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Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Deke40, Oct 20, 2003.

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  1. Deke40

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    I thought I was bulletproofed far as getting hijacked.

    Well after almost three years of browsing it finally happened. My homepaged got changed and I lost the ability to change the Search settings.

    Something called AllThe Internet did it. Finally got it cleaned out.

    I had the homepage locked out with the options on SpywareBlaster and Spybot plus had locked it in the registry where these two do it a long time ago. I guess when these things want to change the homepage nothing is foolproof.
     
  2. Flrman1

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    Have you downloaded the SpywareBlater update that came out yesterday?
     
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    I got them this morning.

    I got to thinking about a weather program I tried out this morning and had created a rule on my firewall to try it out. I deleted the program and didn't delete the firewall rule. Not sure this is how it got in but seems awful suspicious.

    Thanks for the heads up on the update.
     
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    Well you know how hard it is for the developers to keep up with the constant changes in these nasty invaders. Like you said nothing is foolproof. You never know when you are going to encounter one of these intruders and it may just happen at a time when they have changed their MO and the change has not yet been added to the definitions or even brought to the developers attention. We actually see quite a few cases like that here. They are the minority of course.

    BTW do you have SpywareGuard?
     
  5. Deke40

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    I read about SpyWareGurard but didn't know if it would be reduntant to have it or not.
     
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    Now that I think about it I did download it but didn't like the 6 or 7 percent of resources it took to run it. If I have any more incidents of hijacking I will use it.

    PS-I am running it now to see if it slows my system down. I am only running 4.7GB with 433MHz.
     
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