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    Site trying to download files to my computer

    Every time I load a new page here, I get a beep and a message that Internet Explorer has blocked this site from downloading files to my computer.

    Any idea what opencarry.org is trying to download to my computer?

    (Internet Explorer 8, BTW)

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    It is not opencarry.org, it is in fact a virus that is already there, I have been dealing with the same thing and I can't seem to figure out how to fix it. If you go to certain sites it will continue to do that. If I get a solution I will let you know.
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    What was the name of the malware you found, I have been seeing a download warning for the last few days here too, but my scans are coming up clean.

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    Here is what I do to identify processes that are running on my PC's.

    Download and run Process Explorer.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s...rnals/bb896653

    It allows you to see every process that is running and the company name the owns it. You should recognize most of them like Microsoft, Intel, ATI, your video and audio drivers, etc. For the ones you don't recognize, you can right click them and do an online search. That should give you some insight into how to eliminate the malware.

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    Best way I've found to clean your system is to follow this: http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=35407

    If you follow all the directions properly, you'll have a nice squeaky clean system. I was having hardcore problems on my old computer once, several viruses and malware, and this cleared everything right up. It also helps to speed up your computer usually, getting rid of the crazy amount of temporary files, among other things, that are stored but never used.

    Also during the steps, you will get a small program that will allow you to use a restore point without even being in windows (on your boot up). Very handy if your system gets screwed up and you can't even get into windows.

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    I recommend this free and easy to use program for removing spy-ware, Trojans, and other dreadful things from your computer.

    "Spybot Search&Destroy" available here.
    http://www.safer-networking.org/en/spybotsd/index.html

    You may want to disable the "real time scanning" feature because it can slowdown some computers.

    I have this program and run it at least once a week.
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    1. Stop using Windows
    2. Stop visiting porn sites
    3. Problem solved.

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    My number one tool against malware is NoScript (an add-on to FireFox). It allows an amazing level of control over which scripts run and which don't. Since starting to use it a few years back, zero malware has made it through. My anti-virus software is getting bored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eye95 View Post
    My number one tool against malware is NoScript (an add-on to FireFox). It allows an amazing level of control over which scripts run and which don't. Since starting to use it a few years back, zero malware has made it through. My anti-virus software is getting bored.
    This. Make sure you have all Microsofts security updates as well. They also have a malware removal tool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eye95 View Post
    My number one tool against malware is NoScript (an add-on to FireFox). It allows an amazing level of control over which scripts run and which don't. Since starting to use it a few years back, zero malware has made it through. My anti-virus software is getting bored.
    Please, more info about this tool for FireFox. I use FF nearly always and am interested in this add-on. Once on my machine, do I need to do anything more or is it good to go right off?
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    Red face Mac

    No firewall. No anti-virus. No microsoft IE 8. No problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernBoy View Post
    Please, more info about this tool for FireFox. I use FF nearly always and am interested in this add-on. Once on my machine, do I need to do anything more or is it good to go right off?
    It immediately starts blocking all scripts--which means some sites stop working. You click on the "S" logo in the lower-right corner, and options pop up to permit you to "allow" or "temporarily allow" a site to run scripts. Over time you will have a core of sites allowed to run scripts that you trust. You can also designate sites as "untrusted." NoScript stops even offering you the option of allowing a site you have designated as "untrusted." For example, I have googlesyndication.com as untrusted. That kills a lot of ads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eeyore View Post
    No firewall. No anti-virus. No microsoft IE 8. No problems.
    Mac does have anti-virus and firewall features integrated.

    Don't be one of those Mac people that that thinks their machines are immune. They are not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by END_THE_FED View Post
    I recommend this free and easy to use program for removing spy-ware, Trojans, and other dreadful things from your computer.

    "Spybot Search&Destroy" available here.
    http://www.safer-networking.org/en/spybotsd/index.html

    You may want to disable the "real time scanning" feature because it can slowdown some computers.

    I have this program and run it at least once a week.
    Spybot is good, but it is not great. I have been using pybit for years and years, updated weekly or more, and many things have slipped right by it.

    My current anti-malware program of choice is "Microsoft Security Essentials" it is fast, thorough, and free. It has not failed me yet! So I suggest everyone with a valid copy of windows download it and set it to run in the background, it does updates automatically too.
    if you have a pirate copy of windows, I suggest you avoid it for obvious reasons

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    MS Security Essentials along with the Windows default Firewall along with some web common sense have stopped everything I have run across.

    On that Trojan that pops up as a fake "Virus Warning" and offers to install stuff...
    ALT-F4 out of EVERYTHING without ever using the mouse or hitting the ENTER key! That is the bet way to keep that sucker from biting you!
    After ya do that, reboot and hit F8 until you get the prompt so you can enter Safe Mode without Network support.
    Run your virus scanner and also run %windir%\system32\msconfig.exe and see what is being loaded on startup and kill off anything that is suspicious or unneeded.
    You should now be able to reboot normally and be OK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeroHog View Post
    MS Security Essentials along with the Windows default Firewall along with some web common sense have stopped everything I have run across.

    On that Trojan that pops up as a fake "Virus Warning" and offers to install stuff...
    ALT-F4 out of EVERYTHING without ever using the mouse or hitting the ENTER key! That is the bet way to keep that sucker from biting you!
    After ya do that, reboot and hit F8 until you get the prompt so you can enter Safe Mode without Network support.
    Run your virus scanner and also run %windir%\system32\msconfig.exe and see what is being loaded on startup and kill off anything that is suspicious or unneeded.
    You should now be able to reboot normally and be OK.
    Best advice yet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nutczak View Post
    Spybot is good, but it is not great. I have been using pybit for years and years, updated weekly or more, and many things have slipped right by it.

    My current anti-malware program of choice is "Microsoft Security Essentials" it is fast, thorough, and free. It has not failed me yet! So I suggest everyone with a valid copy of windows download it and set it to run in the background, it does updates automatically too.
    if you have a pirate copy of windows, I suggest you avoid it for obvious reasons


    Maybe it is time to check out "Security Essentials" again. It use to be a pretty crappy program, but I have heard a few good things about it lately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by END_THE_FED View Post
    Maybe it is time to check out "Security Essentials" again. It use to be a pretty crappy program, but I have heard a few good things about it lately.
    MSE was never crappy. It's always gotten rave reviews. You sure you're not confusing it with defender?
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    I just use the new AVG...it's pretty amazing and have had 0 problems. But yeah...stay away from IE...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tawnos View Post
    MSE was never crappy. It's always gotten rave reviews. You sure you're not confusing it with defender?

    Perhaps I am. I just remember trying a Microsoft spyware removal tool, and having a lot of problems with it missing a lot of stuff during the scans and also crashing in mid-scan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eeyore View Post
    No firewall. No anti-virus. No microsoft IE 8. No problems.
    Quote Originally Posted by VW_Factor View Post
    Mac does have anti-virus and firewall features integrated.

    Don't be one of those Mac people that that thinks their machines are immune. They are not.
    Very true and very good caution, VW.

    I've used UNIX machines and Macs exclusively for the past quarter century and my Macs have a number of anti-virus goodies (beyond those built in) working to protect them. Macs are not immune, though they are a bit better than the common Windows machines.

    Currently I use NoScript, ClamXav, and Little Snitch as well as having a decent firewall protecting my home LAN from the world. So far none of my Macs have had virus, trojan, or malware problems in 25 years of use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eye95 View Post
    It immediately starts blocking all scripts--which means some sites stop working. You click on the "S" logo in the lower-right corner, and options pop up to permit you to "allow" or "temporarily allow" a site to run scripts. Over time you will have a core of sites allowed to run scripts that you trust. You can also designate sites as "untrusted." NoScript stops even offering you the option of allowing a site you have designated as "untrusted." For example, I have googlesyndication.com as untrusted. That kills a lot of ads.
    Gotcha, that makes sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by END_THE_FED View Post
    Maybe it is time to check out "Security Essentials" again. It use to be a pretty crappy program, but I have heard a few good things about it lately.
    I got tired of Norton and McAfee acting somewhat virus-like themselves. A friend suggested ripping Norton out (I had sworn off McAfee a year prior) and switching to Security Essentials. No problems since. Not even from an overly aggressive, self-marketing virus scanner..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomas View Post
    So far none of my Macs have had virus, trojan, or malware problems in 25 years of use.
    Oh man if only I could remember that joke...something about "because who would write them for something that is 10% of the market." lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by eye95 View Post
    I got tired of Norton and McAfee acting somewhat virus-like themselves. A friend suggested ripping Norton out (I had sworn off McAfee a year prior) and switching to Security Essentials. No problems since. Not even from an overly aggressive, self-marketing virus scanner..
    I have been using Avast! for 6 months now on a Dell desktop and Hp mini, I'm happy with it so far.

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