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Am I Infected?


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#1 EddieT.H.

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 10:34 PM

ok, so i in fatwallet and i was in the forums, i clicked on a hp website but it redirected me to xxx.anrdoezrs.net, luckily it said it could not connect, i think its because of my hosts files, so am i infected?
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I used xxx so it wont be a link, i think
anyways, i think anrdoezrs is a malware site...because its in the hosts file but can anyone give me mroe information?
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Posted 23 January 2007 - 11:30 PM

If a connection couldn't be established and it's listed in your hosts file,you are probably okay.

You may want to read this topic; Simple Steps to Keep Your Computer Secure.

Then update and run your antispyware and antivirus scans just to be sure.
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Posted 23 January 2007 - 11:37 PM

i ran my antispyware, super antispyware, and it found nothing, but i still have doubts my computer is unsafe...can anyoen give me information about this site, siteadvisor was no help
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Posted 24 January 2007 - 01:04 AM

A great link scanning tool is Exploit Prevention Labs: Link Scanner.

I use it all the time,and it is courtesy of one of our very own members here at BC.

Why are you doubting the safety of your computer, even after after running the scans?
Is it behaving typical of a computer that is infected?
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Posted 24 January 2007 - 09:26 AM

Are you doing your scans in "SAFE MODE"?
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Posted 24 January 2007 - 08:27 PM

NO, does it matter if it is safe mode?
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Posted 24 January 2007 - 08:34 PM

The Windows operating system protects files when they are being accessed by an application or a program. Hackers know this so they write malware that can insert itself and hide in these protected areas when the files are being used. Using Safe Mode reduces the number of modules requesting files to only the essentials to make your computer functional. This in turn reduces the number of hiding places for malware, making it easier to find and delete the offending files.
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Posted 24 January 2007 - 10:29 PM

SO if i scan it in safe mode and nothing comes up, does that mean my computer is safe?
If i understand the hosts files correctly, if you visit the site andoezrs and you have a host files blocking that connection, and it says it cannot connect, will it be as if i never visited that site?
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Posted 25 January 2007 - 06:05 AM

No single product is 100% foolproof and can detect and remove all threats at any given time. The security industry is in a constant state of change with new infections coming out on a daily basis. Each vendor has its own definition of what constitutes spyware and scanning your computer using different criteria will yield different results. The fact that each program has its own definition files means that some malware may be picked up by one that could be missed by another. Thus, a layered defense using several products to supplement your anti-virus and scanning in safe mode provides the most complete protection.

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