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Windows 7: wininit.exe - Safe to allow connection or not?

04 Mar 2010   #11
Pichu

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

lol do you even need a firewall? What is your firewall suppose to protect anyways...=P
though, it might still be a good idea either way lol, but examining your test results, a strong firewall is unnecessary. Perhaps, you should just stick with windows firewall XD. Your stealth tests are impressive. You shouldn't have much to worry about. In this case, the only way for a connection to cause damage to your computer is if you allow it to, like clicking a button that allows a connection. You are mostly secure
Cheers!


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04 Mar 2010   #12
Dj SharK

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pichu View Post
lol do you even need a firewall? What is your firewall suppose to protect anyways...=P
though, it might still be a good idea either way lol, but examining your test results, a strong firewall is unnecessary. Perhaps, you should just stick with windows firewall XD. Your stealth tests are impressive. You shouldn't have much to worry about. In this case, the only way for a connection to cause damage to your computer is if you allow it to, like clicking a button that allows a connection. You are mostly secure
Cheers!
Cheers for all your assistance and response mate.
I'm very confident with the security part of it now and will remove Comodo and use Windows build-in firewall instead.

Thank you.
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04 Mar 2010   #13
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

You might just want to run Malwarebytes to make sure everything is okay:

download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop
|MG| Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.44 Download
* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select Perform full scan, then click Scan.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
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04 Mar 2010   #14
Dj SharK

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 7600
 
 

Thanks Jacee. Just did that and here are the results.

Quote:
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.44
Database version: 3824
Windows 6.1.7600
Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385

Friday, 05 Mar 2010 3:29:56 AM
mbam-log-2010-03-05 (03-29-56).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|)
Objects scanned: 192947
Time elapsed: 55 minute(s), 5 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 1
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\spy protector (Rogue.SpyProtector) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
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04 Mar 2010   #15
Pichu

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dj SharK View Post
Thanks Jacee. Just did that and here are the results.

Quote:
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.44
Database version: 3824
Windows 6.1.7600
Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385

Friday, 05 Mar 2010 3:29:56 AM
mbam-log-2010-03-05 (03-29-56).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|)
Objects scanned: 192947
Time elapsed: 55 minute(s), 5 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 1
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\spy protector (Rogue.SpyProtector) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
I'm surprised that something managed to get a registry key to into your computer...It doesn't seem to be a firewall issue though.

Simply, make sure anti-malwarebyte does not use the real-time protection as it is never recommended to use more than one real-time protection on a computer.
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