01-09-2010 08:02 AM
I was surfing the net when I clicked a link and observed this address 22.214.171.124 show up in my browsing history with the word nolink in the URL in the history folder. I did some research in search engines and read some online material and I am very fearful of this. Norton's site checker website says this site is safe, but the other company's site checker website shows this address red. I do not know what to do or how to check to see if I am infected because I have read online that several protecting software packages can not detect this. Also, I have read that W32/Virut is involve with this address and read in another place that W32/Kryptik is involve.
01-09-2010 06:32 PM
You don't mention what version of N360 you have loaded on your system. It is available in the Help&Support > About menu on the main user screen.
If it is v3.5 or better, then try running a full system scan in Safe Mode. First, manually run Live Update by clicking "Run Live Update" in the lower left corner; do this until it either errors (if the internet is blocked) or the message comes back that there are no more updates for you system. Second, reboot your system and when it is restarting, tap the F8 key until the Advanced Startup Options menu is displayed. Select Safe Mode (no Command Prompt or Networking) and press ENTER. After you have logged in, double click the N360 desktop Icon and follow the messages to run a full system scan.
Please let us know how this turns out for you.
01-10-2010 07:34 AM
01-10-2010 11:31 AM
If you run Spybot with TeaTimer on, that will conflict with your Norton product as it will preven any repairs that need to be done with the registry. Adaware also has a real time function always running even if you only use it on scan occasionally. Both of those programs will interfere with the installation and the effectiveness of your Norton product. Most rootkits can't be found with the programs you mentioned as they are always changing and trying to keep ahead of the security programs.
Success always occurs in private and failure in full view.
01-10-2010 12:32 PM
01-10-2010 12:40 PM
With Nothing downloading in the background that is trying to infect my PC
01-10-2010 05:05 PM
Thanks for the info on the address. I was not sure because I read information online about this address that concern me. Norton's competitor shows this address as red and I believe they say that their browser was breached. I would like to know if N360 is the best way to protect against and detect rootkits.
01-10-2010 05:18 PM
It could be as has been see in the past with other addresses that the address was in use by someone to spread malware.
Then it gets shut down by the host or whoever due to like terms and conditions violations etc.
There are independent reports for AV testing showing Symantec has pulled Norton up to the top, Gold position blah blah.
01-11-2010 03:32 AM - last edited on 01-11-2010 03:35 AM by TomV
could somebody possibly be hacking into your computer ? ... or did your search get redirected like, if you was using google, are you getting redirected to other malicious pages ?.
if so, they redirect you to other pages like ...Online PC Scanner. or if this redirect has just happened once, or you've gone onto the
XXX. 126.96.36.199.com site and its redirected you to a similar site or something. is anything also appearing on N360 ? ... like .. auto-protect has blocked [ Virus ]. your system is now secure ? .. if so then the virus has not entered you pc YET.
if auto protect disables, or you disable IT then the virus may enter the PC or Laptop. I think that if the virus enters the pc norton will recognise and track it down. but it has not entered the pc yet if the auto protect is happening.
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