Fast Browser Search - My Web Tattoo

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by Flyin Eye, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. Flyin Eye

    Flyin Eye Guest

    I got something called fast browser search that took over my browser. It
    drove me crazy until I found a blog that told how to remove it. I must have
    got it from installing My Web Tattoo on facebook. So don't install this, but
    if you have check out
    http://www.pccybertek.com/2009/05/remove-fast-browser-search/ to remove it.



    __________ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus signature database 4278 (20090725) __________

    The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus.

    http://www.eset.com
     
    Flyin Eye, Jul 26, 2009
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  2. Flyin Eye

    DerekG Guest

    I had the same problem on my computer. I did a lot of research and
    finally found the company's phone number. I spoke to a customer service
    rep and they were actually very helpful. They helped me get the program
    off of my computer very easily. Their number is 1-800-831-8940 I hope
    this helps.
     
    DerekG, Dec 8, 2009
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  3. From: "DerekG" <>

    | I had the same problem on my computer. I did a lot of research and finally found the
    | company's phone number. I spoke to a customer service rep and they were actually very
    | helpful. They helped me get the program off of my computer very easily. Their number
    | is 1-800-831-8940 I hope this helps. -- DerekG
    | ------------------------------------------------------------------------ DerekG's

    Anoth friggen techarena.in idiot.

    "I had the same problem on my computer"
    What "same problem" ? The original post wasn't even quoted!

    Access to Usenet news groups is *best* performed using a NNTP (News) client and not the
    techarena.in crap.

    This news group can be accessed directly by the following News URL;
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.security.virus
     
    David H. Lipman, Dec 8, 2009
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  4. Flyin Eye

    MEB Guest

    Though I also recommend the direct route, we have to remember that
    those forums do provide a service, and DO provide long term archival
    services to these Microsoft groups. Many of these secondary external
    forum users are now used to posting under blogs, in private forums, and
    stuff; and have no idea they are SUPPOSED to quote in the newsgroups so
    others know what the heck is going on, particularly when addressing old
    material.
    If we constantly call them names or question their activities, they
    will likely stop participating altogether.

    HOWEVER, I'm not sure this wasn't just a advertisement, or worse, some
    malicious activity to obtain personal contact. You find the mention of
    this number in numerous forums and the like related to Facebook and
    elsewhere after installing My Web Tattoo, such as:

    http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forums/index.cfm?action=showthread&threadid=354690&forumid=1

    http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Web+Search/thread?tid=060912bb33995048&hl=en

    Depending upon WHAT browser and version, it can be cleared either by
    above recommendations or:

    http://www.pccybertek.com/2009/05/remove-fast-browser-search

    It would have been nice to see what had been recommended previously in
    this group.

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    MEB
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    MEB, Dec 9, 2009
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  5. From: "MEB" <>


    | Though I also recommend the direct route, we have to remember that
    | those forums do provide a service, and DO provide long term archival
    | services to these Microsoft groups. Many of these secondary external
    | forum users are now used to posting under blogs, in private forums, and
    | stuff; and have no idea they are SUPPOSED to quote in the newsgroups so
    | others know what the heck is going on, particularly when addressing old
    | material.
    | If we constantly call them names or question their activities, they
    | will likely stop participating altogether.

    | HOWEVER, I'm not sure this wasn't just a advertisement, or worse, some
    | malicious activity to obtain personal contact. You find the mention of
    | this number in numerous forums and the like related to Facebook and
    | elsewhere after installing My Web Tattoo, such as:

    | http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forums/index.cfm?action=showthread&threadid=354690&forumid=1

    | http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Web+Search/thread?tid=060912bb33995048&hl=en

    | Depending upon WHAT browser and version, it can be cleared either by
    | above recommendations or:

    | http://www.pccybertek.com/2009/05/remove-fast-browser-search

    | It would have been nice to see what had been recommended previously in
    | this group.

    I'm sorry, I find techarena.in and other web front-ends to Usenet are more of a
    DISSERVICE than a service.

    Just a few days ago a reply from techarena.in was made to a 2 year old thread. As
    always, when a subject is replied to the subject matter being replied to is NEVER quoted
    leaving Usenet in the dark.

    Let those who use web front-ends to Usenet not participate. That will be a "good
    thing".

    I was never thrilled about the Microsoft CDO web-front end but, it is 10 times better than
    techarena.in !
     
    David H. Lipman, Dec 9, 2009
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  6. Flyin Eye

    MEB Guest

    I certainly understand {I hate what Usenet and these MS forums turned
    into}... but these newsgroups are mostly [comparatively to what they
    once were] dead now, and in part due to the general response found by
    these parties when they post... should the same be applied to those
    using Google Groups be applied? It has and is a deterrent to those users
    to post in these groups.

    Yet what do we now also find suggested... to post in Microsoft's
    private forums and communities... and direction to other private forums
    for other security/malware issues.

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    MEB
    http://peoplescounsel.org/ref/windows-main.htm
    Windows Info, Diagnostics, Security, Networking
    http://peoplescounsel.org
    The "real world" of Law, Justice, and Government
    ___---
     
    MEB, Dec 9, 2009
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  7. From: "MEB" <>



    | I certainly understand {I hate what Usenet and these MS forums turned
    | into}... but these newsgroups are mostly [comparatively to what they
    | once were] dead now, and in part due to the general response found by
    | these parties when they post... should the same be applied to those
    | using Google Groups be applied? It has and is a deterrent to those users
    | to post in these groups.

    | Yet what do we now also find suggested... to post in Microsoft's
    | private forums and communities... and direction to other private forums
    | for other security/malware issues.

    Actually you will find many knowledgable and experienced Usenet users completely
    BLOCK/FILTER Google Groupers posts from being viewed.

    Google is the #1 source of spam now on Usenet !
    User get a FREE Gmail account then creates a FREE Blogger account the creates a FREE
    Google Groups account the spams said blog Spot to Usenet.

    I guess you already know why there is NO Win7 Microsoft.* news group. :-(
     
    David H. Lipman, Dec 9, 2009
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  8. Flyin Eye

    Virus Guy Guest

    The path statement in the header of that "techarena.in" post indicates
    that it was injected into usenet directly by a microsoft server.

    It remains un-explained why Microsoft has this arrangement with
    techarena.in and the various banter.com hierarchy of domains whereby
    they are allowed to use microsoft's servers (MSFTNGP01.phx.gbl,
    TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl, etc) to directly inject these completely useless
    posts into usenet.
     
    Virus Guy, Dec 9, 2009
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  9. Flyin Eye

    MEB Guest

    Well, I still have very few filters running, then again I no longer
    monitor all the groups I once did. Moreover, Usenet itself certainly
    has/had its own abusers, most of which moved over to the new social
    networks for their brand of fun.
    Yeah, in part due to Usenet abusers, and in part to control potential
    content to valid users. Similar to the original semi-private MS forums,
    and those completely private that still exist. Its a shame we've come
    full circle, back to control and moderation, but I can see where and why
    the Usenet experiment became a failure in many corporation's eyes.

    --
    MEB
    http://peoplescounsel.org/ref/windows-main.htm
    Windows Info, Diagnostics, Security, Networking
    http://peoplescounsel.org
    The "real world" of Law, Justice, and Government
    ___---
     
    MEB, Dec 9, 2009
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  10. From: "Virus Guy" <>


    | The path statement in the header of that "techarena.in" post indicates
    | that it was injected into usenet directly by a microsoft server.

    | It remains un-explained why Microsoft has this arrangement with
    | techarena.in and the various banter.com hierarchy of domains whereby
    | they are allowed to use microsoft's servers (MSFTNGP01.phx.gbl,
    | TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl, etc) to directly inject these completely useless
    | posts into usenet.

    There is a feed to Usenet but I don't think there is any "arrangement" with Microsoft as I
    have also see techarena.in posts in the Alt.* hierarchy.
     
    David H. Lipman, Dec 9, 2009
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  11. From: "MEB" <>

    < snip >

    | Yeah, in part due to Usenet abusers, and in part to control potential
    | content to valid users. Similar to the original semi-private MS forums,
    | and those completely private that still exist. Its a shame we've come
    | full circle, back to control and moderation, but I can see where and why
    | the Usenet experiment became a failure in many corporation's eyes.

    Usenet wasn't/Isn't and experiment. It is one of the oldest facets of the Internet. NNTP
    was never really updated to new standards and thus fell off to the wayside and Google
    Groups is is major killer of what Google Groups connects to.
     
    David H. Lipman, Dec 9, 2009
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  12. Well, it's worth a try. I'm in!

    :eek:D
     
    FromTheRafters, Dec 9, 2009
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  13. Flyin Eye

    MEB Guest

    I have to laugh at that, the whole Internet experience/aspect is a
    massive experiment. One needs merely look at the projected aspects to be
    placed, such as cloud... once expected to be FOR the users, now just an
    extension of advertising and designed usage. What a wonderful propaganda
    and sales machine it turned out to be.

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    MEB
    http://peoplescounsel.org/ref/windows-main.htm
    Windows Info, Diagnostics, Security, Networking
    http://peoplescounsel.org
    The "real world" of Law, Justice, and Government
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    MEB, Dec 9, 2009
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  14. Flyin Eye

    MEB Guest

    Okay,, but it never worked for Usenet abusers,, then again using these
    techniques on non-trolls or other innocent users likely will drive away
    further usage of these groups...

    So is that what you really want?

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    MEB
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    Windows Info, Diagnostics, Security, Networking
    http://peoplescounsel.org
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    MEB, Dec 9, 2009
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  15. From: "MEB" <>




    | I have to laugh at that, the whole Internet experience/aspect is a
    | massive experiment. One needs merely look at the projected aspects to be
    | placed, such as cloud... once expected to be FOR the users, now just an
    | extension of advertising and designed usage. What a wonderful propaganda
    | and sales machine it turned out to be.

    LOL -- Great perspective ! :)
     
    David H. Lipman, Dec 9, 2009
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  16. Flyin Eye

    Virus Guy Guest

    The fact remains that posting path of the techarena post and many other
    such techarena and banter.com posts indicate that they originated from
    the Microsoft usenet servers.

    They are gateway'd through Microsoft's servers.

    User-Agent: vBulletin USENET gateway
    X-Newsreader: vBulletin USENET gateway

    You also seem to post via the microsoft servers when you post to (at
    least this) microsoft newsgroup, but you use newsguy.com when you post
    to, say, alt.comp.virus (why? Doesn't newsguy.com carry the microsoft
    groups too?)
     
    Virus Guy, Dec 9, 2009
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  17. No, but it would be nice if they were indocrinated into the usenet style
    by the gateway program. It would also be nice if they didn't keep three
    year old posts sitting there as if they were just posted yesterday. The
    creator(s) of the techarena.in site should get a clue and stop using old
    usenet posts so that their "forum" appears to be "hopping" with
    activity.

    It appears to the user that MS MVP's post there - well...they post
    *here*, and many of them probably dislike that place as much as I do.

    (I was just kidding about calling all those idiots, idiots)
    :eek:D
     
    FromTheRafters, Dec 9, 2009
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  18. Flyin Eye

    MEB Guest

    Well that's a bit short sighted, as without these archives it would be
    difficult to find a lot of the self-help on the Internet that one now
    does. On the other hand, it has helped slow the necessity for people TO
    post help requests [decreasing Usenet traffic], particularly for old
    issues, as they merely need to search the archives.
    What HASN'T been addressed except the *new* OSs and *new* malware...

    But I agree, it would be nice for these users to quote needed aspects
    from the discussion for reference, but *there* its just the next message
    in the forum as seen by those users. Is it their fault you deleted those
    threads and messages, regardless of age or relevance...

    So it revolves around your perspective; where you sit/where its viewed...

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    MEB
    http://peoplescounsel.org/ref/windows-main.htm
    Windows Info, Diagnostics, Security, Networking
    http://peoplescounsel.org
    The "real world" of Law, Justice, and Government
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    MEB, Dec 9, 2009
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  19. Flyin Eye

    Andy Medina Guest

    Call them "ID-10-Ts" instead. :D
     
    Andy Medina, Dec 9, 2009
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  20. Flyin Eye

    VanguardLH Guest

    Wow, are you really up to speed. You are replying to an over 4-month old
    thread. You think the OP is actually still around to see your response?
    Next time when you want to reply, first check the datestamps.
     
    VanguardLH, Dec 9, 2009
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