Re: Can't Turn On Protected Mode

Posted: 11-18-2008, 11:57 PM
[Crossposted to Vista Security newsgroup]
> ...in fact, I think a virus did get in (though I believe my
> Symantic installation caught it).
Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827315

Run a /thorough/ check for hijackware, including posting your hijackthis log
to an appropriate forum.

Checking for/Help with Hijackware
http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm
http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=5878
http://wiki.castlecops.com/Malware_R...:_Introduction
http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/data/prevention.htm
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
http://defendingyourmachine2.blogspot.com/
http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...moving_Malware

When all else fails, HijackThis v2.0.2
(http://aumha.org/downloads/hijackthis.exe) is the preferred tool to use (in
conjunction with some other utilities). HijackThis will NOT fix anything on
its own, but it will help you to both identify and remove any
hijackware/spyware with assistance from an expert. **Post your log to
http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachi...php?board=10.0,
http://forums.spybot.info/forumdisplay.php?f=22,
http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30, or another appropriate forum for review
by an expert in such matters, not here.**

If the procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting this
isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA or Geek Squad) computer repair shop.
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
DTS-L http://dts-l.net/

lwallers wrote:
> The setting... I am an individual user who rents office space in a
> building
> with multiple users. We are all connected to Time Warner in the phone
> closet. My operating system is Windows Vista Ultimate.
>
> In IE7, Internet Options, Security tab, I have enabled Protected Mode for
> all four zones (Internet, Local Intranet, Trusted Sites, and Restricted
> Sites) and restarted the computer but STILL Protected Mode remains Off.
>
> Windows Firewall is on and set in the default configuration... it seems
> happy. Symantec Antivirus is installed on my computer.
>
> Can anyone help me figure out how to turn On my Protected Mode? I'm
> feeling
> very vulnerable and in fact, I think a virus did get in (though I believe
> my
> Symantic installation caught it).
>
> Thanks very much in advance!

Re: Can't Turn On Protected Mode


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Mick Murphy
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Re: Can't Turn On Protected Mode
Posted: 11-19-2008, 06:47 AM
Open IE7>Tools>Internet options>Advanced>Restore Advanced settings.

Or click on Tools in right-hand upper right of IE7> run your cursor over
Phishing Filter>Click on Phishing filter Settings > that takes you back into
the Advanced Settings of Internet Options>Scroll down, and you will, or
should, find it correctly set .to "Turn on Automatic Website checking".
--
Mad Mike


"PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
> [Crossposted to Vista Security newsgroup]
>
> > ...in fact, I think a virus did get in (though I believe my
> > Symantic installation caught it).
>
> Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827315
>
> Run a /thorough/ check for hijackware, including posting your hijackthis log
> to an appropriate forum.
>
> Checking for/Help with Hijackware
> http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
> http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm
> http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=5878
> http://wiki.castlecops.com/Malware_R...:_Introduction
> http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
> http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/data/prevention.htm
> http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
> http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
> http://defendingyourmachine2.blogspot.com/
> http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...moving_Malware
>
> When all else fails, HijackThis v2.0.2
> (http://aumha.org/downloads/hijackthis.exe) is the preferred tool to use (in
> conjunction with some other utilities). HijackThis will NOT fix anything on
> its own, but it will help you to both identify and remove any
> hijackware/spyware with assistance from an expert. **Post your log to
> http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachi...php?board=10.0,
> http://forums.spybot.info/forumdisplay.php?f=22,
> http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30, or another appropriate forum for review
> by an expert in such matters, not here.**
>
> If the procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting this
> isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
> independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA or Geek Squad) computer repair shop.
> --
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
> AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
> DTS-L http://dts-l.net/
>
> lwallers wrote:
> > The setting... I am an individual user who rents office space in a
> > building
> > with multiple users. We are all connected to Time Warner in the phone
> > closet. My operating system is Windows Vista Ultimate.
> >
> > In IE7, Internet Options, Security tab, I have enabled Protected Mode for
> > all four zones (Internet, Local Intranet, Trusted Sites, and Restricted
> > Sites) and restarted the computer but STILL Protected Mode remains Off.
> >
> > Windows Firewall is on and set in the default configuration... it seems
> > happy. Symantec Antivirus is installed on my computer.
> >
> > Can anyone help me figure out how to turn On my Protected Mode? I'm
> > feeling
> > very vulnerable and in fact, I think a virus did get in (though I believe
> > my
> > Symantic installation caught it).
> >
> > Thanks very much in advance!
>
>
Mick Murphy
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Re: Can't Turn On Protected Mode
Posted: 11-19-2008, 10:33 AM
Just to put your mind at rest, follow info below, and scan your computer with
these 2 Programs below, as well as your AV, while in Safe Mode.

http://www.spybot.info/en/index.html

Spybot Search & Destroy 1.6 is a very good, FREE Anti-Spyware Program.
Download, install, update, and immunize your System with it.
Then SCAN with it.
Update it, and scan your System once a fortnight.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

Malwarebytes is as the name says, a Malware Remover!
For the Free version scroll down their page to either download from
Download.com, or Major Geeks.com

Download, install, and update.

Important re: Safe Mode
If you happen to find a problem that you can’t uninstall / delete, reboot
the computer, and go into Safe Mode.
To get into Safe mode, tap F8 right at Power On / Startup, and use UP arrow
key to get to Safe Mode from list of options, then hit ENTER.
RESCAN your computer with your Anti-Virus, Malwarebytes and Spybot S & D
while in Safe Mode

--
Mad Mike


"PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
> [Crossposted to Vista Security newsgroup]
>
> > ...in fact, I think a virus did get in (though I believe my
> > Symantic installation caught it).
>
> Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827315
>
> Run a /thorough/ check for hijackware, including posting your hijackthis log
> to an appropriate forum.
>
> Checking for/Help with Hijackware
> http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
> http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm
> http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=5878
> http://wiki.castlecops.com/Malware_R...:_Introduction
> http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
> http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/data/prevention.htm
> http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
> http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
> http://defendingyourmachine2.blogspot.com/
> http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...moving_Malware
>
> When all else fails, HijackThis v2.0.2
> (http://aumha.org/downloads/hijackthis.exe) is the preferred tool to use (in
> conjunction with some other utilities). HijackThis will NOT fix anything on
> its own, but it will help you to both identify and remove any
> hijackware/spyware with assistance from an expert. **Post your log to
> http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachi...php?board=10.0,
> http://forums.spybot.info/forumdisplay.php?f=22,
> http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30, or another appropriate forum for review
> by an expert in such matters, not here.**
>
> If the procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting this
> isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
> independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA or Geek Squad) computer repair shop.
> --
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
> AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
> DTS-L http://dts-l.net/
>
> lwallers wrote:
> > The setting... I am an individual user who rents office space in a
> > building
> > with multiple users. We are all connected to Time Warner in the phone
> > closet. My operating system is Windows Vista Ultimate.
> >
> > In IE7, Internet Options, Security tab, I have enabled Protected Mode for
> > all four zones (Internet, Local Intranet, Trusted Sites, and Restricted
> > Sites) and restarted the computer but STILL Protected Mode remains Off.
> >
> > Windows Firewall is on and set in the default configuration... it seems
> > happy. Symantec Antivirus is installed on my computer.
> >
> > Can anyone help me figure out how to turn On my Protected Mode? I'm
> > feeling
> > very vulnerable and in fact, I think a virus did get in (though I believe
> > my
> > Symantic installation caught it).
> >
> > Thanks very much in advance!
>
>
Alun Jones
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Re: Can't Turn On Protected Mode
Posted: 11-20-2008, 12:41 AM
Silly question - did you try turning UAC on?

Protected Mode will not work if UAC is turned off.

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"PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:O$j5HtdSJHA.3584@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> [Crossposted to Vista Security newsgroup]
>
>> ...in fact, I think a virus did get in (though I believe my
>> Symantic installation caught it).
>
> Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827315
>
> Run a /thorough/ check for hijackware, including posting your hijackthis
> log to an appropriate forum.
>
> Checking for/Help with Hijackware
> http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
> http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm
> http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=5878
> http://wiki.castlecops.com/Malware_R...:_Introduction
> http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
> http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/data/prevention.htm
> http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
> http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
> http://defendingyourmachine2.blogspot.com/
> http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...moving_Malware
>
> When all else fails, HijackThis v2.0.2
> (http://aumha.org/downloads/hijackthis.exe) is the preferred tool to use
> (in conjunction with some other utilities). HijackThis will NOT fix
> anything on its own, but it will help you to both identify and remove any
> hijackware/spyware with assistance from an expert. **Post your log to
> http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachi...php?board=10.0,
> http://forums.spybot.info/forumdisplay.php?f=22,
> http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30, or another appropriate forum for
> review by an expert in such matters, not here.**
>
> If the procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting
> this isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
> independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA or Geek Squad) computer repair shop.
> --
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
> AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
> DTS-L http://dts-l.net/
>
> lwallers wrote:
>> The setting... I am an individual user who rents office space in a
>> building
>> with multiple users. We are all connected to Time Warner in the phone
>> closet. My operating system is Windows Vista Ultimate.
>>
>> In IE7, Internet Options, Security tab, I have enabled Protected Mode for
>> all four zones (Internet, Local Intranet, Trusted Sites, and Restricted
>> Sites) and restarted the computer but STILL Protected Mode remains Off.
>>
>> Windows Firewall is on and set in the default configuration... it seems
>> happy. Symantec Antivirus is installed on my computer.
>>
>> Can anyone help me figure out how to turn On my Protected Mode? I'm
>> feeling
>> very vulnerable and in fact, I think a virus did get in (though I believe
>> my
>> Symantic installation caught it).
>>
>> Thanks very much in advance!
>
 
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