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Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by pascal, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. pascal

    pascal

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    Please be aware that I cannot access my first post "Help" as it is being blocked. So IF You can help Please respond here!!!!!!!


    If you read my previous post and can assist be aware that on sending the post I got that same security alert and was unable to view it. When I try to view that post I get blocked. When I do a search from IE through MSN for the word that makes up the metallic portion of a cutting utensil I get THE ALERT and am blocked. Can anyone please advise. I can't use "that" word without being block. All alerts show the same information on different ports being attacked!???!!?
    I depend so much on the kindness of strangers. TIA
    Glenn
     
  2. Glock Bob

    Glock Bob Snack Attack!!!

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    Firstly, download and install the following:

    1. avast! antivirus
    2. ZoneAlarm

    (Both of the above are free)

    Install both of these then take your computer off the network (unplug your Cat5 or phone cable). Shut down Norton and run avast! to see if you're truly infected. If you are not, remove Norton and keep avast! and ZoneAlarm. You'll be fine.
     

  3. pascal

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    Thanks for the response Glock Bob,
    I did partially as you advised and will do it exactly after I download Avast. I unplugged and disabled NIS. I ran AVG on my system, with no infection. Installed and updated Zonealarm. Everything o.k. With NIS enabled I visited the site that has consistently triggered the Alert and it did as before. With NIS disabled I could visit the site and Zonealarm gave no complaint.
    Please advise me if this is a good sign! Thanks again for the assistance. I'll post again after the correct procedure results.
     
  4. Washington D.C.

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    Oh,there are a lot of complaints about Norton firewall blocking websites and things that wouldn't normally be blocked.I guess it keeps it safer but it can be annoying.I find Comodo anti-virus to be one of tte most sensitive.On Avast you can turn up the sensitivity all the way.It takes much longer to scan but will scan zip files and other compressed files.I still Comodo better at this though.
     
  5. pascal

    pascal

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    Thank you Sirs,
    I made the mistake of trying to uninstall and reinstall NIS and am having quite a divergence of the instructions and the actualities. Running Zone and AVG. Still showing no infections. Alot of alerts with Zone that it's blocking but none advise of a Trojan. Any more insight or advice is appreciated.
     
  6. Washington D.C.

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    A bit more involved but you could try RegAuditor

    http://majorgeeks.com/RegAuditor_d5049.html

    First see if it finds anything.If it does.right click on each item in the list and choose open in regedit.It will show again highlighted in blue on a list on the far left of the screen.Right click only on it on the left side and choose delete.Do this for each item in the original list.


    Another good tool is RemoveIT

    http://majorgeeks.com/RemoveIT_Pro_d4878.html

    Clean up temp files and cookies with Ccleaner

    http://majorgeeks.com/downloads12.html

    Another fairly decent scanner is Asquared

    http://majorgeeks.com/a-squared_a%B2_Free_edition_d4281.html

    I normally just use AVG and Zone Alarm because they are the easiest to use and they work.Norton can be difficult to install and uninstall and I can't really recommend it.I keep Ewido and Ccleaner running in my PC and SpywareBlaster which prevents changes being made to the PC by spyware but doesn't scan for things.It keeps them out before damage.

    http://majorgeeks.com/SpywareBlaster_d2859.html

    These are my normal security prohrams

    Firewall

    Zone Alarm

    http://majorgeeks.com/ZoneAlarm_Free_d388.html


    anti virus

    AVG

    http://majorgeeks.com/AVG_Free_Edition_d886.html

    spyware scanner

    Ewido

    http://majorgeeks.com/Ewido_Anti-Malware_d4677.html

    spyware blocker

    SpywareBlaster

    http://majorgeeks.com/SpywareBlaster_d2859.html

    drive cleaner and registry cleaner

    Ccleaner

    http://majorgeeks.com/CCleaner_Slim_No_Yahoo_Toolbar_English_d4191.html
     
  7. pascal

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    Hello,
    Used Avast and after a lengthy scan it showed zero infections. So Avast, AVG and NAV have been clear. I am currently running:
    windows defender
    webroot spysweep
    AVG
    Avast
    CCleaner
    ZoneAlarm
    Is this complete protection for XP on a dial-up used only when going online?
    May I consider myself presently uninfected by Blade Runner and safe for the future?
    thanks again
     
  8. Washington D.C.

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    You should run only one anti virus program.AVG or Avast whichever one you prefer but not both.Webroot Spysweeper is a good one but I find it slows my PC a bit.Zone Alarm is a good firewall.I currevtly use Ewido in place of Webroot Sptsweeper and Windows Defender.I use it as a scanner only so I add SpywareBlaster to protect the system.those you have are good but you should only run AVG or Avast but not both as this can cause conflict.I found that Ewido found more things than Windows Defender and at least as many things as Webroot Spysweeper.If you use the free version add SpywareBlaster.
     
  9. pascal

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    Hey
    Avast advised that it conflicts with certain features of Zone Alarm. Ever hear of that? Previously purchased Webroot. Been pretty satisfied with it.
    But am I safe ????
     
  10. Washington D.C.

    Washington D.C.

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    Yes,I've heard of that.I stay with AVG and Zone Alarm for the least trouble.
     
  11. Washington D.C.

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    With everthing you have you should be safe.Still have to be careful of strange emails and websites though.
     
  12. pascal

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    Thanks for the Help!
    I removed AVG for the time being as you advised, just running Avast. Is the "thorough" scan always necessary? It took over four hours and my drive isn't even a quarter full.
    Do you feel the need to upgrade ZoneAlarm to Pro? Also should I leave the Windows Firewall 'on' also?
    Looking forward to more knowledgeable/sage advise!
    BTW I bet if I installed NIS I'd still get the Security Alerts saying according to their Tech's that I'm infected.
     
  13. Washington D.C.

    Washington D.C.

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    Switch off Windows firewall when you have Zone Alarm.You don't need Zone Alarm Pro.The free version works fine and is better than Windows firewall and is plenty.
     
  14. pascal

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    O.K. sounds good. Now I have to figure out how to dump the trial ZoneAlarm Pro or just wait for the expiration.
    Thanks again for the support.
     
  15. Washington D.C.

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    If you downloaded the latest version of Zone Alarm free you can uninstall the one you have and maybe pick only the free version when you reinstall Zine Alarm.

    http://majorgeeks.com/ZoneAlarm_Free_d388.html