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Re: "XP Antimalware" rogue proggie. HJS log inside.

Unread postby blizzard » November 21st, 2010, 12:58 pm

Ok, updated to 3.6.12 and rebooted. Problem is still there, and I think you are correct that it's not a malware problem. Guess I'll try the Mozilla forum.

And yes, the computer is running beautifully. To the best of your knowledge, would it safe to enter PW's and CC #'s now? I realize you are in NO way responsible for me on this.
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Re: "XP Antimalware" rogue proggie. HJS log inside.

Unread postby melboy » November 21st, 2010, 1:52 pm

Hi

Guess I'll try the Mozilla forum.

You'll probably resolve it quicker that way.

To the best of your knowledge, would it safe to enter PW's and CC #'s now?

From what i see in the logs it's as safe as it can be - ensure you apply any safe practice you would normally use.
The malware you had generally doesn't have the ability on it's own to the steal information itself - It's purpose is to attempt to phish your CC details by scaring you into purchasing the rogue software, having you visit a website that deals with the payment & inputting your details there.

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Your log now appears to be clean. Congratulations!
This is my general post for when your logs show no more signs of malware - Please let me know if you still are having problems with your computer and what these problems are. If not please proceed withthe instructions below.



OTM by OldTimer

You should still have this on your desktop.

  • Double-click OTM.exe
  • Click the CleanUp! button
  • Select Yes when the Begin cleanup Process? Prompt appears
  • If you are prompted to Reboot during the cleanup, select Yes
  • The tool will delete itself once it finishes, if not delete it by yourself


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General Security and Computer Health
Below are some steps to follow in order to dramatically lower the chances of reinfection. You may have already implemented some of the steps below, however you should follow any steps that you have not already implemented.

  • Make sure that you keep your antivirus updated
    New viruses come out every minute, so it is essential that you have the latest signatures for your antivirus program to provide you with the best possible protection from malicious software.
    Note: You should only have one antivirus installed at a time. Having more than one antivirus program installed at once is likely to cause conflicts and may well decrease your overall protection as well as impairing the performance of your PC.
    Uninstall Tools for Major Antivirus Products

  • Security Updates for Windows, Internet Explorer & Microsoft Office
    Whenever a security problem in its software is found, Microsoft will usually create a patch so that after the patch is installed, attackers can't use the vulnerability to install malicious software on your PC. Keeping up with these patches will help to prevent malicious software being installed on your PC. Ensure you are registered for Windows updates via Start > right-click on My Computer > Properties > Automatic Updates tab or visit the Microsoft Update site on a regular basis.
    Note: The update process uses ActiveX, so you will need to use internet explorer for it and allow the ActiveX control to install.
  • Update Non-Microsoft Programs
    Microsoft isn't the only company whose products can contain security vulnerabilities. To check whether other programs running on your PC are in need of an update, you can use the Secunia Software Inspector - I suggest that you run it at least once a month.


Recommended Programs

I would recommend the download and installation of some or all of the following programs (if not already present), and the updating of them on a regular basis.

  • WinPatrol
    As a robust security monitor, WinPatrol will alert you to hijackings, malware attacks and critical changes made to your computer without your permission. WinPatrol takes snapshot of your critical system resources and alerts you to any changes that may occur without your knowledge. For more information, please visit HERE.
  • Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    As you already have Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware on board I would keep it regularly updated and run regular quick scans with it. (TIP: Cleaning out temp files can reduce scanning times.)
    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is an anti-malware application that can thoroughly remove even the most advanced malware. The Full version includes a number of features, including a built in protection monitor that blocks malicious processes before they even start.
  • Hosts File
    For added protection you may also like to add a host file. A simple explanation of what a Hosts file does is HERE and for more information regarding host files read HERE.
  • Install and use a firewall with outbound protection
    The Windows firewall only monitors incoming traffic, NOT outgoing. Using a software firewall in its default configuration to replace the Windows firewall greatly reduces the risk of your computer being hacked. Make sure your firewall is always enabled while your computer is connected to the internet.
    Note: You should only have one firewall installed at a time. Having more than one firewall installed at once is likely to cause conflicts and may well decrease your overall protection as well as seriously impairing the performance of your PC.
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Finally I am trying to make one point very clear. It is absolutely essential to keep all of your security programs up to date.

Also please read this great article by Tony Klein So How Did I Get Infected In First Place

I'd be grateful if you could reply to this post so that I know you have read it and, if you've no other questions, the thread can be closed.

Happy surfing and stay clean!
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Re: "XP Antimalware" rogue proggie. HJS log inside.

Unread postby blizzard » November 21st, 2010, 2:11 pm

Thank you very much for your help Melboy. I have also learned a great deal from you. Go ahead and lock.

Cheers! :D
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Re: "XP Antimalware" rogue proggie. HJS log inside.

Unread postby melboy » November 21st, 2010, 2:19 pm

You're welcome! :)
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Re: "XP Antimalware" rogue proggie. HJS log inside.

Unread postby Wingman » November 21st, 2010, 2:57 pm

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