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Virus, Spyware.. Need Help? Here it is

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posted on Aug, 22 2006 @ 07:59 PM
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heres a good aplication for cleaning your registry of malaware and keyloggers etc..

XSOFTSPY 4.22

obviously its a trial and it wont delete the list it finds, but i have a cpoy of this on disk, if its the same as the latest version on the site then i have the serial if u want, IM me.




posted on Aug, 22 2006 @ 08:13 PM
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DeCOMbobulator!!?

Haha. Bit of a mouthfull that. This is about the disabling of DCOM on your computer. Im not sure if its already disabled in service packs but here ygo anyway, its all good here after ive decombobulated, so it wont damage anything! lol


I copied this from the site >


What does DCOM do for you?

Well let's see . . . it attracts Internet worms and permits your system to be remotely compromised by malicious hackers. Other than that, it's of absolutely no practical use other than to adorn Microsoft's "We Have That Too" chart. There may be some custom corporate application developers who have managed to make some use of it, but mostly no one ever has. Nonetheless, it's there in Windows so that the competitors' CORBA isn't.

The DCOMbobulator will help everyone test their DCOM patches and finally turn DCOM off.

What does the DCOMbobulator do?

DCOM serves no practical purpose for almost anyone and, as the entire world now knows, it creates a huge and unwarranted security risk. Therefore, it's crazy to leave DCOM running. Microsoft's DCOM vulnerability patch does fix this latest problem with DCOM. But this was not the first problem with DCOM, so there's little support for the hope that this was the last problem.


The program is writen by Steve Gibson, this guy really knows what hes doing try his other gadgets.



posted on Aug, 25 2006 @ 06:15 PM
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Thank you for your input.

Anytime you come across useful information, feel free to throw it up on this thread. Its always a good idea to reference where your coming from on it though so members who are not familiar with yourself feel comfortable with listening to your information.

Always be careful with what websites your reading.

Good Job!



posted on Aug, 25 2006 @ 06:39 PM
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A good point, sybercat.

However,

Any personal firewall or NAT router will isolate a system's open ports from external intrusion, so leaving port 135 open is not a problem if your system has additional intrusion protection in place


Port 135 is shared by DCOM, MSDTC and the Windows Task Scheduler.

So, if a user's PC is connected through Most any router and/or uses Most any firewall software there's no concern.

Don't get me wrong here, I'm not an Avid MS fan/user, but the DCOM "issue" isn't really the "OMG" many make it out to be, at least in my opinion. Now, that's not to say there aren't Many other "holes" in the Swiss Cheese referred to as Windows.
.... just sayin'

on the post, though



posted on Aug, 25 2006 @ 06:44 PM
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Here we go, another Mod to rain on the parade.

Long time no talk 12m8keall2c,

Howdy Ho!



ed: adding the extra L

[edit on 25-8-2006 by chissler]



posted on Aug, 25 2006 @ 06:57 PM
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Originally posted by chissler
Long time no talk 12m8keall2c,


I'm here ALL the time, honest.


S.O. just had to defrag and chkdsk my core programming.


... not to mention the rubber hose reboot .. gawd I hate those. :shk:





Now, back to the topic ...


Virus, Spyware.. Need Help? Here it is


... and a good one at that!



posted on Aug, 29 2006 @ 12:24 PM
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What about tuneup utilities 2006? Is that a good program?



posted on Aug, 29 2006 @ 01:41 PM
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I'm not familiar with the program myself, but from what I have read it seems to be alright. Anytime I hear of a program for the first time, it's my tendency to quickly think it maybe spyware. But this program is legit, and gets a good rating from anyone who has used it.

When I was browsing with Softpedia it gave it very good ratings.

TuneUp-Utilities on Softpedia

[edit on 29-8-2006 by chissler]



posted on Aug, 29 2006 @ 03:25 PM
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The reason why I asked is because I use it all the time, and I enjoy it, but was wondering what your opinions were on it if you have ever used it, but unfortunately you haven't.



posted on Aug, 29 2006 @ 03:33 PM
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No first hand accounts on this one, but it does seem to be a great program.



posted on Sep, 27 2006 @ 11:50 AM
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ok since am lazy and dont wanna read through everything lol i thought id share some programes iv come across that seem cool
ewido anti spywear scan
this site gives you an online scan and fixes any probs for free i also recomend there download trial softwear

ccleaner
handy little tool for cleaning reg problems and problem files its a free softwear

pc pit stop
ok technically not a spywear/virus programme but this scans your whole comp and tells you problems with hardware/software security settings etc a great little site

ad-ware se personal
another free spywear programe also fixes reg problems

advanced windowscare v2
click the free programe a great little tool fixes alot of comp problems the links take you to another site majorgeeks i think it is but its a great tool to have definatly take a look

avg free addition
free antivirus programm its great

hope some of these programmes help someone i have them all on my comp and i think they work great



posted on Sep, 27 2006 @ 12:02 PM
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Great Post and Good Information.

The only point I would add to that is if someone is going to use Adaware SE Personal Edition then they should certainly download Spybot: Search & Destroy aswell.

Both programs are good, but together they can provide a much better defense against these malicious files.



posted on Sep, 27 2006 @ 12:11 PM
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yup should have mentions spybot iv got that one as well 2 good programmes to have in your comp youd be amazed at the probs the programmes comes up with especially the windows carev2 one great tools to have



posted on Sep, 28 2006 @ 06:28 AM
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My only problem with Spybot is it does not always remove the problems.

Alot of times I have to take the path it gives me and manually remove the problems. But for a free program it does a heck of a job.



posted on Nov, 22 2006 @ 02:51 PM
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Originally posted by chissler
CCleaner

This is a great tool I highly recommend to all users, even if your not experiencing a problem. It cleans out alot of files on the system, that are dead links or useless.

You can download it at - www.ccleaner.com -

Download the program from the link and run it periodically. I watch this remove a few hundred mb on a regular basis. The most I have seen this remove in one scan (Approx. 1 Minute Scan) is 3.5 gigs.

Check this program out and give it a run, it helps the system alot I find.


THANK YOU!!

I ran it along with "hijackthis" and my computer is running like new again!

Thanks!



posted on Nov, 22 2006 @ 07:28 PM
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You are more than welcome. Glad the information was worthwhile.



posted on Jan, 14 2007 @ 02:14 PM
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chissler, I have read through this thread and followed most of your information about good, free security software.

I have windows 98SE and now find that ZoneAlarm's free firewall does not work for 98 any more. Any suggestions?

Plus that I am having trouble with my screen. The window does not fit my screen. I have to use the scroll to see the whole thing. Any suggestions?

Thanks again for your information on this thread that I have used.

Mahree



posted on Jan, 14 2007 @ 02:31 PM
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Well I would definitely recommend an upgrade to XP SP2, as your windows is severely outdated. Not that the software has become faulty, but you have no support options anymore. Microsoft no longer offers Windows service on anything before XP SP2.

As for your screen, I am sure that can be fixed rather quickly. It is more than likely your screen resolution settings.

If you go to your desktop and right click anywhere, you will see a pop up menu. Go to Properties and another window will open. When you see this, click on Settings and then look for where it says your Screen Resolution. It is my assumption that you are currently set to 800x600 which would leave ATS looking a little unorthodox. If you set it to the standard 1024x768, it should look just fine.

For a firewall, I would look into Tiny Personal Firewall 6.5. No first hand experience to base it on, but it should serve your minimal needs. The program isn't going to save the world, but it is better than nothing.



posted on Jan, 14 2007 @ 03:22 PM
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Ive had this uptodatesecurity malware on my computer for weeks, it hijacks my home page when i open IE and even worse is a smaller window that opens up with links to porn sites etc.
Ive got young children who like to get on the computer so it has been really trying my patience.
I thought i'd got rid of it after running ad aware and spycatcher but its returned again after i shut down the computer and started up again after installing a music program. Any idea's.



posted on Jan, 14 2007 @ 04:57 PM
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Hijack This

Download this tool and give that a run. Be careful though, it is very powerful. There is no safety net in this program to ensure that you will not do damage to your own system.

If you run the file and then select the option:

Run This & Save Log File, you can make life much easier.

When the log file opens, go to: HijackThis.De and paste the log file there. It will give you a list of everything and the severity of each case.

This program will work 95% of the time I find. Very efficient and very simple once you get the hang of it.

After that, CCleaner. Great program that will flush your system more than you'll ever imagine. I've seen it remove gig's of crap off of systems. Probably the best optimizer of our browser's that I have come across.

Give those two a go, and see how it works.

If neither resolve the issue, try them in safe mode. The information on Safe Mode can be found on the first page of this thread.




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