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When is the Security Update Guide Updated?

Q: When is the Security Update Guide Updated?

When is the Security Update Guide updated with the current month's update info?
I'm trying to pull info today (Nov 14th) using powershell, for patches that will be installed tomorrow and I'm getting an error.
Get-MsrcCvrfDocument : Cannot validate argument on parameter 'ID'. The argument "2017-Nov" does not belong to the set "2016-Apr,2016-Aug,2016-Dec,2016-Jul,2016-Jun,2016-May,2016-Nov,2016-Oct,2016-Sep,2017-Apr,2017-Aug,2017-Feb,2017-Jan,2017-Jul,2017-Jun,2017-Mar,2017-May,2017-May-B,2017-Oct,2017-Sep,Oct-OOB" specified by the ValidateSet attribute. Supply an argument that is in the set and then try the command again.

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Preferred Solution: When is the Security Update Guide Updated?

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When is the Security Update Guide updated with the current month's update info?
I'm trying to pull info today (Nov 14th) using powershell, for patches that will be installed tomorrow and I'm getting an error.
Get-MsrcCvrfDocument : Cannot validate argument on parameter 'ID'. The argument "2017-Nov" does not belong to the set "2016-Apr,2016-Aug,2016-Dec,2016-Jul,2016-Jun,2016-May,2016-Nov,2016-Oct,2016-Sep,2017-Apr,2017-Aug,2017-Feb,2017-Jan,2017-Jul,2017-Jun,2017-Mar,2017-May,2017-May-B,2017-Oct,2017-Sep,Oct-OOB" specified by the ValidateSet attribute. Supply an argument that is in the set and then try the command again.

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Hi Guys,
With the new Second Edition of Security Update Guide, it is difficult to follow all updates on all OS's. All KB articles are listed on all Servers version.
Before, with the Microsoft Security Bulletin, it was possible to properly approve required patches on all versions of OS's on (WSUS 3.0 SP2) on a single click. But now each KB should be approved one-by-one.
Do you have a remedy to this?

Regards,
Kavi

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How do I find supercedence information in the new Security Update Guide website?  This used to be super easy in the old Security Bulletin Spreadsheet, but this new webpage is lacking a great number of fields.
Any help is appreciated.

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In Japan, Security Update Guide?SUG? did not appear correctly at 7:00-8:00 April 13.?GMT+9?
for example:
?SUG search results had changed.
?SUG search was error.
?SUG item link site was wrong.
Could you have Quality Improvement Plan for
Security Update Guide?

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I tried to generate an API key for accessing the SUG API (via the developer tab-> Generate new key) and was redirected to login (despite being logged-in). After the log-in, the page came back to developer tab and immediately to the SUG home-page. So I
went back to "Developer" tab and again had the same "Generate API key" button.
The key generation thing seems broken. Maybe you can consider bringing MSRC-CVRF.zip downloads back until the API is stable enough to use?

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The Security Update Guide Q&A forum covers questions regarding retrieving information from the Security Update Guide dashboard and API. Before you ask a question, we suggest that you check to
see if we?ve already got an answer for you at one of the following locations:
·        
The Security Update Guide landing page is
here. 
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For background information about the Security Update Guide, see the
FAQ. 
·        
Tom Shinder wrote a great blog about how to use the Security Update Guide, posted

here. 
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Looking for code samples for the Security Update API? Check out our
Security Update Guide project on GitHub. 
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The security update bulletins published before April 2017 are still online. To look for a bulletin, go

here. 
If you?ve read those resources and still have a question, we?re here for you. A few pointers to help us help you:
·        
For the fastest response, give us details to help us reproduce the problem, such as your browser type and version and the steps that you followed.

·        
If you have a feature request but also need support help, we?d really, really appreciate it if you could post two s... Read more

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I want to check the Security Update Guide in Power BI.
for how impact our servers/clients.
Now I download a Excel file from Security Update Guide web site.
and build our Power BI dashboard with Security Update Guide API.
I hope to building this report in Power BI Service and auto-refresh.
My sample report for Arp 2017.


Regards,
Yoshihiro Kawabata

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All,
Recently create a live account to access the API of the new Security
Update Guide.


When I execute the "Developer" link -> I am asked for the account
to use -> I select the account I created -> I execute the "Generate API Key" ->
From here the page refreshes a few times then I get redirected back to
the Portal Page with "guidance" selected.
When I execute the "Developer" link again. I am asked to generate another key.


Any ideas on why I cannot view the generated Key?


TIA,


Joe

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Security Update, August 3, 2001
11724 KB/ Download Time: 1 min
This update resolves the "Malformed RPC Request Can Cause Service Failure" denial of service vulnerability in Windows NT® 4.0 and Windows 2000 Remote Procedure Call (RPC) servers, and is discussed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS01-041. Download now to prevent a malicious user from disrupting the operation of your server.
 

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Hello MS Security team,
I would like to make a suggestion for the Security Update Guide.  When selecting a product, the UI truncates text, making the selection a guessing game. 

After choosing a Product Category, the two-column Products Selection window truncates the text, making it difficult to choose. This is especially prevalent when "Windows" is the category selected.
Please consider updating this UI rapidly to improve usability of this tool.

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Lenovo posted a security notice about the Sierra Wireless drivers yesterday.  https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/product_security/LEN-12739 In that it says that X1 Yoga should have a new driver version 2.36.10970.4674 at the following location, last updated 7/13/17.http://support.lenovo.com/my/en/downloads/DS112204 1)  That is not the version listed at the location.  That version is of the 7.34 variety, as so many of the machines use.2)  The drivers at that location say their last update was in February.  My download agreed, by naming it nz1wn03w(1).exe, meaning I had downloaded that file before.3)  Microsoft seems to insist theirs is the best driver, in device manager it shows I currently have Microsoft driver version 10.0.14393.1198 for the network adapter.4)  When I run it anyway, thinking maybe someone forgot to update the web page and file name, I'm told that the currently installed driver is better than the one I'm trying to install, and it does nothing. What am I missing?  What should be the next step? -Michele  

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Hello.

Now that ATA is GA, will you release updated deployment documentation and system requirements? The preview only supported 1 center, 4 gateways and 10 DCs - how is this now for the full release? The documentation on microsoft.com/ata is still for the preview
only.

Any more info on the disk space requirements for the central's mongoDB (e.g. per DC based on how busy it is)? Will the disk usage just grow and grow, or will old and not important data be dropped?

Does it support more than one domain/forest now?

Thanks!

A:Updated GA deployment guide?

Hi SaMmn,

We just did ! Please check our latest TechNet content at http://aka.ms/ata-technet.
If you do not see it updated, give it some time, as it was just refreshed.
Thanks,
     Microsoft ATA Team.

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The Guide has been updated. It is now up to -- Version: 4.3 -- Updated: 6 April 2009 -- Size: 1.4MB

A:Tweak Guide has been Updated

The link found here is to the latest version. Version: 4.3 -- Updated: 6 April 2009 -- Size: 1.4MBsee topic http://www.tweakguides.com/XPTC.html

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Quote:
The all-new Nvidia GeForce Tweak Guide has been released. It's designed to equip you with the appropriate knowledge to make optimal use of the GeForce driver, including full descriptions and recommendations for all of the key settings in the Nvidia Control Panel. It also covers several free utilities which provide useful functionality for your GPU. Everything from the basic to the advanced, it's all contained in this handy reference source for Nvidia graphics card owners.


Introduction


Most Nvidia graphics card owners are familiar with the GeForce graphics driver. Previously known as Forceware, and before that, as the Detonator driver, the GeForce driver is the key to harnessing the full potential of your Nvidia GPU. Over the years, Nvidia has been constantly expanding the features contained in their drivers, to the point where the modern GeForce driver package may be seen by some users as a jumble of confusing components and settings. This confusion can cause problems if you're trying to get the best performance and visual quality in a game, or want to troubleshoot unusual behavior.

TweakGuides.com - Nvidia GeForce Tweak Guide

A Guy

A:Nvidia GeForce Tweak Guide Updated

Good info Bill

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[parsehtml] <>Data Recovery</> is a malicious software that will display fake alerts, claiming that several hard drive errors were detected on your computer.The alerts are professional looking pop-ups and when you click on them, you're advised to buy Data Recovery in order to fix this errors.
In reality, none of the reported issues are real, and are only used to scare you into buying Data Recovery and stealing your personal financial information.
If you've got a <>Data Recovery</> infection , you'll be seeing this screens :

<img title="Data Recovery" src="http://malwaretips.com/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Data-Recovery.png" alt="[Image: Smart-HDD.png]" width="715" height="592" />
<h2>Registration codes for Data Recovery</h2>
As an optional step,you can use the following license key to register Data Recovery and stop the fake alerts.
<span style="color: red;"><>08869246386344953972969146034087</></span>
<>Please keep in mind that entering the above registration code will NOT remove Data Recovery from your computer , instead it will just stop the fake alerts so that you'll be able to complete our removal guide more easily.</>
We ly advise you to follow our Data Recovery removal guide and ignore any alerts that this malicious software might generate.Under no circumstance should you buy this rogue security software as ... Read more

A:How to remove Data Recovery (Uninstall Guide) [UPDATED]

This guide was updated for the 2012 version of Data Recovery!
Stay safe!
 

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Hi!

Two new icons appeared in my Start menu (Online Security Guide and Security Troubleshooting with link to www.pcprotecttools.com) and a baloon in the quick launch menu, warning about a spyware. I managed to get rid of the baloon, but the icons in the Start menu are still there.

I followed the instructions you've given to a user with a similar problem. I downloaded HJT and created a log which I posted below. Hope you will be able to help. Thanks!!!

S.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 16:21:06, on 4.3.2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Ex... Read more

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HiYou helped me brilliantly a few months ago - have problems again - that's what happens when your sons share your computer. I've gone through the steps you recommend before posting the Hijack This log so here it is - I'd be really grateful if you could help me.I have Windows XP professional.Thanks.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 22:58:04, on 07/05/2006Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin Wireless Network Utility\WLService.exeC:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exeC:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin Wireless Network Utility\WLanCfgG.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exeC:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exeC:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exeC:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\MsgSys.EXEC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exeC:\Program Files\NavNT\vpt... Read more

A:Spyfalcon, Security Troubleshooter, Online Security Guide, Smitfraud, Winfixer

Hello,Any reason why your windows isn't up to date? You don't have even ServicePack1 installed! Remember that your system is extremely vulnerable without the necessary security patches/updates, so malware can get installed automatically while surfing without any problems.Please visit http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloa...p1/network.mspx and update to Service Pack 1. Without this update, you're wide open to re-infection, and we're both just wasting our time.When your system is clean afterwards, then update to SP2, because updating to SP2 CAN cause problems as long as you are infected.It's better to print out the next instructions or save them in notepad, because you also have to work in safe mode without networking support, so this page wouldn't be available then.It is also important you don't miss a step and perform everything in the right order!!We also need to disable your Microsoft AntiSpyware Real-time Protection as it may interfere with the fixes.Open Microsoft AntiSpyware.Click on Tools, Settings.In the left pane, click on Real-time Protection.Under Startup Options uncheck: Enable the Microsoft AntiSpyware Security Agents on startup (recommended).Under Real-time spyware threat protection uncheck: Enable real-time spyware threat protection (recommended).After you uncheck these, click on the Save button and close Microsoft AntiSpyware.Right click on the Microsoft AntiSpyware icon on the taskbar and select Shutdown Microsoft AntiSpyware.* Please downloa... Read more

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Its making these icons appear that are either porn or these downloads to those trojan spyware things.

There are two icons where the time is, a yellow yield sign and the red x and they just lead me to more of those sites, can someone help me get rid of them?
 

A:Popup virus disguised as Online Security Guide/Security Troubleshooting

Go to here and download 'Hijack This!' self installer.
Save it to the desktop or other suitable place. DO NOT just press run from the website
Double click on the file and it will install to C:\program files\hijackthis and create an entry in the start menu.
Click on the entry in start menu to run HijackThis
Click the "Scan" button, when the scan is finished the scan button will become "Save Log" click that and save the log.
Go to where you saved the log and click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" then Paste the log back here in a reply.
It will possibly show issues deserving our attention, but most of what it lists will be harmless or even required,
so do NOT fix anything yet.
 

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 5:01:09 PM, on 30-Sep-06Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exeC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exeC:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\DLA\DLACTRLW.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exeC:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exeC:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exeC:\Program Files\Nikon\NkView6\NkvMon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exeC:\Hjthis\hijackthis\HijackThis.exeR1 -... Read more

A:Virusburster,security Troubleshooting, Online Security Guide Infecftion

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. Please download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri) to your Desktop.Extract all the files to your Destop. A folder named SmitfraudFix will be created on your Desktop.=======================Please download Ewido Anti-spyware and save that file to your desktop.This is a 30 day trial of the programOnce you have downloaded ewido anti-spyware, locate the icon on the desktop and double-click it to launch the set up program.Once the setup is complete you will need run ewido and update the definition files.On the main screen select the icon "Update" then select the "Update now" link.Next select the "Start Update" button, the update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.Once the update has completed select the "Scanner" icon at the top of the screen, then select the "Settings" tab.Once in the Settings screen click on "Recommended actions" and then select "Quarantine".Under "Reports"Select "Automatically generate report after every scan"Un-Select "Only if threats were found"Close ewido anti-spyware. Do not run a scan yet!========================Open the SmitfraudFix folder and double-click smitfraudfix.cmdSelect option #1 - Search by typing 1 and press EnterThis program will scan large amounts of files on your computer for known patterns so please be patient while it works. When... Read more

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This supposed antivirus spyware has got on my computer and does not want to leave if I go to "safe mode" as friend recommended it is only program running in tool bar bottom right.

It keeps warning me I have a trojan virus and repeatedly opening windows. I already have Mcaffee and do not wish to have any other. mcaffee scan does not seem to pick this up. what can I do to get rid of it?

When I look in Mcaffee "recent events" many times yesterday and today it says, "system guards have allowed a one time change to your computer". Also I beieve it has added "security toolbar 7.1" to my yahoo tool bar.

How do I stop this thing?

Please help !
 

A:virus protect pro, onliune security guide, security troubleshoot

Click here to download HJTInstall.exe

Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop.
Doubleclick on the HJTInstall.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis .
Click on Install.
It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop.
Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should 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 Hijackthis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

 

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Hi there,

went away for a week long holiday and returned to find these stupid things on my desktop .

basically just pop up with links for spyware removal etc. also internet explorer will not retain a homepage address; always defaults to about:blank.

anyways here is the hijack this logfile of my comp. Any help would be much appreciated; thanks heaps.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:50:47 PM, on 10/07/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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:\Vet\isafe.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Vet\VetMsg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dcomcfg.exe
C:\Vet\VetTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\Wards\Al\aaa Need Need For Speed - Most Wanted\Daemon tools\daemon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft An... Read more

A:Help- Online Security Guide & Security Troubleshooting pests

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Hello All,
I am building Hardening Guide for IE11.
I am trying to find any Microsoft provided Security Guide or Best Practices for IE11. Similar to what CIS and DISA STIGS are available for IE 11.
Thanks,

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Hi!

What are the basic steps to Secured Computing? What software should I install/uninstall? Where should I start?

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WinME
Pentium III
192Mb
10Gb
 

A:Basic Security Guide

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Hi. Online security guide and Security Troubleshooting have installed themselves onto the desktop, and there is also a message on the taskbar that pops up quite frequently saying that there is spyware on the computer and please click to install updated anti-spyware. This computer had Norton before this but nothing else, now whatever is on there I have added but I will remove if I need to. I was just trying to get this off here and it doesn't seem to be working so if somebody could please help me I would appreciate it so much. Thanks.

This is the HijackThis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:48:02 PM, on 11/14/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePerformance\MemCheck.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Acer\LANScope Agent\awServ.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eLock\LockServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys\WUSB300N\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys\... Read more

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More and More computers im seeing just aren't secure, so i made this guide up. It includes the links and the directions. Lets also make this thread for posting other security tips and things. Can we maybe have this thread sticked?

SLEEKLUXURY'S GUIDE TO COMPUTER SECUIRTY ©SLEEKLUXURY2004

Ok.......so now you set up your DSL or Cable modem even ISDN, & even if you don't and your on dial-up, your ready to surf the web, at high speeds or low speeds, and not give a care about the stuff out there, just search the net right? wrong. You may want to do that, but the truth is the world isn't all nice, there are bad people out there hackers, and if your unprotected from worms, Trojans, and viruses, its like jumping into a swarm of bees stark naked, your going to get stung, bad. So here are some security tips you should try before you go out and surf the net, carefree:

1. WINDOWS UPDATE
You should make sure your Operating System is up-to-date, meaning having the latest patches, if your not sure if your Operating System is up-to-date, then Click Here and Click "Scan for Updates" and install any install any "Critical Updates and Services Packs" found. The windows XP and Driver Updates are not needed, but are recommended. Reboot the PC if you have to.
2. ANTI-VIRUS
This is probably the most important thing next to having a firewall, an Anti-Virus subscription. The web is not all good, malicious code, Trojans, and viruses can be installed ... Read more

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More and More computers im seeing just aren't secure, so i made this guide up. It includes the links and the directions. Lets also make this thread for posting other security tips and things. Can we maybe have this thread sticked?

SLEEKLUXURY'S GUIDE TO COMPUTER SECUIRTY ©SLEEKLUXURY2004

Ok.......so now you set up your DSL or Cable modem even ISDN, & even if you don't and your on dial-up, your ready to surf the web, at high speeds or low speeds, and not give a care about the stuff out there, just search the net right? wrong. You may want to do that, but the truth is the world isn't all nice, there are bad people out there hackers, and if your unprotected from worms, Trojans, and viruses, its like jumping into a swarm of bees stark naked, your going to get stung, bad. So here are some security tips you should try before you go out and surf the net, carefree:

1. WINDOWS UPDATE
You should make sure your Operating System is up-to-date, meaning having the latest patches, if your not sure if your Operating System is up-to-date, then Click Here and Click "Scan for Updates" and install any install any "Critical Updates and Services Packs" found. The windows XP and Driver Updates are not needed, but are recommended. Reboot the PC if you have to.
2. ANTI-VIRUS
This is probably the most important thing next to having a firewall, an Anti-Virus subscription. The web is not all good, malicious code, Trojans, and viruses can be installed ... Read more

A:Guide to Internet Security

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Hiya

This guide includes settings for Windows XP clients deployed in a Microsoft Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003 Active Directory domain. The document also includes guidance for an environment requiring an extremely high level of security in which application compatibility or usability may be constrained. Finally, this guide discusses procedures for implementing Windows XP security settings in stand-alone clients.

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP

Adobe Acrobat Reader

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...bc-f434-4cc6-a5a7-09a8a229f118&DisplayLang=en

Regards

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My PC has been infected by Security Tool. I am following the Remove Security Tool and Security Tool (Uninstall Guide). I am running XP Home Edition.

I booted in safe mode. Rkill worked. I downloaded mbram (not the right name) and renamed it to Explorer.exe. I double clicked it and it installed Malewarebytes. I did not do a restart, even though it asked to. I downloaded the random named .exe to c:\Program Files\Malwarebytes anti-malware\ directory. When I tried to execute it it gave me the message "The setup files are corrupt. Please obtain a new copy of the program."

I played with various things trying to get it to work. One thing I noticed was after a reboot, I was able to get passed the message above. But when I click on the random named .exe in c:\Program Files\Malwarebytes anti-malware\ directory, it tries to install the software again. I am doing an rkill each time I boot into safe mode.

So it appears if I do the install using the explorer.exe and don't do a reboot it the random named file is trying to do a "setup" (install) but can't. And if I do a reboot after the explorer.exe install, clicking on the random named exe can start the install. But either way I can't get Malwarebytes to start. I can't get the screen shown in step 13 to appear.

Any ideas what I am doing wrong or what I can do to get rid of Security Tool?

Thanks
ddibowski

A:Can't remove Security Tool using the guide

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include the link to this topic in your new topic and a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Once you have created the new topic, please reply back here with a link to the new topic.

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Hi,

I am infected with something calling itself XP Internet Security 2012, and am attempting to follow the self-help guide. However I can't get past the first step! I have downloaded the registry fix file, on a clean machine, to a CD-R, but when I try to open it on the infected machine, the bugger is blocking it, and the CD appears to have no files on it at all. Help!

A:XP Internet Security 2011 Self Help Guide - Need help!

Try making the file again on the other PC and confirm its on it before you leave,There is also this methodIf you do not have any removable media or another clean computer that you can download the FixNCR.reg file onto, you can try and download it to your infected computer using another method. On the infected computer, right click on the Internet Explorer's icon, or any other browser's icon, and select Run As or Run as Administrator. If you are using Windows XP, you will be prompted to select a user and enter its password. It is suggested that you attempt to login as the Administrator user. For Windows 7 or Windows Vista, you will be prompted to enter your Administrator account password.Once you enter the password, your browser will start and you can download the above FixNCR.reg file. When saving it, make sure you save it to a folder that can be accessed by your normal account. Remember, that you will be launching the browser as another user, so if you save it to a My Documents folder, it will not be your normal My Documents folder that it is downloaded into. Instead it will be the My Documents folder that belongs to the user you ran the browser as. Once the download has finished, close your browser and find the FixNCR.reg file that you downloaded. Now double-click on it and allow the data to be merged. You should now be able to run your normal executable programs and can proceed to the next step.

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Hiya

The Windows Vista Security Guide provides recommendations and tools to further harden Windows Vista. Use the GPOAccelerator tool in this Solution Accelerator to efficiently establish the Enterprise Client (EC) environment or the Specialized Security – Limited Functionality (SSLF) environment.

Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003; Windows Vista; Windows XP Service Pack 2
Microsoft Word or Microsoft Word Viewer 2003

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...ed-7f35-4e72-bfb5-b84a526c1565&DisplayLang=en

Regards

eddie
 

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When my parents' machine got infected with this nasty yesterday, I tried Grinler's self-help solution here. Unfortunately, I couldn't get networking going in safe mode and couldn't update the anti-malware application; so though I did run it - it didn't solve the problem. Worse, this version of AV Security Suite would not allow the running of any applications at all in normal boot (not even rkill.com) and it reinstated its browser proxy server settings immediately if they were changed.What I did:Since I could still access the O.S. main functions, I used the file search to look for all files created on yesterday's date. I ordered them by their creation time, and then scrolled down to near the time of the infection and found several adobe reader files and two random named executable (.exe) files that were created in about a 4 minute period that was separated by any other file creations by more than 15 minutes. I removed all these to the recycle bin and rebooted the computer normally. The self executing application did not start and I was able to fix the proxy settings, run rkill.com, and update and run MBAM. So far the infection has not resurfaced.Point of note:Since I am sure the zero day exploit of Adobe Reader 9 was to blame for the infection, I disabled all Adobe Reader add-ons in the browser, and relocated the file C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.\Reader\authplay.dll as this page at adobe.com suggests: Adobe Flash, Reader, and Acrobat Security Advis... Read more

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This guide provides a detailed description of the most important security features in the Windows 10 Mobile operating system?identity access and control, data protection, malware resistance, and app platform security.

Smartphones now serve as a primary productivity tool for business workers and, just like desktops or laptops, need to be secured against malware and data theft. Protecting these devices can be challenging due to the wide range of device operating systems and configurations and the fact that many employees use their own personal devices. IT needs to secure corporate assets on every device, but also ensure the privacy of the user?s personal apps and data. Windows 10 Mobile addresses these security concerns directly, whether workers are using personal or corporate-owned devices. It uses the same security technologies as the Windows 10 operating system to help protect against known and emerging security threats across the spectrum of attack vectors. These technologies include:Click to expand...

The reason i bought a Windows Phone, and im seriousy happy with it
 

A:Windows 10 Mobile Security Guide

Too bad that Microsoft do not pay enough attention to their mobile system.
It could be one of the best on the market but the lack of apps is slowly killing it.
 

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Went to a popular free movie website and got ahold of AV Security Suite. Ran the guide and got rid of most of it. I fixed the sound problem and after updating Java, adobe reader and adobe flash the firewall started working. So only problem I currently have is random pop ups and microsoft update doesnt work. Also once in a while avg stops svchost.exe from running. My discription was longer but this is the 3rd time I've wrote it so hopefully enough information is included.Posting dds logs can't post gmer due to it not working for me. I've ran gmer 3 times, 2 times it locked up and the 3rd time I went to grab a drink and came back to a shutoff and non responsive screen.Having issues posting the logs i tried to attach dds instead of pasting but wouldn't upload. I'm just going to attach the attach file for now and hopefully it'll post and we can go from there.

A:Had/Have AV Security Suite, Ran guide but still a few issues

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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Win 8 Security System is a rogue security software which will report that malware has been detected on your computer in an attempt to scare you into buying this malicious software.
In reality, none of the reported issues are real, and are only used to scare you into buying Win 8 Security System and stealing your personal financial information.

As part of its self-defense mechanism,Win 8 Security System has installed a rootkit on your computer,which will disable the Windows Task Manager and will block you from running any program that could lead to its removal.

Win 8 Security System is a scam and you should ignore any alerts that this malicious software might generate.
Under no circumstance should you buy this rogue security software as this could lead to identity theft,and if you have, you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charge stating that the program is a scam and a computer virus.
Removal instructions for Win 8 Security System virus​This is a self-help guide, use at your own risk.
If you experience problems completing this guide, or the problem persists after following the instructions below or would like to have one of our staff members guide you through the process, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum.
STEP 1 : Start your computer in Safe Mode with Networking

Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer.

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Hiya

These scripts are part of the Security Operations Guide for Windows 2000 Server, Security Operations Guide for Exchange 2000 Server and Operating .NET-Based Applications, which you should read before using these scripts. The guide provides how-to instructions for system administrators to use after a Windows 2000-based server is up and running, and is part of the Windows Secure Technology Protection Program (STPP). If you are responsible for maintaining a secure Windows 2000-based server or Exchange 2000 Server, these guides are for you.
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000

Microsoft Windows 2000

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...d7-3fe6-4f5d-98a5-121a47a1c37b&DisplayLang=en

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eddie
 

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Hi, I have a hp laptop running windows 7...and it has the security pro malware.  I understand the whole removal process but my problem is booting into safe mode with networking?  It acts like it is going there then it says it's shutting down! Next it just boots up in normal window mode?   What do I do now??  HELP!
 
Thanks
Lori
 
Moderator Edit: Moved from Windows 7 to a more appropriate forum.
Roger

A:Re: Antivirus Security Pro Removal Guide

Hi Lori, Run it all from Normal ... Then try doing it in safe Mode again.
 
Post your logs here  if you want them reviewed

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My WMP is fine except it will not show any Guide data and it will not update the Guide. Help

A:Cannot update Guide

Why So Loud?

Try checking your time zone & Date settings and restart your computer and see if that wont help.

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Ok I just read this post and this is what I did yesterday on my other machine. To prove everthing gotrootdude posted is very inmportant. In fact i didnt list everything that was there but I a everything listed on his list as problems. Read and learn. I know I did. And hope it help everyone.
Ok. I am new to this forum. But not new to computers. I can remember a few years ago. Not even that many ago. When it was safe to surf the net. I new that using firewalls, Virus softeware, and other saftey software was very inportant. But yesterday I got board. Let me start by saying I am posting this with my Lap Top that Has XP on it. The machine I used to do this test is my tower with 98se on it. I turned off all the security software. Well I thought I did all of it was off except the viruses software. I surfed the net like someone new to the computer world and the internet. I went to a lot of different sites. I also went to a lot of the sites in SpyWare Blaster as unsafe site. And unsafe they are. I only hit about 30 different sites. And as many new users would do I said yes to the different things that would pop up and say you needed to down load this software to view there site. That is when AVG would say Viruses ditected. But sence it was a test I ignored it. And keep going on. This happened a lot. SO it was detecting the problems. But as some one with out this protection would not detect these problems. They would have no Idea what was going on. But I also noticed that my machine ... Read more

A:Gotroot's beginner's guide to Internet Security

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My computer system has been plagued by the Antivirus Security Pro scarware. I have gone through the guide and done what it has said as instructed, however a couple of days later it returned again. Now, when it came back I was trying to go through my emails and it came up before I even looked at any emails for the day. The first time I clicked on a email that said something about voice mails. I search for something to get rid of scareware and it worked. Used RKill and malware-bytes to get rid of it, but returned again. I normally have Norton Security as my main anti-virus protection. I am thinking of re-installing Norton because it did not come up when I clicked on it the day I got rid of the virus because I thought nothing of it. Now, there could be files still associated with the Antivirus Security Pro still lurking in the computer that malware-bytes did not catch the second time I ran the malware-bytes full scan. Right now, I am trying to see why it cam up again.
 
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Ram: 4gb
Processor: Intel Pentium CPU G630 2.70GHz 2.69GHz
 

A:Antivirus Security Pro Removal Returned after gone thru guide

Hello leoliger 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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Hi. I?m not very technically minded and new to this forum so please bear with me if I've posted my query in the wrong place.

I have a laptop with Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2 and used the removal process listed by Grinler elsewhere on this site.

Everything seems to have worked ok up until the part where I need to replace the HOSTS file. I downloaded the hostsperm.bat file to my desktop and ran it. The black box flicked up, but when I went to delete the file I got the following message:

Destination Folder Access Denied
You?ll need to provide administrator permission to move this folder

I tried several times but got the same message.

I?m guessing that the bat file didn?t fix the permissions. How can I replace the HOSTS file with the default one I downloaded? What happens if I use the computer with the virus modified HOSTS file?

Cheers

A:My Security Shield Removal Guide Query

Take ownership of that file: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vis...-menu-in-vista/

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Hiya

The Windows Server 2003 Security Guide provides guidance to assist in hardening Domain Controllers, Infrastructure servers, File servers, Print servers, IIS servers, IAS servers.Certificate Services, and bastion hosts.
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

Adobe Acrobat Reader
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...c1-0685-4d89-b655-521ea6c7b4db&DisplayLang=en

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eddie
 

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I have done a bit of searching through this site for a guide on how to install Windows 7 as safely as possible and have not been able to find one. Regarding minimizing the chances of a reinfection from either a backup or from neglecting to include something during initial setup or from transferring files/folders etc... when upgrading a HDD or buying a new system. I would like to put one together for myself and other users of this site. Starting from the initial formatting of the HDD and install with updates. Then onto a softwares priority list, i.e., AV or antispyware, yada yada yada...

Thanks

P.s., I am going to add a reply fort the list that I can edit as either new ore added info arises.
 

A:How-to Install & Configure Windows 7, Security Guide

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...rsonal-securityWith regards to this guide. Can this be performed in Safe mode??Reason I ask is that I'm unable to do anything in normal mode. I can't open anything or run anything.In saying that, I have followed the guide in safe mode (downloading to a portable Hard drive first) with no success. In following the links to Grinlers "Preparation Guide for use before posting about your potential Malware problem" and downloading the DDS.....can this be run in safe mode?If none of these removal progams cen be run in safe mode, then what am I to do?

A:Remove Personal Security (Uninstall Guide)

If you cannot run MBAM or complete a scan in normal mode, then try performing a Quick Scan in "safe mode". Scanning with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware in safe or normal mode will work but removal functions are not as powerful in safe mode. MBAM is designed to be at full power when malware is running so safe mode is not necessary when using it. In fact, MBAM loses some effectiveness for detection & removal when used in safe mode because the program includes a special driver which does not work in safe mode. Further, scanning in safe mode prevents some types of malware from running so it may be missed during the detection process. Additionally, there are various types of malware infections which target the safeboot keyset so booting into safe mode is not always possible. For optimal removal, normal mode is recommended so it does not limit the abilities of MBAM but sometimes there is no alternative but to do a safe mode scan. If that is the case, after completing a safe mode scan, reboot normally and try rescanning again.Note if installing in safe mode: For the same reasons indicated above, installing MBAM in safe mode is not advised. However, we understand in some instances there may be no other choice. If that is the case, after completing a safe mode scan it is recommended to uninstall MBAM, then reinstall it in normal mode and perform another scan.

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Just published this week, see:

Microsoft releases Windows Vista security guide here.

-- Tom
 

A:Microsoft Windows Vista Security Guide

I look forward to getting Windows vista. I would buy it just for the security improvements alone. The article was interesting. Thank you for posting.

(I'm also looking forward to the other features Microsoft has implanted in Windows Vista.)

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XP Security 2013 is a rogue security software which will report that malware has been detected on your computer in an attempt to scare you into buying this malicious software.
In reality, none of the reported issues are real, and are only used to scare you into buying XP Security 2013 and stealing your personal financial information.

As part of its self-defense mechanism,XP Security 2013 has installed a rootkit on your computer,which will disable the Windows Task Manager and will block you from running any program that could lead to its removal.

XP Security 2013 is a scam and you should ignore any alerts that this malicious software might generate.
Under no circumstance should you buy this rogue security software as this could lead to identity theft,and if you have, you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charge stating that the program is a scam and a computer virus.
Removal instructions for XP Security 2013 virus​This is a self-help guide, use at your own risk.
If you experience problems completing this guide, or the problem persists after following the instructions below or would like to have one of our staff members guide you through the process, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum.
STEP 1 : Start your computer in Safe Mode with Networking

Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer.

Press and hold the F8 key as your computer restarts.Please keep in mind that you need... Read more

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