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UPDATES - September 14, 2004

by Donna Buenaventura / September 13, 2004 7:21 PM PDT

LSP Explorer for Ad-Aware SE 1.05

Layered Service Providers (LSP) are small pieces of software that can be added or inserted into the Windows TCP/IP handler by other software. Data outward bound from your computer to a legitimate destination on the Internet can be intercepted by an LSP and sent somewhere other than where you intend it to go. LSP Explorer lets you view active LSP and Name Service Providers on your system, along with detailed information about each so you can determine whether or not they're legitimate. Access LSP Explorer can be run directly from the Add-ons menu. LSP Explorer works with all versions of Ad-Aware.

Download LSP Explorer for Ad-Aware SE 1.05 http://download.lavasoft.de.edgesuite.net/public/pllspexplorer.exe

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Ad-Aware SE HexDump Plug-in 1.0
by Donna Buenaventura / September 13, 2004 7:23 PM PDT

Ad-Aware SE HexDump Plug-in 1.0

With many files (cookies for example) there's no easy way to view any information about them. The HexDump extension for Ad-Aware lets you view a hexadecimal version of a file turned up in a scan, along with an "English" translation of the hex code. This can provide you with additional information you may find handy such as the URL of the originator of a cookie. Access the HexDump extension at the "Scanning Results" screen; right-click on a file and choose "Extensions | Show Hexdump". HexDump works with all versions of Ad-Aware.


Download from http://download.lavasoft.de.edgesuite.net/public/plhexdump.exe

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Re: UPDATES - September 14, 2004
by Basil Hall / September 13, 2004 7:59 PM PDT

Donna, is there a tutorial explaining how we can decide whether the service provider is legitimate or not? All I see is a series of numbers and letters I don't understand. From where do I get "detailed information" which allows me to make a judgement?

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Re: UPDATES - September 14, 2004
by Donna Buenaventura / September 14, 2004 12:39 AM PDT

Hi Basil,

After running the LSP Explorer tool,right-click Layered Service Provider>Export Text Document>save it in your desktop or just navigate through LSPs and you'll see "Filename". Take note of the filename.
Example: C:\Windows\system32\mswsock.dll

Go to http://computercops.biz/LSPs.html or http://www.angeltowns.com/members/zupe/lsps.html
to search for mswsock.dll to find out where it is valid or malware LSP.


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(NT) (NT) Thanks Donna
by Basil Hall / September 14, 2004 5:56 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) You're welcome Basil :)
by Donna Buenaventura / September 14, 2004 7:20 AM PDT
In reply to: (NT) Thanks Donna
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Ad-Aware Professional FileSpecs Plug-in 1.0 1.0
by Donna Buenaventura / September 14, 2004 12:45 AM PDT

If you're interested in more information about a given file than Ad-Aware supplies in the "Scanning Results" screen, choose The FileSpecs add-on from the right-click menu under "Extensions | Show File-Details". The add-on will provide you with a wealth of data about the file, including File Information Resources (file name, location, size, creation date, and the last time it was accessed or modified), and PE Information, including complete PE Header information. FileSpecs works with Ad-Aware Professional.


Download from http://download.lavasoft.de.edgesuite.net/public/plfilespecs.exe

Note: This plug-in is for Ad-Aware Professional only

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New iAVS update released
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 14, 2004 1:38 AM PDT

New iAVS update (VPS 438-0) for avast! program has been released recently.
Related information could be also found on our Internet sites.
Note: This is a standard update

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New iAVS update (VPS 438-1) for avast!
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 14, 2004 6:16 AM PDT

Note: False alarm removed

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AVG 7 Pro Update 7.0.270
by Donna Buenaventura / September 14, 2004 1:54 AM PDT

System Kernel - improved iteration of self-extract archives with non-standard name extension, improved reaction on malformed e-mail content.

Test engine - new runtime compression support - AsPack, FSG, improvements in XML, MBD and UXP iterator code.

Resident shield - improved networking support and performance enhancements.

Remote Administration - fixed memory management and offline communication, improved networking.

Current version of AVGADMIN 7.0 - 7.0.262 required for and compatible with this update of AVG 7.0.

Download at: http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_updt7.php?pri=3

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Kerio Personal Firewall 4.1.0
by Donna Buenaventura / September 14, 2004 3:09 AM PDT

New version of Kerio Personal Firewall has been released.
You can download it at http://eu.download.kerio.com/dwn/kpf4-en-win.exe
or check for updates from currently installed KPF4.

Version 4.1.0 (14 Sep 2004)

+ added support for Windows XP SP2 and its Security Center added
+ stateful inspection for UDP and other IP protocols - KPF will
automaticaly permit packets that are genuine rensponses to requests. It reduces number of required rules and simplifies their creation. It also reduces number of network related events that are shown by KPF.
+ Simple/Advanced mode - during installation, user can choose default
firewall behavior
+ added boot time protection - KPF kernel driver protects computer
during boot and shutdown
+ added possibility to disable dialup number checking added logging of
+ connections to closed ports redesigned and rewriten IDS

- fixed many bugs


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Security Update for IE 6 Service Pack 1 (KB833989)
by Brent Welch / September 14, 2004 5:40 AM PDT

A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to compromise a computer running Windows and gain complete control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may need to restart your computer. Note that in Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs, this update will appear as Microsoft VGX 833989.

To find the latest security releases for you visit Windows Update and click "Scan for updates."

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Microsoft GDI+ Detection Tool (KB873374)
by Brent Welch / September 14, 2004 5:52 AM PDT

The Microsoft GDI+ Detection Tool helps detect the presence of Microsoft products (other than Windows) that contain the GDI+ component. Microsoft customers can run this tool to help determine if a GDI+ security update is required. Microsoft recommends you visit the Office Update site to determine if your computer requires security updates for Office family products.

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New AVG Anti-Virus 7 Program Update - 7.0.271
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 14, 2004 6:42 AM PDT

--- information about Update ---

Update Summary:

Program update AVG build 271 released

Test engine
- fixed processing of some MDB files (e.g. some files created using the Access 97)

Update your AVG Anti-Virus 7.0 using one of the following methods:

- Use the Update feature in AVG Anti-Virus 7.0 to perform your
update - select "Internet", and AVG will prompt you with the
update files appropriate for your installation.

- Use the appropriate link from below to download the Update file
to your hard drive. Then access the Update feature
in AVG Anti-Virus 7.0 - select "Folder" and indicate the location
of the Update file which you have downloaded.

Update file for all Program versions (size 6545320 bytes):

All available Update files, including previous versions,
may be found at the following link:


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Ad-Aware 6 Build 181 - A new reference file (01R341 14.09.20
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 14, 2004 7:13 AM PDT

Important Notice:
This reference file will only work with Ad-Aware 6 Build 181

Here is a breakdown explaining what is included:

New Items

Updated Items
ClickSpring (2 variants)
Lop (5 variants)
Win32.Adverts.TrojanDownloader (14 variants)

After updating, the detail-screen shows the following information:

Reference Number : 01R341 14.09.2004
Internal build : 275
Total size : 1336435 Bytes
Signature data size : 1314779 Bytes
Reference data size : 21592 Bytes
Signatures total : 29077
Target categories : 10
Target families : 542

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The Cleaner Update
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 14, 2004 7:15 AM PDT

Database v3682

Added Kotan

Updated Bagle
Updated Harnig
Updated MoSucker
Updated rbot

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