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#1 malwarezh8t3r

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 12:20 AM

I've ocasionally browsed the site and always learn something new on each vist. I'm not as informed as i would like to be about internet security, safety, and at least attempting to maintain whatever level of privacy or anonymity is possible these days.

I know you all are extremely busy, so I'm dreaming when I say i hope to meet some friendly folks that have time to teach or "mentor" me.

I registered almost a month ago because it seems like i read a post saying that registered members didn't revieve the same level of ads when visiting the site, so I've been logging in and It keeps reminding me to say hello and and introduce myself in the forums.

:guitar:  So, Hi!

I have so many things I would like to ask, but don't know where to start.


Edited by computerxpds, 28 March 2015 - 12:53 PM.
Moved to Windows 10 from Introductions as requested ~ Computerxpds


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Posted 27 March 2015 - 02:02 AM

:welcome: to BC!

Do not worry - we are all here to learn :thumbup2:

If you can give us an outline of what you would like to ask, I can redirect you to the appropriate forum.

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 01:32 PM

As Alex has posted we are all here to learn.

 

You could start this by opening a topic in the Windows forums, choose the forum which matches your version of Windows.  

 

I would suggest posting the make and model of your computer.

 

If you use the instructions below you can post a Speccy Snapshot which will answer a lot of questions regarding this computer.  

 

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download. 
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 
speccy9_zps2d9cdedc.png
 
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 
speccy7_zpsfa02105f.png
 
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 
speccy3_zps1791b093.png
 
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.
 
 
 
If you use the instructions below we will have a better idea of what programs you have installed, and can make suggestions from there.
 

Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.
 
Checkmark only the following checkbox:
 
• List Installed Programs
 
Click on Go to start the scan.  Once it is finished highlight the text, copy it and paste it in your next post.
 

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 01:23 AM

Hey guys, thanks for the reply. I'll get reply shortly with the requested info. Also, I could login to the irc, just curious, is it more secure to use mirc or other software, or is the browser link same ok? Opinions?

 



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Posted 28 March 2015 - 02:02 AM

Hello there,

Using a standalone client (i.e. mIRC, IceChat) is mainly due to the extra functionalities, and is recommended if you frequently visit IRC. Otherwise it is the same as the flash client in terms of security.

Hope this helps :)

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 02:21 AM

I have used speccy and mini toolbox before, but that is just the sort of question that i had. Although I'm guessing here, Isn't all of that metadata available to most, if not every site i vist, and if so or not, wouldn't posting it here in a public forum make me somewhat more non-anonamous due to webcrawlers and bots etc?



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Posted 28 March 2015 - 06:25 AM

I know that some of the analysis tools here will show as false positives.  Is it possible that i got a bad copy of these files or are these FP's and is there a way for a non-malware expert like myself to tell?

 

 

MiniToolBox.exe   (Suspicious_GEN.F47V0310)

 

Speccy.exe   Although the scanner didn't flag this one, 2 users did?

 

winrar-x64-521.exe  (Suspicious_GEN.F47V0216)  I know this one isn't from BP, just interested in opinions before installing.


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Posted 28 March 2015 - 07:41 AM

I requested that you start a new topic in the appropriate Windows forum.

 

This forum is for introductions, not for discussing specific computer problems.

 

Please post the operating system used in this computer and a moderator will move this topic to the appropriate forum.

 

Please do not PM me with questions which should be addressed in a topic.


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Posted 28 March 2015 - 11:51 AM

I'm terribly sorry about that.  Thanks again for the assistance. 

 

I'm Currently using Windows 10 Build 10041.



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Posted 28 March 2015 - 07:38 PM

I've ocasionally browsed the site and always learn something new on each vist.

That is exatly how I got addicted.

Welcome aboard and please share your experiences with us.

Thanks

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