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Blocked Secure Links

Q: Blocked Secure Links

I am using Windows XP and recently installed Norton Antivirus and ever since the installation I am unable to access any secure page. I can't access my bank web site or any other secure web site which requires a sign-in or registration. Any ideas on what Norton changed or how I can correct the problem?
This is the Actual Error Message and it never occurred until Norton Antivirus was installed:

The page cannot be displayed
The page you are looking for is currently unavailable. The Web site might be experiencing technical difficulties, or you may need to adjust your browser settings.

Please try the following:

Click the Refresh button, or try again later.
If you typed the page address in the Address bar, make sure that it is spelled correctly.
To check your connection settings, click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options. On the Connections tab, click Settings. The settings should match those provided by your local area network (LAN) administrator or Internet service provider (ISP).
See if your Internet connection settings are being detected. You can set Microsoft Windows to examine your network and automatically discover network connection settings (if your network administrator has enabled this setting).
Click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options.
On the Connections tab, click LAN Settings.
Select Automatically detect settings, and then click OK.
Some sites require 128-bit connection security. Click the Help menu and then click About Internet Explorer to determine what strength security you have installed.
If you are trying to reach a secure site, make sure your Security settings can support it. Click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options. On the Advanced tab, scroll to the Security section and check settings for SSL 2.0, SSL 3.0, TLS 1.0, PCT 1.0.
Click the Back button to try another link.

Cannot find server or DNS Error
Internet Explorer

Preferred Solution: Blocked Secure Links

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A: Blocked Secure Links

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Trying to download a program from a secure site (Discover Card). At the last just before it puts an icon on the task bar, the pointer turns to look like a little hard drive with a red circle and slash through it. I don't get the icon or program. Tried to turn off IE popup blocker and the same thing happened.

Any ideas?

A:secure download blocked

Download HijackThis from here:

Run HijackThis and choose "Do a system scan and save log file".

Post the HijackThis log on this thread.

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hi i am using aol ...it wont let me on to secure sites..i am using norton anti virus on xp.......internet options ..security is at default and privacy is medium. tryed helpline but still the same...

thanks aly

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit, Build 18362, Installed 20190907151650.000000+780
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4590S CPU @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3, CPU Count: 4
Total Physical RAM: 8 GB. Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600, 1024 MB. Hard Drives: C: 464 GB (424 GB Free); Motherboard: Dell Inc. 0VNGWR, ver A00, s/n /34YBH32/CN7443149T05W3/
System: Dell Inc., ver DELL - 1072009, s/n 34YBH32 Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated *************************************************************************

For the past 8 weeks, at least 4 secure sites from which I send emails are not receiving them.
These include the bank, library (where I can request or secure books for later) my ISP (!) and a government agency. Two of these have my Hotmail address registered, two have Gmail.

I investigated this myself (a little), trying to send an email from MsEdge, that didn't work either so I'm assuming it's not the browser at fault.

The library IT dept sent the message below which, as suggested, I forwarded to my ISP. I then spent a fruitless hour with a very patients techie who had no idea how to solve the problem. He suggested I try the Hotmail Fix-IT site - I already had, going through all the stages to no avail. He suggested I ask Microsoft what the problem is - I'd guess that's about as probable as getting Gates to come and fix the problem himself. I did look at a couple of MS forums but there... Read more

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Hi all

I'm experiencing a problem where certain sites are being blocked by something on my PC. This happens to the same sites in both IE6 and Firefox 2. I've tried disabling all windows firewall and PC-cillin software. I also ran through some suggestions which you can see in the thread in Web& Email (link below). A guy there suggested I try this forum as it appears to be a security issue.


For an example of the problem, I can get access to http://hub.ebay.co.uk/buy just fine. But I cannot access www.ebay.co.uk. Similarly I can't access sites like online banking, expedia, etc.

There's a hijackthis log below if that helps. I've also run Ewido across the system to wipe out spyware of which there were a few bits.



Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 14:15:39, on 12/05/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WG311v3\WinDomainlogon.exe
C:\PROGR... Read more

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hi I can't seem to get onto my secure links I need to solve this problem quick I am an E-Bayer i am in the middle of buying things for my daughters wedding that is in 4 weeks Help !!!! and need my connection here is my log any help would be appreciated

A:can't get secure links

Unable to access secure sites are usually a "firewall gone bad" problem.

I see you have Mcafee.. I would either disable it (but this sometimes doesn't work) or uninstall it and try your secure sites.

let me know.

If that solves your problem, you can either go with a different firewall, turn on windows' firewall, or better yet, buy a router with firewall capabilities.

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I get an icon with an X across it when I am trying to access a link. First-level links seem to work OK; this is when I have a link off a link. I am using Windows XP. I do not have popups blocked.

A:Blocked links

Open Internet Explorer
Go To "Tools" on the top toolbar (if you cannot see the toolbar press "ALT" on the keyboard)
Under "Tools" select "Internet Options"
Under "Security" Tab select "Default" Button
Under "Privacy" Tab select "Default" Button
under "Advanced" Tab select either "Default" (if exists) or "Restore advanced settings" Button


Close Internet Explorer
Re-Open Internet Explorer
Try your Internet page again

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My laptop has started blocking web links and return emails in outlook express.
the message reads
the operation has been cancelled due to restriction in effect on thos computer. Please contact your system administrator.

I am a real novice and have no idea how to resole this

Please can someone help. It is problaly very simple!

A:blocked web links

Let's flush your DNS cache and restore MS's Host file. Copy and paste these lines in Note pad.

@Echo on
attrib -h -s -r hosts
echo localhost>HOSTS
attrib +r +h +s hosts
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
netsh winsock reset all
netsh int ip reset all
shutdown -r -t 1
del %0

Save as flush.bat to your desktop.
Double click on the flush.bat file to run it.Vista and Windows 7... right click the .bat file and choose to run as Administrator. Your computer will reboot itself.

Next, download (free version) Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop
Malwarebytes Special Offer!
* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select Perform full scan, then click Scan.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
* When completed, a log will open in Notepad. Please save it to a convenient location. Copy and Paste that log into your next reply.

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Most live links will not allow me to connect. I get the following message:
This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator

A:links are blocked

Hi, Welcome to TSG!!
Click here to download HJTsetup.exe
Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.

Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

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hey guys,

I have been having problems lately connecting to sites that use javascript. I will be browsing fine and then when I click on a link that uses javascript the page immediately goes to a this page cannot be displayed. Please help me out, it's starting to annoy me.


A:ie won't connnect to secure javascript links

IE can be such a P.I.T.A.
How about a work around for now. D/L Mozilla's firefox for now.

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Hi all,
I was fiddling around with the security settings on IE a little while ago, and ever since then the program doesn't seem to work properly.

The problem is that some links will no longer open up.

Here are two examples;

i. Clicking on any of the green 'Download Now' links on the homepage of http://www.download.com

ii. Clicking on the 'Macromedia Shockwave Player' link on http://www.macromedia.com/downloads/

Both of the above come up with a 'The page cannot be displayed' page.
It happens with a lot of other similar links as well - eg. the sponsored links on the right of a Google search page etc.

I have gone through all the security settings on IE and set them back to default, but the problem persists.

I am running IE 6.0 on Windows 2000.

Any help would be much appreciated.
My HijackThis log is below;

Logfile of HijackThis v1.96.1

Scan saved at 16:32:29, on 02/07/2004
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\system... Read more

A:IE links randomly blocked

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Error Message:
Operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Call your systems administrator.

I was working just fine for years until one day ! can click on links. Now I have to right click and copy link and then go to Foxfire.
I don't know if this is a Vista problem, security problem or Outlook problem

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I am not entirely sure how or when my computer got infected, but now I cannot open any links when I search using google or yahoo. I don't know if this has anything to do with my problem, but I cannot connect to 'Steam' when I play Team Fortress 2. This error started around when I got infected...HijackThis log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:11:16 PM, on 12/19/2009Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Xbox 360 Accessories\XBoxStat.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Live\Device Manager\msgrdvmn.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exeC:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exeC:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exeC:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exeC:\Program Files\Skype\Plugin Manager\skypePM.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\wlcsdk.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Prog... Read more

A:Search links blocked/sent to ads

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 been tearing my hair out for the past couple of months trying to fix a nasty problem with IE 6.0 where I am unable to load certain links that use javascript. I have consulted several technical support reps from many different sites and they all keep feeding me the same blindingly obvious answers, like turning off my popup blockers or re-setting my IE security settings.
I discovered a forum from a couple of years ago with an individual who described the exact same problem. The forum is titled "JavaScript links do not work" for reference.
I have gone through all of the same steps as best as i could and ended up with all the same results but have still been unable to correct the problem. My knowlege on these matters is very limited. One detail I did notice however, is that this problem always occurs on pages within a sucure domain.
I don't know what significance, if any, this may have.
If anyone has any more ideas, I would greatly appreciate your input. I am losing my mind trying to find an answer.

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Websites that I try to access are blocked, such as newegg.com and other online vendors. I'm redirected to an error page under addresses like http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-958792-10440558?SID=T2832858506&afsrc=1 or http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin...0000001&type=4&subid=0&u1=T2832858506&afsrc=1. I recently installed a "Upromise" toolbar for my college loans. Would that have anything to do with it? Here is my log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:13:11 PM, on 5/26/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Boot Camp\KbdMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\Gadwin Systems\PrintScreen\PrintScreen.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\MagicD... Read more

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We own and operate an ISP and on our website we have a few secure links, one being to the a customers account management website and the link that allows some one to sign up online. No customers or other employee's have this problem, so it's not a site issue. But I have one inparticuler user that if she attempts to log into the Account Management screen, it pops us a domain login screen for her and forces her to use her network user/pass. On top of this, she was testing out some sign up information and up on completing the process she clicked on our Submit link and instead of taking her to the receipt page like it does everyone else, it redirects her to our internal secure website. I realize with out seeing this one it's hard to diagnose.. but again, taking the website out of being a factor as 50,000 customers use it just fine along with our other employee's. i've checked the hosts file, nothing there.. I've deleted cookies ect.. I've reset IE to defaults. Nothing. My only other option is to try and tear it down and re-install IE and i'm not sure this will fix it. Any ideas what could be going on here?

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As the title states, I have a PC that is getting redirectes from google search links and blocked sites that can be accessed from a different PC on the same network. Below is the HJT and DDS. This is still happening after running Malwarebytes with a clean bill of health.

Thanks for he help!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:50:02 AM, on 11/30/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Panda Security\WAC\psksvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Security\WAC\pavsrvx86.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Security\WAC\AVENGINE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\itype.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Security\WAC\PSCtrlC.exe
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A:Internet Redirection, Blocked links HJT Log inside

Issue Resolved.

It was a hardware attack. Client bought a router and did not change the default password. DNS servers were changed within the router.

Solution - Log into router, reset DNS servers, Reset Password, log out of router. IPCONFIG/FlushDNS, ipconfig/release, ipconfig/renew to get new DNS settings and it is good to go.

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Been using Google Chrome for awhile now, and I suddenly cannot open or download files from any Cnet links. Chrome says that "This webpage was blocked by an extension", but which one? I want to enable it if possible, just for that website. I gots to download! >:D
which one could be the culprit? and how should i fix?:
Avast! WebRep
AdBlock Plus

A:Cnet links blocked by Chrome extension?

Hi curious mew,
Leave WOT and AdBlock  Plus out.
Disable the extension by checking the right hand Enable box to stop running the 3 remaining items.
Test 1 by 1  to  know which is the culprit.
The link may be infected.
Warning before downloading of files from any Cnet links is good.
Trust me. My laptop which is now totally rendered corrupt was infected from CNET on 28th Dec.2012.
CNET could not care if ppl left malware in the free to try and trial period  programs  in their system
I did not even download anything and only read the program review. My laptop was infected.
All my browsers will leave a  html command line promoting the program and auto updating of the command line whenever I am online.

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Yesterday most of the links on Google began redirecting me to sites blocked by Trend Micro. Also random tabs occasionally appear containing ads. All pop-ups are still blocked.
Dell Inspiron e1705
Windows Vista
Mozilla Firefox
Any help is appreciated

A:Google Links Redirect to Blocked Sites


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I was here once before and you help me alot, so I'm trying again.
Ever since I downloaded SP2 (I have windows XP home edition) I get Java errors ( must have java enabled) or/and while I'm inside of secure web sites the hyper links don't work. When I click on some links, but not all, my browser (IE 6.0.2900 most upto date) tries to open the new link but I get a
"done" at the bottom of the page and nothing happens. Also when I log out of secure web sites, I get " Page Can't be Displayed Errors"
These are links/Pages that I can get to on an older computer I have running Windows 98 and an older version of IE.
I have my Java enabled under internet options and also have enabled cookies. I've shut down the pop up blocker and firewall, which did not help. I've added some programs but only noticed this issue since installing SP2.
For example, when I log into Ebay, I get the error "If you are seeing this page, your browser settings prevent you from automatically redirecting to a new URL. Please click here to continue." When I click "here " to continue nothing happens. Like its a dead link. I've been tweeking settings now for over two months, ( as this is not a major problem just an anoyence) but I give up. Help!

A:Solved: SP2 Issues, Java, Dead links in secure sites

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Some PITAware is on my wife's computer WinXP SP3.

- It's blocking anti virus updates to AVG, so I uninstalled AVG and tried Avast. Now it's also blocking virus updates to Avast.
- It's blocking almost any link you can think of to real anti virus/malware help including techsupportforum.com

I'm using another computer to post from and grab the required test files. Hopefully the transfer won't muck this computer to with the malware.

**** I can not get GMER Rootkit Scanner to run on the computer****
I'm searching for why gmer won't run but coming up blank so far. Could it be the malware? I have tried renaming gmer.exe to test.exe and other alternative names as suggested on the gmer.net FAQ

I'm posting DDS.txt as requested and attaching Attach.txt hoping this will be a start as I try to get gmer to run on the machine.


Here is the DDS.txt

DDS (Version 1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by Owner at 13:20:47.06 on Sun 12/07/2008
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.382.100 [GMT -5:00]

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
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A:antivirus links and updates blocked - gmer not running

Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running combofix:


* Ensure you have disabled all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply for further review.

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A few days ago I began having problems with links being redirected. Also, adware programs and vista system updates were errroring out when updating. I first had a problem with Spybot. It found a program it could not fix (I did not write it down) and if I tried to update Spybot it would give me an error message. I tried to remove and reinstall Spybot and it will not even install the program. Lavasoft's Ad-aware will not update from the internet I had to download the update from CNet in order to update. There are six updates for Vista waiting to be installed but none will install they all fail.

Also I am constantly being redirected when using search engines. The google sponsored links never reach the website and the other links first take you to other links like shopzilla and other things related to the website you want. You have to go back and follow the link twice to get where you want to go. If the site I am visiting has ads the browser sometimes jumps to the site of the ad.

I have tried the following programs with no luck: Ad-Aware, McAfee Security Center, Advanced SystemCare 3, Ccleaner, Spywareblaster, and Windows Defender.

DDS (Ver_09-01-07.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Bill at 21:57:09.37 on Sat 01/17/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Business 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.2036.946 [GMT -8:00]

============== Running Processes ===============

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A:Google Links being redirected & System Updates blocked

Hello, bill.king34
Welcome to TSF

My name is Billy O'Neal and I will be helping you. (Billy or Bill is fine, if you like.)
Please give me some time to look over your computer's log(s).
Please take note of the following:In the meantime, please refrain from making any changes to your computer.
Also, even if things appear to be running better, there is no guarantee that everything is finished. Please continue to check this forum post in order to ensure we get your system completely clean. We do not want to clean you part-way up, only to have the system re-infect itself. :)
If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.
Finally, please reply using the button in the lower left hand corner of your screen.
Old topics are closed after 3 days with no reply, and working topics are closed after 5 days. If for any reason you cannot complete instructions within that time, that's fine, just put a post here so that I know you're still here. We get a lot of people who simply leave, and if there is no contact for that amount of time I will have to assume you have "vanished" .

Your System is Infected with a Backdoor!!
Backdoors cause severe damage to windows' internals, and allow an attacker complete control over the infected system. Because this state allows the attacker to download new malware on demand, log keystroke... Read more

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Hello and thanks for thee help.I have run the starting programs DDS and GMER the files are attached.The problems i am experiencing are that any noninternal link on a website redirects to ad ad website.I have removed several malwares recently using proven methods over the years. This one has its hooks in pretty deeply though. Re-infects the system every three days.At this point i did no removals just the programs you wanted.Thanks again

A:MALware - non internal links redirect and known blocked viruses

Hello compmage, Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is fireman4it and I will be helping you with your Malware problem.Please take note of some guidelines for this fix: Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools. If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean". Finally, please reply using the button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply, unless they do not fit into the post.1.We need to disable Spybot S&D's "TeaTimer"TeaTimer works by preventing ANY changes to the system. It will attempt to undo any fixes we run, because it blocks these fixes from running.In order to safeguard your system from problems that can be brought on by a half finished fix, we need to disable TeaTimer. We can reenable it when we're done if you like.Open SpyBot Search and Destroy by going to Start -> All Programs -> Spybot Search and Destroy -> Spybot Search and Destroy.If prompted with a legal dialog, accept the warning.Click and then on "Advanced Mode"You may be presented with a warning dialog. If so, press Click on Click... Read more

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How can I set this so I stop getting this nag in Hotmail ?

A:Attachments, pictures, and links in this message have been blocked for your safety.

Originally Posted by bj33813

How can I set this so I stop getting this nag in Hotmail ?

Try choosing "Mark as safe" shown by "You may not know this sender"
Also, I believe adding the sender to your address book will allow images to be shown automatically.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+, x64 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2814 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon 2100 , 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 116075 MB, Free - 66271 MB; D: Total - 174160 MB, Free - 173738 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, RS740DVF, ,
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled

When I click on any links in any e-mail I get a popup error message that says:
This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer, please contact your systems administrator.

First: I should be the system administrator, since this is a personal computer. But I still do not know what settings created the new restrictions. I did not change anything myself. Please help.

A:Solved: Links in Microsoft Outlook e-mails are blocked

Hi and welcome to TSG.

Possible cause and solution can be found here:

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Hi there, whenever I go to Google, links are redirected - this appears to happen for any major search engine. I also get a page not found error for every anti-virus software site. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Here's my HijackThis log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:51:09 PM, on 07/09/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Application Accelerator\iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\M-Audio\Fast Track Pro\MAUSBInst.exe
C:\Program Files\M-Audio MA_CMIDI\MA_CMIDI_Inst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Direct... Read more

A:Google links redirected, anti-virus sites blocked.


Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running ComboFix tool:


Please ensure you read this guide carefully and install the Recovery Console first.

The Windows Recovery Console will allow you to boot up into a special recovery (repair) mode. This allows us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware. It is a simple procedure that will only take a few moments of your time.

Once installed, you should see a blue screen prompt that says:

The Recovery Console was successfully installed.

Please continue as follows:
Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix, link
Remember to re-enable them afterwards.

Click Yes to allow ComboFix to continue scanning for malware.

When the tool is finished, it will produce a report for you.

Please include the following reports for further review, and so we may continue cleansing the system:

New HijackThis log.

A word of warning: Neither I nor sUBs are responsible for any damage you may have caused your machine by running ComboFix. This tool is not a toy and not for everyday use.

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Hi, i seem to have got myself some malware/virus hope you guys can help, here's the problem;

All links in search engines (google etc) get redirected to (seemingly) random ad-sties. Internet security sites such as these forums, castlecops, lavasoft, etc, all appear to be blocked and won't load.

First problem occurred when AVG popped up saying it found a trojan. I tried to heal it which appeared to work, but when I ran a scan all AVG components suddenly disabled. Also windows firewall started turning itself off, i assume all these problems are related?

I saw another thread with similar redirect problems and the reply said to download and run ComboFix so I did that (I hope this wasn't a bad idea; I need my computer for work so wanted to save as much time as possible..)

HJT log
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:13:25 PM, on 09/08/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\COMODO\Firewall\cmdagent.exe
C:\Program Files\UltraMon\UltraMon.exe
C:\... Read more

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The first thing that I noticed was that google links were not taking me where they said they were (initially in Firefox, then also in IE), and then noticed that my McAfee Security Center was not running. When I tried to start it up and update it, it simply sat there. I tried to access their website, but it is completely blocked. I obviously have something messing with my system, but I have no idea where to start. I am including the HijackThis log below. Any suggestions?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:14:51 PM, on 4/14/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.0\Apps\apdproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LogMeInSystray.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LMIGuardian.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mim.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:... Read more

A:McAfee update/website blocked, google links redirected


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tetonbob was helping me out. I did not reply straight away... got busy with Xmas work and we've lived off our other computers for a few days.

As requested I am starting a new thread. Here is the link to the 1st one antivirus links and updates blocked - gmer not running

I visited the webpage for download links and instructions for running combofix.

Downloaded Combofix.

Found out the dang eMachine computer having the problem came with a blank set of recovery disks so...

I downloaded recovery console from MS.

**Both of the download links were blocked in the computer having the problem so I downloaded to my Vista and shot them over the network to the XP eMachine with problem.

I did the drag and drop thing with the MS file onto Combofix.

I checked again and again for running antivirus, malware and firewalls but...

I can not get Combofix to run on that computer.

Combo fix shows it's running task manager under Processes but I get no command prompt like in the example on this page

I'm half thinking now to pull all the files off that computer and reinstall windows from scratch.

There is a 2nd hard drive in that computer which we use just for photo's. I think I should pull that out and scan it in another computer to be safe.

If I back up all the user files on the OS hard drive to another computer will I be safe just scanning them?

If I reinstall the OS might this take care of problem or could it live on? Would I have to reformat that hard... Read more

A:2nd thread antivirus links and updates blocked - gmer not running

Not a bump, just a note... I reformatted this computer back to factory condition. Managed to save all of the files too. My wife is happy.

Merry Xmas and thanks to tetonbob for helping me out.


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All of the sudden I ran into major malware issues. My search links in google were redirected to adsites and any website that looked helpful would not be found. Pretty much any website related to virus help was blocked. My system restore was also blocked in the sense that if I attempted it, I could get to the confirm page and then clicking next did nothing.

Now, I was finally able to copy over the registry files from a previous restore using the windows xp recovery console from my Dell backup disk. It's allowed me to get to the point of being able to post on this forum, download hijack this and get the log.

The previously blocked Malwarebytes found nothing, spyblocker search and destroy removed win32.agent and win32.banker. AVG popped up immediately after I got back into windows with this new registry with a few trojans to heal.

So what's left? here's the log
(by the way I haven't restarted yet after the Spybot run, I notice this in the log. Am about to do that.)
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:44:56 PM, on 3/2/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\sp... Read more

A:Search links redirected, helper software blocked, some websites disabled

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Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by a helper.


While Spybot's TeaTimer is an excellent tool for the prevention of spyware, it can sometimes prevent tools from fixing certain things.
Please disable TeaTimer for now until you are clean. TeaTimer can be re-activated once your logs are clean.Open Spybot Search & Destroy.
In the Mode menu click "Advanced mode" if not already selected.
Choose "Yes" at the Warning prompt.
Expand the "Tools" menu.
Click "Resident".
Uncheck the "Resident "TeaTimer" (Protection of overall system settings) active." box.
If TeaTimer gives you a warning that changes were made, click the "Allow Cha... Read more

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Every time I try and go to the windows update, it says "Connection is Reset - The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.". In addition, when I do a Google search and click on a link, it forwards me to various spam sites. I downloaded windows defender but it is unable to update itself. I'm not sure if this is a trojan or other malware on my computer. I have updated versions with their updated definitions for Malaware Bytes, AVG, AdAware and none seem to detect the problem.DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Owner at 9:36:23.02 on Sat 08/07/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_18Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.958.234 [GMT -5:00]AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\Sy... Read more

A:Windows Update Blocked / Google Search Engine Redirecting links

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

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Hi everybody,

I have recently been affected by nasty viruses/trojans on both my pc and my laptop. I will start with my laptop since it is newer.

I have had the laptop for about a year now, running Vista with no problems and no viruses or spyware to bother me. I now have a malicious infection on the computer which has caused a number of issues:

-Internet Explorer opens, but does not load any websites
-Firefox works, but all Google links redirect to useless websites
- All antivirus websites are somehow blocked and Firefox cannot find their servers. This means I cannot run online virus scans
-My Norton Protection Center antivirus (which is also expired) freezes upon trying to run a virus scan
-AVG cannot install because when it tries to connect to the update server, the virus blocks the connection and it cannot find the server.
-my laptop had its first ever blue screen of death and restarted
- Upon restart, the computer now runs incredibly slow and Performance CPU Usage ranges from 97% to 100% while in the Processes tab of Task Manager nothing seems to be eating up any CPU at all.
-There are false instances of iexplore.exe using up memory (these come and go)
-I tried running the GMER program but it caused my computer to blue screen and crash for the second time

Please help, I don't know what to do!!

Here are my logs:
DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Justin at 22:29:57.86 on 06/09/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18813 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_07
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A:Rootkit - [Computer 1] antivirus wont run - AV websites blocked - google links redirecting

Please make sure you disable ALL of your Antivirus/Antispyware/Firewall before running ComboFix.. Please visit HERE if you don't know how.. Please re-enable them back after performing all steps given..Please download ComboFix by sUBs from HERE or HERE and save it to your Desktop.During the download, rename Combofix to Combo-Fix as follows:It is important you rename Combofix during the download, but not after.**NOTE: If you are using Firefox, make sure that your download settings are as follows:Tools->Options->Main tabSet to "Always ask me where to Save the files".After that, double-click and run Combo-Fix. Let it finish its job and post the log hereIf ComboFix asked you to install Recovery Console, please do so.. It will be your best interest..Note: DON'T do anything with your computer while ComboFix is running.. Let ComboFix finishes its job..

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When I click on any google search results, I'm redirected to sites not related to my search. All of these sites are blocked by my Trend-Micro Internet Security. I've run Ad-aware, Malwarebytes, SpywareBlaster, CWS Shredder with no positive results. I'm running XP PRO SP3.

I'll post my logs and attach the appropriate files -had to zip up the ark.txt file as it was too big - I also have run HijackThis and have those logs as well if needed. Thanks

DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86
Run by Daniel at 21:01:24.67 on Mon 01/03/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_23
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.767.281 [GMT -5:00]

AV: Trend Micro Internet Security *Enabled/Updated* {7D2296BC-32CC-4519-917E-52E652474AF5}
FW: Trend Micro Personal Firewall *Enabled*

============== Running Processes ===============

E:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
E:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
E:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
E:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
E:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
E:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\CTDevSrv.exe
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A:Google Search Results Links are redirected to various pages that are ad-related and are blocked by AV program

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 are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about the Windows version you are using: What we in particular need to know is version, edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system. If you are unsure about any of these caracteristics, just let us know and we'll help you figuring it out. Please also tell us if you have your Windows CD/DVD handy.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 ... Read more

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Hi I have xp and explorer but generally use chrome. I recently performed a system recovery and everything seemed pretty good then suddenly when i try to go to my aol mail I get this message,"Cannot connect to the real mail.aol.com Something is currently interfering with your secure connection to mail.aol.com Try to reload this page in a few minutes or after switching to a new network. If you have recently connected to a new wifi network finish logging in before reloading.If you were to visit mail.aol.com right now you might share private information with an attacker. To protect your privacy Chrome will not load the page until it can establish a secure connection to the real mail.aol.com. I have been getting that for 2-3 days. I tried looking up the problem online but i don't understand all that server and network talk. Any ideas. Please talk to me like i'm a child. thank you.

A:aol email blocked "something interfering with secure connection"

It may be your anti-virus is blocking that address and it will need to be added to a secure list.
I'm not sure how it is done exactly so hopefully one of the techs with browser and networking experience can help.

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My colleague brought me his computer. Apparently, he uninstalled AVG and at some point installed Malware Defense. I've deleted all traces of Malware Defense from the registry and unregistered the associated dlls but I cannot successfully install AVG9--the installation always fails due to not responding in a timely fashion. I can install Spybot 1.62 but it won't launch in either regular nor safe mode. Likewise I can install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware but it won't respond.

Any ideas?



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Win XP Service Pack 2.

First symptom was that the desktop icon to go to IE resulted in "Cannot find server"

Started to open IE from the program list , until that no longer worked ( 2 days)
IE is getting online, I can ping sites and my anti virus updates etc but IE will not open any web sites - except secure ones

Hopefully the solution is in the log file to follow. Thanks !

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:27:33 PM, on 9/13/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Command Software\dvpapi.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Support\Alert\bin\DAMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
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A:Internet access blocked but can access secure sites

oops posted two logs- sorry . great first post

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Help guys!

I think I got a virus - I can't change the firewall settings anymore, on avast - my real time shields status is unknown and it won't let me turn it on. When I try to turn it on it says "Unable to start the file system shield! Shield unreachable."

ALso I can't access the internet. I get the computer icon with the exclamation mark and when I try to diagnose, it says "Windows could not automatically detect this network's proxy settings."

I scanned with spyware doctor, malwarebytes, adware, super antispyware already and now scanning with avast. The previous ones removed alot of viruses but I still think there are some remaining.

I can't even use restore point cause it always fails :/ Please help!

A:Help! Internet blocked, Antivirus blocked, Firewall blocked...

Updated with ark.txt, attach.txt, and DDS.txt

I wasn't sure how to compress them with windows compressor cause it became a winrar file so I just left it as normal.

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I am trying to make an secure POP3 (port 995) and secure IMAP (port 993) connection thru Verizon FIOS via the ActionTec MI424WR modem/router/802.11G box that Verizon supplied. I am running Vista, and I am using Outlook 2007, which is set to these ports.

I wanted to do this with the firewall set to the "Maximum Security (High)" setting.

These ports were not available in the ActionTec's pick list so I added these ports (using the "Advanced" tab and then under "Protocols") so they read "TCP any -> 993" and "TCP any -> 995"

I tried adding these ports to the "Access Control" table, and the "Port Forwarding" table and the "Advanced Filtering" table but none worked.

The Verizon Tech Support line worker told me the only solution was to enable the DMZ host and set it to be the IP address of the computer I happened to be on.

To my astonisment, with DMZ enabled, the "Access Control" rules seemed to kick in for the DMZ host and my secure POP3 would only work if I had this port allowed in the "Access Control" table.

1. Is it safe to run with DMZ pointing to my computer.

I thought this effectively brought the "DMZ host" (i.e. my computer) outsied the firewall and exposed all the ports on my computer directly to the internet. (But if that were the case, then

2. why does the Access Control table work only to the DMZ host???

3. How do I make the "Ac... Read more

A:ActionTec MI424WR Verizon FIOS & Secure IMAP & Secure POP3

DMZ does indeed expose the computer directly to the outside world, that's why it's called the DMZ!

Do you have residential or commercial FiOS? There are blocked ports for the residential service.

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F-Secure Client Security 11.61 Build 104

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In 60 seconds from the first confirmation of a new threat, all the computers in your corporate network are protected.

Whether your company is large or small, Client Security scales up with your business.

Download F-Secure Client Security Trial:

Download F-Secure Client Security Premium Trial:

Download F-Secure Automatic Update Agent 8.36 Hotfix 1:

What?s new in F-Secure Client Security 11.61:
New features and improvements: Sidegrade module ? It is now possible to remove a conflicting product, which has been installed via Windows Installer as an MSI package, during the installation of Client Security or Anti-virus for Workstations.
Fixed issues: A path traversal vulnerability was discovered internally in F-Secure?s Automatic Update Agent (AUA), which could potentially allow a remote attacker to replace system files.

F-Secure Antivirus for Workstations 11.61

F-Secure Anti-Virus for Workstations is a powerful antivirus, antispyware and antirootkit (BlackLight) solution for corporate environments ... Read more

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Let me start by saying that lately my bank website, Norton Safesearch and even your website appear to have replaced their secure certificates with outdated or insufficient security. Usually in these cases the https in the address bar is crossed out or has a yellow          ! triangle. If you click on that triangle or crossed out space you will see a grey box that says "your connection to this site is not private". My connection is a private home network as opposed to public. It used to say "you have not visited this site before today" but that phrase is no longer there. Of course I've gone to these sites before. In the grey box there is a tab titled 'connections'. Click on that and it says '! The identity of this website has not been verified' and '! Your connection to www.xxxxxxx.com is not encrypted'. These sites normally have the green bar in the address bar indicating a secure connection. Clicking on the green bar will give you the same grey box, only this time it says "Your connection to this site is private" and it will tell you 'the identity of this site has been verified by [name of certificate]. Valid Certificate Transparency supplied by the server'. It will say 'your connection is encrypted using an obsolete cipher suite, or [...encrypted using a modern cipher suite]. Both are followed by specific connection and encryption information, i.e. TLS 1.2.
Now let me get to the brass tacks. I have been to bleepingcomputer.com at least 3 time... Read more

A:previously secure (https) websites no longer secure

how are you mrb5162 i have readed you history and symptoms i am not such a good one but if you want it then maybe i can help you
do you really having those symptoms about 2years? i guess it is very painful for everyone 
first i want to know about few points
1. which windows version/bits/patch number do you use at this time
2. which browser name/version do you using at that you having problems
3. do you have ever formatted system and reinstalled windows at once?
4. if you have formatted system and then same problem persisting after reinstall windows?

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I have 2 problems which I believe to be unrelated but no virus scan or malware scans have detected any problems. The first started a while ago and my windows update will not connect to download updates. I believe something is blocking it. Also if I go to the microsoft website to download an update manually when I click to download I get a page cannot load error. So I think something is stopping me from updating my version of windows (Vista SP1).

The next issue just started recently and at first I suspected it was just one webpage and it was their issue. Whenever I'd go to the site it'd redirect to an ad, different each time. It would block all access to the site because it'd just redirect to an ad site. Then as randomly as it started, it will occasionally let me onto the site and then again start redirecting. I thought it was the site because it does this in every browser and also on my Mac in safari & firefox. If I try opening with NoScript running it just opens a blank page. Anyway I now believe it's not that site that's the problem because now another unrelated site is doing the same thing.

I tried doing everything listed in the "before you post" thread but RootRepeal will not run. It just freezes at the "Initializing" screen. I did a search and found one place where someone having that problem was told to rename it something else but when I did that I got "Could not load driver (0xc0000035)!".

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A:Browser redirect on some websites/Windows update blocked/MS website blocked/RootRepeal won't run

Hi demonscars,Welcome to BC HijackThis forum. I am farbar. I am going to assist you with your problem.Please refrain from making any changes to your system (scanning or running other tools, updating Windows, installing applications, removing files, etc.) from now on as it might interfere with our fixes. Please let me know in your next reply if you agree with this.I see your system is infected.If you have not resolved the issue please post a fresh DDS.txt log. In case you have installed any new software please also post the Attach.txt.Since you have already run ComboFix also post the log it created.

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In my Home Office using my Notebook and wireless router I have WEP encryption with a Network security key. But I am often away on the road in Asia and I connect to both unsecured and WEP secured wireless networks in restaurants, hotels and internet cafes.

When I need to log in to certain web sites to attend to important personal info like bank accounts and credit cards and make payments etc I often avoid it for fear of this information being visible or accessible to others, even on the WEP secured ones.

I 'm wondering though, if it shows the connection as WEP secured in Manage Wireless Connections, does that mean things are secure or can other people using the same wireless pick up on what others around them are sending and receiving?

I guess what I am asking is, how can I know if a wireless connection is safe on the road and is there anything I can do to make it safe or safer? I suspect many others encounter this same issue.

Vista Home Premium
Norton Internet Security 2008

A:Wireless security on the road...is secure really secure?

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hello, i used acronis true image and disk director suite and successfully cloned and backup disks many times. recently i installed pgp enterprise to secure the disk. as fate would have it i decided to increase the secure zone partition. the operating system on boot prompted for pgp password to decrypt the drive and then acronis loaded and i used the partition management option. the partition limit of secure zone was enhanced from 55 gb to 61 gb (limit being shown as 69gb). the three steps that appeared were C drive size being fixed from 55 gb to 45 gb, D drive (which was pgp secured) was shown to be going NO change and the third step was the Secure Zone expanding from 45 GB to 51 gb or so. when all the steps were done, the system booted. as always the first prompt was PGP secure disk, i entered the password but the second prompt for Acronis halted and Displayed a fatal error and asked to press enter to attempt to boot the OS. On pressing Enter the system booted and the OS was normal EXCEPT that the D drive was being shown as Raw (i.e. needed to formatted). On inspecting the D drive with Acronis disk manager the three partitions were visible the C and Secure zone with the newly allocated disk space but the D was being shown as RAW Although the D disk size was being shown as before, i.e. 45 GB. All assets are resided in the D drive. Please advise how to recover or restore the partitions.

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The avast has kept popping up saying "Malicious URL Blocked" and "Malware Blocked". These will show up about every 5 minutes and come in groups, if that makes since!
Thanks for your guys' help!

A:Avast popup "Malicious URL Blocked" and "Malware Blocked" from svchost.exe

Hello basinski I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same"... Read more

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I read through the pre-posting guidelines and attempted to download DDS, but this virus or whatever is on my computer has completely blocked my ability to download anything that could potentially help you guys help me. If there is a workaround that someone knows that I don't, please let me know. I'll do whatever I need to to get this damn thing off my computer. It started as a Google redirect virus which I seemed to have under control, and then all of a sudden my data usage spiked today and everything that I normally use to control something like this stopped working. What I can tell you is that when I saw my data go out of control, I opened my Task Manager and found dllhost.exe *32 COM Surrogate running and it will not stop. I had never seen that running before. I'm just at a complete loss. I really hope you guys can help me and if not... walk me through a complete and utter wipe, reformat, whatever you call it.

A:Google Redirect Virus, DDS download blocked, TDSSKiller.exe blocked

I was able to run DDS and TDSSKiller from a jump drive. No reaction from TDSSKiller - no threats found. Log from DDS is included below. I should probably also say that this was run in Safe Mode since I didn't know if it would even work in a regular boot. If I need to run it in a regular boot, let me know and I can post that log as well.
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 MINIMAL
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16457  BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24
Run by Mamabear at 1:19:17 on 2013-12-06
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.8183.7384 [GMT -5:00]
AV: Norton Internet Security *Disabled/Updated* {88C95A36-8C3B-2F2C-1B8B-30FCCFDC4855}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton Internet Security *Disabled/Updated* {33A8BBD2-AA01-20A2-213B-0B8EB45B02E8}
FW: Norton Internet Security *Disabled* {B0F2DB13-C654-2E74-30D4-99C9310F0F2E}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
============== Pseudo HJT Report ======... Read more

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I am constantly getting these pop up messages from Norton:High,An intrusion attempt by 34jh7alm94.asia was blocked.,Blocked,No Action Required,HTTPS Tidserv RequestHigh,An intrusion attempt by zI09lkhale44.com was blocked.,Blocked,No Action Required,HTTPS Tidserv RequestI guess Norton is able to block them but not remove the virus.I've done all the prep required but now I cannot open the notebook file for the dds text doc, so I attached it.Any help is appreciated!thanks in advance,paula

A:Continuos Infection Message High 34jh7alm94.asia was blocked.,Blocked,No Action Required,HTTPS Tidserv Request

Good evening. Download TDSSKiller.zip from Kaspersky from here and save it to your Desktop. You will then need to extract the file(s) from the zipped folder.To do this: Right-click on the zipped folder and from the menu that appears, click on Extract All...In the Extraction Wizard window that opens, click on Next> and in the next window that appears, click on Next> again. In the final window, click on Finish Double click TDSSKiller.exe to begin. Click Start scan and allow the tool to do just that. One the scan has completed, if the tool detects anything the default action is Cure - please click on that and change it to Skip. Finally, click on Report and let me have the contents of the text file that will open.

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