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Forum: System Security 17 Jun 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 20,067
Posted By Carbonyl
Best Anti-Rootkit for x64 windows 7?

Hi everyone.

It's been a while since the 64-bit version of Win 7 became mainstream. Back when it was new, there were very few anti-rootkit solutions available for any x64 system, and very few...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 12 Apr 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,587
Posted By Carbonyl
Quick question: New video card installation and reactivation?

As the title implies, I have a pretty quick (and probably stupid) question regarding upgrading my video card. I'm readying myself to swap out my old GPU for a new one, and I'm currently running...
Forum: System Security 22 Mar 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,471
Posted By Carbonyl
Not true if you're on an x64 system. Remember,...

Not true if you're on an x64 system. Remember, the developer of Sandboxie himself has warned that the x64 version of Sandboxie is inherently less secure than the x86 version. He's doing a good job,...
Forum: System Security 14 Mar 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,938
Posted By Carbonyl
Thanks very much for the input. I have tried...

Thanks very much for the input. I have tried Jotti's, and got much the same result as VirusTotal. ESET is my primary antivirus, as well as being contained in the VirusTotal results - ESET says the...
Forum: System Security 14 Mar 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,938
Posted By Carbonyl
VirusTotal: When is it a false positive, when is it new malware?

Hi everyone. Perhaps this is a stupid question, but I'm rather curious if there is any way to confirm that something is a false positive when it comes to malware scans?

Recently I've become...
Forum: System Security 11 Mar 2011
Replies: 2
Views: 2,882
Posted By Carbonyl
Anti-Rootkit scanners for x64?

Hi everyone,

A year and a half or so ago, I recall that there weren't many options available for rootkit scanning and detection on x64 flavors of Windows 7. In particular, Rootkit Revealer and...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 23 Feb 2011
Replies: 10
Views: 12,696
Posted By Carbonyl
I got the same error this morning, for the same...

I got the same error this morning, for the same update. Usually when Windows Update gets an error, I can check update again and the missed update will be available for download. This time, KB2387530...
Forum: General Discussion 15 Jul 2010
Replies: 1
Views: 945
Posted By Carbonyl
Power loss, and Windows tools for analyzing possible damage?

Hi everyone,

Sorry if this thread is too non-specific or stupid, but I've just run across an unsettling problem and I was hoping to get some advice.

Today some maintenance personnel were...
Forum: System Security 04 Jul 2010
Replies: 4
Views: 7,788
Posted By Carbonyl
rundll32.exe processing srrstr.dll?

Hi everyone. Just a quick question: Is anyone familiar with this phenomenon? I left my computer idle to work in the kitchen for about 25 min, and when I returned I found that rundll32.exe was running...
Forum: System Security 08 Mar 2010
Replies: 23
Views: 1,824
Posted By Carbonyl
Interesting. Thanks for the information. Not...

Interesting. Thanks for the information.

Not sure if you're still following this thread, or the one over on the Opera boards, but someone dropped a link to a PoC exploit that made some of the...
Forum: System Security 05 Mar 2010
Replies: 23
Views: 1,824
Posted By Carbonyl
Sure, I'll PM you with the URL to the PHP exploit...

Sure, I'll PM you with the URL to the PHP exploit as soon as I can. EDIT: For some reason the forums say you've been set to not receive private messages. Sorry, I can't seem to send you the link...
Forum: System Security 05 Mar 2010
Replies: 23
Views: 1,824
Posted By Carbonyl
Oh believe me, it's exploitable. Plenty much so....

Oh believe me, it's exploitable. Plenty much so. There are proof of concept attacks already published on the web, but I won't link to live exploits on this forum. I wouldn't be surprised if Opera is...
Forum: System Security 04 Mar 2010
Replies: 23
Views: 1,824
Posted By Carbonyl
Heads up Opera users. New Vulnerability.

Opera's latest release of 10.5 has a 'highly critical' security flaw. Secuina reports that this vulnerability may allow execution of remote code, and that it may also impact version 10.1 as well as...
Forum: System Security 04 Mar 2010
Replies: 63
Views: 10,258
Posted By Carbonyl
Because some virus packages out there don't make...

Because some virus packages out there don't make it very obvious when you get infected, so you'd never know. And even with the ones that are obvious, if they drop a rootkit, you'll never be removing...
Forum: System Security 01 Mar 2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,958
Posted By Carbonyl
Thanks for the input. I uninstalled ESET. I was a...

Thanks for the input. I uninstalled ESET. I was a die-hard ESET fan once but lately I have moved away from ESET due to these reasons.[/QUOTE]

Wow. I used to trust ESET more than any other A/V....
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 24 Feb 2010
Replies: 46
Views: 7,863
Posted By Carbonyl
Yeah, it does install a new service. No Winpatrol...

Yeah, it does install a new service. No Winpatrol Plus info because it's a new service, it doesn't know about it yet.
...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 24 Feb 2010
Replies: 46
Views: 7,863
Posted By Carbonyl
Can anyone else who installed all of the updates...

Can anyone else who installed all of the updates (including the Activation one) confirm the presence of a new service called WatAdminSvc.exe? After updating Windows with all of the available updates...
Forum: System Security 23 Feb 2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,288
Posted By Carbonyl
Who told you that VPN would prevent a virus...

Who told you that VPN would prevent a virus attack? VPN is not a barrier against infection. VPN was never meant to prevent malware from infecting a computer.

In simplest terms, VPN is a method of...
Forum: System Security 11 Feb 2010
Replies: 14
Views: 3,595
Posted By Carbonyl
Upload the file (Niwus.exe) to Virus Total...

Upload the file (Niwus.exe) to Virus Total (http://www.Virustotal.com), and if any A/V scanners pick it up as something nasty.

I can tell you that rundll32.exe, service.exe, taskhost.exe,...
Forum: System Security 11 Feb 2010
Replies: 29
Views: 10,953
Posted By Carbonyl
This is the best defense overall.[/QUOTE] ...

This is the best defense overall.[/QUOTE]

Common sense and "safe-browsing" habits are nothing but a false sense of security when alone.

However, when combined with proactive security software...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 08 Feb 2010
Replies: 1
Views: 11,276
Posted By Carbonyl
Windows update failure: WindowsUpdate_800705B4

Hi everyone. I've recently run into some problems with Windows Update that I've never seen before. I've been running Windows 7 Professional x64 since the RTM (months now), and I've never had an...
Forum: System Security 03 Feb 2010
Replies: 5
Views: 24,702
Posted By Carbonyl
3 things cannot go wrong. Let either NOD32 or...

3 things cannot go wrong. Let either NOD32 or MBAM remove it.[/QUOTE]

???

When I say all three came back with negative results, I mean all three said the file was clean. Should I still delete...
Forum: System Security 02 Feb 2010
Replies: 5
Views: 24,702
Posted By Carbonyl
Where should you see runDLL32.exe, and how many copies?

Hi everyone. Quick question for you all. Sorry if it's so quick as to be stupid! I'm running Win 7 x64 Professional for this inquiry:

rundll32.exe is a common MicroSoft Windows file that most of...
Forum: Security News 26 Jan 2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,113
Posted By Carbonyl
Interesting! Google Adsense/Adwords have been a...

Interesting! Google Adsense/Adwords have been a recent vector for spreading malware lately (See this story (http://securitylabs.websense.com/content/Blogs/3264.aspx), for example). I wonder if that...
Forum: System Security 25 Jan 2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,590
Posted By Carbonyl
I saw this over on Wilders, and I admit I am very...

I saw this over on Wilders, and I admit I am very impressed and tempted with that price!

Does anyone have any experience with WinPatrol they can share, particularly on x64 based Win 7 machines? Is...
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