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#1 Famous2005

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 02:38 PM

I find myself regularly looking up music on Amazon.com to check out new bands and what not,well the other day,I tried Signing into my AIM Messenger and i couldnt connect..later that day,i was on amazon trying to preview songs and my player couldnt establish a connection,now i know its was a problem because i got suspicious right away,I ran all my programs and rebooted..as soon as i did all my connections where fine,well it happened again,yesterday i couldnt sign in or stream music/videos...what could be the problem??..Thanks and I appologize if i made a mistake in posting here. :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 02:01 PM

Hello Famous2005 and welcome to BC.

I ran all my programs and rebooted.


What programs did you run?

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 05:00 PM

I ran Ewido,Norton Anti-Virus,Spybot and Ad-Aware.

another thing i noticed was that i could not update any of those programs,again its like something was blocking all connections outside of the net and i did not have a Firewall running.

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 06:19 AM

Well the first thing to do is get a firewall and stop any further programs from being installed without your knowledge.

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Many of the "better" malware programs will prevent you from updating your security programs and some even stop you from accessing sites that can cure these problems. I'd suggest that your level of infection indicates you should post a Hijack Log for our Team to review. Please see our Preparation Guide for use before posting a HijackThis Log and try to follow the instructions there but if you can't complete them just post a Hijack log and mention the difficulties you are experiencing.

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 10:38 PM

Alright thanks,well i do have ZoneAlarm but i disable it when i use a messenger because the connection is blocked and strangley i dont have the option of letting it connect,it just denies the connection,but thanks,My problem has gone away as of now...Ill try and keep my firewall on at all times.




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