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Where can I go to research worms?


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#1 honu1

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 11:16 AM

I have a new firewall suite. It's giving me pop ups about possible threats. Is there a place on the web I can go to research threats as they pop up?
The current "threat" has happened twice in a short period.

Win.MSSQL.worm.Helkern

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 03:11 PM

This is your firewall, not your A-V, correct?
It's probably just a spam-bot pinging all of the IP addresses near you. The firewall is doing it's job and you should not worry
There really isn't a one-stop place to go and research. Malware is in a constant state of change. Googling and going to the different security forums will help you keep a leg up

Edited by garmanma, 02 November 2008 - 03:28 PM.

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#3 honu1

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 03:46 PM

Thanks for the rely(and redirection).
When I did Google the term,nothing came up. I've tried various different web sites with no results.
Would it be okay to mention the message here?
And I did update my Firewall+av info here at BC. I am now using Kaspersky 2009,so it's both a firewall+av.

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BTW-Can you give me the names of just a few security forums,please?
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Posted 02 November 2008 - 05:53 PM

Hi.

BTW-Can you give me the names of just a few security forums,please?

Well, BC is a security forum, in the Security forum section that is.

Below are just some other security forums/websites you can visit:

http://www.castlecops.com/
http://www.malwareremoval.com/
http://www.whatthetech.com/
http://www.geekstogo.com/
http://www.thatcomputerguy.us/
http://www.spywareinfo.com/

Those are just some of the sites I listed, obviously there are many more ;)

Hope that helps.

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 07:41 AM

Thanks for all the links,extremeboy. :thumbsup:
The spywareinfo.com one seems to be closed tho. Domain has expired as of 10/3/2008
The other links don't offer immediate help yet. It would appear that one must register for the forums first?

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 04:25 PM

Hi honu1.

Sorry for the delay. I think I missed you accidentally.

The spywareinfo.com one seems to be closed tho. Domain has expired as of 10/3/2008

Oh. Sorry, my bad didn't check out these links for a long time.

The other links don't offer immediate help yet. It would appear that one must register for the forums first?

Yes. It's same as BC and any other forums. You will need to register first before posting or seeking for help. Same goes for any other forums as well. Also you usually wouldn't get "immediate" help after you post. Depending on the number of people there and also the number of people seeking for help you might need to wait a while. Hopefully you will get help soon.

Any thing else?

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