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By abed23
Sep 27, 2008
  1. i ran hijackthis and I would like someone to take a look at the log.
    Please tell me what to do and if there is something wrong with my computer.
     
  2. SpiritWind

    SpiritWind TS Rookie Posts: 164

    Hi :

    Usually antiVIRUS programs function the best when there is no trace of any
    other AV on the computer . I say this because you seem to want to use AVG, but
    there is at least 1 "remnant" of Mcafee in the log, indicating you most likely did
    NOT use the "McAfee Removal Tool" available at
    http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?id=107083&lc=1033 , which is advisable to use .

    In addition, you have the malware-prone Adobe Reader. Recently, Researchers found a new hackertoolkit that uses nothing but Adobe securityleaks in order to infect systems. "PDF Xploit Pack" ( http://www.trustedsource.org/blog/153/Rise-Of-The-PDF-Exploits )adds all kind of exploits to PDF-files. When a certain exploit has successfully infected the OS, the IP address is sent to the attackers, so they need to try again. This to reduce the time it takes to manage the bots.

    Use of PDF-files is becoming more and more popular among malcreants, this because other toolkits also have PDF exploits now. A year ago only 3% of the exploits were PDF directed.

    So it would seem wise to uninstall Adobe Reader and use the safer
    "Foxit Reader" !?

    And you seem to be using 2 P2P-type programs ( BitTorrent & MegaUpload)
    which QUADRUPLES the possibility of getting malware ; would be wise to
    consider using the safer "Shareaza" from http://shareaza.sourceforge.net .
     
  3. abed23

    abed23 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you very much.
    I use the mcafee cleanup and it worked fine. I will uninstall adobe reader.
    Thanks again
     
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