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How's My Protection?


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#1 Guest_Illegal Alien_*

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 04:54 PM

Here are my programs:

Avira AntiVir Personal Premium (mailguard disabled)
Webroot Spysweeper (all critcal and recommended shields on)
Comodo Firewall (defense+ turned off)

Inactive:
A-Squared Anti-Malware (free 1 year license from GAOTD)
HiJackThis
Spybot SD
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#2 samuel3

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 06:23 PM

Looks like you have a good defence from threats, but id advise you to put your comodo firewall defence ON.

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 08:49 PM

Have you been trained in the use of HijackThis?
You should never attempt to fix anything using HijackThis, until someone who is experienced at reading the log outputs, has a chance to review it.
Fixing the wrong items can make your computer unbootable.

Spaces, extra characters, spelling, file location, plus numerous other subtle changes, all make the difference between a "good", or "bad", file entry.

HijackThis is not a removal tool.
It lists what is found in certain areas of the registry, or system files, in an easily accessible manner, so that those familiar with the use and reading of HijackThis logs, and windows programs, can determine what is infecting the machine, and how to remove it.
It will indeed remove the entries listed, but that does not cure the underlying problem.
The problem must be properly identified first, and cured, prior to removing the entries with HJT.
Otherwise, you leave the infection, and remove the keys which are needed to identify and remove it.
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Posted 28 August 2008 - 06:05 AM

Yes, I know how to use HiJackThis, and I understand many of the things in the log and know if I put them there or not.

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 06:10 AM

As long as you make bacups you can always undo the changes. Just mount the registery in RegEditPE and restore the keys or use Knoppix to restore the files.

Unbootable doesn't phase me at all. I've messed up my registery and computer so many times, I'm used to it.




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