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Question: how to scan/protect website files from hackers

I design websites using Joomla and host them with I want to learn how to scan my files for code from hackers. Can you give me some safe ideas and/or links to do this?
Thank you

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Preferred Solution: how to scan/protect website files from hackers

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 (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: how to scan/protect website files from hackers

Greetings, plainjane8...

I write my own code and pretty much know if something's been added/altered, so I can't cast any light on the use of Joomla. However, you could periodically submit your url(s) to VirusTotal which will give you a good idea about whether your code contains any nasties.

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Hackers can crack our home network by sniffing attack but we can save our-self by hiding our identity online and this can be done through a free vpn, Hotspot Shield is one from them.

Answer:How to Protect Yourself From Hackers?

Spam. FE informed

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What is the best firewall to protect both getting in crackers and hackers? Is there such a firewall for that? I am using Ashampoo. How good is that? It is ok but does it protect hackers and crackers from cracking passwords? Or hacking PC's?

Answer:What is the best firewall to protect hackers?

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Hey, I was wondering if anyone could recommend me a good firewall. I have been gaming a lot and noticed that during all my gaming matches, I get very high ping. I think it may be due to hackers. My ping is normal EVERY other day during all times BUT during the matches so something fishy is going on. I was wondering what is the best firewall program to use. I had outpost firewall but it stopped me from accessing msn and stuff. I uninstalled it and was wondering if someone can recommend me some other better firewall where I don't have to go through the frustration of setting rules for every single program that accesses the internet. Thanks guys. Appreciate your help.

Answer:Firewalls to protect against hackers

Hackers are causing your ping to go up? What information do you have on your personal computer that a hacker wants?

Your ping times are going up probably because of the game servers you connect to. I'm not sure of where the logic entered in to blame hackers....but that's not the cause. Get a broadband firewall that comes built in to a router (who doesn't have one these days), and you're fine.

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When Adrian Lamo goes online, he leaves nothing to chance.

To log in to personal accounts, he uses a digital password generator -- a plastic key chain-like device that displays a new string of digits every 60 seconds. He adds an extra layer of security to some accounts by entering a special code that he receives via text message. And he uses browser extensions to avoid downloading malware by accidentally visiting dangerous Web sites.

Some techniques ?may seem like a ?Mission Impossible? level of security to the average user," Lamo said. But the average user could learn a thing or two from hackers like Lamo, who are not only skilled at breaking into others' PCs, but have devised sophisticated -- in some cases, extreme -- methods for protecting their own.Click to expand...

Read more : Direct Link

Article contains some interesting reading material, enjoy!
When Adrian Lamo goes online, he leaves nothing to chance.

To log in to personal accounts, he uses a digital password generator -- a plastic key chain-like device that displays a new string of digits every 60 seconds. He adds an extra layer of security to some accounts by entering a special code that he receives via text message. And he uses browser extensions to avoid downloading malware by accidentally visiting dangerous Web sites.

Some techniques ?may seem like a ?Mission Impossible? level of security to the average user," Lamo said. But the average user could learn a thing... Read more

Answer:How Hackers Protect Themselves From Getting Hacked

Very interesting article. Never have I heard about a hacker that wants to protect himself from other hackers out there. Also hackers are getting really desperate to steal your Credit Card details via a card stealer when touching your back pocket, anyway I always have my cards like that in my front pocket anyway just in case someone does just pick pocket me. Also having passwords are now "obsolete" how are we then to protect ourselves? Have a big padlock on out computer with chains? Really scary if you put into terms like that. Also never even heard of the addon, HTTPS Everywhere, got it installed now, which is good.

Also a question while on HTTPS, why not MalwareTips get's a secure connection? I know it can be done for MyBB, because I had to set it up for a site myself.

Nice read again Earth, thanks for the article.

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i have windows xp osi think there's somebody hacking my computer. how can i make shure?and how can i feel safe?thank you

Answer:How can i protect my computer from hackers

You can see any attempts but im sure that you need a fixed ip address. You can check the event logs.Start, control panel,( in classic view) and Administrative Tools, event viewer.In the event viewer select serurity on the toll bar at the top click view and then filter and unselect success audit this will show all failed logins. after trying this post back and let me know what you find. in you double click on any failed audits and copy the description on here it would help.regardsDaniel

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Yeah I know, this post has a lousy title. Couldn't come up with anything better.
Everyone says to use only complex and long passwords because bad guys with powerful computers are able to use brute force to try many random passwords.  The longer the password, the longer it would take a hacker to guess correctly using such a trial-and-error process.  
However, many sites only allow a small number of wrong passwords before shutting you out.  How do the bad guys get around the small number of tries allowed by most sites?
Thank you.

Answer:Can web site lockout protect against hackers

However, many sites only allow a small number of wrong passwords before shutting you out.  How do the bad guys get around the small number of tries allowed by most sites?
Thank you.
By exploiting vulnerabilities in the web server software and scripting. Have a look at Security Space, for more info.

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US looks to hackers to protect cyber networks.
Wanted: Computer hackers.

Buffeted by millions of digital scans and attacks each day, federal authorities are looking for hackers - not to prosecute them, but to pay them to secure the nation's networks.
-- Tom

Answer:US looks to hackers to protect cyber networks

Looks like the US is out of options totally

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If I connect to Internet, I felt somebody using my information. window vista is in my to protect from hackers.thanks.

Answer:Window vista how to protect from online hackers

Stopping your PC from being hacked into is a function of the Firewall software installed on it. Although Windows Vista has it's own Firewall, it only monitors data coming in, not going out, which leaves a PC only half-protected if a trojan should find it's way in and it starts sending data out.Moreover, the Windows Firewall is "silent", meaning it gives you no feedback when something is blocked in real-time.So a two-way, third-party Firewall will give you much better protection. All third-party Firewalls are two-way, so you only need to decide how much you want to pay for it, and which one you like best.I use Norton Internet Security which is a Firewall & Antivirus combined. It's easy to configure and use, and doesn't bombard you with endless alerts, plus I believe it's protection is second no none: you already have antivirus software & only need a Firewall, Norton do not have a "Firewall only" product anymore. There are some free ones listed below:Comodo Firewall:

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How effectively does DEP ( Data Execution Prevention ) in windows protect us from hackers and RATS ( Remote Administration Tools)

What is DEP - Data Execution Prevention (DEP) is a security feature that can help prevent damage to your computer from viruses and other security threats. Harmful programs can try to attack Windows by attempting to run (also known as execute) code from system memory locations reserved for Windows and other authorized programs.

How to Enable / Disable DEP - How to: Enable / Disable Data Execution Protection in Windows 10 -

Answer:How effectively does DEP ( Data Execution Prevention ) in windows protect us from hackers and RATS?

DEP is one of items in my "to-do" list i enable when i clean installing my system.

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Here?s a front page story the New York Times (NYT) would rather not be running: The paper is warning readers to be aware of bogus ads running on its Web site.

Answer:NY Times website hit by hackers Also.

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Hello everyone,

This is for educational purposes only. I hope no one on this site would abuse the information i am about to provide.

Remote File Inclusion (RFI):
A method of uploading a shell by an off-site link.

Local File Inclusion (LFI) AKA Directory traversal attack:
A method of pulling usernames and passwords off a website vulnerable to the exploit of insufficient security validation / sanitization of user-supplied input file names.

Blind Structured Query Language Injection: (blind SQLI):
Method of once again insufficient security validation and sanitization of user-input.

Basic SQLi:
This is the easiest method of SQLi. This method allows you to enter codes such as ' or '1'='1 into the username and password fields to gain access.

Cross Site Scripting (XSS):
A method of injection html/javascript into a website. The can be both persistent attacks, and non-persistent.

Cross site request forgery (CSRF):
An attack that is commonly sent by e-mail or other means and often tricks a user. Links given to a target may include HTML.This will be activated through the slave's browser and the site will think it was a valid and intentional move.

Public Exploits:
Public exploits are just scripts that people have released for others to use. Such as
this exploit which exploits a web-server running this program on one of its open ports.

DNS hijacking:
This is the method or redirecting the domain name to a rouge domain name. This method is used partic... Read more

Answer:How hackers will try and hack your website!

****** ****:
A Firefox add-on which is used to modify http/https headers and post parameters.


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There is a new tool out there called Goolag Scanner that lets people use Google to scan websites for security flaws. Lovely. I?ll be Google is thrilled about this too.

The tool lets people with fundamental programming skills check websites or Internet domains for weaknesses that could be exploited by hackers, according to CDC. The group said it uncovered "some pretty scary holes" through random tests of the tool in North America, Europe, and the Middle East.

[H]ard|OCP -

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The website of Panama?s National Assembly has been out of action since 9 January after hackers briefly posted the US flag there.
According to Reuters, unnamed officials accordingly suspect the attack may have come from the US, possibly provoked by the election to the legislature?s presidency last September of Pedro Miguel Gonzalez - wanted in the States for the 1992 murder of US Army Sergeant Zac Hernandez.
document.write(\'\x3Cscript src=";\'+RegExCats+GetVCs()+\'pid=\'+RegId+Re gDT+\';\'+RegKW+\'maid=\'+maid+\';test=\'+test+\'; pf=\'+RegPF+\';dcove=d;sz=336x280;tile=3;ord=\' + rand + \'?" type="text/javascript">\x3C\/script>\');
The US strongly opposed Gonzalez?s candidature, and high-profile politicians including Hillary Clinton have ?vowed not to ratify a pending free trade deal with Panama unless Gonzalez is removed from his post?.
Suspicions that US hackers are behind the cyber invasion are reinforced by the fact that the assault came on Panama?s ?Martyrs? Day?, on which the country remembers the deaths of roughly 20 people in 1964 in clashes between anti-US protesters and American soldiers protecting the Panama Canal Zone.

Hackers KO Panama’s National Assembly website : Welcome To Tech-Dump

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Hackers compromised the website of the Jerusalem Post on Monday so that it served up malware.
The attack relied on planting scripts on the site itself, rather than the more common tactic of compromising its ad-serving system to serve tainted ads. The attack ultimately attempted to dump Windows-based malware on the Windows PCs of visiting surfers.

Sophos - which was among the first to document the attack - defines this strain of malware as Behav-290.

Paul Baccas (AKA Pob) a virus researcher at Sophos reckons the attack is more likely to be down to opportunists than a reaction to heightened tensions in the Middle East over recent days, following deaths on a flotilla of boats bound for Gaza.
"In the current climate some will assume that the site has been hacked by a politically motivated hacker," Baccas writes. "However, in my experience the majority of hacks like this are done via a scattergun approach and it was just bad luck (and bad website security) that meant that the Jerusalem Post was the victim."

Hackers plant malware on Jerusalem Post website ? The Register

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Answer:Home Office website blocked; 'Anonymous' hackers blamed

More info on this Guardian
Anonymous claims responsibility for taking down government sites.

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The CIA website at is inaccessible, having apparently fallen foul of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack by hackers.
Almost inevitably, fingers are pointing towards the notorious LulzSec hacktivist group who have made a name for themselves recently with a series of attacks against corporations, organisations and websites, reports Sophos.

Answer:CIA website hacked and brought down by LulzSec hackers using DDoS attack

And now they have released about 62000 username/passwords of accounts like Gmail and Facebook - LulzSec releases 62,000 user logins, followers access accounts

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Hackers Exploit Unpatched Firefox 0day Using Nobel Peace Prize Website.

It’s been a while since Firefox has been in the news, but this is a fairly high profile case involving the Nobel Peace Prize website. It seems there is a race condition vulnerability in the latest versions of Firefox (including 3.6.11) that allows remote exploitation.

In this case it was used via an iFrame on which then downloaded malware to the visitors machine using a multi-exploit back-end which amongst others also leveraged this 0day Firefox exploit.
Mozilla claims they will address this issue soon and past history dictates that a patch will come out within a few days, so look forwards to Firefox 3.6.12 by the end of the week. It seems to be a fairly advanced and targeted attack.Click to expand...

Note: Use of NoScript w/Firefox allows one to select and check Forbid IFrames in NoScript Options>Embeddings, or disabling JavaScript will block this exploit (but may affect viewing some web pages).

-- Tom

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Making the Internet safer, one website at a time (TM)

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Additionally to the normal Health Monitoring our artificial intelligence based engine with advanced self-adapting capabilities constantly monitor new strains of malware and protects your online business from these emerging threats. Protect your website from never-before-identified malware today.

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Each scan checks all pages of your website for known viruses and web malware threats to see if hackers have injected malicious code into your website. Our notification system immediately informs you about any our scans find, so you can take all actions needed.

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With StopTheHacker, there?s no software to manage and it?s ... Read more - Protect your website

Wonder if this site (Malwaretips) could actually be possible to do it since there is a "Malware Hub" that contains active and dangerous samples.

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Hey Guys,
2 weeks ago i downloaded herdProtect Anti-Malware Scanner*  from

 Reason Software Company Inc.

Publisher description (from Reason Software Company Inc.)
By applying innovative techniques used to combat malicious software, Reason is able to restore PC performance through a multi-faceted approach that utilizes Reason's deep understanding of both the Windows Operating System as well as the behavior of third-party programs. Reason’s goal is simple, to help users gain back control of their PC.
Publisher URL:
Of course i scaned it, with VT hash*  result 0/48 (good)
I first installed it under TimeFreeze* from ToolWizz to take as less chances has possible.
No harm done at all on my system, nothing changes suspiciously. (good)
It is just a scanner, so no quarantine or removal.
But it uses 68 viral scan. (very good).
It is not like VT hash* using VirusTotal* allowing you scan single files, but it does a complete scan &
gives you a result on threats and also potential threaths.
It's worth a look.
I copied and paste the following.

What is herdProtect Anti-Malware Scanner?  (from Reason Software Company)

herdProtect is a second line of defense malware scanning platform powered by 68 anti-malware engines in the cloud. Since no single anti-malware program is perfect 100% of the time, herdProtect utilizes a 'herd' of multiple engines to guarantee the widest coverage and the... Read more

Answer:Have U heard of Herd Protect Scan ?

seems legit. leaving out the hard part (where one actually tries to remove the malware) is a great idea, as it won't interfere with antivirus systems and malware often cannot be removed without human inspection.
a new niche has been created.

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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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To Help Protect Your Security, Internet Explorer has blocked this website from displaying content with security certificate errors. Click here for options...

So I been getting this same thing on almost everysingle website I go to. Thi pop-up is always on even when I turn off pop ups and I don't relally know how to stop this annoying thing. There is also a sound eveytime it comes up, it usually comes up after like 2 seconds of just getting into a website. I'm running XP and IE 7.

Answer:To Help Protect Your Security, Internet Explorer has blocked this website....

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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


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Norton Auto-Protect and Email scan read ERROR.....
i've tried just about everything there is to do... uninstalling, reinstalling, online virus scans... when i run the LIVE UPDATE for it (Nortion SystemWorks 2003) it always says that it couldn't finish also... i did cut and copy the error that it read, here it is
File: E:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\ccApp.ex^
62624 Bytes 7/21/2003 3:55:48 v2.0.0.606.
File: E:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\ccEmlPxy.dl^
201888 Bytes 7/21/2003 3:56:12 v2.0.0.606.
File: E:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\ccErrDsp.dl^
144544 Bytes 7/21/2003 3:56:12 v2.0.0.606.
File: E:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\ccLgView.ex^
197792 Bytes 7/21/2003 3:55:52 v2.0.0.606.
File: E:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\ccPwdSvc.ex^
83104 Bytes 7/21/2003 3:55:54 v2.0.0.606.
File: E:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\ccWebWnd.dl^
181408 Bytes 7/21/2003 3:56:26 v2.0.0.606.

Answer:Norton Auto-Protect and Email scan read ERROR

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I have AVG. I have it because the loading time of windows is nothing now. Norton would make the load time 1-2 mins longer.

Any ways, I have the free version of avg. it has been running just fine for a few months now. every now and then when I run it avg detects a virus and takes care of it. but the weird thing is that I have never received a warning while opening up email, internet sites or what ever. even when downloading this text file I receive no virus notification.

So... does the free version auto protect my system. If not then what version of avg does?

Answer:AVG Virus Scan (Free Version) doesnt auto protect!

AVG works fine here. you might check your AVG control center and look under the tabs and make sure what you need on is checked.

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Good hackers meet to seek ways to stop the bad hackers.

The world of hackers is kind of like the "Star Wars" universe: There's a light side and a dark side of cracking computers.

-- Tom

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I?m running Windows XP at least once a month I run CCleaner & defrag my PC.A friend has told me that no matter what I do you cannot get rid of Hidden Files of sites that I or my children have visited, & my PC is vulnerable to Hackers. Is he correct or is he having me on, if he is correct how do I get rid of these so called filesI have hidden files ticked but I?m still at a lost.I trust my children when they use the Internet so I have no fear there.

Answer:Hackers Hidden Files

I'll assume that you are running a decent AV program, anti-malware programs and a firewall.So, unless you are running the United Kingdom's anti-ballistic missile defence program on your PC, you're very unlikely to be hacked.I think that your friend is pulling your p******

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Hello everyone. I'm A+ certified but anti-virus is not my strong point. I'm cleaning a computer for a friend of a friend. They are complaining of their computer going slow and having pop-ups.
The details I have gathered so far:
Windows 7 operating system
primary user has no password (forgot to check if account was in the admin group)
users use internet explorer 11 mainly
What I have done so far:
1) Ran the Avira Rescue System (scan takes several hours on this machine so I could not be present for it's finish)
2) Examined the problem. Appeared that the users were getting redirected to phishing websites (wvd. proresync. net specifically) as well as internet browser advertising popups caused by the proresync website. I noticed that there did not appear to be any pop ups from navigating the computer itself.
3) Ran Spybot S&D - First immunizing then scanning. Spybot found some 1500 entries. all but 13 of them could be fixed. I looked over the 13 entries, I noticed they all contained a reference to "Search Protect". Let Spybot attempt to remove the 13 entries after a reboot.
At this point I decided that to continue I needed to research Search Protect and the proresync website. 
4) Left the Avira Rescue System running to see if it could remove what Spybot left behind.
From some Googling I gathered that the website was an advertising website that hackers could direct traffic to and that Search Protect was a virus... Read more

Answer:Windows 7, Search Protect\Conduit - Proresync Website Combo

Hello cgAnya The results of these scans will be helpful to review.  Please 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. Another rootkit test.Please download aswMBR ( 4.5MB ) to your desktop.Double click the aswMBR.exe icon, and click Run.When asked if you'd like to "download the latest Avast! virus definitions", click Yes.Click the Scan button to start the scan.On completion of the scan, click the save log button, save it to your desktop, then copy and paste it in your next reply..ADW CleanerPlease download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double-click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.Click on the Scan button.AdwCleaner will patient as the scan may take some time to complete.After the scan has finished, click on the Report button...a logfile (AdwCleaner[R0].txt) will open in Notepad for review.After reviewing the log, click on the Clean button.Press OK when asked to close all pro... Read more

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Running 8.1 on Toshiba laptop.
I realized my Malwarebytes 2.0 wasn't turning on when I booted, and then when it did, it would flag "Unable to access update server".
I have tried the uninstall tool and reinstall, and an update works. I scan, it doesn't find anything, but then falls into the same problem with the next boot.
Also, the Real-Time Protection status stays as: Malware Protection Enabled, Malicious Website Protection DISABLED
Any ideas?

Answer:Malwarebytes can't connect to update server or keep on Malicious Website Protect

Hello otarsus:
If your system did not have any unresolved malware issues from any type of previous MBAM2 scans, and your laptop has the correct date, time zone and time, then, since you already have performed a Clean Re-install process, it would be helpful see three diagnostic logs posted in the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Help sub-forum.
Please establish membership via Create Account and then read the following and individually attach the 3 requested logs in a post to the above sub-forum: Diagnostic Logs along with a copy/paste of your post's narrative from above.
Thank you.
Malwarebytes Volunteer Forum Helper

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Microsoft warned yesterday that that a flaw in its Internet Explorer browser gives attackers access to files stored on a PC if the attackers know the name of the file they want to access.
"Our investigation so far has shown that if a user is using a version of Internet Explorer that is not running in Protected Mode an attacker may be able to access files with an already known filename and location,"
Read more on Microsoft Security Advisory (980088)

So how to protect - simple turn on Protected Mode.

How to enable Protected Mode? Open Internet ExplorerGo To tools > OptionsNavigate to security tab Check whether the Enable Protected Mode is checked or not, if not check it and click on ApplyRestart IE.

Answer:New IE Flaw Gives Hackers Access to User Files

So, users having Protected Mode enabled need not worry.

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Microsoft warned on Wednesday that a flaw in its Internet Explorer browser gives attackers access to files stored on a PC under certain conditions.
"Our investigation so far has shown that if a user is using a version of Internet Explorer that is not running in Protected Mode an attacker may be able to access files with an already known filename and location," Microsoft said in a security advisory.

The vulnerability requires that an attacker knows the name of the file they want to access, it said.

Source -
IE flaw gives hackers access to user files, Microsoft says

Answer:IE flaw gives hackers access to user files, MS says.

Another great post. I hope you know how much we all appreciate this. Thank You Jan

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Hello, Bleeping computer community. You can call me Joe. Earlier this week I got a call from some IT specialists. They informed me  that my computer has been attacked on a daily bases for almost a year now. Unfortunately, as I am a young student; I'm broke, so their services were useless to me. I tried all the top malware removal software but the hackers disable the scripts of the software making it ineffective. I know im hacked for sure because I've located multiple csrss.exe files, in places that it shouldn't be. Ive run multiple tests on the command line (power shell) and it brings up foreign connection logs. Long story short, I need help--BAD! I've followed all the directions on posting a topic. If anyone out there in this forum is willing to help it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again!!
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:18-10-2015
Ran by Cynthia (administrator) on CYNTHIA-HP (19-10-2015 15:30:34)
Running from C:\Users\Cynthia\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Cynthia (Available Profiles: Cynthia)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool:
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. ... Read more

Answer:HELP!! multiple csrss.exe files and rootkits I'm being monitored by hackers

Hello 3Kingery4 and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.
My name is Yılmaz and I'll help you with the cleanup of malware from your computer.
Before we move on, please read the following points carefully.
Please complete all steps in the specified order.
Even if tools don't find malware, I want you to post the logfiles anyway.
Please copy and paste the logfiles directly into your posts. Please do not attach them unless you are instructed to do so.
Read the instructions carefully. If you have problems, stop what you  were doing and describe the problems you encountered as precisely as  you can.
Don't install or uninstall software during the cleanup unless you are told to do so.
If you can't answer for the next few days, please let me know. If  you haven't answered within 5 days, I am assuming that you don't need  help anymore and your topic will be closed.
I can not guarantee that we will find and be able to remove all  malware. The cleaning process is not instant. Please continue to review  my answers until I tell you that your computer is clean
Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic
As my first language is not English, please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to understand.
Please open as administrator  the computer. How is open as administrator  the computer?
Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, as they will  interfere with our... Read more

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IE Flaw Gives Hackers Access to User Files, Microsoft Says.

"Our investigation so far has shown that if a user is using a version of Internet Explorer that is not running in Protected Mode an attacker may be able to access files with an already known filename and location," Microsoft said in a security advisory.Click to expand...

-- Tom

Answer:IE Flaw Gives Hackers Access to User Files, Microsoft Says

Never a dull moment with Microsoft.


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I have been having an issue with Symantec Leaving my logs full with scan Omissions 99% of which are compressed. After doing considerable research I find symantec gives a nice list of possabilities and things to look into. Personally none of these fixed my issue, but it may yours. If Anyone has any Ideas to add to Symantec's offical list of reasons for scan omissions please do.---------------------------------------------The following is From Symantec @ ID 6Solution:This event is typically encountered when any of the following occurs: You scan a compressed file that contains a password-protected file. The decomposer engine cannot provide the password required to gain access to the file, so it will be omitted during a scan. You scan files that have been locked for access by the operating system and access cannot be released to the scanner because the file is in use. You scan files that are recursively compressed to a depth that is more than the scan engine is set to scan. By default, the scan engine is set to scan a maximum depth of three levels (for example, a zip file contained within a zip file contained within another zip file). You scan files with LH7 compression, which is not a supported format. These compressed files commonly have an .lzh extension, and they are omitted by the scan. You scan files that are in use by another user. This is most commonly seen when you scan user directories and shared folders... Read more

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My McAfee virus Scan 8 is working pretty hard at the moment, kicking out about 20 viused emails per day. Trouble is, each time it stops the machine, comes up with a warning asking me what I want to do, and then, after I say "continue what i was doing", recommends I scan my whole machine - not really practical 20 times per day! - to which i have to manually answer "no thank you2>I have been into all the configuration to see if it will just act automatically and delete the things on arrival, but can't find a way of changing the setup. Any ideas?Rick

Answer:McAfee Virus Scan - Constant offers to scan files

instal this and delete unwanted emails on your server click here

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Ok after I scanned with super antispy software and removed everything, I started getting bad image file errors with .dlls popping on anything opened and on startup. I cant get DDS to run it just pops up a command prompt and never does anything. So I will attach the gmer txt and post my HJT log here.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 951 PM, on 12/3/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\IntelDH\Intel(R) Quick Resume Technology\ELServic... Read more

Answer:bad image files after scan with a super anti scan

bump please.

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Is there any way to scan a website link before clicking on it?

If there is, then how effective is it?

If there is not, then what other options are there?

Answer:Scan a website link???

You can use this to check the URL:

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and it said the following:

"Everything ok?

Yes, everything's alright!

HouseCall did not find any potential threats on your computer- you can go on working reliably.

Keep it up and don't give the next attack a chance! "

Im thinking thats very good then

Answer:Just done a scan on Trendmicro website

The point of this thread is?

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hey, I suspect a website of having malware installed on it. I'd like to have the entire website scanned for malware if possible. If not, then everything from the last 3 years would be good. If not, then at least I'd like to scan some of the bigger pages on the website in question. and preferably all the small links on those bigger pages. So was wondering how I should go about doing this. What are the best tools for doing this? Should I scan every page individually, manually (sounds like it'd take a longass time if I were to scan every single page/link)? Also, what are the best sources for knowing if a website has been infested w/ malware in the past? The website in question is a vbulletin forum. McAfee supposedly goes off at it, indicating it's been malware'd. But I've heard mcafee is unreliable. But I've my suspicions even outside of the mcafe issue. So yeah. Any help you can offer is appreciated.

Answer:website malware scan

Hello and welcome to Computer Hope Forum. My name is Dave. I will be helping you out with your particular problem on your computer. 1. I will be working on your Malware issues. This may or may not solve other issues you have with your machine.2. The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for this issue on this machine.3. If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to ask.4. Please DO NOT run any other tools or scans while I am helping you.5. It is important that you reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.6. Your security programs may give warnings for some of the tools I will ask you to use. Be assured, any links I give are safe.7. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.If you can't access the internet with your infected computer you will have to download and transfer any programs to the computer you're using now and transfer them to the infected computer with a CD-RW or a USB storage device. I prefer a CD because a storage device can get infected. If you use a storage device hold the shift key down while inserting the USB storage device for about 10 secs. You will also have to transfer the logs you receive back to the good computer using the same method until we can get the computer back on-line. *************************************************************************Quotehey, I suspect a website of having malware installed on it. I'd like to have the entire website scanned for mal... Read more

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What's this tool about?

Today it can take a lot of time to make your web experiences look great (or just work) across various browsers and devices. This tool detects common coding practices that may cause compatibility problems or prevent your users from getting the best possible experience on a webpage. Whenever possible we suggest a fix or enhancement with web standards like HTML5 & CSS3 (or a graceful fallback). It's not a complete checklist for coding the modern web ? just a starting point so you can spend less time testing for IE and more time building what matters on the web.

Visit here >


Answer:Scan a website for IE10 Compatibility

Cool find, my website does but doesn't it needs touch browsing, start screen site tile, and it doesnt have different versions for big/small screens lol

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that pretty much says it all. I have a website on GoDaddy, and I would like to get some leads on a decent program to scan for malware and bots. Any help would be appreciated.

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Recently I was informed by Google my site had "suspicious" code and blocked customers. IM using the Mrsite program. After deleting my last entry on the site all has been clear. So IM looking for some software that will routinely scan my site daily sending me reports and and letting customers know its ok to enter.

The only few I found were Verisign by Symantec who were ridiculous in their demands, I had to send proof of address, photograph, passport - all sorts (which I did) and then get a solicitor to sign a notary only for Symantec to turn around and say it was "Too faint and get it done again" - so Im looking for an alternative.

Ive heard of Lock Site and Sucuri but there doesnt seem to be any reviews for them which is disconcerting. Any help appreciated, thanks.

Answer:Software To Scan Your Website For Malware?

We use godaddy's scanner - Go Daddy Mobile - Domain Search, Go Daddy Commercials

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Malwarebyte protection is blocking attempts to contact a website but the scanner does not find the POC doing it. How can I find it and delete ot?

Thanks and regards,


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Yesterday night I went on a website, which was probably full of malware. Pop-ups began to show up and on the system tray, some XP Defender Pro program (malware I assume) said that I had viruses on my computer and I needed to download it. I disregarded it and went on google to look for a fix, in which there was one on this site. I used Method 2, (the following script) to remove it:[Version]


HKCU, Software\Classes\.exe
HKCU, Software\Classes\secfile
HKCR, secfile
HKCR, .exe\shell\open\command

HKCR, exefile\shell\open\command,,,"""%1"" %*"
HKCR, .exe,,,"exefile"
HKCR, .exe,"Content Type",,"application/x-msdownload"I restarted the computer and the XP Defender Pro icon disappeared from the system tray. However, Norton Antivirus refuses to attempt to scan the computer for viruses and ZoneAlarm is stuck at initializing its UI. Mozilla Firefox also, on a few occasions, has miscellaneous pop-ups.Hopefully is this sufficient information to help!

Answer:Unable to virus scan & website redirects

Did you also run malwarebytes as is suggested

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Answer:why i cant enter to website scan viros online >

You need to start here,46313.0.html Read everything carefully. then post the three logs.I am just directing you in the right direction. I will not be posting back in your thread again because if I do it will bump it to the top of the list which actually puts you at the end of the line. And I am not qualified to post fixes.  (which should be a hint to others who are NOT malware specialist)

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the screenshot is what youtube looks like atm its weird cos i can use other flashed based websites just seems that youtube is being a pain in the neck and i dunn ohow to fix it

Answer:Youtube website messed up after privazer scan

Try using CCleaner (This normally fixes it for me)

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Does anybody know how to protect an installation file on a CD from being copied? Or is there anyway to make that installation file to work only on target computer? Or anything else to deter someone from copying the files on CD (the files are non-proprietory)
Any suggestions is appreciated.

Answer:how to protect files??

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Hello experts !I have long time working with Microsoft Word, having hundreds of files and documents with tons of information. As I am the only one who uses my p.c. I have had not need need of a password to all my files. But in a few weeks they will come a lot of relatives and of course they will use this p.c. a lot, so I was wondering how could I set up a "log in password" so to keep my privacy and being myself the only one with access to all these MSW documents ? I have tried creating different users from the Start menu but still all the users have access to MSW documents, precisely what I am trying to avoid. Thanks in advance for your help, best, Antonio.

Answer:How can I protect ALL my MSW files ?

1. Click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Save As.2. Click Tools, and then click General Options.3. You can type a password in Password to open or Password to modify.4. Click OK.5. When prompted, retype your passwords to confirm them, and click OK.6. Click Save.More here:click here

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Good afternoon,

I have been experencing really low internet speeds on my computer. I have ran many tools such as HiJack this, ComboFix, AVG (Including rootkit) and Malwarebytes. Several of these tools found things here and there which seemed to have been removed.

I have set my computer up to dual boot WIN XP/WIN 7. I only experience the low speeds while using Win 7 which seems to make me thing that something is taking the majority of my bandwidth usage.

Could any take a look at my logs and see if there is anything going on before I decide to reinstall the os.

P.S I have also included my HijackThis log file.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:DDS scan and GMER scan log files.

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.===This process looks suspicious.C:\Users\James\Desktop\Security Tools\mb9soxkz.exeDo you know what it is?Did you installed this driver or do you know which application needs it.R1 enport;enport;c:\windows\system32\drivers\enport.sysIt may be valid but I cannot find sufficient information on it.===Please download ComboFix from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop. For information regarding this download, please visit this web page: 1Link 2* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your DesktopIMPORTANT....1. Close any open browsers.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.3. Do not install any other programs until this if fixed.How to : Disable Anti-virus and Firewall... click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts. When finished, it will produce a report for you. Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt Note:Do not mouse click ComboFix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stallNote: If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link --> http://www.bleeping... Read more

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I need to password protect files on my PC and i am looking for a cool utility programme to do it.

Any ideas guys?

Answer:Password protect files

If you have Windows XP Pro, it should allow you to password folders by right-clicking it it.

If you have XP Home, then try Cryptainer LE, a free 128-bit encryption software. It's free and was mentioned by PC Magazine. I haven't gotten around to using it yet -- I forgot I downloaded it until I started "clean house" on my hard drive recently.

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Are there any way to make folders undeletable? Are there any software for that?

Answer:How to protect Files and folders?

You can either use an encrypting freeware solution like Trucrypt- what that does is to create a locker into which you can move all the files/folders you want to hide, then lock the locker with a password. Or you can create multiple users on the computer, then restrict permissions on folders so only particular users such as yourself can see them.

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Hi all,

Here's a challenge... I've been working on making more or less 200 xls files.
Now that all the work is done, it's been decided that 3 rows of each file (the same rows in all files) should be hidden.

So basically I need to hide and protect 200 xls files by hand.

Does anyone know a better way to do this? Or should I just start banging my head on the screen?

Thanks a million.

Answer:Hide and protect several xls files

I have found some sample vba code. I have not tested this , Have a look at it . Let us know how it goes , I can look at it later it is getting a bit too late in OZ for this sort of brain activity

Sub RunCodeOnAllXLSFiles()
Dim lCount As Long
Dim wbResults As Workbook
Dim wbCodeBook As Workbook

'Application.ScreenUpdating = False
'Application.DisplayAlerts = False
'Application.EnableEvents = False

On Error Resume Next

Set wbCodeBook = ThisWorkbook

With Application.FileSearch
'Change path to suit
.LookIn = "C:\Documents and Settings\My Documents\FOLDER"
.FileType = msoFileTypeExcelWorkbooks
'.Filename = "Book*.xls"

If .Execute > 0 Then 'Workbooks in folder
For lCount = 1 To .FoundFiles.Count 'Loop through all.
'Open Workbook x and Set a Workbook variable to it
Set wbResults = Workbooks.Open(Filename:=.FoundFiles(lCount), UpdateLinks:=0)


wbResults.Close SaveChanges:=True
Next lCount
End If
End With

On Error GoTo 0
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
Application.DisplayAlerts = True
Application.EnableEvents = True
End Sub

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Does anybody know how to protect an installation file on a CD from being copied? Or is there anyway to make that installation file to work only on target computer? Or anything else to deter someone from copying the files on CD (the files are non-proprietory)
Any suggestions is appreciated.

Answer:how do you protect files from being copied??

We'd appreciate you sticking to only one thread for this issue please. Part of the Rules of the site.....

Closing this thread as you started an exact same one earlier.

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I'm interested in knowing how to encrypt or password protect my files I've tried folder lock but it has a limate to how much you can store encrypted/password protected files. I find this to be a problem with many encryption/password protected files is there a free one with no limatations and also what do you use for protecting your files.

Answer:Password Protect Files

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My daughter works in a children's nursery and I keep getting called in because something not working and its usually the children that have been fiddling with settings particularly in Control Panel.
Is there a way I can password protect certain files/folders particularly "Control Panel" and or "My Computer"


Answer:Protect Files from Kids

In XP, go to control panel, click on 'Users' and set up a 'Guest' account. Add a password to the 'Admin' account that only the teachers know.

The children may only use the Guest account and you as admin (or a teacher) will be allowed to install the software you want them to have by using the 'Admin' account.

The Guest account is restricted and by using it, the children won't be allowed to do the things you're worried about.

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How to password protect files??HelloI have been trying to find a way to lock files so you can only open them with a password.XP does not let you do this but I'm aware there are utilities out there that can do it.I wonder if anyone could point me in the right direction and let me know if there is any free downloadable software that people have experience of using.Thanks.

Answer:How to password protect files??

I can recommend AxCrypy click here

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Hello folks. I have some images that I want only one person to be able to access. I want them to be password-protected and it will be great if I can have the password changes daily using some pre-set passwords.

In all my life I haven't used an encryption program in such a way......can you please direct me to a simple (if possible free) program I can use for this

Answer:I have files that I want to password-protect

sram said:

Hello folks. I have some images that I want only one person to be able to access. I want them to be password-protected and it will be great if I can have the password changes daily using some pre-set passwords.

In all my life I haven't used an encryption program in such a way......can you please direct me to a simple (if possible free) program I can use for thisClick to expand...

Ahm.. quick way.. toss them into a zip file, slap a password lock on it. That' doesn't quite deal with "changing daily"... that seems like custom code to me.

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Question: copy protect files

burning different files "as data" on a standard DVD-R or DVD+R?

here's the thing, i want to burn data on a dvd and i want to copy protect it.. meaning, the files inside can be opened and played BUT, i want to protect it so that it can't be copied to the hard disk or copied to another DVD-R or DVD+R. Mening, the files stay put to the DVD. Is it possible with Nero 7? If not, what are other alternatives?

Answer:copy protect files

I could be wrong but I really don't think it can be done. Any data files on a DVD can be copied to the hard drive. You could encrypt or password-protect the files but that would mean only someone who knows the password can use the files, it wouldn't stop them from copying to the hard drive.

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You can't.

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My sister works for the government and sometimes brings work home with her. Is there a way in win xp to password protect files she may save on her computer so prying eyes can't access them. Thanks in advance for any info.

Answer:How do you password protect files

XP Pro has a built in encryption capability but it is not available in XP Home. Go here for steps on how to encrypt files;EN-US;307877 .

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How to hide folders, files and protect?

Answer:How to hide and protect my files?

I used to use Hide Folders XP. Nice program, not very secure though. The best way to pretect files is to encrypt them. Search google for Cyptainer Cryle or search for encryption programs.

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Is there a way of protecting .txt files from being deleted but still allowing them to be edited? I realise that you could still edit a file's content to the point of virtual deletion but that requies deliberate action whereas a file can be accidentally deleted quite easily, and if it's on a server it's gone for good, barring the previous scheduled backup.
Any ideas appreciated.

Answer:How Do I Protect *.txt files from Deletion?

Well the simple answer is no. Basically make sure they people know not to delete them. That is the only thing you can do. Nothing is safe from being deleted. Unless it is in use and even then it can be force deleted.

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How do I password specific pictures and files on my computer. My kids sometimes use it and there are some things on there that they don't need to access. :***

Answer:Password protect files.

If you have setup a separate account for them in Windows there is a simpler alternative. Sounds like you haven't so use something like AxCrypt.

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I need to password protect my files and folders in windows vista... is there a way to do it without using third party softwares...

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how to protect my files in the cd from being copied by others when i give it to them and let them install but not copy it to their system or copy cd ..........

Answer:how to protect files from being copied from c

impossible...when i give it to them and let them install but not copy it to their system or copy cddid you read what you posted?Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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Hi, I have a quick question. My boss just set up a new office, there are 3 computers there on a network, 2 running Vista, 1 running XP. The office next to ours has a T3 connection and my boss purchases his internet connection through them because its cheaper than the cable connection. However, he is worried that they have too much access to our systems. All of our shared files are in the Public Folder, which is something I have grown to hate in Vista. Anyway, I was wondering if there is anyway to password protect the shared files on our systems. Can you do this through Vista or would we have to purchase 3rd party software.


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I am at work with a windows xp home computer. We share the computer with multiple users all of witch have admin right because we all use the same logon name. I have some files that I would like to password protect but I can not find a free file that works with xp, if you can help me I would appreciate it.
Thank you very much.

Answer:Password protect files

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I'd like to password protect a folder to keep some sensitive business files in. Is there any software that does this? Thanks.

Answer:Password protect files.

Built in for XP/2000. Just right click, advanced, encrypt contents...

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I am trying to remove two files from a protected CD before I burn it but its giving me a access denied. I changed the permissions on the folder but it still gives me an error. Is there any way to override and remove these files?

Answer:Remove Files From A Protect Cd

Quoted from the forum rules here.No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user.This topic is closed

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My server is Windows 7, and clients of the LAN are Windows Vista and Windows 7. Now I need to avoid that some users of a client computer access to some shared folder in server. Some clients can access but can't modify, some can print but can't modify and some can only view. I know that the best way to achieve this is by Windows Server Operating system, but I can't get it so I need something based on free software. I think the solution may come from setting a password to that folders.

Is there a better solution?

Answer:protect files on my server

lora789 said:

My server is Windows 7, and clients of the LAN are Windows Vista and Windows 7. Now I need to avoid that some users of a client computer access to some shared folder in server. Some clients can access but can't modify, some can print but can't modify and some can only view. I know that the best way to achieve this is by Windows Server Operating system, but I can't get it so I need something based on free software. I think the solution may come from setting a password to that folders.

Is there a better solution?Click to expand...

On your Win 7 Server, go to Start -> Help and Support and type in limit access to files and folders. The second item is the att'd screen capture. It should give you the info you need to accomplish what you want without needing third party software.

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I need to allow coworkers to view and print files but not modify or delete them. What free program can I use for this?

Answer:How to password protect files

Hmmm don't know of anything free.

Share it out on a drive and set share permissions to read-only. But they'd still be able to save a copy and modify that, etc.

Use Office 2003 & Document Management / Rights crap.

Make the file a PDF.

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I'm going to be traveling, using public wifi. I'm used to Vista and W7 and know how to turn off all file sharing, but I can't figure out how to do that in XP.
I know how to do it for a single folder, but the NO SHARING option doesn't seem to be taking on all the sub-folders. And, it would be great if I didn't have to do it for multiple folders - just do it once for the entire machine.
And, I waited a bit too long - I'm leaving tomorrow.
Please help!

Answer:Solved: how to protect all files

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HI, is there any possible way to password protect a .swf file? .....without converting it first to .exe file and not using decrypt & extract procedure..
Just a plain password protection before it plays.

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wondering if theres a free website that is reliable and can scan your files for potential viruses and other bad entities with the kind of configuration in this image

Answer:Online malware scanner - file scan website inquiry

Hi v3loc1ty have you tried Microsoft Safety Scanner. You will need IE7 browser as I'm not sure if its IE8 compatible. Its what I use when I want a second opinion. LINK: Windows Live OneCare safety scanner: Free online tool for PC health and safety. Works with XP but has Vista beta. This will check everything including registry and updates etc.

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My son wanted a Harry Potter mod for Minecraft, so I downloaded it for him.....had a couple of popups from the site, which looked like the typical spyware / malware "Your PC performance is on this box to fix the issue....." I closed out the windows without clicking any of the links, but I started getting the Malicious Website Blocked popups a short time later.

What's odd is that they only happen when wIndows starts after a reboot. 6-10 popup, then they stop. As soon as I reboot, they come back within 10 seconds of Windows restarting. Nothing shows up on the scans, but there's got to be something going on....

Answer:Malicious Website Blocked popups, but no threats found on scan.


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.
I visit forum several times at day, making sure to respond to everyon... Read more

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Hi everybody,I have given up on this virus! I'm normally okay at getting rid of them myself but this one has a few permissions issues and my old tricks aren't working. This virus is a trojan.vundo.h according to malwrebytes.Malwarebytes finds 4 files (1 .dll file and 3 registry entires) and none of them can be deleted. I have found several more related viles via the hijackthis log and will italicize my suspects in the log when I paste it below. They are of course just my speculation but im pretty sure they are all issues.Thank you in advance to anybody who can help me with this! DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Childs at 10:50:43.71 on Sun 05/03/2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.503.110 [GMT -7:00]============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exesvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.ex... Read more

Answer:Antiware protect - non-deletable files

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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First of all Im sorry if this is in the wrong place, i wasnt sure where to go!

I would really appreciate your help...

I need to send certain files out to a number of business clients, either on CD or USB stick... but I have to have those files protected so that they can open them and read them, but cannot copy them at all.
Is it possible?



Answer:How can I protect files on a USB memory Stick?

There is no way to fully protect them. They would have to be PDF and even then they can select the text and copy and paste it to a new document. Or they can take a screenshot of it. There are ways around the file protection. I would say PDF would be the way to go over a doc file.

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Hi All,

I have just joined a new company and have discovered that although there email (MS exchange) is backup up, each user has archived .PST files held on C drive which is not backuped up. Any ideas how I might sort this problem out. I can access the C drive of client PC's from my file server but I have the old chestnut of the files being in use while outlook is running.

Any ideas?


Answer:How can I protect archived PST files on Client PC's?

A simple way would be to schedule a simple task on each client machine to shutdown Outlook in the middle of the night, and then do the backup from the server.

You could even use something like PsKill to terminate Outlook remotely.

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Is there any way to apply a password to your computer so that only certain people can view the shared files?

Answer:password protect network files?

That's not how Windows share works, take a look at this post, it's been ask already and explained.

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Please help! My mother in law snoops through my computer, camera, and ipad and takes whatever pictures she wants with her flash drive. Wondering what is the best way to keep my documents and pictures secure?? A password on the folder?

Also, is there a way to see when she inserted her mass storage device to take my pictures??
I am so NOT tech savy, any help is GREATLY appreciated!

Answer:password protect picture files?

Hi mgrady2681, and welcome to TSG.

If you are the only one using the computer, why not just create a password protected user account and make sure that the admin account has a password and any guest account is disabled? Make sure that the computer is set to require a password when waking up from hibernation or sleep mode. If there is a possibility she may snoop while you step away from the computer, make sure to lock the computer when stepping away.

Keep the camera in a locked drawer to which only you have the key. If the camera needs to be used by other people, let every user have their own memory card to use with the camera. Keep your memory card locked away when you are not using it. Make sure that you do not use any of the camera's built in memory to store pictures.

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Hey, is there any way to password protect a file on vista?

Basically to access the file, I want a menu to pop up and prompt the input of a password.

Answer:Password protect files on Vista?

You cannot password protect files or folders.

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I was looking for a free simple effective program to protect all kinds of files when you try opening them. This includes .exe files. A program with minimal hassle.

Answer:Password-protect Files upon Opening

An easy one to work with is Cryptainer LE, you won't even be able to see the files until you enter a password. However the freeware version has a storage limit of 25 MB.

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I am looking for a free or cheap program that I can use to protect some of my files and folders.
I am wary of "freeware" as some do strange things like defaulting your browser to some weird one and having to spend hours to get rid of it.
Any suggestions will be much appreciated.

Answer:Password protect files and folders

I am wary of "freeware" as some do strange things like defaulting your browser to some weird one and having to spend hours to get rid of it.
Often good freeware comes packaged with "crapware" and great care is needed when installing to makesure all unwanted otions are unticked, reliable download sources are hard to comeby nowadays
Ninite is a good site but does not offer what you want at this time.
AxCrypt will do what you wish but comes with oOPEN Cand - if you download it You may decline OpenCandy offers by selecting the 'I do not accept' radio buttton at the offer screen, and Softonic offers by unchecking the checkbox. You must still accept license agreement in the first dialog.
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I have a shortcut to my HOSTS file on my desktop for ease of access because I edit it regularly.

However, little mischievous people may go into this if I am not on my computer and be a pain. Therefore, I want a way of protecting it from opening up in it's main application.

I don't really need it to be sophisticated, it is not to prevent hackers etc, it is merely to stop people having instant access to it from my desktop.

I doubt there is any built-in feature of windows, therefore what third-party applications can do this?

Answer:Password protect individual files

just create your own account and keep them in your documents folder. nobody will have access as long as they do not have admin privileges. or keep them on a flash drive. I would strongly urge you not to password protect individual files because you could forget the password and lose access to the files. this forum is full of locked threads because of users wanting help with forgotten passwords when they were trying to protect files.

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I want to run a de-dup and I don't want to risk losing anything if I click wrong or if the software is buggy.

I just created a restore point, but I don't know if that protects user document files. Is restore point only good for OS?

I also am backing up files, not through an image but through that subtle link that brings you to the familiar Windows backup and restore utility ("Let windows choose, Let me choose") to an external hard drive.

Any recommendations on dedup is welcomed, to. I plan to use Duplicate Files Finder or um, Easy Duplicate Files Finder.

Answer:Does restore point protect files?

Hello Dabrowski,

A restore point does not include anything in the user profile folder.

System Restore Point - Create

System Restore

However, you could use Previous Versions to restore older copies of user files if you were not able to with your backups.

Hope this helps,

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I have some Mp3 Files that I created and placed it on a MP3 player. Is it possible to have the files only play on the MP3 player and prevent someone from copy the files from the Mp3 Player to something else??

Answer:How to copy protect Mp3 Files on a MP3 player

no -- why would you want toi hate anything copy protected and there is no ligament reason to do it that i can see

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I have a small local network at home consisting of 4 or 5 computers. Each computer has XP installed. There are certain folders that I would like to share with the other computers, which I personally would like to access occasionally from those other computers around the house, but I do not want them accessed by those usually using those computers. The perfect solution for me would be to password protect these files over the network so I can access them when needed from the various computers. Can someone please advice me as to how to go about doing this?

I am only interested in password protecting certain files over the network, and NOT on my computer itself. In other words, having to put in a password every time I want to access those files from within MY computer would drive me crazy (I am the only user on my computer), so from what I can see, most 3rd party software will not help me.

Thank you.

Answer:Password protect files over network

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looking for a way to password protect files on a computer running xp without running multiple users any ideas?

Answer:password protect files and folders

one easy way, using WinRAR:

archive the folder containing the files using the "store" method, which does not compress them. You can password protect and even encrypt archives. They are quickly and easily accessible, especially from the uncompressed "store" state.

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I have been thinking a lot about some files I have on my computer. These are personal files and are not intended to be viewed by anyone else. I wonder if there are any secure ways of zipping or raring the files up and then put a password on the archive. How secure would that be?

Answer:Is there a good way to password protect files?

ZIP and RAR passwords are weak I think. Winzip has a proprietary encryption mode which is strong, but I would suggest something like PGP if you're serious about keeping it private.

Bear in mind that the encryption is only as strong as the password used to protect it and the care you exercise in keeping unencrypted copies of the data _off_ your hard disk. Remember, data can be recovered even if it's overwritten several times with zeros.

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I want to password protect photos on my PC.

I saw a posting recommending creation of a zip folder. I created the folder, but can't find the last step
File>Add a password. Can someone please help.

I am using Windoes Vista


Steps given in other post
~Go to Explorer and navigate to where you would like the password-protected file.
~Right click on the file then go to Send To and click on Compressed (zipped) Folder
~It will then create a zipped folder with the file in it. Go inside the zipped folder then go to File > Add A Password
~Put the password you desire in the forms and you're done.

Answer:Password protect pictures (jpg files)

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