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Regwiz Security leak?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by tomsxp, Dec 1, 2001.

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  1. tomsxp

    tomsxp Thread Starter

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    Hello, Everyone: On my other PC(which is 98SE) i had to perform a Security Patch Leak that was in my REGWIZ.DLL! It is a leak in the Registration of anyones New Computer and Regwiz should be DIABLED to prevent this Security Leak! Anyway I wanted to know, DO I HAVE TO DISABLE REGWIZ in my New XP, because i think that my preinstalled FIREWALL should prevent this leak by itself. Does any one know if this still has to be diabled on XP? Anyone know of this, please let me know and Thanks, TOM
     
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    tomsxp Thread Starter

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    Eddie, hold down winkey+F and type in regwiz and make sure it is looking in local hard drive C and hit search and let me know if it comes up
     
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    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    I don't have regwiz.dll, but these are what I do have:

    regwiz.exe
    regwizc.dll

    eddie
     
  5. tomsxp

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    eddie: This Change that they want you to put in ONLY (From my understanding)concerns the Registration of your PC (thats where the security hole is) By DISABLING THE REGWIZ IT will close the leak, And you can restore it anytime you want to (i have done it) I believe this is the correct Command> TO DISABLE= regsvr32 -s -u regwizc.dll (note spacing) and to enable= regsvr32 regwizc.dll They are saying Hackers can get into your PC through this door! Its up to you if you want to play it safe and protect your PC! I did it and like i say you can always undo it, but there would be No reason to undo it. If you have any other questions let me know.but i have to be away for about one hour! Then i will be back, let me know how you make out?
     
  6. TonyKlein

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    Hi Tom,

    Your XP firewall won't stop Regwiz from contacting MS.
    The firewall engine, so to speak, was leased by MS from Tiny Software, and is in effect Tiny Personal Firewall, with one important difference: it has been changed so that it won't block outgoing 'traffic, like Tiny does.

    So if you really want to keep a check on Regwiz, you should unregister it, like you did in Win 2000.

    I'm running Win98 myself, so that's about the extent of my knowledge on this subject.

    Greetz,
     
  7. tomsxp

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    Thanks, Tony for the tip. I heard of unregistering before Not sure how to do that, can you tell me? TOM
     
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    Hi Tom,

    About the way you intended to do that yourself, by running regsvr32 /u regwizc.dll

    And regsvr32 regwizc.dll to register it again.

    Good luck,
     
  9. tomsxp

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    Tony, gotcha! Thanks
     
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