Virus fallout

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by JTibbs, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. JTibbs

    JTibbs Guest

    Hi everyone, I have a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7 Home edition, the
    other night while on a fairly mainstream site (cbssports.com) I got one of
    those messages stating I needed to activate my virus protection because a
    scan found a virus. I knew it was BS and went to task manager so I could
    kill the process, every time I attempted it my task manager shut down and I
    got another warning, it also caused IE8 to crash and I couldn't bring it
    back up. I was able to run my Webroot anti virus sweep and did a full scan
    with Malwarebytes. They both found something and like a fool I just chose
    to quarantine them then delete the quarantine without writing down the
    name... Anyway, the effects are still being felt. I use Windows Live Mail
    to access my Hotmail and while Windows Live Mail is running fine for usenet
    it won't function as a mail client. I keep getting a message that it can
    not sign me in to Hotmail. Also, IE8 no longer works, when I 'Diagnose
    Connection Problems' the message I receive is - The remote device or
    resource won't accept the connection -

    Fortunately, I keep Mozilla products on the machine so I have been able to
    access the internet and my e-mail without issue through Firefox and
    Thunderbird. Also, this problem is only affecting my profile, my wife's
    profile and the guest profile work just fine.

    Any thoughts???
     
    JTibbs, Sep 18, 2010
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    richard Guest

    On Fri, 17 Sep 2010 21:04:15 -0400, JTibbs wrote:

    > Hi everyone, I have a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7 Home edition, the
    > other night while on a fairly mainstream site (cbssports.com) I got one of
    > those messages stating I needed to activate my virus protection because a
    > scan found a virus. I knew it was BS and went to task manager so I could
    > kill the process, every time I attempted it my task manager shut down and I
    > got another warning, it also caused IE8 to crash and I couldn't bring it
    > back up. I was able to run my Webroot anti virus sweep and did a full scan
    > with Malwarebytes. They both found something and like a fool I just chose
    > to quarantine them then delete the quarantine without writing down the
    > name... Anyway, the effects are still being felt. I use Windows Live Mail
    > to access my Hotmail and while Windows Live Mail is running fine for usenet
    > it won't function as a mail client. I keep getting a message that it can
    > not sign me in to Hotmail. Also, IE8 no longer works, when I 'Diagnose
    > Connection Problems' the message I receive is - The remote device or
    > resource won't accept the connection -
    >
    > Fortunately, I keep Mozilla products on the machine so I have been able to
    > access the internet and my e-mail without issue through Firefox and
    > Thunderbird. Also, this problem is only affecting my profile, my wife's
    > profile and the guest profile work just fine.
    >
    > Any thoughts???


    www.comodo.com
    Install the full firewall and antivirus.
    Unlike other firewalls, this puppy gives a ton of information you might
    need. Finds stuff overlooked by others.
    You think you only have one or two connections to the internet? Comodo will
    show you how many you have and to where they're going.

    If some site is trying to dump something on your machine, comodo can
    instantly block it.

    You should also try going into your cookies folder and eliminate the block
    for the site. Clear out your temp internet files folder entirely. Then do a
    search for any programs installed near that time or for that day.
     
    richard, Sep 18, 2010
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    PeeCee Guest

    "JTibbs" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi everyone, I have a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7 Home edition, the
    > other night while on a fairly mainstream site (cbssports.com) I got one of
    > those messages stating I needed to activate my virus protection because a
    > scan found a virus. I knew it was BS and went to task manager so I could
    > kill the process, every time I attempted it my task manager shut down and
    > I got another warning, it also caused IE8 to crash and I couldn't bring it
    > back up. I was able to run my Webroot anti virus sweep and did a full
    > scan with Malwarebytes. They both found something and like a fool I just
    > chose to quarantine them then delete the quarantine without writing down
    > the name... Anyway, the effects are still being felt. I use Windows Live
    > Mail to access my Hotmail and while Windows Live Mail is running fine for
    > usenet it won't function as a mail client. I keep getting a message that
    > it can not sign me in to Hotmail. Also, IE8 no longer works, when I
    > 'Diagnose Connection Problems' the message I receive is - The remote
    > device or resource won't accept the connection -
    >
    > Fortunately, I keep Mozilla products on the machine so I have been able to
    > access the internet and my e-mail without issue through Firefox and
    > Thunderbird. Also, this problem is only affecting my profile, my wife's
    > profile and the guest profile work just fine.
    >
    > Any thoughts???



    Commonly called SmitFraud infections these can be a real bitch to remove.
    Evan's proxy suggestion 'will' be the reason your IE8 is not connecting to
    the web.
    ..
    ComboFix and RogueFix are the tools that remove them in XP, but
    unfortunately Vista/Win7 versions are yet to come out.

    If you can possibly remember the name of the Malware, Google for a specific
    fix as they are continually morphing and generic fixes miss the core
    infection.

    You could try looking for folders with funny random letters in the
    Users/Username/AppData folder eg 'sfldkjd' and try removing them after
    booting from a Linux CD, but it can be a risky strategy so keep that till
    after you've backed up all your personal data.

    Your Webroot and Malwarebytes installations are probably compromised so try
    mounting the drive in a usb caddy and run Anti Malware tools over it from
    another PC.

    Best
    Paul.
     
    PeeCee, Sep 18, 2010
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    PeeCee Guest

    Re: Virus fallout: addendum

    "PeeCee" <> wrote in message
    news:i721nh$usr$...
    >
    > "JTibbs" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Hi everyone, I have a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7 Home edition, the
    >> other night while on a fairly mainstream site (cbssports.com) I got one
    >> of those messages stating I needed to activate my virus protection
    >> because a scan found a virus. I knew it was BS and went to task manager
    >> so I could kill the process, every time I attempted it my task manager
    >> shut down and I got another warning, it also caused IE8 to crash and I
    >> couldn't bring it back up. I was able to run my Webroot anti virus sweep
    >> and did a full scan with Malwarebytes. They both found something and
    >> like a fool I just chose to quarantine them then delete the quarantine
    >> without writing down the name... Anyway, the effects are still being
    >> felt. I use Windows Live Mail to access my Hotmail and while Windows
    >> Live Mail is running fine for usenet it won't function as a mail client.
    >> I keep getting a message that it can not sign me in to Hotmail. Also,
    >> IE8 no longer works, when I 'Diagnose Connection Problems' the message I
    >> receive is - The remote device or resource won't accept the connection -
    >>
    >> Fortunately, I keep Mozilla products on the machine so I have been able
    >> to access the internet and my e-mail without issue through Firefox and
    >> Thunderbird. Also, this problem is only affecting my profile, my wife's
    >> profile and the guest profile work just fine.
    >>
    >> Any thoughts???

    >
    >
    > Commonly called SmitFraud infections these can be a real bitch to remove.
    > Evan's proxy suggestion 'will' be the reason your IE8 is not connecting to
    > the web.
    > .
    > ComboFix and RogueFix are the tools that remove them in XP, but
    > unfortunately Vista/Win7 versions are yet to come out.
    >
    > If you can possibly remember the name of the Malware, Google for a
    > specific fix as they are continually morphing and generic fixes miss the
    > core infection.
    >
    > You could try looking for folders with funny random letters in the
    > Users/Username/AppData folder eg 'sfldkjd' and try removing them after
    > booting from a Linux CD, but it can be a risky strategy so keep that till
    > after you've backed up all your personal data.
    >
    > Your Webroot and Malwarebytes installations are probably compromised so
    > try mounting the drive in a usb caddy and run Anti Malware tools over it
    > from another PC.
    >
    > Best
    > Paul.


    Names on this page may jog your memory>
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogue_software

    Best
    Paul.
     
    PeeCee, Sep 18, 2010
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    JTibbs Guest

    JTibbs <> wrote in message
    news::

    > Hi ewewyone, I hawe a Toshiba waptop wunning Windows 7 Home edition,
    > th-th-the oth-th-thew night whiwe on a faiwwy mainstweam site
    > (cbsspowts.com) I got one of th-th-those messages stating I needed
    > t-t-t-to actiwate my wiwus powtection because a scan found a wiwus.
    > I knew it was BS and went t-t-t-to task managew so I couwd kiww
    > th-th-the powcess, ewewy time I attempted it my task managew shut
    > down and I got anoth-th-thew wawning, it awso caused IE8 t-t-t-to
    > cwash and I couwdn't bwing it back up. I was abwe t-t-t-to wun my
    > Webowot anti wiwus sweep and did a fuww scan wif Mawwawebytes. Dey
    > bof found someth-th-thing and wike a foow I just chose t-t-t-to
    > qwawantine th-th-them th-th-then dewete th-th-the qwawantine
    > with-th-thout wwiting down th-th-the name... Anyway, th-th-the
    > effects awe stiww being fewt. I use Windows Wiwe Maiw t-t-t-to
    > access my Hotmaiw and whiwe Windows Wiwe Maiw is wunning fine fow
    > usenet it won't function as a maiw cwient. I keep getting a message
    > th-th-that it can not sign me in t-t-t-to Hotmaiw. Awso, IE8 no
    > wongew wowks, when I 'Diagnose Connection Powbwems' th-th-the
    > message I weceiwe is - De wemote dewice ow wesouwce won't accept
    > th-th-the connection -
    >
    > Fowtunatewy, I keep Moziwwa powducts on th-th-the machine so I hawe
    > been abwe t-t-t-to access th-th-the intewnet and my e-maiw
    > with-th-thout issue th-th-thowugh Fiwefox and Dundewbiwd. Awso,
    > th-th-this powbwem is onwy affecting my powfiwe, my wife's powfiwe
    > and th-th-the guest powfiwe wowk just fine.
    >
    > Any th-th-thoughts???
    >
    >
     
    JTibbs, Sep 18, 2010
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    JTibbs Guest

    "JTibbs" <> wrote in message
    news:8kq3kz$s5z$...
    > JTibbs <> wrote in message
    > news::
    >
    >> Hi ewewyone, I hawe a Toshiba waptop wunning Windows 7 Home edition,
    >> th-th-the oth-th-thew night whiwe on a faiwwy mainstweam site
    >> (cbsspowts.com) I got one of th-th-those messages stating I needed
    >> t-t-t-to actiwate my wiwus powtection because a scan found a wiwus.
    >> I knew it was BS and went t-t-t-to task managew so I couwd kiww
    >> th-th-the powcess, ewewy time I attempted it my task managew shut
    >> down and I got anoth-th-thew wawning, it awso caused IE8 t-t-t-to
    >> cwash and I couwdn't bwing it back up. I was abwe t-t-t-to wun my
    >> Webowot anti wiwus sweep and did a fuww scan wif Mawwawebytes. Dey
    >> bof found someth-th-thing and wike a foow I just chose t-t-t-to
    >> qwawantine th-th-them th-th-then dewete th-th-the qwawantine
    >> with-th-thout wwiting down th-th-the name... Anyway, th-th-the
    >> effects awe stiww being fewt. I use Windows Wiwe Maiw t-t-t-to
    >> access my Hotmaiw and whiwe Windows Wiwe Maiw is wunning fine fow
    >> usenet it won't function as a maiw cwient. I keep getting a message
    >> th-th-that it can not sign me in t-t-t-to Hotmaiw. Awso, IE8 no
    >> wongew wowks, when I 'Diagnose Connection Powbwems' th-th-the
    >> message I weceiwe is - De wemote dewice ow wesouwce won't accept
    >> th-th-the connection -
    >>
    >> Fowtunatewy, I keep Moziwwa powducts on th-th-the machine so I hawe
    >> been abwe t-t-t-to access th-th-the intewnet and my e-maiw
    >> with-th-thout issue th-th-thowugh Fiwefox and Dundewbiwd. Awso,
    >> th-th-this powbwem is onwy affecting my powfiwe, my wife's powfiwe
    >> and th-th-the guest powfiwe wowk just fine.
    >>
    >> Any th-th-thoughts???
    >>
    >>

    >

    Hmm, maybe it isn't working well for usenet. What the heck is this?
    Anyways, thanks all for the tips, I'll give them a try.
     
    JTibbs, Sep 18, 2010
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    JTibbs Guest

    "Evan Platt" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Fri, 17 Sep 2010 21:04:15 -0400, "JTibbs" <>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>Hi everyone, I have a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7 Home edition, the
    >>other night while on a fairly mainstream site (cbssports.com) I got one of
    >>those messages stating I needed to activate my virus protection because a
    >>scan found a virus. I knew it was BS and went to task manager so I could
    >>kill the process, every time I attempted it my task manager shut down and
    >>I
    >>got another warning, it also caused IE8 to crash and I couldn't bring it
    >>back up. I was able to run my Webroot anti virus sweep and did a full
    >>scan
    >>with Malwarebytes. They both found something and like a fool I just chose
    >>to quarantine them then delete the quarantine without writing down the
    >>name... Anyway, the effects are still being felt. I use Windows Live
    >>Mail
    >>to access my Hotmail and while Windows Live Mail is running fine for
    >>usenet
    >>it won't function as a mail client. I keep getting a message that it can
    >>not sign me in to Hotmail. Also, IE8 no longer works, when I 'Diagnose
    >>Connection Problems' the message I receive is - The remote device or
    >>resource won't accept the connection -

    >
    > Go to Tools, Internet Options, Connections, LAN Settings. Do you have
    > something in Proxy Settings?


    The box that reads "Use a proxy server for your LAN (These settings will not
    apply to dial up or VPN connections). is checked but the boxes underneath it
    are blank. Should that read something? Should I uncheck it?

    >>Fortunately, I keep Mozilla products on the machine so I have been able to
    >>access the internet and my e-mail without issue through Firefox and
    >>Thunderbird. Also, this problem is only affecting my profile, my wife's
    >>profile and the guest profile work just fine.
    >>
    >>Any thoughts???

    >
    > See above.
    >
    > Please tell me you have a software firewall?
    > --
    > To reply via e-mail, remove The Obvious and .invalid from my e-mail
    > address.
     
    JTibbs, Sep 18, 2010
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    JTibbs Guest

    "JTibbs" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    >
    > "Evan Platt" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> On Fri, 17 Sep 2010 21:04:15 -0400, "JTibbs" <>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>>Hi everyone, I have a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7 Home edition, the
    >>>other night while on a fairly mainstream site (cbssports.com) I got one
    >>>of
    >>>those messages stating I needed to activate my virus protection because a
    >>>scan found a virus. I knew it was BS and went to task manager so I could
    >>>kill the process, every time I attempted it my task manager shut down and
    >>>I
    >>>got another warning, it also caused IE8 to crash and I couldn't bring it
    >>>back up. I was able to run my Webroot anti virus sweep and did a full
    >>>scan
    >>>with Malwarebytes. They both found something and like a fool I just
    >>>chose
    >>>to quarantine them then delete the quarantine without writing down the
    >>>name... Anyway, the effects are still being felt. I use Windows Live
    >>>Mail
    >>>to access my Hotmail and while Windows Live Mail is running fine for
    >>>usenet
    >>>it won't function as a mail client. I keep getting a message that it can
    >>>not sign me in to Hotmail. Also, IE8 no longer works, when I 'Diagnose
    >>>Connection Problems' the message I receive is - The remote device or
    >>>resource won't accept the connection -

    >>
    >> Go to Tools, Internet Options, Connections, LAN Settings. Do you have
    >> something in Proxy Settings?

    >
    > The box that reads "Use a proxy server for your LAN (These settings will
    > not apply to dial up or VPN connections). is checked but the boxes
    > underneath it are blank. Should that read something? Should I uncheck
    > it?
    >


    OK, I'm impatient, I just unchecked the box and now everything seems to be
    working just fine. Should I worry about anything else regarding this? Like
    running Malwarebytes in safe mode? Also, regarding the previous firewall
    question, when I set the computer up a few months ago I seem to remember
    fooling with settings, I don't know if it was a microsoft or Webroot
    firewall. I do not employ an alternate program though.
     
    JTibbs, Sep 18, 2010
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    richard Guest

    On Sat, 18 Sep 2010 03:30:11 -0400, Big Steel 99 the X factor Droid wrote:

    > On Fri, 17 Sep 2010 21:04:15 -0400, "JTibbs" <>
    > wrote:
    >> Hi everyone, I have a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7 Home

    > edition, the
    >> other night while on a fairly mainstream site (cbssports.com) I got

    > one of
    >> those messages stating I needed to activate my virus protection

    > because a
    >> scan found a virus. I knew it was BS and went to task manager so I

    > could
    >> kill the process, every time I attempted it my task manager shut

    > down and I
    >> got another warning, it also caused IE8 to crash and I couldn't

    > bring it
    >> back up. I was able to run my Webroot anti virus sweep and did a

    > full scan
    >> with Malwarebytes. They both found something and like a fool I

    > just chose
    >> to quarantine them then delete the quarantine without writing down

    > the
    >> name... Anyway, the effects are still being felt. I use Windows

    > Live Mail
    >> to access my Hotmail and while Windows Live Mail is running fine

    > for usenet
    >> it won't function as a mail client. I keep getting a message that

    > it can
    >> not sign me in to Hotmail. Also, IE8 no longer works, when I

    > 'Diagnose
    >> Connection Problems' the message I receive is - The remote device

    > or
    >> resource won't accept the connection -

    >
    >
    >> Fortunately, I keep Mozilla products on the machine so I have been

    > able to
    >> access the internet and my e-mail without issue through Firefox and
    >> Thunderbird. Also, this problem is only affecting my profile, my

    > wife's
    >> profile and the guest profile work just fine.

    >
    >
    >> Any thoughts???

    >
    > I am posting from my Droid Incredible HTC. This smartphone is a
    > little laptop. It has it all you can install software from the Droid
    > market which just about cover all software needs, like a version of
    > MS Office, PDF, tiff, browsers etc, etc. I mean it's all there that
    > you would normally install on the laptop can be installed on this
    > phone that is either free or cost pennies on the dollar. The phone
    > even does software updates on it's own or notifies that it has
    > pending software updates. It also knows that it has updates for the
    > o/s. My laptop has been used very little over the last three weeks.
    > It's all most obsolete, as I am doing everything through the phone.
    > When I do use the laptop, I configure the phone to be a wireles
    > router and connect to the phone with the laptop and go to the
    > internet. The phone supports upto five connections. It's some
    > fabulous stuff here Google has done with Linux done with smartphones
    > simply fabulous. The main thing is you don't have to worry about
    > malware, since its using Linux. Linux has a purpose now.


    FYI, I recently talked to a verizon sales guy. He said not to bother with
    the so called "unlimited" plan because they really cap you at a mere 2
    gigs.

    While it's nice to have the access, I'm considering dropping mine because
    it's a bitch trying to navigate a website. I see you're using groundhog. I
    tried it out and ditched it because it had way to many problems. Like if I
    just turned the phone on, groundhog was instantly connecting. Which screwed
    me on trying to connect through my computer.

    So now I have the mifi box to connect with. Which is a hell of a lot better
    than their old usb sticks.
     
    richard, Sep 18, 2010
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    chuckcar Guest

    "JTibbs" <> wrote in
    news::

    > Hi everyone, I have a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7 Home edition,
    > the other night while on a fairly mainstream site (cbssports.com) I
    > got one of those messages stating I needed to activate my virus
    > protection because a scan found a virus. I knew it was BS and went to
    > task manager so I could kill the process, every time I attempted it my
    > task manager shut down and I got another warning, it also caused IE8
    > to crash and I couldn't bring it back up. I was able to run my
    > Webroot anti virus sweep and did a full scan with Malwarebytes. They
    > both found something and like a fool I just chose to quarantine them
    > then delete the quarantine without writing down the name... Anyway,
    > the effects are still being felt. I use Windows Live Mail to access
    > my Hotmail and while Windows Live Mail is running fine for usenet it
    > won't function as a mail client. I keep getting a message that it can
    > not sign me in to Hotmail. Also, IE8 no longer works, when I
    > 'Diagnose Connection Problems' the message I receive is - The remote
    > device or resource won't accept the connection -
    >
    > Fortunately, I keep Mozilla products on the machine so I have been
    > able to access the internet and my e-mail without issue through
    > Firefox and Thunderbird. Also, this problem is only affecting my
    > profile, my wife's profile and the guest profile work just fine.
    >
    > Any thoughts???
    >

    Did you update internet explorer or outlook express after you initially
    installed windows 7?

    If not, you can get back all missing files with system file checker.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833

    Under more information. What you want is to restore any missing files
    (which would be the quaranteened ones naturally) and update verification
    information for all others.

    --
    (setq (chuck nil) car(chuck) )
     
    chuckcar, Sep 18, 2010
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    richard Guest

    On Sat, 18 Sep 2010 17:44:08 +0000 (UTC), chuckcar wrote:

    > "JTibbs" <> wrote in
    > news::
    >
    >> Hi everyone, I have a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7 Home edition,
    >> the other night while on a fairly mainstream site (cbssports.com) I
    >> got one of those messages stating I needed to activate my virus
    >> protection because a scan found a virus. I knew it was BS and went to
    >> task manager so I could kill the process, every time I attempted it my
    >> task manager shut down and I got another warning, it also caused IE8
    >> to crash and I couldn't bring it back up. I was able to run my
    >> Webroot anti virus sweep and did a full scan with Malwarebytes. They
    >> both found something and like a fool I just chose to quarantine them
    >> then delete the quarantine without writing down the name... Anyway,
    >> the effects are still being felt. I use Windows Live Mail to access
    >> my Hotmail and while Windows Live Mail is running fine for usenet it
    >> won't function as a mail client. I keep getting a message that it can
    >> not sign me in to Hotmail. Also, IE8 no longer works, when I
    >> 'Diagnose Connection Problems' the message I receive is - The remote
    >> device or resource won't accept the connection -
    >>
    >> Fortunately, I keep Mozilla products on the machine so I have been
    >> able to access the internet and my e-mail without issue through
    >> Firefox and Thunderbird. Also, this problem is only affecting my
    >> profile, my wife's profile and the guest profile work just fine.
    >>
    >> Any thoughts???
    >>

    > Did you update internet explorer or outlook express after you initially
    > installed windows 7?
    >
    > If not, you can get back all missing files with system file checker.
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833
    >
    > Under more information. What you want is to restore any missing files
    > (which would be the quaranteened ones naturally) and update verification
    > information for all others.


    Dumbshit. You won't find OE on windows 7. It is now windows live mail.
    OE won't even be found on a vista machine.
     
    richard, Sep 18, 2010
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    chuckcar Guest

    richard <> wrote in
    news:1fuw0jfoj1ozd$.v1jl6r8t71xi$:

    > On Sat, 18 Sep 2010 17:44:08 +0000 (UTC), chuckcar wrote:
    >
    >> "JTibbs" <> wrote in
    >> news::
    >>
    >>> Hi everyone, I have a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7 Home edition,
    >>> the other night while on a fairly mainstream site (cbssports.com) I
    >>> got one of those messages stating I needed to activate my virus
    >>> protection because a scan found a virus. I knew it was BS and went
    >>> to task manager so I could kill the process, every time I attempted
    >>> it my task manager shut down and I got another warning, it also
    >>> caused IE8 to crash and I couldn't bring it back up. I was able to
    >>> run my Webroot anti virus sweep and did a full scan with
    >>> Malwarebytes. They both found something and like a fool I just
    >>> chose to quarantine them then delete the quarantine without writing
    >>> down the name... Anyway, the effects are still being felt. I use
    >>> Windows Live Mail to access my Hotmail and while Windows Live Mail
    >>> is running fine for usenet it won't function as a mail client. I
    >>> keep getting a message that it can not sign me in to Hotmail. Also,
    >>> IE8 no longer works, when I 'Diagnose Connection Problems' the
    >>> message I receive is - The remote device or resource won't accept
    >>> the connection -
    >>>
    >>> Fortunately, I keep Mozilla products on the machine so I have been
    >>> able to access the internet and my e-mail without issue through
    >>> Firefox and Thunderbird. Also, this problem is only affecting my
    >>> profile, my wife's profile and the guest profile work just fine.
    >>>
    >>> Any thoughts???
    >>>

    >> Did you update internet explorer or outlook express after you
    >> initially installed windows 7?
    >>
    >> If not, you can get back all missing files with system file checker.
    >>
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833
    >>
    >> Under more information. What you want is to restore any missing files
    >> (which would be the quaranteened ones naturally) and update
    >> verification information for all others.

    >
    > Dumbshit. You won't find OE on windows 7. It is now windows live mail.
    > OE won't even be found on a vista machine.
    >

    Are you trying to tell me you now know something about computers *I*
    don't?? ROFL. Just worry about things you're capable of understanding.


    --
    (setq (chuck nil) car(chuck) )
     
    chuckcar, Sep 18, 2010
    #12
  13. JTibbs

    JTibbs Guest

    "Evan Platt" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Sat, 18 Sep 2010 11:17:21 -0400, "JTibbs" <>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>OK, I'm impatient, I just unchecked the box and now everything seems to be
    >>working just fine. Should I worry about anything else regarding this?
    >>Like
    >>running Malwarebytes in safe mode? Also, regarding the previous firewall
    >>question, when I set the computer up a few months ago I seem to remember
    >>fooling with settings, I don't know if it was a microsoft or Webroot
    >>firewall. I do not employ an alternate program though.

    >
    > Webroot isn't free. Did you BUY it?


    I had a choice of Norton, Webroot or Kapersky when I bought the computer and
    chose the six month trial of Webroot since I heard good things and had
    soured on Kapersky and Norton's size. What I was trying to say that I'm not
    sure which firewall I set up.

    > You want to have one firewall running, not two. So if you have a
    > software firewall, disable the Microsoft Firewall. If you have another
    > firewall, make sure it's free or paid for - not a "Trialware"
    > firewall.
    >
    > Yes, I'd run a malwarebytes in Safe mode, and also a full virus scan.


    Thanks.
     
    JTibbs, Sep 18, 2010
    #13
  14. JTibbs

    JTibbs Guest

    "chuckcar" <> wrote in message
    news:Xns9DF78BB2F14F4chuck@127.0.0.1...
    > "JTibbs" <> wrote in
    > news::
    >
    >> Hi everyone, I have a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7 Home edition,
    >> the other night while on a fairly mainstream site (cbssports.com) I
    >> got one of those messages stating I needed to activate my virus
    >> protection because a scan found a virus. I knew it was BS and went to
    >> task manager so I could kill the process, every time I attempted it my
    >> task manager shut down and I got another warning, it also caused IE8
    >> to crash and I couldn't bring it back up. I was able to run my
    >> Webroot anti virus sweep and did a full scan with Malwarebytes. They
    >> both found something and like a fool I just chose to quarantine them
    >> then delete the quarantine without writing down the name... Anyway,
    >> the effects are still being felt. I use Windows Live Mail to access
    >> my Hotmail and while Windows Live Mail is running fine for usenet it
    >> won't function as a mail client. I keep getting a message that it can
    >> not sign me in to Hotmail. Also, IE8 no longer works, when I
    >> 'Diagnose Connection Problems' the message I receive is - The remote
    >> device or resource won't accept the connection -
    >>
    >> Fortunately, I keep Mozilla products on the machine so I have been
    >> able to access the internet and my e-mail without issue through
    >> Firefox and Thunderbird. Also, this problem is only affecting my
    >> profile, my wife's profile and the guest profile work just fine.
    >>
    >> Any thoughts???
    >>

    > Did you update internet explorer or outlook express after you initially
    > installed windows 7?
    >
    > If not, you can get back all missing files with system file checker.
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833
    >
    > Under more information. What you want is to restore any missing files
    > (which would be the quaranteened ones naturally) and update verification
    > information for all others.
    >

    Windows 7 came pre-installed. OE doesn't support Hotmail any longer.
     
    JTibbs, Sep 18, 2010
    #14
  15. JTibbs

    joevan Guest

    On Sat, 18 Sep 2010 15:56:24 -0400, "JTibbs" <>
    wrote:

    >
    >
    >"chuckcar" <> wrote in message
    >news:Xns9DF78BB2F14F4chuck@127.0.0.1...
    >> "JTibbs" <> wrote in
    >> news::
    >>
    >>> Hi everyone, I have a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7 Home edition,
    >>> the other night while on a fairly mainstream site (cbssports.com) I
    >>> got one of those messages stating I needed to activate my virus
    >>> protection because a scan found a virus. I knew it was BS and went to
    >>> task manager so I could kill the process, every time I attempted it my
    >>> task manager shut down and I got another warning, it also caused IE8
    >>> to crash and I couldn't bring it back up. I was able to run my
    >>> Webroot anti virus sweep and did a full scan with Malwarebytes. They
    >>> both found something and like a fool I just chose to quarantine them
    >>> then delete the quarantine without writing down the name... Anyway,
    >>> the effects are still being felt. I use Windows Live Mail to access
    >>> my Hotmail and while Windows Live Mail is running fine for usenet it
    >>> won't function as a mail client. I keep getting a message that it can
    >>> not sign me in to Hotmail. Also, IE8 no longer works, when I
    >>> 'Diagnose Connection Problems' the message I receive is - The remote
    >>> device or resource won't accept the connection -
    >>>
    >>> Fortunately, I keep Mozilla products on the machine so I have been
    >>> able to access the internet and my e-mail without issue through
    >>> Firefox and Thunderbird. Also, this problem is only affecting my
    >>> profile, my wife's profile and the guest profile work just fine.
    >>>
    >>> Any thoughts???
    >>>

    >> Did you update internet explorer or outlook express after you initially
    >> installed windows 7?
    >>
    >> If not, you can get back all missing files with system file checker.
    >>
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833
    >>
    >> Under more information. What you want is to restore any missing files
    >> (which would be the quaranteened ones naturally) and update verification
    >> information for all others.
    >>

    >Windows 7 came pre-installed. OE doesn't support Hotmail any longer.

    What does Oe have to do with hotmail? And maybe you mean win 7 does
    not have Outhouse oops, Outlook express?
     
    joevan, Sep 18, 2010
    #15
  16. JTibbs

    richard Guest

    On Sat, 18 Sep 2010 18:12:48 +0000 (UTC), chuckcar wrote:

    > richard <> wrote in
    > news:1fuw0jfoj1ozd$.v1jl6r8t71xi$:
    >
    >> On Sat, 18 Sep 2010 17:44:08 +0000 (UTC), chuckcar wrote:
    >>
    >>> "JTibbs" <> wrote in
    >>> news::
    >>>
    >>>> Hi everyone, I have a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7 Home edition,
    >>>> the other night while on a fairly mainstream site (cbssports.com) I
    >>>> got one of those messages stating I needed to activate my virus
    >>>> protection because a scan found a virus. I knew it was BS and went
    >>>> to task manager so I could kill the process, every time I attempted
    >>>> it my task manager shut down and I got another warning, it also
    >>>> caused IE8 to crash and I couldn't bring it back up. I was able to
    >>>> run my Webroot anti virus sweep and did a full scan with
    >>>> Malwarebytes. They both found something and like a fool I just
    >>>> chose to quarantine them then delete the quarantine without writing
    >>>> down the name... Anyway, the effects are still being felt. I use
    >>>> Windows Live Mail to access my Hotmail and while Windows Live Mail
    >>>> is running fine for usenet it won't function as a mail client. I
    >>>> keep getting a message that it can not sign me in to Hotmail. Also,
    >>>> IE8 no longer works, when I 'Diagnose Connection Problems' the
    >>>> message I receive is - The remote device or resource won't accept
    >>>> the connection -
    >>>>
    >>>> Fortunately, I keep Mozilla products on the machine so I have been
    >>>> able to access the internet and my e-mail without issue through
    >>>> Firefox and Thunderbird. Also, this problem is only affecting my
    >>>> profile, my wife's profile and the guest profile work just fine.
    >>>>
    >>>> Any thoughts???
    >>>>
    >>> Did you update internet explorer or outlook express after you
    >>> initially installed windows 7?
    >>>
    >>> If not, you can get back all missing files with system file checker.
    >>>
    >>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833
    >>>
    >>> Under more information. What you want is to restore any missing files
    >>> (which would be the quaranteened ones naturally) and update
    >>> verification information for all others.

    >>
    >> Dumbshit. You won't find OE on windows 7. It is now windows live mail.
    >> OE won't even be found on a vista machine.
    >>

    > Are you trying to tell me you now know something about computers *I*
    > don't?? ROFL. Just worry about things you're capable of understanding.


    OE hasn't been included since XP.
    Vista has windows mail and w7 has windows live mail.
    And you're using xnews for newsgroups. Which is a far better choice than
    OE.
     
    richard, Sep 18, 2010
    #16
  17. JTibbs

    chuckcar Guest

    "JTibbs" <> wrote in
    news::

    >
    >
    > "chuckcar" <> wrote in message
    > news:Xns9DF78BB2F14F4chuck@127.0.0.1...
    >> "JTibbs" <> wrote in
    >> news::
    >>
    >> Did you update internet explorer or outlook express after you
    >> initially installed windows 7?
    >>
    >> If not, you can get back all missing files with system file checker.
    >>
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833
    >>
    >> Under more information. What you want is to restore any missing files
    >> (which would be the quaranteened ones naturally) and update
    >> verification information for all others.
    >>

    > Windows 7 came pre-installed. OE doesn't support Hotmail any longer.
    >

    It's the other way around, any you *can* use hotmail with OE 5 even. You
    just change the POP2 to POP3 in the account properties (along with the
    other port info etc. Hotmail uses some *wierd* port numbers). BTW Windows
    Mail, Windows Live Mail and Windows Live make up for the most confusing
    move ever by Microsoft's microcephalic marketing people. Windows Live Mail
    is a name for an offshoot of Hotmail, Windows Mail is the client you can
    download to do email on a MS windows computer and Windows Live can be either.



    --
    (setq (chuck nil) car(chuck) )
     
    chuckcar, Sep 18, 2010
    #17
  18. JTibbs

    chuckcar Guest

    richard <> wrote in
    news:1nftaz8sjlu4b$.nej939f6dy2e$:

    > On Sat, 18 Sep 2010 18:12:48 +0000 (UTC), chuckcar wrote:
    >
    >> richard <> wrote in
    >> news:1fuw0jfoj1ozd$.v1jl6r8t71xi$:
    >>
    >>> On Sat, 18 Sep 2010 17:44:08 +0000 (UTC), chuckcar wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> "JTibbs" <> wrote in
    >>>> news::
    >>>>
    >>>>> Hi everyone, I have a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7 Home edition,
    >>>>> the other night while on a fairly mainstream site (cbssports.com) I
    >>>>> got one of those messages stating I needed to activate my virus
    >>>>> protection because a scan found a virus. I knew it was BS and went
    >>>>> to task manager so I could kill the process, every time I attempted
    >>>>> it my task manager shut down and I got another warning, it also
    >>>>> caused IE8 to crash and I couldn't bring it back up. I was able to
    >>>>> run my Webroot anti virus sweep and did a full scan with
    >>>>> Malwarebytes. They both found something and like a fool I just
    >>>>> chose to quarantine them then delete the quarantine without writing
    >>>>> down the name... Anyway, the effects are still being felt. I use
    >>>>> Windows Live Mail to access my Hotmail and while Windows Live Mail
    >>>>> is running fine for usenet it won't function as a mail client. I
    >>>>> keep getting a message that it can not sign me in to Hotmail. Also,
    >>>>> IE8 no longer works, when I 'Diagnose Connection Problems' the
    >>>>> message I receive is - The remote device or resource won't accept
    >>>>> the connection -
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Fortunately, I keep Mozilla products on the machine so I have been
    >>>>> able to access the internet and my e-mail without issue through
    >>>>> Firefox and Thunderbird. Also, this problem is only affecting my
    >>>>> profile, my wife's profile and the guest profile work just fine.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Any thoughts???
    >>>>>
    >>>> Did you update internet explorer or outlook express after you
    >>>> initially installed windows 7?
    >>>>
    >>>> If not, you can get back all missing files with system file checker.
    >>>>
    >>>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833
    >>>>
    >>>> Under more information. What you want is to restore any missing files
    >>>> (which would be the quaranteened ones naturally) and update
    >>>> verification information for all others.
    >>>
    >>> Dumbshit. You won't find OE on windows 7. It is now windows live mail.
    >>> OE won't even be found on a vista machine.
    >>>

    >> Are you trying to tell me you now know something about computers *I*
    >> don't?? ROFL. Just worry about things you're capable of understanding.

    >
    > OE hasn't been included since XP.
    > Vista has windows mail and w7 has windows live mail.
    > And you're using xnews for newsgroups. Which is a far better choice than


    And your point is? And how is any of it relevant to system file checker?

    --
    (setq (chuck nil) car(chuck) )
     
    chuckcar, Sep 18, 2010
    #18
  19. JTibbs

    JTibbs Guest

    "joevan" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Sat, 18 Sep 2010 15:56:24 -0400, "JTibbs" <>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>
    >>"chuckcar" <> wrote in message
    >>news:Xns9DF78BB2F14F4chuck@127.0.0.1...
    >>> "JTibbs" <> wrote in
    >>> news::
    >>>
    >>>> Hi everyone, I have a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7 Home edition,
    >>>> the other night while on a fairly mainstream site (cbssports.com) I
    >>>> got one of those messages stating I needed to activate my virus
    >>>> protection because a scan found a virus. I knew it was BS and went to
    >>>> task manager so I could kill the process, every time I attempted it my
    >>>> task manager shut down and I got another warning, it also caused IE8
    >>>> to crash and I couldn't bring it back up. I was able to run my
    >>>> Webroot anti virus sweep and did a full scan with Malwarebytes. They
    >>>> both found something and like a fool I just chose to quarantine them
    >>>> then delete the quarantine without writing down the name... Anyway,
    >>>> the effects are still being felt. I use Windows Live Mail to access
    >>>> my Hotmail and while Windows Live Mail is running fine for usenet it
    >>>> won't function as a mail client. I keep getting a message that it can
    >>>> not sign me in to Hotmail. Also, IE8 no longer works, when I
    >>>> 'Diagnose Connection Problems' the message I receive is - The remote
    >>>> device or resource won't accept the connection -
    >>>>
    >>>> Fortunately, I keep Mozilla products on the machine so I have been
    >>>> able to access the internet and my e-mail without issue through
    >>>> Firefox and Thunderbird. Also, this problem is only affecting my
    >>>> profile, my wife's profile and the guest profile work just fine.
    >>>>
    >>>> Any thoughts???
    >>>>
    >>> Did you update internet explorer or outlook express after you initially
    >>> installed windows 7?
    >>>
    >>> If not, you can get back all missing files with system file checker.
    >>>
    >>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833
    >>>
    >>> Under more information. What you want is to restore any missing files
    >>> (which would be the quaranteened ones naturally) and update verification
    >>> information for all others.
    >>>

    >>Windows 7 came pre-installed. OE doesn't support Hotmail any longer.

    > What does Oe have to do with hotmail? And maybe you mean win 7 does
    > not have Outhouse oops, Outlook express?


    Maybe, I ran Outlook Express for Hotmail for years. I started getting
    warning e-mail from Team Hotmail or whatever about six months in advance
    stating I could no longer use OE for Hotmail. On the date they said it
    would stop working, it did. Do I downloaded WLM and it migrated my settings
    over no problem.
     
    JTibbs, Sep 19, 2010
    #19
  20. JTibbs

    JTibbs Guest

    "chuckcar" <> wrote in message
    news:Xns9DF7A3E56FB73chuck@127.0.0.1...
    > "JTibbs" <> wrote in
    > news::
    >
    >>
    >>
    >> "chuckcar" <> wrote in message
    >> news:Xns9DF78BB2F14F4chuck@127.0.0.1...
    >>> "JTibbs" <> wrote in
    >>> news::
    >>>
    >>> Did you update internet explorer or outlook express after you
    >>> initially installed windows 7?
    >>>
    >>> If not, you can get back all missing files with system file checker.
    >>>
    >>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833
    >>>
    >>> Under more information. What you want is to restore any missing files
    >>> (which would be the quaranteened ones naturally) and update
    >>> verification information for all others.
    >>>

    >> Windows 7 came pre-installed. OE doesn't support Hotmail any longer.
    >>

    > It's the other way around, any you *can* use hotmail with OE 5 even. You
    > just change the POP2 to POP3 in the account properties (along with the
    > other port info etc. Hotmail uses some *wierd* port numbers). BTW Windows
    > Mail, Windows Live Mail and Windows Live make up for the most confusing
    > move ever by Microsoft's microcephalic marketing people. Windows Live Mail
    > is a name for an offshoot of Hotmail, Windows Mail is the client you can
    > download to do email on a MS windows computer and Windows Live can be
    > either.
    >


    When I got my Vista (sucked) machine it had Windows Mail preloaded. I
    couldn't get usenet to work with it and someone (here maybe) told me I
    needed to use Windows Live Mail which at the time was a completely different
    program. Maybe they are one in the same now but they were different
    programs in Jan 2008.
     
    JTibbs, Sep 19, 2010
    #20
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