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Security experts advise self defense in the cloud.

Q: Security experts advise self defense in the cloud.

The cloud's an increasingly risky place, and people are trusting their personal information to systems they have no control over, security researchers warn



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Security experts advise self defense in the cloud | Cloud Computing - InfoWorld

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Preferred Solution: Security experts advise self defense in the cloud.

I recommend trying the free service from Zip Cloud. It's currently our users' favorite backup and storage solution and will save you headaches down the line.

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For security experts and cloud computing proponents, there's good and bad news this week. The good is that cloud computing can apparently be safe enough to meet the military's standards. The bad is that the cloud computing options available to civilians don't seem to measure up.



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As I understand it, having multiple security programs, each one focusing on one thing, is better than one all encompassing security suite.
 
What I'm not sure about is how many I need to make sure I'm completely covered. One for viruses, one for malware, and one for rootkits. Are these three enough or do I need something more?  If so what is it? Would having several of one type give me added security coverage (Like having Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Emisoft Anti-Malware)? If so I do know that I should only have one performing real time protection to avoid conflicts. Is spyware covered in these or is it something additional I need to get?
 
Protection is my biggest concern. So what are the programs commercially available today that offer the best protection? Keep in mind I'm looking for the best of the best in terms defense and removal, so even if you know some really good free programs, I don't mind spending some money on ones that have a price tag if they're better and would prefer to do that anyway. Ones with anti-exploitation features would also be preferred. Also I know that there's no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no single best one overall. I'm focused on the quality that the programs offer in protecting against threats to my pc.
 
While its not a priority, any of these programs that are also easy to use and aren't intrusive or obnoxious while I'm doing othe... Read more

A:SeCuRiTy, PrOtEcTiOn, DeFeNsE

Hi Shanevictor,
 
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As I understand it, having multiple security programs, each one focusing on one thing, is better than one all encompassing security suite.

 
I'm not sure that you can reasonably say one way is better than another. With this and really many things about computers the answer is it depends.
 

What I'm not sure about is how many I need to make sure I'm completely covered.

 
No matter what you do you cannot be 100% safe from all computer security threats. It just doesn't work that way.
 

Also I know that there's no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no single best one overall. I'm focused on the quality that the programs offer in protecting against threats to my pc.

 
You are very right saying there is no one size fits all approach. Your best method for securing your computers is to use a layered security approach. If you have not yet read quietman7's Best Practices for Safe Computing, you may want to take a few minutes to read through it.
 
If there is a specific program you are trying to secure or have a question how to implement different layers of security to protect your computer please feel free to ask.
 
Welcome again to BC!
 
packetanalyzer

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I noticed I got the Defense Security virus today and I've been working for many hours trying to remove it. I've been able to access task manager and remove a few things, and my antispyware run. My computer is running slow now, and under my roaming folder I found a file for it and when I tried to delete it it said access was denied. I deleted some files from inside of the folder, but there's one called defcnt it won't let me delete. How can I remove this?

Mcafee and Superantispyware I've had run scans on the folder it won't let me delete, and neither catch it. Whenever I try to manually delete the folder it says destination folder access denied. I downloaded malwarebytes but it's not opening to do a scan.

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The computer has stopped the security center and it now reads that there is no anti virus system when I do in fact have one.

My antivirus is ESET NOD32 Antivirus and my malwarebytes anti malware doesn't seem to be able to execute.

Moreover, these pop ups of notifications of trojans witht the name backdoor.win32.kbot.al comes up and asks me to install malware defense.

I've done just like the preparation guide told me and here is the dds and rootrepeal files

Thanks for the help.

A:Disabled security/pop ups of malware defense

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.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_Sca... Read more

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Hi, I am running windows 8.1 and am trying to uninstall remove total defense security it is slowing down my system.I have tried safe mode with mabm and avira with no success please help.Thanks, Justin  Mod Edit ..Moved to Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware, and Privacy Software    from AII ~~ boopme

A:total defense security help cannot remove or uninstall

As Total Defense Security is a legit AV suite, the correct way to remove it would be to uninstall it from Control Panel > Programs and Features. Performing it in Safe Mode is better if possible, as the antivirus' services will not be running.If that does not work, you can try Revo Uninstaller. It will perform a more thorough uninstallation of the antivirus suite.

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Please close this thread. I fixed the problem by running ComboFix (with no script). Yesterday I got the Security Defense virus which I removed with MBAM. Everything worked smoothly, though I occasionally got the "Successfully blocked access to a potentially malicious website" pop-up. Today, I turned off MBAM to see what would happen, and upon using google, I found myself redirected to numerous sites, at which point I closed my browsers. I ran another Full Scan with MBAM and TDSSKiller, but neither of them yielded any results. I have MBAM running now and Google doesn't redirect me anymore, but I've noticed that whenever I click a URL, I get a message similar to the following:Successfully blocked access to a potentially malivious website: 38.99.183.32Type: outgoingPort: 10371Process: firefox.exeThe IPs and Ports change most of the time, but the processes are almost always svchost.exe, ping.exe or firefox.exe (sometimes a bunch of the popups cover each other though, so I might have missed other processes). Any help would be appreciated. Below is my DDS and attached is Attach.txt..DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64 Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_26Run by Sophia at 17:30:52 on 2011-11-09Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.2.1033.18.6078.2921 [GMT -5:00].SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}.============== Running Processes ===============.C:\Windows\system32\winin... Read more

A:Had Security Defense virus and now Google Redirects

It appears that this issue is resolved, therefore I am closing the topic. If that is not the case and you need or wish to continue with this topic, please send me or any Moderator a Personal Message (PM) that you would like this topic re-opened.

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Hi, I am running windows 8.1 and am trying to uninstall remove total defense security it is slowing down my system.I have tried safe mode with mabm and avira with no success please help.Thanks, Justin  Mod Edit ..Moved to Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware, and Privacy Software    from AII ~~ boopme

A:total defense security help cannot remove or uninstall

As Total Defense Security is a legit AV suite, the correct way to remove it would be to uninstall it from Control Panel > Programs and Features. Performing it in Safe Mode is better if possible, as the antivirus' services will not be running.If that does not work, you can try Revo Uninstaller. It will perform a more thorough uninstallation of the antivirus suite.

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Started getting 2 different popups today. One is a malware defense installer message, the other is a secuirty center alert wanting me to enable protection.DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Dale at 22:46:17.11 on Mon 01/11/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1534.300 [GMT -5:00]AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1368 [VPS 100111-0] *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroupsvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\fsproflt.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd&... Read more

A:Security center alert and Malware defense HELP

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. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Please download OTL from following mirror:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedIn the upper right hand cor... Read more

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Hello, I am battling both viruses and trying to get enough information to delete these. All the help I have asked for has told to download programs such as Spyware Doctor, Malwarebytes, and such. BUT the virus will not let me run ANY of these or let me see the logs from GMER or OTL. Then, I cannot delete the file because it says I don't have the authority. I even stopped it from running in my process manager. Then, I am not able to do a system restore because the virus has blocked me from moving the dates. And no I cannot rename anything to get it to work either. I am at a total loss. Even when I delete the files such as smss.exe I reappears after I delete and reboot. Any help would be so welcome! Thank you!
Hannah [email protected]

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Hey guys,I have Windows XP on an HP laptop. Yesterday I was on the internet when a Windows Security Center notice popped up stating that my virus protection was not found. It looked fishy, so I didn't click anything on it. I started getting a bunch of pop-ups notifying me of new risks. They each had the name of the virus, a short description, and risk level. Trojan.Win32.Agent.dcc, Trojan-Downloader.JS.Multi.ca, Email-Worm.Win32.NetSky.q, and Net-Worm.Win32.DipNet.d were among them. I just kept x-ing out of everything, including a few internet pop-up ads. There was also a little red shield with a white x through it in the task bar next to the time.I restarted Firefox and tried to searching for ways to get rid of it. The google search worked, but most pages I clicked on just said "Server Not Found". A couple of pages would re-route to some other websites, usually going through waop.com first. If I hit back while it was loading, it would sometimes let me go to the page I wanted. This really only happened on websites that had anything to do with virus protection/spyware/malware/tech questions and downloads (including this website).I ran a bunch of scans (more than once each...) inlcuding Norton Symantec Anti-Virus, avast! Antivirus, and Ad-Aware Personal SE. Then I removed Norton and followed instructions I found for installing Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware and it worked. They each found some things which I deleted. The pop-ups stopped and after ... Read more

A:Windows Security Center/Malware Defense Virus

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.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.Foll... Read more

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Hello all.All assistance is appreciated.I seem to have an new, industrial strength version of this virus.I have scanned the forums, here and elsewhere, for removal instructions.I have tried, among other things, Grinler's rkill methodhttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-malware-defenseand the alternate rkill methodshttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=289872&hl=malware+defenseUnfortunately, the rkill download sites are blocked by the virus. All BC addresses are blocked.I imported the rkills via thumb drive, but when I run them, I the run window disappears in about three seconds, and a message appears:Application cannot be executed. The file is infected. Please activate your antivirus software.And the band plays on - popups demanding payment for the "antiviurs software."The malwarebytes site is also blocked. I imported mbam via thumb drive, also, and ran it, anyway, but it simply doesn't execute.I have run rkill and mbam multiple times, even without closing error messages, but nothing executes.There is no old mbam on the machine to uninstall.I have tried the Combo-Fix method, but it, too, will not execute. I first get a message that says!! Alert !! It is NOT SAFE to continue! The content of the ComboFix package has been compromosed. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix Note: You may be infected with a file patching virus 'virut'Needless to say, I run Combo-Fix again, without closing the error window, but... Read more

A:New and Improved Malware Defense /Internet Security 2010

I have an update for anyone who stumbles across this question in the forum in search of help.And I have to believe someone will.And I know you're really going to need help, because this is nasty.As in the original post, nothing automated ran. So it was on to hand-to-hand combat.First, I regained Task Manager, with the help of this little toolhttp://www.taskmanagerfix.com/Then I deleted all suspicious processes, including mdefense.exe and uninstall.exe. Also, iexplorer.exe, because I had removed Internet Explorer from my machine long ago. The virus, it seems, had installed and executed it.This helped immensely.I then deleted the following registry valuesHKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\SimpleShlExtHKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{5E2121EE-0300-11D4-8D3B-444553540000}HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\SimpleShlExtHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Malware DefenseI looked for the following registry value, but couldn't find itHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Malware Defense" Then, in C:\Program Files\Malware Defense, I unregistered mdext.dll. I then tried to delete it, but wasn't allowed to. I tried with Unlocker, but still no luck. So I renamed it, but still couldn't delete. Finally, I told Unlocker to delete it upon re-boot, although I have my serious doubts about whether that will get done.By this time... Read more

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Here is an odd thing i got rid of h8srt that holds the virus but then i am still infected with this virus. I tried as best as i could with my knowledge on computers, but still can't shake it off. When I type in my password, my computer does play the windows sound but sometimes it just studders it shows malware defense may be out of date in the windows security alert right under the taskbar. If i try o install avg avg will say malware defense is installed and i need to uninstall. Malware defense doesn't appear in the uninstall. I'll give you hijackthis log including a root repeal log to give you a good look at my computer.

A:malware defense found in windows security alerts

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 10:42:34 PM, on 8/24/2010
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\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxCfg.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxFwHlp.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxPol.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\ccschedulersvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Raxco\PerfectDisk\PDAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\SigmaTel\C-Major Audio\WDM\StacSV.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mdmcls32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svcprs32.exe
c:\WINDOWS\system32\ZuneBusEnum.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\casc.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\james davis\Desktop\ATF-Cleaner.exe
C:\Program Files\Raxco\PerfectDisk\PDEngine.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\ccprovsp.exe
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Not sure how they got on my computer. I've used MalwareBytes, SpyBot Search&Destroy ect. but can't get it off. Here is my HijackThis log.ogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)Scan saved at 6:25:06 PM, on 1/8/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\iS3\Anti-Spyware\SZServer.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\STOPzilla!\STOPzilla.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVANQU~1\Fix-It\mxtask.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exec:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exec:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exeC:\WINDOWS\ehome\RMSvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVANQU~1\F... Read more

A:Malware Defense, Fake Windows Live Security

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.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.Foll... Read more

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I have next problem.
My neighbors from other apartments have a remote wireless access to my laptop and desktop PC and create me some problems and watch what I am doing.
They can connect to my computers when I don’t use Internet.
I have used different antivirus programs, firewalls, antispyware software, but all these programs haven’t found anything suspicious.
I suppose somebody has done something with my PC (for example, with motherboard, BIOS or installed a special hardware device). This person is very experience in computers and microelectronics.
When somebody connect to my laptop or desktop PC I watch as my program begin to work slower.
I think because my useful operation memory to become smaller.
Earlier I have done format HD and installed OS (Windows, Linux Ubuntu) and software again but this didn’t help me.
Maybe I must look for a device for scanning all frequency range that can use for remote wireless access?
Then I can jam so radio waves with another apparatus.
P.S. Excuse me for my English.

A:Questions for computer security experts

Hi and welcome....
 
I see that you mentioned that have access to your computers and internet?  Are you using a wireless router by chance?  If that is the case, then let me know what type of encryption that you have set for it, such as WEP, WPA/WPA2?

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In their words: Experts weigh in on Mac vs. PC security

32 security experts weigh in on the question, in addition to Microsoft and Apple.

"I think the Mac is less risky, not more secure. The difference is in the threat environment. An analogy would be an unlocked house in an urban vs. rural environment. Both are insecure. One, the rural, is less risky." -- Chris Wysopal, chief technology officer, VeracodeClick to expand...

I use Linux w/iptables firewall rules - i.e. although the Linux kernel comes with iptables and netfilter by default, unless you activate it with iptables rules, then you will not have firewall protection), and have a hardware router stealthed against network probes such that the network probe will have no information that a computer is at the ip address of my computer during the probe (and my ISP connects me to the Internet with a new ip address everytime I login with DHCP). I also have bought a Mac for my mother and sister to use which I am currently updating for them to use with non-Mac software for more security.

-- Tom
 

A:In their words: Experts weigh in on Mac vs. PC security

You know, throughout the years I have learned that I actually end up safer with only minimal security on all my windows-based machines. Windows firewall is a pain when you are constantly trying to forwarding and triggering ports for things like online games and programs and then you have to add exceptions for your firewall too. Now for anti-viruses with active protection it seems to me 90% of all anti-viruses today are way over the top and are finding false positives in multiple files, which for me has led to the deletion of system files or wasting my time having to add exceptions to half of the material on my hard-drive. Personally I use Comodo just for scanning once a day, and my ISR has a firewall built in.
I gotta give props to Linux though. I used it for the first time last week and was surprised how much I was able to figure out in terms of security. The kernel on my Linux was on version 2.2 and had a firewall built right in that was much easier to use than having to go into my router's configuration page. I believe it was called ipchains, which allowed me to control all network traffic.
As for Mac, I'm completely clueless. All I know is that Apple+S on start-up is pretty much an open entrance for sudo commands. It's basically apple's version of cmd promt. Except I didn't even need to log in. Doesn't seem very secure to me.
 

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Hi all,So the problem started about a month ago when Malware Defense got onto my system. I took it into Geek Squad to have it fixed. I had to take it back because Firefox and IE were still redirecting to random websites when I was using them. I got it back the second time, had it for about five minutes and then had to take it back in again because SpywareDoctor picked up some leftover bits of Malware Defense. The third time I got it back, it worked fine for about 2-3 weeks until yesterday when I started getting pop-ups from XP Internet Security. I followed the "How to remove XP Internet Security..." instructions on BleepingComputer but would like you guys to take a look at it and make sure it's actually clean (I don't really want to drop another $200 at Geek Squad...).Also, I only really use my computer for boring stuff (shopping, school, etc.) so I'm not sure how the malware got on there in the first place.I'll post/attach the DDS logs but I couldn't get GMER to run to completion (the computer restarts saying "a serious error has occurred").Last of all, thank you and any help would be greatly appreciated.DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by owner at 11:49:29.77 on Sat 02/20/2010BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_15Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1014.163 [GMT -8:00]AV: Malware Defense *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated) {28e00e3b-806e-4533-925c-f4c3d79514b9}AV: Norton Internet Security 2006 *On-ac... Read more

A:Malware Defense, Win7 Antivirus/XP Internet Security, Sheur2?

Hi MZA,My names Syler and I will be helping you with your malware issues. Download RootRepeal from the following location and save it to your desktop. Extract the contents of RootRepeal.zip, to your desktop. Double click on your desktop. Click on the report tab, then click scan Check all seven boxes: Click Ok Check the box for your main system drive (Usually C:), and press Ok. Allow RootRepeal to run a scan of your system. This may take some time. Once the scan completes, Click the Save Report button. Save the log as RootRepeal.txt and post it in your next reply.We need to create an OTL ReportPlease download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Under the Custom Scans/Fixes box at the bottom, paste in the following bold text.%systemroot%\system32\*.dll /lockedfiles%systemroot%\Tasks\*.job /lockedfiles%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exenetsvcsmsconfig/md5starteventlog.dllscecli.dllnetlogon.dllcngaudit.dllsceclt.dllntelogon.dlllogevent.dlliaStor.sysnvstor.sysatapi.sysIdeChnDr.sysviasraid.sysAGP440.sysvaxscsi.sysnvatabus.sysviamraid.sysnvata.sysnvgts.sysiastorv.sysViPrt.sys/md5stopCREATERESTOREPOINTPush the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedThen please post back here with the following logs: Rootrepeal.txt OTL.txt Extra.txt... Read more

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One of the most thrilling projects I've worked on for the Heimdal blog is this roundup.

The topic was proposed by one of readers and the experts who participated passionately shared their perspective on this hot topic.There are 32 of them and I know that some are quite long, but I assure you that they're worth reading. At least from my perspective.

I'd love to hear what you think about it, when you get a chance to read it!
 

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Experts Spot Security Flaw In Windows Vista Software
Skip directly to the full story.

By ANICK JESDANUN The Associated Press

Published: Dec 27, 2006

NEW YORK - Windows Vista, the new computer operating system that Microsoft Corp. is touting as its most secure, contains a programming flaw that might let hackers gain full control of vulnerable computers.

Microsoft and independent security researchers tried to play down the risk from the flaw, which was posted on a Russian site recently and is apparently the first affecting the Vista system released to larger businesses in late November.

The software company said it is investigating the threat but has found that a hacker must already have access to the vulnerable computer to execute an attack.

That could happen if someone is sitting in front of the PC or otherwise gets the computer's owner to install rogue software, said Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer for Finnish security research company F-Secure Corp.

"The bottom line is you couldn't use a vulnerability like this to write a worm or hack a Vista system remotely," Hypponen said Tuesday. "It only has historical significance in that it's the first reported vulnerability that also affects Vista. It's a nonevent in other ways."

Attackers with low-level access privileges on a vulnerable machine could theoretically use the flaw to bump up their status, ultimately gaining systemwide control, Hypponen said.

The flaw affects ol... Read more

A:Experts Spot Security Flaw In Vista

Yep, been reported here several times.
 

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I just thought we all should read this one.Pinned at "Castle Cops" security Experts forum.

Hi everyone,

You might have noticed by now that CC has been served with a cease and desist as it relates to http://computercops.biz/article-5762-nested-0-0.html

We have responded and are not about to cease and desist, delist or anything else that would allow these guys to slip some crack under the guise of being legitimate software instead of the crapware they are. Our response is here http://computercops.biz/article-5765-nested-0-0.html

A public discussion here http://computercops.biz/postp470716.html#470716

Anyway you might be wondering what the invitation is... basically we are of the opinion that these guys are going to try to target smaller to midsized sites instead of large vendors like Symantec. Obviously Symantec has enough money to bury them in legal fees for years. I personally think they are taking a shot at us and several other sites because they are hoping two things, one that we don't talk to each other therefore will cave into the pressures, and two that we will fear the financial cost of a legal battle, eventhough we know they should be listed as they are.

Paul and I wanted to ensure that if anyone else got the same kind of thing, you had an opportunity to be counted with the rest of us. There is strength in numbers. In our opinion this is a chance for the community to come together and say no we aren't going to give into you, it is a chance... Read more

A:I-Search info...Security Experts please read!

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Experts Break Mobile Phone Security (2 web pages).

A researcher has shown that practical attacks on a long-standing mobile phone standard are possible.

-- Tom
 

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My most recent virus is not allowing me to use any of my PC protection programs, can't uninstall them, or reinstall them...I also can't surf the web to get any help as I get redirected elsewhere....every thing I try, it is blocked by this virus...

Although I am confident that the people on this site would be able to help me with this issue, I've opted out and currently in the process of doing a clean install...I have several backup Hard Drives so it's not a big deal...just time consuming and I normally do a clean install once a year anyway.

I would like to ask the experts on this site to help me to prevent future possible infections as best as possible.

I heard something about HOST files but have no idea how to use them.

The programs I do use for PC Security are as follows...

AVG Antivirus, modified installation as described on tweakguides
CCleaner
Lavasoft Ad-Aware
A-Squared Free
Spybot Search & Destroy
SuperAntiSpyware

All free versions and as good as they are, they were not able to help me when visiting a site to obtain a tracklist for a music set I like...I visited this site, allfreedownloadlinks to obtain the tracklist...and viruses, fake scanning programs started to install themselves on my PC

I'm running XP SP3 fully updated, and running Windows Firewall..

Please help me learn more about what FREE programs or applications work best together to prevent stuff from installing itself on my PC when surfing the web.

Thank you kindly for all your help...

A:PC Security Advice requested from BleepingComp Experts

mvps.org is no longer recommending Spybot S&D or Ad-Aware due to poor testing results. See here - (scroll down and read under Freeware Antispyware Products) Further, most people don't understand Spybot's TeaTimer or how to use it and that feature can cause more problems than it's worth. TeaTimer monitors changes to certain critical keys in Windows registry but does not indicate if the change is normal or a modification made by a malware infection. The user must have an understanding of the registry and how TeaTimer works in order to make informed decisions to allow or deny the detected changes. Additionally, TeaTimer may conflict with other security tools which do a much better job of protecting your computer and even prevent disinfection of malware by those tools.A more effective alternative is Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.If you use Internet Explorer, I'd also recommend switching your Web browser to Mozilla Firefox (which I use) or Google Chrome.

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It?s an online con that is growing fast and stealing tens of millions of dollars. An e-mail seemingly from a financial institution instructs you to log on to a legitimate-looking Web site. Such ?phishing? attacks exploit a universal weakness in online security: passwords.To read the rest of the story and download this new utility please go here:http://testing.onlytherightanswers.com/mod...=article&sid=15

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One in five PCs feared to be harboring silent malware that enable hackers to remotely control compromised machines.Malware researchers at Prevx have highlighted what they are calling a 'massive growth' in the number of PCs harboring rootkit infections. More than 725,000 PCs were scanned using the Prevx CSI malware scanner over a two-month period...Significantly, although rootkits were detected on 15.6% of PCs during October 2007, that figure had risen to 22% by early December...itbusiness.ca

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Hello everyone.
This is my first time posting here and I apologize if you may encounter some grammar mistakes during the read, but english isn't my native language. Hope you understand.

So, why I'm opening a new thread? Well, yesterday something happened and, after searching around the web and in this forum, I didn't find all the answers I was looking for. So, since the Internet is (sometimes) a beautiful place to exchange knowledge and learn some more, here I am writing these questions.

Let's begin then:
Ok, yesterday I went back home and before going to sleep I decided to surf the web a bit (Firefox with uBlock Origin). It was a stressing day so why not... um, surf some... sites you know what I mean, maybe. Everything was going fine, but then a page opened itself (by a script I think?) when I clicked on the player. It was not a problem, since I was feeling protected enough, but then another one opened with a fake Firefox page asking for e-mail and password and the infamous "click CANCEL to continue". Of course I didn't type anything and I killed the firefox.exe just in case. But in that occasion, a thousand of questions came to my mind. I NEVER and I really mean NEVER took a virus, malware or other kinds of infections in my system (maybe only when I was a kid, without being aware of it). So I scanned my computer with Kaspersky Free: nothing found. Then, for a second opinion, I ran Emisoft Emergency Kit: nothing at all. Also I'm usi... Read more

A:Some general questions to experts about security that other users may also find useful.

Skepticism said:


1. If Kaspersky and Emisoft Emergency Kit didn't found anything, does it mean that my computer is
completely clean or should delve deep even more with other softwares? So if two major softwares don't
find anything, there's a need to scan even more?Click to expand...

An on-demand scanner, whether you using one, several, or a thousand, won't detect all malicious software available in the world. Therefore, a clean verdict from the scanners does not mean that the system is undoubtedly clean... This neither means the on-demand scanners are not useful and that you are indeed infected. The likelihood is that you are fine after what happened and that the system isn't infected, and that it is simply paranoia talking (gets to the best of us sometimes).

You could request for malware removal assistance on this very forum by clicking here. You provide logs which you're instructed about generating and a staff member will check over the logs and determine whether anything is necessary to be done - bear in mind this is not full-proof just like on-demand scanners, nothing stops the logs from being tampered with on-the-go without you being aware. So it goes both in hand really. However once again, the likelihood is this would not be the case.

Skepticism said:


1a. And if a system is clean, can something infect you online and online only within the browser?Click to expand...

The short answer is Yes, the long answer is No. Or it... Read more

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Security experts unearth unpleasant flaws in webOS.

Researchers from security firm SecTheory have described a handful of flaws in webOS, saying that the platform -- by its very nature -- is more prone to these sorts of things than its major competitors because Palm puts web technologies like JavaScript closer to webOS' core where system functions are readily accessible.Click to expand...

-- Tom
 

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New technology won't prevent information security breaches, say ISU experts.

The story's become all too familiar in today's digital world. A security breach provides a hacker access to a computer system containing the personal information of 80,000 people.

-- Tom
 

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It’s an online con that is growing fast and stealing tens of millions of dollars.

An e-mail seemingly from a financial institution instructs you to log on to a legitimate-looking Web site. Such “phishing” attacks exploit a universal weakness in online security: passwords.

To read the rest of the story and download this new utility please go here:

http://testing.onlytherightanswers.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=15
 

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Cyberattacks are on the rise and they range from phishing and scams on social media to high-profile assaults against companies. For the average consumer, knowing where to turn and how to keep your digital identity safe can be a minefield of solutions. But what do you truly need to know? In a recent Google research paper, security professionals were asked what the top five ways to stay safe online are, and these are the tips they offered.Top 5 security practices in staying safe online: From the expertsSimple and easy, yet often forgotten practices by a lot of users. These 5 practices only should be able to keep a user out of quite a lot of trouble when it comes to online account security.

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Partly Cloudy With a Chance of Data Compromise: Cloud Security Quiz

I got 16/20
all the best
 

A:cloud security quiz

Interesting to freshen up your knowledge, got 16/20 where visiting on forum and reading articles should really help you out to learn and not take it as granted.
 

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My computer has the Open Cloud Security virus. I followed the steps to get rid of it, but they have failed.
1. I started my computer in safemode with networking
2. I checked the internet options but the box was not checked to begin with so skipped that step
3. Downloaded and ran r-kill. It got rid of the dialog boxes for Open Cloud
4. Ran Malwarebytes antimalware. Tried to run Quick scan and Full scan. Both failed after a few seconds and then cannot open Malwarebytes anymore.
It shows Error message reading: Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.
If i resintall the program, it will open again and then fail the same way.

Ran dds and gmer.

gmer fails a 20 seconds in and gets the same error as Malwarebytes. I saved the log file before it failed.

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Run by Sarah and Steve at 16:36:46 on 2011-09-28
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\3788055388:2749117982.exe
C:\Windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.exe
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A:Open Cloud Security

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Hello,
 
 I am currently doing a project on cloud computing security. I am trying argue about how secure the cloud is and am doing researcher to that end. I am reaching out to any cloud security professionals or anyone that has any information on cloud security. If you just want to give your opinion on cloud security, that is fine too. I want to know what people think about the security of the cloud. 

A:Cloud Computing Security

Are you doing data security in the "cloud"? Or Security as a service (cloud security)?

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Moving Security to the Cloud. (2 web pages)

Combining scanning approaches could keep PCs safe from viruses.

-- Tom
 

A:Moving Security to the Cloud

Cool article, Thanks for postint! it will be interesting to see how this theory plays out. It makes a lot of sense.
 

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I'm a computer consultant and three of my clients have been infected with this virus in the last 2 weeks. One was so bad that I had to run a recovery back to the origin of the computer. On the other two computers I had removed Open Cloud from startup and then all the files it created manually. I was then able to run Malwarebytes on this computer and it found the malware and others. (I wasn't able to run any scans on the second computer, including McAfee.) But then I had further problems - either the computer was excruciatingly slow, or as on this computer, when you click on All Programs, only McAfee is listed! I also get some startup errors that I didn't get before. Then I found the post about TDSSKiller. I ran it and RKill (Explore.exe) on both computers and nothing changed. I gave up on the other computer and did a full recovery. I'm hoping I don't have to do that on this one. There are lots of files to backup and several programs to reinstall. I've attached the files you need to analyze the problem. Thanks, Leslie

A:Open Cloud Security/AV

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Hello, I have open cloud security taking over my computer. PLEEEEEEASE HELP.
Here is my Hijack this logfile.
Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\Update\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\ICA Client\concentr.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\ICA Client\wfcrun32.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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A:Open Cloud Security

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Hello to all,

today saw a commercial about Kaspersky Security Cloud. Was thinking whaaaattt...??!!

So today reinstalled Windows 10 64bit clean on a new GPT EFI Dynamic Drive and must say, that thing is snappy.

Kaspersky Version 18.0.0.405(b)

The interface and features feel allot like the Internet Security 2017 but allot more smooth.

My Question to you all here in the Community is how do you think about it?

My Security config. changed again. Will post a new one soon.

Best regards
Val.
 

A:Kaspersky Security Cloud?

I'm waiting that Kaspersky releases it in Belgium to buy it ! But it looks very promising
 

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One of the most thrilling projects I've worked on for the Heimdal blog is this roundup.

The topic was proposed by one of readers and the experts who participated passionately shared their perspective on this hot topic.There are 32 of them and I know that some are quite long, but I assure you that they're worth reading. At least from my perspective.

I'd love to hear what you think about it, when you get a chance to read it!
 

A:Internet Security Internet Security a Losing Battle? - What the Experts Say

Reassuring to hear universal resolve and commitment from so many IT/network managers and security specialists. The comments are extraordinarily enlightening and interesting. It would be nice if every IT manager could see and read these comments. I won't spoil the comments, but I was a little bit surprised overall by the answers. Thankyou for the blog work.
 

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More info:

KS: 18.0.0.222 - Kaspersky Lab Forum
 

A:Kaspersky Security Cloud KS: 18.0.0.222 beta

who got license for K total security 17 will get update ?
 

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I looked Open Cloud Security up on bleepingcomputer.com and I tried to follow the instructions. I'm using Windows XP, and i'm not savvy with regedit so I tried the antimalware route via safe mode. When I tried to open any form of safe mode i got the blue screen of death with some sort of memory dump notice at the bottom. So i started in my regular mode, used RKill (renamed iexplorer) to stop the rogue processes which allowed me to run antimalwarebytes. It took forever, and finally logged some things as killed, but open cloud security was still there. So in a fit of desperation I took to deleting what appeared to be folders which were definately not there before the infections. Files named with loooong numbers, as well as the files associated with open cloud security. Several clone shortcuts were found, but no program files. I went to the registry and deleted the only file i could find in the registry that has been linked to this virus. Then I restored last known good settings, but now I can't open a single program. The notice says to restore the file association in folder options in the control panel. But I don't even know how to do that. Does anyone know what happened? I'm not backed up in any way, and I will lose things which i would be very sad to lose, but I'm not against starting from scratch. It doesn't look like I have the virus anymore, but regardless, my computer is completely devastated. Is it possible that I deleted something that... Read more

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Hi, I've had the open cloud security problem for about 2 weeks now, at first it kept popping up over and over again telling me I had all kinds of threats etc., I Googled it and followed the instructions for removal with the malwarebytes' malware removal kit, and it would find some infected files, and then the scan would stop just before it finished saying it experienced some kind of error. I also ran AVG and found some infected files, put them in the virus vault, and then emptied the vault. I put the open cloud security link from my desktop into the trash can and then emptied it, and the pop-ups about me being infected stopped, but I'm assuming it's still on here because I didn't really do anything, so I came on here, I read the preparation guide for removing the malware, and I downloaded the recommended files and ran the scans, and I'm attaching them below. I'm not very good with any of this, and I would really appreciate any help with removing it. Thank you.
 opencloudsecurity.log   6.06KB
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 DDS-opencloudsecurity.txt   23.79KB
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A:trying to remove open cloud security

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===Please download AntiZeroAccess by Webroot to your DesktopDouble-click antizeroaccess.exe to run the program.NOTE: If running Vista or Windows 7, make sure to Right-click on it and select Run as an Administrator.
At the black window, type y and then press Enter.Once AntiZeroAccess has finished scanning, a report AntiZeroAccess_Log.txt will be created in the same location as the program.Please post the contents of the report in your next reply, and let me know how your system is running now. :thumbup:---Download http://public.avast.com/~gmerek/aswMBR.exe (aswMBR.exe) ( 511KB ) to your desktop. Double click the aswMBR.exe to run it Click the "Scan" button to start scan. Upon completion of the scan, click Save log, and save it to your desktop. (Note - do not select any Fix at this time) <- IMPORTANTPlease post the contents of that log in your next reply.There shall also be a file on your desktop named MBR.dat. Right click that file and select Send To>Compressed (zipped) folder. Please attach that zipped file in your next reply.===Please DownloadTDSSKiller.zip>>> Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application.Click on the Start Scan button and wait for the scan and disinfection process to be over.If an infected file is detected, the defaul... Read more

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Hi there, I am based in Australia, and work with a contractor in the Philippines, she is in her home office. We are both working on stand alone PC's connected to our own private internet. We access cloud software to work on the same file. I believe the cloud software is secure. What I was wondering was is there any cyber risk involved if my contractor is working with confidential information in Phillippines on a secure cloud platform ie xero? If not, is there any online system (network or other) that will make the data flow more secure? I need to be 100% sure that my clients data would be secure, and I am just not sure how to do this in a cost effective way. Any suggestions?? Many thanks, Jodie.
 

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Hi everyone on this helpful websiteFirst i must apologize for my language since I am not a native english speaker and I just try my best to write gramatically correct english hoping you guys can understand me and may give me a helping hand.Back to the theme:I've read the guide teaching how to remove OpenCloud Security on this site.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-opencloud-securityI have followed every step however I have not succeeded The problem shows at step 14 while running Malwarebyes' Anti-malwareI did run RKill, but Malwarebyes' Anti-malware just still cannot run the scan.Everytime I start scanning , it is shut down very soon, maybe a few secs after starting.I guess it's probably interrupted and terminated by Open Cloud Security.So I wonder if RKill did not succesfully do its job?After the black window closed, notepad pops out with only the below"This log file is located at C:\rkill.log. Please post this only if requested to by the person helping you. Otherwise you can close this log when you wish. Rkill was run on 09/2011 Sunday at 20:03:51. Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate Processes terminated by Rkill or while it was running: Rkill completed on 09/2011 Sunday at 20:03:53. "Other than Malwarebyes' Anti-malware, I tried Spy Doctor, Trojan Killer, HijackThis.And they result in the same, being shut down very shortly after starting scanning.The softwares are unable to be opened again after they are shut down. (de... Read more

A:Need help on Open Cloud security removal

Ronarch,The information provided shows the characteristics of the ZeroAccess Rootkit.First, let's take care of this file:C:\Windows\4241468026:2236952579.exeIt throws a wrench in the works, and programs will not run successfully...Please download DummyCreator.zipUnzip the folder:Right-click and select: Extract allFollow the prompts to extractOpen the new folder that appears on the Desktop:Double-click DummyCreator/DummyMaker to run the tool.Now, copy/paste the following into the blank area:C:\Windows\4241468026Press the Create button. Save the content of the Result.txt to your Desktop, and post it in your reply.Next, restart the computer!Please do not run any malware removal programs while we are in the process of malware repairs. Doing so may just make matters worse, and that, you do not want!Thanks!

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DNS Cloud Security Services Arrive.

OpenDNS offers new subscription-based secure DNS service; other vendors' DNS services to follow

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Don't believe anyone who says cloud computing is just a buzzword, doomed to become the next failed, overhyped industry former technology darling. Cloud computing is already here, and if you don't learn to secure it, you won't have much of a job to cling to in the not-too-distant future. Think of the information security version of a Cobol programmer.



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Learn cloud security before it&#039;s too late | Security Central - InfoWorld

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Your Security? Not Our Problem, Say Cloud Providers.
So, apparently from a cloud provider perspective, it is the cloud computing users' fault that cloud providers aren't making cloud security a high priority. If their customers don't demand it, cloud providers say they aren't going to provide it.

But this belief seems to be undercut by the result of the survey: "... [while] 69 percent of cloud providers see the cloud user as most responsible for security, ... only 35 percent of users believe they are most responsible for ensuring security."

This leads to a situation, the survey notes, where "... neither the company that provides the services nor the company that uses cloud computing seem willing to assume responsibility for security in the cloud."

Hackers must be laughing all the way to the bank. However, as a customer of those companies using cloud computing services, I don't like particularly being put at risk because of the discord.
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Words of advice to potential cloud customers: Caveat emptor.

For customers of companies using clouds: Check your credit score often.Click to expand...

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