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  1. Ok, just purchased Malwarebytes Pro! On my way toward computer sobriety, Bro ;-)
  2. Ok / Acknowledged! Thanks! Still in progress of working out what's to be the my new computer install - I know it's going to be win7 64 bit --- Waiting for another friend to get back to me regarding storage system (a RAID system VS a simple network storage / backup system) Thank you for all your help ... will let you know if/when I need further access to your brilliant brain! Thanks ;-) Have a good weekend ;-)
  3. Thanks for helping me nail this down! Besides wanting to Not re-infect just cleaned HardDrive & OS, I am interested in learning how to better create & operate my computer/info-apparatus thingk System... what to expect, understanding limitations, what I might must be ready to say goodbye to, and what I can count on to remain solid cogs in said apparatus / thingk system going forward ;-) thank you > I would not trust executable files from any source that had contact with > the infected Windows OS. < so, 'executable files' are any file that can be activated by clicking on them, OR any file 'that can be activated' period? === "Do not transfer applications or programs. Nothing with a .exe, .scr, or .com extension. I'd say only transfer pictures, documents, and videos." so do these completely cover extent of what I should avoid from infected HD? .exe, .scr, or .com extension. thanks ;-)
  4. Hello, recently received the following notices, but after signing in here to read them, I can not find responses notified of: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From: "Malwarebytes Forum" <no-reply@malwarebytes.org> To: smacko9@comcast.net Sent: Monday, October 24, 2011 2:42:29 AM Subject: KevinCCC replied to reoccurring infection alerts - please assist. smacko, KevinCCC has just posted a reply to a topic that you have subscribed to titled "reoccurring infection alerts - please assist.". The topic can be found here: http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=90826&view=getnewpost ##### From: "Malwarebytes Forum" <no-reply@malwarebytes.org> To: smacko9@comcast.net Sent: Monday, October 24, 2011 2:40:09 AM Subject: KevinCCC replied to reoccurring infection alerts - please assist. smacko, KevinCCC has just posted a reply to a topic that you have subscribed to titled "reoccurring infection alerts - please assist.". The topic can be found here: http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=90826&view=getnewpost
  5. regarding: "What CAN'T I transfer safely to New OS installed HD?" should I consider transfer of anything [with a .exe, .scr, or .com extension] to ANY HD connected to said computer/primary HD holding OS would present same infection problem as if transferred directly to new primary HD holding new OS installation? Thanks
  6. Ok, Roger That! Will ponder subject info shared toward better understanding what to do next regarding existential reconstitution please standbye ;-) thanks much
  7. regarding: "The more important question is; When I transfer data file / videos / etc from old system over to new system, how do we make sure the infection, doesn't get transferred over to fresh new computer also?" Screen317 responded: "Pictures and documents are safe to backup. That's about it. Just copy them to a flash drive or burn them to a CD." --- just pics and documents? what about videos, &/or uninstalled software, etc ? -- What CAN'T I transfer safely to New OS installed HD? Thank You
  8. Hello, Please disregard SolidState Drive question. The more important question is, When I transfer data file / videos / etc from old system over to new system, how do we make sure the infection, doesn't get transferred over to fresh new computer also? especially considering what you said: "Though the Trojan has been identified and can be killed, because of it's backdoor functionality, your PC is very likely compromised and there is no way to be sure your computer can ever again be trusted. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of Trojan, the best course of action would be a reformat and reinstall of the OS." Thank You
  9. Hello, When I transfer data file / videos / etc from old system over to new system, how do we make sure the infection, doesn't get transferred over to fresh new computer also? Also, what is your opinion on SolideState HardDrives? Thanks
  10. i like the idea of reinstall even though it will be tedious, for various reason plus I have windows 7 sitting here ready to install / upgrade to that btw, I don't do online banking, and my most important password sensitive internet activity I do no another computer, which is rarely turned on let me do some pondering, and let you know what I intend to do btw, what is the best protection I should use on my new computer install? Microsoft Security Essentials? and Malwarbytes Pro? ? and do you have any suggestions regarding my new install, and windows 7? Thanks
  11. found this: http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=48956 ?
  12. Hello, I just completed a malwarebytes full scan, and here is the log: (can you tell me anything about the trojans found?) Thanks --- Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.51.2.1300 www.malwarebytes.org Database version: 7940 Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.13 10/13/2011 2:05:52 PM mbam-log-2011-10-13 (14-05-52).txt Scan type: Full scan (C:\|E:\|) Objects scanned: 371799 Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 16 minute(s), 43 second(s) Memory Processes Infected: 0 Memory Modules Infected: 0 Registry Keys Infected: 0 Registry Values Infected: 0 Registry Data Items Infected: 0 Folders Infected: 0 Files Infected: 3 Memory Processes Infected: (No malicious items detected) Memory Modules Infected: (No malicious items detected) Registry Keys Infected: (No malicious items detected) Registry Values Infected: (No malicious items detected) Registry Data Items Infected: (No malicious items detected) Folders Infected: (No malicious items detected) Files Infected: c:\system volume information\_restore{7e9e1c35-68c7-4f4f-b87e-1377ef9d6a24}\RP990\A0171539.exe (Trojan.Agent.CK) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully. c:\system volume information\_restore{7e9e1c35-68c7-4f4f-b87e-1377ef9d6a24}\RP990\A0171546.exe (Trojan.Agent.CK) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully. c:\system volume information\_restore{7e9e1c35-68c7-4f4f-b87e-1377ef9d6a24}\RP990\A0171575.exe (Trojan.Agent.CK) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
  13. although comcast has not provided specific information regarding what is the actual incident problem they are referring to; they do offer the follow remedic steps: Step 1 of 4: Check for Operating System (OS) Updates Making sure your computer has the latest version of the Windows Operating System (OS) is an important first step to be fully protected. If you haven't updated your computer in awhile, you may want to do this now. Check the Microsoft Update Server to view the latest updates for my version of Windows OS. === Step 2 of 4: Check Your Security Software Not only is it important to have the latest version of your Operating System installed, you also need software to help protect your computer and your personal information while online. Get protected with the Constant Guard™ Protection Suite - it helps protect your passwords, secures your credit card information, and includes top-rated Norton™ Security Suite - at no additional charge to you! How can I tell if I have up-to-date anti-virus software on a Windows computer? === Step 3 of 4: Extra Protection For Windows You may also want to consider some additional pieces of software to make you more secure. These software tools are simple to install and provide extra protection. Both tools are free and are supported by the respective companies that make them: Immunet Protect offers extra protection from malware. This free lightweight software can compliment your existing Norton Security or other antivirus software to give you an added layer of protection from millions of malware and spyware threats. Secunia is a simple, free tool which checks all the common applications on your PC to make sure you have the most up to date version of each. If you need updates, it guides you through the process of updating them. This is important as many types of malware will attack your computer via a wide range of desktop software applications that happen to be out of date. Comcast does not endorse or support these products. As with any third-party software or service, if you use them, the companies that provide them will be fully responsible for any issues that arise in accordance with their terms of service. ==== Step 4 of 4: Specialized Malware Removal Tools For Windows Microsoft has a useful tool for removing some of the most common and prevalent malware. This tool is the Malicious Software Removal Tool and can be found here: http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.aspx Need More Help? A live Tech Expert from Xfinity Signature Support can provide fast, affordable virus/malware removal 24/7 click here to learn more.
  14. Hello, I just got a 'Phone Message' from Comcast regarding that bot! Please assist Thank you
  15. From: "Comcast Customer Central" <online.communications@alerts.comcast.net> To: smacko9@comcast.net Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 8:17:08 PM Subject: Comcast Security Notice Xfinity Constant Guard™ Alert Dear XFINITY Customer, Your immediate attention is required. Constant Guard from XFINITY identified that one or more of your computers may be infected with a bot. A bot is a malicious form of software that is used to send spam, host a phishing site, or steal your identity by monitoring your keystrokes without your knowledge. It may be possible you are unaware that your computer is infected with a bot. We strongly recommend you visit XFINITY.com/BotAssistance for important information on how to remove malicious software from your computer(s). http://xfinity.comcast.net/constantguard/botassistance/?CMP=EMC-Email1&utm_source=Notification&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Email1 We appreciate your prompt attention to this important security notice. Sincerely, Constant Guard from XFINITY This is a service-related email. Comcast will occasionally send you service-related emails to inform you of service upgrades or new benefits to your Comcast High-Speed Internet service. Copyright 2011. Comcast. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners. Comcast respects your privacy. For a complete description of our privacy policy, click here. Comcast One Comcast Center, 10th Floor 1701 JFK Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19103-2838
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