Losing Control of my Computer



PorkTeriyaki
07-10-2005, 02:09 AM
I have virus protection, firewalls, popup blockers, a spyware remover,
& a CWS shredder, but still I'm spending more time clicking off popups,
deleting unwanted bookmarks from my Favorites list, & deleting unwanted
shortcuts from my desktop, than working with my computer. How do you
keep free from these swarms of pests?

Many of these files are attached to \WINN\system32\. If find many
files attached to this but don't know what they are so don't know which
to delete. Where can I get a directory of file names?

The most tenacious of these pests are Aurora,
banners.searchingbooth.com, ads1.revenue.net,
fad.1115.nyc1.targetnet.com, adserver.sharewareonline.com,
www.smileycentral.com, ads.addynamix.com, net-offers.net, All Jackpots
Online Casino, & All Shots Casino. How do you cut these off?

Wesley Vogel
07-10-2005, 02:09 AM
2) SpywareBlaster
[[SpywareBlaster doesn't scan and clean for spyware - it prevents it from
ever being installed.
The most important step you can take is to secure your system. And
SpywareBlaster is the most powerful protection program available.]]
[url]http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html[/url]


Some of this does not apply if you have Windows XP SP2. If you do not have
SP2, get it

First. Make sure of these settings and nothing will install without you
answering YES. (Except what may install as part of some other software.)
Don't click YES if you don't know/trust the source.

Start | Settings | Control Panel | Internet Options | Advanced tab |
Make sure both of these are NOT checked.

 Enable Install On Demand (Internet Explorer)
[[Specifies to automatically download and install Internet Explorer
components if a Web page needs them in order to display the page properly or
perform a particular task.]]

 Enable Install On Demand (Other)
[[Specifies to automatically download and install Web components if a Web
page needs them in order to display the page properly or perform a
particular task.]]

Apply | OK

 Enable Install On Demand (Other)
Is part of the driveby downloading of unwanted programs. i.e. Scumware or
whatever will install w/o you even being aware of it.
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Second. If you need a scan right now.

Follow the instructions!
THE PARASITE FIGHT QUICK FIX PROTOCOL
[url]http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.php[/url]

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Third.
It is known as scumware. Visit these sites. 1, 2, 3 and 4 are really good.
Download, install, run, update and run again; one or all. They are all
good, FREE utilities. Make sure you update every program, even if you
just downloaded it. You must have the latest updates. Without updates,
you have a gun without ammo. You also need to use more than one
anti scumware program. One program will *not* catch everything.

1) CWShredder ver. 1.59 direct download:
[url]http://www.merijn.org/files/cwshredder.zip[/url]

1a) CWShredder ver. 2.13 direct download:
[url]http://www.aumha.org/downloads/cwshredder.zip[/url]

2) SpywareBlaster
[[SpywareBlaster doesn't scan and clean for spyware - it prevents it from
ever being installed.
The most important step you can take is to secure your system. And
SpywareBlaster is the most powerful protection program available.]]
[url]http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html[/url]

3) Spybot S & D (More for the advanced user)
[url]http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?lang=en&page=download[/url]

4) HijackThis (More for the advanced user)
[url]http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html[/url]

4a) HijackThis (direct download)
[url]http://aumha.org/downloads/hijackthis.zip[/url]

5) Bazooka Adware and Spyware Scanner v1.13
[url]http://www.kephyr.com/spywarescanner/index.html?source=appvisit[/url]

6) ToolbarCop
[url]http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/toolbarcop.htm[/url]

7) Ad-aware SE Personal
[url]http://www.lavasoft.de/support/download/[/url]

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HijackThis log tutorial
[url]http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/htlogtutorial.html[/url]

HijackThis Log Tutorial
[url]http://www.aumha.org/a/hjttutor.htm[/url]

How to use HijackThis to remove Browser Hijackers & Spyware
[url]http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtutorial=42#warning[/url]

How To Install Spybot Search and Destroy & a brief tutorial
[url]http://tomcoyote.com/SPYBOT/index1.php[/url]

HOW TO: Reconfigure Ad-aware for a Full Scan
[url]http://forum.aumha.org/viewtopic.php?t=5877[/url]
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MVPS HOSTS file is a free download from:
[url]http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/[/url]

Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File
[url]http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm[/url]
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Problems uninstalling? Here's some advice.
[url]http://www.kephyr.com/spywarescanner/uninstallproblems.phtml[/url]

Additional information & instructions.
A wealth of information here, boys and girls.

THE PARASITE FIGHT QUICK FIX PROTOCOL
[url]http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm[/url]

THE PARASITE FIGHT
Finding, Removing & Protecting Yourself From Scumware
[url]http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm[/url]

Bugs, Glitches & Stuffups
[url]http://www.mvps.org/inetexplorer/Darnit.htm[/url]

Dealing with Unwanted Spyware and Parasites
[url]http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm[/url]

Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software
[url]http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;827315[/url]

Spyware and Deceptive Software
[url]http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/twc/privacy/spyware.mspx?gssnb=1[/url]

What you should know about spyware
[url]http://www.microsoft.com/security/articles/spyware.asp[/url]

Cleaning Up XP
[url]http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_c.htm#cleanup[/url]
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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:1116709222.206781.68030@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com,
PorkTeriyaki <helluo@go.com> hunted and pecked:[color=blue]
> I have virus protection, firewalls, popup blockers, a spyware remover,
> & a CWS shredder, but still I'm spending more time clicking off popups,
> deleting unwanted bookmarks from my Favorites list, & deleting unwanted
> shortcuts from my desktop, than working with my computer. How do you
> keep free from these swarms of pests?
>
> Many of these files are attached to \WINN\system32\. If find many
> files attached to this but don't know what they are so don't know which
> to delete. Where can I get a directory of file names?
>
> The most tenacious of these pests are Aurora,
> banners.searchingbooth.com, ads1.revenue.net,
> fad.1115.nyc1.targetnet.com, adserver.sharewareonline.com,
> [url]www.smileycentral.com[/url], ads.addynamix.com, net-offers.net, All Jackpots
> Online Casino, & All Shots Casino. How do you cut these off?[/color]

Malke
07-10-2005, 02:09 AM
PorkTeriyaki wrote:

> I have virus protection, firewalls, popup blockers, a spyware remover,
> & a CWS shredder, but still I'm spending more time clicking off

(snip)

Asked and answered in the other group to which you posted. Please don't
multipost. Crosspost judiciously if you feel you must. Here are is a
good explanation of that:

http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm - multiposting vs.
crossposting

Malke
--
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

PorkTeriyaki
07-10-2005, 02:09 AM
I think i found the problem. I found my firewall disabled and can't
reactivate it. I'll have to call Symantec to discuss this. And when
running Norton Virus Protector, it indicated a virus in
C:\ied_s7m.cab\nnet.exe which it can't remove or quarantee. This might
have something to do with the firewall being shut off.

I downloaded another popup blocker & an adware blaster. This got rid
of most of the popups except those from Aurora, RateMyPup, &
coolweb.com. But I talk to Symantec about this.

Wesley Vogel
07-10-2005, 02:10 AM
Find

ied_s7m.cab

and delete it.

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:1116898703.725496.203380@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com,
PorkTeriyaki <helluo@go.com> hunted and pecked:
> I think i found the problem. I found my firewall disabled and can't
> reactivate it. I'll have to call Symantec to discuss this. And when
> running Norton Virus Protector, it indicated a virus in
> C:\ied_s7m.cab\nnet.exe which it can't remove or quarantee. This might
> have something to do with the firewall being shut off.
>
> I downloaded another popup blocker & an adware blaster. This got rid
> of most of the popups except those from Aurora, RateMyPup, &
> coolweb.com. But I talk to Symantec about this.


Losing Control of my Computer