Author Topic:   WIN 2000.
-Guided by Voices-
posted October 23, 2003 07:13 PM            
OK i just reinstaled win 2000 after a trojan virus scrued up every thing. please post a good popup killer and HOW TO CLOSE THESE PORTS im not useing.please ,so i dond half to do this agine.
ps i got the trojan from a windows meida player up grade wile surfing PORNO ,lol.

also look up guided by voices on the web you might find some cool stuff. AND i got this cool flag idea but i cant find the link to the flag page of coaxs........................................


=DNX= Matrix
posted October 23, 2003 09:52 PM            
Any decent firewall will close off all ports unless you allow it. Trojans usually come in via email attachments not upgrades. Watch out for stealth viri and link viri as well - a good anti-virus program will scan ur email as it arrives.

PS: if you were surfing PORNO, and dont have a popup stopper, anti-virus or firewall youve prolly got hundreds of spyware cookies, dll's and exe's in your system too.

If you join the DMF, ill be able to connect you with our downloads database, within wich is a seriously kickass pop-up stopper

main site: www.dmf.filetap.com (some links need fixing due to recent hosting issues)


posted October 23, 2003 10:22 PM            
GBV: Simply type coaxs.net into the address window as the url and it'll take you right there. Or you can click my sig.

The flag idea isn't pron, is it?

Tread Marks Ladders


posted October 24, 2003 01:25 AM            
the best way to stop pop ups is to install and use both the opera browser and the mozilla browser. both browsers have an option to block unrequested windows.

and i would never ever use IE to visit questionable sites... IE is the target, between browser vulnerablities and activeX stuff... use mozilla... block pop ups, and it won't do activeX... much safer.

mozilla is also good for blocking unwanted ads.
just right click the offending ad and choose to block all ads from that server.

the only time i ever use IE is when i want to save stuff out of the browser cache. IE is very friendly for combing through browser cache, mozilla makes it almost impossible to find stuff in cache. opera is also good for saving out of its cache.


posted October 28, 2003 04:09 AM         
If for some reason you have to use IE, you might want to have a look at analogx(.com)'s tool "pow!" for a lightweight popup killer.


posted November 03, 2003 11:28 AM            

Sorry to hear about the infection.

Now I'm going to go technical, if you fade at fry's conventions, please stop reading now, drool is bad for the keyboard.

If you have a high speed connection; you should at least be running some form of NAT capable router (linksys, d-Link, SMC) These devices provide seamless connectivity to the Internet, do a reasonable job of blocking ports and reduce your exposure to port intrusion. Cost depending on features will fall in the 60-80 dollar range. Not that with the exception of the pre 7.52.0 SMC 'Barricade' units, none of these can handle multiple public address for one-to-one NAT. Not usually a problem for residential dsl and cable.
If you want a higher degree of protection and ICSA certification you will have to look at the much more expensive firewall solutions such as SonicWall, Zyxel, Cisco PIX, etc. At this level you will spend a minimum of 500 dollars, not included support contracts and extended warranties. For ease of use I would suggest the SonicWall. For the real deal in proprietary appliance type firewalls, you have to go with Cisco PIX. I'm not going to go into the extrme end of pricing, let's just leave it at OH Man.
If you don't want or can't afford even the simple cable/dsl router or don't yet have a high speed connection, you should consider some form of desktop firewall. The cheapest, free, is made by ZoneAlarm (comes in flavors of free and not free). This is one of the most well known desktop style points of defense. The down side of the free version is that it is hard to configure; I don't know how hard the not free version is as none of the people who have asked me to troubleshoot it have every paid for it.
The next software solution and the one I recommend is BlackIce Defender; this sells for around twenty bucks for the application and a year of upgrades. This application provides both port protection and reasonably decent application protection. Although, certain pieces of the registry are left open in order to allow IE to function properly and thus poses a hole for both ZoneAlarm and BlackIce in my opinion.
The port protection component of BID is highly configurable, thus, if you want to run BID and TMServer, configuration of BID is pretty straight foreward.
The application protection component of BID can be a pain in the Botox but is worth the minor aggravation since it will pop up and ask you if you want to allow an application to install.
If you are really paranoid or have equipment that must be exposed to the wild, I recommend both the router/firewall protection for you home/office (both) and some form or desktop protection as well.
Pop up killers: The free POW requires you to tell it everytime you get a pop-up whether you want the pop-up to show up next time it happens. The learn as go method. I prefer the ask me if I want it method that StopZilla uses which assumes I don't unless I instruct it otherwise.
Another decent cleaner is LavaSoft's Ad-Aware, try it, you'll like it. Again not free.
Additionally, if you are using any form of modern Microsoft operating systems (Win2K, XP, NT4), you should turn off a lot of the services having to do with management and intraservere communications unless you live in a domain envirnoment. Guides are available from Microsoft and the SANS institute for securing your system further.
If you are using a consumer grade OS such as Win95-98SE, anything home or, the double broken WindowsME, I strongly suggest you pony up and upgrade even though you hate MS.
Now, one thing many of you should consider looking into is either MS Action Pack subscriptions (for the programmers, consultants and IT pros) and MS educational pricing for the High School/College crowd. The latter has seen MS XP Pro go for $5.00US a copy (Even Goku should be able to come up with that). The former, Action Pack, provides computing professional with all the tools necessary to design/build/test/run an MS Centric enviroment with all the extras. For a mere 399.00 initial and 299.00 a year thereafter; MS SBS(flavor of the moment) which includes Exchange (5.5 through current for last year), SQL2K built into SBS and SQL2K Developer Edition, ADV server 2K, 10 WinXP Pro, 10 Ofc XP Pro, a slew of other Ofc subordinate apps, ISA server, Mobile Information server and a slew of training material.
Now some would say I'm an MS wonk, well, that's Smokin' LOU's job. I'm a geek who needs to make a living, IHM but I need to eat and pay bills.

Nuff said.

Echoes from the Void
You can kill them, but you cannot make them surrender
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