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Banaticus
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:37 am    Post subject: What is best to see if I was hit by this? Reply with quote

http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2007/03/30/tech-msanimatedcursorflaw-20070330.html

Merely visiting what appears to be a trusted website opens your computer to spyware and crap? Have I been hit by this? Which programs are best to check for this?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Banaticus,

The best protection right now is to keep your anti-virus running in real time protection mode, and keep the definitions updated.

Run an anti--virus scan and if it shows anything suspicious, then post a HijackThis log in that forum.

If you want a second opinion or even third opinion, you can run some online anti-virus scans.

This page has links to online anti-virus scanners and other info:

http://spywarewarrior.com/sww-help.htm

Also you should be running a software firewall that has both inbound and outbound protection. If something did get into your machine, the firewall can block from calling down more malware.

Actually, everyone using the internet should have this protection at all times because there are always normal sites that have been hacked to spread malware.

Right now, due to this zero day exploit, the risk is heightened.

Another good means of protection is the user of HIPs programs that can prevent malware from running in the machine. They require a little more knowledge. See:

http://spywarewarrior.com/viewtopic.php?t=22195

Hope that helps.

Also some info here:

http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?n&storyid=2542
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another link with some very helpful information.

http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=2540

I'm going to move your post to a more appropriate discussion forum.
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