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Q: internet virus , social media virus

I have been infected by a virus or trojan etc.My access to internet is now partial .Some times it connects and sometimes it does not connect.Also one ad comes on top of other ads in the network asking to join some social media sites.I have formatted all my drives many times but still the virus comes back. Please help.

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A: internet virus , social media virus

 
 Install and run MBAM
Information about MBAM: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/how-to-use-malwarebytes-anti-malware-tutorial
If this scan has been done, please post the the log into your next reply.
 

  Running TDSSKiller to obtain log
 
Note: Don't cure or delete a threat, but choose skip for all instead.
Please download TDSSKiller from here and save it to your Desktop
Doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parameters

In the Additional options: Check Detect TDLFS file system
Click Start Scan and allow the scan process to run

Choose for all threats to Skip for all of them.
Click Continue
Please post the TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt found in your root directory (typically c:\)
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 ESET Online Scanner
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Note: If your AV is blocking Eset online scanner, please temporarily disable your AV.
 
I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan This process may may take several hours, that is normal.
Hold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
Click the  button.
For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
Double click on the icon on your desktop.

Check "YES, I accept the Terms of Use."
Click the Start button.
Accept any security warnings from your browser.
Under scan settings, check "Scan Archives" and » UNCHECK "Remove found threats" <== Important
Click Advanced settings and select the following:
Scan potentially unwanted applications
Scan for potentially unsafe applications
Enable Anti-Stealth technology

ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
When the scan completes, click List Threats
Copy and paste the information in your next reply. (If no malware was found you will not be presented with a log).
Click the Back button.
Click the Finish button.
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 Please download and scan with the Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool from one of the following links and save it to your desktop.
Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Be sure to print out and read the instructions provided in:
How to Install Kaspersky Virus Removal ToolHow to launch computer autoscan in Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool
Double-click the setup file (i.e. setup_11.0.0.1245x11_2012_18-23_13_03.exe) to install the utility.Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
If you receive a UAC prompt asking if you would like to continue running the program, you should press the Continue button.
The required files will be exracted and installed...be patient as this will take a few minutes.
At the 'Welcome!' windows, check the box next to I accept the license agreement and click Start.
A new window will open with two tabs (Automatic Scan and Manual Disinfection) and two icons on the right.
For a more comprehensive (but longer) scan, click the icon which looks like a round gear, Click Scan Scope and place a check mark in the box next to Local Disk (C:).
System memory, Hidden Startups and Disk boot sector boxes should already be checked by default.
Click on the 'Automatic Scan' tab, and click the green Start scanning button to begin.
The time to finish and percentage completed will show as the scan is in progress...Important! Do not use the computer during the scan.
If no threats are detected, exit the program.
If threats are detected, you will be prompted for action: Disinfect, Delete if disinfection failes.
Place a checkmark in the Apply to all box, and click Disinfect if the button is active.
After the scan finishes, if any threats are left unneutralized in the Scan window (Red exclamation point), click the Neutralize allbutton.
Place a checkmark in the Apply to all box, and click Disinfect if the button is active.
If advised that a special disinfection procedure is required which demands system reboot, click the Ok button to close the window.
When finished, click the rectanular notepad icon > select Detected threats > click on to highlight and click the Save icon to save the results as a text file...name it avptool.txt).
Copy and paste the report results of avptool.txt with any threats detected in your next reply.
When finished, follow these instructions on How to uninstall Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool.

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Hi Folks

I received a flash player type message on my Bebo page and when I tried to open it a virus of some type infected my PC (I'm running on Windows XP). I'm now getting warning messages saying that my PC is infected and that someone may be trying to access it from another source. Explorer windows keep opening up to the "Virus Response Lab 2009" and asking me to register to get the virus removed. I was also warned that the following virus is present - [email protected], which is affecting .exe files. Although when I ran Trend Microsoft Office Scan, it came up with nothing.

Could someone please advise me what to do here. Please note that I can't run Windows Explorer properly because of all the scans and other windows that the Virus Response Lab 2009 is opening up. So if I need to run Hijack Logs/ComboFix/etc, is it possible to save the downloads to a memory key from another PC besides mine and then run it on mine. I don't want to stay connected to the internet as I keep getting the warnings about someone trying to access it from another source.

Thanks in advance.

agore21
 

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Has anyone had any luck removing a virus that initiates \\ox-social?  I've tried several times with rkill along with Malwarebytes but have not resolved the issue.

A:Trouble removing \\ox-social virus

This is fairly new,to get it out we'll need to get a deeper look. Please follow this Preparation Guide and post in a new topic.Let me know if all went well. 

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Hi, I've gotten a virus that so far seems to only be affecting Firefox.  It is the one that keeps Facebook, Twitter, and other major sites from loading.  Other pages, will load fine. I Googled it last night and found that there is such a virus and found the name of the virus last night but was using the bad browser.   And now searching with another, I haven't found the name again.  I believe I got the virus by clicking on a bad link on Facebook.  I had a bunch of tabs open at the time and suddenly none of the Facebook tabs would load, so I rebooted and tried again.  Then I cleared cache and rebooted and tried again.  Then I realized that tabs on smaller web sites were loading fine and Google was working,etc.  It was definitely not a Facebook problem as I could load Facebook on another browser and my husband could load it on his computer as well.  I also couldn't load Twitter and at least one other page wasn't loading.
 
 
I'm running Windows 8. (Not Windows 8.1)  And I have the latest version of Firefox.
 
I have run a full system scan with McAffee and it found nothing.
I have run the free version of MalWare Bytes and it found only PUP.Optional.BundleInstaller.A which it quarantined and was not the source of the problem.
 
(If it helps to know to communicate with me, I do have a technical background (EE) and am computer literate.)
 
Thank you so much!

A:I have virus that keeps Firefox from loading Facebook & other Social Sites

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click mbam-setup-2.0.0.1000.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to the following:

Lau... Read more

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Enter your informationWe have noticed an increasing fraudulent activity recently. In order to provide your security and protect you from fraudsters we have introduced a new system of identification that will help us to avoid any kind of fraud or unauthorised access.Please enter as more information as possible to provide your complete identification and to activate all the features of the new system.User Information:First Name: Last Name: Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy):/ / Social Security Number:- - Mother's Maiden Name:Card Information (ie, ATM, debit, credit card): Card Number: Card Expiration Date (mm/yyyy):/ Card CVV2: ATM PIN: thats what showed up when i tryied to log into ebay every time. i tried everything malewarebytes, ccleaner , spybot search & destroy, SuperAntiSpyware 4.35.1000 free edition, hitman pro 3.5, Microsoft security essentials, AVG 9.0 free edition, i even tried your combofix and followed the intructions from this site on what to do. turned off all virus protection programs and let it run. It did find a rootkit and IT removed it by rebooting once or twice in normal mode, just to make sure i even did it in safe mode too and found nothing there. (just let you know i also did the other programs in safe mode too still found nothing) i am still not able to log into ebay through IE or firefox 3.5.8 . so here is my dds log & my GMER log below . THANK... Read more

A:ebay possible malware / virus asking for My Name, social security# mother's maiden name, credit card#, ATM pin

Hello and and Welcome to BleepingcomputerPlease note we are very busy, so if I don't hear from you within 5 days the topic will be closed, If you have sinceresolved your issues I would appreciate if you would let me no so I can close this topic.I do not recommend that you have more than one anti virus product installed and running on your computer at a time. The reason for this is that if both products have their automatic (Real-Time) protection switched on, then those products which do not encrypt the virus strings within them can cause other anti virus products to cause "false alarms". It can also lead to a clash as both products fight for access to files which are opened again this is the resident/automatic protection. In general terms, the two programs may conflict and cause:1) False Alarms: When the anti virus software tells you that your PC has a virus when it actually doesn't.2) System Performance Problems: Your system may lock up due to both products attempting to access the same file at the same time.Therefore please go to add/remove in the control panel and remove either Microsoft Security Essentials or AVG.Download random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random from here and save it to your desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT.Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<Read more

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Hi forum, i would like to know if there is or are any social media sites that allow loading music on a page or anywhere else like myspace used to be.

I have no idea what happened to myspace but i used to use it years ago and it was something like facebook. A couple of years ago i checked myspace again and it became something like hi5, really crappy. I had an account there and some pictures there too but i don't know if i can get them back? i don't even remember my account name. Havn't used myspace for more than a decade

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Not really to do with a PC.
I am not a fan of social media and do not use any of them. Facebook in
my opinion can be dangerous considering the world situtation.
My question is this: Facebook is into everything so why do I have to use
Facebook to sign onto so many web sites?
 

A:Social Media/Facebook

I am not a fan of social media and do not use any of them. Facebook in my opinion can be dangerous considering the world situation.Click to expand...

I also do not use social media(Facebook, Twitter, etc.).

Facebook is into everything so why do I have to use Facebook to sign onto so many web sites?Click to expand...

If a site only offers that option to sign it, avoid it.

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Hi everyone. My name is Mike.
Please do not laugh at my question. I am trying to learn everything I can about using social media.
If anyone here could help by directing me to some free online courses and or articles etc,I would greatly appreciate it. I am new to this so anything would be of help. I would like to know how to use facebook,instagram twitter etc. I would also like to know about creating fanpages. Thank you. I know I must sound silly but I have to start somewhere.
 

A:Want to Learn How to Use Social Media

Have you tried Googling "How to use Facebook"?
You will find several hits, same with the others.
 

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The risks of Social Media
Do you cyber-blab? Are you a compulsive Tweeter or Facebooker? Think carefully about what you post. A simple post about your daily visit to the local coffee shop could be enough to tell a burglar when it is safe to rob your house. Remember EVERYTHING on a Social Media site is public.

Facebook and Twitter
Don?t get carried away with what you post on these sites and remember that almost everything you post will be completely public and it is rather like walking down the local High Street and shouting at the top of your voice to everyone in earshot, everything that happened last night, what colour underwear you have on, your name & address and phone number and where you hide the spare keys to your front door.
Be very careful what you post on Facebook or tweet about. It can be used against you in court or by an insurance company, even something as mild and innocent as: ?I?m jogging every day to get fit for my holiday?. Not good if you?re claiming for whiplash after a car accident or you are off sick from work.
Lawyers, Insurance companies, your current or prospective employer will take the time to scroll your Facebook timeline and your tweet history for evidence that can go against you.
Scammers and Fraudsters will scan Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites for useful information that will help them scam you.
Read the rest on http://myonlinesecurity.co.uk/the-risks-of-social-media/
 

A:The risks of Social media

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Greetings,

My company is interested in setting up a social media presence online using Facebook.

We have a concern over negative feedback from customers or competitors or outside parties and that fact that the comments become a permanent record.

I would welcome comments from anyone with a point of view on this issue.

Many thanks!

A:Beginners guide to social media

Hello.First. . . I'm unsure of what your asking, could you clarify please?Secondly, it is my opinion that there is no such thing as "bad feedback" provided you make proper use of it. Both positive and negative feedback have use in determining your company's future. Positive feedback shows you what you're doing right, and negative feedback shows you how you can improve. Personally, if I see a company with only positive "testimonies" available I get a little bit suspicious; I believe that the ethical company should not take steps to hide flaws, but instead use those resources to find and correct said flaws. Finally, if by "negative feedback" you mean spam or troll attacks on your company, Facebook does provide the capability to remove offending comments from your page.Hope that helps.~Blade

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Hello,
 
I'm looking for software that can manage all my business social media accounts in one place.
It has to be able to manage Facebook (chat and wall), Twitter, Email (Microsoft), an on website chat and if possible also Telegram.
So far I only found brand embassy and live agent.
 
Any other suggestions?
 

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I have a logo which i want to place on social media sites. I am having difficulty placing the logo onto these sites. I try to open the logo files on my tablet, but it cannot do so.
Can anyone help me please?
 

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I was running a disk cleanup because apparently my disk space was almost used up (though with what, I can't figure out.) So I decided to run a disk cleanup on my Surface RT, and that seemed to do something. However, I discovered it deleted the programs I
had pinned to my desktop and now for whatever reason I cannot view my messages via DeviantART (it is like Facebook, only for artists). I've restarted, rebooted, refreshed, logged off and then back on three times, retyped in the URL, but nothing I do can seem
to fix this problem. I can still view my messages on Gmail and on YouTube, but not on DeviantART. I know it isn't something with the website because I can view my messages on my laptop, but not my Surface. If anyone has any ideas as how to fix this or what
the problem might be, please help!

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With the upcoming Holiday and Party Seasons, together with the increase of online and real world shopping at this time of year, it is time to remind our user bases that the Risks and Dangers associated with Social Media usage increases dramatically.
https://myonlinesecurity.co.uk/the-risks-of-social-media/
 

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If you want to get rid on those social media pop ups on the left hand side of your web page, this is how you do it.

1. Download Addblock Plus on Firefox

2. https://adblockplus.org/tutorials

3. Now find and click read more herebelow

Adblock Plus automatically installs a default filter list, based on the language of your browser. If you wish to learn how to add other filter lists, you can read more here. For more advanced options, like disabling tracking, click here.

4.Now find and click here below

Please click on "Add filter subscription", and open the drop-down menu for the filter list subscriptions to add new/more filters. Select the list you want to subscribe to, Adblock Plus automatically enable these lists by default. This menu only shows the most popular and recommended filters. Please go here for more filter lists.

5.Now find and click Fanboy's Annoyances and Fanboy's Social Blocking List

If you have any queries on this subject, please Google them as the above is really all I know.

A:How to disable Social Media Buttons and Pop Ups.

Just wanted to add, I've used AdBlock Plus on Firefox for years. It certainly gets rid of all the annoying pop-ups, etc. You'll like it.

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If you want to get rid on those social media pop ups on the left hand side of your web page, this is how you do it.

1. Download Addblock Plus on Firefox

2. https://adblockplus.org/tutorials

3. Now find and click read more herebelow

Adblock Plus automatically installs a default filter list, based on the language of your browser. If you wish to learn how to add other filter lists, you can read more here. For more advanced options, like disabling tracking, click here.

4.Now find and click here below

Please click on "Add filter subscription", and open the drop-down menu for the filter list subscriptions to add new/more filters. Select the list you want to subscribe to, Adblock Plus automatically enable these lists by default. This menu only shows the most popular and recommended filters. Please go here for more filter lists.

5.Now find and click Fanboy's Annoyances and Fanboy's Social Blocking List

If you have any queries on this subject, please Google them as the above is really all I know.

A:How to disable Social Media Buttons and Pop Ups.

Just wanted to add, I've used AdBlock Plus on Firefox for years. It certainly gets rid of all the annoying pop-ups, etc. You'll like it.

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About three months ago, this program was making headlines all over the national news. I thought it was at the very least amusing and thought I would give it a try. When I installed the program, I didn't do all the setting up required. I tried to get rid of it today and upon attempting to uninstall it I got this message:

"The installation source for this product is not available. Verify that the source exists and you can access it."

It appears I need a file that would be in my temp files. I went to the website, www.socialmediasobrietytest.com to reinstall the software, and eventually got this message:

"Another version of this product is already installed. Installation of this version cannot continue. To configure or remove the existing version of this product, use Add/Remove Programs on the Control Panel."

So, now I'm stuck in a never-ending cycle. When a program does this, it usually gives me cause for concern, but everywhere I look I'm seeing that WebRoot designed the program and WebRoot makes anti-virus and anti-spyware software. There's no program with that title on www.webroot.com, however.

I've googled everything I can think of and I'm finding almost all of the media's coverage in Novemer and NOTHING about install/uninstall issues. Is this program malware/adware/spyware? How do I remove it? Is it ok to reinstall it and try it out? Thanks.

Windows 7. I may have installed it for IE or FireFox.
 

A:Social Media Sobriety Test

You could try Revo Uninstaller.
 

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Finding and addressing Twitter and Facebook threats requires a thorough understanding of how they're accomplished.

Social media threats are at an all-time high, ranging from account hijacking to impersonation attacks, scams, and new ways of distributing malware and executing phishing attacks. Sophisticated attacks target organizations of all sizes. For example, Microsoft was the victim of a series of social media hacks by nation-state threat actors. The attack campaign was extensive, affecting multiple Twitter accounts (principally Skype?s) and exposing corporate passwords and emails for dozens of Microsoft employees.

Because social media exists outside of the network perimeter, social media threats can manifest long before network perimeter and endpoint security detect malicious behavior. Detecting and mitigating these threats requires a thorough understanding of this new threat landscape. If we compare these tactics, techniques, and procedures to traditional network attack methods, we can draw some important contrasts.

Adversaries traditionally target a corporate network using two phases: reconnaissance and exploitation. Reconnaissance involves footprinting (for example, gathering information about an organization?s IP address and domains), scanning (identifying what systems are using what IPs), and enumeration (identifying the services and ports available on these target systems). When attackers use social media, their strategy is similar, but the methods of at... Read more

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista? Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 4300 @ 1.80GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3069 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 222 GB (139 GB Free); D: 9 GB (4 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0CT017
Antivirus: None

Censoring by FB, Twitter and Google creates the need alternatives. Has anyone any suggestions?

Txs
 

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I just changed my phone number. Now all my social media sites wont let me go into my sites. I don't know what to do. Is there away to change my profiles.
 

A:I changed phone numbers, now cant get into my social media .

Phone number shouldn't matter unless you are accessing via your phone. In which case, I didn't know the phone number was tied to the account. You will likely need to contact each site and ask if your profile can be updated (or check their FAQ / support page). Aside from that, create a new account.
 

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ESET technology now integrated directly into Facebook... so ESET Social Media Scanner for Facebook has now been discontinued
​ESET said:




Hello,

We just want to let you know about a change to ESET Social Media Scanner.

We?ve partnered with Facebook, which means that ESET?s award-winning technology is now integrated directly into the Facebook platform. Read more about it here »

As a result ? and after securing 73,441,194,563 links ? ESET Social Media Scanner is being discontinued as a stand-alone application for Facebook.

However, you can still enjoy full protection from ESET Social Media Scanner on Twitter, where you can use it to scan your timeline and lists automatically.

For even more scanning capability, why not try ESET Online Scanner to check and remove threats on your local drives? It?s effective, easy to use, and free.

Thanks
Your friends at ESETClick to expand...

For more information, go here: https://socialmediascanner.eset.com/#/profiles/eol

 

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This is something i wonder of curiousity, if your photo is somehow compromised (i know how rare it is but still), if you upload the photo to lets say facebook, if than you download that same photo and open it will you get infected? Does the social media sites (facebook and so on) scan somehow the photos you upload? Is anyone aware? 

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This is something i wonder of curiousity, if your photo is somehow compromised (i know how rare it is but still), if you upload the photo to lets say facebook, if than you download that same photo and open it will you get infected? Does the social media sites (facebook and so on) scan somehow the photos you upload? Is anyone aware? 

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I´m running a number of events this year and I am looking for a solution to project foursquare/twitter/facebook up on a large screen at the event so that users can see themselves on the screen. One of the obvious problems I envisage is that the page would need to refresh itself all the time.

The idea is that it drives a lot of social engagement but from a technical standpoint I have no clue how to do this or even where or what kind of forum I should be asking on.

Would anyone be able to point me in the right direction as to where I´m best to ask this question?
 

A:How can I project live social media onto a screen?

No big mystery, unless I'm missing something. Simply connect the PC to the screen/projector.
 

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Cyber crime has reached a new battlefield ? social media platforms. Just as companies seek new opportunities to reach their target audience, so do cyber criminals. According to Proofpoint?s recent Social Media Brand Fraud Report, 19% of the 4,840 social media accounts associated with ten top worldwide brands were fraudulent.

Identikit fraudulent social media accounts
Carefully crafted, bogus accounts can be difficult to distinguish from legitimate ones. They replicate the brand account as much as they can, mimicking the logo, look and feel, and even content. The only difference is in what they propose to the audience: customer service at odd times, discounts, free gifts, and deals that are too good to be true. As the report says, ?the only difference might be something as small as one character in the Twitter handle, such as @askmajorbank vs. @ask_majorbank?.

Although social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have implemented an account verification service ? the blue checkmark badge next to the account name ? cyber criminals have become even smarter and can replicate the badge in their background image to fool customers. However effective account verification is, it doesn?t extend to posts or tweets and fraudsters know this all too well.

The 7 different types of fraudulent accounts
The research identified 7 different types of bogus accounts:
Phishing accounts
These bogus accounts are replicas of official brand products and customer suppor... Read more

A:7 types of social media account fraud

SpartacusSystem said:





Pornography
Pornographers exploit brands? popularity (based on number of followers) to distribute adult content and damage brand image and customer retention.Click to expand...

Wait, you mean the Dairy Queen account I follow isn't legit!?
 

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This is a thread I wanted to make for quite some time... namely since 2011 when the whole SOPA / PIPA / ACTA / CISPA madness started, as part of a massive plan to censor the internet. Like many others, I've been interested in a way to create a framework that would allow people to post what they want, without either an ISP being able to censor them nor the government being able to knock at a specific door and arrest someone for what they're hosting.
 
Most attempts to make this dream come true have been at networking level. Mesh networking in routers is an example of it being done through hardware, while TOR is an example of an attempt through software on existing devices. But all of these methods are either slow, unreliable, or unavailable for most people. So before this breakthrough happens, and people can create an internet that doesn't require ISP's and where your traffic can't be spied on, I've been thinking about different kind of platform. I'm a below average programmer, so I can't say I have the knowledge to do it alone... or maybe someone else attempted my idea already. In either case, I wanted to post about it and hear what people think, if this would ever be a viable project:
 
- The idea and functionality:
 
My idea is creating a full media platform, on which you can post text / video / music / pictures / web games, which could be used as either a blog or forum or journal or art site. In appearance it would be like most websites that accept submissio... Read more

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Sorry if this is the wrong location to be posting this subject. I couldn't decide whether it should have been this or a networking subcategory. 
*please feel free to move if need be*
So, I have a new client. They want me to set up some kind of blocking tool or parental controls that block access to certain sites.
Facebook, twitter, youtube, and instagram basically.
I have done about 10 minutes of research because I'm very busy today but I haven't found really what I am looking for.
All the users log into the Domain on Win 7 Pro.
Please, any advice, as always is greatly appreciated!
-Jerry

A:Blocking social media sites for Office staff?

Hi jerrymck This could be easily done via the hosts file (implying the users don't have Admin Rights to edit it back), but the easiest way would be to obviously block these websites at a router level. Do they have a firewall, proxy, etc.?

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Google Chrome has some tricks... Facebook and other social sites may offer alerts through Chrome web-browser, I wonder how to get to the settings page of those.

What should I input into address bar to get to it? ...this method.
 

A:Google Chrome social media sites alerts, getting to it

You want the notifications areas follow the steps below:
Settings > Show advanced settings > Privacy > Content settings?. Find Notifications, and choose from Allow all sites to show notifications, Ask when a site wants to show notifications or Do not allow any site to show notifications,
 

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Easy Tips on Cyber Security and Use of Social Media This Summer:

Summer is in swing.

This is the time of the year when the majority of employees take time off work, due to child-care (with schools being closed) and wanting to spending time recharging their batteries.

Social media and cyber security play a big role in the summer. On a daily basis, and particularly when we travel, we are all guilty of sharing personal photographs, pictures of our families and kids on our social media accounts. With publicly showing our meals out or just picnics in the park, everybody can see where we go, how long for and when we are back home.

Cyber security is an issue that is becoming predominant both in our business and home life. That?s why we all need to educate ourselves in looking after our own online privacy, in order to reduce potential risks, such as burglaries for example.

Our public Twitter accounts can be merciless if a savvy criminal is planning to act.

Advertising your vacation plans on social media seems like a sharing-fun thing to do; however, digital footprints are all clues available to anyone who is trying to find out about us. We?re all guilty of Googling our names, so yes, potential criminals can track down your address this way.

They can track you down by checking your other social media accounts for clues. They can easily identify where you live. Did you know that insurance claims may not be granted if you have a public display of your whereabouts on social me... Read more

A:Tips on Cyber Security & Using Social Media This Summer

Always browse using incognito then keep eye on your accounts for possible compromise activities.

Until now, I saw few people fall on classy traps which automatically spam the posts.
 

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Social media security:
Avoiding the phishing threats from Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

Social media may not be everyone?s cup of tea, but it is getting harder and harder to ignore for organisations ? especially from a cyber security perspective.

A range of recent research has highlighted the increasing dangers that organisations face from employees? social media usage.

One thing that stands out in the research is how little ?due diligence?, in the words of Raj Samani, CTO EMEA at Intel Security, is done when connecting with other accounts.

Intel Security?s research found that 24 percent of the 2000 UK-based respondents had connected with someone they did not know on LinkedIn.

69 percent of respondents had never wondered if someone was not whom they said they were on LinkedIn.

Research conducted by OnePulse for RiskIQ found that only 53 percent of people check for the verified badge when engaging with a retail brand.

Only 42 percent of people checked the brand?s other social media posts, 40 percent checked the brand?s replied to other people?s Tweets or posts. 31 percent checked the Twitter handle or Facebook URL while 24 percent checked the brand?s number of followers or likes.

These are concerning figures as it is easier than ever to set up a fake social media account.

A ProofPoint report revealed a huge number of fraudulent social media accounts and apps associated with the Olympics. 15 percent of Olympics-related social media accounts were fr... Read more

A:Social media security: Avoiding the phishing threats

Great read, thanks Logethica




Logethica said:





Intel Security?s research found that 24 percent of the 2000 UK-based respondents had connected with someone they did not know on LinkedIn.

69 percent of respondents had never wondered if someone was not whom they said they were on LinkedIn.

Research conducted by OnePulse for RiskIQ found that only 53 percent of people check for the verified badge when engaging with a retail brand.

Only 42 percent of people checked the brand?s other social media posts, 40 percent checked the brand?s replied to other people?s Tweets or posts. 31 percent checked the Twitter handle or Facebook URL while 24 percent checked the brand?s number of followers or likes.Click to expand...

Most social Media is bad enough with security, you add user habits like this and your asking for trouble.
Thanks again buddy.
PeAcE
 

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Hi everyone.

More and more these days we see a vertical bar at the left side of web pages with social media links. I believe they are called CSS Social Media Sidebars. They usually cover up what your trying to read. They really annoy me and I was wondering if there is a way to automatically stop them loading with webpages.

I know that you can use Ad Block Plus to remove some but that doesn't always work and it's not automatic.

Any ideas?

Many thanks in advance.

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I added in yahoo mail signature 3 social media icons, one NEXT to each other, as shown here https://goo.gl/fFBtn5. But the icons come one BELOW each other: https://goo.gl/GzhQpZ


Any suggestions on how I can fix this bug or who should I contact at yahoo to fix it?

Thank you,

Hopper

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The United States Department of State wants to make it mandatory for all foreigners to provide social media details when applying for a visa to enter the US.

US authorities want to modify three visa application forms. The changes made to the three forms would make it mandatory for all visa applicants ?immigrant and non-immigrant? to provide all social media handles used in the last five years.

Diplomatic visas will be exempt from this new rule and some applicants might be asked to provide a list of emails and phone numbers used in the past five years, for additional vetting purposes.

The Department of State has not detailed the list of social media platforms for which it intends to collect account names but said the forms would include an optional section where applicants can enter usernames for online platforms not included in the main list.

Nearly 15 million visa applicants affected
The State Department is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to modify three US visa forms ?DS-156, DS-160, and DS-260.

These are visa forms that immigrant and non-immigrant visa applicants must fill in and submit before being allowed to enter the US. US officials estimate 710,000 immigrant seekers and 14 million non-immigrant visa applicants will be affected.
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A:US Wants to Make Social Media Data Collection Mandatory for All Visa Applicants

They could just ask Facebook for all info.
 

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Does anyone know if Search Engines can crawl and index social media profile pages that are set to private (set to where only "friends" of that person are able to access the page)? The best analogy I can give is back in the Myspace era when users had the option to set their pages to private, and anyone who wasn't a 'friend' of that person and tried to access their profile would just get a blank screen that just said "This profile is set to private. You are not authorized to view this page," or something to that effect. I was just wondering if Search Engine crawler bots get this same sort of page when they try to access private profiles, or if somehow they are able to get past these blocks and thus crawl & index social media pages that are supposedly private. I have been searching all over the net trying to find an answer to this question but haven't been able to find anything.  

A:Can search engines crawl & index social media profiles set to private?

Probably not but I bet there are products that will do that for a price. 

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I added in yahoo mail signature 3 social media icons, one NEXT to each other, as shown here https://goo.gl/fFBtn5. But the icons come one BELOW each other: https://goo.gl/GzhQpZ


Any suggestions on how I can fix this bug or who should I contact at yahoo to fix it?

Thank you,

Hopper

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Please can anyone help me clear my laptop of whatever has hijacked it. It blue screens on me and will only access the internet with add ons disabled. It completely locked me out at first but used malware removal and found yura 94.exe I have tried using several malware removal tools since but think I need to leave it to you experts as it really seems to be in a mess and i can't fix it !!!!
Thank You in anticipation.
Here is the HJT log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 16:31:12, on 27/09/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
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\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\admServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\NCH Software\Fling\fling.exe
C:\Program Files\Kontiki\KService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lxdicoms.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
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Here is teh log, I think I have a redirect virus, it seems like every uyahoo or google search I do the links take me to random places, I also cannot access my virus scanner or its update. Also teh computer is running very slow. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:40:28 AM, on 4/22/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:E:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeE:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeE:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeE:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeE:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeE:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeE:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeE:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeE:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exeE:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeE:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\PcCtlCom.exeE:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exeE:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeE:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\TmPfw.exeE:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\tmproxy.exeE:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\PcScnSrv.exeE:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEE:\Program Files\HP\ToolBoxFX\bin\HPTLBXFX.exeE:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeE:\Program Files\Sharp\Shar... Read more

A:Hijackthis log I have a redirecting virus that wont allow virus scanners or internet explorer to work

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe 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.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the resul... Read more

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hello i was wondering if i can get help with my situation it has been frustrating me this whole time because there is a redirecting virus that is on my computer that i cannot seem to get rid of even with tdsskiller and following the tutorial. it seems like every five minutes i am getting a windows 7 internet security 2012 virus and if its not that then once a day i get a system fix virus which blackens my screen and hides everything so i was wondering if anyone can help with my predicament. thank you.Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:redirecting virus combined with windows 7 internet security and system fix virus

Take a look here: Remove Win 7 Internet Security 2012 (Uninstall Guide)

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Hello Bleepingcomputer! I am a long time user of PCHelpForum that has been reffered to this forum as a better alternative and I decided to check it out. There is definitely something funky going on with my computer, as I recieve virus infection pop ups occasionally, my computer will randomly say it has encountered an issue and needs to restart, and has had internet connectivity issues. I used to frequently use HijackThis! logs as a means of analysis, but it seems that this FRST application has taken over that niche. Please let me know what additional information you may need for your analysis. If there are any unneccessary files or programs installed that may be an issue as well, please let me know, as I am trying to do as much of a deep clean as possible. Thank you in advance for taking time to check out these problems.
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 27-07-2016
Ran by Stellakinetic (administrator) on BLUEBALLOON (01-08-2016 10:32:31)
Running from C:\Users\Christian\Documents\AntiVirus
Loaded Profiles: Stellakinetic &  (Available Profiles: Stellakinetic)
Platform: Windows 8.1 (Update) (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
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A:Virus analysis and removal. Random virus pop-ups and internet connectivity issue

Thank you for deleting the extra copy of this post. Once I hit post, my internet connection was lost and it must have double posted when I reconnected. Also, it may be worth noting that normally when I run antivirus software, there is generally a little bit of malware or spyware that is found, but recently when I run a multitude of different scan programs absolutely nothing shows up. Either my computer is squeaky clean after nearly 6 months without scans, or something is blocking/hiding from the scanners. It seems to be the latter, as I have mentioned that I am having issues with my laptop shutting down intermittently, virus warning popups, and internet connectivity issues stemming from something altering my connection preferences.

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My Vostro 1500 laptop (Windows XP) has been infected with that virus, and I don't know exactly what to do. Most of the tutorial videos on YouTube about getting rid of the virus are for Windows 7 and don't help at all. I have been able to go into safemode, but have found no good instruction on what to do next. The other thing is, I seem to have the splash screen that is a bit different than others I have seen on-line. It reads in part,"Threat of Prosecution Reminder". How do I disable and delete the virus?Thank you so much in advance...*Moderator Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Queen-Evie* 

A:Internet Crimes Complaint Center Virus (or FBI Moneypak Virus)

I suppose I will just try and follow the guide 'Remove the FBI MoneyPak Ransomware or the Reveton Trojan'. The splash screen for the virus looks a bit different than seen in the guide, which is why I am a bit hesitant, but it will hopefully still work..?

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How do i get rid of this virus (or any other virus that may be causing problems on my computer)? About 2-3 weeks ago, I keep receiving the message "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage." I scanned my computer using Microsoft Security Essentials to see if there was a virus and found out that there was one by the name of win32/sirefef. I also needed to update Microsoft Security Essentials, but when i tried to do that, the update couldn't complete because I "wasn't connected to the Internet." I'm sure I'm connected because I'm sharing the connection with another computer and it works fine.

I went to Microsoft's article "prevent and remove viruses and other malware" (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/129972/en-us) and followed the steps. One of the steps was to reset the Internet Proxy settings in order for me to download/install things that I needed, and so I manually reset it myself (since I couldn't run the "fix it for me program"). After I did this, the message still pops up. What can I do now? Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance!

The infected computer is a Windows XP, and I'm currently using another PC since the infected computer cannot access the Internet.

A:Internet Explorer not responding due to win32/sirefef virus (or another possible virus)??

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) DownloadFSS Checkmark all the boxesClick on "Scan".Please copy and paste the log to your reply.

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So I've been saving up for a new computer for ages and, has befits my luck, I now have and within two months there's a problem. Obviously, I really want help with this and this is the best place to go after being shunned by PC World imo. Anyway, on with some details.

Computer: Sony VAIO
Stuff it has: 6GB Hardrive (I think), 2GB separate memory card thing, i5 Processor. Can't remember anything else
Operator: Windows 8
Browser: Internet Explorer, fairly sure it'll be the latest one, so that's 10
Security: Norton 360 (again, a fairly new version I think).

So, the problem started gradually. A couple of weeks ago, I started having the odd problem with internet explorer. I'd load up a page and an error message (can't remember exact wording) would come up saying can't access site blah blah. No problem. Hit F5 to refresh. There's the website, as usual. The problem gradually got worse with this occuring more frequently and a more worrying version occuring too: I'd load up IE and be faced with a white screen. Completely blank. No error messages or anything like that. Again, not much of a problem. Close it down, occassionally have to wait a but, and then re-load.

Now obviously these problems were really rather annoying so I looked to download another browser. I'd been reliably informed that Firefox was a no-go since it was full of cookies and lots of data that clogged up the system, so I ruled that out (something I kinda regret now). I do... Read more

A:Clever Virus? - Internet, Virus Scans and Restarts Disabled!

Hello, I would like to do these.MiniToolBoxPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Please Download TDSSkiller Launch it. Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file system Click on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan results.I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScanHold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.Click the button.For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.Double click on the
icon on your desktop.Check "YES, I accept the Terms of Use."Click the Start button.Accept any security warnings from your browser.Under scan settings, check "Scan Archives" and "Remove found threats" Click Advanced settings and select the following:Scan potentially unwanted app... Read more

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I worked with Broni all day today and he was extremely generous with his time. My problems started about 10 days ago when I found the Vista 2012 Security virus on my machine. My AV quarantined the viruses but I had no internet. I ran the various fixes including Rkill and Combo-Fix and got my internet back a few days later. It was fine all week and then yesterday it went down again. Broni helped me through the following thread:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic441308.html/page__st__15
He helped me get my internet back and my system seemed to be running better than ever tonight. Then, after running the Mini Tool Box and aswMBR tools, the computer restarted and couldn't. It asked me if I wanted to go to a restore point and repair which I selected Yes to. It restarted, slowly, and I found that my firewall was disabled, my MBAL was corrupt or missing and my Avira Anti-Virus was shot as well. Scary.

Broni then told me to follow these instructions here:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic34773.html
I have begun to do that and will post the logs associated with the steps. I really appreciate anyone that can help me.

A:Please HELP me... Virus has knocked out firewall, Anti-Virus, MBAM and internet!

DDS Log:

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6002.18005 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_26
Run by Todd at 22:52:16 on 2012-02-04
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2036.1314 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exe
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Operating system: Windows XP My friend is having serious problems with his computer. At first his computer all at once his computer started posting these messages that his computer needed to update his security or that his anti spyware was out of date (sorry he can?t recall anything out of the ordinary that he was doing to start this). Later his computer went into a restart cycle showing at first the blue screen of death for a couple of seconds then going blank it then restarting it goes up until his profile Icon appears and then it restarts again. In a flurry I said "Maybe its Internet driven. Take out your Ethernet!" ? and sure enough the cycle stopped however the messages or the alerts that he needed to buy this or that in order to free his computer of a virus were still going around. There are four messages that pop up 1 From the toolbar (from the Icon which opens to the security Center Your computer might be at risk Your anti virus software might be out of date Click this balloon to fix this problem (I realize this might be normal as his antivirus software probably is out of date)2 From the toolbar Updates are ready to install on your computer Click here to install these updates (Again normal looking ? however the computer is not connected to the internet so where would it get the update FROM?)3 Symantec Anti virus ? A rectangle with yellow background pops up from the tool bar Auto Protect is Disabled 4 was a Windows security Alert which popped up as it... Read more

A:Internet Driven Restart Cycle Virus [side Issue: Smitfraud (or Like Problem) -- Trusted Anti Virus]

Actually it is most likely that Smitfraudfix did fix the bad/fake pop-up seeing as # 4 on my list of popups is not showing up any more (the other three -more normal looking ones- still are showing up). So any suggestions for the restart cycle that is going on from the log?

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I just had the internet security virus show up and removed most of it with Malwarebytes, but am unsure if I got it all. I am also having problems with my internet searches being redirected to malicious sites.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:22:01 AM, on 3/1/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AMSP\coreServiceShell.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\UniClient\UiFrmWrk\uiWatchDog.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AMSP\coreFrameworkHost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\UniClient\UiFrmWrk\uiSeAgnt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell4me.com/myway
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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A:internet security virus and redirect virus problems

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My computer is a very old, very ?full? one running Windows XP Home Edition version 5.1.2600 with Service Pack 2.0. About 6 months ago, my computer quit working, and I had a new hard drive put in, but the technician partitioned it. I am very computer illiterate, so I?ve just been managing with the part of the hard drive that had my files on it so my Drive C has an error message of ?Low Disk Space? flashing on the lower right of my desktop. I also have a 1 TB Maxtor External Hard Drive which we just got a couple of months ago. We attempted to back up my computer to the external hard drive right after we got it, but I?m not sure we did it successfully.I believe I have a virus, but I don't know what it is on my home computer. Several weeks ago, my home computer was attacked repeatedly, but NIS 2009 blocked it over & over again. However, a virus was detected and removed later that day. Also, a week or so later, my son downloaded some stuff from the Internet.My computer began acting up & I couldn't access the Internet. These are the steps I?ve attempted so far:I restarted the computer several times with no change.I attempted to use System Restore, but the computer wouldn?t reset to any of the dates I tried.I attempted to uninstall & then reinstall NIS 2009. I got the following message at one point: The file ?Sym\M.sys? on Symantec Network Driver Disk is needed. Type the path where the file is located, and then click OK. Copy files from: Files\Norto... Read more

A:Can't access Internet, virus protection disabled, think I have a virus

Hi scouter and welcome to BC We are going to have to download files and transfer them to the infected computer. Let's start with malwarebytes. You will have to tranfer it and its updates and then install them on the infected machine. Also. rename the .exe installer file to qwerty.com. Install the program and then add the updates. Here is the procedure...The process of cleaning your computer may require temporarily disabliling some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.I... Read more

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