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posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 06:06 PM
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I'm gonna have to go with opethPA on this and suggest that a reload might be the best way to go. It's a bit more work but depending on how much you are already owned by someone at this point, just patching things up may not work for you. Starting fresh will eliminate the possibility that the intruder has already gained access below your security so just patching it up now may not help. Not saying that they have gained access that deep yet, but it's possible and might save you time in the long run.

Automated backdoor software nowadays is so advanced that once you've been accessed typically one of the first things that happen is multiple and various other backdoors and viruses are then downloaded and installed making for redundant ways to access your system. It's like having a party where you let one jackass come in and before you know it he's called up all his buddies to come over too without you aware of it and before you know it you have a house full of idiots that you have no clue how and why they are all now in your living room making themselves at home.

First make sure that you're not just over reacting to false positives too. If it's connection attempts from outside which were not requested it's pretty clear that it's an intrusion. But sometimes local software may be requesting legit traffic for whatever reason that you're not aware of and you don't want to confuse that as being a problem. Anyway, I'm guessing you've thought of most things already so I won't waste you're time going down the list of stuff which you probably thought of already. Good luck.




posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 06:07 PM
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that's your first problem though, get rid of Norton it's an inefficient AV, it's crap, Avast was always good but if you're going to stay with windows then you should get Comodo antivirus and firewall and uninstall Norton and you should always have malware bytes if you've got windows, that's good advice from the other poster, run malware bytes at least once a fortnight, you'd be surprised how much malware windows builds up even if you are careful, windows is designed to allow cookies for programs and to allow programs to connect to the internet in the background so it's easy to exploit, Comodo firewall and Antivirus will stop that and malware bytes will clear up any malware you've alresdy got then allow you to keep checking how affective Comodo is



posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 06:47 PM
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NOOOOOO! That mediaviewer...by a bunch of different names and url....gave me a trojanworm...virus...and said so right in the url!

It temps you to download the 'mediaviewer" for watching and downloading videos.....it is a virus, but worse. Its also a Trojan and worm....and that's exactly what you say its doing...and right after you downloaded it.

It trys to trick one into clicking it to start an intrusion. Get rid of it and restore your computer back a bit..and run a scan or two and clear your history. Also copy its url and block it in your settings!

Quick! Right now! MEDIAVIEWER=BAD...unless its recommended as safe from us here!
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posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 06:50 PM
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reply to post by Brotherman
 

You should be able to also check which program (.exe) is accessing these files. Sounds like standard anti-virus behavior though. Actual viruses don't typically scavenge your drive. They look for well known files that are part of their exploit and leave most of the others alone.



posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 06:53 PM
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I didn't download it, it was added to my google extensions when google updated, google downloaded it. It was never launched and I did get rid of it. Had to do it manually from my control panel. I don't need any media viewers or itunes or any BS like that on this pc so it isn't hard for me to figure out what I didn't get.



posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 07:06 PM
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Serious you say ?

Get a thumbdrive, even 1GB is OK already,
Download YUMI
Use YUMI to download RAM based linux.
Boot from thumbdrive.
Learn how to be a real computer user --- the hardest part
Show middle finger to window based program.
Done

I'm running on no cpu fan, 128MB only OS running on RAM, no antivirus, no firewall, open wifi and my wife could not tell I'm browsing porn sites (no history).

On FBI knocking on my door (lol), I just pull the plug, all gone, almost 007 style.
Not that I want/need to use this, but my PC cant run Vista - no cpu fan, remember ?? and still they fly

Though, if you really want Vista I still can help, but the option I give you is the best.
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posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 07:06 PM
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I didn't need one either and one day up it popped. I try to spread (no pun there intended) the word about my experience. What was nuts was that as I said, it was in the url address.

Something like (not exact) SOUNDBLAST/MEDIAVIEWER/TROJAN/MALWARE...etc.......freaked me out. And I don't freak out. Good luck to you friend!



posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 07:11 PM
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NullVoid
Learn how to be a real computer user --- the hardest part
Show middle finger to window based program.
Done


Blah blah blah ..
if you feel running linux makes you l33t , great have at I'm sure you will get a good ratio at the next 2600 meeting.
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posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 07:13 PM
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Learn how to be a real computer user --- the hardest part


What exactly is a fake computer user? And your link on my end appears to not work right unless that's part of their gimmick, I didn't look any farther then the page that it is directed to.



posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 09:39 PM
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So, as I asked before, are you on wifi? Maybe one of these recently released,,,

o.dailycaller.com...



posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 09:53 PM
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If you have malwarebytes use the "Flash" scan option.



posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 01:04 AM
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opethPA
if you feel running linux makes you l33t , great have at I'm sure you will get a good ratio at the next 2600 meeting.
edit on 2014pAmerica/Chicago2807ppm by opethPA because: (no reason given)

Not at all, I already past that era
It's just pity on people who send me their computers to "make it run faster", its just my rant.



What exactly is a fake computer user? And your link on my end appears to not work right unless that's part of their gimmick, I didn't look any farther then the page that it is directed to.

Thats the difference, deleting a bit the link will get you to the correct page. "Fake" user dont even bother to do that, real ones even can bring back the page even if the website is already dead. Yeah, its my bad posting the wrong the URL, yet correct website.
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To OP.
Various options available, like somebody here trying to do but unanswered - Do reinstall is an option ? If not try these:
As suggested by others, get Zone Alarm, install and update.
The get Adaware from lavasoft, install and update.
Get CCleaner.
Go offline
Scan with adaware and remove the malwares found, do it about 2 - 3 times.
Run CCleaner to remove obselete registries entries
If all cleared, zone alarm working and you are satisfied then you can go online.
Start your common apps, and see if they require access, not all program that want access should be allowed, be strict about it,
Result:Normal PC usage, but now have a bit of TSA checkpoint


Other way - clean reinstall
Get DeepFreeze, ZoneAlarm and License keys
Backup your data to different hard disk.
Partition hard disk to 2 partition, 1 - OS 2nd for data.
Reinstall OS (factory default helps a lot here)
Install Zone Alarm
Reinstall applications and do first run, zone alarm will bug you, be strict what can access the network.
If all working fine, install DeepFreeze, make sure OS partition is frozen, data partition thawed, maybe using DeepFreeze Igloo
If all working fine, you will get almost impenetrable vista, almost.
Result:who cares about virus if your OS reset everytime it reboot!


The 2nd choice is pretty much like running linux on ram - nothing kept, its volatile, except partition you specify as thawed. The bad side is - you have to make it thawed everytime you do update, drive C: is pretty much CDROM like.

3rd Option - Clean reinstall (routine version)
Backup data and license keys, can use the online storage if you want
Do factory reset
Reinstall application of course
Download or paste back the data, or just access the data on external hard disk (better).
Repeat whenever need (6 month ?),
Result:who cares about virus if you factory reset every month


These are some of common tactic that can be used, not the best, but, at least you know some more stuff about your PC while doing it.
I used the 2nd choice, I know theres a lot of virus on my data and I have no firewall or antivirus, but
"I dont care, they are dormant, infect all they want, it will be gone next reboot"
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posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 03:13 AM
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Unless they do things that they need windows for, or need drivers, etc, or get sick of random things happening and not having an easy answer at hand despite the millions of others with similar issues, and the varying resolutions to said issues, that depend on the version, etc.

Nah no one who's ever used linux has gone back to windows.

lol



posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 03:16 AM
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NullVoid
Learn how to be a real computer user --- the hardest part


Hope you're on call for 24 hour support then


lets all go back to DOS. it had no network at all and you had to really know how to edit your config files.



posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 07:29 AM
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Yeah, haha, that what I meant by the hardest part. With finger whish whoosh nowdays, people dont bother to read the manual anymore. Everyone want easy finger twiddling. Click-yes-all-yes-yes-install-finish, and open can of worms - pun intended.

What happened to System V manuals ? Took entire rack and now its gone ?



posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 07:56 AM
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I can see file after file of someone or program trying to get into different files,


How can you see this?



posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 11:14 AM
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It tells me the target of the intrusion on my AVS also the time and alot of other info.

I discovered something amiss with my router and changed some things around on my wifi settings and after that everything seemed to stop I haven't been on my pic yet today but ill be back later and post



posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 11:47 AM
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sn0rch
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Unless they do things that they need windows for, or need drivers, etc, or get sick of random things happening and not having an easy answer at hand despite the millions of others with similar issues, and the varying resolutions to said issues, that depend on the version, etc.

Nah no one who's ever used linux has gone back to windows.

lol


you maybe shouldn't use linux mate.... you dont need drivers generally for linux but if you want a driver for say your graphics card or sound card, and the generic linux ones won't do then you can add drivers easy enough.... I use linux drivers for most things but the actual Nvidia driver for my graphics etc, it wasn't hard... and I said ubuntu so there isn't many varying resolutions. .. but I haven't had any of the issues you said nor any "random things happening" like what? if your computer is doing things at random then phone someone because it's developed consciousness....



posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 01:06 PM
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Windows do develop more "consciousness" than linux
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The most WTF is Background Intelligent Transfer something, and lots of other weird service names, do I really NEED these service running to edit a picture ? I dont, but still it run, part of consciousness maybe ?
, with the latest win8, I have to make sure it Powered Off, else...the "consciousness" will eat the bandwidth.

20 years ago, unix users are like flying aeroplane with 8 light to show status - got to know their combination meanings!
Now, windows users are flying rocket with 48 tiny lights flashing and....understood a few.

....and as with our OP problem, we have no clue whether BITS is updating his Norton AV or the virus is tampering with his AV or just false alarm or windows update or owned box or whatever.

To OP, if your router settings changed by somebody else, contact your ISP, change all password and do fresh reinstall, else, fork some $$$ to the computer repair guy, he should know what to do.





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