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Q: System Protection question

Hello,
 
I just got a new Windows 8.1 64 bit system last week and I have a couple protection questions.
 
On the system now I am running Kaspersky Pure 3 and Malwarebytes Premium (paid version).
Also My firefox browser has adblock plus installed in it and noscript.
 
My question is, is there any other protection software I should run in conjunction with the items that I have already installed and listed?
 
I go to lots of cross stitch site and I know Malwarebytes has save me several times.
But I thought I should have more proyection which I why I ask the question above.
 
Thanks in advance
Drauka
 
 
 

A: System Protection question

  Spybot S&D 1.62 will protect your host file quite nicely, and, it has an on-demand malware scan.  I had to goto Spybot 2, it's like driving a bus where a Chevy or Ford station wagon would do.  For very good behind-the-scenes browser lprotection, I use SpywareBlaster [I only pay $10/yr for automatic-update/automatic enable all]. 
  Now, comes an Idea:  you have to balance functionality and security, not so much 50-50, rather, how much functionality and ease would you like, and, how much security would you like?  While they are not mutually exclusive, too much of one can cause problems for the Chair-person.  Not enough of one can cause problems for the Chair-person.  Just last night, I had to roll-back to a Dec 29 image 'cause too too much security attempts led to pretty much Windozzzzzzz and hee-haw in the thin blue line.

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Hi,

Recently I volunteered the use of my personal laptop to become a dual boot system (with Xp Home and XP Pro) so that it became both my personal laptop and work laptop. The hard drive was partitioned in two, with my personal partition retaining its integrity (running XP Home) and a new partition created for XP Pro.

My question relates to the ability to password protect each partition from the other. I obviously have passwords protecting each OS on startup, but I would like to go one step further and password protect each logical drive from the other. I had originally thought that each partition would not be able to see the other, or somehow restrict access between the two, but that is not the case.

Is there a way to set a password on access to each partition, so that the personal partition is not accessible when I boot up XP Pro, and the work partition is not accessible when I log into XP Home?

If you need more info on this, please let me know.

Thanks in advance!
 

A:Dual Boot System Protection Question

this will do the trick http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Lockdown/HDD-Password-Protection.shtml
 

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I have 5 internal hard drives and 3 external drives. For drives other than the drive that has the Windows OS on it, what is the advantage of choosing to restore system settings on the other drives? What system settings would be on those drives. Whenever I create a restore point I always include my Windows OS drive.

A:Question about Restore Settings using System Protection

I don`t see any reason to restore data drives, if you did they would keep going back to an earlier time, and your recent data would be gone.

I would only have restore enabled on C

And I hope you`re creating disk images.

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I've had the System Integrity Scan Wizard, PC-Antispyware, and Security System Protection Control Panel popups and my backround change to a blue colour. After reading some of the posts here and running Spybot Search and Destroy, Ad-Aware 2007, RegCure and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware it seems as if that problem was solved, but now everytime I put my pc on I get these messages:The first one says "rundll32.exe - Bad Image : The application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\system32\qpfrsnow.dll is not a valid Windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette" and the second one says "RUNDLL -Error loading C:\WINDOWS\system32\qpfrsnow.dll%1 is not a valid Win32 application".The disk that I got when I bought my pc was Windows XP Home Edition SP1. I downloaded SP2 from the internet.I'm attaching all of the logs you need to assist me, because I don't know if and how badly my pc is still infected.I attached 4 log files: 1. DSS Main.txt 2. DSS Extra.txt 3. Kaspersky 4. DSS Main.txt - after the Kaspersky reportThank you for taking the time to look into my problem.DSS MAIN.TXTDeckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Parratjie on 2008-04-17 09:29:31Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------... Read more

A:System Integrity Scan Wizard, Security System Protection Control Panel

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. Run Hijackthis again, click scan, and Put a checkmark next to each of the lines listed below. Then close all other windows--you should only see HijackThis on your Desktop--and click the Fix Checked button.R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [e43075dd] rundll32.exe "C:\WINDOWS\system32\qpfrsnow.dll",b================Click Start -> Control Panel -> Add Remove Programs and uninstall these programs:J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 11 Java? 6 Update 2 Java? 6 Update 3 Java? SE Runtime Environment 6 Update 1Reboot and post a new hijackthis log.

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I've had the System Integrity Scan Wizard, PC-Antispyware, and Security System Protection Control Panel popups. They've been very stubborn but after reading some of the posts here and running Spybot, Adaware, SmitfraudFix, Panda Activescan, Housecall, Stinger Avert, Windows Defender, and SDFix, I am now getting only one popup, which shows up as a blank white rectangle in the center of the screen (and now I can't click "Close" to get it off the screen, since the "Close" option is missing). From the size & shape, I believe it's the Security System Protection Control Panel. Would you please review my HijackThis log? Also, in some of the posts I've noticed recommendations to update Java. Is that needed in my case? Thanks very much for your help.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:55:55 PM, on 3/28/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Sh... Read more

A:System Integrity Scan Wizard, Security System Protection Control Panel

The blank popup appeared to be repopulated with information over time...apparently the spyware refreshed itself. I also learned from Task Manager that all of my popups were from the System Integrity Scan Wizard. After some more searching, I found the name (in my case, yzqrqzkp.exe) and told Norton Firewall to block it from accessing the internet. I used HijackThis to fix it and then deleted it and a namesake (YZQRQZKP.EXE-1253B76A.pf) from Windows\Prefetch (not sure that was necessary but deleted it anyway). My only concern is that from what I read, there should have been another copy in \Local Settings\Application Data, which I didn't find. I updated Java per instructions in another post, also turned System Restore off and on. I think the PC is now clean, but would you review my latest HijackThis log to be sure? Thanks very much.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:05:26 AM, on 3/30/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Syman... Read more

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I have windows 7 home premuim 64 bit
I went to create restore point on my new dell and after about an 1/2 hour of waiting for SR to open up I got this:

You have no Restore Points. Use System Protection to create restore point.
When I attempt to turn on System Protection, it doesn't show any drives available when it opens -- it just says that it's searching for available drives and it keeps searching and doesn't stop. Eventually, I'll receive the following Error Message:

"There was an unexpected error in the property page: System Restore encounter an error. Please try to run System Restore again (0x81000203)." also all button are greyed out. I wanted take an image to show you but that's not working either. Is there hope?

Thank you.

 

A:Windows 7 Home Premuim System Restore and System Protection not working.

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My PC is infected with 3 malware popups named Security System Proctection Control Panel, System Integrity Scan Wizard and Security System Warning (the last one telling me I have Abebot). I have tried to get rid of them with Kaspersky Antit-Virus, Adaware, spyware sweeper, and SpybotSD, but they are still running. I didn't run the online scan by Kaspersky because I have the most recent version installed and running on my PC. When I ran a rootkit scan with KAV, it took just over four hours and reported my PC was clean. So for whatever reason Kaspersky is not picking up these three forms of malware. Following all other directions on your preliminary instruction list I used Deckard's System Scanner to make two Hijack This files. They are pasted in below. Please take a look and tell me what I should do to get rid of this malware. Thank you very much for this valuable service you are providing.-- Dark EagleDeckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Perry H. Chesnut on 2008-04-18 23:11:18Computer is in Normal Mode.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Backed up registry hives.Performed disk cleanup.-- HijackThis (run as Perry H. Chesnut.exe) ------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:47:35 PM, on 4/18/2008Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:F:\WINNT\System32\smss.exeF:\WIN... Read more

A:Security System Protection Control Panel & System Integrity Scan Wizard Popups

Hello Dark Eagle. to BleepingComputer.comMy name is Billy O'Neal and I will be helping you. (Billy or Bill is fine, if you like.)Please give me some time to look over your computer's log(s).Please take note of the following:In the meantime, please refrain from making any changes to your computer.Also, even if things appear to be running better, there is no guarantee that everything is finished. Please continue to check this forum post in order to ensure we get your system completely clean. We do not want to clean you part-way up, only to have the system re-infect itself. If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.Finally, please reply using the button in the lower left hand corner of your screen.See you soon,Billy3

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Hello,

I have recently just successfully cloned my Old primary 1TB Western Digital HDD onto my new 1TB Samsung EVO SSD to increase hard drive performance to give it a quick boot up and to enable Windows and my programs to load a lot quicker and perform better with multi tasking. My laptop is one of the bigger 17inch Acer models which comes with two hard drive bays. So once I had wiped my older WD HDD I then inserted a new 2 TB Seagate hard drive into the second bay to be able to store it for personal and media files, and any other imprtant data, to keep it the SSD as the primary hard drive and just for OS and programs only. My system runs the Windows 8.1 OS and is 64 bit.

However, I wanted to create a restore point and upon doing so, I found that System protection was turned off for all my both my hard drives.

I thought I had managed to somehow enable system protection on my C:/ Dive (including the partioned / drive on the same hard drive) on my SSD, and yet though it shows them enabled, it shows the word missing next to them, and I am assuming this is telling me the previous restores are missing; whether as a result of cloning I don't know. The other weird thing is further up the properties page it also shows the C\ and D:\ Drive but turned off.

So I thought I would try increasing the disk space usage, since it was showing it at 0, and it would allow me to do so and returned the message: 'There was an unexpected error in the property page: The system ca... Read more

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Hello,
 
I have recently successfully cloned my Old primary 1TB Western Digital HDD onto my new 1TB Samsung EVO SSD to increase hard drive performance to give it a quick boot up and to enable Windows and my programs to load a lot quicker and perform better with multi tasking. My laptop is one of the bigger 17inch Acer models which comes with two hard drive bays. So once I had wiped my older WD HDD I then inserted a new 2 TB Seagate hard drive into the second bay to be able to store it for personal and media files, and any other imprtant data, to keep it the SSD as the primary hard drive and just for OS and programs only. My system runs the Windows 8.1 OS and is 64 bit.
 
However, I wanted to create a restore point and upon doing so, I found that System protection was turned off for all my both my hard drives.
 
I thought I had managed to somehow enable system protection on my C:/ Dive (including the partioned :D/ drive on the same hard drive) on my SSD, and yet though it shows them enabled, it shows the word missing next to them, and I am assuming this is telling me the previous restores are missing; whether as a result of cloning I don't know. The other weird thing is further up the properties page it also shows the C\ and D:\ Drive but turned off.
 
So I thought I would try increasing the disk space usage, since it was showing it at 0, and it would allow me to do so and returned the message: 'There was an unexpected error in the property page: The system... Read more

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Hello,

I have recently just successfully cloned my Old primary 1TB Western Digital HDD onto my new 1TB Samsung EVO SSD to increase hard drive performance to give it a quick boot up and to enable Windows and my programs to load a lot quicker and perform better with multi tasking. My laptop is one of the bigger 17inch Acer models which comes with two hard drive bays. So once I had wiped my older WD HDD I then inserted a new 2 TB Seagate hard drive into the second bay to be able to store it for personal and media files, and any other imprtant data, to keep it the SSD as the primary hard drive and just for OS and programs only. My system runs the Windows 8.1 OS and is 64 bit.

However, I wanted to create a restore point and upon doing so, I found that System protection was turned off for all my both my hard drives.

I thought I had managed to somehow enable system protection on my C:/ Dive (including the partioned / drive on the same hard drive) on my SSD, and yet though it shows them enabled, it shows the word missing next to them, and I am assuming this is telling me the previous restores are missing; whether as a result of cloning I don't know. The other weird thing is further up the properties page it also shows the C\ and D:\ Drive but turned off.

So I thought I would try increasing the disk space usage, since it was showing it at 0, and it would allow me to do so and returned the message: 'There was an unexpected error in the property page: The system cannot fin... Read more

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Please help!!! Pics included to explain the situation
Basically after installing some new software for my phone my windows 7 laptop crashed - it flashes a blue screen and restarts on boot up I can get to image 1 page to try a system repair
But then I need to enable system protection.. Image 2
Is there any way I can do this through a command prompt??
Thank you in advance!!!

A:Enable system protection to preform system restore

Sorry images didnt upload???

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I've tried to open System Protection in System in the Control Panel but it will not work. It gives an error of 0x81000203. I've rebooted and attempted but get the same thing each time.

A:System Protection not working in System Control Panel

Follow instructions on this page error code 0x81000203__ - Microsoft Community

Scroll to the 2nd answer by Meghmala

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Hi Everyone

I went on my laptop this morning and it said I needed to run a system restore. Unfortunately when I try to it says I need to enable system protection on my C drive. I've been searching the web for a solution for the past couple of hours and it seems like quite a common problem. However I've tried all of the suggested solutions and nothing seems to work. I'm not the most computer literate so some of the suggested didn't make the most sense. If anyone has any suggestions to help the matter it would be very much appreciated.

Thanks

A:How do I enable system protection for system restore?

System Protection - Turn On or Off

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Hi, I defragged my registry (castigate me later, please), and well, my system crashed. I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit on a Lenovo laptop, and on startup, I get a blue screen claiming that the OS couldn't boot, and the option to try a system repair. After analysis, it says that it can't repair the system automatically, and offers more advanced options. I can try a system restore, but after selecting a restore point (clearly the one created before defragging the registry), system restore says that I must enable system protection on the drive. I don't remember disabling it, and I don't know how to enable it without access to the desktop.
From those same advanced recovery options, I can use a system image recovery (don't have an image to recover from), the windows memory diagnostic (it claims there's no memory error), or the command prompt. I know very little about using the command prompt, but I can open the task manager at least, though not explorer.exe or msconfig.exe (the prompt claims they're invalid commands).
I've tried booting in safe mode, with the last known good configuration, with boot logging, and everything else from that menu, as well as a Windows 7 recovery disc (though I believe this disc just provides the same options as those installed on the laptop.
If possible, I'd like to know how to enable system protection from the command prompt window so that I can continue with the system restore. I'm quite certain that the error lies in the defragmentation... Read more

A:System Restore - Enabling System Protection

right click my computer/properties/advanced system settings/system protection/ high light your drive, click configure,now click( restore system settings and previous versions of files)
OK and exit

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I have a Win10 Pro and ran MR to create a system image backup.
It went well but it turned of system protection.
A message shows up with a warning yellow triangle that reads.
Using system protection on a drive that contains system image backups will cause other shadow copies to be deleted faster than normal.
--- How do I stop system protection from being turned off?

I have another Win10 computer and created a MR system image backup on that one also.
System protection wasn?t turned off on that one.

I do not use shadow copies: If shadow copies are in use on my computer it doesn?t matter to me if that is the case as I don?t know how to use them anyway. I just don?t want system protection turned off.

A:I donít want system protection turned off when I do a MR system image

Hi,

The available disk space on the pc with the warning issue is probably too small to store both backup images (MR) and system protection image.






I do not use shadow copies:



Actually you do. System Protection is a form of Shadow Copying.

Furthermore, it's not wise policy to store backups on the same physical drive as your system. Still better than nothing but all in all not sound practice.
Better to store back up on an ext. removable drive.

In the mean time you could reduce the amount of space allocated to System Protection and see if that helps any.

Cheers,

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 I have a screen shot of it.  There is the Local Disk (C:) listed and then this other.
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A:Under System Prop, and System Protection what is (C:) Missing ?

Post an Image from Disk Management Screen.
 
Control Panel / Administration Tools / Computer Management / Disk Management.
 
This will show all current active drives.
 
 
 

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My Toshiba Notebook (x64) (running Windows 7) has stopped being able to open/run programs. I've been using safe mode to try and find a cure, and safe mode works fine. I ran a few antivirus programs that detected a few things, but none of them solved this issue. Using System Restore seems to be the only thing I can really do, but I've been having some troubles with it.

Only one System Restore point shows up, and it's only from a few days ago, which isn't far back enough to fix my problem (I've already tried restoring it to that point). There are no other options as you can see here and here.

I tried to create my own restore point, but ran into some problems. When I go into "System" the "System Protection" option is missing. I only have these three options:

When I use the search bar to find it instead, "Create a restore point" comes up, but when I click and it opens System Properties, the "System Protection" tab is missing.

When I looked it up, someone had suggested running Regedit and checking HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore\DisableSR but I couldn't get that far.

If anyone could help me out, it would be greatly appreciated.

A:Troubles with System Restore/System Protection

Hello esu and welcome to Seven Forums.

Have you verified that System Protection is turned on? (If it is, try turning it off, restarting the computer, turning it back on, and restarting the computer one more time.)

System Protection - Turn On or Off

See if you can manually create a restore point.

System Restore Point - Create

If not, your computer may have damaged or corrupt sytem files. Try running a system file checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two.) If problems are found, run the scan 3 times and make sure to reboot the computer immediately after each of the scans.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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I need help on how to remove the (system reserved) folder under Available Drives in protection settings. On all my other computers it is not shown. Not sure why it is there as it does not show anywhere else on computer as a drive. I guess it just bugs the hell out of me not knowing why it's there. Any help would be appreciated.

A:In System Protection under Available Drives (System Reserved)

Look in Disk Management and see if the Reserve has a partition letter.

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I have a question about my anti-virus and other forms of protection, i wanted to know if i have conflicting programs. This is what I have- Malwarebytes anti malware, AVG, Microsoft security essentials, spyware blaster,super anti spyware, spybot - search and destroy, and win patrol. I have free-edition for all of them and i feel like i have a bit much. I still very new with all this anti-virus programs so i hopefully get advice on all of this..

A:Question on my protection of my computer.

You do have quite a few tools there!In general it's ok to have as many anti-malware scanners as you like installed. However, having more than one of them running at once leads to serious problems as they fight each other for exclusive access to critical resources. Bear in mind that by "running" I don't mean necessarily having the scanner window open and running a scan. Most of the tools you listed come with modules which sit in the background running all the time so that they can catch any malware as soon as it touches the computer.So it's fine to have them all installed so long as you select one and one only to be the one that runs in the background. Most tools have a setting similar to "Turn on/Off Real Time Protection." For the scanners you choose to not have run the background, turn this off. It's also important to turn off your real time protection when you want to use another tool to run a scan.In practical terms, though, you have more than you really need. At some point adding more armor just makes moving around too hard, if you follow my meaning. Were I you, I'd pick Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) and Malwarebytes Antimalware (MBAM) as my primary and secondary defenses. The free version of MBAM has real-time scanning disabled, so you can just let MSE handle that. Then, once a week or so run a full scan with MBAM. The others can be removed or disabled as you see fit.

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I have installed a new surg protector and have ALL power cords that has to do with my home PC on there. I have a son with a laptop that usees a wireless router hooked up to my DSL box (both are pluged into the surg protecter). He sits up all hours at night online but I shut down my PC when I go to bed and that shuts down the DSL and Router........Now my questoin is if I was to plug the router and DSL box into a reg. outlet and have my PC on the surg protecter will any power surg affect my PC having the DSL not protected???
EXTRA INFO.....the phone line goes from wall to DSL, DSL to router, Router to MY PC.
 

A:Surg protection question

MrEdd00 said:


I shut down my PC when I go to bed and that shuts down the DSL and Router.Click to expand...

Why is that? You should be able to hook it up so you have constant power to the router and modem. That would be the easiest solution.

Surges can also come through phone lines so you should run the line through a surge protector first. Many surge protectors have phone and cable connections.
 

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My Norton Expires in 33 days, and from what I've learned from you wonderful people it's just a memory HOG..LOL! I would appreciate any suggestion (s) you can give me on what to purchase and use on my system that will keep it safe but not hog up the memory and or have it running slow as Norton does. I already see that you have an awesome forum on how to completely remove Norton from my system when the time comes, so I will go read that. I just need to know what protection is the best out there to utilize so that my system stays safe. Again, Thank you for your time, you are all wonderful..In his love, Tam. P.S. I have adaware 2007 on my system also, so it would have to be able to run with that.

A:Question About Antivirus Protection!

You should use:

1. One resident AntiVirus with real-time protection, such as AVG.
2. At least a resident firewall. Either Comodo or Sygate are very good and not very resource intensive.
3. At least two resident Anti-spyware applications, preferably with some kind of real-time protection especially if you are not careful about your surfing habits. I prefer AVG-AS in combination with SuperAntispyware, but any listed in the Freeware Replacements topic have been used by our Members. I no longer use or recommend the new AdAware2007.
4. An alternate browser such as Opera or Firefox. Firefox has add-ons that can supplement #3.

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Hi guys. I wanna ask to you'll think having Norton 360 alone installed on your pc is effective in blocking threats. what are the pros and cons of using norton 360. I also do some work on pc's for people every now and then, and would like to become more knowledgeable bout the subject.

Thanks.

A:Protection Method Question

Norton products are often notorious recource hogs (like McAfee and Trend Micro) and is quiet irritating to remove. So I guess thats a con.

A pro is that you have a very easy to use security suite

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I'm using IE 6 SP1 and Outlook express 6.

I use EZantivirus (by Computer Associates) which monitors e-mail attachments but I don't think it looks at the contents of the e-mail like some antivirus packages do.

However, if the appropriate IE vunerability patch is in place (the newest version of IE has that doesn't it?) do I still need anything extra to look for malicious code that could activate a virus when an e-mail is opened?

A:Virus protection question

Best practice - do NOT open an attachment unless:

1.) You asked someone for a file and you were expecting it.
2.) You confirm with the sender that they meant to send it to you.

Another idea - since you're using OE 6 ...

Put an extra BS character in all your address book emails - like this: JohnDoe*@whatever.com.

The * is extra and it can't be used "automatically" for a virus to replicate to others by mailing itself out - so when you want to put someone's name in, remove the *.

You can use the same method for posting your email address online.

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Not sure if i am posting my question in the right spot, but i have windows xp and had microsoft security essentials for protection...someone said it will no longer be supporting xp, therefore, what is the best free anti virus software recommended?
 
Thanks in advance

A:Virus Protection Question

Hi jenn3 Sadly, a free Antivirus protection won't cut it in Windows XP. Keep in mind that as of now, Windows XP's support has been discontinued, which means that you are using an outdated and vulnerable OS, no matter how you look at it. Even if you install a security software for every aspect of the OS, you won't be able to protect it from being exploited at a system level. It's strongly recommended to either upgrade to a newer version of Windows (at least Windows 7) if you want to use a free Antivirus solution, or move to a paid Antivirus program for Windows XP as like I said, a free Antivirus just won't do it.On top of that, is it possible to have your computer specs and know what you use that computer for, so we can give you recommendations based on your needs? Keep in mind that most recommendations here given by the members are based on their opinions and experiences with the products, since the "best" Antivirus program doesn't exist and probably never will. In this domain, the "best" is relative to a person's point of view, and isn't established by an organization or anything else.

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Hi All!

Is there anyway to disable Windows Resource Protection (WRP) in windows vista home premium. I always get "access denied" error messeges when trying to edit/delete certain registry and system files and i feel disabling Windows Resource Protection (WRP) could end my nightmare. i also have UAC disabled but it's not helping. Please help.

Thanx in advance
 

A:Windows Resource Protection (WRP) question

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Hi,
I'm trying to trouble shoot for my friend. He uses Win XP home editon and recently updated using auto update feature in XP home. He never got the manuel for XP home and may have gotten the same OEM addition installed on his machine and possibly on other machines as well since he bough it from the corner store computer shop.

** Recently he's been getting this error message: **
Windows File Protection
File that are required for windows to run properly have been replaced by unrecognized versions. To maintain system stability, Windows must restore the original versions of these files. Insert your windows XP professional CD, retry more info cancel.

He does not have XP Pro, only XP home. Tried going back some days on restore but error message still comes up. Thinking about reinstalling XP but don't want to do that. Also thinking about borrowing somebody's XP PRO disc to see if that solves the problem. Any insight or possible solving it wud be great. Thanks.
 

A:XP Windows File Protection question

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Okay, this is going to sound dumb, but I've only been sleeping an average of 2 to 3 hours a night for a few weeks now, so my brain is fried. I've been trying to learn about all of the threats out there so I don't make the same mistakes with my new laptop that I have in the past. I can't afford a good anti-virus program right now, so I downloaded the Avg software. Now after reading this thread, I'm wondering if I got it from the correct website. I honestly cannot remember where I got it from. Is there a way to tell? And also, is there another program I should use in addition to the AVG that would protect me even further? Please feel free to make fun of me if I'm asking a 'simple' question, I laugh at myself all the time! Mod Edit: Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/146179/avg-8o-antivirus-program/ ~ TMacK

A:Question About Avg 8 & General Security Protection

Hello! AVG is fantastic anti virus protection. But theres a few more things I recommendA software firewall can protect you from nasty things having inbound and access to the internet from your pc. I recommend Comodo personal firewall it is quiet easy to configure if you make time to do it.I also suggest some anti spyware programs. Super Anti Spyware FREE has excellent detection and removal and is highly recommended. Spybot S&D also has excellent detection and removal.These aren't what you want?Check out the Freeware Replacements for Commercial Apps topic. You will definitely find what your looking for.

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hi

i just wanted to ask about Windows File Protection

i installed the windows xp from the cd.

you know sometimes i want to install a software and i see the Windows File Protection message.


my question is, is there any way i can tell windows to read from the hard drive after i copy windows xp cd to a folder in c: or d: ,,, so i don`t have to insert the windows xp cd every time this protection message appear ?

A:Question about Windows File Protection

Yes, save it to the hard drive under any folder you wish, I usually prefer C:\i386.
Click start-run and type regedit and go to the following location:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\
Look for a REG_SZ string that is called SourcePath. Right click and select modify. Enter the pathname that you saved the CD under. So for example C:\i386.
Andrew

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Hi all,

Everytime IE loads, I get a message: "Search engine protection detected an attempt to change your search settings". Does this sound like a possible virus? Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

JS
 

A:Search Engine Protection Question

Bump
 

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is it possible to daisy chain surge protectors...1st device plugged into outlet...say a 2100 joules..then another 2100 joules surge protector plugged into 1st surge protector...with the hope that some of the overvoltage would be scrubbed off before the second in line...with the second taking off additional overvoltage before it get to my UPS ...as I understand that the more "hits " a surge protector takes it will eventually quit working...I would like to protect the UPS from spikes so that it will last longer by replacing the cheaper surge protectors...
 

A:Solved: surge protection question

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Hi: I can't seem to find an answer to what seems to be a pretty basic question. What is protected by the password logon in Window 7? If someone gets ahold of my notebook, can they remove the drive and access the data as a secondary drive? I keep various data all over the drive, not just in my folder (I'm the only user).

On my XP notebook, I've encrypted the entire drive with TrueCrypt and a strong password. Should I do the same on my Windows 7 machine?

Thanks,

George

A:Password protection: basic question

Yes, anyone with physical access to your machine could stick your hard drive into their computer, and access all the data.

If you want that secured, you should encrypt the drive, using whatever program you like.

Obviously, nobody can access your hard drive over the internet. They can only try to crack your password. You should have a strong password for that cause.

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After going thru a bout with CWS_NS3 on a computer last week, I am really concerned about security - maybe overly so. (I ended up doing a clean re-install of XP on a computer) My current software now installed includes:

Microsoft Automatic Update enabled (Critical Updates)
Norton AV - with automatic update enabled
LavaSoft Adaware (run every other day checking for updates)
RecGuard enabled at startup
RegProtect enabled at startup
Spybot S&D (run every other day checking for updates) TeaTimer enabled
SpySweeper (run every other day checking for updates)
SpywareBlaster enabled at startup
SpywareGuard enabled at startup
WinPatrolenabled at startup

Am I OVER-protected? Are there OTHERS that I should consider? I just don't want to go through the last week with CWS all over again - everything is clean and running well now. Appreciate any advice - I am not proficient in computer knowledge.
 

A:Solved: Security Protection Question

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Hi, I am trying to understand how the WEPs, firewalls on wireless routers/access points, and firewalls on PCs/laptops work in conjunction to prevent unauthorized access.

I have the following setup: wireless modem with ethernet ports in back, 1 laptop with wireless adapter, 2 PCs and a cable modem hardwired to the wireless router. Router's WEP is enabled and SSID is broadcasted. Laptop and PCs have internet security software installed.

As I understand it, the messages going from laptop to the router are encryted. Messages going from PC to router are not encryted. Wireless machines must setup connections with the WEP key in other to access the wireless router.

If WEP is turned off, what can compromise the laptop/pcs and the network? Since SSID is broadcasted, this means someone can tab onto the wireless signal. But, can they then attack the laptop and the PCs? Won't the firewalls on the laptop and PCs prevent this from happening? Will security level decrease if files are shared by the machines on the network? What if no files are shared, will turning WEP off be an issue? Someone told me once that even if there is no access to other machines on the network, there are certain files that people still can access on the C drive, and as a result, can introduce a virus/trojan. Is this true?

If the wireless capability of the router is turned off, can people on the internet still penetrate the laptop/pcs? Won't the firewall stop them?

The reason why I am asking the... Read more

A:Wireless and Network Protection Question

With no knowledge or experience anyone can get their hands on the tools online (with user-friendly gui interfaces) to compromise your network completely, if you allow them the opportunity and the motivation is there.

Sadly, the motivation these days can be anything trivial, but the use of your devices as part of a botnet is becoming increasingly common.

You need to use stronger authentication than WEP if possible, with long and complex keys and passwords. If someone gets on to your network and becomes a part of the workgroup, you are in trouble. They will undoubtedly be capable of escalating their account privileges on the network.

Change you internal IP range from the standard 10.0.0.0 or 192.168.0.0 to something less obvious to deter speculatine reconnassance.

Secure your router admin account with an obscure username and password, as that is a weak point. If a wireless user gets on to your connection and accesses the router the games over.

Use wireless mac filtering with notifications and monitor things closely. Change passwords and wep (or whatever you choose) keys and think about your shares and permissions.

Run spyware and bot/trojan scanning regularly. You can get them all free online.

Don't get paranoid. I wear a tin foil hat and i've been ok......
 

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Hi

If possible i would like to know if you can protect a text box control box function from being edited by entering a password?

Thanks
 

A:Excel Sheet Protection Question

Select the Text Box, Right Click & GoTo Format Text Box, under Protection Tab , Check Locked & Lock Text. then Password Protect The Excel sheet and it will work, like you want it too.

Thanks
 

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Hi everyone, first time poster here. I have a question regarding IE, whenever it loads up, I get a message: "Search engine protection detected an attempt to change your search settings". Is this a possible virus or a hack attempt? How can I check this to see what it is, and how can I fix the problem? Thanks in advance.

JS

A:Search Engine Protection Question

Hello and welcome to the forum. You should start a new topic in the Am I Infected forum and we will be able to help you.Before You Post About A Problem

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so I have a list of questions in my excel worksheet. Column A has the questions and Column B is where i will type my answers.

Also, questions are typed in english for the odd number rows, and the even number rows have the exact same question in a different language.

I have 3 macro buttons at the top of my excel sheet.
one button will run an autofilter and show only the questions in english and hide the question that is in the otherlanguage.

another button will run the autofilter to display everything.

the 3rd button is a 'clear all' button where it will clear all the answers so I can re-use the template.

there is also a 4th button that will display the current date and time.

Everything is done except for one thing:

throughout my excel sheet, I have some IF formulas in column B of various rows where it will pre-fill answers to other rows if needed.

for example, If the answer to the question on the 4th row is 'no,' then the answer to the 5th row will be automatically be filled as 'N/A.' if the answer is yes or something else, it'll just be blank.
That way, I can just skip to question 6 and not worry about question 5.
IF(B4='no,' 'N/A', ' ',)

the problem is when I press the 'clear all' button. it automatically clears everything, including the formula. Is there a way that I can protect the formula, but not the data that is in the cell?

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A:question about excel formula protection.

This should select all the non-formula cells in column B:

Range("B1", Range("B" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp)).SpecialCells(xlCellTypeConstants, 23).Select

If that works OK, modify it slightly (note -- save your work first):

Range("B1", Range("B" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp)).SpecialCells(xlCellTypeConstants, 23).Clear
 

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Hi everyone, first time poster here. I have a question regarding IE (Windows7), whenever it loads up, I get a message: "Search engine protection detected an attempt to change your search settings". Is this a possible virus or a hack attempt? How can I check this to see what it is, and how can I fix the problem? Thanks in advance.

JS

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I run the sfc /scannow (Windows File Protection) utility once every couple of months. But after i ran it this last time, I noticed that after I restart my pc, it (sfc - utility) automatically starts running.
Can someone please assist me with correcting this??

Thank You!!
 

A:Solved: 'Windows File Protection' question

Try this, from a command line enter:

sfc /revert

Also verify that this registry key is correctly set, if present, (run: regedit):

System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
Value Name: SFCScan
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: 0 = disabled, 1 = scan every boot, 2 = scan once
 

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I have been working on a Macro that will UnProtect the worksheet, enter data into a cell, and then Protect it again.

I was wondering if there was a way to have it Password Protected?

As in, when the Macro was run, it would UnProtect the Sheet with the password, and then vise versa, I know you can protect the VB so I am not too worried about that, but just wondering if this can done.

Here is the code that I have used thus far (Thanx Cris)
Code:

Sub DateInsert()
'
' AddTotal Macro
'
ActiveSheet.Unprotect
ActiveCell.Select
ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "=NOW()"
With ActiveCell.Characters(Start:=1, Length:=15).Font
End With
ActiveCell.Offset(1, 0).Range("A1").Select
ActiveSheet.Protect DrawingObjects:=True, Contents:=True, Scenarios:=True
End Sub

Thanx in advance!

Edit: Also is there a way to disable the "Help" window that explains how to Unprotect the sheet?
 

A:Solved: Quick Excel Question - Protection.

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After updating to XP Home plus Service pack 2, I keep getting the same error message. For example, I downloaded digital pictures from my digital camera to my computer, but when I opened Photoloader to view the pictures, I got this message: " To help protect security, internet explorer has restricted access to this file. Click here for options". Can anyone tell me how to allow files like this to be accessed, without having to click a few times to bring up each picture? Thanks in advance for your help.
 

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Which windows updates should I install? Is there a rule of thumb?
I know some updates can cause trouble instead of fixing it (and I just read anything about Windows Update is usually a bad idea) but is there a rule of thumb about which updates to instal and which to ignore?

Also, how does the Software Protection Service and the SSP Notifcation Service work?
I just noticed I had to start Software Protection to even activate my copy of windows and I read that if I don't have it running for a few hours, windows 7 will start telling me it's not genuine again.
I also heard conflicting things about whether or not it influences windows update.

Does Software Protection do anything else? Can I just keep it running or could it bother me with some random nonsense (like telling me not certified programs are priated or god knows what else)?

Thanks.

A:A Windows Update and a Software Protection question

1. There is no rule of thumb concerning the updates. I usually install all of them and never had a problem.

2. Concerning your 'not genuine', you better call Sony. That is not normal and after 30 days the system will shut down on you.

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my old laptop died and i took the harddrive out of it and put it into a hi-speed usb case and im trying to access my files but they were protected when they were on my comp so you couldnt access them unless you were logged in under my name...Now I'm trying to view them and it says access is denied.vhow can i access them now? I dont need any of the other files on the harddrive except for like music and photos.
 

A:User accounts/file protection question

Take Ownership of Files and Folders
 

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Hi. Can anyone advise me if I can be protected by the Malwarebytes Protection module without the Malwarebytes icon in my start-up tray throwing out a speech bubble (and beep) advising me it's just "successfully blocked access to malicious IP..etc" every 15 seconds I'm on-line?
 

A:Solved: Malwarebytes Protection Module question

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Hello

Maybe not the proper forum to ask, but I have no other clue where look for

Using Wordpad, how can I remove the protection question: everytime I click on an hyperlink?

Martin

A:Wordpad: how to turn off hyperlink protection question

How are you inserting a hyperlink into Wordpad and what question do you get?

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I am currently being helped in the removal of malware etc. in another thread... when my computer is all fixed up, i was wondering what the experts recommend for antivirus etc. i currently have a subscription with spyware doctor, and am using AVG(or a trial version of something similar when trials expire) i also have registry smart that i use, but i guess thats not good enough because i ended up here... so i guess im askin whats the best program(s) to protect my PC with(Windows XP Home Edition, Dell Desktop Dimension 3000)
 

A:Solved: AntiVirus/Computer Protection Question...

i use avg 7.5 free ,comodo free firewall ,super antispyware free.
 

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ok ive been using MAlwarebytes premium for years.. and recently installed anti exploit as well... is that overkill... im more of a hardware guy... when it comes to software i know a bit...but this i dont know about... on my pc i have   Windows 7 ultimate64 bitNvidia Geforce 660 GTX TI 2GB GPU8 Gigs of DDR3  protectionMSE "Microsoft Security Essentials "Anti Virus"MalwareBytes PremiumMalwarebytes Anti ExploitCCleaner "run 1nce a week"Spybot Search and destroy "Run once a month or so" Combo fix i run that once every 6 months.  now should i keep using what i have... and if not what should i not use and whats overkill

A:Total Pc Protection Question Input required

An addition of the Win firewall or a freebie like Zonealarm would add another layer.  I'm not a big fan of the CCleaner, the registry is best left alone unless something happens with a peripheral or drivers get updated and the registry can get scrambled pretty quick.  Of course the ultimate solution would be to have it all backed up.

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Hey everyone,

I currently have McAfee installed on my PC.
I'm not sure which version but it's definitely
from the yar 09.

I hear(d) good things about McAfee (and
Norton) but I'm wondering if it's possible
to get something better that will handle
and remove virus' from my computer completely
that doesn't involve me cleaning out my
PC completely.

Does anyone know of any good virus removal
methods or software that I can purchase?
 

A:AntiVirus Protection/Removal Software Question

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I have Avast as my main virus scan program. I also have SpyBot, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Super AntiSpyware and Ad-Aware. I believe there are conflicts running some of these so what should I run in addtion to Avast?

A:Virus Scan/Malware Protection Question

It depends.
Generally, you shouldn't be running more than one antispyware program in real time.
I consider Spybot and Ad-aware as tools of the past.
Free versions of Malwarebytes and Superantispyware don't run in real time, so here there is no problem.

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Oh i can not get system restore to open but it works in safe mode not in regular mode.

A:Need help system protection not there on system properties

Hi,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Run Regedit and check the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore\DisableSR.

If the key is present and has any value other than 0 then system restore is disabled and the system protection tab will be hidden.

Viruses often disable this by setting this registry key. Often they will also disable the task manager and regedit too.

If you get a message saying regedit has been disabled by your administrator then it's quite possible you have been targeted by a virus, in which case a full scan of your system is a good idea.


As always, before making changes to your registry, back it up.

hth
Tanya

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Hi,
I wanted to start system restore. The window shows: to create a restore point

open System Protection.

When this link is clicked, the System Properties dialog is opened by

SystemPropertiesProtection.exe

But the Tabs "System Protection" and "Remote" are missing in this dialog.

Something is wrong with the installation, but I cannot do new clean installation as many software is installed upon the platform. I have mounted the Vista installation DVD with "GImageX", but I do not know which files or Registry Entries I have to extract.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance for any help.

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Hi all
I want to disable "hardware, Advanced, System Protection, Remote" tabs from system properties dialog box( screen shot attached).
The user should only able to access change computer name feature. Other feature should be disabled/removed.
I there any way to achieve it?
thanks in advance.


IMG]https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/getfile/703346[/IMG]

A:disable "hardware, Advanced, System Protection, Remote" tabs in system

I'm inclined to say no, for a very simple reason.
Changing the computer name requires administrator access. Given that, the user already has full control over the entire computer, therefore he can change whatever he wants.
What's the purpose of such "limitation"?

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My server is Earthlink.net...it offers free 'email' virus protection (this is 'separate' from their free regular antivirus program that is also offered - i don't take that because i have that protection with ETrust Security Suite) my ETrust Security Suite's Firewall also protects email so ... do i need both? (I HAVE DISABLED WINDOWS FIREWALL) if i use both email protections would they 'conflict' - i've read that is not a good idea to have to similar programs running - boy am i confused !!! I can 'disable' Earthlink's email protection easily enough by just clicking ''disable'.... please i hope you can help me !! thanks in advance - Edythe
 

A:Solved: Need Reply ASAP...email protection question -THANKS!!

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So I've been dealing with some elusive malware/trojan/virus issues. I run AVG, WinDefender&firewall always. I run Ad-Aware about weekly. I've noticed "something's not right" and downloaded MAB and found a couple of things...that all of the other's apparently have missed. Also set up ZoneAlarm and disabled WinFirewall.
So I'm still unsure and run online Trend HouseCall and it finds the above WMA.GetCodec.c in 5-6 mp3 files...and apparently cleans/quarantines them. I also run MS Malicious SoftRemTool.
SO...I'm STILL unsure and run Kaspersky and it finds the housecall quarantine, and a couple of others (Exploit.SWF.Agent.bn, Exploit.Win32.Pidief.bdy) in my temp folders. I looked these up and appears they are less than friendly adware/trojan downloader types.

Out of curiosity I select and scan each one individually with AVG, MalwareB, and Ad-aware and all say "no infection found"

What does it take to stay protected? All this time I felt comfortable with AVG, Lavasoft Ad-Aware, WinDefender, and Firewall.

And what about when one company states this file is malicious and another company states this isn't a problem?
Perplexed.
EDIT - No p2p on this machine but the infected mp3 files probably were at some point...a gift that keeps giving.
 

A:What is Good Protection? Trojan-Downloader.WMA.GetCodec.c ...Question

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I am curious I was reading a previous thread which concerned a Teacher, Wendy and her issues with her current computer instructor. When following the thread a program I have never heard of, HijackThis was mentioned several times. Is this a program that just simplly reports problems to the user or is it like Spybot S&D(which I am currently using) in that it can also fix any possible security issues. If HijackThis can do the previous: fix report and whatever else; then what additional advantages does it provide the user that Spybot doesn't support, and would U use this in place of Spybot S&D or something else.
 

A:system protection?

It is not an automated tool, and provides no judgement or recommendations on removal. It simply shows what is present in several locations of the registry and file system - you have to know what you're looking at to use it to delete entries.
When I think it's preferable that dll's are unregistered etc., I will often recommend that SpyBotSD be run first and then use HJT to look and see if it missed something.

You can see some instructions at http://tomcoyote.org/hjt/ if you want to look at it.
 

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How do I go about turning ON System Protection.

When I go to restore my system from a Restore Point, I get a popup saying "System Protection" is turned OFF and I need to turn it back ON.

A little help please. Thank you.

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I am running Vista Home premium, but see no evidence that it is creating restore points automatically every 24 hours. I can create restore points manually but they are the only ones that show under system protection. Should I not be seeing, "system scheduled checkpoint" in system restore? Thanks.

A:System Protection

I suspect that a system setting has been changed that prevents this from occurring - have you changed any of the system settings/services or used a tweaking/protection utility that might have caused this?

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Hi. I suddenly got a ?Security Center Alert? pop-up in my computer. I have tried what other users tried before. The thing is that now it uninstall Avast antivirus, don?t let me install MBAM (or any program at all), can?t connect to the Internet or access the Windows Task Manager. I also tried to run the Hjack but it simply won?t run.

Please help.

A:Protection System Again

Welcome to BCTry to run both of these and save the logsWe Need to check for Rootkits with RootRepealDownload RootRepeal from the following location and save it to your desktop.Direct Download (Recommended)Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorZip Mirrors (Recommended if you have a slower connection or if the Direct Download mirror is down)
Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorRar Mirrors - Only if you know what a RAR is and can extract it.
Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorExtract RootRepeal.exe from the archive (If you did not use the "Direct Download" mirror).Open on your desktop.Click the tab.Click the button.Check all seven boxes: Push OkCheck the box for your main system drive (Usually C:), and press Ok.Allow RootRepeal to run a scan of your system. This may take some time.Once the scan completes, push the button. Save the log to your desktop, using a distinctive name, such as RootRepeal.txt. Include this report in your next reply, please.-----------------------------------------------1. Download Win32kDiag from any of the following locations and save it to your Desktophttp://ad13.geekstogo.com/Win32kDiag.exehttp://download.bleepingcomputer.com/rootr.../Win32kDiag.exe2. Double-click Win32kDiag.exe to run Win32kDiag and let it finish.3. When it states "Finished! Press any key to exit...", press any key on your keyboard to close the program.4. Double-click on the Win32kDiag.txt file that is locate... Read more

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I was looking around in system properties and under system protection, device updates the top box was checked, I changed it to what it is now and want to make sure this is ok.
 

A:System Protection

It's far better than just "OK" when you have the system running satisfactorily. It's the only way to avoid the nasty surprises when Windows "updates" to incorrect drivers.
 

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Why can I not save restore  points when I have it set to restore previous versions of files only?  It shows system protection turned off when set this way. Only way it will show turned on is if I have setting and files turned on.

A:System Protection

Hi -
System Restore is just that - System Restore -
I have not been able to set mine to restore only one file / folder to an earlier time, unless I have a backup made.
 
However I may have missed a setting that I could not find, but I can only set mine to System Restore -
 
More general information ..............

 What files are changed during a system restore ?
 

System Restore affects Windows system files, programs, and registry settings. It can also make changes to scripts, batch files, and other types of executable files created under any user account on your computer. System Restore does not affect personal files, such as e-mail, documents, or photos, so it cannot help you restore a deleted file.
NOTE :: If you have backups of your files, you can restore the files from a backup.

 
Always create a backup of your system prior to doing any System Restore
 
Open System Restore and follow the links in that area as to what you will restore and what you can do there.
There is a lot of helpfull information listed there -
 
Thank You -

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I have been infected with protection system and the instructions say to run malwarebytes but when I try to run it it just stops. Is there another way to get around this. I work from home and this is ruining my day. I also tried to use spyware doctor but I can download the updates to run the program... I'm hoping somebody can help Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:protection system

Did you rename Mbam.exe to something else? Name it tatertot.scr and try to run itAlso try Dr Web Cureit:Please download Dr.Web CureIt, the free version & save it to your desktop. DO NOT perform a scan yet.Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".Scan with Dr.Web CureIt as follows:Double-click on launch.exe to open the program and click Start. (There is no need to update if you just downloaded the most current versionRead the Virus check by DrWeb scanner prompt and click Ok where asked to Start scan now? Allow the setup.exe to load if asked by any of your security programs.The Express scan will automatically begin.
(This is a short scan of files currently running in memory, boot sectors, and targeted folders).If prompted to dowload the Full version Free Trial, ignore and click the X to close the window.If an infected object is found, you will be prompted to move anything that cannot be cured. Click Yes to All.When complete, click Select All, then choose Cure > Move incurable.
(This will move any detected files to the C:\Documents and Settings\userprofile\DoctorWeb\Quarantine folder if they can't be cured)Now put a check next to Comple... Read more

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I just finished "cleaning out" an old Dell desktop. I deleted a lot of files. I don't intend to un-delete any of them (couldn't anyway, because I did a wipe of the free space), but the thought occurred to me, what if I wanted to un-delete one of them? In the old DOS days, I could do that without software (like Recuva). But with NTFS file systems, I note that there is a system setting called System Protection that provides a built-in way to recover deleted files, as long as you haven't overwritten them. I checked the settings for this app on my desktop. System Protection is Off for both of my drives, so that's apparently the default.

Question: What are the downsides of turning that On? My guess would be that it burdens the MFT with more entries, thereby slowing drive performance. Is that true and are there any other downsides?

A:System Protection

The only real downside to turning on System Protection is that is consumes some disk space but you can control that. The impact on performance is insignificant.

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How does System Protection work...does it save information to a separate partition?

I have a 7gb partition on my drive that I do not know what it is for. I deleted it and was am thinking of adding it to my main C: partition. Did destroy the System Protection partition?

A:System Protection?

That partition was likely put there by the manufacturer to help you restore the PC to factory specs if you ever needed to do that.

If you in fact deleted the partition and do not have "recovery disks", you will have problems restoring to factory specs.

Do you have any install discs at all? What happens if your hard drive fails in 30 minutes?

System protection is not the same as "system restore", which you may be thinking of. System restore returns the operating system to the way it was on the date the restore point was made---typically somewhere in the last couple of weeks-----not to factory specs. System restore points are stored on your C drive along with Windows.

Can you post a screen shot of Disk Management?

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What would be the best antivirus for pc.I need a antivirus that is not slow and that protects my pc very good.I need sugestions!

A:System Protection

Welcome
First forget best, it is subjective.
However, I and many members use the free
Microsoft Security Essentials
Free Malwarebytes and the Windows Firewall
I also use winpatrol. It takes a picuture of your HD. Anything is installed, it asks if you want it. If you say no, it restores what you had. Has other features too.
http://www.av-comparatives.org/
This list is already outdated. Microsoft has just finished testing on 2.0. It is now available.

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Ive noticed every once in a while that my system protection keeps turning it self on, even though I have manually shut it off?

What could be affecting this? (I want it off because I back up regularly)
 

A:System Protection...

I don't have an answer but do have some advice.

System protection is different than backing up data, system protection backs up critical system registries and other settings normal backups do not, it would be wise to leave this setting On.

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How to turn on System protection using/through Ubuntu?

A:System Protection

Look over here:
The Ubuntu Forum Community - Ubuntu Forums

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How do I go about turning ON System Protection.

When I go to restore my system from a Restore Point, I get a popup saying "System Protection" is turned OFF and I need to turn it back ON.

A little help please. Thank you.

A:System Protection

  
Quote: Originally Posted by huffman


How do I go about turning ON System Protection.

When I go to restore my system from a Restore Point, I get a popup saying "System Protection" is turned OFF and I need to turn it back ON.

A little help please. Thank you.


See this tutorial.

System Protection - Turn On or Off

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Hey all, I've ran into a huge problem... My aunt dropped off her family computer yesterday and I've been working on it for a few hours now and to say the least I'm completely stumped. There's this fake anti virus program called Protection System which does it's thing, I'm sure you know all about it. Anyway, I've done a few hours worth of research, read countless "fix it" articles and forum post and nothing has worked yet. At this point I need to rest my eyes and my mind and ask you all for your help.The biggest problem is no programs that could solve the problem or aid in solving the problem work. The real anti virus was disabled and broken, malwarebytes wouldn't install so I renamed it, it then installed halfway before freezing. I played around with that for a while and I got it to install. Couldn't run the program after that, so I renamed the that. It finally opened but as expected the scan shut the program down. After it crashed during the scan malwarebytes was completely inoperable, couldn't even delete it with out a restart. At that point I had enough, I was preparing to post a topic in the "HijackThis Logs and Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal" forum but after several attempts it appears that not even your DDS Tool works. I'm just so frustrated right now...To clear a few things up. I've been trying everything in and out of safe mode, same results. Also, all the games on the computer appear to work, iTunes works, Quickbooks work, AIM works. I'm pretty sure every progr... Read more

A:Protection System

Hi Mike,

do you still have your aunt's PC and do you still need help?

regards _temp_

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My System in "System Properties" has its "Protection" as OFF
Start > Control Panel > System > System Protection > System Properties (dlg) > System Protection (tab)


I am trying to clean up my Registry after uninstalling "CutePDF"
- three lots of bundleware with one double negative opt-out that I thought I had outsmarted
- CutePDF do not supply an "uninstaller" any more for their free CutePDF
- Revouninstaller did not detect any registry items
- CCleaner does not find any of the CutePDF registry entries
- a manual trawl/search has found two keys each with 29 data entries
- created a restore point, as insurance
- disabled the "CutePDF" keys by renaming the keys with a "_obs" affix string
- rebooted and no problems
Q1: Should the "System" protection be Off or ON
- my inclination is to change it to ON
- but I would like to check with those who really know first (no guesses)

I know ... I know ... an image would have been simpler
- but I am not "there" yet ... when my busy meter slows down to insane

A:System Protection is OFF

It should be on if you want the protection of system restore.

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In my system properties under system protection, the c drive sys pro is on but on my d drive (restore) the sys pro is off. Should i turn it on?Is it able to vreate sys restore points when the sys protection is off?

A:my system protection

Hello @hunterm1 Welcome to the HP Support forum. Thank you for your post.Probably you have one HDD drive and C:\, D:\, etc.. - these are not called drives but partitions - part of the whole thing - one HDD. No problem. The D:\ partition is usually your recovery partition and Windows System Restore is off there for a reason - you should not and need not to attempt to turn it on. This drive should have no changes usually - its purpose is to keep the original version of your operating system, settings, drivers, original image and to be able to restore your PC to factory default condition.  Let me know if you have any other questions.

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Hello everyone ... Really hoping you can help me.

I use Firefox browser and gmail or yahoo for mail. I have Fix-It Professional 6 which I just ran for any viruses, mal ware, spy ware and ad ware.

For about the past week or so, every time I start my machine, I get a window called Windows PC Defender inside of which is a"My Computer" window. I cannot close this window but I can minimize it and open an additional window.

This address appears in the location window -
hxxp://my-systemprotection.net/?p=WKmimHVl...nBkaF%2FEkKE%3D

In the My Computer it shows the Windows shield logo along with System Folders, My Documents, Hard Drive and Security. Next to each, flashing in red is notification that I have 5 viruses in the System Folders, 7 in My Documents, 12 in my Hard Drive and that "Security has been damaged by virus" in the Security. Additionally, below that is a separate window "Your Computer is Infected" and shows a long list -

W32.Benjamin.Worm Virus High
Trojan virtumonde Virus Critical
AdvWare.Hotbar Virus High
[email protected] Virus Medium
Trojan.Qoologic - Key Logger Virus High
SHeur.ZSQ Virus High
Adware.Win32.Winad Virus Critical
Trojan-PSW.Win32.LdPinch.abm Virus Critical
Backdoor.Win32.Haxdoor.gu Virus High
Magic DVD Ripper Virus High
Trojan.Fakealert.355 Virus Medium
Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Small.dge Virus High

Recommend: Click "Start Protection" button to erase all threats
When I have clicked on "Star... Read more

A:my-system protection

Hi Cailleach Echo, welcome to BC I have moved your topic to the "Am I infected? What Do I Do?" forum since you appear to be infected by a rogue security product. This will allow our members who specialize in malware removal to find your topic more easily.I've always been warned not to open anything that ends with ".exe"Sound advice. You're infected with some sort of rogue security program. These programs falsely warn that your computer is infected (like in the list of baddies you were given) and then prompt the user (you) to download a file to "clean" the computer. Do not download anything it asks you to. Do not purchase any program it recommends. It is a scam and will only serve to make the situation worse.

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Hey all, I've ran into a huge problem... My aunt dropped off her family computer yesterday and I've been working on it for a few hours now and to say the least I'm completely stumped. There's this fake anti virus program called Protection System which does it's thing, I'm sure you know all about it. Anyway, I've done a few hours worth of research, read countless "fix it" articles and forum post and nothing has worked yet. At this point I need to rest my eyes and my mind and ask you all for your help.The biggest problem is no programs that could solve the problem or aid in solving the problem work. The real anti virus was disabled and broken, malwarebytes wouldn't install so I renamed it, it then installed halfway before freezing. I played around with that for a while and I got it to install. Couldn't run the program after that, so I renamed the that. It finally opened but as expected the scan shut the program down. After it crashed during the scan malwarebytes was completely inoperable, couldn't even delete it with out a restart. At that point I had enough, I was preparing to post a topic in the "HijackThis Logs and Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal" forum but after several attempts it appears that not even your DDS Tool works. I'm just so frustrated right now...To clear a few things up. I've been trying everything in and out of safe mode, same results. Also, all the games on the computer appear to work, iTunes works, Quickbooks work, AIM works. I'm pretty sure every progr... Read more

A:Protection System

We Need to check for Rootkits with RootRepealDownload RootRepeal from the following location and save it to your desktop.Direct Download (Recommended)Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorZip Mirrors (Recommended if you have a slower connection or if the Direct Download mirror is down)
Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorRar Mirrors - Only if you know what a RAR is and can extract it.
Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorExtract RootRepeal.exe from the archive (If you did not use the "Direct Download" mirror).Open on your desktop.Click the tab.Click the button.Check all seven boxes: Push OkCheck the box for your main system drive (Usually C:), and press Ok.Allow RootRepeal to run a scan of your system. This may take some time.Once the scan completes, push the button. Save the log to your desktop, using a distinctive name, such as RootRepeal.txt. Include this report in your next reply, please.----------------------------------Please note: If Rootrepeal fails to run, try this step: Click Settings - Options. Set the Disk Access slider to HighAlso try: right-click on rootrepeal.exe and rename it to tatertot.scr

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Yesterday I, as always before, was going to do monthly Macrium Reflect system backup. As per usual I did all the AV, HW and software checks, made sure windows and SW was up to date, absolutely everything works as good as ever. At the end of those checks I did sfc /scannow but would not go past 58%. Dism also got stuck at some 20% on or offline, in safe mode too.
All disks are in perfect shape and so are drivers etc.
Before I do something radical like restoring last moth's Macrium backup or doing windows repair I would like to see if there's something less radical to troubleshoot this problem.
I still have W10 on another disk to fall back to if necessary so in no way I could be left without OS on this computer. Willing to try anything. Any ideas ?

A:System protection

Hi Mike,
Personally I don't have a problem with this but some people do with:
The Scoop On KB 3022345 System File Corruption
You might want to uninstall this update if installed.

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No matter what I do system protection somehow always manages to turn it self back on

How can I PERMANTLY KILL THIS PROCESS? Is it a service?



I WANT IT GONE FOR GOOD

A:Ive had it with System Protection...

Go to control panel, admin tools, services, volume shadow copy, but that may cause more problems than it solves.

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Yesterday i thought this list of firewall and overall of protection is VERY VERY handy to me but it's missing now and i spend 15 min looking for it.

Could someone send me list of protection because it would help with my network course.

And when it's sent, DONT DELETE unitless i ask you please?
 

A:Missing Thread: Question Repeated: List of Firewall with overall protection

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Hello-
I am trying to fix a friends' laptop that appears to have been infected with Protection System malware. PC Info: Dell Vostro 1500, Windows XP Home, SP2.

At the moment, I cannot seem to get the laptop to access the internet, whether itís because of the virus or because it is not set up to access my cable modem. I have left it disconnected from our network to avoid any cross infections with my good pc. Can I download programs to a USB stick using the good pc, and transfer them to the sick pcís desktop- if you donít see a problem with this method, then Iíd prefer to continue using it.

When I try to install Malware Bytes from the .exe on the desktop, the install procedure seems to begin, then disappears completely from view, and doesnít even appear in Task Manager.

HijackThis seems to install ok from the desktop, but when I try to run the program, I can see it begin to list programs, but the after less than 2 seconds it, too closes and disappears.

Other issues: Restarting/Shut Down gets stuck and I have to hold down the power button to shut off.

Would greatly appreciate any help you can give.
 

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It seems to me that W7's System Protection now functions like the old "Go Back" , which made a backup of one's files, as well as Windows' system files.

How can I configure W7's S P to leave user files [ not only "my docs", but <user>\app data . . . . , favorites, desktop ]?

I used W7's System Protection on my W7 Pro, 32 bit system, to return to a restore point I had made before installing a program, but it either modified or deleted files modified or created after the restore point was made, after uninstalling the program and returning to the manually created restore point.

Does "USERPROFILE" include <user>my documents ?
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa378870(VS.85).aspx

User Account Control was set to minimum.

System is single boot.

System was upgrade from Vista Ultimate 32 bit.

RF123
 

A:System Protection configuration

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bump
 

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I have W7, 64 bit blah blah blah. when I bought my system, I set it up with a password required in order to be able to sign into windows. can that be bypassed by, say, a computer repair person? I sent my computer in for repair which turned out to needing a mother board replacement. I realized after that diagnosis was made that I'd forgotten to mention nor supply them with the system sign on password.

thanks for your help.
 

A:System Password Protection

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I am running Windows XP using Firefox. I got the System Progressive Protection virus. I ran Malwarebytes and can use the computer now but "iexplore.exe" is still running in the background. Also, Microsoft Security Essentials pops up every few minutes with a "Detected threats are being cleaned" message. What do I do now?
Thanks, in advance.

A:System Progressive Protection

Welcome aboard Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.====================================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next t... Read more

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Hey , i need help in order to restore my system . In fact when i open the system properties i realise that System Protection tab was missing. Launching the tab by its executable, SystemProtectionProperties.exe, did not launch the tab, either.

I tried to search in the registry for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore\DisableSR

I didn't find the SystemRestore Folder .

I only found the Windows File Protection folder and Terminal Services folder

what should i do ?

Thank you
 

A:Missing System Protection tab HELP

follow this :-

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...operties/99c8160e-500f-47e7-8898-c2680a6fd26b
 

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I have this annoying system protection malware and also maybe, I don't know for sure one that keeps redirecting me everywhere else. I have already used 3 different programs spybot and windows malware remover. I also used combofix and I already have the Log ready. I'm pretty technical savy so I hope that helps you. ComboFix 11-07-17.03 - jessie 07/17/2011 15:20:48.1.2 - x86Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.3317.2098 [GMT -7:00]Running from: c:\users\jessie\Desktop\ComboFix.exeSP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}..((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))..c:\programdata\defender.exe..((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2011-06-17 to 2011-07-17 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))..2011-07-17 22:50 . 2011-07-17 22:52 -------- d-----w- c:\users\jessie\AppData\Local\temp2011-07-17 22:50 . 2011-07-17 22:50 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Default\AppData\Local\temp2011-07-17 22:50 . 2011-07-17 22:50 -------- d-----w- c:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\temp2011-07-17 22:16 . 2011-07-17 22:16 -------- d-----w- c:\windows\system32\MpEngineStore2011-07-16 20:50 . 2011-06-20 15:57 7074640 ----a-w- c:\programdata\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Definition Updates&#... Read more

A:Malware system protection one

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will ap... Read more

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Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

A:Protection System infection

Due to the lack of feedback, this Topic is now closed.In case you still have problems, please send me a Private message to reopen this topic within the next 5 days. Beyond that point, please start a new topic.Orange Blossom

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Hi,

I have something called "Protection System Support" that's installed itself on my machine, and I think it's evil, but I can't get rid of it. Any suggestions?
All of us a sudden I have a flood of virus warnings, and I'm not even sure if they're real or not. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Tanguera

A:"Protection System Support"

Welcome to BCSome types of malware will disable Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and other security tools. If MBAM will not install, try renaming it first.Right-click on the mbam-setup.exe file file and rename it to mysetup.exe.Double-click on mysetup.exe to start the installation.If that did not work, then try renaming and changing the file extension. click this link if you do not see the file extensionRight-click on the mbam-setup.exe file, rename it to mysetup and change the .exe extension to .scr, .com, .pif, or .bat.Then double-click on mysetup.scr (or whatever extension you renamed it) to begin installation.If after installation, MBAM will not run, open the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder in Program Files.Right-click on mbam.exe, rename it to myscan.exe.Double-click on myscan.exe to launch the program.If that did not work, then try renaming and change the .exe extension in the same way as noted above.Double-click on myscan.scr (or whatever extension you renamed it) to launch the program.If using Windows Vista, refer to How to Change a File Extension in Windows Vista.Be sure to update MBAM through the program's interface (preferable method) or manually download the definition updates and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Then perform a Quick Scan in normal mode and check all items found for removal. Don't forgot to reboot afterwards. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware. When done, click the Logs ta... Read more

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I need help to configure system protection settings (Attachment). I don't understand the 'Restore Settings' in 'Configure'. I need an explanation or directions to a suitable tutorial, where I can understand how to set this up.

Thank you.

A:How to set system protection settings

You want 'Restore system settings and previous versions of files' selected, under 'Restore Settings'.

System Protection - Turn On or Off - Windows 7 Help Forums

System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage - Windows 7 Help Forums
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What is System Restore & How to Create a Restore Point in Windows

How to Configure The Way System Restore Works & How to Disable It
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Configure System Restore in Windows | www.winhelp.us

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I have done 2 installs of Windows 8 RP (build 8400) and it seems the System Protection of off by default. I need to turn it on and allocate disk space.
If I turn System Protection off it fails to warn or delete previous restore points. This does not effect me creating restore points manually.
Anyone come across this before and what is going on.
Robert...

A:System Protection in Windows 8 RP

Hello Robert,

It works the same way for that as in Windows 7 for me. When you turn system protection off, does currant usage drop to zero afterwards like below? This is not the same as what the max usage is set for. Max usage is just how much it can use when system protection is turned on.

System Protection - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

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Hi, all. First, thank you for everything you do. I've come to this site a couple of times over the years and your advice has been incredibly helpful. I really appreciate it.
Now I have my own problem with a malware issue.
My computer has become disabled. It boots to the desktop, but I cannot access anything with my mouse, and when I place the cursor in the taskbar, the hourglass icon appears. Sometimes the Protection System window would appear trying to tell me about some fake virus problems and to do an install.
I was able to delete any mention of Protection System from the registry through safe mode with command prompt, then regedit. That removed the Protection System screen from startup, but I still can't run any scans to send to you for review.
Nothing works! I have to unplug the machine to turn it off!
Is there any other way to use your recommended scanning programs to get this fixed?
I am running Windows XP with Service Pack 3.
 

A:Protection System has taken over computer

Bump, please!

I am still having this nasty malware problem. I can't perform a HJT scan using the suggested methods.
 

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Hello

This is the first time I've had a virus so I'm a little new to the technical terms and am trying to follow the advice given on this forum.
(BTW - the advice has been v clear and easy to follow - thanks!!)
I have had the 'Protection System' virus since yesterday (the one that masquarades as an anti-virus). I havent accepted anything nor bought it but it keeps putting distasteful shortcuts on my desktop, has cut me off from the internet, disabled some of my own scanware and keeps putting up pop-ups pushing me to buy it.

I read your threads and tried to install the Malwarebyte' Anti-Malware but it won't run and closes after 5 seconds. I then ran a CD with AVG as suggested on one of the threads. After this ran, I still was unable to run the Malware software - even in safemode.

I am using my friends computer and have downloaded the DDS screen saver and have managed to run it on this (healthy) PC and obtain the log files with ease. On my PC I have tried several times and rebooted, but no logs are being produced. Indeed after some time of trying - even that welcome message isnt displayed and it just closes without warning.

I dont really know where to go from here. Im not overly technical so I dont know if there is somewhere I should be looking to start with. Any help would be much appreciated.

PS I am running on Vista.

Thanks

A:'Protection System' virus

Welcome to BCWe Need to check for Rootkits with RootRepealDownload RootRepeal from the following location and save it to your desktop.Direct Download (Recommended)Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorZip Mirrors (Recommended if you have a slower connection or if the Direct Download mirror is down)
Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorRar Mirrors - Only if you know what a RAR is and can extract it.
Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorExtract RootRepeal.exe from the archive (If you did not use the "Direct Download" mirror).Open on your desktop.Click the tab.Click the button.Check all seven boxes: Push OkCheck the box for your main system drive (Usually C:), and press Ok.Allow RootRepeal to run a scan of your system. This may take some time.Once the scan completes, push the button. Save the log to your desktop, using a distinctive name, such as RootRepeal.txt. Include this report in your next reply, please.----------------------------------Please note: If Rootrepeal fails to run, try this step: Click Settings - Options. Set the Disk Access slider to HighAlso try: right-click on rootrepeal.exe and rename it to tatertot.scr==========================Please download Win32kDiag.exe by AD and save it to your desktop.alternate download 1alternate download 2This tool will create a diagnostic report Double-click on Win32kDiag.exe to run and let it finish. When it states Finished! Press any key to exit..., press any key on ... Read more

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Here is my log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:44:04 PM, on 6/30/2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exec:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exeC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0\bin\jusched.exeC:\windows\system\hps... Read more

A:Protection System Malware

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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PC is infected with "Protection System" -- apparently it's preventing use of any malware removal tool (including malwarebytes, avg, adaware, weborot), and it won't permit uninstall with Revo Uninstaller. Below (and attached) is the hijackthis log. Any advice would be appreciated!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2:30:53 PM, on 7/21/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\Program Files\Webroot\WebrootSecurity\WRConsumerService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exeC:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\RaMaint.exeC:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LogMeIn.exeC:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LMIGuardian.exeC:\Program Files\MozyHome\mozybackup.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LogMeInSystray.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_O... Read more

A:Hijackthis log - "Protection System"

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer.My name is Syler, I will be helping you to solve your Malware issues. Whilst I am helping you, I wouldbe grateful if you would note the following: Please do not run other tools or scans unless I ask you to and follow all the steps I give you, in order.
Copy and paste all logs requested in you reply, Do not attach them unless asked too.
If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to say or ask before you proceed with my instructions.
Please continue to work with me, until I tell you your machine appears to be clean. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.
If I do not hear back from you within 5 days of my last post, then this topic will be closed.Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HereNote: If you already have Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, just update then run it.Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Full Scan", then click Scan (the scan may take some time to finish, so please be patient).When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be p... Read more

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Pretty much any form of antivirus/antispyware programs that are installed have stopped working (IE: malwarebytes, spybot, HiJack This, and Panda) and wheni click some of them it says, "Application cannot be executed. The file is infected. The file is infected. Please activate your antivirus software."

Task manager also does not seem to work and gives the above error message. I also get some popups related to Protection System.

The DDS program/logger didn't work and also gave the above error; however, I was able to get a RootRepeal log and have attached it.

Thanks for your time.

A:very bad "Protection System" Malware

Hello! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. In order to see what's going on with your computer I will ask for you to post various logs from the tools that we will use to resolve your issue. Please also share with me any information about how your computer is reacting and behaving each step of the way as we work through this process.Please download and run Win32kDiag: Download Win32kDiag from any of the following locations and save it to your Desktop. Download Win32kDiag (Win32kDiag.exe) - #1 Download Win32kDiag (Win32kDiag.exe) - #2 Download Win32kDiag (Win32kDiag.exe) - #3 Double-click Win32kDiag.exe to run Win32kDiag and let it finish. When it states "Finished! Press any key to exit...", press any key on your keyboard to close the program. Double-click on the Win32kDiag.txt file that is located on your Desktop and post the entire contents of that log as a reply to this topic.Download and run a batch file (peek.bat): Download peek.bat from the download link below and save it to your Desktop.Download peek.bat Double-click peek.bat to run it.A black Command Prompt window will appear shortly: the program is running. Once it is finished, copy and paste the entire contents of the Log.txt file it creates as a reply to this post.==========Please post the following logs in your next reply:* Win32kDiag.txt* Log.txt

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lFor the last couple days I have had problems with windows police pro virus which i was able to fix. Now Protection System virus is attacking me. First it wouldnt let me open any programs, but finally I was able to download and run IObit security 360 which found a large number of threats. It did not really solve the problem though, instead now for just about every program (except microsoft office, and a couple others) it says "Choose a prgram to open this file", basically nothing will run. Also Protection System virus is still there and is doing it's usual thing. I can't use the internet or open regedit, and I have no idea how to fix this. My OS is Windows XP.

A:Protection system virus Please Help

does anyone have any ideas? I would really appreciate any help that could be provided

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I've been directed here after having my post confirmed at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/255937/fake-windows-security-center-alerts-and-failure-to-open-anti-spyware-programs/.My OS is vista and I can get screen shots of the fake security system/protection system if needed.Here's the log that I got before my comp crashed (I tried several times, but it crashed at the same spot each time.)Log file is located at: C:\Users\Alastor\Desktop\Win32kDiag.txtWARNING: Could not get backup privileges!Searching 'C:\Windows'...Found mount point : C:\Windows\AppPatch\Custom\CustomMount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^Found mount point : C:\Windows\assembly\NativeImages_v2.0.50727_32\Temp\ZAP2DF2.tmp\ZAP2DF2.tmpMount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^Found mount point : C:\Windows\assembly\NativeImages_v2.0.50727_32\Temp\ZAP5937.tmp\ZAP5937.tmpMount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^Found mount point : C:\Windows\assembly\NativeImages_v2.0.50727_32\Temp\ZAP6E9B.tmp\ZAP6E9B.tmpMount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^Found mount point : C:\Windows\assembly\NativeImages_v2.0.50727_32\Temp\ZAP81A.tmp\ZAP81A.tmpMount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^Found mount point : C:\Windows\assembly\NativeImages_v2.0.50727_32\Temp\ZAPAB7C.tmp\ZAPAB7C.tmpMount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^Found mount point : C:\Windows\assembly\NativeImages_v2.0.50727_32\Temp\ZAPE752.tmp\ZAPE752.tmpMount point destination : \Device\__max++>\^F... Read more

A:Windows protection system

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.Please note, I normally request a DDS log, but since you have this rootkit, I'll hold off. Please let me know if you're there and I'll pass this off to a member of the HJT team.Information on A/V control HERE

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