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Windows 7: trojan rootkit and virus prevention

29 Oct 2012   #81
chas53

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
@ chas53, you need to keep all your programs, especially 'vulnerable' ones, such as Java and Adobe up to date! Keep Windows updates (critical and important) up to date.
Also, download and update/protect often SpywareBlaster (free), to protect you before, not after reaching a malicious web page!

Instructions and tutorial found here: Using SpywareBlaster to protect your computer from Spyware, Hijackers, and Malware

thank you for your reply Jacee.

when I downloaded YUMI (it was either that or Macrium), I clicked on the wrong download button. there were all these apps that wanted to be be installed. one of them changed my home page. I changed it back to Google, and did not think much of it until now.

something somewhere is goofed. do you have (or anyone) please have any thoughts on how I can fix it?


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29 Oct 2012   #82
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Do a 'system restore', when done ... follow my post above to download SywareBlaster! It will not let you (or anything else) change your home page unless you click "allow".
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29 Oct 2012   #83
chas53

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Do a 'system restore', when done ... follow my post above to download SywareBlaster! It will not let you (or anything else) change your home page unless you click "allow".

roger that.


thank you very much Jacee.
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29 Oct 2012   #84
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

So what has happened now?
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30 Oct 2012   #85
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

Test results
USB stick attached to a USB2 port. OK
USB stick attached to USB3 port. NOK===> Fail
USB3 Disk drive drive attached to USB3 port NOK <====== FAIL
USB3 Disk drive attached to USB2 port OK
USB2 Disk drive attached to USB3 Port NOK ==>FAIL
USB2 Disk drive attached to USB2 Port OK


On USB3 the program boots but doesn't see the image if it's on the same media when using a USB3 port.

Unfortunately the restore is quite slow on a USB2 port -- USB3 would speed it up by a factor of 10 but it doesn't work with a Full USB3 external drive attached to a USB3 port.

Cheers
jimbo
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30 Oct 2012   #86
chas53

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
So what has happened now?

I will do the System Restore and Spyware Blaster download and scan today.

thank you Jacee.


also thank you jimbo45. I will double check to make sure that usb3.0 is not the problem.
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30 Oct 2012   #87
chas53

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Jacee,

I just did a System Restore. I went back to Friday. (that was before the problem started.)

the problem has not gotten fixed.

do you (or anyone) have any other thoughts about what I could do to fix the problem?

I have not done the Spyware Blaster thing yet. should I still do that? (I'm thinking yes. just making sure.)
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30 Oct 2012   #88
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Download DDS from one of these links:
DDS.com
DDS.pif
  • Disable any script blocking protection
  • Double click the dds icon to run the tool.
  • When done, DDS will open two (2) logs:
    1. DDS.txt
    2. Attach.txt <--- will be minimized in the task tray
  • Save both reports to your desktop.
Include the contents of both logs in your next post.
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30 Oct 2012   #89
chas53

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Download DDS from one of these links:
DDS.com



DDS.pif
  • Disable any script blocking protection
  • Double click the dds icon to run the tool.
  • When done, DDS will open two (2) logs:
    1. DDS.txt
    2. Attach.txt <--- will be minimized in the task tray
  • Save both reports to your desktop.
Include the contents of both logs in your next post.

thank you Jacee. I downloaded it from the first link and am ready to run it.
would you please tell if this is how to "Disable any script blocking protection"?

internet options/ security tab/ click on custom level button/ scroll down to scripting/ disable active scriptinare there other ones I should disable? should i disable "scripting of java applets"?
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30 Oct 2012   #90
chas53

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

hey Jacee I disabled the java applet box too.I attached the dds logs:


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