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URGENT: Critical flaw found in Windows

Question: URGENT: Critical flaw found in Windows

Hi folks,Sorry for interrupting the Helproom but we urgently requre feedback on the following:***Microsoft is warning users of of Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003 and NT to patch their PCs in a bid to fix a massive security hole in the company's OS. The company says the security problem is "critical", and could potentially allow unknown users to run hostile code on PCs from a remote location.***For more click hereWe're doing a piece for PC Advisor and would very much appreciate your feedback on the following:1) When did you hear about the hole?2) How serious are you taking it?3) Who do you blame for the problem?4) Have you downloaded the fix it patch?5) Are you going to download the fix it patch? If not, why not?6) Anything else you'd like to add.AS EVER IF YOU DON'T WANT TO BE QUOTED BY YOUR REAL NAME PLEASE SAY SO.ThanksGuy (Online Ed)

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Answer: URGENT: Critical flaw found in Windows

1) News this morning - BBC i think (it was 6 am)2) Not very. Never do. Odds of a home user being hit or damaged by these flaws is a bit rare, obviously with the exception of MSBlaster. But then again the patch for that had been out for a month or two when someone exploited the flaw.3) Part MS, part hackers. MS should have tighter control over their code and what it can do. Exploits and flaws seem to be found regularly, (mostly before they are used maliciously though) and i feel this is the result of sloppy production or a desire to increase functionality in Windows at the expense of security.Imagine if you bought a car and then found that by tapping a certain body panel in a certain way you can trip the central locking and thieves could get in? Would you buy one? Would you take it back it you had? Then again if it wasn't for the hackers then there would be no reason to worry. The flaw could exist without any worries of it being used...4) First thing i did after checking for AV updates.5) Done.6) Most of these flaws seem to really be of concern to small business / home users. I'm sure that a major business would have sufficient additional security (not the XP built in Firewall :-O) to deter most hackers. Home user PCs are not very interesting unless you have a specific reason to be there. I don't think MS quite realise how let down some people feel when this happens or how it affects the real world. When the flaw in Windows was found that allowed the MSBlaster virus to strike MS suffered some bad publicity but we are so used to it now it doesn't seem to register any more. Its all very well MS releasing patches for this, that and the other every week or so but most users i encounter don't really understand what the patch is or what its for or even why they need it. They just want to switch on, surf, write a letter and switch off without having to understand the concept of exploits, hacking and patching.Maybe the next version of Windows will automatically patch for you behind the scenes?

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Intel has major security flaws in the Management Engine. You need to read the Intel emergency memo from a few hours ago.
In the memo, Intel links a tool to check if your system is vunerable.
Right now neither Dell nor Intel has posted updated software to remedy this critical issue for the XPS 9560 or 9550. 
GET MOVING DELL!!!

Answer:URGENT - Intel Management Engine - critical security flaw

Intel® Management Engine Critical Firmware Update (Intel SA-00086)
Last Reviewed: 20-Nov-2017
Article ID: 000025619

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9 March 2007A serious flaw was found in opensource encryption software GNU Privacy Guard (GPG).It allows a cybercriminal to launch a phishing attack. The flaw allows to insert text in trusted e-mail. Ivan Arce from Core Security, who discovered the vulnerability says attacker can insert malware or lead user to malicious website. Arce decided to inform of the flaw because it was patched two weeks ago.It affects email clients like Kmail, Evolution, Sylpheed, Mutt and GNUMail, so its users should install patches as soon as possible.Source:http://www.arcabit.com/infobase.html?show=...ion&id=1154

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Firefox has unpatched "extremely critical" security holes and exploit code is already circulating on the Net, security researchers have warned.

The two unpatched flaws in the Mozilla browser could allow an attacker to take control of your system.

A patch is expected shortly, but in the meantime users can protect themselves by switching off JavaScript. In addition, the Mozilla Foundation has now made the flaws effectively impossible to exploit by changes to the server-side download mechanism on the update.mozilla.org and addons.mozilla.org sites, according to security experts.

The flaws were confidentially reported to the Foundation on May 2, but by Saturday details had been leaked and were reported by several security organizations, including the French Security Incident Response Team (FrSIRT). Danish security firm Secunia marked the exploit as "extremely critical", its most serious rating, the first time it has given a Firefox flaw this rating.

In recent months Firefox has gained significant market share from Microsoft's Internet Explorer, partly because it is considered less vulnerable to attacks. However, industry observers have long warned that the browser is more secure partly because of its relatively small user base. As Firefox's profile grows, attackers will increasingly target the browser.
Two Vulnerabilities Found

The exploit, discovered by Paul of Greyhats Security Group and Michael "mikx" Krax, makes use of two separate... Read more

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Matthew Broersma, Techworld.com
Mon May 9,11:00 AM ET

Firefox has unpatched "extremely critical" security holes and exploit code is already circulating on the Net, security researchers have warned.

The two unpatched flaws in the Mozilla browser could allow an attacker to take control of your system.

A patch is expected shortly, but in the meantime users can protect themselves by switching off JavaScript. In addition, the Mozilla Foundation has now made the flaws effectively impossible to exploit by changes to the server-side download mechanism on the update.mozilla.org and addons.mozilla.org sites, according to security experts.

The flaws were confidentially reported to the Foundation on May 2, but by Saturday details had been leaked and were reported by several security organizations, including the French Security Incident Response Team (FrSIRT). Danish security firm Secunia marked the exploit as "extremely critical", its most serious rating, the first time it has given a Firefox flaw this rating.

Critical Flaw Found in Firefox
 

Answer:Critical Flaw Found in Firefox

Also reported here http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4532127.stm

Regards - Oldie
 

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UPDATED An "extremely critical" security vulnerability has been discovered in AOL's Winamp digital media player, relating to the way the software handles filenames that include a computer name. An exploit has already surfaced for the flaw, which affects version 5 of the software.

By late Monday, Winamp developers had already released version 5.13 of the software, which plugs the security hole.
Update now ...
 

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Answer:Critical Remote Flaw Found in Linksys Wireless Access Point

nice find, lunar......we may want to move this to tech news in the future, in case it doesn't get enough hits here. That's what we did with the fake AVG junkware, got a bit more exposure. We can leave it here for now, but if you want it moved, just post in here to that effect.
 

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Microsoft has encountered a critical vulnerability in Windows 98, 98 SE and Windows Me that it simply cannot fix, the company acknowledged Friday. The flaw affects Windows Explorer and after investigating the issue, Microsoft said it would need to reengineer a significant amount of the operating system.

Announced as part of April's security bulletins, a remote execution vulnerability exists in Windows Explorer because of the way that it handles COM objects. A malicious Web site could force a connection to a remote file server, which in turn causes Explorer to fail and potentially execute arbitrary code.

Microsoft says an attacker could take complete control of affected operating systems in this manner. Patches correcting the flaw were issued for Windows 2000, XP and Windows Server 2003, but the vulnerability remains unpatched on Windows 9x based systems.

The Redmond company says that because it would need to re-architecture Windows Explorer in those legacy systems to better match Windows 2000, a fix just isn't feasible. According to the updated bulletin, Microsoft could not ensure that applications written for Windows 9x would continue to operate as intended after the changes.

Moreover, Microsoft has little incentive to expend the resources necessary to patch the flaw. Support for Windows 98, 98 SE and Windows Me ends on July 11, which means no more security updates will be released and no technical or public support will be provided.

>> Source: BetaNews

Answer:No Fix for Critical Windows 98, Me Flaw

I dont see why MS or any other flaw finders always has to annouce this stuff...why not keep it under wraps till its fixed??

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Article:

http://news.com.com/2100-1009_3-1026420.html?tag=lh
 

Answer:Microsoft warns of critical Windows flaw

http://forums.techguy.org/t145656/s.html

This should help quite a bit =)

-Z
 

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Mass hack targets critical Windows flaw
Ominous surge in TCP port 445 scanning activity


A recent surge in port 445 scanning activity could herald impending hack attacks, and industry experts have warned firms to take "immediate steps" to ensure that the affected Windows ports are secure.

Gartner pointed to recent reports that security vulnerability sensors have noted an increase in activity on TCP port 445, which is associated with Microsoft's Windows Server Message Block (SMB) protocol.

"This port could be used to exploit the Microsoft Incoming SMB Packet Validation Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (MS05-027), a critical flaw for which Microsoft released a patch on 14 June, " warned John Pescatore, vice president and research fellow at Gartner Research.

"The apparent increase in 'sniffing' on port 445 is a serious concern for enterprise security managers because it may indicate an impending mass malicious-code attack."

According to Gartner, the rise in port 445 activity may indicate that, in the week since Microsoft released the Windows patch, hackers have reverse-engineered the vulnerability and developed exploit code which could be used to launch a mass attack via the widely used SMB protocol.

The analyst firm urged companies to accelerate their efforts to ensure that all Windows systems are patched. If it is not practical immediately to patch systems firms should implement shielding or other "workarounds" un... Read more

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Company urges users to run single-click tool before hackers exploit 'decently wormable' SMB 2 flaw.
With attack code that exploits a critical unpatched bug in Windows likely to go public soon, Microsoft wants users to run an automated tool that disables the vulnerable component.
The bug in SMB (Server Message Block) 2, a Microsoft-made network file- and print-sharing protocol that ships with Windows, affects Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and preview releases of Windows 7.



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Microsoft unveils shield for critical Windows flaw as attack code looms | Security Central - InfoWorld

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Microsoft has updated the Malicious Software Removal Tool, a free security tool the company is offering Windows users to fight specific malware, in order to defend themselves agaist a prevalent worm that targets a Critical Windows vulnerability. Back in October 2008, the Redmond company made available an out-of-band security bulleting (MS08-067) designed to resolve a Critical flaw in the Windows Server service (SVCHOST.EXE) affecting all supported versions of Windows. At that time, Microsoft warned that even Windows Vista SP1, Windows Server 2008 and Windows XP SP3 were vulnerable, and also released a patch for the pre-release version of Windows 7.



Free Microsoft Security Tool Kills Worm Targeting Critical Windows Flaw - The Win32/Conficker - Softpedia


You can download the Malicious Software Removal Tool from here:
I ran the 64 bit tool without any problems.

32 bit:

Download details: Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

64 bit:

Download details: Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool x64

Answer:Free Microsoft Security Tool Kills Worm Targeting Critical Windows Flaw

Thanks for the post. Ran the tool. All clear

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If you're using DD-WRT, you need to immediately patch to build 12533 or use a firewall rule:

http://www.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv3/comm...rt-httpd-vulnerability-milw0rmcom-report.html

Warning courtesy of the slashdot article: "The flaw can give an attacker instant root access to the router merely by embedding an image with a specially crafted URL in a Web page (CSRF attack)."
 

Answer:Critical Flaw in DD-WRT

Thanks for the post ... I have a dozen or so routers to update.

FTA - you are only vulnerable if you have remote web management enabled.
 

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Don't know if this belongs here or not.
IE Flaw 'extremely critical'

This one goes to 11
By Nick Farrell: Martes 29 Noviembre 2005, 08:32

AN UNPATCHED vulnerability on Internet Explorer is so bad that security expert Secunia has had to add a new category of danger to its rating system.
Instead of being just critical, Secunia says that the unpatched hole is now 'extremely critical' which means that Microsoft were extremely stupid to sit on it for six months.

To be fair to Vole, even Secunia just thought the flaw would only create a denial of service vulnerability when they discovered it in March. DoS vulnerabilities are pretty much ten a penny. However the flaw is caused when IE fails to correctly initialize the JavaScript "Window()" function, when used in conjunction with a event. This means that Internet Explorer encounters an exception when trying to call a dereferenced 32-bit address located in ECX.

However, now S. Pearson, of computerterrorism.com, has worked out that if a Javascript prompt box was of the right size and form to allow the insertion of custom shellcode a remote attacker can execute arbitrary code embedded into an otherwise normal looking Web page.

You can have a look at it in action at www. computerterrorism.com].

There is more on the turning of the screw, here. µ

http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=27992
For more, click here.
 

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This snuck right by me:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-020

Everyone is all patched up right?
 

Answer:Critical Security Flaw in RDP

*cough*

Been patched since the day after the patch came out.
 

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During the Kiwicon conference earlier this month, ethical hacker Beau Butler from New Zealand disclosed a design flaw in Windows that could potentially affect millions of users. Said flaw seems to have been first discovered and, apparently, fixed more than five years ago, but this fix has turned out to be only partially effective, Australian newspaper The Age reports.

A Microsoft spokesman confirmed that this is a serious issue and asked Butler and The Age not to disclose details of the flaw while Microsoft's security team is working on a fix. The vulnerability is said to occur in all versions of Windows, including Vista, and could lead to hackers taking over many PCs with a single attack. However, while Butler found more than 160.000 computers in New Zealand to be vulnerable, the flaw is reported to only affect computers in countries outside the United States.

source: Virus Bulletin New


 

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Answer:'Critical' patch sent out for Office flaw

Why are we not surprised?

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On 12/22/2004, an update for Winamp was published to fix a critical security flaw. Go to http://www.winamp.com and download Winamp 5.08c to fix the problems.

This fix is required for ALL versions of Winamp prior to 5.08c. To determine your version, open Winamp, click Help > About Winamp and check the version number at the bottom of the resulting screen.
 

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 Posted: 10:39 AM EDT (1439 GMT)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Microsoft acknowledged a critical vulnerability Wednesday in nearly all versions of its flagship Windows operating system software, the first such design flaw to affect its latest Windows Server 2003 software.

Microsoft said the vulnerability could allow hackers to seize control of a victim's Windows computer over the Internet, stealing data, deleting files or eavesdropping on e-mails. The company urged customers to immediately apply a free software repairing patch available from Microsoft's Web site.

Truly trustworthy?

The disclosure was unusually embarrassing for Microsoft because it demonstrated the first such serious flaw in the company's powerful new computer server software, billed as its safest ever.

The software is aimed at large corporate customers and was the first product sold under a high-profile "Trustworthy Computing" initiative organized last year by Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

At the product's launch in late April, Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer declared the new version of Windows to be a "breakthrough in terms of what it means, in terms of its built-in security and reliability."

Found in Poland

The flaw, discovered by researchers in western Poland, also affected Windows versions popular among home users.

"This is one of the worst Windows vulnerabilities ever," said Marc Maiffret, an executive at eEye Digital Se... Read more

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click here Hi - sorry if this is old news. Do you know name of update for example is it kb828028?P

Answer:microsoft 'critical' security flaw

refresh :-)

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Guys,......
Windows/Mac/Linux: Mozilla's out with a notably important update to Firefox, one that fixes a critical code-executing exploit in Firefox that was reported about one month ago.
That plus over 100 bugs have been fixed ...hit your check for updates button or...grab it from Mozilla site.. Mozilla Firefox 3.6.2 Release Notes

Answer:Firefox 3.6.2 Fixes Critical Security Flaw

My FF auto-updated
Thanks, I know the reason now.

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Hackers warn of critical flaw in Firefox

02 October 2006 - Two hackers at the ToorCon hacker conference in San Diego said that they’ve found a critical flaw in Firefox that looks, to them at least, impossible to patch.

The hackers, who have been named as Mischa Spiegelmock and Andrew Wbeelsoi, said that someone could execute an attack simply by creating a webpage with malicious JavaScript code. In most attacks, hackers have to get a computer user to download something to the computer, but in this case, they won’t know what hit them.

Windows users are used to facing security threats, but smug Apple and Linux users aren’t immune to this bug, as it affects all versions of Firefox.

Spiegelmock said that malicious code could create a stack overflow error, and called the implementation “a complete mess”.

Mozilla’s security chief Window Snyder took the presentation completely seriously after watch a video of it; she said Mozilla would “do some investigating”, but isn’t happy of the release of the exploit to the wide world of hackers.

The reason that the flaw is so difficult to patch? It’s in the part of the browser that deals with JavaScript.

After hearing that the two hackers know of another 30 unpatched flaws in Firefox, Jesse Ruderman, a Mozilla security staffer, encouraged them to disclose the bugs to Mozilla, who gives away $500 per vulnerability.

Wbeelsoi simply said, “It’s a double-edged sword, but what we’re doing is really for the greater good of the I... Read more

Answer:Hackers warn of critical flaw in Firefox

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Fix For Adobe Critical Flaw Coming Jan. 12th

Remember that critical vulnerability in Adobe Reader and Acrobat we told you about on Tuesday? Well the company says they are releasing a patch to fix it?a month from now.

Adobe has confirmed a critical vulnerability in Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.2 and earlier versions that could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. There are reports that this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild. Adobe recommends customers follow the mitigation guidance below until a patch is available. Adobe plans to make available an update to Adobe Reader and Acrobat by January 12, 2010 to resolve the issue.
Translation? Attention crooks, you have one month to compromise as many computers as you can before we patch our software. ? Adobe.

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Trend Micro has warned its users of a "critical" flaw in a wide range of its software products that could cause computers to crash.Most users should be fine, according to Mike Sweeny, a spokesman for Trend Micro, an antivirus and security software company with global headquarters in Tokyo. A fix for the flaw was included in automatic updates and the software is set to call in for an update at least once a day. Sweeny says users cannot set the updates for any longer period of time than once a day. http://www.informationweek.com/security/sh...cleID=197004643

Answer:'critical' Trend Micro Flaw Could Cause Crashes

Grinler already posted about this:Highly-critical Flaw Discovered In Trend Micro Products

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Critical Security Flaw Discovered In IE & Firefox
If you are a Firefox user with IE installed (most of us), you need to be aware of a new security flaw that can lead to your system being compromised.

A user could face a "highly critical" risk if they have both IE and Firefox version 2.0, or later, loaded on their computer. The trouble begins when they begin browsing a malicious site while using IE and it registers, a "firefoxurl://" URI (uniform resource identifier) handler, which allows the browser to interact with specific resources on the Web. A user, as a result, may find their system remotely compromised.

Firefox and IE together brew up security trouble | Tech news blog - CNET News.com

Answer:Critical Security Flaw Discovered In IE & Firefox

Definitely not good news. I seldom use IE, but I do use it. Or, rather, I use IE Tab in FF, which is the same thing.

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...When discussing about three critical Excel vulnerabilities disclosed during one week in last month, only the first was patched with Tuesday?s updates...Microsoft had time enough to fix all of these issues. But they only fixed the ?Repair Mode? issue used to targeted attacks by Booli.A....http://blogs.securiteam.com/index.php/archives/506

Answer:Microsoft Patched Only The Most Critical Excel Flaw

Not surprising.
They were probably to exhausted to work on the other 3.
After all, don't MS employee's spend all of their time working on patches for vunerabilities?
Stands to reason that they'd have to take a break, sometime.

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Critical Flash flaw won't be fixed until next week dated March 15, 2011.

-- Tom
 

Answer:Critical Flash flaw won't be fixed until next week

thanks for info ...
 

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​Egyptian bug hunter discovered that Avira Website is affected by CSRF flaw that allows attackers to hijack users? accounts and access to their online backup.

​Source​
 

Answer:Avira – Critical CSRF flaw Vulnerability

news section - posted
http://malwaretips.com/threads/avira-vulnerability-puts-users-online-backup-data-at-risk.33790/
 

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Adobe Warns of Critical, Unpatched Security Flaw

Adobe says that attackers are taking advantage of a new, unpatched critical security flaw in Adobe Acrobat 9 and Reader 9. Adobe advises people to update their virus definitions and exercise caution when opening documents from unknown sources.

Adobe has yet to develop an update to address the vulnerability but noted it expects to have one ready for Adobe Reader 9 and Acrobat 9 by March 11. After that, the company expects to launch updates for the earlier versions of the software going back to Adobe Reader 7 and Acrobat 7.

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From The Register:.

 
A huge security hole has been found in popular ecommerce platform Magento, requiring an immediate update.
Critical cross-site scripting vulnerabilities have been found in both versions 1 and 2 of the platform. They can be exploited just by registering with a spiked username or email address – making it an obvious target for automated attack.
The holes can be used to effectively take over a Magento store, putting both user data and credit card data at risk
 

 

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Published: April 26, 2005, 6:14 PM PDTBy Richard ShimStaff Writer, CNET News.com'Highly critical' flaw reported for Netscape softwareAn unpatched flaw in some versions of the Netscape browser could let an attacker into vulnerable systems, security company Secunia has warned. A patch has not been created, according to Secunia....Secunia's advice for dealing with the issue is to "use another product."Read complete article at CNET NewsNow, Netscape recommends that one upgrades to the 8.0 version which is basedon Firefox coding and may not be affected by this flaw.(Why not just choose to use Firefox?)

Answer:'Highly critical' flaw reported for Netscape software

Evidently,an upgrade to the newest version of Netscape will prevent this, since it is based on FF code, according to the article.
Cheers,
John

Update(4/18/05): since writing this, some articles have suggested that it is not certain that the latest version will avoid this flaw.

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Secunia has found vulnerabilities in Yahoo! Music Jukebox, which can be exploited by hackers to compromise a user?s system.1) A boundary error in the YMP DataGrid ActiveX control (datagrid.dll) when handling arguments passed to the ?AddImage()? and ?AddButton()? methods can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow via an overly long argument. 2) A boundary error in the Yahoo! Mediagrid ActiveX control (mediagridax.dll) when handling arguments passed to the ?AddBitmap()? method can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow via an overly long argument.

Yahoo Music Jukebox Extremely Critical Flaw :

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Adobe has acknowledged a "critical" security flaw in its Reader, Acrobat and Flash Player software.Adobe says the vulnerability potentially enables hackers to take control of affected computer systems.Users running Windows, Macintosh or Linux might all be open to attack.http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/10257411.stm

Answer:Adobe acknowledges critical security flaw in software

Thanks for the report Budapest. I will be watching for a new update to get. Adobe is like Windows; BIG. That's why so many bad guys jump on them because they can infect more computers that way. IMHO Windows is doing a better job but I don't git the same feeling from Adobe.

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July 15, IDG News Service ? (International) Critical design flaw in Microsoft?s Active Directory could allow password change. Researchers with Aorato identified a flaw within Microsoft?s Active Directory which could allow attackers to change a victim?s password and use the new password to access a company?s network and enterprise functions. The vulnerability relies on the older NTLM authentication protocol to perform a ?pass-the-hash? attack to gain access. Source: Critical design flaw in Microsoft's Active Directory could allow password change | PCWorld

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Adobe Warns of Critical Flaw in Flash, Acrobat & Reader.

Adobe Systems Inc. warned late Friday that malicious hackers are exploiting a previously unknown security hole present in current versions of its Adobe Reader, Acrobat and Flash Player software.

The company notes that the Flash Player 10.1 Release Candidate, available from this link, does not appear to be vulnerable.Click to expand...

-- Tom
 

Answer:Adobe Warns of Critical Flaw in Flash, Acrobat & Reader

Thanks Tom xx
 

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Adobe Systems has released an emergency patch for Flash Player in order to fix a critical vulnerability that attackers are already taking advantage of.

The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2016-7855 in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures database, is a use-after-free error that could lead to arbitrary code execution.

"Adobe is aware of a report that an exploit for CVE-2016-7855 exists in the wild, and is being used in limited, targeted attacks against users running Windows versions 7, 8.1 and 10," the company warned in a security advisory Wednesday.

Users are advised to upgrade to Flash Player 23.0.0.205 on Windows and Mac and to version 11.2.202.643 on Linux. The Flash Player runtime bundled with Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10 and 8.1 will be updated automatically through those browsers' update mechanisms.



Emergency Flash Player patch fixes zero-day critical flaw | PCWorld

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Adobe Systems has released an emergency patch for Flash Player in order to fix a critical vulnerability that attackers are already taking advantage of.

The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2016-7855 in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures database, is a use-after-free error that could lead to arbitrary code execution.

"Adobe is aware of a report that an exploit for CVE-2016-7855 exists in the wild, and is being used in limited, targeted attacks against users running Windows versions 7, 8.1 and 10," the company warned in a security advisory Wednesday.

Users are advised to upgrade to Flash Player 23.0.0.205 on Windows and Mac and to version 11.2.202.643 on Linux. The Flash Player runtime bundled with Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10 and 8.1 will be updated automatically through those browsers' update mechanisms.



Emergency Flash Player patch fixes zero-day critical flaw | PCWorld

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The vulnerability is located in the VLC component responsible for playing ASF (Advanced Streaming Format) video files, VideoLAN, the non-profit organization that develops the media player, said in a security advisory published on its website. Vulnerability research and management firm Secunia rated the flaw as highly critical and said its successful exploitation could allow the execution of arbitrary code. The flaw can be exploited by tricking a user into opening a specially crafted ASF file. VideoLAN advises users to refrain from opening files from untrusted locations and to disable the VLC browser plug-ins until the issue is patched. By default, VLC installs plug-ins for Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Opera and Konqueror. The plug-ins allow the playback of video files embedded into Web pages. An alternative solution is to manually delete the vulnerable libasf_plugin.dll file from the VLC installation directory, VideoLAN said. This will disable the software's ability to play ASF videos until a patched version of the file is reinstalled during a software update...More @ Source

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Guys i checked for updates via imsider fast configuration amd i downloaded the WINDOWS 10 TP but after knowing about several bugs in TP i dont want to install it but it is showing if i dont install it untill 3:00am your phone will automatically be updated to TP 10...i dont wanna install it please tell me what should i do now how to cancel or terminate this update

Answer:Windows phone 10 technical preview..urgent help please critical situation help me

Hard reset your phone should stop process.

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Microsoft has issued an emergency update to patch a critical vulnerability that affects all supported versions of Internet Explorer. If you haven't already installed the fix, it's recommended that you do so ASAP as hackers are said to be actively...

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Answer:Microsoft rolls out emergency fix for critical flaw affecting all versions of Internet Explorer

Do NOT install the recommended updates. M$ has secretly hidden an nVIDIA driver there. None of the recommended updates' details say ANYTHING about any of them being a display driver or driver for that matter. After a restart, it even went as far as turning DSR on GLOBALLY (2.00x) and after trying to uninstall the driver and everything with it (physx, 3D etc) the end result was nothing named nVIDIA was in add/remove or Revo Uninstaller.

I did a Clean Custom Install (driver and PhysX only) of the same driver and the proper entries are installed and showing in add/remove.

I have not had a single graphics driver appear in Windows Update until today. Something really freaking fishy is going on. I am running Windows 8.1.
 

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For a week now I've tried to get rid of something infecting my computer but have had no luck.  This is the message box that pops up several times a day when I'm on the internet:
"Windows has discovered a critical problem and will close in one minute. Save your work."
I've run my AVG several times and found nothing. I also ran Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Then I went on line and ran a free scan with Kaspersky and there was no malware found there either.  Just several vulnerabilities..   
Can anyone give me some idea as to what is wrong here?  I'm not a computer genius so explain in simple steps. thanks so much.
Here is what Kaspersky found:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe AIR\Versions\1.0\Adobe AIR.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre1.6.0_18\bin\java.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\java.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\java.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTime\QuickTimePlayer.exe
C:\Windows\system32\java.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Adobe\Shockwave 11\SwInit.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Shockwave 10\SwInit.ex

Answer:Windows 7 Critical Problem found

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Approximately one month ago, my T430s (only about 1 1/2 years old) shut down randomly without any apparent signs of distress.  I looked online and found the 30 second or 1 minute power button trick, but nothing worked.  I noticed a slight burning smell immediately after it had happened, so I allowed a friend of mine (IT Specialist) take a look.  He took it apart, but could find nothing wrong.  He ran through various tests with the Bios, and the computer booted up like normal.  Fast forward three weeks.  The same thing happened while typing -- random turn-off, burning smell.  This time, however, the smell was much more potent.  I had realized that this happened when I plugged in my power cord, so I immediately unplugged and took it into Computer Systems Unlimited, which apparently services Lenovo computers and is recognized by Lenovo themselves.   What the servicer found was VERY disturbing.  He discovered that a metal mount underneath the mother board had come into contact with the mother board, and thus short circuiting my mother board (hence the random shut down).  Over time, the piece of black tape covering the mount had burned through and thus exposing the metal mount underneath, which burned my mother board (see pictures).    Ad hoc Solution: The servicer told me that he had tested all of the components surrounding the burn mark, and that everything worked fine.  After making sure t... Read more

Answer:*URGENT DESIGN FLAW* -- Burning Smell and Short Circuit on T430s

Had this machine been taken apart? Was the base replaced?  It is hard to measure, but it looks to me like there is at least 1mm of space between the metal and the component in the picture. 

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Hi,

I was googling for images of medical viruses when I may have picked up a computer one! A message box popped up with the following text:

"The page at http : // sky. antispyware. co. cc says:
Windows Security has found critical process activity on your system and will perform fast scan of system files"

Being an idiot I pushed OK and in no time at all at least five bogus bits of malware were diagnosed. I realised I'd been had and quit out before I bought their proffered antimalware solution, but I fear something has already made its way into my system. For one thing, System Restore has stopped working. Also, I now regularly receive the popup, with different http sites in the header section each time.

Googling the problem I learned it's connected to Avscanner.net . I ran Malwarebytes but found nothing. Ditto Spybot. Before I found your website I ran ComboFix (sorry!) but there has been no change. After I found you I tried to run GMER and DDS they both resulted in a BSOD with the title: "BAD-POOL-HEADER". I uninstalled Avira antivirus (it had previously found nothing on a full scan) in case it was conflicting with them, but still the BSOD. I finally got them to run in Safe Mode as Administrator.

So am I infected, or is this odd behaviour due to something else?

Thanks for your time. You volunteers are heroes!

Richard.

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DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Run by Administrator at 16:56:34.73 on Tue 05/04/2011
Internet Explo... Read more

Answer:Windows Security has found critical process activity

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Well, I don't consider it a MAJOR MAJOR earth-shattering bug as it's a specific one but, even so, it does exist on both the machines I currently have Windows 7 on. I'll say they're both running a certain version of Windows 7 x64 and leave it at that. Now, about that bug...

If you open an Admin Command Prompt, and issue the following command:

chkdsk <driveletter>: /r

it seems as if chkdsk just goes a bit bonkers in terms of memory usage but only on non-system drives - my system drive is C:, and the command works fine on it, but on non-system drives, internal, external, it doesn't matter, formatted with NTFS, it goes a bit insane. How insane? Well, here's what it looked like after just running the command for 30 seconds (then killing the process):

So, it's worth checking out if you happen to be running a certain version of Windows 7 x64, at least. I do believe the issue exists in both x86 and x64 versions, but I can't verify that as I only use x64 versions.

It doesn't affect the system drive, as noted, and it does not affect FAT/FAT32 drives either. But I tested it on my secondary partition as well as a 160GB NTFS-formatted external USB drive and it happens regardless, just not on the system partition C:. It occurs when chkdsk hits Stage 4 - that's when you'll really see the RAM usage skyrocket fast. If the process is allowed to continue, it will consume all the RAM you've got, and finally end with a BSOD ... Read more

Answer:Critical bug found in Windows 7's RTM build... details inside

Seems to do the same thing in the RC as well.
 

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I have only one problem with my laptop and that is at the start-up. I open up my laptop, and what I see is that there are several drivers that Windows is searching for, but cannot find.

So, as a pretty advanced user, I simply downloaded the required drivers and installed them.

But when I re-started my computer, the "Searching for Drivers" pop up came up again.

So, I took the software approach. I downloaded Driver Genius, and then Driver Robot to install drivers that are supposedly missing. They installed the drivers, but when I re-started the computer, the deplorable screen cam up again.

I realised then, that the drivers are actually installed, but Windows cannot seem to be able to find them at all....

Kindly help me with this, as there seems to be some serious driver problems.

Kind Regards,
RawVix
Newbie

UPDATE:

The Driver that the System cannot find is Intel 5 Series Chipset 3400 - SMBus SB30.

I hate tried re-installing the Chipset, but it does not install for some reason...

Any help?

Answer:Critical Drivers not found on Windows Start-up, but are really present

  
Quote: Originally Posted by RawVix


I have only one problem with my laptop and that is at the start-up. I open up my laptop, and what I see is that there are several drivers that Windows is searching for, but cannot find.

So, as a pretty advanced user, I simply downloaded the required drivers and installed them.

But when I re-started my computer, the "Searching for Drivers" pop up came up again.

So, I took the software approach. I downloaded Driver Genius, and then Driver Robot to install drivers that are supposedly missing. They installed the drivers, but when I re-started the computer, the deplorable screen cam up again.

I realised then, that the drivers are actually installed, but Windows cannot seem to be able to find them at all....

Kindly help me with this, as there seems to be some serious driver problems.

Kind Regards,
RawVix
Newbie

UPDATE:

The Driver that the System cannot find is Intel 5 Series Chipset 3400 - SMBus SB30.

I hate tried re-installing the Chipset, but it does not install for some reason...

Any help?


Hi RawVix, if there are no win 7 drivers available for the chipset try downloading the vista drivers and install them in compatibility mode Compatibility Mode

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This might be worth keeping an eye open
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7784908.stm
 

Answer:Serious security flaw found in IE

The same article has already been noted in another section: "Web & Email"

But thanks anyway.
 

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...Called XSS fragmentation, the vulnerability consists of multiple chunks, or fragments, of JavaScript malware that can slip by a filter or firewall because individually they don't constitute a security risk. But when they are combined after hitting the site, they can then be dangerous.XSS fragmentation is rare, but a potentially powerful vulnerability that could be used against community-based sites such as MySpace or Web-based mail systems...MySpace in particular is vulnerable because it takes user-supplied content and stores it without adequate filtering...darkreading.com

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Serious security flaw found in IE [bbc]

As many as 10,000 websites have been compromised since last week to take advantage of the security flaw, said antivirus software maker Trend Micro. Click to expand...

I don't want to go on a rant here but the IE team at Microsoft has caused so many problems for so many people, from users to web developers.

Anybody who is currently a user of IE really should take a look at alternate browsers (Firefox, Opera, Safari).
 

Answer:Serious security flaw found in IE

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Zero-Day Flaw Found in Web Encryption

Well this can't be good. According to the report, the flaw in the Transport Layer Security authentication process allows anyone to "hijack a legitimate user's browser session and successfully impersonate the user."

Security researchers Marsh Ray and Steve Dispensa unveiled the TLS (Transport Layer Security) flaw on Wednesday, following the disclosure of separate, but similar, security findings. TLS and its predecessor, SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), are typically used by online retailers and banks to provide security for web transactions.

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Hi,

I have been infected by this fake security application that says "Windows Security has found critical process activity on your system". In safe mode I have ran malware bytes, super anti spyware, created a hijack this log. I tightened up my zonealarm resetting it to default and searching programs that try to run as they popped up, mshta.exe was one of the programs.

I was about to post the results of the hijack this scan when i read a thread that said i needed to run two other applications. I did the first one which i will post but when i tried to run the second (http://www.gmer.net/) it ran for a while before shutting down my computer. I tried it again with the same result.

Here are the first two logs

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 6:57:58 PM, on 28/11/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Safe mode

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\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboTaskBarIcon.exe
E:\HiJackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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On Monday, I came home and husband had done a System RECOVERY - he got brave.
It has been doing Windows Update all week.
I began receiving a pop up intermediately that says:
 
Windows Security has found critical process activity on your system and then states it will scan with buttons to start the scan.
 
I could not X out so I immediately did Task Manager to stop the process every time it pops up. 
 
I ran Malware Bytes full scan a few minutes ago and it found no malware.
 
I am not sure if I am infected. 
 
Win7  64bit
Internet Explorer 9
Microsoft Security Essentials
 
Thank you.

Answer:I may be infected with Windows Security has found critical process activity

Please download TDSSKiller from here and save it to your DesktopDoubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parameters


Check Loaded Modules  and Detect TDLFS file system.  Do not check Verify file digital signatures (even though it is checked in the example)If you are asked to reboot because an "Extended Monitoring Driver is required" please click Reboot now


Click Start Scan and allow the scan process to run

If threats are detected select Skip for all of them unless I instruct you otherwiseClick Continue


Click Reboot computerPlease post the contents of  TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt found in your root directory (typically c:\)in your reply===================================================aswMBR--------------------Download aswMBR and save it to your desktop.
Please disable your real time protection of any Antivirus, Antispyware or Antimalware programs temporarily. They will interfere and may cause unexpected results.If you need help to disable your protection programs see here and here.Double click the aswMBR.exe file to run it. Please allow when you are asked to download AVAST antivirus engine defs.Wait until the AV update is done, then click on the Scan button to start. The program will launch a scan.

When done, you will see Scan finished successfully. Please click on Save log and save the file to your desktop.

Please post the contents of the log in your next reply.NOTE:  aswMBR will create M... Read more

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Help! I got the pop up today I didn't try to exit out of it. I just left the message on the screen I'm guessing because of that my internet is still working.Edit: Moved topic from Vista to the more appropriate forum. I also deleted the duplicate of this topic from the malware log forum since no logs are included. ~ Animal

Answer:windows antivirus 2012 has found critical process activity

Follow this manual: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-win-7-antispyware-2012

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Using Windows 7,

I had several "hijacks" to a site showing a warning "Windows Antivirus 2012 has found critical process activity on your PC". I managed to get off the site however I began looking through bleepingcomputer.COM. Then, suddenly could not connect to bleepingcomputer.COM and got the following message - "The device or resource (www.bleepingcomputer.com) is not set up to accept connections on port “The World Wide Web service (HTTP)”. This was the only site that I could not connect to - that I could determine.

That made me nervous. I scanned with Malwarebytes and got the following results:
Folders Detected: 1
C:\Users\DRP\AppData\Roaming\SystemProc (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Files Detected: 2
C:\Users\DRP\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Microsoft.exe (Trojan.Dialer.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Windows\Tasks\sqlservr.exe (Trojan.Dialer.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Everything operated after that - BUT - I still could not connect to Bleepingcomputer. I looked through recent programs added and noticed one that I did not recognize, which appeared around the time of my problems - so I removed it. Good news is that I can now connect to you guys - bad news is I did not take a picture of the program - I think it was called EDB something - bu... Read more

Answer:Windows Antivirus 2012 has found critical process activity on your PC

Hello,I will be helping you with your problemsSome points for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of us Please do NOT run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability. Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post. Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process. Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the top of your post, click on the Watch Topic Button, select Immediate Notification, and click on Proceed. This will send ... Read more

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Serious flaw found in three Symantec products
By Sam Varghese
March 16, 2004

Security vendor eEye has released basic details about a vulnerability in Symantec products that would permit the execution of a severe denial-of-service attack.

Another flaw discovered recently, in products sold by Internet Security Systems, could lead to the compromise of default installations of the affected software, eEye said.

The severity of both vulnerabilities has been rated high by eEye.

The company said the remotely-exploitable flaw in the Symantec products would let an anonymous attacker carry out the attack against systems running default installations of the affected software.

The products listed as affected were Norton Internet Security 2004, Norton Internet Security 2004 Professional and Norton Personal Firewall 2004.
Here
 

Answer:Serious flaw found in three Symantec products 3/16/04

Thats going to hurt the rep...
 

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Flaw found in Kaspersky antivirusBy Joris EversStaff Writer, CNET News.comPublished: October 3, 2005, 2:24 PM PDT A "critical" flaw in Kaspersky Lab's antivirus software could let an attacker commandeer systems that use the products... The problem lies in Kaspersky's antivirus library, security researcher Alex Wheeler wrote in an advisory...The vulnerability likely affects multiple Kaspersky products on various platforms because the library is used throughout the company's consumer and corporate software, he said...FrSirt describes the issue as "critical," its highest rating.beta.news.com

Answer:Flaw found in Kaspersky antivirus

update posted by apluswebmaster at SWI- http://www.techweb.com/article/printableAr..._section=700028October 04, 2005"...Kaspersky confirmed the vulnerability in an e-mail to TechWeb, it also said it had already stymied possible exploits by building and releasing a package of signatures that detect possible exploits. "This set of signatures was added to the anti-virus databases of Kaspersky Anti-Virus on September 29, significantly reducing the chances of successful use of the .cab vulnerability exploits," spokesman Alexey Zernov said in the e-mail. He also noted that Wheeler did not publish exploit code, a fact that would make it more difficult for attackers to leverage the vulnerabilities. Zernov also said that company developers were working on an emergency update that would include changes to the .cab scanning module. Kaspersky will release the fix Wednesday, Oct. 5..."Kaspersky Says It's Fixed AV Scanner Flaw

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FROM: http://www.usatoday.com/tech/products/2006-12-26-vista-flaw_x.htm?csp=27
NEW YORK — Windows Vista, the new computer operating system that Microsoft is touting as its most secure ever, contains a programming flaw that might let hackers gain full control of vulnerable computers.
Microsoft and independent security researchers, however, tried to play down the risk from the flaw, which was posted on a Russian site recently and is apparently the first affecting the new Vista system released to larger businesses in late November.

The software company said it was investigating the threat but found so far that a hacker must already have access to the vulnerable computer in order to execute an attack.

That could occur if someone is actually sitting in front of the PC or otherwise gets the computer's owner to install rogue software, said Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer for Finnish security research company F-Secure.

"The bottom line is you couldn't use a vulnerability like this to write a worm or hack a Vista system remotely," Hypponen said Tuesday. "It only has historical significance in that it's the first reported vulnerability that also affects Vista. It's a non-event in other ways."

Attackers with low-level access privileges on a vulnerable machine could theoretically use the flaw to bump up their status, ultimately gaining systemwide control, Hypponen said.

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Answer:First Security Flaw in Vista found

It was only a matter of time.
 

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Hi,

While using the computer I all of a sudden got the messages:
"Services and Controller App has stopped working". and "Windows has found a critical error and will restart in one minute".
Detailed box shows
APPCRASH
services.exe

After a restart, the computer does the same thing over and over again.

I managed to stop the problem by deactivating the wireless internet adapter via the radio switch.
Interestingly, whenever I make a connection to the internet (not when I activate the adapter), the error occurs again.

I?m currently scanning my computer in safe mode with avg, but I?n not confident this will help.

Does anyone know what this can be?

thanks

Answer:"Services and Controller App has stopped working" and "Windows has found a critical error an

Worth Reading, IMOLouis

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New Security Flaw Found In IE, Best Fire Up FireFox

Jan 03

If you?re using Internet Explorer to read this it might be an idea to shut it down now and open up trusty old FireFox instead. Microsoft has today issued an alert to notify users of a critical security flaw in IE.7.0 that could allow hackers to take control of your computer and steal passwords. The company is apparently preparing an emergency patch to fix it but in the meantime simply requests that users remain ?vigilant? against the threat.Microsoft advisors actually ask that you don?t switch because they are trying to get it resolved as soon as possible. Of course it couldn?t be seen to recommend else?s software, but this doesn?t show much consideration for people?s security concerns. Trend Micro security advisor Rick Ferguson is free from such restraint: ?In this case, hackers found the hole before Microsoft did, this is never a good thing. What we?ve seen from the exploit so far is it stealing game passwords, but it?s inevitable that it will be adapted by criminals; it?s just a question of modifying the payload the trojan installs. If users can find an alternative browser, then that?s good mitigation against the threat.? Alternative browsers FireFox, Opera, Chrome and Safari are not vulnerable to the flaw, so if you know what?s good for you best jump on one of these to be safe (most are better than IE anyway). - Paul Lester [BBC] security Internet Explorer Microsoft
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Answer:New Security Flaw Found In IE, Best Fire Up FireFox

Thanks Norm,

Have not had a security notification from M$ yet on any "out of band" hotfix yet - If I see one will post it here for information

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...in Internet Ex-PLODE-r
 
http://blog.chron.com/techblog/2014/04/first-security-flaw-microsoft-wont-fix-in-windows-xp-has-been-found/?cmpid=rrhoustontx

As Microsoft’s creaky and obsolete operating system neared the end of its support life, the company warned that security flaws found after the April 8 deadline would not be patched. Now, a vulnerability has been discovered in all versions of Internet Explorer – including those that work on WinXP.
 
Though there’s no fix at the moment for any version of Windows, there soon will be – except for XP.
 
The flaw affects IE 6 through 11. Versions 6-8 work on Windows XP, but like XP, those versions of Microsoft’s browser no longer get security updates. That means, if you are using IE on XP, you’re vulnerable, with no hope in sight.
 
The obvious workaround is, of course, to use a browser other than Internet Explorer. That’s fine for consumers, but too many businesses still use XP and browser-based apps designed specifically for IE. Those companies that have been slow to dump XP are particularly at risk.
 

Answer:First XP security flaw Microsoft won’t fix (for free) has been found...

Related topic: New hole in Internet Explorer already under attack to hijack PCs

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New Security Flaw Found In IE, Best Fire Up FireFox

Jan 03

If you?re using Internet Explorer to read this it might be an idea to shut it down now and open up trusty old FireFox instead. Microsoft has today issued an alert to notify users of a critical security flaw in IE.7.0 that could allow hackers to take control of your computer and steal passwords. The company is apparently preparing an emergency patch to fix it but in the meantime simply requests that users remain ?vigilant? against the threat.Microsoft advisors actually ask that you don?t switch because they are trying to get it resolved as soon as possible. Of course it couldn?t be seen to recommend else?s software, but this doesn?t show much consideration for people?s security concerns. Trend Micro security advisor Rick Ferguson is free from such restraint: ?In this case, hackers found the hole before Microsoft did, this is never a good thing. What we?ve seen from the exploit so far is it stealing game passwords, but it?s inevitable that it will be adapted by criminals; it?s just a question of modifying the payload the trojan installs. If users can find an alternative browser, then that?s good mitigation against the threat.? Alternative browsers FireFox, Opera, Chrome and Safari are not vulnerable to the flaw, so if you know what?s good for you best jump on one of these to be safe (most are better than IE anyway). - Paul Lester [BBC] security Internet Explorer Microsoft



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Answer:New Security Flaw Found In IE, Best Fire Up FireFox

I wonder how IE8 fits into this.

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Critical vulnerability in NetUSB driver exposes millions of routers to hacking | PCWorld

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By James Walker
5 Feb, 2016
"A major security flaw has been found in Avast's SecureZone browser, also known as Avastium, that allows an attacker to remotely read any file on the user's computer, over the Internet. Antivirus firm Avast quickly patched the embarrassing bug.

...

Avastium is based on Chromium, the open-source browser engine originally developed by Google for Chrome but now available for everyone. Avast modified a key security feature in Chromium, removing the protection it offers and exposing the user's filesystem to the Internet."
Major security flaw found in antivirus firm's 'secure' browser
 

Answer:Major security flaw found in Avast's Secure Browser

These "Secure browsers" Who can tell how much safer are them from other browsers outhere?, I think you should always use a browser because you know a bit about it and it works for you good and safe, not because it's named "any AV Secure Browser".
 

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my computer has a critical error and keeps restarting this morning it started by itself?.I have done a virus check (avg free) and have restored it a couple of times uninstalled some programs i can't think of anything else to do this is a log of the error below

Server=watson.microsoft.com
UI LCID=1033
Flags=123154
Brand=WINDOWS
TitleName=Microsoft Windows
DigPidRegPath=HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\DigitalProductId
RegSubPath=Microsoft\PCHealth\ErrorReporting\DW
ErrorText=A log of this error has been created.
HeaderText=The system has recovered from a serious error.
Stage2URL=
Stage2URL=/dw/bluetwo.asp?BCCode=7f&BCP1=00000000&BCP2=00000000& BCP3=00000000&BCP4=00000000&OSVer=5_1_2600&SP=1_0& Product=256_1
DataFiles=C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini100306-04.dmp|C:\DOCUME~1\manda\LOCALS~1\Temp\WERE.tmp.di r00\sysdata.xml
ErrorSubPath=blue
and every time it is different but always a WER something please can anyone help?

Answer:urgent critical error please help

At what point does this error occur.
ex: after POST... during profile load?

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by at 12:06:10 on 2012-05-22
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.24567.16759 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {9765EA51-0D3C-7DFB-6091-10E4E1F341F6}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {2C040BB5-2B06-7275-5A21-2B969A740B4B}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\AstSrv.exe
B:\tt\Guardian\GuardianCtrl.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
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Answer:Windows Antivirus 2012 has found critical process activity on your PC and will perform fast scan of system files!

Hello and Welcome to Bleeping Computer!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At t... Read more

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hello

i ran trojan remover on safe mode before i ran into this tech forum.

it found 2 malware infections. a trojan and a hacking system file.
they both were deleted by the trojan remover program. when i ran it again. nothing was found....but my main concern right now is that i was reading the log that i was given and it said something about some files being locked or in use. and im not sure if the computer is really finally out of harms way.

i do have a boot disc if i have to reformat. but i do run a store AND reformatting is such a huge hassle. i will do it if ihave to. but i would like to know if im still in harms way.

i ran the programs you guys asked and i will be attaching them here.
ALSO i will attach the trojan remover log..just so you see what im talking abt.


the computer started acting up, an the main that it was doing, was everytime i would turn the computer back on, the receipt printer was uninstalled. EVERYTIME.

thanks in advance.

Answer:possible hacking problem/malware found/trojan found....URGENT

Hello!

I am currently reviewing your logfiles and will assist you shortly with instructions. Please be patient.

Meanwhile: Please subscribe to this thread if you have not done already and please don't do any other scans on your own and don't install or remove software. Thank you!

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When I want to install an update from Windows Update, when I attempt to install a message appears: Unable to verify update.inf, please make sure cryptogarphic services is running!Which it is, so how can I install the update?What is wrong and how can I solve it?Thanks in advance.

Answer:Very Urgent help with Installing Critical Updates?

click hereThe link in the above thread posted yesterday by bvw in bristol lists many of the problems arising and possible solutions.Regards

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I installed a new hdd and have been back on line three days now, and I keep getting these annoying pop-up messages with the header "Messenger Service" with messages implying that I have an eminent problem and to go to their site for their services, Ex. "STOP! CRITICAL ERRORS DETECTED" and then their address www.win-fix.com. I have Zone Alarm and Shoot the messenger, but these keep on comming.

Is there any way to stop these, maybe block anything with the header Messenger Service?

My OS is w2k pro w/sp4, and I use Firefox for my browser.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Annoying "urgent" or "Critical" hype

Please click Here

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I've bought (acer Acpire E5 574g) a few days ago on amazon, when i got it and opended it everything looked great.... the second day, nvidia expierence asked for an update, i updated the driver, after that windows started to crash when it boots and loads nvidia icon in tray... i did the basic thing which is to uninstall nvidia and install latest version from nvidia site and here is my main problem: I AM UNABLE TO INSTALL ANY NVIDIA DRIVER BECAUSE I GET THIS MESSAGE: "The graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware" Here is what I have done but in vain: 1. Downloaded & installed Nvidia latest driver from their website it didn't work...2. Downloaded & installed Nvidia previous verions from their website it didn't work...3. Downloaded & installed Nvidia drivier for my lap top from acer support for drivers and it didn't work...4. Tried latest nvidia driver with 32bit and it didn't work...5. Tried latest nvidia driver for windows 8.1 and it didn't work...6. Made windows reset twice and here i can see nvidia installed in control panel but it doesn't show in device manager...7. Tried manually adding the "hardware ID" into the "nvami.inf" in installation directory, here it identified my hardware but it couldn't finish installation... | Then tried installing while disabling driver signature, and it also failed to install... :/8. I updated the bios to the latest version (1.14) and it didn't help... I spent the last 2 da... Read more

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I've bought (acer Acpire E5 574g) a few days ago on amazon, when i got it and opended it everything looked great.... the second day, nvidia expierence asked for an update, i updated the driver, after that windows started to crash when it boots and loads nvidia icon in tray... i did the basic thing which is to uninstall nvidia and install latest version from nvidia site and here is my main problem: I AM UNABLE TO INSTALL ANY NVIDIA DRIVER BECAUSE I GET THIS MESSAGE: "The graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware" Here is what I have done but in vain: 1. Downloaded & installed Nvidia latest driver from their website it didn't work...2. Downloaded & installed Nvidia previous verions from their website it didn't work...3. Downloaded & installed Nvidia drivier for my lap top from acer support for drivers and it didn't work...4. Tried latest nvidia driver with 32bit and it didn't work...5. Tried latest nvidia driver for windows 8.1 and it didn't work...6. Made windows reset twice and here i can see nvidia installed in control panel but it doesn't show in device manager...7. Tried manually adding the "hardware ID" into the "nvami.inf" in installation directory, here it identified my hardware but it couldn't finish installation... | Then tried installing while disabling driver signature, and it also failed to install... :/8. I updated the bios to the latest version (1.14) and it didn't help... I spent the last 2 da... Read more

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I've bought (acer Acpire E5 574g) a few days ago on amazon, when i got it and opended it everything looked great.... the second day, nvidia expierence asked for an update, i updated the driver, after that windows started to crash when it boots and loads nvidia icon in tray... i did the basic thing which is to uninstall nvidia and install latest version from nvidia site and here is my main problem: I AM UNABLE TO INSTALL ANY NVIDIA DRIVER BECAUSE I GET THIS MESSAGE: "The graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware" Here is what I have done but in vain: 1. Downloaded & installed Nvidia latest driver from their website it didn't work...2. Downloaded & installed Nvidia previous verions from their website it didn't work...3. Downloaded & installed Nvidia drivier for my lap top from acer support for drivers and it didn't work...4. Tried latest nvidia driver with 32bit and it didn't work...5. Tried latest nvidia driver for windows 8.1 and it didn't work...6. Made windows reset twice and here i can see nvidia installed in control panel but it doesn't show in device manager...7. Tried manually adding the "hardware ID" into the "nvami.inf" in installation directory, here it identified my hardware but it couldn't finish installation... | Then tried installing while disabling driver signature, and it also failed to install... :/8. I updated the bios to the latest version (1.14) and it didn't help... I spent the last 2 da... Read more

Answer:E5 574G Nvidia critical issue!! Need urgent help p...

Are you wanting to know how to restore your PC to factory condition and just start over? I would probably backup my important personal files and start over because it's sounds like you've got a major cluster...... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuljT0a8F7I

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Hi, I'm in urgent need of resolving this problem because I need to start working on my edits this week for school.

My computer is running on windows 10 and it just blue screened on me with the stop code reading "CRITICAL SERVICE FAILED" I can't seem to resolve this issue. I tried making a bootable drive but I can't get into the bios. The computer will not boot into windows at all. It tries to initiate auto repair but nothing happens. Refreshing/resetting is not working at all, I click it and it loads and says it failed. I need to fix this without deleting all of my files. I can get away with losing programs as I can redowbload them but I have critical files for school. I tried the command prompt method of going into
cd %windir%\system32\config and renaming system to system.001 but when I get to renaming software to software.001 it says " this process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process".

I don't know what else to do because nothing seems to be working, please help. This is urgent
 

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Evening all,
 
I have a client that has somehow been infected with a botnet and it has completely blocked up their exchange (2003). It is currently sat with 10000 queues, they are now on pretty much every blacklist and we cannot get them removed until we fix this spam issue. The company only trades via email so it is very important I get this fixed ASAP but I'm at the end of my tether and need some assistance. Here's what I have done so far.
Scanned all client machines and shut them off to elimate any of them having the bot. Results were clear and the queue continues to grow while there are no machies turned on
Ran a scan using their antivirus (Vipre business) updated to latest version - no results found
Installed and scanned RUBotted - no results found
Installed and scanned using Spybot S&D - no results found
Installed and scanned using Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool - no results found
Installed and scanned using Malware Bytes - no results found
Ran DDS - Incompatible with Server 2003
Hijack This log:
 
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
Scan saved at 21:40:20, on 28/07/2014
Platform: Windows 2003 SP2 (WinNT 5.02.3790)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
 
 
Boot mode: Normal
 
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
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Answer:Urgent & Business Critical - Server 2003 infected with undetectable botnet

Nevermind folks - it turned out to be from something spoofing a company address. Thousands of spam emails were sent out from a spoof address and they all bounced back to an address that didn't exist on our servers, our Exchange server then sent an NDR out again to those addresses and we were stuck in a loop. All sorted now though.

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I believe everyone here knows those things that pop up or display a fake window in your internet browser saying there are critical errors and your computer needs to be scanned. I know never to click them and to get out ASAP, but they are very very annoying. I use Firefox with WOT and when I'm on google images and I click a picture at least once or twice a day one of those will pop up. WOT has the green circle on the image, but it redirects to one of those fake sites. One of the weirdest things, is on all these sites if you type in the URL of the site, nothing happens. Am I the only one that finds so many of these sites?

Answer:So and So has found a critical error

I'm guessing a popup blocker addon might do it, or adblocker. I've come across the fake windows XP explorer window once or twice, once on an iPod, so it was areas giveaway but never that frequently :/

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Mozilla has identified 10 high-priority bugs in Firefox 3.0 RC1, three of which are called ?critical.? They will make a ?go/no go? decision next week on whether to release to beta or issue Release Candidate 2 and in the meantime, testing has begun on these bugs.

The bug list includes three marked "critical" on Bugzilla, Mozilla's bug-tracking database and management system. Eight of the bugs affect Firefox on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, while two afflict only Linux.

[H]ard|OCP - www.hardocp.com

Answer:Critical Bugs Found In Firefox 3.0 RC1

Yep, I saw this earlier today. I'm glad they are being upfront about it. Hopefully they will go with an RC2... I would rather wait an extra couple of weeks and them be sure that they are fixed.

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from http://news.zdnet.co.uk/internet/0,3...9163026,00.htm

"The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error within the handling of 'Away' messages and can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow by supplying an overly long 'Away' message (about 1,024 bytes). A malicious Web site can exploit this via the 'aim:' URI handler by passing an overly long argument to the 'goaway?message' parameter," reported Secunia. Secunia described the vulnerability as "highly critical".

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May 9, 2005 10:56AM

"The Mozilla Foundation partially patched this issue on the server side by adding random letters and numbers to the install function, which will prevent this exploit from working," said FrSIRT, which posted the alert on Saturday.

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A French security testing company has found two holes in the latest version of Firefox that it rates as "critical."
The vulnerabilities could allow hackers to implant code in a Web page that would create a batch/exe file with a malicious payload such as a Trojan or key-logger on the PC of anyone viewing the site, warned testers at the French Security Incident Response Team (FrSIRT).

"The Mozilla Foundation partially patched this issue on the server side by adding random letters and numbers to the install function, which will prevent this exploit from working," said FrSIRT, which posted the alert on Saturday.

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Answer:Two New Critical Flaws Found in Firefox

so if you have no sites on your trusted list are you safe?

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I just got a new computer with windows XP and it has more programs than I will ever use or know what they are. LOL Anyway, I ran Spybot and it came up with WILDTANGENT as a critical with multiple hits. I have no idea what this is but when I look under
add/remove programs it is listed as an installed program (wildtangent web driver). Can you tell me what this program is used for and if it is a bad thing or is Spybot being fussy?
Thanks tlh99
 

Answer:Spybot found critical hits

Look at this.
http://www.winpatrol.com/db/plus/wildtangent.html?wildtangent&1
 

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Critical Vulnerability Found in Ask.com Toolbar

According to security advisories, a vulnerability in Ask.com's toolbar for Internet Explorer could allow an attacker to take control of a user?s PC.

The problem concerns a buffer overflow flaw in the toolbar and involves an ActiveX control, according to an advisory posted by security vendor Secunia APS, which rated the problem as "highly critical," its second most severe rating. It affects version 4.0.2 of the toolbar and possibly others.

Answer:Critical Vulnerability Found in Ask.com Toolbar

Allways Seemed abit Fishy i Never Do have Toolbars..

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My computer at home is having a big problem. All exe files are unable to be run at all. I can't put this in HJT log as even though I've transferred HJT from this computer (my laptop) to my problematic computer because of this.

It started when I was trying to update, replace and optimize numerous programs. I removed a lot of them which includes Real Media, Quicktime, Diet MP3, Microsoft Office, Winzip, WinRAR, Virtual CD v5 and installed some programs such as Switch, Windows Live Messenger. THEN, I go to Set Program Access and Defaults, un-tick enable access to: Internet Explorer, Outlook Express and Windows Messenger. As soon as I pressed OK, I noticed My Computer and My Network Place are renamed as Folder, most files have icon when Windows can't identify their file extensions, when I wanted to change back the Set Program Access and Defaults through Control Panel, Add Remove Programs, I found out that everything inside Control Panel and all other programs can't be run. The response given by Windows is Windows can't find rundll32.exe.

I tried to run Windows in Safe Mode but the same problem remains. So I'm quite clueless on what can be done now... The good thing is that I can still go to C: and still find all my documents intact and so I can transfer all my files away. But I'm wondering whether it's still possible for my computer to be restored to the way it was... Thx for reading and for any replies...

Answer:Critical XP Problem: rundll32.exe isn't found

Do you have your windows xp disk and your motherboard disk?
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-10149_10...sageID=1312306
You might try the system file checker

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A security researcher has uncovered four bugs in web browsers. Two of the vulnerabilities affect Mozilla's open-source Firefox browser, and two flaws have been found in IE (Internet Explorer)...http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/index.cfm?newsid=9615

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The solution is as obvious as daylight, but here's what happens (at least for me on Windows Vista Business SP1): I was going to log onto my laptop this morning before I went to class, but I didn't. I did, however, type my password in its entirety. The computer was sitting at the logon screen because it had been restarted to install updates. I closed the lid, took the machine with me to class and opened it again. My password was still there, so anyone who had physical possession of the machine could have logged in without knowing my password had they pressed [ENTER].

Obviously, you shouldn't type your password and then not logon, but in the even that you do you could compromise your machine's security. I will bet money this screws over some stupid person either in corporate or government and results in a data breach.

EDIT: It has been pointed out at another forum that the computer should clear the password out; we're talking a five minute journey from dorm to class in which when placed in Sleep mode, the password did NOT clear. If this is the case, is there perhaps some Policy setting that would control how fast the password that you typed would blank out?
 

Answer:Interesting Security "Flaw" I Found...

meh, if they had physical posession of your laptop and your drive isnt encrypted they can change the password by editing the hard drive anyway.
 

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Ok, after running AdAware, the scanning process goes as normal until it finds a single critical object, at which it instantly restarts my computer. When I reload AdAware and scan again, the same (I presume) critical object is found, and again, the compute restarts.

Any ideas on what may be causing this?

Answer:AdAware restarting as soon as critical object is found?

You may want to try reinstalling adaware. Also try running spybot to see if it will find the same object. The link is in my signature.

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When trying to play games that came installed on the computer, when I launch a card game it says Critical error graphichs device not found.
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.40GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1014 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM), 5 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 35134 MB, Free - 3442 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Computer Corp., 0N6381, , ..CN481114B607KQ.
Antivirus: None

this happens when I try to play the games on my computer
 

Answer:Critical Error Graphics Device not found-Vista

Update the Graphics driver with the intel one.

Which I don't think Intel has driver support for Windows Vista for your Graphics chipset any more
I looked for it at intel.com. The games might require DirectX 9.0c, version 10 or higher which your Graphics card or chipset might not support. I believe your graphic chipset only supports DirectX 7.1 which is obsolete.
 

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Hi,
 
I am unable to access the internet on my PC. I can connect to my home broadband but when I try to surf the internet on IE or Firefox web browsers they both show a blank page and become unresponsive. I cannot update my Norton 360 AV as it keeps encountering an error.
 
SuperAntispyware scan results found 3 critical threats: -
Trojan.Agent.Gen
Backddor.bot[ZBot
Malware.Trace
 
Tracking objects: -
Adaware.tracking cookie
 
Do you think I should uninstall Norton 360 and install another AV software in the meantime?
 
I would appreciate it if you could advise me on how to get rid of these viruses and spyware.
 
Please find the DDS.txt Log below, Thanks:-
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702  BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_23
Run by Gman at 22:51:57 on 2014-10-01
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition  5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1791.1222 [GMT 1:00]
.
AV: Norton 360 *Enabled/Outdated* {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}
FW: Norton 360 *Enabled*
.
============== Running Processes ================
.
C:\Program Files\HitmanPro\hmpsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\acs.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 4.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Progr... Read more

Answer:SuperAntispyware scan results found 3 critical threats

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First of all, this problem is Vista related however VistaForums is being spam bombed by generic drugs and my posting is now way down on the list so I'm going to post it here too.

Trying to solve friends problem using TeamViewer as they are 1000 miles away.

He gets this message "Critical Error - No suitable graphics devices found" on some of the games in Vista. I'm talking about Solitaire and Mahjong. Inkball works.

Happened only recently so I suspected the Windows Updates of the past week and uninstalled them. No change.

I've uninstalled the graphics driver and had Windows download and reinstall it. Same thing. I've tried downloading the latest drivers from Nvidia but that fails on attempt(see http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/802...llerfailed.jpg).

Only seen couple references to the problem on the interweb. Some have solved it using System Restore but that is out as each one i try I get a "system restore did not complete successfully" , "transcient error" , 0x800423f3.

Someone suggested to remove and reinstall .NET 1.1 that is a no go.

Malwarebytes, Superantispyare and MSE all come up good.

Thoughts from the roundtable?

Answer:Critical error - No suitable graphics devices found

I have no great knowledge on this subject but I did find this from Microsoft that might help.

Backup Error&#58; 0x800423F3 - Microsoft Community

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Humph, not having a good day what with one thing and another...

I changed my graphics card today, from Nvidia to ATI Radeon HD5450. Nothing special I know, just a budget card. I don't need anything posh on this computer.
The reason I changed was to see if it would solve the BSOD's I have been getting for some time - it didn't, but that is another topic.
I checked the new card could play such games as Settlers, and that seemed fine, no problems doing anything I normally do, until I got to playing music (to soothe my troubled brow). While music is playing I like to play Freecell or Mahjong, but now, when I click on games to get one of these to display, I get 'Critical Error' No suitable graphics driver found'. Any idea what that is about please?

Answer:Critical Error - No suitable graphics driver found.

ah, updated to a later driver - sorted. ( why didn't I think of that sooner? Tut. Someone said ( somewhere) it was to do with Aero....

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Lenovo is warning users to uninstall its Accelerator support application after it was revealed to have what it says are serious interception vulnerabilities.
The company is one of five vendors caught pre-installing dangerously-vulnerable OEM software.
Duo Security researcher Mikhail Davidov reported the holes that would allow eavesdropping attackers to tap into Accelerator's unencrypted update channels to compromise users.
"A vulnerability was identified in the Lenovo Accelerator Application software which could lead to exploitation by an attacker with man-in-the-middle capabilities," Lenovo says.
"The vulnerability resides within the update mechanism where a Lenovo server is queried to identify if application updates are available.
"Lenovo recommends customers uninstall Lenovo Accelerator Application."
 

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I was using the computer when all of a sudden it shut down. When I turn it back it on, it automatically tries to do a Startup Repair. After several minutes, I get the message: "Startup Repair cannot this repair this computer automatically." When I click on "View problem details," everything looks fine except for "Root cause found: Boot critical file D:\CI.dll is corrupt." This happens every time I try to retart the computer. I've tried System Restore and System Image Recovery to no avail.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Answer:Computer won't restart: "Root cause found: Boot critical file D:\CI.dl

1. Insert the Windows installation DVD into the DVD-ROM; Click Exit if the auto-menu pops up.
2. Open an elevated command prompt. To do this, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
3. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
sfc /scannow

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This problem just started up recently, but some of my devices that use my connection require a certain default gateway. Like the one listed, but recently, I haven't been seeing it anymore. I remember having it before, as I checked it to verify it was working right. That was only a few weeks ago. Now my default gateway is my ip address. I have no idea why this is, or how I can fix it. And because of it, some of my devices outside my computer can't connect to my connection, or if they do it conflicts with it and disconnects my internet. I really need some help, so far nobody's been able to help me and I'm getting pretty desperate. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

Answer:192.168.2.1 can't be found? Urgent Help Needed!

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Hi,

I am unable to access the internet on my PC. I can connect to my home broadband but when I try to surf the internet on IE or Firefox web browsers they both show a blank page and become unresponsive. I cannot update my Norton 360 AV as it keeps encountering an error.

SuperAntispyware scan results found 3 critical threats: -
Trojan.Agent.Gen
Backddor.bot[ZBot]
Malware.Trace

Tracking objects: -
Adaware.tracking cookie

I would appreciate it if you could advise me on how to get rid of these viruses and spyware and any issues on the registry of this PC.

Please can you let me know if you need more information from this PC or what steps you need me to do?

Thanks,
Kevin
 

Answer:Unable to access the internet and SuperAntispyware scan results found 3 critical threats

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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