The newbie's dilemma!

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by BoaterDave, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. BoaterDave

    BoaterDave Guest

    I'll need some help then! <g>

    Any volunteers here?

    BD

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    BoaterDave, Aug 28, 2007
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  2. BoaterDave

    BoaterDave Guest

    You, Sir, were 'presuming' my answer! <g>

    I made a suggestion only. I have never *tried* to issue commands, ever -
    I've either issued commands or, if appropriate, obeyed them.

    BD
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    BoaterDave, Aug 28, 2007
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  3. BoaterDave

    BR Guest

    You are so lost even a high end GPS unit will not bring you back.

    I'll need some help then! <g>

    Any volunteers here?

    BD
     
    BR, Aug 28, 2007
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  4. BoaterDave

    Dustin Cook Guest

    Well, if I get destination host unreachable; I know it's dead, if I get no
    response instead, I know a computer is present, behind a firewall; If I
    were malicious, I'd explore it further. :)
    I really don't know anything about the issues between you two. I'm neutral.

    I'll offer advice/help when I can do so. :)
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    Dustin Cook, Aug 30, 2007
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  5. BoaterDave

    BoaterDave Guest

    I understand that there are 'control' problems over on 'Wormhole' now -
    annexcafe.sff.wormhole

    I'm amazed that Li/Trolli/Troll_Lady has enough hours in the day to deal
    with all her Administrative duties - all voluntary, un-paid, work so I was
    once told. Hardly time for Real Life at all, I suspect! We are so lucky to
    have such folk willing to protect our interests, don't you think? <g>

    BD

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    BoaterDave, Aug 31, 2007
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  6. BoaterDave

    Troll_Lady Guest

    ok. i have some questions i'd like to ask but they would be better suited
    for public.security.homeusers.
    i don't have that group on this server.
    if i see that you also sub that group, i'll post a ping?
    thanks!
    TL

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    Well, if I get destination host unreachable; I know it's dead, if I get no
    response instead, I know a computer is present, behind a firewall; If I
    were malicious, I'd explore it further. :)

    I'll offer advice/help when I can do so. :)
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    Troll_Lady, Aug 31, 2007
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  7. BoaterDave

    Troll_Lady Guest

    you understand nothing.
    how you have enough hours in a day to follow me all over, i'll never know.

    "BoaterDave" <> wrote in message
     
    Troll_Lady, Aug 31, 2007
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  8. BoaterDave

    Troll_Lady Guest

    i don't see you there.
    if you do sub that group, please ping me?
    thanks,
    TL

    ok. i have some questions i'd like to ask but they would be better suited
    for public.security.homeusers.
    i don't have that group on this server.
    if i see that you also sub that group, i'll post a ping?
    thanks!
    TL

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    Well, if I get destination host unreachable; I know it's dead, if I get no
    response instead, I know a computer is present, behind a firewall; If I
    were malicious, I'd explore it further. :)

    I'll offer advice/help when I can do so. :)
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    Dustin Cook
    Author of BugHunter - MalWare Removal Tool - v2.2c
    Email:
    Web..: http://bughunter.it-mate.co.uk
    Pad..: http://bughunter.it-mate.co.uk/pad.xml
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    Troll_Lady, Aug 31, 2007
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  9. BoaterDave

    Tom Willett Guest

    If you subscribe directly to the MS news servers, you'll see that group.

    | ok. i have some questions i'd like to ask but they would be better suited
    | for public.security.homeusers.
    | i don't have that group on this server.
    | if i see that you also sub that group, i'll post a ping?
    | thanks!
    | TL
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    | snipped extra.
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    | |
    | Well, if I get destination host unreachable; I know it's dead, if I get no
    | response instead, I know a computer is present, behind a firewall; If I
    | were malicious, I'd explore it further. :)
    |
    | I'll offer advice/help when I can do so. :)
    | --
    | ####################################################
    | Dustin Cook
    | Author of BugHunter - MalWare Removal Tool - v2.2c
    | Email:
    | Web..: http://bughunter.it-mate.co.uk
    | Pad..: http://bughunter.it-mate.co.uk/pad.xml
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    Tom Willett, Aug 31, 2007
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  10. BoaterDave

    BoaterDave Guest

    I'm just lucky, I guess, to have nothing to hide .......... nor fear! <g>

    The truth will out, Li!

    BD
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    BoaterDave, Aug 31, 2007
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  11. BoaterDave

    BoaterDave Guest

    FYI - McAfee 'Site Adviser' (part of the McAfee Security Suite) flagged a
    Warning on the link provided here by Troll_Lady.

    The link was copied and pasted into IE7 (not clicked upon!)

    Perhaps others with the PC skills to identify 'malware' could check this
    item and report 'their' findings. Is it possible the McAfee found a false
    positive?

    Thanks in advance for any help with this.

    Dave

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    BoaterDave, Sep 1, 2007
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  12. BoaterDave

    Troll_Lady Guest

    hi, Tom.
    i do sub that group on this server.
    however, it doesn't show in any of my other Usenet accounts for some reason.
    my security questions to Dustin would be off topic here.
    thanks!
    TL


    If you subscribe directly to the MS news servers, you'll see that group.

    | ok. i have some questions i'd like to ask but they would be better suited
    | for public.security.homeusers.
    | i don't have that group on this server.
    | if i see that you also sub that group, i'll post a ping?
    | thanks!
    | TL
    |
    | snipped extra.
    |
    | |
    | Well, if I get destination host unreachable; I know it's dead, if I get no
    | response instead, I know a computer is present, behind a firewall; If I
    | were malicious, I'd explore it further. :)
    |
    | I'll offer advice/help when I can do so. :)
    | --
    | ####################################################
    | Dustin Cook
    | Author of BugHunter - MalWare Removal Tool - v2.2c
    | Email:
    | Web..: http://bughunter.it-mate.co.uk
    | Pad..: http://bughunter.it-mate.co.uk/pad.xml
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    Troll_Lady, Sep 1, 2007
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  13. BoaterDave

    BoaterDave Guest

    Hi TL

    Most of what's in this thread is way OT anyway, so I'm sure no-one will be
    upset if you ask your questions of Dustin right here. What would you like to
    know?

    BD
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    BoaterDave, Sep 1, 2007
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  14. BoaterDave

    Sandy Mann Guest

    I wonder whose fault that is?
     
    Sandy Mann, Sep 1, 2007
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  15. BoaterDave

    Dustin Cook Guest

    I'd strongly recommend discontinuing use of IE whenever possible. Using
    Opera or firefox is certainly a safer option.
    I have found that the site advisor is a bit paranoid and it's data isn't
    always accurate. I do not believe troll lady is trying to infect you or
    anyone else with that link.

    Dave, shoot me an email, I'd like to offer some help in basic networking
    and security; as I see alot of your issue really is lack of
    understanding, and we can fix that without further name calling between
    yourself and a few other posters. Ok?



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    Dustin Cook, Sep 1, 2007
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  16. BoaterDave

    Dustin Cook Guest

    I have crossposted this to that newsgroup as you requested so they can
    benefit from the information as well. Feel free to continue the
    questions.



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    Dustin Cook, Sep 1, 2007
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  17. BoaterDave

    Kerry Brown Guest


    As a blanket statement this is false. IE7 in Vista with UAC on is safer than
    any other current browser in Vista. Even in Windows XP some people dispute
    that Firefox is safer than IE7. Much depends on the state of updates for
    both browser's, the OS, and any browser add-ons.

    A better statement would be to not blindly click on any links in any
    newsgroups. Here's a fairly safe method to open links posted in a newsgroup.
    I think this method would satisfy even Boaterdave's paranoia. Read
    newsgroups in plain text so it's very hard to obfuscate a link. Check out
    the domain in the link with a Google search but don't click on any links in
    the search results. Start a virtual machine that runs linux or better yet
    boot up your linux computer that is not connected to your network and uses a
    dial up connection. Open an up to date version of Opera with no add-ons
    installed. Type the text of the link from the newsgroup post into this
    browser. Pray to whatever Gods you believe in that today is your lucky day.
    Press the Enter key. Immediately upon finishing reading the web page shut
    down the computer or vm and wipe it out in case it got infected or the web
    site may have logged your IP address and passed it on to someone who would
    use it for malicious purposes.
     
    Kerry Brown, Sep 1, 2007
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  18. BoaterDave

    BoaterDave Guest

    Hi Kerry - just HOW did you *do* that?

    I'd just love to know how it's done! <g>

    BD
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    BoaterDave, Sep 1, 2007
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  19. BoaterDave

    BoaterDave Guest

    OK, Dustin. I really will appreciate some help. TIA

    David

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    BoaterDave, Sep 1, 2007
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  20. BoaterDave

    Peter Foldes Guest

    very big :)
     
    Peter Foldes, Sep 2, 2007
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