Posted 07 April 2010 - 11:02 AM
Win2k sp4 w/ Symantec End Point - AV & firewall; WinPatrol Plus; Malwarebytes free, Spywareblaster; behind router.
Usual browser firefox; IE only for windows updates & dell support pages.
I have spywareblaster set so that my IE hompage can't be changed. A malwarebytes scan reported 2 threats: hijack.homepage & Disabled.SecurityCenter. I figured the hijack.homepage was false pos from spywareblaster settings [remember reading about conflict w/ spybot, but maybe it was malwarebytes, and spywareblaster] and the Disabled.SecurityCenter was because win2k doesn't have one. I thought malwarebytes was ok on win2k.
Anyway, the registry settings are quarantined, but no infected files were found. I'm posting because I have also recently had prolonged periods where firefox 3.6.2 hogged 96% of cpu per taskmanager and process explorer. Also I now get an error when attempting to update malwarebytes. Firefox updated itself to 2.6.3 a day or so ago and so far no 96% cpu usage.
Symantec scans have been neg. Last month's ms malicious tool scan was neg. I thought about resetting spywareblaster and running a malwarebytes scan, but I wasn't sure if I had an infection what would happen.
Are these are false positives? If malwarebytes has quarantined Spywareblaster's preventative registry setting can I now be hijacked?
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