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Windows 7: Windows Security Warning


13 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Windows Security Warning

Hello,

I apologize if this is not in the correct place or if this has been answered already, I did a search and did not come across what I was looking for.

I have recently started receiving a pop up error at random titled "Windows Security Warning- This page is accessing information that is not under its control"

After an extensive Google search I found the same answer over and over,
Quote:
1. Start Internet Explorer 6.
2. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
3. On the Security tab, click Internet, and then click Custom Level.
4. In the Security Settings list, change Access data sources across domains (under Miscellaneous) to Enable.
5. Click OK to close the Security Settings dialog box.
6. Click Yes when you receive the following message:
Are you sure you want to change the security settings for this zone?
7. Click OK to close the Internet Options dialog box.
Got this from Microsoft link: KB Article: 829934
I had been using the latest version of Firefox and do not use IE if I can help it.
After doing the above steps I did not seen any change, Firefox did not have the same options so I made a couple changes to the security but had the same result.

I have done the changes and rebooted several times, I even tried making the changes on both the x64 IE and the 32 just to say I tried. I am uncertain if it is a virus giving me a false reading so I ran the following scans with little to nothing found.

Avira antivir
Super Antispyware
CCleaner
Eusing registry cleaner
Spyware Doctor
ESET Smart Security 4

Outside of windows I tried Avira Rescue CD
and DrWeb Live CD.

I then uninstalled as many programs as I could that I knew I would not use or need for a while and rolled back both Firefox and yahoo messenger to an earlier version.

I don't know if this will help but here is my hijackthis log info:
Code:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:16:15 PM, on 8/13/2011
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal
 
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Uniblue\DriverScanner\dsmonitor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedhlp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Acronis\TrueImageHome\OnlineBackupStandalone\TrueImageMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Acronis\TrueImageHome\TrueImageMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\RivaTuner v2.24 MSI Master Overclocking Arena 2009 edition\RivaTuner.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe
 
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = SearchCompletion Search
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = MSN.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = MSN.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = Bing
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = Bing
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = MSN.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,Default_Search_URL = SearchCompletion Search
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = 
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName = 
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {81017EA9-9AA8-4A6A-9734-7AF40E7D593F} - (no file)
O1 - Hosts: ::1 localhost #[IPv6]
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: Increase performance and video formats for your HTML5 <video> - {326E768D-4182-46FD-9C16-1449A49795F4} - C:\Program Files (x86)\DivX\DivX Plus Web Player\npdivx32.dll
O2 - BHO: Use the DivX Plus Web Player to watch web videos with less interruptions and smoother playback on supported sites - {593DDEC6-7468-4cdd-90E1-42DADAA222E9} - C:\Program Files (x86)\DivX\DivX Plus Web Player\npdivx32.dll
O2 - BHO: Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Messenger Companion Helper - {9FDDE16B-836F-4806-AB1F-1455CBEFF289} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Companion\companioncore.dll
O2 - BHO: SkypeIEPluginBHO - {AE805869-2E5C-4ED4-8F7B-F1F7851A4497} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\skypeieplugin.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll (file missing)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SAOB Monitor] C:\Program Files (x86)\Acronis\TrueImageHome\OnlineBackupStandalone\TrueImageMonitor.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TrueImageMonitor.exe] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Acronis\TrueImageHome\TrueImageMonitor.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Sidebar] C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SUPERAntiSpyware] C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [RESTART_STICKY_NOTES] C:\Windows\System32\StikyNot.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-21-2435096790-1423484295-1306160899-1008\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /autoRun (User 'UpdatusUser')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-21-2435096790-1423484295-1306160899-1008\..\RunOnce: [mctadmin] C:\Windows\System32\mctadmin.exe (User 'UpdatusUser')
O6 - HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
O8 - Extra context menu item: Append Link Target to Existing PDF - res://C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppendSelLinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Append to Existing PDF - res://C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert Link Target to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECaptureSelLinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Upload to Facebook - C:\Program Files (x86)\WebcamMax\share\iecontext.htm
O9 - Extra button: @C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Companion\companionlang.dll,-600 - {0000036B-C524-4050-81A0-243669A86B9F} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Companion\companioncore.dll
O9 - Extra button: @C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WindowsLiveWriterShortcuts.dll,-1004 - {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WriterBrowserExtension.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WindowsLiveWriterShortcuts.dll,-1003 - {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WriterBrowserExtension.dll
O9 - Extra button: Skype Plug-In - {898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\skypeieplugin.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Skype Plug-In - {898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\skypeieplugin.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files (x86)\common files\microsoft shared\windows live\wlidnsp.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files (x86)\common files\microsoft shared\windows live\wlidnsp.dll
O11 - Options group: [ACCELERATED_GRAPHICS] Accelerated graphics
O18 - Protocol: skype-ie-addon-data - {91774881-D725-4E58-B298-07617B9B86A8} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\skypeieplugin.dll
O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~2\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
O18 - Protocol: wlpg - {E43EF6CD-A37A-4A9B-9E6F-83F89B8E6324} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\AlbumDownloadProtocolHandler.dll
O23 - Service: SAS Core Service (!SASCORE) - SUPERAntiSpyware.com - C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE64.EXE
O23 - Service: ArcSoft Connect Daemon (ACDaemon) - ArcSoft Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exe
O23 - Service: Acronis Scheduler2 Service (AcrSch2Svc) - Acronis - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
O23 - Service: Acronis Nonstop Backup Service (afcdpsrv) - Acronis - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Acronis\CDP\afcdpsrv.exe
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\Alg.exe,-112 (ALG) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\alg.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: ASP.NET State Service (aspnet_state) - Unknown owner - (no file)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\efssvc.dll,-100 (EFS) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: ESET HTTP Server (EhttpSrv) - ESET - C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\EHttpSrv.exe
O23 - Service: ESET Service (ekrn) - ESET - C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\x86\ekrn.exe
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\fxsresm.dll,-118 (Fax) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\fxssvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: FLEXnet Licensing Service - Acresso Software Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe
O23 - Service: FLEXnet Licensing Service 64 - Acresso Software Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService64.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: @keyiso.dll,-100 (KeyIso) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Logitech Bluetooth Service (LBTServ) - Logitech, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\logishrd\Bluetooth\LBTServ.exe
O23 - Service: @comres.dll,-2797 (MSDTC) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\msdtc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\System32\netlogon.dll,-102 (Netlogon) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (nvsvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Update Service Daemon (nvUpdatusService) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA Updatus\daemonu.exe
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\psbase.dll,-300 (ProtectedStorage) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\Locator.exe,-2 (RpcLocator) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\locator.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\samsrv.dll,-1 (SamSs) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: PC Tools Auxiliary Service (sdAuxService) - PC Tools - C:\Program Files (x86)\PC Tools Security\pctsAuxs.exe
O23 - Service: PC Tools Security Service (sdCoreService) - PC Tools - C:\Program Files (x86)\PC Tools Security\pctsSvc.exe
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\snmptrap.exe,-3 (SNMPTRAP) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\snmptrap.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\spoolsv.exe,-1 (Spooler) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\sppsvc.exe,-101 (sppsvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\sppsvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Stereoscopic 3D Driver Service (Stereo Service) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\ui0detect.exe,-101 (UI0Detect) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\UI0Detect.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\vaultsvc.dll,-1003 (VaultSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\vds.exe,-100 (vds) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\vds.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\vssvc.exe,-102 (VSS) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\vssvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\Wat\WatUX.exe,-601 (WatAdminSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\Wat\WatAdminSvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\wbengine.exe,-104 (wbengine) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\wbengine.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%Systemroot%\system32\wbem\wmiapsrv.exe,-110 (wmiApSrv) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\wbem\WmiApSrv.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%PROGRAMFILES%\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe,-101 (WMPNetworkSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe (file missing)
 
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End of file - 11446 bytes
I have only come across very minor spyware and no changes I make seems to get rid of this annoying popup. If anyone has any ideas I would greatly appreciate the help and I will provide whatever additional information I can if needed.

Thank you for your time and any help provided


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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13 Aug 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums Timberwolf460. I did some reading. What do you have set as your homepage? Try setting the home page to about:blank to see if this is the issue.

Chances are the page causing the problem is pulling content from a source off that domain, such as using frames but the content of a frame is coming from a different domain. It's not advised to set the security settings to Access data sources across domains. This is basically saying, allow this to happen, and don't bother me.

Unfortunately, you are then bypassing the security that is trying to prevent content from an unknown domain. If you add the page to your trusted zone, it will at least only affect that one page, but again, you are saying accept the situation. Really the troublesome web page should fix their page. If it isn't your homepage causing it, it will be harder to track down.

A Guy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I originally had google.com as my home page on Firefox. IE was set as a default to something like msn.com I forget exactly. I tried your suggestion on both versions of IE and Firefox and unfortunately got the same result.

I forgot to mention that I do not need to have my browser open for this to happen, it usually happens when I do something like send an IM or open a video game like half life 2. Depending on what I'm doing it has a gap of about 5-10 minutes before another pop up occurs. Many times I have come back to the pc to find the same popup came up a dozen times overlapping itself.
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13 Aug 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

OK, I am far from a security expert Hang in there, and more knowledgeable people will be along. IM certainly accesses the internet, does half life 2? Or is it a completely offline game? A Guy
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14 Aug 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yes Half-life 2 has a multiplayer version that I play frequently and usually about 5 minutes into a match I will get hit with the pop up and it will kick me out of the game.

Thank you for your help
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14 Aug 2011   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

You could also monitor what is accessing the internet. IM, will of course show, as you have just used it. But if the game is as well, you can tell. 2 ways you can do this. First is with the free program TCPEye. The second is with the netstat command within windows.

Start> In search box type cmd> Right click on cmd.exe in results above and choose Run as administrator> Type in

netstat -bn

and press enter. This will list what programs are accessing the internet. You can also create a log file and let it run in the background.

Open the advanced command prompt per above, then type in

netstat -b 5 >> C:\connections.txt

This command will run with five-second intervals until stopped by entering Ctrl+c. It will save a text file log at C:\connections.txt

This will likely show that IM and/or Half Life 2 are accessing the internet when the popup occurs. Then finding how to stop the popups will again be the issue, rather than a security problem. I'll look into this error using those two programs and see if I find anything. A Guy
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14 Aug 2011   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hello Timberwolf and welcome.

Two more free scans for you to try because malware on your system could also be causing those popups.

Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO removes malware including viruses, spyware, worms and trojans, plus it protects your computer

Hitman Pro 3 - SurfRight

In the case of Malwarebytes make sure to update their data signatures and run the full scan. (It could take an hour or more depending on the size of your hard drive.) With Hitman Pro make sure you download/install the correct 32-bit or 64-bit depending on your system. Their scan should take less than 10 minutes.

If either one detects any malware follow the prompts to remove.
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14 Aug 2011   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

It would seem likely both IM and Half Life 2 are using IE to access the web, and this is an IE warning due to some content being on a domain other then the domain being accessed. If the antimalware scans come up clean. I think discovering the url and adding them to your trusted zone would cure this. I am just concerned that it is just normal, and not malware or an infection. I believe a custom level in IE would correct this. A Guy
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14 Aug 2011   #9

win7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

"I have recently started receiving a pop up error"

how recently?
since the last MS updates were installed?

doe2 the actual warning look like this attached file (which shows the program name)?

did this start happening since you started using IE9?


Attached Images
 
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14 Aug 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I ran another chkdsk scan on both my C drive and E (system reserve) and this time the problem appears to be fixed. I have not received the pop up since.

I am uncertain exactly what was fixed so I'm sorry for the lack of detail but it is at least fixed at the moment.


Thank you all for your suggestions and help.
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