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Re: Firewall, Anti-Virus, Spyware FAQs

Postby Pol » Aug 11 2015, 9:02

@markkur
I think that it would be best to schedule disk cleanup weekly. Nothing more what you can do I'm afraid.

FF must have add-ons:

Script blocking:
NoScript
Flashblock

Nifty:
Download YouTube Videos as MP4
Copy HTML
Cookies Manager+

Web devel - the base:
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Re: Firewall, Anti-Virus, Spyware FAQs

Postby markkur » Aug 11 2015, 14:59

Ok then. Thanks a lot.

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Re: Firewall, Anti-Virus, Spyware FAQs

Postby mr.hackcrag » Jan 22 2017, 23:17

Recently I had to reinstall Windows 10 due to virus. Two questions:

1. Windows was installed on SSD drive and that is the one that got wiped. I have another regular hard drive. Is it possible that one needs to be wiped too due to potential virus?

2. I have problem when I search Google, a second or two after I search, I see Google search ads that appear. In the past it appeared all at once and there was no delay. It's annoying because it shifts the search result down as I'm about to click and causes me to click on ad.

Also in the past the google search ads didn't appear in places like Wiki or Google Images and now they do. Example below. Does this mean my computer still has virus and how can I fix this?

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EDIT: I have cyber zombie title now which is fitting considering a virus killed me. :(
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Re: Firewall, Anti-Virus, Spyware FAQs

Postby Kalah » Jan 23 2017, 7:44

As to that last note, there's definitely some kind of adware infection going on since you're seeing ads on Wikipedia. Read more here.
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Re: Firewall, Anti-Virus, Spyware FAQs

Postby Pol » Jan 23 2017, 9:59

@mr.hackcrag
As Kalah said, the ads are being added from your computer. Probably the same with google search - so you are infected.

Wiping whole HDD is a bit hard solution, why you were not first trying to remove it with MBAM or similar antimalware thrasher?

If you wipe system hdd, you will get new system. The key question is, what you have on remaining hdd, which is connected to your computer. If there are programs (any actually) and one of them is infected, you will get the infection back immediately when you click here.

Saying that, you should do one check before.

Launch cmd, write here: ipconfig /all and tell me what DNS you are using on your active connection.
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Re: Firewall, Anti-Virus, Spyware FAQs

Postby mr.hackcrag » Jan 24 2017, 0:00

I used Malware program Pol linked and it found threats. Windows Defender didn't and I am surprised that I had problem even after wiping SSD (although not sure if problem was on SSD or HDD). Should I take other actions to make sure I am virus and malware free?

Pol, what specific line should I be looking at for DNS active connection?

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Re: Firewall, Anti-Virus, Spyware FAQs

Postby Pol » Jan 24 2017, 9:38

Each of them, having DNS mentioned. You may have like 3 DNS used, the point is to check if they are trusted.
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Re: Firewall, Anti-Virus, Spyware FAQs

Postby mr.hackcrag » Jan 25 2017, 15:16

Would pasting the ipconfig result hear be safe or foolish? I still don't know what info I'm looking for.

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Re: Firewall, Anti-Virus, Spyware FAQs

Postby Pol » Jan 25 2017, 16:54

Paste just the DNS, that's safe.

cmd, there:
ipconfig -all

Paste the line with: DNS servers, with all IPs.

Example from google:
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Re: Firewall, Anti-Virus, Spyware FAQs

Postby mr.hackcrag » Jan 26 2017, 2:19

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 209.18.47.61
209.18.47.62

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Re: Firewall, Anti-Virus, Spyware FAQs

Postby Pol » Jan 27 2017, 8:02

mr.hackcrag wrote:DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 209.18.47.61
209.18.47.62

Hmm, these are likely safe. Anyway, you may try to check if there aren't some faster DNS servers for you, run the test on this app.
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Re: Firewall, Anti-Virus, Spyware FAQs

Postby Kalah » Mar 20 2019, 13:30

Updated this a little bit.
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