Steal my data?

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When I connected to Internet, watched BBC web page, the download was finished. But I found my computer was still continuing send data out from the connection status program in the Taskbar. Did this mean my data was stolen? If it was, how can I found the program that stole my data?


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Use a firewall, it will tell you, who and what's going on. But you should also protect your computer with antivirus, adaware and spyware programs

Use this free online Trend Housecall scanner to find and clean every known virus/rootkits/backdoors:
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp

Some viruses can't be removed by housecall. If so, use the free Trend Micro system cleaner:
http://www.trendmicro.com/download/tsc.asp

If you get's an ActiveX error, when loading the HouseCall web page:
http://kb.trendmicro.com/solutions/solutionDetail.asp?solutionId=4317

If you want to secure your one workstation in the future, consider to purchase PC-cillin with builtin firewall:
http://www.trendmicro.com/en/products/desktop/pc-cillin/evaluate/overview.htm

If you want to secure your company's workstations in the future, consider to purchase OfficeScan:
http://www.trendmicro.com/en/products/desktop/osce/evaluate/features.htm

If you can afford it, you can get an url-scanning engine installed on a server with workstation, server-, email and url-scanning engine from
http://www.trendmicro.com/en/products/global/enterprise.htm

Virus Information Alliance (VIA)
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security/virus/via.asp

Review of the best antivirus solutions:
http://www.cnet.com/software/1,11066,0-806174-1202-0,00.html?tag=dir-av&pn=1&ob=3&qt=&qn=&F2=0&F3=0&sm=0

Getting a personal Firewall
http://www.zensecurity.co.uk/default.asp?URL=personal

Download the free version of Sygate personal firewall
http://smb.sygate.com/support/documents/spf/default.htm
http://smb.sygate.com/download/download.php?pid=spf

Download the free version of ZoneAlarm firewall
http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/company/zap_za_grid.jsp?lid=ho_za

Comparative reviews of personal firewall software:
http://www.firewallguide.com/software.htm 

Firewall Product Selector - Choose yourself which one to compare
http://www.spirit.com/cgi-new/report.pl?dbase=fw&function=view

The Internet Connection Firewall Can Prevent Browsing and File Sharing
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;298804

Spybot:
http://security.kolla.de/index.php

Ad-aware Standard Edition is THE award winning, free*, multicomponent adware detection and removal utility:
http://www.lavasoft.de/software/adaware/

Many Regards
Jorgen Malmgren
IT-Supervisor
Denmark

:o) Your brain is like a parachute. It works best when it's open

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Commented:
Hi, Jorgen Malmgren
Thank u very much. I used Housecall to scan my disk, it found a virus, worm_msblast.d(c:\system Volume information\_restore{ED93968E-31DD-4D2F-872D-C1B7A3DDFCAA}\RP71\A0035127.exe [worm_msblast.d]). But it couldn't cleaned it. Then I tried Trend Micro system cleaner, it found the same virus, but it still couldn't kill it. So, if u know, could u tell me how to remove it?

Many thanks


peter shaw
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How to Gain Access to the System Volume Information Folder
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;309531

Author

Commented:
Hi,
Firstly, thank u very very much. I have get rid of the virus.
One more question is the Trend micro's suggestion:
      "TrendLabs also asks users to filter access to ports 135, 666-765 and allow trusted and internal sites only. "
How can I do this?

Peter
:o) Glad I could help you - thank you for the points

Protect Private Ports with IPSec
http://www.windowswebsolutions.com/Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=24273

Overview of Secure IP Communication with IPSec in Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb%3Ben-us%3B231585


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