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  1. The Shield Deluxe 2009 Cnet user reviews ain't too flash.
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    Well to be honest with you if you're going to install an app like Regcure then it could be advisable to post a Hijackthis log in the correct part of this forum.
  3. The quality of the thumb drive can be a factor. Never have a prob with my 2 and 4 gig Sandisc Cruzers. Neighbour a while back asked if I wanted a 16 gig for 18 bucks off ebay which I grabbed. What a waste of dough as it randomly corrupts.
  4. Or could they have been hidden? Tools - Folder Options - View tab - Show hidden files and folders
  5. Bit of a kefuffle going on ATM about whether a PIFTS.exe belonging to Symantec is snooping. Symantec seems to be deleting any posts on their message board relating to such. Or is it just a story created to stir up a hornets nest with nothing really in it? Zone Alarm Discussion WARNING - I googled PIFTS.exe with very first two links being hijackers for two rogue apps in Internet Antivirus Pro and the second being System Security.
  6. Same speed as FF here so I doubt I will switch as I'm just too used to FF I think. Not to mention old and grumpy as well and I don't like change anyways.
  7. Below is a discussion on autorun.inf and I also use Flash Disinfector on all my drives. Quietman Over At Elder Geek's Diskheal is an app that can set drives back to default settings after an infection. Both Flash Disinfector and Diskheal get hits over at Virus Total but I have been told that they are false positives.
  8. There are a few rogue security apps out there that match or closely match the names of decent apps. Below are some sites that you should never download from as they are ripoffs.
  9. And only ever used through my own tinkering with the system and never a breach with Sandboxie. Below is a sample of a 44.0 KB decompression bomb rar file that I have.
  10. If you look at FF's settings in about:config you will see those sort of characters here and there. There was one setting "network.IDN.blacklist_chars" that I googled. Still not sure what it all means atm. MozillaZine Article Unicode Character
  11. Probably can't connect to the net which makes it much more secure. Just kidding, will have to wait and see? Computerwork UK Article
  12. Gave the sample below a run. Virus Total Sandboxie contained it easily as it couldn't or wouldn't run sandboxed. Installed it into an XP vm and trust me, it's one of the worst I've seen and a system destroyer. Downloaded heaps of data from the net including a rootkit, two other viruts and a coupla trojans. Dunno why it needs to download those additional malwares as it does enough damage by itself in needing a reimage or format reinstall. The vm came through ok after being in Returnil mode and deleting all changes after testing.
  13. Humpty

    Using CCleaner

    May be some help below? F-Prot Article
  14. Tried the Paragon rescue disk here and it worked fine. Trying the restore from the gui didn't work on this dual boot XP/Vista hard drive.It did reboot for a restore but didn't or couldn't carry it out. Haven't tried a restore on one of my single boot drives as yet. Still have a the old backups in place in Ghost Images where I boot from a Fred Flinstone floppy drive to backup and or restore as well.
  15. Think I may have been wrong on the assertion above with the free version being able to do a restore from within windows?
  16. You could try Paragons free backup that can back the first track, mbr, single partitions or the entire drive. Only thing with the free edition is you can only boot from a cd or usb which the app creates for you for a restore but seems to work fine. Paragon There's also a free version of Acronis True Image 10 Personal Edition around, dunno how long for though? True Image
  17. Humpty


    I think Partition Magic can format either way?
  18. Empire keeping the citizens happy. Gimme a good science/anything doco here and I'll actually get off the pc to watch it.
  19. Could you have been tricked into downloading Regcure from the link below which is on the border of being a rogue app? http://www.ccleanerdownload.org/ If you hit the "Free Download" tab at that link you end up with Regcure and which is highly deceptive in my opinion. If not the link and if you can remember the download location could you pm me the link please.
  20. Rolling Stones and Rolling Stones LOUD when having a beer or two. AC-DC, Johnny Cash, Elvis and all that older music is fine by me. I haven't even heard of the music classifications some of you younguns have mentioned.
  21. As a non antivirus user I would recommend Avira or Avast with Malwarebyte's Antimaslware and SuperAntispyware as on demand. Below is a sample of a rogue antivirus, Winiguard, which was zero day yesterday, meaning no av/as detected it at the time and re-uploaded to Virus Total a day later to see who was detecting it. Yesterday: Virus Total Today: Virus Total
  22. Yep, for real. Xeon quad, 4 gig dominator ram, raptor drive in Returnil mode with no realtime AV/AS. In fact FF seems nearly instant opening non-sandboxed and I only said 2 seconds to be half believable but definately around 3 seconds sandboxed.
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