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Simply Red
10-09-2006, 10:42 PM
I was surfing the net when suddenly all of this spyware prevention came up and since all of the hysteria, I can't get my home page back it say isafetypage.com and suddenly I have a pop up blocker and spyware prevention toolbar. Must get kcchiefs.com back and get rid of this new toolbar of crap.

Simplex3
10-09-2006, 10:44 PM
ROFL

You're f**ked. Write a thank you letter to Bill Gates.

morphius
10-09-2006, 10:50 PM
Try adaware and sbybot and go from there.

Good luck man.

Simply Red
10-09-2006, 10:50 PM
ROFL

You're f**ked. Write a thank you letter to Bill Gates.

Uh no. I highly doubt it is that serious.

Simply Red
10-09-2006, 10:51 PM
Try adaware and sbybot and go from there.

Good luck man.

Just performed a Mcafee virus scan and nothing was found.

SLAG
10-09-2006, 10:52 PM
try a google search or read up a bit and post over at these forums

they are pretty helpful

http://forums.spywareinfo.com/

morphius
10-09-2006, 10:52 PM
Just performed a Mcafee virus scan and nothing was found.
because it is not a virus, it is spyware.

spybot with teatime runner would ask you before allowing anyone to change your homepage in IE.

morphius
10-09-2006, 10:53 PM
http://www.spybot.info/en/mirrors/index.html

Simplex3
10-09-2006, 10:55 PM
Uh no. I highly doubt it is that serious.
Let's examine it this way. By you browsing the web, someone gained enough priviliges on your computer to install software. This requires administrative access. Therefore, that someone could have put anything anywhere on your system that they wanted to. At this point your PC is completely comprimised. You may get your home page back, you may even get that toolbar removed, but you'll never know if you have your PC clean or not unless you reinstall.

Halfcan
10-09-2006, 10:56 PM
Hit your computer with a hammer.

Simply Red
10-09-2006, 10:57 PM
Let's examine it this way. By you browsing the web, someone gained enough priviliges on your computer to install software. This requires administrative access. Therefore, that someone could have put anything anywhere on your system that they wanted to. At this point your PC is completely comprimised. You may get your home page back, you may even get that toolbar removed, but you'll never know if you have your PC clean or not unless you reinstall.

Any help would be appreciated.

Simplex3
10-09-2006, 11:01 PM
Any help would be appreciated.
I'd back up any data files then do a reinstall from scratch. Then, before I copied them back to the fresh install I'd scan them for viruses again.

SLAG
10-09-2006, 11:04 PM
Any help would be appreciated.

Basically hes right-

if you want to be 100% secure of your data/ info stored on your computer then you must reformat and reinstall-

if you are overly sensitvie about the nature of such files and information on your computer then heed his advice-

If you are a casual user and you feel confidant that the 3rd party programs that are provided to "Clean" your system has not actually harmed your computer even more then go ahead- now there are some genuine good programs to help just make sure you pick the right ones and sometimes you have to pick the right one for your kind of infection-

anyway

the first link i provided should help

do a search

good luck

in the future there are a few easy steps to take to avoid infection

HMc
10-09-2006, 11:05 PM
yeah you gotta reinstall, use firefox, make sure you're surfing benind a hardware firewall (or NAT router) and use AVG Free virus software.

Simply Red
10-09-2006, 11:10 PM
Thanks currently running a scan with your provided link Slag. It appears to be Malware. Freaking sounds evil.

Simply Red
10-09-2006, 11:15 PM
Basically hes right-

if you want to be 100% secure of your data/ info stored on your computer then you must reformat and reinstall-

if you are overly sensitvie about the nature of such files and information on your computer then heed his advice-

If you are a casual user and you feel confidant that the 3rd party programs that are provided to "Clean" your system has not actually harmed your computer even more then go ahead- now there are some genuine good programs to help just make sure you pick the right ones and sometimes you have to pick the right one for your kind of infection-

anyway

the first link i provided should help

do a search

good luck

in the future there are a few easy steps to take to avoid infection

Should I let this thing scan overnight? It is slowly scanning.

SLAG
10-09-2006, 11:16 PM
Should I let this thing scan overnight? It is slowly scanning.


if it so requries-

i would turn off your screen saver if you have one and just turn off your moniter

Simply Red
10-09-2006, 11:18 PM
if it so requries-

i would turn off your screen saver if you have one and just turn off your moniter

Laptop. But it has found 29 infections. DAMMIT CARL!

Smed1065
10-09-2006, 11:18 PM
If you have windows make sure to turn off the restore point as well. It will have the commy on it as well.

Simplex3
10-09-2006, 11:18 PM
Laptop. But it has found 29 infections. DAMMIT CARL!
29 that it's found. It's the ones that aren't found that will get you.

SLAG
10-09-2006, 11:20 PM
29 that it's found. It's the ones that aren't found that will get you.


this is so true-



Im neglecting the windows partition of my PC- as i am Aware there is some Shennaagains going on back there-

id just rather use the linux version

Simply Red
10-09-2006, 11:21 PM
some of you have exceeded my knowledge threshold. Which is actually not that hard with these things. But, I hope it will do something more than just find the Adware. I hope this scan disposes of them as well.

-Simply Ignorant with this...

Simply Red
10-09-2006, 11:22 PM
29 that it's found. It's the ones that aren't found that will get you.

You Bastard!

:banghead:

Smed1065
10-09-2006, 11:27 PM
Red what part around Atlanta? I know it not north because thats where we techies live!


If you go to pron sites please use Linux!

Simplex3
10-09-2006, 11:27 PM
some of you have exceeded my knowledge threshold. Which is actually not that hard with these things. But, I hope it will do something more than just find the Adware. I hope this scan disposes of them as well.

-Simply Ignorant with this...
It will remove the ones it finds, but viruses are found by the scanner recognizing what are called "signatures". Basically, all of these scanners can only remove known viruses, or viruses that have been found in the wild previously and then examined/pulled apart by the people who wrote your scanner.

Best estimates are that there are more "unknown" viruses/malware/spyware/etc. than there are known.

Simply Red
10-09-2006, 11:28 PM
Red what part around Atlanta? I know it not north because thats where we techies live!


If you go to pron sites please use Linux!

Forsythish McGinnis Ferry East of Johns Creek.

Simply Red
10-09-2006, 11:30 PM
It will remove the ones it finds, but viruses are found by the scanner recognizing what are called "signatures". Basically, all of these scanners can only remove known viruses, or viruses that have been found in the wild previously and then examined/pulled apart by the people who wrote your scanner.

Best estimates are that there are more "unknown" viruses/malware/spyware/etc. than there are known.

Scan almost complete. Should I just reboot after completion??

Simplex3
10-09-2006, 11:31 PM
Scan almost complete. Should I just reboot after completion??
Sure. You still won't know if you're safe or not, but that sounds good.

:shrug:

SLAG
10-09-2006, 11:32 PM
really should check out Simplex's Linux thread in the Media Center

Simply Red
10-09-2006, 11:32 PM
Sure. You still won't know if you're safe or not, but that sounds good.

:shrug:

Well it's a start. This PC is used primarily for here and FFB and Yahoo account.

Simply Red
10-09-2006, 11:35 PM
Scan completed. 21 traces detected in various locations. It has an "ignore once" option next to each trace. Reboot or ignore each trace?