Anti-Spyware

Spyware is software that aims to gather information about a person or organization without their knowledge and that may send such information to another entity without the consumer's consent, or that asserts control over a computer without the consumer's knowledge; it has also come to include programs that engage in various kinds of electronic fraud. Anti-spyware is software that removes or blocks that software; some common vendors include Malwarebytes, McAfee, Spybot-Search and Destroy, Ad-Aware and BitDefender.

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Get to work and find out one of the staff let a fake tech support person who rung them up, onto their PC to fix a non existant problem.

Apparently this person was on the PC for about 5 minutes.

I've searched for new files & folders created around the time, run a few anti malware apps found nothing. Looked for any new user accounts on the PC, nothing.

Gone through Add/Remove Programs, nothing.

Is there anything else I should look for, anything I've overlooked?
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Hi
I have encountered an error "the requested resource is in used". It blocks my avira antivirus. It doesnot allow me to install another antivirus and run some of my programs.
please help me.
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We use Symantec Endpoint Protections (currently v12.1.6) on our end user PC's. Remote users connect in remotely via Checkpoint SSL VPN.

We are testing SEP v14, which was released in November, and have a group of testers with it installed.  Now remote testers have reported (and we've verified/replicated) an issue where the "Endpoint Compliance Scanner report" fails that the Anti-Virus rule fails (Portal administrator requires you to have Symantec antivirus running and updated within the last 2 weeks). Another failure is similar for an Anti-Spyware rule.

This works fine with SEP v12.x, and the Checkpoint Network Extender version is 7.01.0000.  Screen shots are attached.

Has anyone run into this one yet?


Thank you,
Kevin
SEPM-v14-and-VPN-issue-screen-shots.docx
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My domain controller continuously tries to access the same external IP address.  it is alerting my anti-malware program with several alerts.  I run scans with both the anti-malware and antivirus programs but neither finds anything.  The alert says it is coming from the domain controller using dns.exe.  I need to know where i can look on the DC to find the source that is trying to access this IP.
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I've been tasked to help recover data from a Windows 10 PC where an elderly user allowed remote access to a scammer.

So far I've had the owner of the machine turn off the machine and reset his important passwords from another machine.

I'm planning to reinstall Windows on it from scratch.

Before I do that, I'm planning to try to recover personal data. I suppose there is a chance some or all of it has been encrypted with a bitlocker type tool, or at least some files are likely to be infected. I intend to get access to the files by booting up with a Linux Mint live DVD, since I'm familiar with Mint.

Q1. Is it going to be reasonably safe to start the PC up without running Windows and try to boot up from DVD (or maybe USB) into Linux Mint?

Q2. I think this machine predates secure boot technology, but I'm not sure what the implications of that are, other than that there is a risk the boot loader has been replaced perhaps? How would I deal with this?

Q3. Would it be safe to add the HDD into my own machine (which is dual boot Windows 10/Linux Mint machine, though I'd use Mint) and access the data that way, provided that I don't open any files? That would probably be quicker than a Mint live DVD. Obviously I wouldn't boot from the compromised disk.

Thanks!
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my server is recently attacked by a ransomware called globe . any help would be appreciated . some files look encrypted with a file extension of .globe or .link.globe

please advise
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Guys,

for those that are using Trend Micro to protect their corporate file servers, I would like to know if the global setting above is generally used. The documentation says it increases cpu load and scanning times. Would love to know what other guys do in their systems. Is it safe to run ? Has it given you any problem ?

Thanks!
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Trying to update my Micrsoft Office 2008 on my Mac Pro Laptop. The URL given for the update does not work. Is there another URL I can go to for the update. My MacPro running system is OS 10.6.8. Don't want to update it at this time.
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Windows 10 64 bit latest update Sep16 2016
SVChost.exe infected with this >>> Packed.Katusha.o.kujg.mg

Packed.Katusha.o.kujg.mg in svchot.exe in c:\Windows\system32

pre infection size 39 kB post infection 44 kB

looking for a solution not advice or recommendation

Note : windows update cleaned the file only for it to reinfect?
need a method to permanently clean.

Please do not refer to web for solutions.
Am looking only for a detailed solution or software that definitely can clean this! Be aware I have already tried most of the mainstay anti malware and anti virus solutions, they are not cleaning this!
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how can i create exception for port 5566 snd 6677 in Symantec Endpoint for Cyberoam CTAS
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Anti-Spyware

Spyware is software that aims to gather information about a person or organization without their knowledge and that may send such information to another entity without the consumer's consent, or that asserts control over a computer without the consumer's knowledge; it has also come to include programs that engage in various kinds of electronic fraud. Anti-spyware is software that removes or blocks that software; some common vendors include Malwarebytes, McAfee, Spybot-Search and Destroy, Ad-Aware and BitDefender.