OT - did a fresh install of W2K

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Work network problems on their usual cycle so I decided to pull a
computer out from the 'junkyard' and dial in to e-mail VIA a modem.
Problem is the computer decided to go into an infinite reboot so out
comes the W2K CD for a fresh install.    Then SP-4 off another CD.
By then the network was back up and I did some of the critical
updates, then turn the computer off.   Come Monday, network down again
so fire up the 'ole modem.   I forgot all about disabling the windows
messenger service and got 3 dire registry warnings from the following
sites:  RegistrycleanerXP, NowfixPC and Regfixit.com.    Forgot all
about those pests :0)

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| Work network problems on their usual cycle so I decided to pull a
| computer out from the 'junkyard' and dial in to e-mail VIA a modem.
| Problem is the computer decided to go into an infinite reboot so out
| comes the W2K CD for a fresh install.    Then SP-4 off another CD.
| By then the network was back up and I did some of the critical
| updates, then turn the computer off.   Come Monday, network down again
| so fire up the 'ole modem.   I forgot all about disabling the windows
| messenger service and got 3 dire registry warnings from the following
| sites:  RegistrycleanerXP, NowfixPC and Regfixit.com.    Forgot all
| about those pests :0)

It also means that the PC was NOT behind a FireWall appliance or at least a NAT
Router.

If its was, you would never have received the NetBIOS Pop-Ups.

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Dave
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Correct - again this was just a quick fix to check work e-mail when
the network was down (again).   I am going to install comodo firewall
and disable the messenger service.   Hopefully no more need to use
dial up, but I do want it as a back-up plan.    I guess I should also
install the 46 remaining critical updates LOL.

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| Correct - again this was just a quick fix to check work e-mail when
| the network was down (again).   I am going to install comodo firewall
| and disable the messenger service.   Hopefully no more need to use
| dial up, but I do want it as a back-up plan.    I guess I should also
| install the 46 remaining critical updates LOL.

The connection time on the Internet of an un-patched PC period of being infected
has gotton
quite short.  In the time you had it connected to the Internet and in the
process of
obtaining the "46 remaining critical updates" could allow the PC to be exploited.

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Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



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Actually I mistyped, it was 66 patches LOL.  Installed Comodo and
tried to update windows but the network went down again after
downloading 20 of them.   After several hours it was back up for 20
minutes, then down.   Back up and I left the install running - on the
LAN it does have the workplace firewall, plus comodo so it should be
okay on that end.    VIA the modem was worthless as when trying to
send an attachment through the workplace e-mail the system would
hang.    So much for my backup plan.

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In article <09c3d115-f44f-4fe7-a0fe-ed8cf5fde407
@y38g2000hsy.googlegroups.com>, ozzy.kopec@gmail.com says...
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You failed basic security understandings that have been around for over
a decade and only a dead person could have missed.

Rule 1 - modem or high-speed, you are as exposed on both.

Rule 2 - No barrier device and you'll be compromised

Rule 3 - See rule 1 and 2.

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