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    Blacklist or Whitelist?

    So this is just a list of sites that the computer is blocked from going to by Spybot. Does this also keep sneaky redirects in hacked legitimate websites from going to malicious or attack sites?
  2. Thread: CryptoLocker

    by Wakefield
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    Most in the news cybercrime ware?

    Have there been any Cryptolocker attacks documented as coming from visits to bad websites,redirects or "good" websites that have been hacked?
    I am under the impression that most Cryptolocker...
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    pdf reader in the new Firefox 19

    I tried the new pdf reader in Firefox last night and it didn't work very well.
    If I want to keep Adobe reader working in Firefox do I need to do something to the "about:config" function in Firefox?
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    Is it possible for strong malware like Zeus to...

    Is it possible for strong malware like Zeus to escalate privilege such that if it gets in-say via Java or Flash exploit-during use of a browser on a non-administrator account,it can take over the...
  5. (With reference to"Bad Actors on the Web""Start...

    (With reference to"Bad Actors on the Web""Start blocking IP addresses">"General Security Alerts" alert about malware domains and redirects)
  6. Spybot Search & Destroy>Immunize>Hosts blocking

    Will (if kept updated) Spybot Search & Destroy>Immunize>Hosts block some of these nasties? Firefox vs. Internet Explorer?

    (Re: http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=64715 )
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  7. Thread: Java

    by Wakefield
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    Java

    If people simply uninstalled all of their Java I wonder if they would be missing out on any worthwhile computer function?
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    I thought I had removed Java 6 via "Add or Remove...

    I thought I had removed Java 6 via "Add or Remove Programs",had replaced it with Java 7. I ran the Secunia checker that is linked somewhere on this site and it said I still had some Java 6,was out of...
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    I think its just stuff for sale although there is...

    I think its just stuff for sale although there is a link in the e-mail that I am afraid to visit. I think I managed to send this thread to him.
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    Source of spam?

    I get a strange spam that shows my friend's e-mail address as the sender.
    Is there a way for me to tell from the e-mail's properties whether the e-mail is automatically being sent from his computer...
  11. Thread: Routers

    by Wakefield
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    Routers

    Here's a question: Can a router such as a business might use host malware that can make copies of data or keylogs and then upload the data to a remote (criminal operated) computer somewhere? How...
  12. Also all other identities/accounts logged off...

    Also all other identities/accounts logged off than the admin account being used to run Spybot? (Not just "switch user"ed)
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    I wonder what this means

    An e-mail showed up in my inbox. The sender shows as the e-mail address of a friend of mine but the e-mail looks like spam and does not look at all like anything he would be likely to say or send. It...
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    What is a rootkit?

    I think a rootkit (if it is installed) is worse than ordinary malicious files. Can malicious files if executed bring about the installation of a rootkit?
    I think having a rootkit means that some...
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    Anyone have any suggestions as to how he can keep...

    Anyone have any suggestions as to how he can keep malware/viri off right after the reformat,when he has to go online to get updates software replacement and antivirus/antispyware? Turn on or get a...
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    It is sort of over my head but I wonder if there...

    It is sort of over my head but I wonder if there is such a thing as a hijack or redirect that messes with the function of the router or DSL box if you have one? In other words malware in your router...
  17. I think the computer companies should offer the...

    I think the computer companies should offer the full size cases for their top of the line towers for people who might want to add stuff later on or even completely redo the machine later with a new...
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    The business which was first mentioned by...

    The business which was first mentioned by customers who had trouble with charges appearing on their credit cards was Royal Supply which is a dealer for Wright Tool (and some other brands). Wright...
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    Credit card numbers stolen?

    Some people who have ordered tools online have found unauthorized charges on the credit cards they used for the online orders and think that the credit card numbers were compromised by the online...
  20. Thread: Java issues

    by Wakefield
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    Java issues

    This is strange. I saw (on this forum?) the information that a new Java 7 update was available so I repeatedly ran the update function in my "Java Control Panel" but it would not update,said it was...
  21. You could look through "forum jump"-general...

    You could look through "forum jump"-general hardware from this forum. I got some links about video card information somewhere here a while back but cannot remember the address. If you happen to have...
  22. I think PCI and PCI Express are completely...

    I think PCI and PCI Express are completely different sockets and will not fit each other. You need to find out exactly what kind of socket (s) you have. Perhaps you can look up what kind of...
  23. Thread: JavaRa

    by Wakefield
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    JavaRa

    I notice that JavaRa was recommended to someone who was seeking treatment for malware. I wonder what it does?

    I have a "Java Control Panel" in my administrator control panel that allows me to...
  24. Thread: "Rapport"

    by Wakefield
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    "Rapport"

    My online bank is offering something called "Trusteer Rapport" which is supposed to help protect against theft from online bank transactions committed by cybercriminals using malware such as Zeus. I...
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    If he can delete all of the Java JRE's completely...

    If he can delete all of the Java JRE's completely from the computer couldn't he then download the newest one from the website (Oracle or Sun?) and install it?
    Is it practical to run without Java at...
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    Internals in Firefox 4 ?

    I noticed something on I believe Kaspersky's threatpost site about a 3D rendering thing being dangerous. It seems that entering about:config into the address line and hitting enter gets you into...
  27. Could this be a conflict with another antivirus...

    Could this be a conflict with another antivirus if he is using one?
    I wonder if setting Firefox so that the cache is cleared every time a session is closed would affect or help the problem?
    I...
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    Immunize--Update relationship?

    After getting updates for Spybot I notice that additional "unprotecteds" appear when the Immunize function is run. I assume that it is desirable to run the "Immunize" function after getting an update...
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    I made an interesting discovery today. I tried...

    I made an interesting discovery today. I tried connecting the monitor to the computer(via video card) with the VGA cable instead of the DVI cable that came with the monitor-both the video card and...
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    Bigger monitor/Video card strength?

    I have an older Gateway E-4000(?) that used to have a 15" monitor and no video card. It has an Intel D845GRG motherboard with an AGP 4x slot. I got it to accept an FX 5600 GeForce video card with a...
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    Perhaps get a one GB memory module if they make...

    Perhaps get a one GB memory module if they make one that could replace the 256MB one? (Even if you keep/reinstall the Win XP)
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    Interesting. I got a message that I needed to be...

    Interesting. I got a message that I needed to be on Administrator account to use the Advanced mode but I was able to click through it. I unchecked TeaTimer and the icon disappeared. Did not see a...
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    Icon near clock

    I notice that when I logon to my Non Administrator account in Windows XP sp3 I have a small Spybot icon in the tray group near the clock at the bottom of the screen. Right clicking on that icon...
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    "Norton views on SS&D"

    It appears to me that Norton Internet Security has been stopping TeaTimer from doing something that it wants to do inside my 9 year old Gateway E-4000. (looking at the history log in NIS)
    I turned...
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