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Author Topic: Need to get rid of the Malware again (Outerinfo, Internet speed monitor, etc)  (Read 35361 times)

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evilfantasy

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Not sure. Lets give it 24 hours or so and see if everything starts to come back to normal.

Also go to www.secunia.com and check for updates again.

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    Was looking at Avast! VRDB and mine was defaulted to "Generate VRDB only when screen-saver is running" I don't use a screen saver at all, just turn the monitor off when I'm not using my pc..

    Would it be better to switch it to "Generate VRDB when computer is idle?" or should I do generate VRDB now?


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    You can generate now if you like. It shouldn't slow down the PC any. If it does then do it when idle.

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      Ok, I did generate now, and it finished.. so then I clicked on the "generate when idle".

      So having a windows firewall + Avast + winpatrol is sufficient enought to protect my pc? Any other things I need to do?

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      Sounds good. You might check out SpywareBlaster if you don't already have it.

      SpywareBlaster - Secure your Internet Explorer to make it harder for these ActiveX programs to run on your computer. Also stop certain cookies from being added to your computer when running Mozilla based browsers like Firefox.
      * Using SpywareBlaster to protect your computer from Spyware and Malware

      Learn more about how to protect yourself while on the internet read this article by Tony Klien: So how did I get infected in the first place?

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        Ok, I'll install SpywareBlaster then. I want 100% protection if possible.

        Can you check this list from Winpatrol and advise on what I need to do. I'm worried about the ones detected today--I was d/ling a tv show via megaupload (I know, tsk tsk right? :-[) and then noticed that Scotty (winpatrol icon) looked like it was on a white dot. I immediately closed the d/l (which was at 4%) and then checked the list.



        Are the ones from Nvidia Corp legit? or can those get infected and replaced by inpersonators?
        « Last Edit: May 04, 2008, 01:53:45 PM by green tea »

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          I also just checked the "Active Tasks" tab in winpatrol and noticed WINPATROLEX.exe it was first detected around noon today as well. Under program descript, it says Winpatrol. And under company, it says BillP Studios.

          Is this safe?

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          Everything looks fine. BillP Studios is who makes WinPatrol. Unless WinPartol pops up saying anything everything should be fine.

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            Good to know. I'll start on spywareblaster then. ;)