Re: Antivirus XP 2008

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| Well, whether he stole the app or not, it purged all traces of the
| trojan and I didn't notice any malicious code in it. Besides, this
| will never happen again, so it's the first and last time I'll be using
| RemoveIt.

Good.  Don't use it again.
"He", Christopher Butts did plagiarize the code and it is ineffectual with the
RootKit
that can accompany the non-viral malware infection.

I hope you did let it modify your Hosts file.  If you did, you will find that it
blocks
LEGITIMATE anti malware sites!

If you have the file;  C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ete\hosts that is greater
than 1KB,
delete it.

If you want to have a legitimate Hosts files you can get the original MVP Hosts
File where
Butts plagiarized that too but added blocking to legitimate sites and REMOVED
the blocking
of PCBUTTS1.COM

Borrowed from Siljaline...

http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

Download: hosts.zip (142 kb)
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.zip

How To: Download and Extract the HOSTS file
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts2.htm

HOSTS File - Frequently Asked Questions
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hostsfaq.htm




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



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David H. Lipman wrote:

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I hope you did NOT let it modify your Hosts file.  <g>

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   -bts
   -Friends don't let friends drive Windows

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| David H. Lipman wrote:

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| I hope you did NOT let it modify your Hosts file.  <g>

Ooooops !

Thanx for the correction BTS.

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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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On Wed, 24 Sep 2008 22:47:35 -0400 David H. Lipman wrote:

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How do you feel about making the hosts file "read only"?
--
Ernie B.

Communication:  The art of moving an idea from one mind to another, hopefully
without distortion.

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| How do you feel about making the hosts file "read only"?
| --
| Ernie B.

| Communication:  The art of moving an idea from one mind to another, hopefully
| without distortion.

It may help.  It depends on if the utility changes the attributes or just
deletes and
replaces the file instead of appending to it.

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



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On Wed, 24 Sep 2008 23:06:40 -0400 David H. Lipman wrote:

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Okay, thanks.
--
Ernie B.

Communication:  The art of moving an idea from one mind to another, hopefully
without distortion.

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Ernie B. wrote:

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If it makes you feel warm and fuzzy.  <g>

(Do you think malicious software can't change that?)

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   -bts
   -Friends don't let friends drive Windows

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On Wed, 24 Sep 2008 23:14:13 -0400 Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:

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... but I always feel warm and funny -- err, fuzzy. <g>

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There's no reason to make life easy for it though.
--
Ernie B.

Communication:  The art of moving an idea from one mind to another, hopefully
without distortion.

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| No such directory on my system.



Sorry...

The folder is...
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc

The file is;  "hosts"  in that folder.

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



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"David H. Lipman" wrote:

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Very likely is for most people running XP and above on a standard
install. However, it might be where this registry entry points to:

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\DataBasePath

which normally contains:

%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\etc

and on my system the variable %SystemRoot% translates to "D:\WINNT"!



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I also agree with you and Rhonda......and have started avoiding Leythos'
posts because the repetition is really annoying.  There can't be anyone
left on this planet that doesn't know what an a$$hole Butts is.
Maybe.......just maybe.....if everyone ignores him, he will go away.
But that is a tall order.

Heather



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