Browser Hijacker

By mretzloff
May 7, 2007
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  1. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    One of the best ways to totally erase your hard drive is to run your hard drive manufacturers utility and zero fill the drive.

    If you can`t find it, take a look at this thread HERE.

    Regards Howard :)
  2. mretzloff

    mretzloff Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 130

    Thanks Howard. Could you recommend a desktop? I'm looking to buy a new one. Preferably under $1000 (it's not for gaming or the such).

    Thanks again.
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    I suggest you open a new thread in our Cpu`s Chipsets and Mobo`s forum.

    You`ll probably get lots of advice there.

    Regards Howard :)
  4. mretzloff

    mretzloff Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 130

    I have a few questions.

    1). If I have multiple user accounts on my computer, would a virus, spyware, etc. scan, scan every user account? If so, which user name should I start the scan in? The Owner/Admin account?

    2). If I have multiple user account on my computer, would a file I downloaded on one username appear on every user name? Would my browsing history, search history, etc. appear on every username? If I added a song to iTunes on one username, would it be added to iTunes on the other usernames?

    3). What does the Owner/Admin account have that the other usernames do not?


    Thank you.
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,286   +281

    (3) The names make no difference, but the privileges to. We assume that the
    Admin account name is associated with the Admin privilege. An Admin account
    can do ANYTHING to the computer, while a Limited (LUA) account can not
    install programs nor modify system settings.
    (2) If you login as admin, then you can access anything. Do that and then
    navigate to \Documents and Settings. Under that are all the accounts.
    Click on any and you will see each has a Doucments\ folder. If properly configured, you can also see that each as a unique Applications Data\ and Local Settings\ directories. THUS, data unique to the user is segregate and
    (for LUA accounts) inaccessible by the other non-admin users.
    (1) Some applications install as a private copy for the current user while others
    (like iTunes) will install for All Users. Each user will have their own Playlist.
  6. mretzloff

    mretzloff Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 130

    Whenever I try to "Immunize" Spybot S&D, it says "I'm lacking admin. privileges". What does this mean and how can I get through it? I am using my computer's admin. account BTW.
  7. mretzloff

    mretzloff Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 130

    Could anyone help me please?

    Thanks you :wave:
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    See HERE for further info. Apparently this is a small bug in SS&D.

    Regards Howard :)
  9. mretzloff

    mretzloff Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 130

    So the bug will be fixed with the next update?

    Do you have an idea of when that will be?

    Thank you!
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    No mate I don`t.

    I take it you`re using the latest version 1.5.1? If not, I suggest you uninstall and reinstall, see if that helps.

    Regards Howard :)
  11. mretzloff

    mretzloff Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 130

    Alright, thank you.

    I'm just curious, but is this a British website? I've noticed most users speak similar to the way my British friends do (not trying to be racist or anything).

    EDIT: Where do you recommend I download Spybot from? Download.com?
     
  12. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Download.com should be fine mate.

    Actually, this is more of an american website, but there are quite a lot of brits here too. In reality, TS is truly international.

    Regards Howard :)
  13. mretzloff

    mretzloff Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 130

    Is there a way I can make it so Windows Vista requires a password to delete certain files? For example, could I make it so no one can transfer a folder to the Recycle Bin without entering a password? I'm trying to keep my homework files safe. Someone accidentally deleted an essay I typed-up, which added another 3 hours to my homework.

    Thank you.

    EDIT: One Download.com, it says Spybot S&D is version 1.5. You said that 1.5.1 is the latest. Is the one from Download.com ok? Where could I find 1.5.1? Thank you.
  14. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    The Download.com version is the latest version and is actually 1.5.1.15. I just downloaded it to check. ;)

    As for your Vista question, I really don`t have a clue as I`ve never used Vista.

    Regards Howard :)
  15. mretzloff

    mretzloff Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 130

    Is there a way to protect files with a password on XP SP2?
  16. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Take a look at this article HERE and see if it helps.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of mretzloff only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
  17. mretzloff

    mretzloff Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 130

    Hello. After I ran the system's utility (Run>>>MSConfig) and blocked some start-up programs, I keep getting a pop-up on Vista telling me I blocked some start-up programs. Does anyone know how to make this pop-up go away?

    Thank you.
  18. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Run msconfig again and re-enable whatever programme you disabled that is causing Vista to alert you.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of mretzloff only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
  19. mretzloff

    mretzloff Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 130

    Ok, thanks (sorry it took me a while to reply).

    Do you know of a FREE key logger I can download onto my computer?
  20. momok

    momok Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,272

    We do not encourage the theft of information of any kind, and thus against the illegal use of its tools. Thread closed.
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