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brainbuster brainbot?

by Mark5019 / September 30, 2004 5:52 AM PDT

spybot s%d found it and removed it.
im toteally clean says avg, housecall, panda i looked at google search what and how it get in?

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How I see most get in...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 30, 2004 6:06 AM PDT
In reply to: brainbuster brainbot?

The usual is the exclusive use of Internet Explorer. Here's some passages for you to chew through.

" Some of the really sleazy parasites, particularly homepage-hijackers and diallers, execute by exploiting security holes in Internet Explorer, ways of getting code to run that are not supposed to be possible, but are due to mistakes in the browser code. "
- http://www.doxdesk.com/parasite/

" It is possible to reduce exposure to these vulnerabilities by using a different web browser, especially when browsing untrusted sites. Such a decision may, however, reduce the functionality of sites that require IE-specific features such as DHTML, VBScript, and ActiveX. Note that using a different web browser will not remove IE from a Windows system, and other programs may invoke IE, the WebBrowser ActiveX control, or the HTML rendering engine (MSHTML). "
- http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/713878

For my part, the machines at home have all Internet Explorer links removed and the remaining use of IE is only for Windows Update. Since doing this, the results of Spybot, Adaware, and Housecall scans have found nothing.

Your choice on the matter.

Bob

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Re: How I see most get in...
by Mark5019 / September 30, 2004 6:12 AM PDT

well bob i use fire fox 99% time ie just to check for updates Sad
spybot removed it and i ran all othere cleaners im clean

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IE, OE, OE, OE, IO.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 30, 2004 6:21 AM PDT
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Re: IE, OE, OE, OE, IO.
by Mark5019 / September 30, 2004 11:00 AM PDT
In reply to: IE, OE, OE, OE, IO.

i turned off the preview pain 2 yrs ago when i installed xp pro on this comp. plus i had that plain checked ty bob ill hope never comes back all proggys say im clean

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Last idea.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 30, 2004 11:09 AM PDT

Well maybe. Take a deeper look with these two programs...

The first program I suggest is BHODEMON. It's very simple to use and you won't have much to research since... I've seen all of 6 BHOs on even an infected system. For some odd reason, this is an area that some tools miss.

The next program takes a lot more work. It's HIJACKTHIS. That one is best to make a log file and start digging. Be very careful about blasting off an item. Be very sure about it.

Bob

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Re: Last idea.
by Mark5019 / September 30, 2004 1:59 PM PDT
In reply to: Last idea.

bob im getting all clean scans after house call removed it do you still think i need to do any more?

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(NT) (NT) If clean, then we're done...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 30, 2004 10:03 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: Last idea.
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(NT) (NT) squeaky clean ty bob
by Mark5019 / September 30, 2004 11:00 PM PDT
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Re: brainbuster brainbot?
by CharleyO / October 1, 2004 9:53 AM PDT
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no charlie i dont but ty
by Mark5019 / October 1, 2004 10:48 AM PDT

im clean panda, housecall, symantec avg spybot adaware clean Grin

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Re: brainbuster brainbot?
by brainbuster / October 11, 2004 8:43 AM PDT
In reply to: brainbuster brainbot?

Hi i'm brainbuster...

Im the author of brainbot ...
U are gettin that error cos brainbot server editor uses some skin files ...
Its just a fault of some stupid AV jerks...

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