How secure is your Windows Computer?

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by mailbox, May 3, 2004.

  1. mailbox

    mailbox Guest

    Let's all go to our C:Windows Directory after we have made all of our
    files in this directory visible. Tell the group the names of the
    Folders and Files which show as a light color and let's discuss this.
    Dangerous code is always discovered in this directory and but you
    need to enable the Windows Features to (view or show) all Hidden

    Let's see how secure your computer actually really is!

    mailbox, May 3, 2004
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    OrgName: US Network Services
    OrgID: USNS
    Address: 2722 Eastlake Ave East
    City: Seattle
    StateProv: WA
    PostalCode: 98102
    Country: US

    NetRange: -
    NetName: USNS-2-NET
    NetHandle: NET-66-109-192-0-1
    Parent: NET-66-0-0-0-0
    NetType: Direct Allocation
    RegDate: 2001-05-31
    Updated: 2001-10-19

    TechHandle: LI37-ARIN
    TechName: International Telcom, Ltd.
    TechPhone: +1-800-780-9993

    OrgTechHandle: LI37-ARIN
    OrgTechName: International Telcom, Ltd.
    OrgTechPhone: +1-800-780-9993

    # ARIN WHOIS database, last updated 2004-05-02 19:15
    # Enter ? for additional hints on searching ARIN's WHOIS database.
    Tim S. Knight, May 3, 2004
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  3. On 3 May 2004 00:23:08 -0700, mailbox spoketh
    I'll bite. I don't have a c:\windows folder since I'm running W2K, but
    I'll substitute with c:\winnt. So, here's the list:

    Installer (interesting folder, lets go in)
    Offline Web Pages

    Now, for some "hidden" files:

    Well, who knew that the W2K logo's where hidden files and a security

    Now, what's your analysis, Debbie? How badly hacked is my computer?

    Lars M. Hansen
    (replace 'badnews' with 'news' in e-mail address)
    Lars M. Hansen, May 3, 2004
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    Mike Guest

    I don't have a c:\windows directory!
    I have a C:\WINNT. Is that any good?

    When I try to view files in that directory it says my Administrator won't
    allow me. Have I been hacked?

    My other computer has \root \etc \var but no C:? I tried creating a \Windows
    directory but it said I didn't have permission.

    Please help me.........
    Mike, May 3, 2004
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    Conor Guest

    Conor, May 3, 2004
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    Mimic Guest

    OK debbs, how about you tell me, I dont have any "light color" folders
    [hidden to normal people]. I do have:

    Docs && settings
    program files

    So, what can you tellme about my machine, theres actually alot you can glean
    from that dir listing, if you arent to thick and know a bit.


    ZGF0YWZsZXhAY2FubmFiaXNtYWlsLmNvbQ== ( )
    "Without knowledge you have fear. With fear you create your own nightmares."
    "Alzheimer's, cheaper than rohypnol"
    "There are 10 types of people in the world. Those that understand Binary,
    and those that dont."
    "He who controls Google, controls the world".
    Mimic, May 3, 2004
  7. She said "C:Windows" not "C:\Windows"
    Well, if that all ya got - it'll *have* to do I guess. :O)
    Obviously, if you are not *allowed* to do things. It sounds
    like someone called the "Administrator" owns yer box.
    Weird, you really should get that fixed. :0\
    On *either* computer!?

    You are *soooo oownnned* dude.

    I have Win98 and *never* have had to ask for permission to
    do stuff. Maybe you should upgrade to Win98?
    Sorry, but you must ask the "Administrator" for permission
    to plead for help in usenet.

    ....or get special dispensation from Fluffy.
    FromTheRafters, May 3, 2004
  8. I was thinking almost the same thing, worthless. ;o)
    FromTheRafters, May 3, 2004
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    Ian Kenefick Guest

    but he said
    in Windows 2k winnt is the Windows Folder %windir% ;-)

    Ian Kenefick, May 3, 2004
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    Ian Kenefick Guest


    they are the same thing. In windows NT and 2k the folder is WINNT. In
    95/98/ME/XP and so on the folder is simply WIndows.

    Ian Kenefick, May 3, 2004
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    Ian Kenefick Guest

    Are you sure you are running windows? You may be running linux, Suse,
    redhat etc...

    Ian Kenefick, May 3, 2004
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    Ian Kenefick Guest

    Hi Conor,

    Is this your intellectual contribution? I though you might want to add
    something actually worth reading....

    With regards to your comment... I myself ROFL at you.

    Ian Kenefick, May 3, 2004
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    Ian Kenefick Guest


    See my reply to Conor.

    Ian Kenefick, May 3, 2004
  14. On Mon, 03 May 2004 16:19:05 +0100, Ian Kenefick spoketh
    I definitely don't have a "C:windows" directory; not on my W2K Pro
    workstations, nor on my WXP laptop nor W2K3 server... :)

    Lars M. Hansen
    Remove "bad" from my e-mail address to contact me.
    "If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?"
    Lars M. Hansen, May 3, 2004
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    Ian Kenefick Guest

    Hi Tracker,

    whilst your idea to go through your windows directory is not _POINTLESS_
    as other posts may suggest. There are other ways to locate and remove >
    Dangerous code

    Update your antivirus and scan your computer.

    I say it is not pointless if it helps you recognise a suspicious object
    in your windows directory.

    For example, when msblast.exe in system32 requested permission to access
    the internet on desktop firewalls how many people tied this up with the
    fact that their RPC service was failing and their PC was rebooting? This
    type of conversation can help and so shouldn't be knocked.

    Ian Kenefick, May 3, 2004
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    mhicaoidh Guest

    Taking a moment's reflection, Mike mused:
    | Please help me.........

    You've been hacked/owned. ROFL
    mhicaoidh, May 3, 2004
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    mhicaoidh Guest

    Taking a moment's reflection, Ian Kenefick mused:
    | they are the same thing. In windows NT and 2k the folder is WINNT. In
    | 95/98/ME/XP and so on the folder is simply WIndows.

    He knows ... he's taking the piss.
    mhicaoidh, May 3, 2004
  18. Quoth the raven named Ian Kenefick:
    Ian, are you new here? Today?
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, May 3, 2004
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    Eliza Guest

    "mailbox" entered the consulting room...

    How do you do. Please tell me your problem.
    What does that suggest to you?
    I see.
    Can you think of a specific example?
    We were discussing you - not me.
    Do computers worry you?
    I'm not sure I understand you fully.
    Eliza, May 3, 2004
  20. You will eventually learn that it is futile to attempt to insert
    meaningful posts into a "Tracker" thread. The "meaningful"
    contributions that you made in this thread are in response
    to posters just having a go at Debbie.

    Like it or not, I will respond to whatever posts I desire to
    respond to.

    FromTheRafters, May 3, 2004
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