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Firewall and Win32

PSYCHOBETTY
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My firewall keeps catching win32 kernel core component trying to connect to my router when no one is on the computer, my firewall also says my programs are trying to change explorer.

Is this normal?

Also do I have to have Explorer running all the time  
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Download SpySweeper from http://www.it-security-experts.co.uk/antispyware.asp

Install it, update it and run it, just to make sure there aren't any nasties running around.

Let us know what it finds, if anything and then we'll do some deeper digging

Cheers
Si

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Rich RumbleSecurity Samurai
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Which firewall do you use, what apps are trying to change explorer?
http://www.xinn.org/annoyance_spy-ware.html#Sys-Restore
-rich

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Im testing Zone Alarm. Nwiz.exe from my Nivia video, my RAID controller, probe II (came w/ ASUS mother board ), ATI drivers, Firefox, Dr Watson,  Nero, Windows Media Playe, ETC all try to change explorer. I'm going to try the link. Thanks

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I don't know about the link. Shady? Could get to the Home page only none of the links worked, It said to call to discuss priceing. The networking tab did work but all they have to say is in two lines and the page was in a 5 by 5 square and wouldn't enlarge. Homepage boxes are overlaping looks like a 10 year old made it. Is this for real or did I get Punked.

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My fault, I thought that was the spy sweeper page. I found the link and went to http://www.webroot.com/. This looks real good. I'm going to download the free trial and probably buy it.. Stay tuned.
Simon EarlSenior Consultant
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Betty,

The demo version from webroot is only a scan version

The version from the site I provided is a fully functioning demo, not sure if webroot offer this on their page

Cheers
Si

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http://www.webroot.com/
for Spysweeper. They do give you a trial.  Just follow the "Start Spyware Scan Now" link.

I'm not too fond of that program but it's worth a shot.  Have you at least tried the freebies out there?
Ewido http://www.ewido.net/en/ Not Free but Trial
MS Defender http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx Free
Lavasoft Adaware  http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/ Free
Spybot Search & Destroy  http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/ Free

Spyware Guard http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareguard.html Freeware/shareware
Spyware Blaster http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html Free/shareware

My AV of choice is Avast at www.avast.com both a free version and a professional.

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I'm useing Spy Sweeper now. Thanks
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