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Windows 7: How to thwart the new DLL hijacks

09 Sep 2010   #21
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Good link, Jim; thanks.


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09 Sep 2010   #22
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
Morning everyone,

Just recieved this in the morning mail. I think ? it is a different slant on the subject....
A threat to common ".dll" files hits many apps

What really caught my eye was the part about the router adjustments.

I will have to brush up on what is posted here, and report back.
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Moore's second recommendation is to disable the WebClient Service, which will then block the Webdav vulnerability. (WebClient lets Windows apps create, access, and change Web-based files.) But this, too, should be done with caution it might disable services such as Skydrive and JungleDisk. To turn off WebClient, go into Control Panel, Administrative Tools, and then Services. Scroll toward the bottom and click WebClient. On the WebClient control windows, find Startup type and select Disabled.
This is should be well known for most of the home user that not using online stockage that often. I used to disabled it. Done it again for that good reason!
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09 Sep 2010   #23
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
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Moore's second recommendation is to disable the WebClient Service, which will then block the Webdav vulnerability. (WebClient lets Windows apps create, access, and change Web-based files.)
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But this, too, should be done with caution it might disable services such as Skydrive and JungleDisk.
To turn off WebClient, go into Control Panel, Administrative Tools, and then Services. Scroll toward the bottom and click WebClient. On the WebClient control windows, find Startup type and select Disabled.
This is should be well known for most of the home user that not using online stockage that often. I used to disabled it. Done it again for that good reason!
Noted.

There has been caution expressed on the windowssecrets forum also. See posts #7,8,9,13

Some ISPs already block the vunerable ports. #12

For the Opera, and Avast aficionados the end of post #13 (today = 090910):
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For what it is worth, Opera has today released v10.62 which fixes this problem, and the latest update to Avast also cures it. In both these cases the chances of getting infected were zilch, but the program writers are taking it seriously.
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