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  1. Was just reading a few articles about Google the other day where they stated that users should not expect a certain level of privacy. And with everything going on with the NSA (Prism), I believe it and am concerned. I was thinking of possible ways to still use e-mail but with privacy and each method seemed to have its own flaws. Hosting my own mail server was one solution and using PGP on Gmail or any other free webmail service that supports it was another. The problem is that I have never setup a mail server before so I'm sure it would take awhile and then there's no guarantee that I would set it up correctly. With PGP, not everyone uses it so it only works if the person you are e-mailing participates. What about you guys? Any suggestions for keeping our privacy safe? Regards, Keith
  2. That's a great tip but seems like a makeshift solution. I know there's the ability to handle how MBAM treats PUPs, however, it would still be nice to have the "Select All" button in cases where you DO want to remove everything, but didn't want to have everything selected by default.
  3. I love the "wingman" wallpaper, especially being prior Air Force. Great job with all of them! Unfortunately, I keep solid color backgrounds on my desktop.
  4. Dave, Follow the instructions that Ron (AdvancedSetup) gave you. Post the DDS and Attach.txt in your next reply as well as the results from running MGADiag.exe Regards, Keith
  5. @Buttons, Both Spybot S&D and SpywareBlaster protect Firefox as well. Just FYI... Regards, Keith
  6. @Shy, CCleaner and Spybot's immunize feature do different things... CCleaner deletes temporary files from Windows, browsers, and cleans up unnecessary files from other programs as well. Of course it does more, but that's some of the main functions... Spybot S&D's immunize feature blocks certain websites, downloaders/installers, protects IE's configuration settings, and adds entries to the HOSTS file to prevent you from going to malicious websites. Regards, Keith
  7. Hello TerryFP Spywareblaster is a passive security program, meaning it does not constantly run in the background so you are fine there. I would leave it installed and continue to update it. Like YoKenny, I really don't use Spybot S&D anymore for it's active real-time protection because it has become somewhat bloated. At the time when I stopped using it, the definitions for the program were not updated frequently but they have since corrected this and release updated definitions once a week now if I remember correctly. While I still do not recommend the use of the real-time protection (TeaTimer), I do use the Immunize feature which is also a form of passive protection for your internet browsers and HOSTS file. You can disable TeaTimer by performing the instructions in the first link below: Disable TeaTimer What is the Immunize feature? What is the HOSTS file? SuperAntiSpyware is a good program to have in addition to MBAM. I would disable it from starting up when your computer boots unless you bought the paid version of the product because it will not actively protect your computer if you are using the free version. It will be using your system's resources but not actually protecting you. But I do like to use SAS as a backup to MBAM when scanning my computer or anyone else's computer so I would keep it if I were you. Everything else looks good including Kaspersky 2010, MBAM (of course), and Windows Firewall. Regards, Keith
  8. I'd like to see the DDS logs that Ron requested but it sounds like the drivers for your sound and network adapters may have gotten corrupted and/or deleted... In addition to Ron's instructions, please do the following: Click the Start Menu Click Run... Type in compmgmt.msc and click Ok In the left window pane, single left-click Device Manager In the right window pane, do you see anything with a red "X" or yellow triangle with a black "!" icon? Regards, Keith
  9. Thanks Ron. Regards, Keith
  10. @Ron, Any particular reason why you guys stop advertising the procedure to stop manually copying the database? Increase of infected flash/thumb drives? If you can't disclose the details, I understand completely. Regards, Keith
  11. Hello, and welcome to Malwarebytes The Malware Removal experts don't post advice or removal procedures in the general forums. Please print out, read and follow the directions here, skipping any steps you are unable to complete. Then post a NEW topic here. One of the expert helpers there will give you one-on-one assistance when one becomes available. After posting your new post make sure under options that you select Track this topic and choose one of the Email options so that you're alerted when someone has replied to your post. Alternatively, as a paying customer, you can contact the help desk at support@malwarebytes.org Regards, Keith
  12. @Colonel Mortimer, You hit the nail on the head. Trying these products out on your own will give you the best idea of what you are looking for in a security program or any program for that matter. No one knows what is easier to use or best suited for you than yourself. We can offer advice based on detection rates and system usage but if it isn't intuitive enough to easily configure, then it won't matter. Regards, Keith
  13. Hello Man the rat, Have you made sure that MBAM is set up to automatically download updates? Open Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Click on the Settings tab From the Settings tab, click on the Updater Settings tab From that tab, make sure the Download and install program update if available option is checked. Also, you can set up MBAM to automatically update at certain intervals: From MBAM, click on the Protection tab From the Protection tab, click on the Scheduler button Click on the Update tab and set up scheduling the way you'd like Regards, Keith
  14. Hello coolein, Alternatively, you can try this. From a known clean computer, install (if it's currently not installed) and update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Next, navigate to: XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\ Vista: C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware From that directory, copy the rules.ref file and move it over to a flash/thumb drive Plug the flash/thumb drive into the infected computer and paste the rules.ref file into the appropriate folder above Note: Be careful as your flash/thumb drive can become infected when using it on an infected computer. This will ensure that you get the latest definitions onto the infected computer. Regards, Keith
  15. Hey garybear, Sorry, I'm just seeing your response but you are welcome Regards, Keith