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Old 08-07-2007, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Home is where we park it.
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Security Help Tools

Best Online Scanners:

HouseCall Trend Micro HouseCall - Free Online Virus and Spyware Scan
Panda Free online antivirus. Download ActiveScan and clean your PC. Panda Security
Kasperksy Online Free Virus Scan - Kaspersky Lab
eTrust Antivirus Scanner Virus Scanner - CA (http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx - broken link)
Online malware scan Online malware scan Utilizes 8 major Antivirus Scans to analyze individual files. Norman AV "sandbox" component provides detailed analysis.

Libraries and further information:

Symantec http://securityresponse.symantec.com...r/vinfodb.html
Trend Trend Micro Virus Information, virus alerts, advisories, Top 10, antivirus, worm, trojan, macro, free, virus encyclopedia
McAfee http://vil.nai.com/vil/default.asp (broken link)
Sophos Sophos - Threat analyses
Panda Virus and antivirus information. Security Info. Panda Security
eTrust CA Virus Encyclopedia Browse (http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/browse.aspx - broken link)
Multiple Vendor library and informational repository from Secunia Vulnerability and Virus Information - Secunia (Excellent research resource)
Security Alerts from WebsenseSecurityLabs Internet Security Alerts on Phishing, Malicous Websites and more (malicious Web sites, phishing-based attacks, and other emerging threats)
Spam and Fraud: Information and Reporting Government Addresses for Reporting Spam (http://cc.uoregon.edu/cnews/fall2002/spamreport.html - broken link) (courtesy of the University of Oregon)
Malware Help.Org Malware Help.Org-Malware information/Spyware info/Malware info. (Devoted to "Malware" -- its nature, methods, detection and removal)

Spyware Database and research Links

Parasites (descriptions and removal information from Doxdesk) doxdesk.com: parasite
Parasites (descriptions and removal instructions from PestPatrol Secure Most -> Detect and Remove Annoying Spyware Adware (Vocabulary: 0~E)
Spyware Guide SpywareGuide.com - Spyware, Greynets, Privacy, Botnets, Rootkits, Security Resource

Free fix and removal tools:

Viral:

Grisoft AVG Free Download AVG Anti-Virus and Internet Security - AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition
Specialized Removal Tools from Grisoft AVG AVG Anti-Virus and Internet Security - doc/73
Symantec http://securityresponse.symantec.com...ools.list.html
Trend Micro Damage Cleanup Services (uses the latest definitions, downloadable) Trend Micro
McAfee AVERT Stinger (Stinger is a stand-alone utility used to detect and remove specific viruses) McAfee Threat Center (http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/ - broken link)

Parasitic:

Spybot Installation and Usage http://tomcoyote.com/SPYBOT/index1.php (broken link)
Ad-Aware |MG| Free Download - Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.1.6 and VX2 Plugin |MG| Free Download - Ad-Aware VX2 Cleaner Plug-In 2.0
HijackThis QuickStart HijackThis - Quick Start! | TomCoyote
HijackThis direct download http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/hijackthis.zip (broken link) and Tutorial Merijn.org (broken link)
SpywareBlaster SpywareBlaster and Tutorial from BleepingComputer.com Using SpywareBlaster to protect your computer from Spyware, Hijackers, and Malware
lspfix (Layered Service Protocols) repairs damaged Winsock2 vxd associated with connectivity problems LSP-Fix - a free program to repair damaged Winsock 2 stacks
Winsock fix specific to XP by "Option Explicit" WinSock XP Fix - fix XP internet connectivity download, reviewed and rated from Spychecker.com -
SpywareInfo: Detection, Prevention and Removal Tools, SpywareBlaster and others SpywareInfo :· Software Recommendations
CoolWebSearch -- Information and Removal Tool Latest version (2.0) CoolWebSearch Chronicles (http://cwshredder.net/cwshredder/cwschronicles.html - broken link)
Kazaabegone and other downloads from Merijn Merijn.org (broken link)

Other Tutorials from BleepingComputer.com Spyware/Hijacker/Malware Removal Tutorials

Other Tutorials from Cyberanswers.org CyberAnswers - Tutorials

Alternate Download Sites for HijackThis, Spybot, CoolwebShredder (and others):

Information, Advice and Specialized Tools from Aumha.org The Parasite Fight
Lurkhere LurkHere Nice Files to Download (http://www.lurkhere.com/~nicefiles/ - broken link)
Spybot download and Tutorial at Safer-networking The home of Spybot-S&D!
Anti-Spyware at Majorgeeks http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloads31.html
Merijn downloads and others at Castle Cops CastleCops® - Downloads

HijackThis Analysis

Tutorial Merijn.org (broken link)

Lists:

BHOs and Toolbars (02,03) CastleCops® - CLSID BHOList ToolbarList

Free Firewalls:

ZoneAlarm ZoneAlarm by Check Point - Award winning PC Protection, Antivirus, Firewall, Anti-Spyware, Identity Protection, and much more.
http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloads34.html

Vulnerability testing, Information and Fixes:

Steve Gibson's Homepage GRC*|*Gibson Research Corporation Home Page**

Are you safe? Gibson's site is a world of its own, with tests and fixes for many Windows security vulnerabilities.

Microsoft Security Information:

Security Updates (Bulletins) Latest Computer Security Updates: Summary - Microsoft Security

Security and Privacy Microsoft Security
Understand and Maintain Security with Internet Explorer 6 (includes latest Critical Updates) Internet Explorer 6: Understand and Maintain Security with Internet Explorer 6
Understand and Maintain Security with Internet Explorer 7 (includes latest Critical Updates) Internet Explorer: Home Page
TechNet Security Resource Center: technical information and security updates for IT professionals TechNet Security Center

Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) Support Center Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) Solution Center

If you have Windows NT/2k/XP and want to check your current update status without visiting Windows Update, this tool has a graphic interface (no command line action required despite the article) which will give you a detailed scan and analysis of your current configuration.

For Windows Vista, the best sites for help are here:
Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows http://www.winsupersite.com/vista/ (broken link)
Windows Vista Support and News - PROnetworks Technology
Windows Vista: Home Page

Liz

ASAP member
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Old 08-11-2007, 02:47 PM
 
Location: WA State USA
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Security Help Tools

Best Online Scanners:

HouseCall Trend Micro HouseCall - Free Online Virus and Spyware Scan
Panda Free online antivirus. Download ActiveScan and clean your PC. Panda Security
Kasperksy Online Free Virus Scan - Kaspersky Lab
eTrust Antivirus Scanner Virus Scanner - CA (http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx - broken link)
Online malware scan Online malware scan Utilizes 8 major Antivirus Scans to analyze individual files. Norman AV "sandbox" component provides detailed analysis.

Libraries and further information:

Symantec http://securityresponse.symantec.com...r/vinfodb.html
Trend Trend Micro Virus Information, virus alerts, advisories, Top 10, antivirus, worm, trojan, macro, free, virus encyclopedia
McAfee http://vil.nai.com/vil/default.asp (broken link)
Sophos Sophos - Threat analyses
Panda Virus and antivirus information. Security Info. Panda Security
eTrust CA Virus Encyclopedia Browse (http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/browse.aspx - broken link)
Multiple Vendor library and informational repository from Secunia Vulnerability and Virus Information - Secunia (Excellent research resource)
Security Alerts from WebsenseSecurityLabs Internet Security Alerts on Phishing, Malicous Websites and more (malicious Web sites, phishing-based attacks, and other emerging threats)
Spam and Fraud: Information and Reporting Government Addresses for Reporting Spam (http://cc.uoregon.edu/cnews/fall2002/spamreport.html - broken link) (courtesy of the University of Oregon)
Malware Help.Org Malware Help.Org-Malware information/Spyware info/Malware info. (Devoted to "Malware" -- its nature, methods, detection and removal)

Spyware Database and research Links

Parasites (descriptions and removal information from Doxdesk) doxdesk.com: parasite
Parasites (descriptions and removal instructions from PestPatrol Secure Most -> Detect and Remove Annoying Spyware Adware (Vocabulary: 0~E)
Spyware Guide SpywareGuide.com - Spyware, Greynets, Privacy, Botnets, Rootkits, Security Resource

Free fix and removal tools:

Viral:

Grisoft AVG Free Download AVG Anti-Virus and Internet Security - AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition
Specialized Removal Tools from Grisoft AVG AVG Anti-Virus and Internet Security - doc/73
Symantec http://securityresponse.symantec.com...ools.list.html
Trend Micro Damage Cleanup Services (uses the latest definitions, downloadable) Trend Micro
McAfee AVERT Stinger (Stinger is a stand-alone utility used to detect and remove specific viruses) McAfee Threat Center (http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/ - broken link)

Parasitic:

Spybot Installation and Usage http://tomcoyote.com/SPYBOT/index1.php (broken link)
Ad-Aware |MG| Free Download - Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.1.6 and VX2 Plugin |MG| Free Download - Ad-Aware VX2 Cleaner Plug-In 2.0
HijackThis QuickStart HijackThis - Quick Start! | TomCoyote
HijackThis direct download http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/hijackthis.zip (broken link) and Tutorial Merijn.org (broken link)
SpywareBlaster SpywareBlaster and Tutorial from BleepingComputer.com Using SpywareBlaster to protect your computer from Spyware, Hijackers, and Malware
lspfix (Layered Service Protocols) repairs damaged Winsock2 vxd associated with connectivity problems LSP-Fix - a free program to repair damaged Winsock 2 stacks
Winsock fix specific to XP by "Option Explicit" WinSock XP Fix - fix XP internet connectivity download, reviewed and rated from Spychecker.com -
SpywareInfo: Detection, Prevention and Removal Tools, SpywareBlaster and others SpywareInfo :· Software Recommendations
CoolWebSearch -- Information and Removal Tool Latest version (2.0) CoolWebSearch Chronicles (http://cwshredder.net/cwshredder/cwschronicles.html - broken link)
Kazaabegone and other downloads from Merijn Merijn.org (broken link)

Other Tutorials from BleepingComputer.com Spyware/Hijacker/Malware Removal Tutorials

Other Tutorials from Cyberanswers.org CyberAnswers - Tutorials

Alternate Download Sites for HijackThis, Spybot, CoolwebShredder (and others):

Information, Advice and Specialized Tools from Aumha.org The Parasite Fight
Lurkhere LurkHere Nice Files to Download (http://www.lurkhere.com/~nicefiles/ - broken link)
Spybot download and Tutorial at Safer-networking The home of Spybot-S&D!
Anti-Spyware at Majorgeeks http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloads31.html
Merijn downloads and others at Castle Cops CastleCops® - Downloads

HijackThis Analysis

Tutorial Merijn.org (broken link)

Lists:

BHOs and Toolbars (02,03) CastleCops® - CLSID BHOList ToolbarList

Free Firewalls:

ZoneAlarm ZoneAlarm by Check Point - Award winning PC Protection, Antivirus, Firewall, Anti-Spyware, Identity Protection, and much more.
http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloads34.html

Vulnerability testing, Information and Fixes:

Steve Gibson's Homepage GRC*|*Gibson Research Corporation Home Page**

Are you safe? Gibson's site is a world of its own, with tests and fixes for many Windows security vulnerabilities.

Microsoft Security Information:

Security Updates (Bulletins) Latest Computer Security Updates: Summary - Microsoft Security

Security and Privacy Microsoft Security
Understand and Maintain Security with Internet Explorer 6 (includes latest Critical Updates) Internet Explorer 6: Understand and Maintain Security with Internet Explorer 6
Understand and Maintain Security with Internet Explorer 7 (includes latest Critical Updates) Internet Explorer: Home Page
TechNet Security Resource Center: technical information and security updates for IT professionals TechNet Security Center

Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) Support Center Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) Solution Center

If you have Windows NT/2k/XP and want to check your current update status without visiting Windows Update, this tool has a graphic interface (no command line action required despite the article) which will give you a detailed scan and analysis of your current configuration.

For Windows Vista, the best sites for help are here:
Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows http://www.winsupersite.com/vista/ (broken link)
Windows Vista Support and News - PROnetworks Technology
Windows Vista: Home Page

Liz

ASAP member
I agree with most of this. Very well done, you deserve points galore for your efforts. Ahhh, guess I better go give ya some
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Old 08-20-2008, 04:14 PM
 
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How can I find the PC help & Tools?
Thank you for a help
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Old 08-20-2008, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I agree with most of this. Very well done, you deserve points galore for your efforts. Ahhh, guess I better go give ya some
I use a-squared Anti-malware Scanner and, in case there's ever a keylogger on the machine Keyscrambler . Keyscrambler is free on IE, FF, and Flock. Maybe you can add those to your list.
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Old 08-20-2008, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Texas
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How can I find the PC help & Tools?
Thank you for a help
Could you be a little more specific?
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