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Old 09-09-2009, 05:08 PM   #41
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super anti spyware is very good also removed antivirus 2009 and personal antivirus
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Old 05-04-2010, 10:41 AM   #42
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Hey, just wanted to Thank dipps, and everyone, for all these valuable links, and information. I really appreciate it ! steve

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Old 05-11-2010, 11:10 AM   #43
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Of course. I get a redirect bug on my machine and try and try to remove it. Then I finally give up and reformat and rebuild. Now my machine is as clean as a whistle. However now I find this thread and realize I probably didn't have to do what I did. Oh well at least she is as fast and clean as she can be.
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:13 AM   #44
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reformatting and "rebuilding" is the best path to go anyway, especially if it's been 2 years since done last.
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:52 PM   #45
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TheRepairMan, great stuff. I recently rec'd an e-mail congratulating me for subscribing to blah, blah, blah... they had links to view the program and a link for unsubscribing... you see where this is going... Loaded the Advanced Security Tool 2010 malware... MF rendered my PC useless... utilized your site and wallah - no more virus... THX

Oh, one thing - I couldn't run rkill to stop the linkages that rendered my PC useless in Normal boot up mode - I had to boot up in safe w/networking mode to enable running the scan/removal tool... Then once cleaned, I logged on in normal boot up mode and ran a restore point to earlier to hopefully ensure any remnant is gone...
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:44 AM   #46
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I got hit, hard. My laptop started throwing strange spooler errors, I started getting browser hijacks. I didn;t think it was that big of deal, I've dealt with virius problems before. I started getting worried when I opened AVG and it was spoofing Security center to show it was running, but no active compnents were installed.

No malware or antiviral programs would even run, and I couldn't install new ones. In safe mode they would run, but find nothing. Re-naming their .exe's would get them running, still no finds. Using system restore (which it had hidden, and I had to use the "Run" command to find) did nothing. I sleuthed around and found Combofix, which cleaned up enough for me to get Microsoft security essentials installed. Running that after about 15 other antiviral programs found a virus, and deleted it.

I'm still quarantining the machine, and think it might be time to do a dump and fresh install to win7. I hate new os's.

I'm also looking for a good password app, hopefully one that I can use on my touch and a pc, maybe web based? I used firefox to store my passwords, and although my master is complex, and I think I caught it quickly, this virus scared me. It has been over a year since I got anything even minor. I'm a pretty savvy surfer, and still don't know exactly what got me.

I'm about to go the full sanboxy route and minimal installs on my surfing laptop.
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:03 AM   #47
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MSE is the shit.

After such a nasty encounter you really gotta nuke and pave.

LastPass is this shit for passwords. All data is encrypted locally, and then
synced to the cloud automatically. The iPhone/Ipod app is $1 per month. Well worth it.
I use the iphone app frequently.

Cross browser support too.

BTW - The firefox password thingy is not very secure. I would never use it. Lots of
info on the web about how to hack the main password.
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:11 AM   #48
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:22 AM   #49
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MSE is the shit.

After such a nasty encounter you really gotta nuke and pave.

LastPass is this shit for passwords. All data is encrypted locally, and then
synced to the cloud automatically. The iPhone/Ipod app is $1 per month. Well worth it.
I use the iphone app frequently.

Cross browser support too.

BTW - The firefox password thingy is not very secure. I would never use it. Lots of
info on the web about how to hack the main password.
$1 per month, what am I, Rockefeller? I can't afford that!

Yeah, the FF password was used more for convenience for forums and whatnot, not anything really critical.

Linux? I tried to put Ubuntu on this laptop when I got it (needing repair). There was a thread on here about it. Huge pain in my ass with drivers and what not. Not interested in wearing that big of a propeller on my hat.

Off to find the best deal, and which version of 7 I need before the nuke from orbit.
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:46 AM   #50
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The $1 per month thing is only if you want the iphone app. The basic version is free.
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:52 AM   #51
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The $1 per month thing is only if you want the iphone app. The basic version is free.
Free I can afford. Barely. Looks like the base version of Win7 is all I need, too. I'll still have another system running XP if I need that platform, and that seems to be the only difference between the lowest two.
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Old 10-09-2010, 10:06 AM   #52
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Old 10-09-2010, 10:14 AM   #53
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You want Home Premium.
Yup, that's the base one, from what I'm finding.
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Old 10-09-2010, 10:31 AM   #54
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Righto.

It's more simplified now. There's no more "Basic" and the Starter version is not available as a retail product.
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Old 10-09-2010, 10:33 AM   #55
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Wow, looking at those prices now. Ugh. Too bad you weren't up to speed last year when you could get W7 HP for $30.

There's a 3 pack for $150. Do you need 3?

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13845_3-20018693-58.html
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Old 10-09-2010, 11:33 AM   #56
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Wow, looking at those prices now. Ugh. Too bad you weren't up to speed last year when you could get W7 HP for $30.

There's a 3 pack for $150. Do you need 3?

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13845_3-20018693-58.html
I saw that. Not really, I could continue to run XP pro on my other laptop, and have a platform for stuff that win7 home doesn't support. Considering how long it takes me to switch OS's, I'd probably be ready to switch to Win23 by then.

Hell, I've got a desktop running win2k.
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Old 10-09-2010, 12:07 PM   #57
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lastpass is nice, as is keepass.

MSE is good too, but i still like my avast, and the latest version is really nice. at home, i use avast on my xps system, MSE on my kid's computer. i usually put MSE on friends computer due to it's ease of use.
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lastpass is nice, as is keepass.

MSE is good too, but i still like my avast, and the latest version is really nice. at home, i use avast on my xps system, MSE on my kid's computer. i usually put MSE on friends computer due to it's ease of use.
I put avast5 on, and had to download their special removal tool to uninstall it.

I used it for awhile before with no problems, then switched to AVG for a reason I've forgotten. Neither could find the virus I had, Alureon.h, and MSE did.
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Old 10-09-2010, 01:31 PM   #59
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Someone I know thinks he may have had his PC compromised intentionally. My gut feel is that any deliberately-placed tool will be able to clean itself and all traces of it's presence from the file system, but he is wanting to know what options he has. I suggested he start with these spyware tools in the OP, but any other thoughts or suggestions?

I work in the security business, but on the enterprise product side - not forensics - and don't really have a clue where to begin..
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That seems beyond my scope, for sure, but a program like Hijackfree can be useful to show exactly what is running while your computer is.
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