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An Introduction to Malware - CERT-UK

Q: An Introduction to Malware - CERT-UK

An Introduction to Malware by CERT-UK:


An excellent, easily understood guide that covers the bare essentials of malware types - such as trojans, rasomware, phishing, keyloggers, rootkits, etc.

First rate infos.

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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.

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Hi everyone,I found this forum because I was looking for a solution to a nasty virus/malware, (Antivrus XP Pro). http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/200003/antivirus-xp-pro-2009-com/ I used Combofix as suggested, but my icons on my laptop have disappeared! Any suggestions?Thanks

A:Introduction & a Malware problem

Hello and welcome, please be advised of the Blue print at the top of this page...Let's do one more scanNext run MBAM:Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.32) and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2If you have a previous version of MBAM, remove it via Add/Remove Programs and download a fresh copy.Make 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. Alternatively, you can update through MBAM's interface from a clean computer, copy the definitions (rules.ref) located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from that system to a usb stick or CD and then copy it to the infected machine.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan... Read more

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Q: A+ cert

Hey, im just wondering if ne one knows the answer to this:
(since there are 2 parts to A+ cert.)
I took the old core hardware A+ test, 220-301, last summer, and i have school so i didnt take the other one. Now i want to take it the other half (OS), but there are new A+ tests now, so im wondering if i take the old OS test i still get the cert? Or is it useless? Or do i need to write both new ones?

A:A+ cert

Likely yes. Ask them. It all depends on whether they gave you a time frame by which you had to take the second test?
How much did you spend for the test taken? Did you pass well with a good score?

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Q: cert's

will there be certification on win xp?


the exams for win2k and XP will be interchangeable, from what i've heard. and so far, there won't be a required upgrade for current mcse's (for windows 2000)

you should check out http://www.microsoft.com/train_cert for more info...


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Is anyone certified here??

Am working on and wanting to take the test on the last week of December.

I am watching professor messer vids.
Has any one tried test king?

Am getting the cram exam book next month.

A:getting N+ cert.

I am Network+ certified circa 2006. Anything you are looking for?

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We have a working DA environment using a single server, we are planning to go NLB  and Multisite but MS advises not to use a self signed cert for NLS which we currently do use.
I have created a Web server cert for our NLS server following the below issued by our internal CA

I add the NLS cert on our DA server, click next and then go to apply the DA settings.
When I do this it says DNS name does not exist. I can create this manually before adding the cert but it gets removed. If I tick use self-signed cert the DNS name gets created automatically.
I can't understand what I'm doing wrong and why DA will not accept our CA issued NLS cert

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I'm currently in 60-780 Operating Systems class and we will be taking the Windows 7 Cert this October. Is there any advice to prepare myself for it other than study? Any links to something I should check out would be helpful. I'm new here so thanks for the help guys!

A:Windows 7 Cert.

Give this ago

Its really helpful

Microsoft Virtual Academy ? Free IT Training, Online Learning of Microsoft Technologies

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Hey all,

We've just set up a Cisco 3000 series VPN on our network, and are using an internal server here as the certificate server for the VPN clients.

Just one problem. I'm still fairly new to doing new things on Windows 2000.

So I've been going through Microslop's site trying to figure out exactly how to set up the certificate server here. But I haven't found anything which explains everything, or if I need to install something, (besdies Cisco's VPN client) on the client computers.

I've created a couple keys through Certificate Server, but have no idea how to go about using them, or how to view the keys like in NT, like;
You know, that big encrypted key.
So if anyone knows a quick explanation of this, or where to find a description of what I need to do, I will be forever indebted to you.

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I recently read that a Netherlands CA, DigiNotar, had been hacked so updates are coming out to remove it from the CA list but that it should mostly affect Iran. So today I got an error message trying to access my bank (neither it nor I have any connection with Iran). The error message said "Peer's certificate has been revoked".

It seems too much of a coincidence for this to be unrelated so my question is whether the problem is wider-spread than the article said, or did one of the updates revoke a wider range of certificates than was needed, or did I just get unlucky?

Does anybody know what's going on with this problem? Thanks.

A:Revoked cert problem

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Dear all,
ATA cert in lightgateway DC or gateway are going to be expired. how can I update the cert?

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Our Nessus vulnerability scanner has been flagging our computers with the following vulnerability: SSL Certificate Signed Using Weak Hashing Algorithm

Basically what it's telling us is that we need to upgrade the local Remote Desktop Certificate from SHA1 to SHA2.

These certificates are self-signed and self-generated by the local machine. If you look at the certificate you'll see that theIssued to: and Issued by: fields show the name of the local machine.

The question is: how do these auto-generated, self-signed certificates, which are currently SHA1, get upgraded to SHA2? Remember, these are not created by the local Enterprise CA, they're auto-generated by the local machine itself for Microsoft-branded software such as AD and RDC.

Looking for ideas/suggestions on how to do this.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 740 @ 1.73GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 4084 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M, 1536 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 463819 MB, Free - 373230 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Qosmio X505-Q894
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

I keep getting a popup message about redirecting to a website that does not have a valid certificate, do i still want to proceed. This happens even when there is nothing else open on my computer. My computer had blue screened twice, done a check disk for errors spontaneously and can't successfully restore a previous windows restore point... although i think the windows restore issue is not related. I've had that issue since I bought the computer and even when it was put in for warranty for the issue it still couldn't update windows when they gave it back to me >.< I've backed up all my data. Thanks in advance for the assistance!

A:Go Daddy cert not valid.

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I have lost an ATA environment previously (late last year) because i did not deal with the expiring self-signed cert.  How do i tell if my recently built ATA environment is going to suffer the same fate?  Is there a quick check i can do to see
when the cert expires?

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I am intrested in taking the A+ certification exams. I have no formal training in these areas. I have been an I.S. manager for 7 years but would like to pursue the cert. for personal gratification.
Can someone give me names of the best documentation for both hardware and software exams and any other advice that might be helpful.
thanks, Geno

A:Advice please, best book for A+ cert

The best books I found for studying for exams are by coriolis.


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Getting an invalid security cert. warning on chase.com. over the last 3 days on a home computer but not on other work computers at a different location. ?

A:invalid security cert

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has anyone taken this?

A:How hard is the N+ cert test?

your book and transceder together is what i would use. dont bother too much with the vce

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I installed ATA with the self signed certs as i was having trouble getting it to work.  Now that I have it working i want to put a real cert on the management site.  What is needed to complete this?  

Do i simply go to iis and change the cert?  
Do i also need to change it in the configuration page where it references it by ip address?
When i do that, do i need to redeploy / update the gateways?  

I am on 1.6 as of an hour ago.  Please reference the version number you are familiar with in your responses.  I would imagine that they are the similar if not identical but i want to be sure we are on the same page.  

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Hey guys,

I have a few questions about how Windows 7 handles checking the internet for new certs and CRL's. We are looking to run Windows 7 Embedded in an offline configuration that still relies on creating a secure SSL negotiation with an in-house web application.
We're exploring options such as opening the our network's firewall to allow outbound access to GoDaddy\Microsoft CRL's and Microsoft's cert repository that it can get new Trusted Root certs from

1. When and how often does Windows check for new root certificates?
2. When and how often does Windows check the CRL's for cert revocations?
3. What websites does Windows look at for Microsoft's CRL and cert repository?


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TCP and IP option leak.

If you, or any Cisco routers that you know of that directly face the Internet / do something silly like allow unACL'd web admin access, please upgrade IOS.

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I'm getting an error msg on my own website after installing my Verisign SSL Seal. Certificate itself works fine, but the seal (click here to verify) is giving errors on one IE browser and not another.

Can you guys please help me by telling me if you see an error msg displayed on the IE information bar when you visit my page:


I'm getting an error with my new Verisign SSL cert on my computer at work but not at the one at home. Using IE on both computers, same version, v. 7.0. I don't get this error on FireFox on either computer.

The error I get is:

To help protect your security, IE has blocked this website from displaying content with security certificate errors.

I don't understand why it's showing up on my work computer and I'm hoping it's not showing up on other people's computers.

I would love it if I got a lot more computers checking to see if they get the same error.

Please help!

Thank you,

A:Verisign SSL Cert Error on IE?

I did not try the link but I will offer a few words of advice though.

You do not want to go into any restricted sites at work and should wait till ya get home but if you cannot do that then here ya go.

Open IE7

Click Tools
Click Internet Options
Click the Security tab
Click the Internet icon
Click Custom level
Locate Display mixed content
Click the radio button next to Enable (the default setting is 'was Prompt'
Click OK to save your changes

Have fun!

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Do i need a certificate server to deploy EAP-TLS to laptops? We have a godaddy certficate that we purchased for our wireless network and i'm wondering if i can use that? I can push out the certificate via GPO, right? My main question is do i need to install
an CA server because we need to generate a client certificate. We are using NPS and cisco wireless controller. EAP-PEAP works, but my company wants to move to EAP-TLS.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.  

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Hello All,

I just found out the the self signed cert I was using on the center machine has expired. I figured no big deal I will change out the cert and everything will be fine. I tried to go to the web page to login to ATA and found not page available. I notice the
service was not running on the center machine. I tried to start the service and the service will not start. I found the following error in the error logs:

2018-02-12 17:58:17.7830 1948 5   00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000 Error [SecretManager] Microsoft.Tri.Infrastructure.ExtendedException: Certificate is invalid [CertificateThumbprint=C2C1B90EE5CFDBFB6F2A0352EC88864029740A25]
   at Microsoft.Tri.Infrastructure.Framework.SecretManager.UpdateMutableConfiguration(SecretManagerConfiguration configuration)
   at Microsoft.Tri.Infrastructure.ActionExtension.<>c__DisplayClass1_0`1.<ToAsync>b__0(TItem _)
   at Microsoft.Tri.Infrastructure.Framework.ConfigurationManager`2.<>c__DisplayClass17_0`1.<<RegisterConfigurationAsync>b__0>d.MoveNext()
--- End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown ---
   at System.Runtime.ExceptionServices.ExceptionDispatchInfo.Throw()
   at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task)
   at Microsoft.Tri.Infrastructure.Framework.ConfigurationManager`2.<RegisterConfigurationAsync>d__19.MoveNext()
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Dell latitude d630 with smart card reader.
I want to use a smart card for authentication without a CA.
I kind of wonder if I can use any smart card of my choice (gas, groceries, credit) as an authentication device.
Can WinXp read the card, confirm my request to use it, and drive on?
Again, I want to use a self cert, or un-cert, card, a one-off card, as auth for my laptop.
Any suggestions?

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Chrome decided to change the way they handle SSL certs and apparently the common name is no longer enough to pass validation.  So i am scrambling to change all of our SSL certs that we issue from our CA.  Because of this I have to update the ATA
web interface cert.  

When i go to the ATA console and select my new cert, my gateways sync up and when i try to activate it, it says activation failed.  I saw in another post to check a log file and here is my result.  Can anyone give me any info on what is going on

2017-04-30 03:13:45.7643 3052 393 d6bb349f-57b7-490b-841d-d9cd8b2039ae Error [CryptographicException] System.Security.Cryptography.CryptographicException: Bad Key.

   at System.Security.Cryptography.CryptographicException.ThrowCryptographicException(Int32 hr)
   at System.Security.Cryptography.RSACryptoServiceProvider.DecryptKey(SafeKeyHandle pKeyContext, Byte[] pbEncryptedKey, Int32 cbEncryptedKey, Boolean fOAEP, ObjectHandleOnStack ohRetDecryptedKey)
   at System.Security.Cryptography.RSACryptoServiceProvider.Decrypt(Byte[] rgb, Boolean fOAEP)
   at Microsoft.Tri.Infrastructure.Utils.SecurityProvider.ReencryptAsymmetric(Byte[] encryptedData, X509Certificate2 sourceCertificate, X509Certificate2 destinationCertificate)
   at Microsoft.Tri.Center.Management.Controllers.SystemProfileController.<UpdateGatewayConfigurationsAsync>d__16.MoveNext()
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Good Day to all. I hope you are fine and doing well.

I need your help about the Establishing the CERT/CSIRT

I am in phase of planning the CERT Process and Team. I will appreciate if you can help me for the following questions:

1. What Scope the CERT should have ideally it should address the incidents related to the information security i.e. Confidentiality/Integrity/Availability, but what will be the role of CERT in case of Physical Security Breach or Theft of Critical Hardware?

2. Should CSIRT also come in action in case of any IT Security Policy violation for example Pornography although it does not hit the three pillars of the IT Security CIA but it is against the company policy so who is going to take care of such policy violation?

3. How can I define the categorize incidents levels should I do it at high level for example DoS Attack, Hacking, Virus and Malicious Program and Unauthorized Access to Information or I should be more specific and define each incident in detail.

A:Establishing Scope of CERT/CSIRT

2. Considering that porn sites are known to install malware, I think CSIRT should come and do a scan. If nothing malicious is found, the team could at least wag a finger at the user. But, porn surfing can also be taken care of with a content filter at the gate.

3. Are you trying to assign priority to incident response? What do you want to use the levels for?

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Whenever I try to play certain games on my Compaq 5420 d/top w/ Win. XP, about 5 to 10 mins. into the game, the keyboard locks up & the "half-moon" hibernation light comes on on the keyboard, however the rest of the computer & the game running continue to run fine, with both mouse or gamepad continuing to function normally.
This problem only seems to happen with Tomb raider 3 & Dungeon keeper 2 as well as Blaxun contact 4.4 ( a client prog. for the "Cybertown" 3d chat site).

A:Keyboard goes to sleep in cert. games

Just a few suggestions...

Try turning off all power saving features...

If that is a no go try uninstalling the games and reinstalling them under the compatibility mode Right click on the Setup.exe goto properties - the compatibility mode tab and check the box for run under compatibility mode and select the OS the game was designed for...

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I hope this is the place for this post... I've been thinking of getting A+ Certified. I also heard in Dec. or Jan. they will take out the DOS stuff and put in Windows 2000. I know both, but would one Cert. be better than the other - or is there an advantage to getting it now or waiting?




A:A+ Cert. - Get it now or wait for Win2K stuff???

Now or never. I too had this question in mind, but have settled for doing it asap.

BTW, DOS/WIN 95/98 are still quite wide spread.

After A+ try going for Network+, CCNA and MCP

Best wishes

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Hi there. I'm doing a quick post now to say hello and intro myself. I will be back with some specific questions about privacy and security with Win XP. I'm a "used to be" computer geek-type stay at home mom who sort of fell "out of the loop" a few years ago when I met and married an even geekier guy who knows much more and was able to solve any problems or questions for me. As a result I pretty much got lazy and have let him deal with all our home computer stuff. (He does this stuff for a living and is a mod on another tech site.)

Anyhow, I have a few issues with personal privacy online and within XP that I will post questions on later, I am really busy with a one year old and a newborn baby so I don't get a lot of time to get online but I am going to make time for this. I hope my questions don't seem silly or too uniformed. Like I said, I've been pretty busy with other stuff for the past few years and feel a bit out of touch.

So I will be around again later, probably when nap time rolls around. YAY for naptime!!!



[tsg=welcome] Welcome to TSG! [/tsg]

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Was directed to your pages and board after posting a query in another computer help fourm - PC911

Someone's advise was to use hijackthis and then seek help from the "friendly folks" at bleeping computer. So here I am.

I don't even know if I have a problem, I'm just very suspicious.

Like what I've seen so far. Will have a look at some of your tutorials, boards etc. and them maybe will be back.



Hi okfrank and welcome to the BC forums. We need a complete HijackThis (HJT) log file to be able to analyze what is happening on your computer. If you do not have a copy of HijackThis or do not have the latest version (1.99.1) then download it from here: HijackThis_sfx.exe Double-click on the file you just downloaded and click on the UnZip button to install the program. It will be installed to the C:\Program Files\HijackThis\ folder by default.Start HijackThis and click the Do a system scan and save a log button to perform a scan and create a log file. When the scan is complete, Notepad will open up with the log file in it. While in Notepad, press Ctrl-A to select all text and then Ctrl-C to copy the text to the clipboard.POST the log in this thread using the Add Reply button. Click in the data-entry window and press Ctrl-V to paste the log into the window. Add any other comments which you believe might be helpful in our analysis. and click the Add Reply button.I will review your log when it comes in.DO NOT MAKE ANY CHANGES OR CLICK "FIX CHECKED" UNTIL I CHECK THE LOG, AS SOME OF THE FILES ARE LEGIT AND VITAL TO THE FUNCTION OF YOUR COMPUTEROT

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hi everybody thanks for the mods to let me join in at this time great forum keep it good.

question can i log in with a different username i think i have made a mistake on username.


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I would like to introduce myself to these forums. I am a 13 year old (Please don't make fun of my age) windows 7 user. I am pretty good at using my computer and my dad calls me a "computer wiz" I am here to help people with their computer related problems and have chats about computers and windows based things. I am glad to be on these forums. :)


Hello Markmental

Can you tell me how to activate Winders 8 ?

It looks like a really neat OS !

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Hello Everyone,
I am new to this and have to admit I understand nothing about a computer except turn it on, click on what I want and it pops up. So, imagine my surprise when I went to enter info into my quick books and saw the SecurityTool warning. Following my first mind (thank goodness) I didn't input my credit card information. I googled the name of the product and found the 'bleepingcomputers.com site to be the most informative. I want to know if the information in the Remove Security Tool (Uninstall Guide) the best way to go with this issue? I just read a post and there seems to be a pretty confident group of people here...can you please help?


Hi cocotoo,Yes, the guide that can be found on the BleepingComputer site removes the SecurityTool virus, If you follow the instructions and then post all the logs here, I am sure an advisor will be able to assist you in further steps.Follow this guide, post all logs and be ready for an Advisor!

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Hello everyone


Hey Stigab...Welcome to Techspot

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Hello Everyone,
I am new here in this forum.

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My son who was my computer genius and built and maintained everything on our computers passed away a couple of years a go and now I am left trying to figure out everything. My other son who lives in a different state told me to go here and stop buying spyware. So I've run the combofix, but now need help on what to do next. please:)


Hello there, and to BleepingComputer.

I am moving this topic to the Am I Infected forum.

First of all, I would like to know what problems you are having with your computer.

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Boosh, I can't believe this is happening to me. I have not gotten a SERIOUS virus like this.. For at least three years. God damn. I downloaded finallyfast, some bleep, and it downloaded the well known Asentive malware. This will probably save you some time?See, avast found some .DLL viruses.. Like. bulawasi.dllkidodize.dllyosineku.dllI tried to delete, I restarted, I looked for them, still.. Nothing. So I just moved them to my virus chest, but now at startup it spams. " Bulawasi.dll was not found. " Then the others, untill I turn on Avast. :/ I hate avast, I only got it for this one little problem.. I'm a gamer, so yeah. I don't need avast lagging me.The dlls are started by Rundll32.exe.. Or So I think? It seems so.Also, IExplorer.exe always pops up and uses about 86k Mem.Here's teh log file.I ran a full scan and found a few viruses...trz38.tmptrz39.tmpAnd two others I deleted.( Scanned with Avast. )Everything was running fine too..Till it started spamming windows open like"Stopzilla""Finallyfast.com""FastAtLast.com"Also, I never use Internet Explorer, it was opening them in that.Iexplorer.exe was using 89,091K Memory.( Sorry for double post, I meant to click edit. But I clicked qoute, and didn't notice till the last second. )Merged posts. ~ OB

A:Looks like this is going to have to be my introduction.

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.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 results.Follow the instructio... Read more

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Halooo every one,i'm djamot,I have a problem with my computer, i think my computer was infected by malware or somekind of virus, this is the message that always comes out from Norton Antivirus 2003,This is the message "Object Name=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\LDCORE.DLL" "Virus Name=Downloader"(Moderator edit: log post moved from Introductions to Team Forum for analysis and Member help. jgw.)I've already use Hijackthis scan and this is the logfile :Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 2:10:42 PM, on 4/5/2007Platform: 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:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\Acrotray.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exeC:\Program ... Read more


Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis forum djamot Download SDFix and save it to your desktop.http://downloads.andymanchesta.com/RemovalTools/SDFix.zipPlease then reboot your computer into Safe Mode by doing the following :* Restart your computer* After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;* Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear;* Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".* Choose your usual account.* In Safe Mode, right click the SDFix.zip folder and choose Extract All,* Open the extracted folder and double click RunThis.bat to start the script.* Type Y to begin the script.* It will remove the Trojan Services then make some repairs to the registry and prompt you to press any key to Reboot.* Press any Key and it will restart the PC.* Your system will take longer that normal to restart as the fixtool will be running and removing files.* When the desktop loads the Fixtool will complete the removal and display Finished, then press any key to end the script and load your desktop icons.* Finally open the SDFix folder on your desktop and copy and paste the contents of the results file Report.txt into your next reply.********************************Download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri), to your desktop.Double click on Smitfraudfix.cmdSelect option #1 ? Search, by typing 1 and press "Enter"; a text file will appear, which ... Read more

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New member here hoping to get help with my new windows 7 32 bit system.

I have just switched all of my data over from windows XP to a new computer with this operating system only to realize that I will not be able to use the extra (16GB) of memory I just purchased.

Am I stuck with the 2.89 usable unless I load windows 7 64 bit system?

It was really dificult for me to get everything transfered over to my new computer especially all of my outlook stuff (rules, files, etc.)

Would I be able to back everything up, and just transfer it to the new windows 7 64 bit system installation?

Any help is greatly appreciated..



How much RAM do you have?32 bit will support no more than 3 Gigs.Installing 64 is a whole new OS,its installing,not upgrading,you will not be able to keep your settings.Back up your data and files contents can be done,sure,but settings...Go 64,its gonna be worth it afterwards.

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Hello, my name is Wayne, and this is my first post.

Actually, I'm having a problem with my Mom's computer (I take care of all the computers in our family). I'm not a professional, but as the youngest I guess I constitute our IT department.

So this thing is a Toshiba Satellite running Vista-32 bit. It has 2/3 of its hard drive unused, and it's never been used for any sort of file-sharing, entertainment, or other risky computer stuff. The only thing is that suddenly it's freezing all the time, and I do notice that CPU usage seems high, spiking at 99% at times when there's no software running except startup programs and the like. I have tried turning off some of the startups that looked suspicious to me and actually right now it does seem to be doing better! We'll see...

Anyway, I wasn't really asking for help at this time, because I'm hoping I've got it knocked for now. Wish me luck!




Did you get everything sorted?


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Hi, I am rssbob. I recently switched from a pc to an Imac and just joined this board. I had understood that virus protection was not necessary because Macs are only a small percentage of the market place. What is your opinion?

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Just introducing my self. I'm a 58 yr old, born and raised and still living in So Cal, USA. Still play basketball and love to watch NBA, so am enjoying the All Star Game hoopla. I don't know if I'm supposed to post my problem here or not, but here goes anyway. I somehow downloaded an "antivirus" program that calls itself "System Tool", but it is really a virus, and a nasty one at that. It has completely taken over my computer, (running xp home, service pack 2). I am running Malwarebytes as I am writing this , from safe mode, because in regular mode, I can't execute anything, (I get a message telling me that I can't run that program because it is infected). It is trying to get me to buy its program, but who would be stupid enough to use a credit card with a company that uses tactics like this to get you to buy its program? I ran malwarebytes once without updating because I didn't know if I could get on the net to get the update, but it didn't find anything, so I chanced it and it looks like it updated ok, and I'm running it now. I also have spybot on my computer, ( A Winbook A213 laptop), but haven't run it yet. Just checked my computer again, and the Malwarebytes is done, and only found one thing, but it looks like maybe that was it.

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Hi all,

Got a question if you please..

We recently installed an SSL cert as we were getting annoyed with the self cert ones.

Since we've installed this SSL cert our out of office isn't working. You can enable it either in outlook or OWA and set the message to both internal and external, but its just not actually being sent internal or externally.

It was working fine before the ssl was installed, but not afterwards. Any idea on where I need to look for this?


A:Out of Office stopped working since SSL cert installed

Sorry - I also want to add that all the pc's are for some reason set to use outlook anywhere (even though half of them are internal users only.. Not sure why or how that was setup?!)

Test exchange connectivity site came up with:

Testing SSL mutual authentication with the RPC proxy server.
Verification of mutual authentication failed.
Tell me more about this issue and how to resolve it
Additional Details

That site above tells you what it should match, our SSL cert says mail.domain.com and on the http over rpc it also shows as being "msstd:mail.domain.com"


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Hi All

I recently installed windows 7 and so far I am very pleased with it.

There is just one problem: I can not seem to install things from my CD-drive (this includes office 2007). I get an error message which is :"D:\ is not a valid win32-program"
Any idea of why this is?

Thank you for any help in advance.

A:Introduction and a problem

Quote: Originally Posted by Azurelight

Hi All

I recently installed windows 7 and so far I am very pleased with it.

There is just one problem: I can not seem to install things from my CD-drive (this includes office 2007). I get an error message which is :"D:\ is not a valid win32-program"

Any idea of why this is?

Thank you for any help in advance.

I was having a little problem with my DVD Drive after I installed Win 7. Download this program, Imgburn. It is a good burning program that is free. See if it makes any difference. Get it here. The Official ImgBurn Website

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Hello, my name is James and I am the owner of a bleeping computer. I became suspicious of a possilbe security issue when I came across a word document I wrote. I was preparing the material for esubmission and as I looked at properties under the file menu, it had another person listed as the author. I run AVG daily and routinely run Superantispyware, and A-Squared. I downloaded and ran Hijackthis and can provide the log it generated. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

A:Introduction and Issues

There you have the probleme "Superantispyware" this software i never trust. Its nestel in windows and change some setting, Use a other program, perhaps "http://www.iobit.com/advancedwindowscareper.html" is somthing for you.

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Hello everyone
It's a long time since I don't write an article in MA but I decided to explore some important concepts to analyze malware.

"Understanding packers and detecting a packed file" is a topic treated by @kram7750 in this thread :http://malwaretips.com/threads/malw...ng-packers-and-detecting-a-packed-file.42356/

I will talk to unpacking
The manual unpacking is definitely the most complex to learn. Although a malware can be sometimes much more difficult by a packer, it is much easier to explain the theory behind a malware, rather than explain the operation of a packer. This is primarily due to two reasons. First, you need to have a unpacking knowledge of a wider number of arguments: it is not enough to understand the machine code and know that debugging. In addition, the term "packer" is very generic. The packer implement all sorts of anti-reversing techniques and even an entire book would suffice to explain them all in detail.

I will try to make myself understood even by those who don't have a clue what a packer. However, it is useless to deny that you have to engage, and not just to see this introduction. Do not confuse, even if there are other threads, this article represents the real end of our route. If you include the following, all the rest you'll learn without difficulty and it will update your knowledge base package. Here, we define the article on manual unpacking the culmination of knowledge. To write this introd... Read more

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"Microsoft Outlook Express has for a number of years been the leading application for sending and receiving e-mails. This is not only due to a good functionality, but also due to the monopolization from Microsoft, and the lack of competitive programs.

Thunderbird is one of those programs which can compete with MS Outlook Express, not only because it has similar functionality, but it's also user friendly, and it's freeware.

Thunderbird, and other Open Source programs, are products developed by a community of developers. As everything else, this community ain't flawless. IMHO it seems they use too much energy and time developing programs, and fighting the everlasting battle against monopoly. I'm sure I'm not the first one to think about this, but what if the community had spent more time enlightening the masses? I don't see myself as a guru when it comes to handling programs, yet Thunderbird is quite easy to use.

People's fear of the new and unknown might be a missed issue, which needs to be put on the agenda. Throughout this article, I will try to help you understand Thunderbird, as the excellent, free program it is.
Why Thunderbird?

* It's user friendly, easy to install, easy to use.
* It's Free, meaning, you can download it from the web, no charge.
* Cross platform, you can use it with Windows as well as the GNU/Linux operating system.

These reasons alone should make you consider using this program.

Introduction to Thun... Read more

A:An introduction to Thunderbird

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