MS Antispyware & Adaware disabled...



Kimberlee
07-09-2005, 10:51 PM
It appears I've goofed somewhere.
Both Microsoft Antispyware & Adaware SE are disabled.
And, my MS firewall is being disabled,
And, my automatic updates are turned off.

Where do I go from here?
I'm running XP with SP2.

TIA~!
~Kimberlee

Mark Randall
07-09-2005, 10:51 PM
You probably have malicious Adware or Spyware, thats getting into the real
of virus-ware.

Goto safe mode, launch the spyware scans, and run virus scans of everything.

--
- Mark Randall
http://zetech.swehli.com

"Kimberlee" <Kimberlee_vanderhoofNOSPAM_MMMM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:O1dcHGeWFHA.3076@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> It appears I've goofed somewhere.
> Both Microsoft Antispyware & Adaware SE are disabled.
> And, my MS firewall is being disabled,
> And, my automatic updates are turned off.
>
> Where do I go from here?
> I'm running XP with SP2.
>
> TIA~!
> ~Kimberlee
>
>
>

rjdriver
07-09-2005, 10:51 PM
"Kimberlee" <Kimberlee_vanderhoofNOSPAM_MMMM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:O1dcHGeWFHA.3076@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> It appears I've goofed somewhere.
> Both Microsoft Antispyware & Adaware SE are disabled.
> And, my MS firewall is being disabled,
> And, my automatic updates are turned off.
>
> Where do I go from here?
> I'm running XP with SP2.
>
> TIA~!
> ~Kimberlee
>
>
>

If you are on a broadband connection, go immediately to zonelabs.com and
download and install the free version Zone Alarm firewall so you'll have
some protection while you are trying to figure this out.

Once that's set up, unless there are import docs created or modified or
program change you can't afford to lose since you notriced this problem, try
a System Restore. (Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools)

If that doesn't help, go into safe mode and see if you can run your spyware.
(Restart, hit F8 every 2-3 seconds while booting untill you see the boot
selection screen. Choose Safe Mode.

Crouchie1998
07-09-2005, 10:51 PM
There are many problems with ZoneAlarm. Some of which you will find on the
Microsoft site when you troubleshoot other programs... not working.

Crouchie1998
BA (HONS) MCP MCSE

PA Bear
07-09-2005, 10:51 PM
I would start by running a full system scan with your anti-virus application
per http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=5878.

Checking for/Help with Hijackware
http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm
http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=5878
http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/data/prevention.htm
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/data/tshoot.htm
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
http://defendingyourmachine.blogspot.com/
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE) & Security


Kimberlee wrote:
> It appears I've goofed somewhere.
> Both Microsoft Antispyware & Adaware SE are disabled.
> And, my MS firewall is being disabled,
> And, my automatic updates are turned off.
>
> Where do I go from here?
> I'm running XP with SP2.
>
> TIA~!
> ~Kimberlee

rjdriver
07-09-2005, 10:51 PM
"Crouchie1998" <crouchie1998@spamcop.net> wrote in message
news:OweaEdhWFHA.2740@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> There are many problems with ZoneAlarm. Some of which you will find on the
> Microsoft site when you troubleshoot other programs... not working.
>
> Crouchie1998
> BA (HONS) MCP MCSE
>
>
Worked fine for me for 4 years, and no probelm working with the MS Anti
Spyware beta.
And it's certainly better than having no firewall ar all while the OP tries
to figure out the problem.


Bob

Srikrishna Komatineni
07-09-2005, 10:51 PM
have been using ZA for quite some time...Not found many problems with any
other applications..But in your case its most likely that it're disabled
because of human error or some malicious adware or virus...
Run a clearn scan once again and check weather MS AntiSpyware is in your
startup programs list by going to "msconfig"
------------------------------------------
Srikrishna Komatineni




"Kimberlee" <Kimberlee_vanderhoofNOSPAM_MMMM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:O1dcHGeWFHA.3076@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> It appears I've goofed somewhere.
> Both Microsoft Antispyware & Adaware SE are disabled.
> And, my MS firewall is being disabled,
> And, my automatic updates are turned off.
>
> Where do I go from here?
> I'm running XP with SP2.
>
> TIA~!
> ~Kimberlee
>
>
>

Kimberlee
07-09-2005, 10:51 PM
I have gone into safe mode several times over the past 2 days and have run
Spybot, Adaware and Avast Antivirus.
The system is cleaned of stuff. When I reboot, the system shows the
firewall as active until the processes finish loading then Microsoft
Firewall is again disabled. I downloaded Sygate Personal Firewall and
cannot activate it it in normal mode, nor can I run the other programs.

New suggestions?
~Kimberlee


Kimberlee wrote:
:: It appears I've goofed somewhere.
:: Both Microsoft Antispyware & Adaware SE are disabled.
:: And, my MS firewall is being disabled,
:: And, my automatic updates are turned off.
::
:: Where do I go from here?
:: I'm running XP with SP2.
::
:: TIA~!
:: ~Kimberlee

Dan
07-09-2005, 10:51 PM
Back-up and reload Windows. If you have XP you already have a tool to back up
your files built right in. A format is sometimes the only way to repair a
"sick" system. Sounds like your infections are pretty deep. I would definitly
back-up, format, and start over.
_Dan_

"Kimberlee" wrote:

> I have gone into safe mode several times over the past 2 days and have run
> Spybot, Adaware and Avast Antivirus.
> The system is cleaned of stuff. When I reboot, the system shows the
> firewall as active until the processes finish loading then Microsoft
> Firewall is again disabled. I downloaded Sygate Personal Firewall and
> cannot activate it it in normal mode, nor can I run the other programs.
>
> New suggestions?
> ~Kimberlee
>
>
> Kimberlee wrote:
> :: It appears I've goofed somewhere.
> :: Both Microsoft Antispyware & Adaware SE are disabled.
> :: And, my MS firewall is being disabled,
> :: And, my automatic updates are turned off.
> ::
> :: Where do I go from here?
> :: I'm running XP with SP2.
> ::
> :: TIA~!
> :: ~Kimberlee
>
>
>

PA Bear
07-09-2005, 10:51 PM
1. Microsoft has established separate newsgroups for the Microsoft Windows
AntiSpyware (MWAS) Beta. Please post your MWAS queries to:

Welcome to Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware (Beta) Newsgroups
http://communities.microsoft.com/newsgroups/default.asp?ICP=spyware&sLCID=us

2. It would appear that the combination of MWAS, Spybot, Ad-aware and Avast
are not enough to remove all traces of your hijacker(s).

When all else fails, HijackThis v1.99.1
(http://aumha.net/downloads/hijackthis.zip) is the preferred tool to use.
It will help you to both identify and remove any hijackware/spyware. **Post
your log to http://forums.spywareinfo.com/,
http://castlecops.com/forum67.html or http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30
for expert analysis, not here.**
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE) & Security

Kimberlee wrote:
> I have gone into safe mode several times over the past 2 days and have run
> Spybot, Adaware and Avast Antivirus.
> The system is cleaned of stuff. When I reboot, the system shows the
> firewall as active until the processes finish loading then Microsoft
> Firewall is again disabled. I downloaded Sygate Personal Firewall and
> cannot activate it it in normal mode, nor can I run the other programs.
>
> New suggestions?
> ~Kimberlee
>
>
> Kimberlee wrote:
> > > It appears I've goofed somewhere.
> > > Both Microsoft Antispyware & Adaware SE are disabled.
> > > And, my MS firewall is being disabled,
> > > And, my automatic updates are turned off.
> > >
> > > Where do I go from here?
> > > I'm running XP with SP2.
> > >
> > > TIA~!
> > > ~Kimberlee

Kimberlee
07-09-2005, 10:51 PM
I've posted as you suggested.
You are a gem, Robear!!!
~Kimberlee

PA Bear wrote:
:: 1. Microsoft has established separate newsgroups for the Microsoft
:: Windows AntiSpyware (MWAS) Beta. Please post your MWAS queries to:
::
:: Welcome to Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware (Beta) Newsgroups
::
http://communities.microsoft.com/newsgroups/default.asp?ICP=spyware&sLCID=us
::
:: 2. It would appear that the combination of MWAS, Spybot, Ad-aware
:: and Avast are not enough to remove all traces of your hijacker(s).
::
:: When all else fails, HijackThis v1.99.1
:: (http://aumha.net/downloads/hijackthis.zip) is the preferred tool to
:: use. It will help you to both identify and remove any
:: hijackware/spyware. **Post your log to
:: http://forums.spywareinfo.com/, http://castlecops.com/forum67.html
:: or http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30 for expert analysis, not
:: here.** --
:: ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
:: MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE) & Security
::
:: Kimberlee wrote:
::: I have gone into safe mode several times over the past 2 days and
::: have run Spybot, Adaware and Avast Antivirus.
::: The system is cleaned of stuff. When I reboot, the system shows the
::: firewall as active until the processes finish loading then Microsoft
::: Firewall is again disabled. I downloaded Sygate Personal Firewall
::: and cannot activate it it in normal mode, nor can I run the other
::: programs.
:::
::: New suggestions?
::: ~Kimberlee
:::
:::
::: Kimberlee wrote:
::::: It appears I've goofed somewhere.
::::: Both Microsoft Antispyware & Adaware SE are disabled.
::::: And, my MS firewall is being disabled,
::::: And, my automatic updates are turned off.
:::::
::::: Where do I go from here?
::::: I'm running XP with SP2.
:::::
::::: TIA~!
::::: ~Kimberlee

PA Bear
07-09-2005, 10:52 PM
Thanks. Tell that to the a**hole who's flaming me in MSN Discussion,
please. <wink>
--
~PA Bear

Kimberlee wrote:
> I've posted as you suggested.
> You are a gem, Robear!!!
> ~Kimberlee
>
> PA Bear wrote:
>>> 1. Microsoft has established separate newsgroups for the Microsoft
>>> Windows AntiSpyware (MWAS) Beta. Please post your MWAS queries to:
>>>
>>> Welcome to Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware (Beta) Newsgroups
>>>
> http://communities.microsoft.com/newsgroups/default.asp?ICP=spyware&sLCID=us
>>>
>>> 2. It would appear that the combination of MWAS, Spybot, Ad-aware
>>> and Avast are not enough to remove all traces of your hijacker(s).
>>>
>>> When all else fails, HijackThis v1.99.1
>>> (http://aumha.net/downloads/hijackthis.zip) is the preferred tool to
>>> use. It will help you to both identify and remove any
>>> hijackware/spyware. **Post your log to
>>> http://forums.spywareinfo.com/, http://castlecops.com/forum67.html
>>> or http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30 for expert analysis, not
>>> here.** --
>>> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
>>> MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE) & Security
>>>
>>> Kimberlee wrote:
>>>> I have gone into safe mode several times over the past 2 days and
>>>> have run Spybot, Adaware and Avast Antivirus.
>>>> The system is cleaned of stuff. When I reboot, the system shows the
>>>> firewall as active until the processes finish loading then Microsoft
>>>> Firewall is again disabled. I downloaded Sygate Personal Firewall
>>>> and cannot activate it it in normal mode, nor can I run the other
>>>> programs.
>>>>
>>>> New suggestions?
>>>> ~Kimberlee
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Kimberlee wrote:
>>>>>> It appears I've goofed somewhere.
>>>>>> Both Microsoft Antispyware & Adaware SE are disabled.
>>>>>> And, my MS firewall is being disabled,
>>>>>> And, my automatic updates are turned off.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Where do I go from here?
>>>>>> I'm running XP with SP2.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> TIA~!
>>>>>> ~Kimberlee

Kimberlee
07-09-2005, 10:52 PM
Aholes are just Aholes.
Don't waste your time even thinking about him (or her).
You're a gem; the ahole is an ahole!
~Kimberlee


PA Bear wrote:
:: Thanks. Tell that to the a**hole who's flaming me in MSN Discussion,
:: please. <wink>
:: --
:: ~PA Bear
::
:: Kimberlee wrote:
::: I've posted as you suggested.
::: You are a gem, Robear!!!
::: ~Kimberlee
:::
::: PA Bear wrote:
::::: 1. Microsoft has established separate newsgroups for the Microsoft
::::: Windows AntiSpyware (MWAS) Beta. Please post your MWAS queries
::::: to:
:::::
::::: Welcome to Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware (Beta) Newsgroups
:::::
:::
http://communities.microsoft.com/newsgroups/default.asp?ICP=spyware&sLCID=us
:::::
::::: 2. It would appear that the combination of MWAS, Spybot, Ad-aware
::::: and Avast are not enough to remove all traces of your hijacker(s).
:::::
::::: When all else fails, HijackThis v1.99.1
::::: (http://aumha.net/downloads/hijackthis.zip) is the preferred tool
::::: to use. It will help you to both identify and remove any
::::: hijackware/spyware. **Post your log to
::::: http://forums.spywareinfo.com/, http://castlecops.com/forum67.html
::::: or http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30 for expert analysis, not
::::: here.** --
::::: ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
::::: MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE) & Security
:::::
::::: Kimberlee wrote:
:::::: I have gone into safe mode several times over the past 2 days and
:::::: have run Spybot, Adaware and Avast Antivirus.
:::::: The system is cleaned of stuff. When I reboot, the system shows
:::::: the firewall as active until the processes finish loading then
:::::: Microsoft Firewall is again disabled. I downloaded Sygate
:::::: Personal Firewall and cannot activate it it in normal mode, nor
:::::: can I run the other programs.
::::::
:::::: New suggestions?
:::::: ~Kimberlee
::::::
::::::
:::::: Kimberlee wrote:
:::::::: It appears I've goofed somewhere.
:::::::: Both Microsoft Antispyware & Adaware SE are disabled.
:::::::: And, my MS firewall is being disabled,
:::::::: And, my automatic updates are turned off.
::::::::
:::::::: Where do I go from here?
:::::::: I'm running XP with SP2.
::::::::
:::::::: TIA~!
:::::::: ~Kimberlee


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