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Norton Firewall says "permit" but I think it may be wrong

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by mandy123, Sep 18, 2003.

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  1. DeniseNelson

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    Hi Darlene,
    I did what you said and when I started my computer up this morning I got a some kind of proxy error so I changed the settings back. Maybe I got that error from something else I unknowingly did, but I didn't know what else to do. I'll have to see what happens.

    Thanks,
    Denise
     
  2. Darlene C

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    Denise,
    Here is one of the reply's I got from a computer helper from ei
    ther here or someplace on the Net.

    Darlene

    The Blaster virus spreads by using the SVCHost program so the chances
    are that these are potential attacks. Since I set my firewall logging
    attacks at 2:40 no Tuesday 12th August I have so far had 4747 attempts
    on my machine, often many within a minute so I would not allow them
    through. Although in theory, now you have the patch installed you are
    safe, but I would still block all of these attacks

    Regards

    Anthony Chambers
    [email protected]

    This letter made me feel better about blocking it. It had been more than a month.
    Good Luck to both of us.
    Darlene
     
  3. DeniseNelson

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    Thanks so much Darlene. I'll make sure that I block all attempts in the future. I hope I don't have any problems because I permitted some attempts previously because Norton said it was recommended. I do the Liveupdate on a regular basis and make sure that I'v done the critical updates for windows. I've done a virus scan and nothing was infected.

    If you find out anything else please let me know.

    I appreciate your help.
    Denise
     
  4. Darlene C

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    Denise,
    I hope you computer is not giving you any more trouble. Is it a home computer? Is it Windows XP? Have you checked on any of the locations that the Svchost is coming from? The other thing that I noticed it was not digitally signed from Microsoft although it said it was from Microsoft. Here is something I got from the Microsoft site when people were getting e-mails stating that they were from Microsoft and were updates. "We always use Authenticode to digitally sign our products and allow you to ensure that they have not been tampered with." None of mime were digitally signed. If you do not have Spybot or SpywareBlaster, you might want to download both of these and run them to get any spyware out of your computer, I don't know if they can remove trojans. They are freeware and someone on this forum can give you a link and give you directions on how to set them up. If you find anything else out about Svchost that I might need to know post to this link and they will probably notify me. Good Luck and hope we are doing the correct thing.
    Darlene
     
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