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Best way and best software to protect my system from malware and Internet?

Question: Best way and best software to protect my system from malware and Internet?

> I am using sify ISP with limited data tarnsfer package.
>My ISP is showing that i have downloaded 1200 MB which is not true.
>I did'nt turned on the PC on the date prescribed by ISP but it showing i have downloaded 1200 MB and has cut down 20 valid days
>I think some one has hacked my system.
So i am requesting you to tell the best way to protect my system from malware and internet
Thanks in advace.

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Preferred Solution: Best way and best software to protect my system from malware and Internet?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: Best way and best software to protect my system from malware and Internet?

Security is a wide topic. If you browse aound on this forum, you will find recomendations on Anti Virus and Anti Spyware and Firewalls.
If you have Windows XP Professional, MS published an XP Security Guide v2 and tells you how to harden XP Pro. It is available here:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/prodtech/windowsxp/secwinxp/default.mspx#ETE

If you have Vista, there is a Vista version of the Security Guide:

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

Hardening an OS gives the attacker a smaller attack surface by disabling unnecessary features. XP after a fresh install is quite bloated and has a lot of places for an attacker to poke at.

Also you should consider running it daily using a limited user account, as that prevents some malware from working and prevents malware from making system wide changes. In the Unix world, nobody runs a machine daily using the admin account. MS acknowledges that and has made UAC for Vista to achieve the same end.

Here's more details about that:
http://www.mechbgon.com/build/security2.html

Also along the lines of protection and prevention, use Mcafee's Site Advisor, available here:

http://www.siteadvisor.com/

It places a site rating besides every google result and tells you about malware infested sites before you go clicking on them and instantly infecting your machine.

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> I am  using sify ISP with limited data tarnsfer package.>My ISP is showing that i have downloaded 1200 MB which is not true.>I did'nt turned  on the PC on the date prescribed by ISP but it showing i have downloaded 1200 MB and has cut down 20 valid days>I think some one has hacked my system.So i am requesting you to tell the best way to protect my system from malware and internetThanks in advace.

Answer:Best way and best software to protect my system from malware and Internet?

Before anyone tells you that,   it may be that someone connected to your internet connection, via wireless?How are you connected to the internet?Because if your computer was off on those dates, even if a hacker got into the system the computer needs a physical connection to the internet, while the computer is off, there is no way of obtaining an internet connection.

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I have recently been infected with a fileless malware. I have run a scan with ksc and it reported some memory detection. So,i run a scan with fully updated avast free and emsisoft eek but they didn't find anything. Finally, i have to scan with zemana and only after it detected and removed a fileless malware,ksc was able to give my system a clean sheet. Does kaspersky and zemana the only one to protect against such attacks? I need a free tool to protect my system against such attacks. The detection by zemana was "trojan poweliks: fileless malware". I don't need any whitelisting software and i also sincerely think that even they cannot counter such attacks.
 

Answer:Do you know any free software to protect against fileless malware attacks?

avast and bitdefender free are both goof
 

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I have somehow acquired some malware titled system tool protect your pc. It comes up randomly, asks if I want to scan, says I have over 800 Infections, and constantly prompts me to sign up for it to erase my viruses. I know this is malware, and I aquired it after my Norton expired. How can I remove it? Thank you!

I am using a Hp Pavilion Vista.
 

Answer:System Tool Protect your pc (malware)

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please read ALL of this message including the notes before doing anything.

Pleases follow the instructions in the below link:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide


and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

**** If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going. ****
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not. MGtools will frequently run even when all other tools will not.


After completing the READ & RUN ME and attaching your logs, make sure that you tell us what problems still remain ( if any still do )!
Helpful Notes:


If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode, you can run the steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:

Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can spread to them.
If you cannot seem to login to an infected user account, try using... Read more

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Hello to whomever responds to this thread. This is the first time I've used one of these help forums and my knowledge of computer lingo is limited, but I'd be greatful if you could help me with this problem.

A little while ago I downloaded an application which turned out to be a 'trojan', or so I believe. Upon opening it I received an error report, and my antivirus program (Symantec) informed me that several items with .trojan in their name had been detected and deleted. I was also advised to reboot my computer, and after doing so I became aware of a little red shield icon in my system tray. Clicking it brings up a question which reads:

"Would you like to update your security software and download System Live Protect?"

I have not clicked yes because I believe this may be a problem. Furthermore, whenever I open Internet Explorer, there is an error report: "Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close."

I am unsure as to whether these two problems are related, but that is my suspicion. Is there anything that can be done?

Thanks for reading

Answer:System Live Protect Icon In System Tray And Internet Explorer Error Report

I just looked around on the web and there are a lot of folks with this problem but no answer. Use the programs below and let's see what they find. It is definitely something you don't want.Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds. http://www.superantispyware.com/Run the online scan for Bit Defender in normal mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Post a Hijack This log in the Hijack This Forum by following the directions in the link below if the programs above have not removed ALL malware. DO NOT post the log in this forum.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------How To start Windows in Safe Modehttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/

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I would really appreciate some assistance with "Internet secruity designed to portect" malware and/or virus.  I have attempted to remove this with no luck.  I did install and run Malware Bytes.  Initially it listed several virus which I removed.  However, I still have a problem.  Anytime I try to run/download anything it is blocked by this annoying virus.  What can I do? Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Internet Secruity Designed to Protect Malware Help Please

Hello, I moved you from WIN7 to the Am I Infected forum for now.
Please try following this GUIDE.

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Hi there

I am using windows 7 pro at home and may I know which internet security suite I should get to ensure my PC is 100% free from rogue software ?

Please kindly advise.

Answer:Which internet security suite can 100% protect me from rogue software

No security suite is 100% effective. A lot depends on how you use your computer.Some good reading material: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/2520/how-did-i-get-infected/

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Hi

What's the best password protect protect software for folders?

Also if the password was forgotten or lost..would there be any way to acceess the file?

Thanks.

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Ok this is weird. I run Ntl netguard, and Spyware Doctor. A few days ago, SpyDoc refused to auto update. Nothing strange thought I, site must be down.

Well its been four days now. Then I noticed I couldn't connect to Microsoft to do updates either. On further investigation, I found I can't connect to ANY legit malware sites. I have run Spybot, Ntl netguard, Malware Byte's anti malware, and Norton AV, none found anything wrong.

However, I tried setting up a proxy within Firefox, and CAN connect to the sites I couldn't otherwise. (albeit incredibly slowly).

As things stand, I can't update any malware software, and assume my poor PC must have caught something new and nasty.

Please help

Hi jack this follows:-

Code:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 21:10:08, on 19/01/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.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\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\ntl\ntl Netguard\fws.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Command Software\dvpapi.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterSer... Read more

Answer:Help Pls! Can't update Malware Protect or Visit Any Malware Sites

sorry, bump
 

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Hello everyone I am having quite an annoying issue as of this past week. I am experiencing a problem with my computer totally locking up. At first (3 months ago) I was experiencing an occasional blue screen informing of a memory error and physical memory dump under hard gaming. Very recently, under even casual CPU usage (ie. two mozilla tabs and itunes opened) my computer has totally frozen up.

I figured it was a problem with my memory. So, I purchased 2x1 gb sticks of ddr2 so-dimm 200-pin ram that my computer calls for. I installed it very carefully and everything booted up fine. No issues whatsoever. Once I tried opening a few windows in my web browser the same system freeze happened. I was stumped.

I defraged, did a diskcleanup, and ran my normal security software (AVG anti-virus) nothing out of the ordinary and rebooted. Same thing... system freeze.

Then I figured I'd do a system restore to a point where my laptop was running smoothly. Same system freeze under light load.

I asked a IT friend to help out. He recommended a program named Tune-Up Utilities. I downloaded the free trial and ran a few more indepth defrags and cleanups and nothing helped. I hope someone knows what the problem might be. Here is my system specs and my hijackthis log.

Dell Inspiron E1705
Intel Core-2 CPU
T7200 @ 2.00GHz
1.32GHz, 2.00GB of RAM
Nvidia GeForce GO 7900 GS

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 21:51, on 2010-01-01
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet... Read more

Answer:System freeze Software/Hardware/Malware/All 3?

I also ran search and destory, updated the driver for my geforce 7900 go as many people complain of problems, did a scan through my bios for outdated driver only a modem i dont use and usb devices were outdated (and the video card), and also removed all the windows updates I recently dled that may have caused the problem. Anyone out there that may have an inkling to what this pesky problem is?
 

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Hi!

After using the malware cleaning software the internet stopped working (it only worked intermittently before anyway). I tried various methods to resolve the internet problem but came up blank. I then saw your website and tried some of the methods suggested here (FSS, FRST, TFC) but again to no avail. Another site recommended MiniToolBox, AviraDNSRepair, Microsoft Fixit for Host Reset, and Rizonesoft's Complete Internet Repair. Still no internet!

I'm hoping you can help.

Thanks in advance for any reply,

Gav
 

Answer:No internet after using malware removal software

Hi,

Before we begin, I want you to have this in mind:

At the top of your post, please click on the "Watch thread" button and make sure to check Watch this thread...and receive email notifications. This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing me to solve your problem faster.
Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process. Please do not perform System Restore or any other restore.
Instructions I give to you are very simple and made for complete beginner to follow. That's why you need to read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them.
Please do not run any tools other than the ones I ask you to, when I ask you to. Some of these tools can be very dangerous if used improperly. Also, if you use a tool that I have not requested you use, it can cause false positives, thereby delaying the complete cleaning of your machine.

All tools we use here are completely clean and do not contain any malware. If your antivirus detects them as malicious, please disable your antivirus and then continue.
If during the process you run across anything that is not in my instructions, please stop and ask. If any tool is running too much time (few hours), please stop and inform me.
I visit forum several times at day, making sure to respond to everyone's topic as fast as possible. But bear in mind that I have private life like ever... Read more

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Hi, I have a system that is infected with (most likely) a rootkit. It will not allow any scanners or most antimalware programs to run. So far I have successfully run DDS and gotten a log, gmer but it did not specifically identify any threats, rkill (iexplore version) which finds and kills 2-3 process' but they get recreated instantly and process names change each time. Renaming other scanner's exe's does not work.

What will not run or gets killed shortly after starting: combofix, mbam, superantispyware, hitman pro, catchme, mbr.

Safe mode produces the same results, no obvious bad files created recently, pulling the hard drive and scanning on another pc with mbam, eset and most of the others above does not find any infected files.

Can you provide any further insight? Much appreciation in advance.

Answer:Infected system attacks anti-malware software

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include 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.

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Computer infected. Noticed while uploading pictures to facebook via picasa. Screen went blank and said "This is Jim" Keeps shutting down. Rebotted in safe mode and scanned with Trend Micro. Found nothing. Ran Malwarebytes and found this file: HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced|Start_ShowSearch (PUM.Hijack.StartMenu)

 Have the log for that.
 
DDS Log below.
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.17514  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.11.2
Run by User at 20:39:15 on 2013-02-18
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3836.2703 [GMT -6:00]
.
AV: Trend Micro AntiVirus *Enabled/Updated* {68F968AC-2AA0-091D-848C-803E83E35902}
SP: Trend Micro AntiVirus *Enabled/Updated* {D3988948-0C9A-0693-BE3C-BB4CF86413BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
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Answer:HKCU\SOFTWARE Malware Deleted. System infected Keeps shutting down

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer!    My name is Jeff and I would be more than happy to help you with your malware related problems.
 
 
Please download aswMBR to your desktop.
 
Double click the aswMBR icon to run it.
Click the Scan button to start scan.
If you are asked to update the Avast Virus database please allow it to do so.
When it finishes, press the save log button, save the logfile to your desktop and attach its contents in your next reply.
 

Click the image to enlarge it
 

AdwCleaner

Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Delete.
Confirm each time with Ok.
You will be prompted to restart your computer. A text file will open after the restart.
Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.

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Hello,
My computer has developed a nasty virus. I am using windows xp and I tried system restore but it wouldn't go past the "confirm restore point selection page". I tried to run malwarebytes and it wouldn't open that it. It won't let me install hijack this either. When I go onto the internet to do some searching as to how to kill this bastard, some of the google searches bring a pop-up that says that the site is not allowed and then it goes to ie cannot display this page.

I would love for any help as I'm close to seeing how far a toshiba laptop can fly.

Thanks,

mtime

Answer:virus won't allow anti-malware software or system restore to work

Rename this file:C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exeto this:winlogon.exeThen double-click the renamed file and see if it will run.

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Please Help,

I am trying to fix a laptop. I received it and when turned on, all that showed was the wallpaper. The desktop, the icons, and taskbar were all missing. After doing some investigation, I figured out that "explorer.exe" was missing. I placed a new explorer.exe (renamed it "explorer1") into the Windows directory and edited the registry to look for explorer1. After doing this, I recovered the desktop and all icons, but I still needed help.

If I RIGHT-clicked my mouse on the desktop, everything would disappear and be just like when I first turned it on. When I looked for the "explorer1.exe" in the Windows directory, that file was now corrupted and was no longer valid. This happened over and over and I am now at "explorer7", having had to replace explorer 6 times and renaming each time.

On the desktop, there appeared to be 4 or 5 images whose links were broken, so 4 or 5 shells of a window appeared with the typical 3 icons on the top right of each. I could not figure out how to remove, so I finally X'd out of each window and they appear to be gone and so far, explorer7 has not corrupted.

BUT, I cannot access the Internet with either IE or Firefox. It appears to be some type of proxy setting that has been changed (according to Firefox) and in both browsers, the option/tab to change the proxy server setting has disappeared.

I have downloaded and tried to run every legitimate malware/spyware/antivirus app I could... Read more

Answer:Malware Causing Internet Connection & Software Problems

Please bear with me whilst I seek advice about how to help you. It may be that Chaslang will take over here, either way just be patient and I promise you that one of us will get back to you with a response.
 

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Not sure what's going on, the latest entries on this I have found on this page are from 2004.
 

Answer:internet explorer in background streaming audio - no malware software works

sheckler said:





Not sure what's going on, the latest entries on this I have found on this page are from 2004.Click to expand...

I am in need of some guidance here.
 

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Question: protect software

i want to send a program to my frnd i made. its an < 1 mb app.
it has no serial or keygen or ne need 2 register.

is there a program so i can protect it so he dont distrubute it to other ppl?
 

Answer:protect software

if he's smart enough... nope. there's not a company out right now that can send out software and have it completely protected.

If he's a friend though... why are you worried?
 

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i Just bought a new PC. i have a couple questions from the 'How to protect yourself from malware' thread.

My Pc is running windows 7.

In the Firewall section it doesnt say if the windows 7 firewall is sufficent? If it isnt i will download and outpost firewall and disable the windows one.

In the Antispware tools i downloaded Micrsoft security essentials for Winbdows 7. Since i also downloaded Avast as my anti Virus is it ok to run both these?

In the disable the autoruns feature there is no update for windows 7?
 

Answer:How to protect yourself from Malware

avilo4u said:





In the Firewall section it doesnt say if the windows 7 firewall is sufficent? If it isnt i will download and outpost firewall and disable the windows one.Click to expand...

While the Windows 7 firewall is better than what was in previous versions of Windows, it is still very inadequate.





avilo4u said:





In the Antispware tools i downloaded Micrsoft security essentials for Winbdows 7. Since i also downloaded Avast as my anti Virus is it ok to run both these?Click to expand...

No! MSE is and antivirus and antispyware. So is Avast. You can only have one of them installed.





avilo4u said:





In the disable the autoruns feature there is no update for windows 7?Click to expand...

Microsoft has never updated their info ( from here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967715 ) for Windows 7 so I'm not sure if everything that is used for Vista would apply.

You can just run this >> Autorun Eater
 

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Make sure you get your system protected from ocurrences of malware problems. Below are some simple steps you can take to reduce the chance of infection in the future. I strongly encourage you to do them all. There is no perfect solution for totally preventing malware from getting on your PC, however, these steps will help.

Please do not make the false assumption that this thread is old or out of date based on the date the thread was started ( 10-10-04 21:52 ). Look at the Last Edited date at the bottom of this message as this procedures does evolve with time.

IMPORTANT NOTE: It is getting more and more difficult to find real true freeware these days that does not include bundleware, toolbars...etc and junk you just don't want. Make sure you pay attention during installation of anything you download and read license agreements. Be sure to uncheck check boxes for the bundleware and toolbars where you can so that you opt out because the defaults are always to opt in.


1. Visit Windows Update: Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for your operating system and IE. The first defense against infection is a properly patched OS. For anyone who is not yet running at least Windows 7 (which you really should be running at a minimum if your PC supports it) see the below link before updating. Note: Windows XP is not longer supported by Microsoft and is hence a security risk.

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
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Something (Malware ? ?) locked up my PC (Windows XP). I got a pop up message that my PC was infected and click "yes" to buy an AV program. I did not click "Yes", but every program I tried to run came up with the same message. I took it where I bought it and they fixed it by cleaning my hard drive and re-loading my OS. Fortunately, I had BU'd my personal files. They called the problem an "intercept". Norton AV did not catch it. They also loaded "Malwarebytes" for me.

What is the best way to protect for this kind of problem ?
 

Answer:How to protect against Malware ?

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please read ALL of this message including the notes before doing anything.

Pleases follow the instructions in the below link:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide


and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

**** If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going. ****
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not. MGtools will frequently run even when all other tools will not.


After completing the READ & RUN ME and attaching your logs, make sure that you tell us what problems still remain ( if any still do )!
Helpful Notes:


If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode, you can run the steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:

Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can spread to them.
If you cannot seem to login to an infected user account, try using... Read more

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How would you protect yourself from a fud?
 

Answer:How to protect yourself from a FUD malware?

LukeNukesEm said:





How would you protect yourself from a fud?Click to expand...

Supplement your security with something besides signatures.
 

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i want to get software to stop people from coping and selling mt dvd's .i need to know of all software that can do this so i can see what i can afford.thanks...jim
 

Answer:dvd copy protect software

It's impossible. If the large movie companies that have tons of money can't prevent copying then there is no solution.

You can examine the protections that are in use today and evaluate from there. You may have to contact the company for the cost: Commercial DVD protections
 

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Hi Everyone!
Is there any method available for protecting folders in windows without software

Answer:How to protect folders without software

Yes, kind of. You can use NTFS encryption. It will protect from people stealing your data but not necessarily stealing your computer. (or using it in an unauthorized way)

You can also use WinAPI functions, though this would technically require writing your own software to some degree.

Windows has powershell built into it, which can call WinAPI functions.

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Need software to protect my work! thanks


Hi all

I am doing a presentation with and wish to protect it in such a way that no one will be able to copy text from it and also if possible i want to insert a permanent watermark in it, to act as a copyright. Does anybody know of a good software (free) which allows you to do so?

I am using a blend of power point / word editing.

Thanks!

Answer:Need software to protect my work! thanks

Hi,
Do you have any word processing software like microsoft word or open office? If you do you can put a watermark in using one of them. As for protecting it read this http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000705.htm

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Hi, i use a VB language, currently developing a software for my company. Is there any way to protect my software copyright?

Thanks
 

Answer:Protect Software Copyright

Re: FAQ: Which Language Is The Best To Learn.



EznaSM said:





Hi, i use a VB language, currently developing a software for my company. Is there any way to protect my software copyright?

Thanks Click to expand...

If it is Your company, that is, your own the business, then Yes you certainly can Register a copyright.

If, however, you are programming as an employee, your employer is considered to be the copyright holder.

See the section on What is a work made for hire

Also, the Copyright Office FAQ about copyright.

For Web pages displaying a copyright notice, the symbol entity is [noparse]#169[/noparse]

The form for a copyright notice is:
copyright 2010 Your Name

If that is plainly visible to anyone using the program, then that is considered a legitimate copyright, although if it is Registered it carries more weight.
 

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I am looking for recommendations for keeping Windows 7 running smoothly. I used EaseToDo to go back to an earlier version of my operating system. That went smooth and I thought I should start protecting my system.

Currently I am using Microsoft Security Essentials.

Any recommendations for Anti-virus, Mal ware, etc would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Smorton

Answer:Software to protect Windows 7

Keep a read on this thread: New Security Needed

Along with MSE, MBAM, SAS, and CCleaner I also use Spyware Blaster, some use WinPatrol, and Windows Firewall - How To all free.

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Whats the best software you've seen that prevents users from going to bad websites / porn etc?

I see that as the number 1 reason my customers infect there PC's with crap
 

Answer:Software to protect users from themselves?

seriously - that and limewire, etc.
 

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hi friends
i need a software that protect my files to copying to flash memory or etc.
without any password or write protect message
just : after copy the destination file corruption(change the destination file)happens.
(forgive me for my bad english type!!)

Answer:software can do this:=>about copy protect

nothing....????
I need a softwaredamage destination file on copy...)

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Hi guys,

I've been looking for a free program to insatll password protection on a Sandisk( USB key. I just can't seem to find the right one. I don't want anything fancy, just something that will stop anybody that tries to access it without permission (Lost, stolen, that type of stuff) I know it encrypts my data, but to have to decrypt something everytime I want to check something out is rediculas. Any help would be appreciated.

Dan
 

Answer:USB key password protect Software

Check this out,
http://lifehacker.com/software/thumb-drive/onthefly-encryption-for-your-usb-flash-drive-154465.php
 

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TRY Ghostsurf and u'll regret for not using since u first learned how to use ur computer!

"By surfing the Web you are exposed to hackers, bombarded by advertisements and subjected to spyware. Everything you do and download online can be watched.
GhostSurf 2005 Platinum protects your privacy and prevents Internet pests from spoiling your online experience. GhostSurf ensures your safety online by providing an anonymous, encrypted Internet connection, as well as stopping spyware, eliminating ads and erasing your tracks. "

http://www.digitalriver.com/dr/v2/ec...P=0&CACHE_ID=0

Answer:The best software to protect your privacy?

Yea I used ghostsurf, it's cool, but the downside is you have to pay for it. I prefer using a free proxy to surf the internet. And if I need protection from hackers/ads/spyware I would use corresponding software to battle them.

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Do you guys know of any software (hopefully free) that I can use to encrypt/password protect the files on my USB key? I know some of them come with this type of software, mine did not.

Thanks
 

Answer:Software To Password Protect USB Key

http://www.magic2003.net/

came up first on my google search. I cannot vouch for it as I have not used it. I used to know about a few of those kinds of programs, but I have since forgotten their titles...

Try that one out (investigate it carefully first) or do your own google search... there are tons out there...

Or wait for someone here to vouch.... but come on.. experiment!
 

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Hello,

Is there any thread for "How to protect yourself from malware (for vista)" as the one written by chaslang for windows xp.

Another question plz. Is there any site to give ranking for antivirus softwares like matousec for pro-active internet security softwares.

Also kindly tell me plz that avast antivirus is better or comodo internet security with antivirus is better.

Thanks.
 

Answer:How to protect yourself from malware (for Vista)

ablaze said:





Is there any thread for "How to protect yourself from malware (for vista)" as the one written by chaslang for windows xp.Click to expand...

It was not written for Win XP. It is for all versions of Windows althoough obviously there is more in there that relates to WinXP and older since they have been around longer.





ablaze said:





Another question plz. Is there any site to give ranking for antivirus softwares like matousec for pro-active internet security softwares.Click to expand...

You should ask in the Software Forum. But reviews of AVs are typically out of date by the time they are published. This happens because many programs update 3 to 5 times per day and even just one update can drastically improve or reduce an AVs test score.





ablaze said:





Also kindly tell me plz that avast antivirus is better or comodo internet security with antivirus is better.Click to expand...

You are not comparing apples to apples. Avast is just an antivirus. Comodo Internet Security includes all of the below:

firewall
antivirus
Host Intrusion Protection System (HIPS)
BOClean Anti-Malware is not being included in CIS

 

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Hello - First, let me say thank you for helping me rectify a really poor choicesof opening software I wasn't 100% certain was verifiable. As a result I have the Virust Protect Pro problem (at a miniumum) which seems to tie up my machine a lot and causes problems with my wireless network adapter. I have used Spybot and Adware to no avail. I've copied and pasted the Hijack This log below and won't make any changes until I hear from you.
With great thanks for your help!
K

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:52:29 PM, on 8/27/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)

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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
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We maintain several PCs from a library, a research lab for students in a university. Just recently bunch of malwares swarm inside the lab and nearly affected all the machines. Most of these malwares are being imported from student's flash drives in which they're freely allowed to plug on the PC's. So cleaning the infections was really tedious. We cloned the drives and some were fixed using anti-malware softwares. 
 
Each computer is running a Microsoft Security Essentials for virus protection, and that's it.

Our main problem is, how should we setup each PCs so that we can prevent those viruses from porting inside the system? Is there any particular software or windows configurations that can offer such functionality? MSE merely detects all these viruses and most of it already infiltrated the system and removing each as I said is very tedious and time consuming.
Maybe you guys got some efficient workarounds with this type of predicament.NOTE:
All PCs have the same hardware and uses Windows 7 32bit.
 

Answer:How to protect PCs from USB-malware carriers?

Simple, look at:
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/541639/security-suggestions-post-3-of-7/
 
Have a great day!

 

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I continue to get the "SysProtect" download window on both I.E. and Mozilla. Followed your steps listed to clean my system, but same "Virtumonde" files appear each time I run Ad-Aware. Here is the Hi-Jack this log (after running Ad-Aware, see end of log for HijackThis log generated after restarting computer w/o running Ad-Aware):Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 9:48:28 PM, on 5/18/2006Platform: 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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exeC:\WINDOWS\System3... Read more

Answer:Malware - Virtumonde & Sys Protect?

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order in which they are mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes.Step #1Scan again with HijackThis and check the following items:R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/...//www.yahoo.comR3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - ~CFBFAE00-17A6-11D0-99CB-00C04FD64497} - (no file)O2 - BHO: WTLHelper Object - {6D33B121-5C4C-4450-9D1F-7B67085CC199} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\jkhhe.dllO20 - Winlogon Notify: jkhhe - C:\WINDOWS\system32\jkhhe.dllAfter checking these items, close all browser windows except HijackThis and click "Fix checked".Step #2Please download VundoFix.exe to your desktop.Double-click VundoFix.exe to run it.Put a check next to Run VundoFix as a task.You will receive a message saying vundofix will close and re-open in a minute or less. Click OKWhen VundoFix re-opens, click the Scan for Vundo button.Once it's done scanning, click the Remove Vundo button.You will receive a prompt asking if you want to remove the files, click YESOnce you click yes, your desktop will go blank as it starts removing Vundo.When completed, it will prompt that it will shutdown your computer, click OK.Turn your computer back on.Please go HERE to run Panda's ActiveScanOnce you are on the Panda site click the ... Read more

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I have read this threadhttp://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=44525 and i am paying particular attention to #5 AntiSpyWare Tools, and it states ONLY USE 1 REALTIME BLOCKER So my question is, i use ESET'S nod32 Antivirus to protect my machine, but it has antispyware protection included. I also have Malwarebytes Pro providing real time blocking, so am i in effect useing more then 1 realtime blocker? If so what do i do about that? I paid for Malwarebytes Pro, not using it will defeat it's purpose and be considered a waste of money!
 

Answer:How to Protect yourself from malware Thread

You;re fine. One AV only, but you can have more than one AS (Anti-spyware ).
 

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Hi. I am rather a person with basic knowledge about computers so don?t be surprised if my question will sound stupid to you.
I have a Windows PC and I often use my thumb drive to print some documents in my university. I?m afraid that it will become infected someday so I thought it would be a good idea to use it only with Puppy Linux when I'm at home. This is why I made my thumb drive a bootable one with Puppy on board. What I want to do is to boot to Puppy, copy the files I need to print or use at the university to the USB drive, then close the system and disconnect the USB drive. To be clear, only one USB stick is involved in this process (Puppy and data are on the same USB stick). Would that prevent infecting my Windows PC? If not then how can I avoid viruses spreading through USB? Can malware do any harm to Windows OS when Puppy is booting?
 

Answer:Can puppy protect me from malware?

Good idea if I understood correctly
 

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Hi,

I tried turning on my laptop yesterday to find that my desktop wallpaper had been stripped and that it was taking around 20 mins to log into my account.

I have tried running malwarebytes, rootkitremover and tds killer but they all come back saying there is 0 files infected. I am unable to connect to the internet and any time i try and run Avast anti-virus or troubleshoot problems, it disables the program and states that it is searching for a solution.

After reading a few threads, i suspect I might have a trojan which is blocking my access. I originally had Mcafee which would not turn on, every time you clicked turn on, it would turn off within seconds. THinking that this was something to do with the software, I uninstalled it but that did not help.

Please help.

Many thanks,
Cristina

Answer:Possible Malware? Internet and security system will not turn on

Hello Cristina,Lets look at a few things...MiniToolBoxPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Please download Rkill by Grinler and save it to your desktop.Link 1Link 2Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.If using Vista, right-click on it and Run As Administrator.A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.If it does not work, repeat the process and attempt to use one of the remaining links until the tool runs.If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.Do not reboot the computer, you will need to run the application again. Rerun MBAM (MalwareBytes) like this:Open MBAM in normal mode and click Update tab, select Check for Updates,when doneclick Scanner tab,select Quick scan and scan (normal mode).After scan click Remove Selected, Post new scan log and Rebootback into normal mode.Not ... Read more

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Ive followed online tutorials to remove yourtv.link but every time I think it gets removed, and the program asked me to restart the computer, I am greeted with yourtv.link once again on Firefox.
Here are the files required and I hope I can remove this problem with some help

Thanks
 

Answer:Yourtv.link wont go away (also malware software Internet Security finding trojan.fakealert)

Hello,

Please download Zemana AntiMalware and save it to your Desktop.

Install the program and once the installation is complete it will start automatically.
Without changing any options, press Scan to begin.
After the short scan is finished, if threats are detected press Next to remove them.
Note: If restart is required to finish the cleaning process, you should click Reboot. If reboot isn't required, please restart your computer manually.​
Open Zemana AntiMalware again.
Click on icon and double click the latest report.
Now click File > Save As and choose your Desktop before pressing Save.
The only left thing is to attach saved report in your next message.

 

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Hello. I'm an admin for a small network at work. Some people want to lock their folders so that only them can access them. They can see them, but not enter inside.

I know they are various methods this is done and one of the easiest is just putting things in a RAR file and putting a password on it. I also tried some software that locks folders but I didn't like how they work.

What I want is simply something that will make some folders I specify accessible only by entering a password-as simple as that.ie: you double click the folder, and you will be prompted to enter a password. So, only those who have the password can enter.

Please tell me of a program that can do this or something very similar to it.

Many thanks,

sram
 

Answer:Software to password protect folders

Why not just use NTFS permissions?
 

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Hello there!I've just bought a couple of teeny tiny little 8GB USB flash drives, and I'm pulling my hair out trying to find some free (or very cheap) software to enable me to password-protect individual folders on them.What I'm *NOT* looking for is anything that encrypts the folders' contents (the stuff in them isn't 'sensitive' and the fact that there are hundreds of small files makes encryption software a pain in the bum).I've spent hours and hours and *hours* trawling the internet, finding dozens of programs that claim to be free - only to discover, *after* I've installed 'em - that they're 'trial' versions of software costing $30 or more.I want something very simple:a) password protection on foldersb) something that installs its own little program on the USB drive so that I can take it anywhere and plug it into anyone's PC and be able to instantly access the filesc) something free - or very cheap (a tenner at the most, if that's possible)d) something that doesn't bother encrypting the files and folders, cos that's just overkill for me.Anyone have any suggestions? All thoughts very gratefully received!Thanks in advanceMarkxx

Answer:Software to password-protect a USB drive...?

Oops, sorry - forgot to say that I'm running XP service pack 3, if that helps! Obviously, I'm looking for something that doesn't depend on the OS of the PC the USB stick's plugged into, otherwise I might not be able to read the files on friends' PCs if they're running different OSs.cheers m'dears!Mxx

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running ME, something to stop it being switched on and used by others.Any recommendations ??

Answer:software to password protect/secure my pc please

click here $20click here freeclick here freeor you could just set up a BIOS password but they can be bypassed reasonably easily, though it would be enough to stop most users. Screensaver passwords are triple easy to bypass ;-))G

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My BIOS does not have the option to password protect my computer, and I heard of software that may be able to do this. Anyone know of any? Thanks in advance.

[ I wasn't sure where this went .. but since I'm looking for software, .. ? ]
 

Answer:Anyone know any software I can use on my HP to password protect using my BIOS?

Password protection of the BIOS is a function of the BIOS. All newer systems that I have worked on have the abiltiy to set a BIOS password.
 

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That was my question. I bought a new computer, acctually i bought the parts and i put it together. Everithing runs perfect but i do not want to connect to web cause i do not know what softeware to put on, or what combination of software in order to protect me from stuff that might hurt my comp. Any advice is more than appriciated.
 

Answer:What software to have in order to protect the computer

1. Common Sense (TM)
It is rare and hard to get, but it is definently the best thing out there. Not an option for most people unfortunately.
2. Firewall software
XP SP2 comes with a very basic one builtin.
3. Antivirus software
This should be obsoleted by #1, but it is good to play safe.
4. Anti-spyware

There is no point in paying money for #2 and #4. If you can find a place that sells #1, tell me too

Do not use anything Norton or Symantec. Better leave out McAfee too.
 

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Like the title says

Is there a software that can protect the files that i copied from my usb to a pc and it wont get copied i mean like this

from my pc->to my usb->to another pc2->pc2 tries to copy to another usb but is not allowed..... or just similar software to that...i'd need one of software similar to it

Answer:is there a software that can protect my files against unauthorized...

Have you considered encryption?

BitLocker Drive Encryption - Windows 7 features - Microsoft Windows

BitLocker Drive Encryption - Windows 7 Drive - Turn On or Off with no TPM (see related tutorials at bottom of this tutorial))

TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux

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I have a San Disk USB Micro Cruzer 512MB keychain/pen drive. The software that came with the drive doesn't prevent users from accessing or viewing the data, it encrypts the data instead (which renders the file useless, but makes the file take up more space).

I'm looking for something that prompts the user for a password before the directories are displayed. Any ideas?
 

Answer:USB pen drive password protect software?

Not gonna happen. That would require software to be installed on the computer, which can't be guaranteed (IE I put your USB drive in my PC).

File encryption is the only solution, AFAIK.
 

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Hello,

I need a software to protect my personal information. Please suggest a good one.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Software to protect private information

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Topic title pretty much says it all. How can i prevent hijacking of my browser or even worse my entire computer? Last night i made a stupid move and attempted to download something off Pirate Bay, i read the comments and it looked legit. Since i didn't have a software that downloads the torrent i clicked on whichever one Pirate Bay offered me. The software was successfully installed and was downloading the program but it froze the halfway and my google chrome completely stopped working, Later on i found out that Conduit is a malware that sometimes installs itself without the user's permission and takes over the browser. Now i'm paranoid about downloading anything. By the way i have a supposedly good anti-virus : Bitdefender for which i paid good money! Very disappointed that it pretty much welcomed the bad malware with open hands and allowed it install itself. 

Answer:How to protect your computer from malware like CONDUIT??

attempted to download something off Pirate Bay : < Anything off these Torrents sites is 50 to 90% infected and not usually legalWinPatrol Free is one of the better programs to warn you if there is going to be an attempt to change your Home Page. This may help after you do a full scan with your Antivirus -Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.*Close all open programs and internet browsers.*Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.*Click on Delete.*Confirm each time with Ok.*Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.*Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.*You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.  Thank You -  

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Malware Protection is a rogue anti-virus application that runs a fake system scan and then concludes that your computer has a malware infection or serious security/privacy issues. To fix the malware infection you must pay a fee, about $50. The rogue program copies user interface elements from real programs and it looks like a legitimate application. Plenty of people shell out $50 to register this fraud and that's a big problem because if you're transacting with these guys online you're offering them your credit card details. Cyber criminals can later user that information to their benefit. You should protect yourself with common sense and legitimate anti-virus software because such fake anti-virus applications as Malware Protection now represent about 20% of all malware in circulation. If you made a mistake and purchased it, please contact your credit card company and dispute the charges. And if you still have this fake AV on your computer, please follow the removal instructions below to remove Malware Protection and related malware for free.

Manual Malware Protection removal instructions:

1. Right click on the "Malware Protection" icon, click Properties in the drop-down menu, then click the Shortcut tab.

The location of the malware is in the Target box.

NOTE: by default, Application Data folder is hidden. Malware files are hidden as well. To see hidden files and folders, please read Show Hidden Files and Folders in Windows.

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Answer:How to protect and clean your computer from malware

Is this a removal guide for this rogue or ?

 

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Hello,I recently managed to aquire a virus that seems to have taken over my computer. There's a bar that appears right below the address bar for internet explorer telling me to download the latest antispyware to protect my computer. I cannot pull up my Task Manager, my computer prompts me that it has been disabled by my administrator. My desktop background has been changed to a message stating the computer has several fatal errors. and occasionally music will play at random that i've never heard before.here is my log:Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Josh UWL on 2008-04-09 16:35:51Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --49: 2008-04-09 21:36:32 UTC - RP521 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point48: 2008-04-08 16:12:26 UTC - RP520 - Restore Operation47: 2008-04-08 16:08:59 UTC - RP519 - Last known good configuration46: 2008-04-08 16:08:42 UTC - RP518 - Restore Operation45: 2008-04-08 16:08:41 UTC - RP517 - Last known good configuration-- First Restore Point -- 1: 2008-04-08 16:08:11 UTC - RP473 - System CheckpointBacked up registry hives.Performed disk cleanup.Percentage of Memory in Use: 85% (more than 75%).Total Physical Memory: 447 MiB (512 MiB recommended).-- HijackThis Clone --------------------------------------------------... Read more

Answer:Protect.antivirus Malware Infection

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. Please download ComboFix and save it to your desktop.Prior to running Combofix.exe you should disable your antivirus program and disconnect from the internet.Double click combofix.exe and follow the prompts.When it's done running it will produce a log for you. Please post that log in your next reply.Important Note - Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall.

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If I visit a malware site with latest version of Firefox with the NoScript extension without allowing any scripts, whats the chance of me getting infected if I don't download anything?
 
Also, I hope this is the right place to post this.

Answer:Will using NoScript protect you from a malware site if..?

COPIED FROM NoScript:
The NoScript Firefox extension provides extra protection for Firefox, Seamonkey and other mozilla-based browsers: this free, open source add-on allows JavaScript, Java, Flash and other plugins to be executed only by trusted web sites of your choice (e.g. your online bank).
NoScript also provides the most powerful anti-XSS and anti-Clickjacking protection ever available in a browser.
NoScript's unique whitelist based pre-emptive script blocking approach prevents exploitation of security vulnerabilities (known and even not known yet!) with no loss of functionality...
You can enable JavaScript, Java and plugin execution for sites you trust with a simple left-click on the NoScript status bar icon (look at the picture), or using the contextual menu, for easier operation in popup statusbar-less windows.Watch the "Block scripts in Firefox" video by cnet.
 
If I were using Windows and could only have one security program/ add-on....it would be NoScript. I use it in Ubuntu, too.
There is a learning curve. It is not just install and forget. Install it and go to a popular site and then view all the scripts you never knew
were active on that site and are now blocked from running. You can click to allow just the site's scripting and still block all the others.
The ones that you want to play videos on will be one that you will spend the most time learning which script to allow only the videos to play.

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QUESTION _Sticky:" How to Protect yourself from malware! "

In the below instructions, Is it necessary if I *NEVER* use IE, only Firefox?

Thanks!


"6) Adjust Active X security settings

* In Internet Explorer, click Tools, Internet Options, Security. Click on the Internet globe. Then select Default Level, then click OK. Now select Custom Level and scroll down to the ActiveX controls and plug-ins section (some may already be set correctly):
o Set Download signed Active X controls to Prompt
o Set Download unsigned Active X controls to Disable
o Set Initialize and Script ActiveX controls not marked as safe to Disable
o Set Installation of desktop items to Prompt
o Set Launching programs and files in an IFRAME to Prompt
o Set Navigate sub-frames across different domains to Prompt
o Set Allow paste operations via script to Disable (see: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/224993 )
o Click OK and OK again. "
 

Answer:QUESTION _Sticky: How to Protect yourself from malware!

Re: QUESTION _Sticky:" How to Protect yourself from malware! "



jilter said:





In the below instructions, Is it necessary if I *NEVER* use IE, only Firefox?Click to expand...

Yes! Some applications will automatically launch IE sessions since that may be all the can use. Also you need to use IE to be able to get all of your Windows Updates. And some websites (just like some applications) do require IE.
 

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Will Ad-Aware only detect the malware in its definitions during a scan, or does it also prevent it from being installed on your computer in the first place? What about A2? Many thanks. - Tye

Answer:Does Ad-Aware protect your computer from malware?

No on both counts. Try Spywareblaster click here

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I just got my degree and have not been able to find work so I can only thank all the people at MajorGeeks.
I am 'Gunk Free' but was reading the chaslang's post "dated 10-10-04, 21:52, How to Protect yourself from malware! - MajorGeeks Support Forums"; and under the firewalls to use "Outpost Firewall Free" is listed when I went to download it, it is Dated: 2009-05-08 is it still a good firewall to use?
Thank you in advance for your help.

At a point in time I was 01 of them that understood some binary.
 

Answer:How to Protect yourself from malware! post question

Yes, it is still a good firewall. Just make sure you keep it updated as you would with all other protection software.
 

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Hey!
I am a web designer and I just got permission to work from home for the next week. I am allowed to take my work laptop home for it. I would like some advice regarding the security concerns before I start the work.
I have heard about spyware and malware attacks that can cause severe loss of data. I don't want such things happening to me in my work system. As of now it's clean and no malicious files are present in the system. It's installed with Kaspersky Internet Security and ExpressVPN when connecting to the Internet. Will it help in protection from spyware and malware? I have seen articles mentioning not clicking on emails and installing antivirus softwares will help, but still I have heard a lot about such attacks. What else can I do to ensure nothing harmful will happen?
 

Answer:Will Kaspersky and VPN protect from malware attacks?

It being a work laptop, you shouldn't replace any of the pre-installed software, correct?
 

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Microsoft said:

A view of the current landscape
Criminal attacks continue to evolve and malware has become their standard weapon against anyone who uses the Internet?on traditional form-factor devices, as well as on mobile devices like tablets and phones. Malware targets all operating systems and browsers, and in recent years, criminal attacks against applications have increased substantially.

Criminals also use social engineering to trick you into performing actions that put you at risk. An increasingly common social engineering strategy uses online advertising campaigns to lure you to a site that installs malware on your computer.

An economy has developed around building reliable vulnerability exploits, which criminals buy to help distribute their malware. Criminals make money from their malware, so they invest in ways to keep it alive such as producing a higher quantity of malware, updating it more frequently?e.g. multiples times each day?and increasing its size and complexity. Some malware is as complex as commercial applications.

Secure by design
We use the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) to build Windows with the best security design, development and testing practices available. Some highlights include:
Threat modeling and security design reviews. During the design process we consider how criminals might seek to attack features and scenarios, and incorporate this analysis into our designs.
Writing secure code. Training and code quality tools help to pre... Read more

Answer:Windows 8 will better protect users from malware

Well its like malware writers would take time to discuss how they will bypass those features. Its like Windows 8 were built in security and could led to few vulnerability probably.
 

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Hello,
My son went to an untrusted site and the computer was infected with the conduit searchprotect.  I tried removing it with Eset Home Security.
 
However, my PC is still acting strange. I think the internet is a bit slower. As well, when I try to run some .exe files, such as Eset's ERARemover tool, windows gives me an error "this app can't run on your PC".  I have windows 8.1 64-bit and have tried both 32bit and 64bit programs.
 
I can't attach a DDS log because it's now win8.1 compatible.
 
thanks.

Answer:Conduit Search Protect and other malware?

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.===These tools are compatible with your operating system.Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HereDouble-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.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.The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can also be viewed by click... Read more

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If you know about security in website and computer then tell me how to secure Website from Malware Attack. And what is the role of Google Webmaster in security purpose?
 

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hello friends-i hope my title makes some sense. i wanted it to convey what i was asking about so people browsing could tell. cuz i couldn't find a question like mine.

i have a new hd completely installed and setup. my old hard drive is now the secondary master and although i still have the OS and programs installed, i never use it. lately i have been actively file-sharing via lime wire. i am behind a zone alarm firewall and running spyware blaster and AVG free. i also regularly scan with spybot S&D. i also scan each file with AVG b4 opening (thanks to majorgeeks for advising me on security)
however, i've been warned the limewire is notoriously risky as far as spyware etc. so my question is:

If i choose to open my secondary OS at start up, and browse and download these risky files to my secondary HD. will that protect my primary HD from infection?

if not, any other advice u have regarding the risks of file sharing are appreciated.

one thing i look out for is files that are too small to contain what they say they do. for example 100kb song files. i just dont download these.
 

Answer:2nd HD for dwnlds/protect primary from malware?

IMHO, I keep an operating system and a backup drive, without an operating system. Just put it on the same cable as primary slave. Frankly, if you are not dual booting 2 operating systems, theres no need to keep them both installed. That said, no any files on a second drive can, and probably will, affect the main drive, in your case, probably infect both drives. A drive formatted without an operating system for backup should be safe from virus and spyware infections, but can affect the other drive, in other words. Having that second drive is great for backups of important data in case of a need to format. I love having my spare drive. Your also correct about Limewire, but it is not specific to Limewire. Any file sharing application is a risk.

Did I answer what you needed?
 

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I am getting three screens that come up when ever I try to do work on any program. (1) Windows Security alert (2) Spyware Protect 2009 alert (3) Spyware Alert

DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Kim at 10:54:20.07 on Thu 02/19/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.2430.1853 [GMT -5:00]

AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

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

J:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
J:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
J:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
J:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
J:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
J:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
J:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
J:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
J:\WINDOWS\svcho.exe
J:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
J:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
J:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
J:\WINDOWS\sysguard.exe
J:\Program Files\AIM6\aolsoftware.exe
J:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
j:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
j:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
J:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
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Answer:Spyware Protect 2009 malware

Hi,

Sorry for delayed response. Forums have been really busy. If you still need help with this post a fresh dds log, please.

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Hello,
Thank you in advance for your help and support! When loading web pages using IE, the pages are taking a very long time (ok, longer than normal) to load. This is quite frustrating as my wife sits right next to me with her computer and they load fine.... Please help my computer, it is jealous of my wifes computer. Here are the requested info:

HiJack Log
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:38:19 PM, on 1/20/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17093)
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\VirtualCloneDrive\VCDDaemon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboTaskBarIcon.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\Update Service\IntuitUpdateService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
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Answer:System infected with malware - internet running very slow

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Hi,Is there any free software to password protect folders in XP?I don't mean to encrypt the folder just simply password protect them, e.g. you need to enter a password to get access to the folder.I have searched the internet but have so far not found anything suitable.Thanks.Mod Edit: Topic moved from Windows XP to more appropriate forum~ TMacK

Answer:Free Software To Password Protect Folders

Password protect folder in XPhttp://www.worldstart.com/tips/tips.php/232

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I need a software that can password protect a particular folder and disable the option to copy them to any other location but at the same time I want to be able to run a particular application or video inside that folder.

Does anyone know any good software that can help me with this.

Answer:A software to password protect and disable copy but....

You'll have to Google search for such folder-passwording functions. And, more than likely, every time you want to play something, read something, edit something, etc. within that password-protected folder -- you will be confronted with a pop-up asking [again each & every time] for that password. Make sure your backup/restore routine can actually backup [and if ever need be: restore] such a password-protected folder.

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so i am helping a friend out who 'some how' installed spyware protect 2009 and i believe i have removed it but when i try to install malwarebytes I get nothing, just click on the installer and nothing happens. Also i.e. is freezing and crashing and i'm at a loss so i need some help. Here is the log and the steps i took to remove the rouge program, thanks in advanced for the help.

cris

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:09:06 PM, on 3/3/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
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:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePerformance\MemCheck.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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Answer:spyware protect 2009/ can't install software

Hi, Welcome to TSG!!
Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune.
Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.

Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.


Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop. alternate link 1 alternate link 2
Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
Double-click on Download_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-Malware
Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Then 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 &qu... Read more

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Need a good password-protect USB drive software which is fast and reliable.

Answer:Need a good password-protect USB drive software

How to Encrypt Your USB Flash Drive Using TrueCrypt | eHow.com

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is there any conventional way to do so???
without using any softwares!!!
 
 

Answer:how to passoword protect folder and hide in win 7 without software

Not that I know of. You will need third party software to encrypt the folder. There would be no good way to hide the encrypted folder. You can easily be un-hide a hidden folder in Windows.

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i use my pc with some friends and i dont want them to access my personal files,do anyone know what free software i could use to do this ?

Answer:any free software to protect files with passwords

You Could always make Seperate User accounts for you and your friend and password yours, Or put a Guest Account on and password yours.

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Hi all,
I have a Corsair Voyager Flash drive 2 GB. I don't like the software that came with it. Is there a good (maybe free) software I can use to password protect it?
Tia for any info.
Gary
 

Answer:Software to password protect my flash drive?

just do a google search for (Flash drive,password protect) and you'll see a number of softwares
 

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Hey guys, I'm looking for a web filtering program that I can set restrictions on internet content by "type" categories, as well as band direct pages from my children.
 
I can't find any, can either of you be of some assistance?

Answer:Looking for Free Software to Protect Kids from bad content

Doig a search of "free parental controls and internet filtering software" will provide you with a host of offerings that apply to family filtering.  I do not know any free programs myself. The one that I have heard the most of is called "Safe Eyes" and for a time was promoted on the Dave Ramsey Radio program  It costs under 50 per year but would be a good investment I think

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I have owned Acronis for years but with every update it gets less reliable.

I just installed Macrium free edition and went to clone my primary drive (C, OS,) and it warned that the target drive would lose all data on it. Is that really necessary? Wipe the drive before copying over to it.
I dont mean to trash Macrium it seems like a great piece of free software but erasing all the data from my target drive wont work for me.

I need a program that will produce an exact copy that I can access if disaster should strike, I dont need incremental or differential backups, I dont need individual folder backups, I dont need anything but a dependable program that will clone my complete drive. I like that Acronis will do this with an existing drive without disturbing the data on the drive and I also like that I dont need rescue media with it, on startup I just press an F key and it automatically boots into the program. Its just become unreliable.

Is there a better alternative?
I'd even pay for this peace of mind.

Answer:Best free cloning software to protect against disaster

Couple of alternatives that may be suitable:

AOMEI Data Backuper ? free disk imaging and cloning software, backup and recovery for your computer.

Best free backup software. Hard drive backup and recovery, image and clone freeware - EaseUS Todo Backup Free

Free Disk Copy, Drive Clone, Disk Image freeware - EaseUS Disk Copy Home Edition.

Clonezilla live

Paragon Drive Copy - Professional Hard Disk Copy, Disk Cloning and System Migration - deploy new hard drive easily! (free version also available but unknown if it supports cloning)

Drive Image and Hard Disk Backup Software

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is there a program out there that is very user friendly, compact in file size and reliable to password protect individual files in windows xp?
 

Answer:Software to Password Protect Individual files

A good program to protect files is called Folder Guard. It can either hide or disable access to any folders of your choosing. Works really well and hhaven't run into any problems with it.
 

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how can protect from installing software like admin password to enter in order to install software.how can do that window has to popup asking admin password.Thanks

Answer:how to protect with password popup at install software

The solution is to not let anyone else use your administrator account.Create a new password for your own admin account and keep it secret.Now create a "Standard" user account for other people to use. Windows will not allow software to be installed or uninstalled when logged in to a Standard account.

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While the Internet is an amazing resource in terms of the information you can find and things you can do today, it?s important to also be smart about how you browse. A browser can be a great tool in helping you stay safe when you go online.
Most online attacks fall into one of the three situations:
1. Malware that relies on social engineering to spread
2. Attacks directed against your browser or your operating system
3. Attacks directed towards the websites you visit
Learn how Internet Explorer can help protect you from each of these types of attacks.
Read: Security and Internet Explorer

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Hello. My kid's PC -- an HP (Model M7567C, with 2, 260 GB hard disks and 2 GB RAM) is infected by "Spyware Protect 2009" malware. The malware repeatedly displays at least 3 different pop-ups saying there's a spyware infection and offers to sell a fix; the program also prevents Explorer from working properly. There are no obvious programs/processes to shut down from the control panel. The machine has Zone Alarm Security Suite installed - I'm not sure if my kids ignored a warning or if the software mistakenly let something in. Zone Alarm technical support said to try running Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware automated removal tool, but the program doesn't seem to run (nothing happens after the program is downloaded and launched). I tried running Zone Alarm virus and spyware scans, but the program runs slowly and eventually hangs (I think I ran the Zone Alarm scan in the Windows Safe mode). I can boot the PC in Windows Safe mode, but unfortunately there is no useful restore point. I can boot the PC in the normal Windows mode but it takes 2 or 3 cold starts. I can use Microsoft Explorer (through a wireless LAN connection), but in the normal Windows mode Spyware keeps hi-jacking Explorer and displaying its rouge messages.

Before I give up and reformat the hard disk and re-imaging the disk from the backup system disks, I would like to try a less time consuming solution. Any suggestions are welcome! Thanks!

I ran the DSS scan as instructed. Here are the res... Read more

Answer:"Spyware Protect 2009" malware problem

I wanted to add some new information to my original posting that seems to be related to my problem.

When my spyware infected PC boots, I get the following messages:

"The application or DLL c:\windows\system32\digeste.dll is not a valid windows image."

"View Manager has encountered a problem and needs to close."

"Error loading c:\windows\griwapaxim.dll. The specified module could not be found."

I noticed that there was a Windows update available today (the February update of Microsoft's anti-spyware program). I installed this application; after this, Zone Alarm Suite was then able to run (up to now, it just hung up), and 2 items were quarintined: WIN32.SYSGUARD adn WIN32.TROJAN.FAKEALERT.IEH

However, there are still problems with my PC. I still can't get Malwarebytes' program to run, even when I rename the *.exe file to *.bat. It seems like whatever is still injecting my PC interferes with any anti-spyware/malware program from running properly and interferes with the operation of Explorer.

Thanks.

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How does comodo firewall protects against signed malware at cruelsister's settings? Also i can disable its processes via task manager. How its self protection?
I am going to use it on my system with cruelsister's settings but these issues are my main concern which do not let me believe in comodo's power.
So,help me out and give the required info.
Thanks.
 

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Hi Folks, Yes I've got the privacy protection Malware, currently running windows XP on a dell laptop and I cannot start up in the safe mode, no Internet start up or execution of any programs allowed. Looks like I can strip documents & information off but thats about it. Can anyone share my options to cure this problem?

Thanks in advance - L

Answer:OK I've got the Privacy protect malware & no safe mode

Hello LarsLind,I moved this to Am I Infected.For the connection try these...Please click Start > Run, type inetcpl.cpl in the runbox and press enter.Click the Connections tab and click the LAN settings option.Verify if "Use a proxy..." is checked, if so, UNcheck it and click OK/OK to exit.Now check if the internet is working again.ORGo to Start ... Run and type in cmdA dos Window will appear.Type in the dos window: netsh winsock resetClick on the enter key.Reboot your system to complete the process..Please follow our Removal Guide here Remove Privacy Protection (Uninstall Guide) .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.Also the other tool log.. A log file named TDSSKiller_version_date_time_log.txt (i.e. TDSSKiller.2.4.0.0_27.07.2010_09.o7.26_log.txt) will be created and saved to the root directory (usually Local Disk C:).Copy and paste the contents of that file in your next reply.

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Hi everyone,
I want to tell my story about protection of ESS on my computer. Today, when my friend plug in his USB into my computer, I noticed that his USB shows only 1 USB shorcut in explorer. Before, my previous machine is infected by this malware type (malware creates USB shorcut) so I have experience with it. And when he plug his USB in, I run ESS Smart Scan but it found nothing. This afternoon, when I plug my USB in my machine, I saw that all things in my USB turn into 1 USB shorcut, I run Smart Scan again with my USB and found nothing, too (I also run a scan by Zemana AntiMalware, and it found nothing, too). After that, I installed MCShield AntiMalware Tool, and scan my USB with it. Magically, It found .ink malware in my USB and cleaned it sucessfully! This is screenshot about log of MCShield:

And now, I'm very disapointed with my ESET . It makes me got infected easily! . How do you think about my problem, please share with me.
 

Answer:ESET Smart Security can't protect me from .lnk malware

ESET protects against malware coming from USB devices.
Probably did not recognize the malware that caused the problem.
You have done well to use McShield.
 

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I finally found a fix to the malware the the Virus Protect Pro created and it cleaned out everything. The free software (to use and clean) is called Super AntiSpyware (that's quite some name) and you can download the free home version at http://www.superantispyware.com/superantispywarefreevspro.html
I'm going over there now to donate some money as it was my stupidity that had me lose about 6 hours trying to fix what I did. It's always nice to find a hero.

With blessings for a great day.
K
 

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My computer is infected with a malware program called "Spyware Protect 2009" how do I get rid of it? I followed instructions and have copied DDS and Attach files below. popup windows keep appearing saying my computer is infected with a virus and I need to install their software.
DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by John Schlatterer at 2:44:20.15 on Mon 03/16/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.254.96 [GMT -4:00]

AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
FW: McAfee Personal Firewall *enabled*

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell AIO Printer A920\dlbkbmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\kdx\KHost.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell AIO Printer A920\dlbkbmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\SiteAdvisor\6253\SiteAdv.exe
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Answer:remove malware, Spyware Protect 2009

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 a staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.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 explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_ScanFollow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable any scri... Read more

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To start let me thank you for putting all these great programs in one easy to download area! Just following this guide has cleaned out several items from my supposedly secure system.

I did find one broken link however and got lost going through the giant comodo forum trying to find another thread with a similar ease of use allure.

This one: Configuring CIS for Maximum Security with ZERO Alerts for Novices

If you could give me an updated link it would be much appreciated.
 

Answer:Broken link in: Sticky How to Protect yourself from malware!

Thank you for bringing it to our attention. We will see what can be done to fix that issue.
 

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Hi,

I ran a malware bytes scan and then i could not connect to the internet, I then done a system restore to 21 may 2015, that did not help. then i restored to early may, then i could connect to internet.

However, i still periodically (evry ten mins or so) get a error : C:\user\ME\appdata\local\CRUSHA 1\CaHelp.dll
 

Answer:No internet after malware bytes scan, done system restore but still issues...

Hello,

Please attach FRST reports.
 

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i have the same problem of periodically every ten mins or so get an error : C:\user\ME\appdata\local\CRUSHA 1\CaHelp.dll ,but i have internet access. can you help me here are the files
 

Answer:No internet after malware bytes scan, done system restore but still issues...

Hello,

They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.

Before we start please read and note the following:

At the top of your post, please click on the "Watch thread" button and make sure to check Watch this thread...and receive email notifications. This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing me to solve your problem faster.
Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process. Please do not perform System Restore or any other restore.
Instructions I give to you are very simple and made for complete beginner to follow. That's why you need to read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them.
Please do not run any tools other than the ones I ask you to, when I ask you to. Some of these tools can be very dangerous if used improperly. Also, if you use a tool that I have not requested you use, it can cause false positives, thereby delaying the complete cleaning of your machine.

All tools we use here are completely clean and do not contain any malware. If your antivirus detects them as malicious, please disable your antivirus and then continue.
If during the process you run across anything that is not in my instructions, please stop and ask. If any tool is running too much time (few hours), please stop and inform me.
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I've been hunting high a low to find some decent free software or the code to an able me to password protect a website i'm working on.I'm looking for something that enables the user to register first before the Admin grants access and allows the user to gain full access to the site.I've googled but can't seem to find what i'm looking for. Is there anything out there?If not for free, what would be the most suitable paid for software that does the trick? Have used coffeecup, but that does not allow the user to register their details first.Thanks

Answer:Free Software/Code To Password Protect A Website

Anyone?

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Hey everyone!

I know there are people that maybe want to play with beta products and I will give directions where you can get some tools to test beta product.

1) VMware. You will need to register before you can download the wanted VMware product. VMware Server is also for free.

2) Virtualbox Not all software will work as they should on VirtualBox, for instance CIS, Kaskpersky and some more.

3) Microsoft's Virtual PC

4) You can also use Paragon Backup & Recovery Free Advanced Edition to clone your existing physical machine and create a virtual machine that you can then open with VMWare Player. It's very easy to do and I haven't had any problems with the resulting virtual machines. Written by HeffeD at comodo forums

VMWare also has a converter that will make virtual clones of physical machines, but I haven't tried it.

Regards,
Valentin N
 

Answer:Testing software in virtual environment in order to protect your PC.

RE: Testing software in virtual environment

Thanks for the links.
 

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Hi,

can anyone here tell me from his experiences what is the best Anti Virus software to protect a Windows 2003 Server? The server doesn't run an Microsoft Exchange Server.....this Server runs only a Microsoft SQL 2005 Server.

Regards,

Wojtek
 

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Can anyone recommend any free software available to load onto and Password Protect USB Flash Drives.

Recommendations for Microsoft XP / Vista / Windows 7 operating systems please

Answer:Need Free Software to Password Protect USB Flash Drives

I like TrueCrypt

TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux

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May i know a software or program to hide,or password protect a folder (or a drive)if possible in winxp.something simple and free.
 

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how to protect wifi connection any software free suites u guys can recommend..or any valuable details...?
 

Answer:software suites security to protect wifi connection

Use WPA2 (or at least WPA) encryption with a strong passphrase -- one that can't be guessed and is not dictionary word(s). Best to use a mixture of upper and lower case, digits and special characters.
 

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Hey guys, I am sure you can relate to my current woes here. I have a family member who is just always getting malware on their computer. Getting tired of cleaning it up so frequently and I wanted to ask you guys what you do. Personall I install Chrome and MSE, and set MSE to a Full Scan once a week with real time monitoring. I also preach safe web surfing, but honestly, it's like telling a Crack Head that crack kills.

So what do you guys do to try to ease the pain of fixing a family members computer?
 

Answer:How do you Setup your family members computer to protect from malware?

They now have Macs
 

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I've been using AVG, and have bought the full version, yet was confused with what I had to do.  Can anyone tell me which product is user friendly, yet a good system choice.  Thanks,
Would be appreciated. 
 

Answer:What is a good product to buy to protect and remove virus, malware etc...

My personal choice is ESET NOD32 Anti-Virus if choosing a paid for program as it leaves a small footprint...meaning it is not intrusive and does not utilize a lot of system resources. Kaspersky Anti-Virus is also a good choice if looking for a paid for program. If you don't want to pay then I recommend avast! Free Antivirus.For more specific information to consider, please read:Choosing an Anti-Virus ProgramSANS Institute Choosing Your Anti-virus SoftwareImportant Fact: It has been proven time and again that the user is a more substantial factor in security than the architecture of the operating system or installed protection software. Therefore, security begins with personal responsibility and following Best Practices for Safe Computing.

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Hi, i'm having a problem with my web browser since using the malwarebytes anti-malware scan. Before I ran the scan and removed the infections it found, I was able to open webpages and go to sites although when i would try to search it would redirect the page. After I ran the scan and deleted the infections, I tried to open a webpage and it said it couldn't display it although I was connected to the internet. One of the things the scan found said "adware.mywebsearch" I would assume that was the reason it was redirecting the page. As of right now, I have done a system restore to a point before i removed the infections so i could display a webpage to get help. If someone can please help me, I would be very grateful.

DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Leslie at 14:54:14.01 on Wed 05/06/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1014.496 [GMT -4:00]

AV: CA Anti-Virus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEn... Read more

Answer:malware agents/koobface,spyware protect removal

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.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 resul... Read more

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