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#1 civil3

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 10:46 AM

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 16:36:33, on 24-04-2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Programas\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Programas\Ficheiros comuns\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Programas\Ficheiros comuns\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Programas\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\Programas\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Programas\Ficheiros comuns\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Programas\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Programas\Ficheiros comuns\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Programas\Ficheiros comuns\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Programas\Ficheiros comuns\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Programas\Ficheiros comuns\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Programas\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\Programas\TOSHIBA\E-KEY\CeEKey.exe
C:\Programas\TOSHIBA\TouchPad\TPTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoomingHook.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TCtrlIOHook.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TPSMain.exe
C:\Programas\TOSHIBA\Utilitįrio de Zooming da TOSHIBA\SmoothView.exe
C:\Programas\TOSHIBA\Controlos TOSHIBA\TFncKy.exe
C:\Programas\TOSHIBA\Touch and Launch\PadExe.exe
C:\Programas\TOSHIBA\Tvs\TvsTray.exe
C:\Programas\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Programas\Ficheiros comuns\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TPSBattM.exe
C:\Programas\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Programas\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Programas\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSServ.exe
C:\Programas\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Programas\Apoint2K\Apntex.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Programas\TOSHIBA\TOSCDSPD\toscdspd.exe
C:\Programas\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Programas\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\winC.tmp.exe
C:\Programas\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = prosearching.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.pt/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchURL = prosearching.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = prosearching.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchURL = prosearching.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = prosearching.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page_bak = prosearching.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = prosearching.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page_bak = prosearching.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
O2 - BHO: Nothing - {edbf1bc8-39ab-48eb-a0a9-c75078eb7c8e} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\hp8B62.tmp (file missing)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AGRSMMSG] AGRSMMSG.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Apoint] C:\Programas\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CeEKEY] C:\Programas\TOSHIBA\E-KEY\CeEKey.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TPNF] C:\Programas\TOSHIBA\TouchPad\TPTray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HWSetup] C:\Programas\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Applet\HWSetup.exe hwSetUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SVPWUTIL] C:\Programas\Toshiba\Windows Utilities\SVPWUTIL.exe SVPwUTIL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zooming] ZoomingHook.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TCtryIOHook] TCtrlIOHook.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TPSMain] TPSMain.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SmoothView] C:\Programas\TOSHIBA\Utilitįrio de Zooming da TOSHIBA\SmoothView.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TFncKy] TFncKy.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PadTouch] C:\Programas\TOSHIBA\Touch and Launch\PadExe.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Tvs] C:\Programas\TOSHIBA\Tvs\TvsTray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NDSTray.exe] NDSTray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dla] C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Programas\Ficheiros comuns\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [URLLSTCK.exe] C:\Programas\Norton Internet Security\UrlLstCk.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] "C:\Programas\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CFSServ.exe] CFSServ.exe -NoClient
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] "C:\Programas\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe" -hide
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [TOSCDSPD] C:\Programas\TOSHIBA\TOSCDSPD\toscdspd.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Programas\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Programas\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office OneNote 2003 Quick Launch.lnk = C:\Programas\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\ONENOTEM.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Programas\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: AutoCAD Startup Accelerator.lnk = C:\Programas\Ficheiros comuns\Autodesk Shared\acstart16.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Programas\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\npjpi150_03.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Programas\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\npjpi150_03.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Programas\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Programas\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204
O16 - DPF: {B38870E4-7ECB-40DA-8C6A-595F0A5519FF} (MsnMessengerSetupDownloadControl Class) - http://messenger.msn.com/download/MsnMesse...pDownloader.cab
O20 - Winlogon Notify: igfxcui - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\igfxdev.dll
O20 - Winlogon Notify: winubg32 - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winubg32.dll
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: Autodesk Licensing Service - Autodesk - C:\Programas\Ficheiros comuns\Autodesk Shared\Service\AdskScSrv.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Programas\Ficheiros comuns\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Proxy (ccProxy) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Programas\Ficheiros comuns\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Password Validation (ccPwdSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Programas\Ficheiros comuns\Symantec Shared\ccPwdSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Programas\Ficheiros comuns\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
O23 - Service: ConfigFree Service (CFSvcs) - TOSHIBA CORPORATION - C:\Programas\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
O23 - Service: ISSvc (ISSVC) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Programas\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
O23 - Service: Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect Service (navapsvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Programas\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
O23 - Service: SAVScan - Symantec Corporation - C:\Programas\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
O23 - Service: ScriptBlocking Service (SBService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\FICHEI~1\SYMANT~1\SCRIPT~1\SBServ.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Programas\Ficheiros comuns\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec SPBBCSvc (SPBBCSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Programas\Ficheiros comuns\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
O23 - Service: SymWMI Service (SymWSC) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Programas\Ficheiros comuns\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 10:47 AM

Im from Portugal

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 12:58 PM

Hey civil3!

* Please download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri)
  • Extract the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop.
  • Open the SmitfraudFix folder and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd
  • Select option #1 - Search by typing 1, and press Enter.
  • A text file will appear, which lists infected files (if present).
  • Please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply.
  • Note : process.exe is detected by some antivirus programs as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes.
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Posted 26 April 2006 - 10:05 AM

SmitFraudFix v2.35

Scan done at 16:02:38,15, 26-04-2006
Run from C:\Documents and Settings\Entrecanais\Ambiente de trabalho\SmitfraudFix\SmitfraudFix
OS: Microsoft Windows XP [VersĘo 5.1.2600]

»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» C:\


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» C:\WINDOWS


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» C:\WINDOWS\system


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» C:\WINDOWS\Web


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» C:\WINDOWS\system32

C:\WINDOWS\system32\sivudro.dll FOUND !

»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» C:\Documents and Settings\Entrecanais\Application Data


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Start Menu


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Desktop

C:\DOCUME~1\ENTREC~1\AMBIEN~1\access FOUND !

»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» C:\Programas


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Corrupted keys


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Desktop Components

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\Components\0]
"Source"="About:Home"
"SubscribedURL"="About:Home"
"FriendlyName"="A minha home page actual"


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Sharedtaskscheduler

SrchSTS.exe by S!Ri
Search SharedTaskScheduler's .dll

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\SharedTaskScheduler]
"{EA26CE12-DE64-A1C5-9A4F-FC1A64E6AC2E}"="SivuWare"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{EA26CE12-DE64-A1C5-9A4F-FC1A64E6AC2E}\InProcServer32]
@="C:\WINDOWS\system32\sivudro.dll"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID\{EA26CE12-DE64-A1C5-9A4F-FC1A64E6AC2E}\InProcServer32]
@="C:\WINDOWS\system32\sivudro.dll"


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Scanning wininet.dll infection


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» End

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 10:42 AM

You should print out these instructions, or copy them to a NotePad file for reading while in Safe Mode, because you will not be able to connect to the Internet to read from this site. Next, please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
  • Restart your computer
  • After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
  • Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear;
  • Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".
  • Choose your usual account.
Once in Safe Mode, open the SmitfraudFix folder again.
  • Double-click smitfraudfix.cmd.
  • Select option #2 - Clean by typing 2 and press "Enter" to delete infected files.
  • You will be prompted : "Registry cleaning - Do you want to clean the registry ?"; answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter" in order to remove the Desktop background and clean registry keys associated with the infection.
  • The tool will now check if wininet.dll is infected. You may be prompted to replace the infected file (if found); answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter".
  • The tool may need to restart your computer to finish the cleaning process; if it doesn't, please restart it into Normal Windows.
  • A text file will appear onscreen, with results from the cleaning process; please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply.
  • The report can also be found at the root of the system drive, usually at C:\rapport.txt
  • Warning : running option #2 on a non infected computer will remove your Desktop background.
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Posted 27 April 2006 - 04:16 AM

SmitFraudFix v2.35

Scan done at 10:07:29,03, qui 27/04/2006
Run from C:\Documents and Settings\Entrecanais\Ambiente de trabalho\SmitfraudFix\SmitfraudFix
OS: Microsoft Windows XP [VersĘo 5.1.2600]

»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Killing process


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Deleting infected files

C:\WINDOWS\system32\sivudro.dll Deleted

»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Deleting Temp Files


»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Registry Cleaning

Registry Cleaning done.

»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» End

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 10:18 AM

Hi civil3!

* Please run Panda's ActiveScan.
  • Once you are on the Panda site click the Scan your PC button
  • A new window will open...click the Check Now button
  • Enter your details when asked.
  • Click the big Scan Now button
  • If it wants to install an ActiveX component allow it
  • It will start downloading the files it requires for the scan (Note: It may take a couple of minutes)
  • When download is complete, click on My Computer to start the scan
  • When the scan completes, if anything malicious is detected, click the See Report button, then Save Report and save it to a convenient location.
Post the contents of the ActiveScan report along with a new Hijackthis log, and let me know how the computer is running.
David

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 01:41 AM

Incident Status Location

Adware:adware/azesearch Not disinfected c:\windows\system32\azebar.xml
Adware:adware/spywarequake Not disinfected Windows Registry
Adware:adware/ncase Not disinfected Windows Registry
Adware:adware/cws Not disinfected Windows Registry
Spyware:Cookie/Statcounter Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Entrecanais\Cookies\entrecanais@statcounter[1].txt
Potentially unwanted tool:Application/Processor Not disinfected C:\RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-4101918771-2229457945-957565314-1006\Dc19.zip[SmitfraudFix/Process.exe]
Potentially unwanted tool:Application/Processor Not disinfected C:\software\anti-spyware\SmitfraudFix\SmitfraudFix\Process.exe
Potentially unwanted tool:Application/Processor Not disinfected C:\software\anti-spyware\smitRem\Process.exe
Potentially unwanted tool:Application/Processor Not disinfected C:\software\anti-spyware\smitRem.exe[smitRem/Process.exe]
Adware:Adware/AzeSearch Not disinfected C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\azesearch.inf

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 12:16 PM

Hey civil3

* Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune.
Don't run it yet.

Go to start > run and type: regsvr32 /u occache.dll
(or copy and paste this in the field in start > run )
Click Ok

Now search and delete:

C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\azesearch.inf
C:\WINDOWS\system32\azebar.xml

Go to start > run and type regsvr32 occache.dll

* Double-click ATF Cleaner to run the program.
Under Main choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
If you use Firefox browserClick Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.

Please reboot your computer and post a new Hijackthis log.
David

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 10:06 AM

This is my Panda's active scan report after running ATF Cleaner:


Incident Status Location

Adware:adware/spywarequake Not disinfected Windows Registry
Adware:adware/ncase Not disinfected Windows Registry
Adware:adware/cws Not disinfected Windows Registry
Possible Virus. Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Entrecanais\Ambiente de trabalho\ATF-Cleaner.exe
Potentially unwanted tool:Application/Processor Not disinfected C:\software\anti-spyware\SmitfraudFix\SmitfraudFix\Process.exe
Potentially unwanted tool:Application/Processor Not disinfected C:\software\anti-spyware\smitRem\Process.exe
Potentially unwanted tool:Application/Processor Not disinfected C:\software\anti-spyware\smitRem.exe[smitRem/Process.exe]

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 10:17 AM

Everything looks fine - how do you feel the system is running?
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Posted 03 May 2006 - 07:42 AM

yes, it looks fine to me.

thanks a lot for the help!

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 10:28 AM

No problem at all. The latest log is looking clean! The fact that your system got infected in the first place shows me that you are lacking slightly in protection.
Follow this list and your potential for being infected again will reduce dramatically.

Now that you are clean, let's purge your system restore points, to remove any infected ones. Please follow these simple steps in order
  • Turn off System Restore.
  • On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
  • Click Properties.
  • Clickthe System Restore tab.
  • Check Turn off System Restore.
  • Click Apply, and then click OK.
Restart your computer
  • Turn ON System Restore.
  • On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
  • Click Properties.
  • Click the System Restore tab.
  • Un-Check Turn off System Restore.
  • Click Apply, and then click OK.

Make your Internet Explorer more secure - This can be done by following these simple instructions:
  • From within Internet Explorer click on the Tools menu and then click on Options.
  • Click once on the Security tab
  • Click once on the Internet icon so it becomes highlighted.
  • Click once on the Custom Level button.
  • Change the Download signed ActiveX controls to Prompt
  • Change the Download unsigned ActiveX controls to Disable
  • Change the Initialise and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe to Disable
  • Change the Installation of desktop items to Prompt
  • Change the Launching programs and files in an IFRAME to Prompt
  • Change the Navigate sub-frames across different domains to Prompt
  • When all these settings have been made, click on the OK button.
  • If it prompts you as to whether or not you want to save the settings, press the Yes button.
Next press the Apply button and then the OK to exit the Internet Properties page.
  • Use an Anti Virus Software - It is very important that your computer has an anti-virus software running on your machine. This alone can save you a lot of trouble with malware in the future. See this link for a listing of some on line & their stand-alone anti virus programs: hide
    Click here for more information on -> Computer Safety On line - Anti-Virus
    I would recommend Grisofts© AVG or AVAST©. As these are the more secure and better ones.
  • Update your Anti Virus Software - It is imperitive that you update your Anti virus software at least once a week (Even more if you wish). If you do not update your anti virus software then it will not be able to catch any of the new variants that may come out.
  • Use a Firewall - I can not stress how important it is that you use a Firewall on your computer. Without a firewall your computer is susceptible to being hacked and taken over. Simply using a Firewall in its default configuration can lower your risk greatly. For an article on Firewalls and a listing of some available ones see the link below:
    Click here for more information on -> Computer Safety On line - Software Firewalls
    I would recommend ZoneAlarm© as a firewall as it's easy to use. But for a more secure firewall, Sunbelts Kerio© is the one.
  • Visit Microsoft's Windows Update Site Frequently It is important that you visit http://www.windowsupdate.com regularly. This will ensure your computer has always the latest security updates available installed on your computer. If there are new updates to install, install them immediately, reboot your computer, and revisit the site until there are no more critical updates.
Next, if they're not already present, I would recommend the download and installation of some or all of the following programs (all free), and the updating of them regularly
  • Install Spybot© - Search and Destroy - Install and download Spybot - Search and Destroy with its TeaTimer option.
    This will provide real-time spyware & hijacker protection on your computer alongside your virus protection. You should also scan your computer with program on a regular basis just as you would an anti virus software. A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here: Click here for more info -->Instructions for - Spybot S & D and Ad-aware
  • Install Lavasofts© Ad-Aware - Install and download Ad-Aware. You should also scan your computer with the program on a regular basis just as you would an anti virus software in conjunction with Spybot. A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here: Click here for more info -->Instructions for - Spybot S & D and Ad-aware
  • Install Javacools© SpywareBlaster - SpywareBlaster will added a large list of programs and sites into your Internet Explorer and Firefox settings and that will protect you from running and downloading known malicious programs. A article on anti-malware products with links for this program and others can be found here: Click here for more info -->Computer Safety on line - Anti-Malware
  • Update all these programs regularly - Make sure you update all the programs I have listed regularly. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new malicious programs are released.
If you have any addition questions just ask...
David




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