The newbie's dilemma!

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

  1. BoaterDave

    Kerry Brown Guest

    You do realise that if a program wants out from your computer no firewall
    that runs on the computer can stop it? The reason that some software
    firewalls stop some malware is because the malware authors are too lazy or
    don't know how to program around a firewall. Using software firewalls for
    outbound security is false security.
     
    Kerry Brown, Sep 8, 2007
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  2. BoaterDave

    BoaterDave Guest

    We agree on something at last, KB! <g>

    BD

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    BoaterDave, Sep 8, 2007
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    BoaterDave Guest

    Hello again Li. Just wondering what you thought of Dustin's BugHunter
    programme. Was it effective?

    Could you - will you - recommend it to all the Annexcafe newsgroup members?

    Perhaps even set up an anti-malware group specifically to advise on safety
    when using the Internet nowadays. What do you think?

    Dave

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    BoaterDave, Sep 12, 2007
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    BoaterDave Guest

    I'm glad to have helped. :)

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    BoaterDave, Sep 12, 2007
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    imbeady2 Guest

    Hi Dustin - you were right (again!) - I found it on Google Groups, so
    I wasn' dreaming after all! <g>

    BD

    Thank you for all that excellent information, Kayman. I just wish I'd
    read
    it all two or three years ago when (I thought) I was adequately
    protected!
    <g>

    The 'Crap Cleaner' programme to which Troll_Lady is, I believe,
    referring
    may be found here: http://www.ccleaner.com/


    It is highly recommended by the 'helpers' (like yourself) over on A/C
    User2User. I'm surprised that you are unaware of it.


    I'd wecome your view of CCleaner (if you have one!) TIA


    Dave
     
    imbeady2, Sep 13, 2007
  6. BoaterDave

    BoaterDave Guest

    Hello Li

    I'd be most grateful if you would explain what programmes you used to
    determine that you had inadvertently attracted two Trojan Downloaders onto
    your machine. Did you actively seek to discover same or did your protection
    pinpoint them automatically without your involvement? If the former, what
    prompted you to search for them?

    I'd also appreciate your advice on carrying out 'the status bar check' -
    what is it? (Google didn't help me!)

    TIA

    BD
     
    BoaterDave, Sep 28, 2007
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    Leo Guest

    Welcome back. How was the "cruise?"

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    Leo

    Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to
    teenage boys."
     
    Leo, Sep 28, 2007
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    BoaterDave Guest

    Thanks for that Leo - 'twas a refreshing experience! :)

    Dave

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    BoaterDave, Sep 28, 2007
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    BoaterDave Guest

    Good, thanks Leo!

    Still waiting to hear from Li, though, in response to my query. :(

    BD
     
    BoaterDave, Oct 11, 2007
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    BoaterDave Guest

    Reply below:-

    I'm so sorry that I didn't respond to your sound advice, Tech B (aka Kerry
    Brown) - I was probably too busy thinking about going boating again at the
    time you posted. FYI - I believe in only one God.

    I see that you have now been awarded MVP status. You must be extremely proud
    of yourself and probably enjoyed a big hug from K.Dee too! Congratulations!

    Dave
     
    BoaterDave, Oct 11, 2007
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    Dustin Cook Guest

    Oops. I missed this response. My apologies to the both of you. Kerry, I
    didn't mean to make such a blanket statement, however, IE's history in so
    far as security risks goes pretty much speaks for itself.


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    Dustin Cook, Oct 23, 2007
  12. BoaterDave

    BoaterDave Guest

    I'm very sad - I've *still* not heard from Li - in response to my query,
    thus: :(

    Dave

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    BoaterDave, Dec 28, 2007
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    Peter Foldes Guest

    Wow. 2 1\2 month later the saga continues
     
    Peter Foldes, Dec 29, 2007
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    BoaterDave Guest

    Hi Peter - Happy New Year! :)

    FYI - here's a question posed to me elsewhere recently:

    "Who or what is Peter Foldes?
    My MVP Profile at Microsoft is publicly viewable.
    My AumHa Profile is publicly viewable".

    I thought just about *everybody* knew you, Peter! <wink!>

    Dave

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    Wow. 2 1\2 month later the saga continues
     
    BoaterDave, Jan 2, 2008
  15. Different group, years ago, but maybe some insight for you.

    http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?pg=2&p=1&tid=fcbd6cf1-e372-4c05-a4ef-22433579473f&dg=microsoft.public.dotnet.languages.vb&cat=en-us-msdn&lang=en&cr=US&sloc=en-us
     
    FromTheRafters, Sep 11, 2008
  16. BoaterDave

    ~BD~ Guest

    <snip>

    Thank you FTR.

    An interesting read. It also reminded me of the word 'Binaries' - an expression which I simply could
    not recall when making a post recently! :)

    Dave

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    ~BD~, Sep 11, 2008
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    ~BD~ Guest

    It is most kind of you to seek out such items for my review, FTR. Thank you!

    Interesting comment there from Joseph, viz

    "There is no firewall on the computer ..... "

    Dave

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    ~BD~, Sep 11, 2008
  18. BoaterDave

    ~BD~ Guest

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    Thank you, Robear :)

    BD

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    ~BD~, Sep 11, 2008
  19. BoaterDave

    ~BD~ Guest

    I couldn't send this in the original thread position, so trying here!

    Hi FTR.... in-line


    Thank you. Maybe you will in due course!


    Hahaha! :) Maybe you'll have time to peek here:-
    http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=5656&st=20&p=27599&#entry27599


    Indeed. That's what our P o l i c e told me! <wink>

    Cheers

    Dave

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    ~BD~, Sep 13, 2008
  20. BoaterDave

    BoaterDave Guest

    Link updated http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=5656&st=40
     
    BoaterDave, Sep 17, 2008
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