. The forum is a government run forum which is definitely monitored by people associated with the government. For example, threads which include sensitive information are deleted by the monitors. When submitting a reply, if the reply contains any "key words" the monitor deems objectionable (such as the words Tibet, Dalai Lama, Tiananmen Square Massacre, etc.), the reply will not appear in the forum automatically. Furthermore, some replies are read by the monitors before they are posted (which I guess is not that unusual). In short, the forum is very closely monitored and heavily censored. No big surprise.

I've had some ":heated" (but civil by American standards) discussions about politics with some of the people on the forum - most of whom are Chinese. Consequently, as time has gone on, it's become harder for me to get my replies posted from time to time. Let's put it this way, they certainly read each of my replies before posting them. If they object to something I've said or if I have released information about a news story that is not common knowledge in China (due to government censorship), the replies are never posted or the thread is never started.

All of this close monitoring got me thinking about something. I travel to China at least a couple of times a year. Before doing... Read more

A:General Security Question

Hi, most likely the admins and moderators of the forum (if it's similar to here at all) can easily see your IP address. With this they can find out your ISP at the very least and the area where you're connecting from. Following from that I can only assume that if they tried hard enough (read: if they cared enough) they might be able to figure out who you are, especially if it's the government and they apply pressure to your ISP (probably differs depending on the country you're in and your ISP obviously). I know in the U.S. the chances of someone figuring out who you are exactly by your I.P. address is slim to none, but there you're dealing with the government and they're resources. I do believe you said the forum is run by the government.I don't really know what the chances of them doing this are though, having never traveled nor dealt with the Chinese government. I guess my advice would be to be cautious. If you stirred up enough trouble they'll ban you from the forum. Also, something to consider is that the people over there who are monitoring the forum aren't the ones handling your passport/visa/etc. So they would have to go through the trouble of blacklisting you maybe which might just be a heck of a lot of work in and of itself. Also, I'm sure you'd have the ability to fight that somehow.Anyway, sorry for the long post. I guess what I want to say is if they try hard enough, which is to say very hard, it might be possible to figure out who you are but if you're just posti... Read more

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I have general concerns that I may have been hacked. Symptoms are very slow browser, change to start-up home page, change to proxy settings. Any help would be appreciated.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4008 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1812 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 465027 MB, Free - 352553 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0GDG8Y
Antivirus: Bitdefender Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
 

A:General Security Concerns

i have moved tothe virus forum
have a read here
http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/943214-everyone-must-read-before-posting.html

it may take 48 hrs before you get a reply , as its a very busy forum and only authorised members may assist here
 

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Gentlemen

My PC is XP and runs on Windows 8 in the UK.

A "Tecki" friend cleared up a minor security problem a couple of weeks ago and he installed IE 8 and Microsoft Security Essentials.

He unistalled all the other stuff I had such as Superantispyware and Spyware Blaster etc. He said the PC is best left as he set it up.

Am I better off re installing all of the stuff he deleted or am I better off leaving it as he suggested.

Many thanks

Mick
 

A:General Question on Security

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I have had no problems with this pc for over a year. All the sudden, about a month ago, I don't know what happened, but my pc slowed down dramatically. I have had microsoft support assistants run a complete clean up on it. I used to run my spy-sweeper and it was always blank and it would just automatically catch cookies and protect my pc, well not now. I noticed that after every time of me using the internet, I catch a dozen cookies at a time, and about 1/3 to 1/2 come back, and then I get the random new ones here and there ( keep a list of most of the names). I run a sweep every1-2 days and my pc is still slow, and the cookies keep comming back. Please advise!

I clean up my temps all the time and sweep the pc daily is there anything else I can do to block my pc from these suckers? I must have downloaded something, a picture, a softwared program and something must have gotten screwed up and since then It takes for ever for me to get anything done here.

Please help.
 

A:General security and speed of my pc.

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I have some pics with wb1 file extension and my photo software is unable to open these pics. What program can I use that will allow me to change the extension so that I may open the pics?

Thanks,

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Hi guys, i really like the services that the bleepingcomputer offers in fight against the malwares.
So i know about the program, but until its open a spot what do you recommends to start to develop a good base and know-how by self-paced reading  ?
I know the basic stuff, like networking, maintenance and programming.
and I did read a bit of my own in security, and i know a few pieces of knowledge, like pentest, wifi security... But i would like to understand better.
So i would appreciate a few indications.
Thanks in advance.

A:How prepare yourself in general security ?

Hello Rrocha: Quietman7 has assembled huge amounts of very good information. Please take all that information seriously. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/407147/answers-to-common-security-questions-best-practices/Thank you.

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Buffer Overflow attacks
Dos
DDoS
CGI & WWW applications
Mobile code (java,javascript,active X)
Poor patch management (Microsoft update)
Abuse of trust
Misconfiguration
Weak or blank passwords
Vulnerabilities such as open ports & vulnerable services
Backdoors, Trojans & viruses (including scripts)
Social engineering
File binding ( could be social engineering)
SQL Injection & xss scripting.

Are these all the posible attacks? If you know more, please contribute. I am using these as reference so if you know any, I could study the attack and learn how to prevent it. If you have any questions reguarding these attacks please feel free to ask.
 

A:General Security Attacks

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Hello All,

My question is, If I have a cable connection with modem attached directly to workstation A, but then later add a wireless router to service another 4 users (the 4 added are wireless only), what is the most secure way to keep the 4 wireless users from accessing the workstation A. Workstation A must be inaccessible by the others.

thanks!
 

A:general security question

Use a software firewall or put it behind a router's NAT. It's exactly the same problem of preventing access to a computer from the internet.
 

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I know there is already a general security thread with tips to protect IE, but what about mozilla and firefox, or netscape and all those other browsers?

I used to use IE< but now I'm starting to use mozilla more, so are there any security things that could be done to make it as safe as my IE?
 

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I have Spywareguard on my computer on this evening I keep getting this:

(See screenshot)

How can I get rid of this? I've run Spy-Bot and Ad-aware 2007 Pro restarted and it still came up.

Note: I ran Spy-Bot from Safe Mode and it couldn't delete it. Spy-Bot suggested to run it upon restart which I did but it still couldn't take care of it.

Thanks!!

I tried to delete mljjk.dll from C:/Windows/System32 but it claims that it is in use by another person or program.

A:Bho [Moved from General Security]

Hello

That is a very specific infection that needs specific procedures to remove properly. Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop.

What DSS will do:create a new System Restore point in Windows XP and Vista.
clean your Temporary Files, Downloaded Program Files, and Internet Cache Files, and also empty the Recycle Bin on all drives.
check some important areas of your system and produce a report for your analyst to review.
DSS automatically runs HijackThis for you, but it will also install and place a shortcut to HijackThis on your desktop if you do not already have HijackThis installed.


Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.
Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.
When the scan is complete, two text files will open - main.txt <- this one will be maximized and extra.txt <-this one will be minimized
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt in your next reply.
Please attach extra.txt to your post.
To attach a file to a new post, simplyClick the[Manage Attachments] button under Additional Options > Attach Files on the post composition page, and
copy and paste the following into the "Upload File from your Computer" box:C:\Deckard\System Scanner\extra.txt

Click Upload.

Please include the following in your next reply so we can begin cleaning the system:

main.txt
an attached extra.txt

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A few days ago, Internet Explorer started to act extremely weird. It was much more susceptible to freezing up, and then Antivirus 2009 popups and other related fake antivirus program popups started appearing, even on Firefox.

It even affected the Windows Live, particularly Hotmail. My family and I could not access our e-mail without either the page freezing up or adware popping up.

I have run the Super Anti-Spyware program at least 4 times in the past two days, it comes up with at least 40-50 instances of either Trojan.Fake Alerts or various types of Adware. I have figured out that it has something to do with Internet Explorer, and I have briefly removed it to see if it really was the case. Now I can go onto Firefox without adware popping up, but I still get annoying popups about dating and streaming sites even though Firefox is set to block them.

Windows Live is still acting up. I cannot open up Windows Live Messenger (either through double-clicking the desktop icon, clicking on it in the Programs menu, or through the Task Manager). I can go to my inbox without a problem, but if I click on a new message, it takes a long time to show up. A hypothesis I have come to is that Windows Live's servers are having trouble, or something that Super Anti-Spyware didn't catch is causing the trouble.

Usually about this time I am able to fix problems on the computer, but at this point I'm stuck. Help, please?

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A:IE, MSN, etc. (Moved from General Security)

Y'know, I understand that real life gets the best of us, but this isn't even MY computer. It's pretty much my mom's since she paid for it, and I really need to get it fixed. Can I PLEASE get some answers???
 

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how to bypass user password acer one using windows 7
 

A:Solved: general security

Your post will more than likely be closed. Please comply with the rules.

Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with (or ways to bypass) a forgotten or unknown password, personal identification number (PIN) or any other type of access code that may be required on a computer, mobile device or web site. As there is no way to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.

http://www.techguy.org/rules.html#cat1
 

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Hello again TechGuys and Gals!

I haven't been around in a while and never realized that you might value input from members on tech issues and other subjects that may arise within this community as per the above "Welcome Message."

Unfortunately, "Tech" is not one of my areas of expertise and is the main reason I frequent this forum when I have computer problems or need related advice as is the case today.

I'd be more than happy to contribute on matters such as economics, politics, finance, credit management, environmental issues, and issues relating to a more frugal way of living if they were of interest to the forum members. But, I don't think that this is what this forum is all about! Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Nevertheless, once again, I hope I can impose upon TechGuys for their valuable advice on obtaining an appropriate set of tools and programs I might wish to have to ensure "safe surfing" and enjoyment of the often precarious journey on the information highway!

I finally broke down and bought another computer (used) from a big oil company in my area that is in the process of upgrading their computers for $75.00 that I think is more than adequate for my needs.

It has an AMD Athlon XP 3000+ 2.17 Ghz processor, 1 Gb of Ram, 40 Gb H/D and came with Windows XP SP3 and OfficeXP installed. CheckDisk didn't find any problems with the H/D it runs quietly and is more than adequate for my needs.

What do you ... Read more

A:Solved: General Security/Tools.etc.

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Hey All,

I use Firefox and Windows XP. I was not logged into Facebook and use secure encrypted log in. When I went to my bookmark page for Facebook it showed the https: without the encryption lock, Still did not log in. Than, I went back to Yahoo to check my e-mail, logged out of Yahoo and went back to my bookmarked Facebook page, still not logged in. This time, it showed the secure https: encryption lock:

1.) Is there an issue where Facebook may be working on the site that might once in a blue moon prevent the secure encryption lock from occurring?

2.) Is there a known issue between the current version of Firefox and the Facebook Page that may cause the encryption lock to not be displayed?

There are no viruses or malware on the system and I am very conscientious about security.

Jack
 

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is online banking? Which adware/malware/trojan/cookies or whatever really pose a threat? thanks
 

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Hi,

I had a computer with a root kit on it and then I got rid of the computer. I just recently got a new computer and when I'm on certain forums such as Topix and I type it is delayed, slow and sluggish and the bottom indicator showing the webpage keeps flickering ever so often and its like the page refreshes or something really fast every so many seconds. When I go to these sites from someone elses computer or from work I don't have this problem at work, its just at home and someone told me that I am being monitored. Is there a way that someone as accessed my system on one or two sites?

A:Being monitored [moved to General Security from VTS]

I need to add that when I run netstat -b with no broswers running I get 2 TCP Local Addresses and both say TIME_WAIT. In the Foreign address one says iw-in-f190:http and the other says Systemax2-PC:49869.

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Okay, this is going to sound dumb, but I've only been sleeping an average of 2 to 3 hours a night for a few weeks now, so my brain is fried. I've been trying to learn about all of the threats out there so I don't make the same mistakes with my new laptop that I have in the past. I can't afford a good anti-virus program right now, so I downloaded the Avg software. Now after reading this thread, I'm wondering if I got it from the correct website. I honestly cannot remember where I got it from. Is there a way to tell? And also, is there another program I should use in addition to the AVG that would protect me even further? Please feel free to make fun of me if I'm asking a 'simple' question, I laugh at myself all the time! Mod Edit: Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/146179/avg-8o-antivirus-program/ ~ TMacK

A:Question About Avg 8 & General Security Protection

Hello! AVG is fantastic anti virus protection. But theres a few more things I recommendA software firewall can protect you from nasty things having inbound and access to the internet from your pc. I recommend Comodo personal firewall it is quiet easy to configure if you make time to do it.I also suggest some anti spyware programs. Super Anti Spyware FREE has excellent detection and removal and is highly recommended. Spybot S&D also has excellent detection and removal.These aren't what you want?Check out the Freeware Replacements for Commercial Apps topic. You will definitely find what your looking for.

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hi

let me start off by admitting that i am completely and utterly ignorant when it comes to computer tech (i only use it for minimal purposes).. that being said, i have a couple of security concerns i would appreciate if any one give me some feedback on them...

i ve just bought a new computer.. after i installed the OS (win xp home sp2) i immediately installed kaspersky internet security 7.0... and then i had to update it so i connected to the Internet and KIS updates takes foreverand my connection was slow also.. so the computer was connected to the Internet for a very long time was no protection (or obsolete protection as KIS was updating)....

1- what are the security risks of connecting to the Internet BUT not doing any browsing or downloading except the KIS update definition files downloads...?

2- what are the security risks if i connect to the Internet (ie hook the ethernet ADSL cable coming from a router and have no antivirus suite installed.. but DONT DO ANY BROWSING or DOWNLOADING..... i had to connect to the Internet before i installed KIS so as to activate my OS from Microsoft?
also windows not updated until KIS finished (after a long time) then i ran windows update which took even LONGER time
N.B. i have been attacked before on a different computer but on the same network by an ip from china (i dont know the type but i think its the one that over traffic the Internet?!?)but KIS blocked it.. so i am concerned that this guy who might know my ip address, attac... Read more

A:general security concern..newbie Q

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