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Windows 7: What is a backdoor? help

06 Jan 2010   #31
yadielfeliciano

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I don't really know how to answer that but its in the mid settings... oh and I'm no longer gettings notifications and my computer runs much faster after the malwarebytes scan..


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06 Jan 2010   #32
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

right-click the icon in the taskbar: "Firewall Security Level" & "Defence+ Security Level" ?
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06 Jan 2010   #33
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corrine View Post
As to the Symantec instructions, I do not agree with the recommendation that you disable System Restore. Clean the computer first, then create a fresh restore point and use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the last restore point.
I think the reason that it recommended to turn off System Restore is because of the chance that the infected machine takes a current image of itself with the trojan included...you restore back to the last point (the one just made) and you are now in an infinite loop...

Now you could always just restore to an even earlier one but the common user will go for the one made last...
Yes, if a new checkpoint is made while the computer is still infected and the computer is restored to that point, the infection will be restored. That, however, is not my point. The objective is to remove the infection from the computer, create a clean restore point and then, as I indicated, use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the last (clean) restore point.

Between false positives and user error, having an infected restore point to return to and start over is better than an unbootable machine, most particularly in situations where it is an OEM install with no disks and no backup.

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yadielfeliciano, now is the time to create a new restore point and use Disk Cleanup:

For Windows Vista and Windows 7:
  • Click start, type Disk Cleanup in the search box
  • Right-Click Disk Cleanup and select "Run as Administrator" and accept the UAC elevation prompt.
  • Select the drive where Windows is installed (if you have more than one drive) and click "OK".
  • When the scan completes, check/uncheck desired boxes.
  • Next, please click the More Options tab at the top.
  • Click the "Clean up..." button under the "System Restore and Shadow Copies" section at the bottom.
  • Click Delete in response to the question "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?", click OK and answer Yes again.
  • The disk clean up utility will remove the selected items. When it completes, please restart the computer to properly record the changes made to the hard disk.
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06 Jan 2010   #34
yadielfeliciano

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hackerman1 View Post
right-click the icon in the taskbar: "Firewall Security Level" & "Defence+ Security Level" ?
Sateful
Safe mode
Safe mode
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06 Jan 2010   #35
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

hi !

ok, good.
however, if you get too many popups you can run both in training-mode for a couple of days.
Comodo recommends about 1 week for the firewall, so it can "learn" your "normal" use of software.
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06 Jan 2010   #36
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

hi !

regarding Comodo´s firewall: another good thing to do is blocking all INCOMING connections, i have noticed several attacks on my PC,
it has happened so many times that i got tired of getting all those popups where i have to answer Block all the time,
so i decided to block all incoming connnections, since there is really no reason to allow incoming connections for normal use.

right-click the Comodo-icon, open, "Firewall", "Advanced" on the left-menu, "Network Security Policy" at the top in middle-menu,
"Global Rules" upper left, "Add" at the right, "Network Control Rule", in "Action"-window select Block, in "Direction" select In.

click "Apply".

close all Comodo-windows.
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06 Jan 2010   #37
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

You ran MBam but you didn't check to remove the malware?

* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
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06 Jan 2010   #38
yadielfeliciano

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
You ran MBam but you didn't check to remove the malware?

* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
Yes, I removed all the malware and the ads, popups are gone, and the fake notifications are gone too
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06 Jan 2010   #39
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

How about Disk Cleanup?
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06 Jan 2010   #40
yadielfeliciano

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corrine View Post
How about Disk Cleanup?
YUPP that too thanks everyone!
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