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vulnerability threats is it a worry?


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#1 barneyrubble699

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 11:34 AM

Hi i have been having problems with not being able to access windows update and posted a topic about the problem and was advised thanks to the help of usasma to run some other scans rather than mine. I ran ActiveScan and it came up with a list of threats. They are 11 Vulnerabilities MS08-001, MS07,069, MS07-038, MS07-050, MS07-066, MS07-058, MS07-048, MS07-064, MS07-057, MS07-065, MS07-047

It also picked up a suspicious threat in the c drive downloads\spywaredetectorb.exe

As mentioned just to let you know quickly when computer starts it wont allow me to access windows updates it just flashes up a white screen which disappears instantaneously with no error code as well as i cant access parts of the control panel.

Any help gratefully received. Cheers :thumbsup:

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 12:27 PM

ActiveScan and it came up with a list of threats. They are 11 Vulnerabilities MS08-001, MS07,069, MS07-038, MS07-050, MS07-066, MS07-058, MS07-048, MS07-064, MS07-057, MS07-065, MS07-047

Were you installing all critical Windows updates/patches prior to loosing the ability to update?

MSO*-*** vulnerabilities are related to Microsoft Security Bulletins released each month with corrections (fixes) for known vulnerabilities. These summaries can be found here. ActiveScan is apparently not finding the patches on your system.

spywaredetectorb.exe appears to be related to Spyware Detector by Max Secure Software. Is that a product you use?

Anytime you come across a suspicious file for which you cannot find any information about, the file has a legitimate name but is not located where it is supposed to be, or you want a second opinion, submit it to Jotti's virusscan or VirusTotal. In the "File to upload & scan" box, browse to the location of the suspicious file and submit (upload) it for scanning/analysis.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.34) and save it to your desktop.
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If you have a previous version of MBAM, remove it via Add/Remove Programs and download a fresh copy.
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.
  • Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Alternatively, you can update through MBAM's interface from a clean computer, copy the definitions (rules.ref) located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from that system to a usb stick or CD and then copy it to the infected machine.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
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Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with disinfection. Regardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware. MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you after scanning with MBAM. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes. Click this link to see a list of programs that should be disabled.
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Posted 04 March 2009 - 12:45 PM

Hi Thanks for the reply Just to say ive never heard of max secure software and i have not been able to access windows updates, but being a bit silly have never really thought about it until now. I will try your advise. Thanks again for your help :thumbsup:

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 12:50 PM

Not a problem.
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