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Q: Not able to turn on firewall and Windows Security Alert says SymantecAntivirus is off

Hello. I run Windows Xp service pack 2 currently. I also regularly update and scan my computer with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SuperAntiSpyware. The only thing that SuperAntiSpyware may find are Adware.Tracking Cookies. Other than that nothing else turns up. Since removing the Vundo, I have not been able to turn on my firewall. Windows Security Alerts tells me at start up that the firewall is turned off. When I go to recommendations and then enable now, Windows says it is unable to turn it on and that I should turn it on from the control panel. When attempting to turn it on from the control panel, it is is unchangeable. An attachment shows how the firewall control panel appears. After clicking out of that alert, Windows Security Alerts then says that Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition is turned off. I check Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition and it appears to be running fine. It may be working since a few times since the Vundo it has caught some incoming threats to the computer. I am wondering what steps I should take to turn on the firewall and how to check if Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition is working okay or not. Thank you.

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A: Not able to turn on firewall and Windows Security Alert says SymantecAntivirus is off

Try THIS.

Or, click on Start > Run > services.msc

Scroll down to Windows Firewall and make sure it's Started and Automatic.

Try this fix: Firewall On

Save the reg file to your desktop. Double-click on it to merge it to the registry.

Reboot.

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About two hours ago, my computer lost internet connection and was searching for network address. This happens a lot, and so far I thought it is normal. But when I right-clicked the icon for "repair", restarted the connection search. But instead of simply reconnecting I noticed a Windows Security Alert popup that said my firewall was disabled. Also my computer went very slow at the time, but is now normal speed and connected. But the popup quickly disappeared as soon as it was shown. I immediatly checked the settings, but it showed firewall was still on. I still have popup saying I turned off automatic updates (I did do this), but it is no longer saying my firewall is off. What could have cause this weird thing to happen? Since then there has been no sign or sympton of infection.

A:Windows Security Alert pop "Firewall disabled" but firewall is still on

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.Back at the main Scanner screen:Click on the Show Results button to see a list ... Read more

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So I had a virus (seems like many people have gotten it) that kept giving me pop-ups stating that I was being infected and needed to download certain anti-virus programs etc. I thought I removed it using RKILL, Malwarebytes anti-malware, SUPERantispyware and then ATF-Cleaner. However now I have a symbol at the bottom right hand of my screen. It's the Windows Shield and its red with a white X on it. When I click it, I am shown a page saying that my windows firewall is off, and both my automatic updates and virus protection are on. However when I try to follow the different steps to turn on the firewall (like going to start, control panel then double clicking windows firewall) I cannot activate my firewall. The bubble that you would click to turn on the firewall is gray and can't be clicked. I also tried to restore the firewall to the original settings but that didn't help either. Any thoughts?? I'm at a complete loss here and my scans are clean.

A:Windows Security Alert-- firewall off

Try the fix at Kelly's Korner. Firewall On - #386 on the right.Right click on it and save the .reg file to your desktop. Then, double click on the file icon (on your desktop) to merge it into your registry. You may need to reboot your computer for the changes to take affect.With any fix like this you should create a new restore point and backup the registry first. For backing up the registry I like to use ERUNT.

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Just to share what the Windows Firewall alert looks like. Most are probably using some third-party Firewall and never realise it actually does protect it's users.

Here's to the Comodo Firewall fan-users.

Two examples the past month, notice the differences?






 

A:What a Windows Firewall 'Security Alert' looks like

Ahhhh! so that what that window is! It's been bugging me for ages
 

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A few times recently a Windows Security Alert popped up for no apparent reason, and with no apparent new alert. Yesterday it popped up a few times, this time saying that my firewall is disabled. Within a second or two, that message disappeared from the list of other security alerts (I refuse to do automatic updating, so that alert is always there). Then within a minute or several the alert popped up again with the same message, which disappeared just as quickly. Last time it popped up it didn't have any apparent reason again, no mention of the firewall, only the auto update it had warned me about at startup already.

There doesn't appear to be any one specific thing I'm doing when this happens. It's happened when I'm browsing, streaming music, and I think earlier I was attaching a document to an email. Nothing consistent or unusual that I would assume would be the cause of this behavior.

Should I be concerned? Logically I would interpret these pop ups to mean that my firewall was turned off for a second here or there, for some inexplicable reason, but I don't want to jump to conclusions with anything MS. I'm also on a very slow computer, which sometimes needs a little time to catch up with itself (laptop operating on 256 MB RAM).

I'm on Windows XP, using the firewall that came with it, Avira Free, and scan with the free versions of SuperAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. Scans with all three, Avira, SAS, and MBAM, found ... Read more

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Hi

I keep getting this message whenever I try to turn on Windows Firewall, can anyone help?

A:Security Center can't turn on Windows Firewall

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




a link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined below. Use a USB flash drive to download and transfer the tools to the affected machine, if necessary. You might like to run the Flash_Disinfector.exe on the clean machine and the flash drive first to protect against any possible transfer of infection via USB.


NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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Hello,
Recently I got a Antivirus Antispyware virus on my computer, I ran Rkill and then Malwarebytes and it found the virus and I removed it. However now my Windows 7 Security Center firewall and my McAfee firewall will not turn on. With my Windows 7 Security center, when I try and turn it on it prompts me with a message that says 'Action center cannot turn firewall on, turn windows firewall on manually' so I click on that and I click the recommended settings and it gives me a message saying 'Windows firewall can't change some of your settings. Error code 0x80070422'. My McAfee fire wall will turn on for a second and then automatically turn off. I have tried many things and seeked for many solutions but so far none of them have worked. Some advice would be wonderful, Thanks!

A:Windows 7 Security Center and firewall will not turn on

Can you post the logs from your malwarebytes scans?

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Hi

I keep getting this message whenever I try to turn on Windows Firewall, can anyone help?

A:Security Center can't turn on Windows Firewall

This may help: Can't turn on the Windows Firewall in the Security Center

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For whatever reason Vista has decided to turn off it's firewall. I've tried to turn it back on but it says "Security Center can't turn on Windows Firewall". I then try to click on the link that says "Turn on Windows Firewall manually", and once inside it says that windows firewall is "on".

Despite any of this, I constantly get security warnings that my firewall is down. Is this something I should worry about? Could this be something to do with malware or is Vista just acting screwy again?

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

-Lou

I should probably note that this all happen once I tried to upgrade my virus protection software, after all the fuss and trouble I had with installing and then uninstalling it, I gave up, got my money back and went with a trial version of ESET software, which doesn't have a firewall. Trend Micro also messed with my internet connection and Firefox now loads super slow.

I believe I finally deleted all of the trend micro software install but my firewall is still acting freaky.

halp!
 

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I was running Kaspersky Internet Security 2015.
 
I uninstalled it using Revo Uninstaller.
 
On Startup, Windows Security Center reported Firewall was off.
 
There was no internet access.
 
When I attempted to start the Firewall, I received the message:
 
"We're sorry. The Security Center could not turn on Windows Firewall (etc.)"
 
I got a screenshot of "Security Center" which had references to:
 
Kaspersky Anti-Virus (Uninstalled as reported using "Advanced" Scan option)
and
PC Cleaner Pro (Uninstalled many moons ago)
 
I ran Malwarebytes which reported three (03) references to "PUP" files.
 
I removed those files.
 
I installed the latest version of Norton Security
 
Norton reported "Downloader.Upatre" and removed it along with "reimage5repair.exe" (PUA.Gen.3)
 
Internet access has returned, although I had to manually reset some internet options related to connection properties so they would behave as before.
 
Security Center opens now with references to Norton Firewall and Norton Antivirus, but I continue to wonder whether all is OK since I don't think any of these operations actually found the cause of the strange behaviour.
 
Anyone have any ideas or suggestions for more investigation(s)?
 
 

A:The Security Center could not turn on Windows Firewall

Hello,
 
please download MiniToolBox by Farbar and save it to your desktop.
 
Run tool as Administrator and make sure that these options are checked :
 
Flush DNS
Reset IE Proxy Settings
Reset FF Proxy Settings
List Installed Programs

Post log here .
 
Step 2
 
Download TFC by OldTimer and save it to your desktop.
 
Run it as Administrator and click on Start button.
 
If programs need reboot, allow it to do so. 
NOTE: IF your desktop disappears, don't panic, it's normal.
 
Post log here.

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After turning my computer on this morning I received a Balloon pop up from Windows security Centre (red shield in the system tray) informing me that No antivirus and firewall are currently running. I have online armour and AVG Free installed and running (and have had for years). I have tried deleting the contents of WINDOWS\system32\wbem\Repository so the data base could be rebuilt upon start up, no success.

Please note:
- I Have XP professional with Sp3 installed
- AVG and online armour are running fine
- I do not wish to tick the monitor my firewall/antivirus Option found in windows security centre recommendations
- I installed Skype’s whiteboard meeting app last night, besides that nothing has changed from yesterday.

Any Help on this would be greatly Appreciated.
Thanks,
Tom

A:False 'No Antivirus' and 'Firewall Running' Alert from Windows Security Centre (system tray)

Never used it myself but this may help: How To Use Dial-a-fix To Repair Windows Internals Problems http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic160132.html

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hi

how turn on?
i click in view firewall option and click turn on kaspersky but it isnt work

A:turn off windows firewall and kaspersky internet security

What build are you on?
MS broke the drivers that support the Kaspersky products in the latest Redstone build
MA is working with Kaspersky to find a fix, good luck with that then Kaspersky
It's a PITA, stay with Win Defender for now
Another reason for me to come of the fast ring, I've lost patience now

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This is my 1st post in bleeping computers. This is the second time I am facing this issue. My windows security center wont turn on. I followed few Microsoft articles and tried registry fix, still no fix!!! I contacted my computer manufacturer tech support and complete OS reinstallation was done. This is the second time I had to do a factory reset on my computer. I still don't have an answer why this happened and what caused this issue. I suspected virus and ran trojan remover, malwarebytes, super anti, hitmanpro and my antivirus program McAfee. No virus found. But still my security center was disabled. I finally gave up and contacted my computer's tech support and they informed most of my computer's windows files were corrupt and they could not start windows services like windows firewall were not working and suggested me factory reset. I want to know what caused this issue and what should I do to avoid this issue in future. Is there a software or scan that can fix this issue without having to do OSRI? Could I have tried something before doing factory reset?

A:Windows security center wont start. unable to turn on firewall

Hello Vinay and Welcome -Do you have any idea of the actual "infection name" or did the people you contacted give you any further information ?Can I ask who were the people that you contacted (sales or makers), and basically what they did for you.Are you able to operate the computer and connect to the internet now ?? Can we gather a bit of information please -  FIRST : Please download MiniToolBox, Save it to your desktop and run it.Close any Firefox browsers you may have open while you Reset Firefox SettingsCheckmark the following boxes:•Flush DNS•Report IE Proxy Settings•Reset IE Proxy Settings•Report FF Proxy Settings•Reset FF Proxy Settings•List content of Hosts•List IP configuration•List last 10 Event Viewer log•List Installed Programs•List Users, Partitions and Memory size.•List Minidump Files Click Go and copy / paste the result (Result.txt).  NEXT : Download Security Check by Screen317 from HERE* Save it to your Desktop.* Double-click SecurityCheck.exe* Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.* A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please Copy / Paste the contents of that document.Note: If a security program requests permission to access the Internet, allow it to do so.  Thank You -

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I recently downloaded the Sims 3 Pets from Origin. Think it's possibly not a coincidence that when I searched through the similar topics for the virus that people had the Sims 3 in their files. I checked the file location for something MalwareBytes picked up and it was created the day I downloaded this game. I can't seem to get rid of this virus. Microsoft Security Essentials, Windows Firewall and Windows Update will not turn on. When I scan with M Security Essentials and with M Security Scanner it gets to a certain point and then comes up saying there is a critical error and the laptop will restart in one minute. What can I do to get rid of this virus? I've uninstalled M Security Essentials now and have installed MalwareBytes. My details are:

64 Bit Operating System
Dell Inspiron N7010
Windows 7 Home Premium

The same restarting seems to happen on MalwareBytes. It's got to the same file on a quick scan three times:

C:\Windows\Installer\{c614d3bf-243a-3fd7-a4fd-36cd3756874b}\U

There are three files inside:

[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]

Once it's identified it, it says it urgently needs to restart.

Microsoft Security Essentials identified it as Win64/Sirefef.B

From MalwareBytes:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Trial) 1.62.0.1300
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: v2012.08.11.03

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 NTFS
Internet Explorer 8.0.7601.17514
Bethany :: BETHANY-PC [administrator]

Protection: Disabled

11/08/2012 19:46:55
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A:Win64/Sirefef.B - MSE, Windows Firewall, Windows Update will not turn on - Restarts every minute when attempt to use M Security...

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease 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", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At... Read more

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So, I have this potential spyware fake anti-virus on my computer named "XP Security 2012 Firewall Alert". When I open up Browsers, it gives me a message saying that the program could potentially give me viruses, and when I open up Malware Bytes, it displays a fake scan instead. When I check via ctrl+alt+delete, it is "gox.exe" as a process.

I am not sure how I got this spyware, but perhaps it was a possible rootkit in my computer, as I have a Google+Bing redirect rootkit, and I also had some mysterious virus in my laptop that randomly opening up internet explorer in the background. Very bothersome.

I would post this into logs, but I can't actually GET a Malwarebytes Log out of my laptop given how this annoying malware shows up whenever I open up Malwarebytes. Very annoying.

A:XP Security 2012 Firewall alert gox.exe?

Hello, Please follow our Removal Guide here Remove Win 7 Antispyware 2012 and Vista Antivirus 2012 name changing rogue .After reading how the malware is misleading you ...You will move to the Automated Removal InstructionsAfter you completed that, post your scan log here,let me know how things are.The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.

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Scanned with MBAM. Log:

DDS (Ver_09-01-19.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Kevin Hoang at 20:20:04.50 on Wed 01/28/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.510.161 [GMT -8:00]

AV: *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated)
FW: *disabled*

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\Program Files\Comcast\Desktop Doctor\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\fxssvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Samsung\PanelMgr\ssmmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\Plugins\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
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A:System Security Firewall Alert

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 description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_ScanFollow the ... Read more

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This happens at random times about half a dozen times a day. All antivirus scans are clean.
I've used ESET, Panda, McAfee, Malwarebytes, Spybot Search and Destroy, Ad-Aware, and Clamwin,
Doctor Web and a few others I probably forgot. As I said they all come up clean, even in safe mode.
I found this command;
Netsh firewall set opmode enable
and run it as a bat file on my desktop. I REALLY want to know how to run this automatically when
the firewall is down and the security center comes up. I really don't want to know more about viruses
and formatting my hard drive and re-installing windows. This started happening on a Tuesday right
after running Microsoft update!? I REALLY don't think I have a virus, but think it's possible one of my
windows files might be corrupt. Problem is SFC /Scannow won't complete because it keeps asking for
disk 2 of Windows XP Professional (This is Media Center Edition 2005) OEM from Compaq installed
from a second partion on the hard dirve. I haven't found ANY messages in the event log when this happens.
So is there a really slick way to run this command when the firewall goes down, or is someone going to
tell me all about viruses and re-installing Windows? paj692
 

A:Solved: Win XP MCE security alert Firewall down.

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Hi to all members, two days ago I started receiving pop ups from XP Security 2012 Firewall Alert which I now know is a fake in order to get me to buy computer protection. The only short term bypass I have found is by pressing control, alt and delete but this only lasts for a few minutes before it reappears again. Please help !

A:XP Security 2012 firewall alert

Hello,

I am moving this topic to the Am I Infected forum as we have a removal guide for this infection here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-win-7-antispyware-2012

Please let us know if this resolves your issues.

Orange Blossom

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We have been getting a pop-up frequently over the past two days. There is also a new yellow with black stripe shield icon on the tool bar. The message that pops up says System Security Firewall Alert at the top and warns that IE is infected with Lsas.Blaster. Keyloger and then gives us the choice to activate system security or continue unprotected. We continue unprotected and it goes away for a few minutes then returns. I have run Spybot and Avast, both of which were in place before this started and they do not detect any viruses or problems. I updated both and ran again, still nothing. I removed Avast and installed PC tools Antivirus, it also did not detect anything. Any suggestions on getting rid of this?
 

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This malware program called XP Total Security has taken over the computer and of course wants me to buy there program to remove infections
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DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86
Run by bsearls at 9:51:28.40 on Fri 04/29/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.5.0_17
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1014.80 [GMT -4:00]
.
AV: eTrust ITM *Enabled/Outdated* {33EA71EA-56CF-40B5-A06B-BD3A27397C44}
AV: *Disabled/Updated* {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}
FW: *Disabled*
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcss
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Starfield\offSyncService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manag... Read more

A:XP Total Security Firewall Alert (Malware)

Good evening.

This machine has got so much slime onboard you wouldn't believe, far more than I would expect with proper security programs installed on it.
According to the DDS log your AV is eTrust ITM and although it's enabled, it's also outdated. How long has it been since your anti-virus program has been updated?
Also, is this a business machine, as the video conferencing software suggests?

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Hi Guys,

I use Norton personal firewall 2003, window XP.
Sometimes when needed, I disable the firewall by right click on the taskbar icon then click disable. Everything went fine until yesterday.
Now when I disable a window security alert informing the firewall is off pop up every few seconds. Its very annoying. How to get back to what it was like before?

thank you.
 

A:norton personal firewall security alert

The only way I've found to stop those incessant and annoying security alerts is to turn off the Windows Security Center. It doesn't seem to do anything but tell you when there's no firewall running or no antivirus installed.

To turn it off, go to Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Services, double click on Security Center, click the Stop button to turn it off without having to reboot and select Disabled in the drop-down list for Startup Type. Click OK.
 

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Hello.

Two days ago I got the virus XP Internet Security 2012 Firewall Alert. It does not let me open any file/folder/browser. When I try to google how to remove it, it redirects me to different websites. Please help!!!!!Also, it does not let me attach files.

Thank You!!!

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DDS (Ver_2011-06-12.02) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_21
Run by user at 17:52:28 on 2011-06-22
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1278.498 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *Enabled/Updated* {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
AV: McAfee VirusScan *Enabled/Outdated* {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}
FW: McAfee Personal Firewall *Enabled*
.
============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
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A:XP Internet Security 2012 Firewall Alert

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One or more of the identified infections is a backdoor trojan/rootkit.

This type of infection allows hackers to remotely control your computer, log keystrokes, steal critical system information, and download and execute files without your knowledge.

If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.

Please refer to Microsoft's Online Safety article for tips on creating a strong password.

Do not change passwords or do any transactions from the infected computer until it has been cleaned.

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If necessary, download the file to USB drive on another computer. Download EXE File Association Fix and Save it to your Desktop.
Extract the reg file then double-click xp_exe_fix.reg
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My daughter went to Girls games.com web site and got the above trojan. Where do I begin. It is redirecting and will not allow me to download Malwarebytes. Heeelp!!!

A:xp internet security 2012 firewall alert

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer 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. 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 your topic an do their best to resolve your issues. 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.scr DDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run. A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running. Notepad will open with the results. Follow the instructions that... Read more

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Whilst updating Superantispyware, my daughter's laptop seems to have got infected by a particularly nasty and smart fake antivirus. It has hijacked the homepage and indeed any page navigated to on the internet. It will not let Malwarebytes run at all and we cannot start up in safe mode. Continuous pop ups warning of all sorts of trouble and the dialogue boxes it opens to invite a free scan have the icons of the programs that we are trying to run so it seems to have made itself at home. We cannot run GMER or Defogger. It has also hijacked the cursor (pointing device)at times. When we tried to run GMER the computer crashed. It still had Hijack This from a previous infection clean up so I ran this also. Here are the logs - can anyone help please?

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DDS (Ver_2011-06-23.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by emontague at 16:43:10 on 2011-06-24
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.44.1033.18.3000.1548 [GMT 1:00]
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AV: McAfee VirusScan *Enabled/Updated* {86355677-4064-3EA7-ABB3-1B136EB04637}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: McAfee VirusScan *Enabled/Updated* {3D54B793-665E-3129-9103-206115370C8A}
FW: McAfee Personal Firewall *Enabled* {BE0ED752-0A0B-3FFF-80EC-B2269063014C}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
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A:Vista Security 2012 Firewall Alert

hi Giovanni MPM ,

Your post is a few days old. If you still need help simply post back and we will see what we can do about it.

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We have avast installed on this machine, however, it appears to be useless against this virus, malware or rootkit. Can't install malwarebytes. getting security center popups continuously.
DDS.txt file contents:

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DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86
Run by nickj at 18:35:57.26 on Sun 04/03/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2015.1390 [GMT -7:00]
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AV: avast! Internet Security *Enabled/Updated* {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}
FW: avast! Internet Security *Enabled*
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\afwServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\agrsmsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\AMT\atchksrv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaantmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\IFXSPMGT.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\IFXTCS.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
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A:Getting fake xp home security firewall alert popups

Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I am very sorry for the delay in responding, but as you can see we are at the moment being flooded with logs which, when paired with the never-ending shortage of helpers, resulted in the delayed responding to your thread.I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.
Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.
If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!
In Windows Vista and Windows 7, all tools need to be started by right clicking and selecting Run as Administrator!
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Hello,
I had some problem in recent past for differnt reason and was fixed by support from here.today suddenly the browser closed and i got virus system security alets and keep popping up i tried to close them all and then tried to do system restore, how ever its still there. Now i can hardly open the internt its so slow and also i am keep getting pop ups . I tried to run malware bytes but it shuts itself after some time.\
this is the hijack logs i couldnt do DDS it doenst open

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 5:27:55 PM, on 9/6/2011
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\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\Update Service\IntuitUpdateService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Mcafee\McSvcHost\McSvHost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mfevtps.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee Online Backup\MOBKbackup.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
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A:fake security alert firewall /pops ups coming

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Hello,I think I clicked on a poison link in a Google search results list.I am unable to use my computer in normal mode. In addition to the "Vista Internet Security 2011 Firewall Alert" pop-ups, every browser I use now displays this message whenever I enter a web address:"Internet Explorer (or Firefox, or Google Chrome) alert. Visiting this site may pose a security threat to your system!"One of the pop-ups was a Warning about Trojan-BNK.Win32.Keylogger.gen. Here is a screen shot:My system:- Lenovo ThinkPad SL500- Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1- Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18813- Firefox 3.6.16- Google Chrome (Chrome won't open in Safe Mode)I would greatly appreciate any help someone can give me.Thank you,Pam

A:Vista Internet Security 2011 Firewall Alert

I recall cleaning a laptop of this one time (quite a while ago now). I believe I ended up doing this in safe mode using Malwarebytes and about 3-4 other "removers"...I wish I could tell you exactly which. I remember it being a total pain-in-the-*ss & took forever.

Truthfully, if you have your data copied off the machine, it may be better for you to reinstall Windows from scratch. I'm about to make that call soon on another laptop I'm trying to fix- which keeps throwing a pop-up anytime the owner attempts to access Paypal.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic397452.html

In my case- everything else runs fast & smooth- with the exception of the odd pop-up.

Good luck w/your dilemma. Search Google for Vista Internet Security" & maybe you'll happen upon the site I used to clean mine?

Cheers

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Fake Alert, Ultimate windows security alert malware just to name a few of the names of the pop up windows i saw. I am using XP SP3 and have successfully used Combofix on another machine at the advise of a network admin friend. This time however i wanted to have this log reviewed by the pros on here because the malware on this machine was formidable! The windows security alert popped up and my spouse unknowingly clicked yes on it. Things just went down hill from there. We disconnected the internet cable and started the process.

As i mentioned before I have used combofix however this time every time i tried to click it the malware would pop up and say this "combofix" file is infected would you like to start the antivirus download? So i couldn't get it to start. I downloaded combofix w/ different machine and changed the name to combo-fix during the download, then used jump drive to put it on the infected machine. Since either combofix nor malwarbytes anti-malware would execute when clicked due to pop ups i restarted the system in SAFE MODE. The microsoft recovery console is already installed on this system. Once in safe mode i clicked on the renamed combo-fix file and it then started, during the start up it stated there are "CD emulators" running on this system and comobfix must disable them before continuing which casued it to re-start the computer and then it completed it's scan. So i have a log to post if you would allow me. Also, af... Read more

A:Fake Alert, Ultimate windows security alert malware Help needed

"Using it on your own can cause problems with your computer. Any posts containing CF Logs will be ignored."So are you saying there is no one here willing to help me?

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Hello... I have tried everything but my McAfee firewall will not turn on, you click turn on and it immediatly turns off. I have ran in safe mode, malware bytes and it did find something, removed it and restarted and still the same problem. I tried getting help from McAfee and i was sent here... I also discovered that Windows Security Center Service would not turn on also. I'm afraid that they may have been off for more than a month now since I've also have problems with browser links being redirected to different sites in a while now. The moderator at the McAfee site has instructed me to download Hijackthis, install and run it then post the logs here.... I hope someone can help me... Thank you in advance :D

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 4:42:48 PM, on 2/7/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\AirVideoServer\AirVideoServer.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\iCloudServices.exe
C:\Users\Teejay\Desktop\Shairport4w.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Last.fm\LastFM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\distnoted.exe
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A:Firewall and Security Center Service would not turn ON

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.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.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.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 application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will appea... Read more

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HelloI'm using McAfee Internet security (personal firewall version 12) on Windows 7 (SP1).The firewall is set to off and when I try to turn it on it goes immediatly back to off.Also, I can't turn on Windows firewall either. This message appears: Windows firewall can't change some of your settings. Error code: 0x80070424Thank you for any help.Edit: Moved topic from AntiVirus, Firewall and Privacy Products and Protection Methods to the more appropriate forum, at the recommendation of staff. ~ Animal

A:Cannot turn on firewall in McAfee Internet security

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results hereDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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I am working on a Windows XP Pro machine. I was getting pop up ads with a Windows security alert warning, along with a few others. My time also changed to military time. I could not run any malware programs until I ran a HJT log and corrected on of the entries, something with a ip address in it, I didn't write it down like an idiot. That then allowed me to update and run Spybot , malwarebyte and superantispyware. All came back with issues. Mywebsearch, trojan.fakealert.gen, disabled.securitycenter ,Trojan.vundo,trojan.fakealert,torjan.fakealert.gen,rogue.antivirusoft.Thank you in advance for your help!Here is the DDS report:DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by jandreozzi at 11:16:57.68 on Tue 03/09/2010Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.2046.1075 [GMT -5:00]AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}AV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}FW: *disabled* {94894B63-8C7F-4050-BDA4-813CA00DA3E8}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exesvchost.exeC:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exeC:\Program Fi... Read more

A:Windows Security Alert/Antivirus software Alert 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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When browsing in firefox, I suddenly got a popup in my taskbar from Windows Security Alert. Knowing that was a problem, I immediately came here and downloaded DDS and Rootrepeal. However, this malware will not let me run a program. Every time I try, I get a window popup that says "Security Warning: Application cannot be executed. The file cmd.exeis infected. Do you want to activate your antivirus software now?" And then yes/no boxes. I've since closed firefox, and can no longer open it. I get the same popup for every program I try to open. Any help would be greatly appreciated

A:Windows Security alert/Antivirus System Pro alert

You already stated that no matte rwhat program you try to open, you see that pop up for the scareware. You can try running Rkill first to see if you can kill some of the malware processes that are preventing you from being abel to run other security software. here are some DL links for you. LINK 1LINK 2LINK 3LINK 4Once you get it downloaded double click to launch it (With Vista you need to right click and select run as administrator). You should see a little black window open and then close. If you see that box then it worked. If you don't see the black box then delete the file and use another download link and repeat the steps.Once it runs you should be able to run MBAM and then I would run SUPERAntiSpyware as well. If all else fails try going in to safemode and install MBAM and run the scans from there to get you started.

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I have COMODO firewall installed on my notebook running Vista Home Premium. Should I turn off Windows firewall? Will they conflict with each other? Other threads I searched about this didn't really answer that question.

I also have NOD32 running.
Thanks,
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A:Solved: Windows Firewall turn off or leave on with COMODO Firewall?

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I have a Sony Vaio all-in-one desktop with Vista HP SP2.
I just got it a month ago,used, been outstanding so far. Recently added iTunes and it has
been a nightmare since. Plays music or commercials when no one is near it,
or has and windows open. The sound would last for a few minutes and be gone.
Also, Microsoft Security Essentials has been turned off, I can't get to to turn on,
it will scan, but not protect. Cannot turn on the Windows firewall, or the Windows security center.
I've ran several scans, I ran Microsofts free scanner, and Malwarebytes scanner 3x.
Malwarebytes finds 5-7 bugs/viruses everytime. But when I remove them & restart, I still can't turn on
any security. The threats have all.been Trojans or Spywares.
Please help. I am not financially stable enough to dump money into this unit.

Thanks so much! Be nice to me, I'm new here.
 

A:Need virus help! Cant turn on firewall or security center - Vista Home Premium

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Wife updated Norton twice and had two Norton Firewalls and Windows Firewalls running together. Paid twice for the 2 updates. Removed Norton Completely and then re-installed Norton 360 Security Version 5, but am still unable to turn off Windows Firewall under Windows XP Pro and also cannot turn on Automatic updates, getting message "we're Sorry, the Security Center could NOT change your Automatic Windows Update setting. To try changing these settings, go to SYSTEM in Control Panel. On the Automatic Updates Tab, select AUTOMATIC (recommended) and then click OK. None of this works, then tried using an app to reset Security Settings and that didn't work either. Any suggestions on what I try next. I would like to reinstall Norton 360 Internet Security Version 5, I know there are those out there that hate Norton and the overhead that comes with it, but over the years I've gotten used to it and I like it very much. Thank you, PhotoRay

A:In XP Pro can't turn off Windows Firewall or Turn on Automatic Updates

How did you remove Norton in the first place?

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Greetings....I hope you can help me with my problem. I have had McAfee Security Center installed on my computer since the day I bought it (approx. 2 years), & recently I've been getting alerts telling me that my computer is at risk because the firewall is not turned on, & when I go into settings, & click turn on, it comes on for a brief second, and then turns back off immediately. Got on to McAfee's help center, ran several programs they suggested, i.e. McAfee virtual technician, Stinger, & also programs suggested within their forum, i.e. Malwarebytes, Superantispyware, Tuneup Utilities, none of which helped resolve my issue. I even uninstalled/reinstalled McAfee, & the only thing it did was stop giving me the notices, but if I go into settings for the firewall, it still says its off, & when I click turn on, it does for a brief sec, then goes right back off again. And when I checked the Windows firewall, it gives me an error when I try to change the settings (Error code 0x80070424). In searching through forums, it's sounding like I've got some sort of Virus/Malware that is causing this, but I've pretty much exhausted all my resources in trying to fix this......I hope you can help. My system is a Dell XPS 8100, Windows 7 Home Premium Ver.6.1, Build 7601: SP1.
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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.17514 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_31
Run by Lemmy2 at 14:02:36 on 2012-03-14
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A:McAfee firewall & Windows Firewall won't turn on

Hello and Welcome to Bleeping Computer!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of us1.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!doing so will only at best cause you unneeded worry as it finds our backups and may even list our toolsand at worst can cause conficts with our tools and lead to unforseen things to happen2.Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.besides the time it takes me to open the reports it makes it harder to find something if I need to go back to do more research and putting them in code boxes just makes them so hard to read3. After each step give me a little feedback It does not need to be long but just something so I know how things are going it can be something likeI am still getting redirected The computer is running as it shouldDon't put things like - it is the same as before or still the same this just makes me go back and look for you last feedback as to how things are4. read every post completely before doing anythingPay special attention to the Notes** I have put inThese are things I have found that happen allot and can be taken care of easily just by reading the Notes**Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.Pl... Read more

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Greetings....I hope you can help me with my problem. I have had McAfee Security Center installed on my computer since the day I bought it (approx. 2 years), & recently I've been getting alerts telling me that my computer is at risk because the firewall is not turned on, & when I go into settings, & click turn on, it comes on for a brief second, and then turns back off immediately. Got on to McAfee's help center, ran several programs they suggested, i.e. McAfee virtual technician, Stinger, & also programs suggested within their forum, i.e. Malwarebytes, Superantispyware, Tuneup Utilities, none of which helped resolve my issue. I even uninstalled/reinstalled McAfee, & the only thing it did was stop giving me the notices, but if I go into settings for the firewall, it still says its off, & when I click turn on, it does for a brief sec, then goes right back off again. And when I checked the Windows firewall, it gives me an error when I try to change the settings (Error code 0x80070424). In searching through forums, it's sounding like I've got some sort of Virus/Malware that is causing this, but I've pretty much exhausted all my resources in trying to fix this......I hope you can help. My system is a Dell XPS 8100, Windows 7 Home Premium Ver.6.1, Build 7601: SP1.

A:McAfee firewall & Windows Firewall won't turn on

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) DownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results here

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How to turn windows firewall off? I can't click the Turn Windows Firewall On or Off

A:How to turn windows firewall off? I can't click the Turn Windows Firew

This may have been disabled on your computer, particularly if you are in a Domain (e.g.: at work, in a library, etc).

However assuming that you have Administrator rights to your computer you should be able to turn it on and off by going to Start > Control Panel > Windows Firewall > Turn Windows Firewall on or off.

If you cannot turn the Firewall off through the above approach try the following Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services

Looks for the 'Windows Firewall' Service, double click it, then click on 'Stop'.

From within the Service properties you can also stop the Firewall from starting with Windows, etc.

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DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Administrator at 21:33:23.80 on Tue 07/07/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uStart Page = hxxp://newsletters.fool.com/04/index.aspx?source=imysltlnk750252
uSearch Page = hxxp://www.google.com
uSearch Bar = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
uSearchMigratedDefaultURL = hxxp://www.google.com/search?q={searchTerms}&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&ie=utf8&oe=utf8
uSearchAssistant = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
uSearchURL,(Default) = hxxp://www.google.com/search?q=%s
mSearchAssistant = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
uURLSearchHooks: Yahoo! Toolbar: {ef99bd32-c1fb-11d2-892f-0090271d4f88} - c:\progra~1\yahoo!\companion\installs\cpn\yt.dll
BHO: &Yahoo! Toolbar Helper: {02478d38-c3f9-4efb-9b51-7695eca05670} - c:\progra~1\yahoo!\companion\installs\cpn\yt.dll
BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 7.0\activex\AcroIEHelper.dll
BHO: StumbleUpon Launcher: {145b29f4-a56b-4b90-bbac-45784ebebbb7} - c:\program files\stumbleupon\StumbleUponIEBar.dll
BHO: DriveLetterAccess: {5ca3d70e-1895-11cf-8e15-001234567890} - c:\windows\system32\dla\DLASHX_W.DLL
BHO: SSVHelper Class: {761497bb-d6f0-462c-b6eb-d4daf1d92d43} - c:\program files\java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
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A:IE hijacked with porn sites; antivirus system pro alert keeps popping up; windows security alert keeps popping up

Hello pdmuhalk,Sorry about the delay. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.Please do this:1. Download HijackThis? here:http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/th.../hijackthis.php2. Click 'Do a System Scan and Save log'.The HJT log will open in notepad.Thanks,tea

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Hi, I'm having a problem with pesky malware of some kind. It started with bogus "Windows Security Alert" messages, "Antivirus Software Alert" and "Infiltration Alerts", and "Security Warning / Application cannot be executed. The file xxxx.xxx is infected. Do you want to activate your antivirus software now?". It would also redirect me to different websites in IE8.Based on that info, I found the sticky forum on here that deals with that virus, and I ran RSKill, MalwareBytes, and also Spybot, etc. but the problems come back after the next reboot. I ran through the removal routine several times, but it keeps coming back.At the present time, the computer takes a very long time loading upon reboot, and IE8 blanks out whatever site address I type in -- it replaces the address with "http:///" and returns with a "the address is not valid" page. At the moment, the "Infiltration Alerts" are not happening, so I don't know if that first virus is gone, but it let another one in the door in the meantime, or if this is just a different manifestation of the original virus?I tried running DDS.SCR program as asked in the Preparation Guide. But it just flashed me the little black window with the DDS introduction for a few seconds, but never gave me the DDS.txt or Attach.txt results. I tried several times, without success.I was able to run the Gmer program on the second attempt. The first attempt ended after a... Read more

A:bogus Windows Security Alert messages, Infiltration Alerts, Security Warnings

Hello johntee, 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. I will be analyzing your log. I will get back to you with instructions.

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Hey Everyone,I dont know what else to say but I need some help. I recently had a popup show that stated I had viruses and that I needed to install Personal Security tools to remedy the situation. I closed it out and my browser opened with a fake windows security alert which showed that I had all these trojans, malware etc... I have researched this for two days now and it seems to be common. Many people are experiencing major issues as the result of this, but that is what I do not get. I have no issues except for the popup showing twice in the last few days, but I do not want it to get to that point. Everyone has processes related to personal security, bogus files and registry entries. I have none, that I know of. I searched for all the known definitons I could find, with no luck. I know a little bit about computers and have always remedied the situation, but I just dont know about this.I have a dell laptop running Vista and nortons antivirus. I downloaded hijackthis and the log is below. Any help would be appreciated. ThxLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2:42:52 AM, on 1/8/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18865)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton AntiVirus\Engine\16.7.2.11\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotif... Read more

A:Fake windows security alert and popup - Personal 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 I 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.Follow the instructions... Read more

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Hello, 
 
Everytime I boot up my computer, my desktop (and icons) go away and I start to receive pop ups from a fake McAfee Security Alert and sometimes Windows Security. I have ran RKill, Malwarebytes, ADWCleaner, Junkware Removal Tool, as well as Hitman Pro and none of them found anything. I have also reset all my browsers and looked for any unusual programs/processes (which I found none).
 
Not quite sure where to go from here, any help would be appreciated. 
 
Attached is my Hijackthis log.
 
Thank you!
 
 

A:Fake McAfee Security Alert and Windows Security popups

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 in the order listed.===Download the version of this tool for your operating system.Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (64 bit)Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (32 bit)and save it to a folder on your computer's Desktop.Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.How to attach a file to your reply:In the Reply section in the bottom of the topic Click the "more reply Options" button.Attach the file.Select the "Choose a File" navigate to the location of the File.Click the file you wish to Attach.Click the Add reply button.===Please post the logs.p.s.HijackThis is no longer supported and not ready for your operating system.I suggest your remove via the Control panel > Programs > Programs and Features Applet.Use the Farbar tool from now on to report problems.<<<>>>

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Need help removing the Security Warning / Windows Security Alert / Antivirus software alert.Made it to Step 7 (DDS.scr) downloaded dds.scr but when I start it the command window comes up briefly and then disappears.Trying to generate the DDS.txt and DDS.log but with no success.

A:Virus - Security Warning / Windows Security Alert

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. You can subscribe by clicking the Options box to the right of your topic title and selecting Track This Topic.Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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hi there,

I have both Eset Smart Security Personal Firewall and Windows Firewall running... which should i disable to avoid conflicts?

thanks.

Sincerely,

Mon

A:Eset Smart Security Firewall or Windows Firewall?

I believe that the Eset firewall has outbound protection and if that is the case, I would disable the Windows one as it does not have outbound protection.

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I was downloading a program with Vuze, when it finished the download I got a message pop up on my screen . Picture below, I closed down Vuze and the alert ended and the lady stopped telling me to ring the number that was on the alert.
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A:Alert keeps popping up saying windows firewall is damaged and I am at risk.

IT'S A SCAM!
 
It's also likely that you have adware and possibly malware on the computer. Use the programs below to find and remove both.
 
Use CCleaner to remove Temporary files, program caches, cookies, logs, etc. Use the Default settings. No need to use the
Registry Cleaning Tool...risky. Pay close attention while installing and UNcheck offers of toolbars....especially Google.
After install, open CCleaner and run by clicking on the Run Cleaner button in the bottom right corner.
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download
 
Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.
Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.
Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.
If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).
The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
If potential threats are detected, ensure that Quarantine is selected as the Action for all the listed items, and click the Apply Actions button.
While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.
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Hi all,

many years I use 3rd part firewall software but now I am back to Windows Firewall.

When there is an inbound connection (a server that receive a connection from outside) Windows Firewall should notify and altert the user to accept (and make the rule) or decline the inbound connection.

That is the behaviour that I know Windows Firewall should have and I remember in the Win XP times that it was so.

Today I ran FILEZILLA FTP SERVER and I set it.

I ran a client in my LAN to connect to the server... NO ALERT... CAN'T CONNECT.

I ran another client (to be sure)... NO ALERT... CAN'T CONNECT.

So I make myself the rule for the service and... IT'S CONNECTED!!!

So firewall why didn't alert when it receive a connection???

Thank you...

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