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Old 04-08-2004, 09:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question how to remove/disable these processes or files??

I have recently, in the past month or so, been plagued by spyware and malware. I have hopefully now removed all the crap and installed Zonealarm to help prevent this from happening again!

But I notice that when I am online certain .exe's try to get out past my firewall. I have searched for these files by name (sry, but I can't remember them right now! but they have very suspicious names like Rxx36.exe!) on all my drives but come up with zilch! how can I find these executables and remove them? Are they in the registry?? How can I see what processes are called fromthe registery?

I am using the following software in my fight:

Spybot search & destroy
Norton AV 2002

Thanks in advance for any help!

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Old 04-08-2004, 09:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you tried updating your definition files for Ad-Aware, Spyboe S&D and NAV?

That might help.

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Old 04-08-2004, 09:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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yes, i keep them all up to date and scan 2x a week now!
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Old 04-08-2004, 10:00 AM   #4 (permalink)
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all you can do is make a list of the web pages that are coming up or whatever is poping in your scrren then go to
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Old 04-08-2004, 10:29 AM   #5 (permalink)
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anyone else have any ideas??
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Old 04-08-2004, 10:44 AM   #6 (permalink)
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getting past ur firewall? what firewall u running?

And knowing the name of the exe is vital info. Like telling ur doctor something hurts, but u cant recall what it was.
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Old 04-08-2004, 10:46 AM   #7 (permalink)
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If its Zone Alarm, you can go into Zone Alarm Program Control and under the Programs tab. That will display a list of everything thats tried to access the internet. Find the suspicious .exe and right click it and select properties to find out where it is.
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Old 04-08-2004, 10:52 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks Aye, I'll try that!!
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Old 04-08-2004, 05:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I've tracked down crap like that using search in Windows.
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Old 04-08-2004, 06:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I had a prob with this virus that kept on downloading itself to my computer (how it got past 2 firewalls I don't know) and my antivirus prog was constantly detecting and deleting it (Antivir Personal Edition)
what I did in the end is I opened the virus in a TEXT EDITOR and made it completely blank inside, saved and now it isn't a problem

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