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- flamer die.spam
October 29, 2006, 11:07 pm
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I noticed my web browsing was going slower than normal, I ran netstat
and had 20-30 connections on various ports to that site,
spysweeper found nothing
avast found a win32.xx virus (only after running a full system scan)
ad-aware found some tracking cookies and various stuff
spybot found a win32 something
I have avast,outpost and spysweeper running at all times so I guess its
fairly new and got through, I have tried blocking the domain name in
outpost but it seems to change ip regularly, I have tried blocking it
in the hosts file and clearing the cache but then netstat shows
connections to a different domain name (?geneva.com I think it was?).
Any suggestions or ideas? It only seems to happen when firefox is open,
and thats just with google open and thats it.
started using another site, so i blocked that too then it started using
another ad site, all the sites it tries are in my hosts file, they all
resolve to 127.0.0.1, I would think that no traffic would be getting
through in that case, but when i do netstat it shows successful tcp
sessions. its really killing my browsing speed.
what i would really like is some tips on finding malware that scanners
dont pick up.
tcpview from http://www.sysinternals.com should be able to tell you
which process is making the suspect connections...
if the connections are being made by a program you think is normal (like
your browser) then it might be necessary to submit a hijackthis log to
one of the web forums that help people with hijackthis logs (note: this
group is not such a forum)...
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