SpywareGaurd & SG9

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by db ´¯`·.. >, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. problem:

    while casually browsing the net
    and clicked on a search link to
    a site that contained a description
    pertaining to my question,

    my browser was taken to the new
    spyware guard site now called sg9,
    where the site appears to be your
    own computer explorer.

    then there is a fake scan performed,
    producing a fake alert citing dozens
    of infections found, then the site
    induces people to download their program.

    its also a contemptuous because
    people are led to believe that they
    cannot close the alert window and
    must install their program onto the
    disk.



    solution:

    people should avoid such sites or
    understand a couple of ways to
    protect themselves.

    ---------

    step 1:

    simply close their browser
    instead of clicking save, run or cancel.

    --------

    step 2:

    input the urls below into
    your browser's restricted sites
    listing:


    http://sg9scanner.com/sg1/1/10128
    http://sg9scanner.com


    to enter both urls above:

    open the browser>tools>options>
    security tab>restricted>add

    then enter the two links
    above and click the add
    button to complete.

    --------

    step 3:

    users should modify their hosts
    file by adding the following entries
    to the current listing:

    127.0.0.1 www.sg9scanner.com
    127.0.0.1 sg9scanner.com


    to enter both url's above:

    open your computer browser
    and drill to down to>

    \WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc

    next, right click on the "hosts.file"
    and open with notepad,

    then add the two lines above to the
    beginning or the end of the current
    listing.

    then save your new list as host.txt


    next, go back into the folder above
    and delete the original "hosts.file"

    next, right click on your "hosts.txt"
    file and rename it by deleting the
    ..txt extension.

    the above will simply replace the
    old hosts file with your new one

    step 4:

    afterwards reboot and enjoy a
    slightly safer browsing experience.

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    tags: spyware guard, spyware guard, sg9, hosts file,


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    db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
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    db ´¯`·.. >, Jan 11, 2009
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  2. db ´¯`·.. >

    Alias Guest

    Or use Ubuntu and not worry about it or have to go through *any* of the
    above procedures except closing the browser.

    www.ubuntu.com

    Alias
     
    Alias, Jan 11, 2009
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  3. db ´¯`·.. >

    Leythos Guest

    Using Windows XP Prof and don't have to go through any of that either.
     
    Leythos, Jan 11, 2009
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  4. not sure I follow.

    not many of us use winxp pro.

    but it seems that you have
    additional fyi.

    can you provide us with
    a bit more of an explanation?

    thanks.

    --

    db·?¯`·...?><)))º>
    DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    - Systems Analyst
    - Database Developer
    - Accountancy
    - Veteran of the Armed Forces
     
    db ?¯`·.. >, Jan 11, 2009
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  5. db ´¯`·.. >

    Alias Guest

    Liar.

    Alias
     
    Alias, Jan 11, 2009
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  6. db ´¯`·.. >

    Leythos Guest

    8859-15?Q?_db_=3F=AF`=B7.._=3E=3C=29=29=29=BA=3E`_.._.?= <databaseben at
    hotmail dot com> says...
    Sure, my computer is setup following MS security reccomendations, don't
    use IE as a browser, don't click on things that look suspicious, read
    about the latest threats, etc....

    Staying secure means reading about the latest threats BEFORE you go
    playing around on the net.

    In 30 years not a single computer I own has been compromised, and I run
    a LOT of Windows computers.
     
    Leythos, Jan 11, 2009
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  7. db ´¯`·.. >

    Leythos Guest

    And that's why you will always been seen as a troll. You don't
    understand that BASICS of securing a Windows box and you assume that
    because YOU can't do it that it must not be true. Securing a Win box
    against threats is very simple, all it takes is following recommendation
    from MS and using something other than IE and then following the latest
    news on threats.

    If you never try and understand you are doomed to failure.
     
    Leythos, Jan 11, 2009
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  8. db ´¯`·.. >

    Alias Guest

    Liar.

    Alias
     
    Alias, Jan 11, 2009
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  9. db ´¯`·.. >

    Alias Guest

    Liar, your computers are probably all infected and a part of a herd bot.

    Alias
     
    Alias, Jan 11, 2009
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  10. db ´¯`·.. >

    Gerry Guest

    Ctrl+Alt+Del, click on Applications tab, place cursor on browser and End
    Task. Having said that I probably might right click on the Internet
    Explorer item on the Task Bar and select Close.


    --



    Hope this helps.

    Gerry
    ~~~~
    FCA
    Stourport, England
    Enquire, plan and execute
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
     
    Gerry, Jan 11, 2009
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  11. db ´¯`·.. >

    Leythos Guest

    See, you prove your limited understanding of security and your trolling
    status in a single post.
     
    Leythos, Jan 12, 2009
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  12. db ´¯`·.. >

    Alias Guest

    Liar, a Windows box, by definition, is insecure on the Internet. No anti
    virus has all the definitions and can only react to viruses it knows,
    not new ones. No anti malware has all the definitions for all the root
    kits, trojans, spyware, etc. and can only react to malware it knows.
    Sooooooooooooo, you saying that all your Windows boxes are secure is a
    LIE and proves your limited understanding of security and your trolling
    status in a single post.

    Alias
     
    Alias, Jan 12, 2009
    #12
  13. When you stick with helping people (and you DO, occasionally) you come
    across as a much nicer person.
     
    Richard Urban, Jan 12, 2009
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  14. db ´¯`·.. >

    Unknown Guest

    That's not true. He is always mean.
     
    Unknown, Jan 12, 2009
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  15. db ´¯`·.. >

    Alias Guest

    Leythos is a known liar. I just pointed it out. I don't, like you, post
    lies about operating systems. Or have you forgotten your post about
    Ubuntu in Vista General?

    Alias
     
    Alias, Jan 12, 2009
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  16. db ´¯`·.. >

    Alias Guest

    Only to those who deserve it.

    Alias
     
    Alias, Jan 12, 2009
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  17. db ´¯`·.. >

    HeyBub Guest

    Do you see anything that says the poster's computer is connected to the
    internet? You have set up a false premise - a 'straw man' argument - in
    order to promulgate silliness.

    While it is true that many Windows users are arrogant, many Linux users are
    actually insane.
     
    HeyBub, Jan 12, 2009
    #17
  18. Challenge.

    You said it. Vista General.

    NOT UBUNTU (UdungTu) GENERAL.

    And, I didn't lie about your favorite system. I stated the facts about the
    exorbitant amount of updates for a new operating system that was less that a
    month old.
     
    Richard Urban, Jan 12, 2009
    #18
  19. Except when he goes to another newsgroup seeking help.

    : That's not true. He is always mean.
    : : > When you stick with helping people (and you DO, occasionally) you come
    : > across as a much nicer person.
    : >
    : >
    : > --
    : >
    : > Richard Urban
    : > Microsoft MVP
    : > Windows Desktop Experience
    : >
    : >
    : > : >> Leythos wrote:
    : >>> In article <gkdckb$m8v$>,
    : >>> says...
    : >>>> Leythos wrote:
    : >>>>> In article <>,
    : >>>>> =?iso-
    : >>>>> 8859-15?Q?_db_=3F=AF`=B7.._=3E=3C=29=29=29=BA=3E`_.._.?=
    <databaseben
    : >>>>> at hotmail dot com> says...
    : >>>>>> not sure I follow.
    : >>>>>>
    : >>>>>> not many of us use winxp pro.
    : >>>>>>
    : >>>>>> but it seems that you have
    : >>>>>> additional fyi.
    : >>>>>>
    : >>>>>> can you provide us with
    : >>>>>> a bit more of an explanation?
    : >>>>> Sure, my computer is setup following MS security reccomendations,
    : >>>>> don't use IE as a browser, don't click on things that look
    suspicious,
    : >>>>> read about the latest threats, etc....
    : >>>>>
    : >>>>> Staying secure means reading about the latest threats BEFORE you go
    : >>>>> playing around on the net.
    : >>>>>
    : >>>>> In 30 years not a single computer I own has been compromised, and I
    : >>>>> run a LOT of Windows computers.
    : >>>> Liar, your computers are probably all infected and a part of a herd
    : >>>> bot.
    : >>>>
    : >>>> Alias
    : >>>
    : >>> See, you prove your limited understanding of security and your
    trolling
    : >>> status in a single post.
    : >>
    : >> Liar, a Windows box, by definition, is insecure on the Internet. No
    anti
    : >> virus has all the definitions and can only react to viruses it knows,
    not
    : >> new ones. No anti malware has all the definitions for all the root
    kits,
    : >> trojans, spyware, etc. and can only react to malware it knows.
    : >> Sooooooooooooo, you saying that all your Windows boxes are secure is a
    : >> LIE and proves your limited understanding of security and your trolling
    : >> status in a single post.
    : >>
    : >> Alias
    : >
    :
    :
     
    Tom [Pepper] Willett, Jan 12, 2009
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  20. db ´¯`·.. >

    Leythos Guest

    Again, this shows your complete lack of understanding of Windows and
    security. I have not said that "windows boxes are secure", I've said
    that my computers running windows, by following standard security
    practices, being aware of threats, have not been compromised in the 30+
    years I've been working with computers (and yes, I know that Windows
    wasn't available 30 years ago).

    So, the fact remains that a Windows XP box CAN be properly secured, that
    the network can easily be secured and protect the users/computer, and
    that people CAN use Windows without being compromised.

    Your lack of ability, comprehension, skill, and your complete bias and
    lie history proves that you don't know what you are talking about.
     
    Leythos, Jan 12, 2009
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