TH scan-report, and, "other" question:

Discussion in 'other anti-trojan software' started by SG1, Dec 22, 2007.

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  1. SG1

    SG1 Registered Member

    Jan 16, 2003
    Ran TH, & it found a heap of Alt. Data Stream files - URLs, text files, & numerous apps with double extensions (which seems commonplace today). What do I make of this or what should I do/if anything, about said files?
    Also, I wondered: can a "bad guy" actually turn on your cable modem if it's off/powered down, however I should phrase that?

    Heard of it happening with dial-up connections, so I in turn then wondered about a cable modem.

    I ask as my brother said he got up today, found modem on (or seemingly on, as a light or two may flicker on it sometimes I've noticed - but not all lights, as seen when modem's in use/connected and operating in normal fashion while surfing the web).

    Anyway, while I suppose I could have been really tired or stupid last night when I went to bed and not shut it off, I'm also almost "legally certain" that I don't make wild gaffes like that. If not using PC-modem, it is not left on for updates etc.

    Thanks for info/ideas, on these two questions.
  2. G1111

    G1111 Registered Member

    May 11, 2005
    I would not delete anything unless you are sure they are bad or are files that aren't need such as left overs from deleted programs. You could check the suspect files at:

    Another thing you could do is download HijackThis:

    and post a log at CastleCops. Read their policy first:

    My modem is always on unless I actually kill the power to it. If the power is on and the computer is on assume you are connected.
  3. siliconman01

    siliconman01 Registered Member

    Mar 6, 2003
    West Virginia (USA)
  4. Kosak

    Kosak Registered Member

    Jul 25, 2007

    I know Trojan Hunter as unreliable products e.g. with high number of false positives.
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