I am new to this Forum and need drastic help

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  1. MagiK

    MagiK Registered Member

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    OK I am not sure where to place this post and also can someone send me the very latest updates.

    I downloaded a program called Spy Sweeper v2.06, I let it run through me system and it found stuff that adware couldn't detect, I was horrified that lobdotcom was present, a key logger was found and thats drastic measures, could obtain my credit card details as I was typing them in, so going to inform visa of this breach right away before it gets out of control, the risk is too high to ignore. There was also some harmless stuff that ad-aware didn't pick up. I was wondering when I dropped me firewall my pc would suddenly get reset?? It's all clean now, thank God but still need to phone visa and get a new card and number. Right to the point I noticed when I found this page by accident I found "this Just updated today also.. ver 2.6.1, build 45, definitions 357." Could someone please send me this new update as it will upgrade this free version and also the updated definitions and how to manually install them please.

    Am I glad I downloaded Spy Sweeper, god knows what damage could have been done :'( my e-mail address is (xxx@SoftHome.net) and I really would appreciate your help as I would like to know what else is lurking on my pc. Its weird that ad-ware or my virus killer could not detect this dangerous stuff :( Please can you send me the latest update being 2.6.1 build 45 and the definitions 357 or which ever are the latest as they might be out of date now as I don't know when that post was made. I will check my e-mail after and a big thank you up front. :) I need to phone Visa right away.

    ...MagiK...

    I have been working with PC's since 1990 and got a National Diploma in Computer Studies(hard grafting for 2 solid years). Then when you think you know most things, along comes Spy Sweeper which shows you up big style.

    Just cancelled me visa and switch card and new cards with different numbers are going to be issued, I couldn't take the risk, and neither should anyone else
     
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  2. Paul Wilders

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    What software exactly are you referring to?

    Am I glad I downloaded Spy Sweeper, god knows what damage could have been done :'( my e-mail address is (xxx@SoftHome.net) and I really would appreciate your help as I would like to know what else is lurking on my pc.[/quote]

    I've removed your email address for security/harvesting reasons. All registered forum members are able to point their browser to the "adware..." sub forum, read and follow the sticky HOw TO to the letter and post their log file for examination. I recommend you doing the same.

    Far from all softwares are developed to cope with keyloggers.

    See my question above ;).

    Finally: please change all passwords on your system. They most probably have been keylogged as well and can/will be used by the bad guys.

    regards.

    paul
     
  3. MagiK

    MagiK Registered Member

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    I've removed your email address for security/harvesting reasons. All registered forum members are able to point their browser to the "adware..." sub forum, read and follow the sticky HOw TO to the letter and post their log file for examination. I recommend you doing the same.



    Far from all softwares are developed to cope with keyloggers.



    See my question above ;).

    Finally: please change all passwords on your system. They most probably have been keylogged as well and can/will be used by the bad guys.

    regards.

    paul[/QUOTE]

    Since the keylogger and lodotcom and other stuff on me system has been physically removed I have just changed my password to a rather difficult one to hack but, I can never forget(my younger sisters name and age)

    I did a search for the newer version of Spy Sweeper and found it and I am running it now and so far found nothing, which is good. no credit card or switch card for 10 days, both are terminated so they cannot use it over the phone it will be logged and also they will both have totally different numbers

    note

    current versions of ad-ware, mcafee and the latest version of Zonealarm 5 with an antivirus scanner built in were UNABLE to detect lobdotcom and its 5 files stored under a curious name in program files, a tool bar in the registry, the KeyLogger, another dangerous program which had 5 files in program files and 2 harmless cookies of which I know should be on my system.
     
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  4. Paul Wilders

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    MagiK,

    Actually, the recommendation is for all passwords (POP3 email, system, you name them).

    regards.

    paul
     
  5. MagiK

    MagiK Registered Member

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    Thanks Paul for your help :D

    MagiK< aka Shane.... :D
     
  6. Paul Wilders

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    My pleasure, Shane ;)

    regards.

    paul
     
  7. MagiK

    MagiK Registered Member

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    The new version has just found the following:

    007 Spy This program can also take snapshots of your current open windows etc and forwarded to a 3rd Party.

    007 Spy is a monitoring program which secretly tracks all activities of computer users.

    Ace Club Casino Risk assesment Low

    Ace Club Casino is an online gaming casino that is bundled with numerous shareware programs.

    lobdotcom Risk assessment High

    Lop.com is a pay-per-click search portal that places numerous web site shortcuts on your desktop, adds web sites to your Favorites folder, changes your default search engine pages and installs dialers etc.

    Remote Keylogger this time Risk assessment High

    Remote Keylogger is a keystroke monitor that can be operated remotely and take snapshots of your open webpages ect. and forward them to a 3rd party

    My firewall is on high and the inbuilt one in me 3Com 11g Router is active as well but the software was on my pc before I installed the new router that explains why my pc was taking forever to close down and my download rates on my 1meg line were sometimes 1kbps.

    How do I save this info and send it to you or should I delete it?i

    Shane
     
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  8. Blackspear

    Blackspear Global Moderator

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    We recommend doing the following to make a system secure:

    1. Make sure you have “Windows” FULLY UP TO DATE.

    While on the Internet, Click on Internet Explorer (the Blue “e”), Click on Tools (on the bar at the top of your screen in Internet Explorer), Click on Windows Update. This will take you to the Microsoft Windows Update page where you need to follow the on screen prompts, starting with “Scan for Updates”. Install ALL “Critical Updates” and “Service Packs”.

    WEEKLY – check this is “Up to Date”.

    2. Make sure if you have “Microsoft Office” it is FULLY UP TO DATE.

    While on the Internet, Click on Internet Explorer (the Blue “e”), Click on Tools, Click on Windows Update, Click on the tab at the top that says “Office Update”, follow the on screen prompts, starting with “Check for Updates”. Install ALL “Critical Updates” and “Service Packs”.

    WEEKLY – check this is “Up to Date”.

    3. Make sure you have Virus Protection on EVERY computer.

    We use, recommend and install what we consider to be the world’s best Anti-virus; Nod32, available from your local reseller, local distributor or www.nod32.com

    4. Make sure your Nod32 anti-virus is FULLY UP TO DATE.

    While on the internet, PRESS “Update Now” in the Control Centre.
    (Control Centre> Update> update> Update Now)

    DAILY – check this program is “Up to Date”.

    WEEKLY - RUN A SCAN.
    (Control Centre> Nod32> Run Nod32> Clean)


    5. Do NOT share the main “C” drive of ANY computer on a network.

    Prior to Opaserv it was (and no doubt will continue to be) standard networking practice, by the great majority of technicians world-over to share each computers main “C” drive. With the advent of Opaserv this practice must be altered to address a security flaw found within Windows.

    Share ONLY a necessary folder(s) within your “C” drive for networking.


    We consider the following as: Essential Security Software

    6. Install a Firewall.

    ZoneAlarm - FREE for personal use, available from www.zonelabs.com ZoneAlarm has continually tested exceedingly well at a world renown security testing company www.grc.com As well, ZoneAlarm is “Visual”, you can see what is going on, what is accessing the internet, and also trying to access your computer from the internet.

    MONTHLY – check this program is “Up to Date”.
    (ZoneAlarm> Overview> Preferences> Check for Updates)

    Even better than the above Firewall for Broadband internet, is a “Hardware” Firewall\Router\Modem combo, it can protect virtually an unlimited number of computers from internet attacks, while allowing you to safely browse and/or share the internet with other computers within your premises.

    7. Install SpyBot Search and Destroy.

    This is FREE for personal use and available from http://beam.to/spybotsd and http://www.download.com We have had many clients come in with computer problems relating to programs downloaded/ing in the background (without the client’s knowledge). One computer had slowed to a complete crawl and the client was quite distressed as to why.

    Use the "immunize" feature

    DAILY – check this program is “Up to Date”.

    WEEKLY - RUN A SCAN.
    (Spybot Search and Destroy> Check for Problems)


    8. Install Spyware Guard.

    This is FREE for personal use and available from http://www.javacoolsoftware.com

    DAILY – check this program is “Up to Date”.

    9. Install Spyware Blaster.

    This is FREE for personal use and available from http://www.javacoolsoftware.com

    DAILY – check this program is “Up to Date”.



    Together these “Essential Security Software” programs will give you a “Layered Defense”, learn to use them, keep them updated, run/scan/check all of them, they are there to PROTECT your computer. Let them do their job, by keeping them up to date and most importantly by actually USING them...

    With ALL software, and especially Windows, make sure it is ALWAYS KEPT FULLY UP TO DATE.

    Hope this helps...

    Cheers :D
     
  9. Jooske

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    And in the meantime go to [thread]15913[/thread] for instructions about Hijackthis and posting your log in that forum for experts review if there could be anything more the matter.

    And read a lot through the forums here for a daily dose of more education! Really helps a lot in growing insights for all people surfing around here!
     
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