Broni

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About Broni

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  • Birthday 09/01/1954
  • Age 60

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Daly City, CA
  • OS Windows 10
  • Computer specs Windows 10 64-bit

    HP h8-1414 Envy
    AMD Six-Core FX-6120
    10GB of RAM
    1TB Hard drive
    AMD Radeon HD 7450 (1GB)
    dual - 27" Samsung LCD & 23" Acer S232HL LED
  • Age 60

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  1. Broni added a post in a topic Did little design changes to our board   

    I just adjusted our logo background color to better much skins themes.
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  2. Broni added a post in a topic [RESOLVED] Computer Locked-up   

    1. DelFix should have deleted itself when you ran it. If it didn't you can delete it manually.
    2. If you didn't change any settings Windows updates are installed automatically on every second Tuesday of the month.
    3. Yes, there were trojans there.
    4. By following links I provided in step 4
    5. If you do any search on Google search results will be marked with colored dots:
    - green - safe
    - orange - questionable
    - red - those to avoid
    If you click on those dots you'll see more info about that particular website

    7. Links are in my reply #96: http://www.smartestcomputing.us.com/topic/81702-computer-locked-up/?page=4#comment-298446
    8. It has to be in your download folder. If it's not there re-download it.
    9. Uploaded it for you here: https://www.sendspace.com/file/iwnvmw
    10. Most of our programs didn't require installation so you didn't see "custom" option. I'm referring to any future programs you'll install.
    You can create new folder on your Desktop and copy/paste programs you want from your Download folder to a new folder.
     
    Good luck and stay safe :)
     
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  3. Broni added a post in a topic Football aka soccer topic   

    Wow!
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  4. Broni added a post in a topic [RESOLVED] Installed junk by mistake   

    Yes!!
    Good luck and stay safe :)
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  5. Broni added a post in a topic [RESOLVED] Computer Locked-up   

    Update Adobe Reader

    You can download it from http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
    After installing the latest Adobe Reader, uninstall all previous versions (if present).
    Note. If you already have Adobe Photoshop® Album Starter Edition installed or do not wish to have it installed UNcheck the box which says Also Download Adobe Photoshop® Album Starter Edition.
     
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    Your computer is clean

    1. This step will remove all cleaning tools we used, it'll reset restore points (so you won't get reinfected by accidentally using some older restore point) and it'll make some other minor adjustments...
    This is a very crucial step so make sure you don't skip it.
    Download DelFix by Xplode to your desktop. Delfix will delete all the used tools and logfiles.

    Double-click Delfix.exe to start the tool.
    Make sure the following items are checked:
    Activate UAC (optional; some users prefer to keep it off) Remove disinfection tools Create registry backup Purge System Restore Reset system settings
    Now click "Run" and wait patiently.
    Once finished a logfile will be created. You don't have to attach it to your next reply.

    2. Make sure Windows Updates are current.

    3. If any trojans, rootkits or bootkits were listed among your infection(s), make sure, you change all of your on-line important passwords (bank account(s), secured web sites, etc.) immediately!

    4. Check if your browser plugins are up to date.
    Firefox - https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/
    other browsers: https://browsercheck.qualys.com/ (click on "Scan without installing plugin" and then on "Scan now")

    5. Download, and install WOT (Web OF Trust): http://www.mywot.com/. It'll warn you (in most cases) about dangerous web sites.

    6. Run Malwarebytes "Quick scan" once in a while to assure safety of your computer.

    7. Run Temporary File Cleaner (TFC), AdwCleaner and Junkware Removal Tool (JRT) weekly (you need to redownload these tools since they were removed by DelFix).

    8. Download and install Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI): http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/. The Secunia PSI is a FREE security tool designed to detect vulnerable and out-dated programs and plug-ins which expose your PC to attacks. Run it weekly.

    9. (optional) If you want to keep all your programs up to date, download and install FileHippo Update Checker.
    The Update Checker will scan your computer for installed software, check the versions and then send this information to FileHippo.com to see if there are any newer releases.

    10. When installing\updating ANY program, make sure you always select "Custom " installation, so you can UN-check any possible "drive-by-install" (foistware), like toolbars etc., which may try to install along with the legitimate program. Do NOT click "Next" button without looking at any given page.

    11. Read:
    How did I get infected?, With steps so it does not happen again!: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic2520.html
    Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe and secure on the Internet: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/keep-your-computer-safe-online/
    About those Toolbars and Add-ons - Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) which change your browser settings: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/407147/answers-to-common-security-questions-best-practices/#entry3187642

    12. Please, let me know, how your computer is doing.
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  6. Broni added a post in a topic [Poll] Do you use our new "Games" and "News" pages?   

    LOL....your Shoutbox is back :)
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  7. Broni added a post in a topic [RESOLVED] Installed junk by mistake   

    Your computer is clean

    1. This step will remove all cleaning tools we used, it'll reset restore points (so you won't get reinfected by accidentally using some older restore point) and it'll make some other minor adjustments...
    This is a very crucial step so make sure you don't skip it.
    Download DelFix by Xplode to your desktop. Delfix will delete all the used tools and logfiles.

    Double-click Delfix.exe to start the tool.
    Make sure the following items are checked:
    Activate UAC (optional; some users prefer to keep it off) Remove disinfection tools Create registry backup Purge System Restore Reset system settings
    Now click "Run" and wait patiently.
    Once finished a logfile will be created. You don't have to attach it to your next reply.

    2. Make sure Windows Updates are current.

    3. If any trojans, rootkits or bootkits were listed among your infection(s), make sure, you change all of your on-line important passwords (bank account(s), secured web sites, etc.) immediately!

    4. Check if your browser plugins are up to date.
    Firefox - https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/
    other browsers: https://browsercheck.qualys.com/ (click on "Scan without installing plugin" and then on "Scan now")

    5. Download, and install WOT (Web OF Trust): http://www.mywot.com/. It'll warn you (in most cases) about dangerous web sites.

    6. Run Malwarebytes "Quick scan" once in a while to assure safety of your computer.

    7. Run Temporary File Cleaner (TFC), AdwCleaner and Junkware Removal Tool (JRT) weekly (you need to redownload these tools since they were removed by DelFix).

    8. Download and install Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI): http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/. The Secunia PSI is a FREE security tool designed to detect vulnerable and out-dated programs and plug-ins which expose your PC to attacks. Run it weekly.

    9. (optional) If you want to keep all your programs up to date, download and install FileHippo Update Checker.
    The Update Checker will scan your computer for installed software, check the versions and then send this information to FileHippo.com to see if there are any newer releases.

    10. When installing\updating ANY program, make sure you always select "Custom " installation, so you can UN-check any possible "drive-by-install" (foistware), like toolbars etc., which may try to install along with the legitimate program. Do NOT click "Next" button without looking at any given page.

    11. Read:
    How did I get infected?, With steps so it does not happen again!: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic2520.html
    Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe and secure on the Internet: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/keep-your-computer-safe-online/
    About those Toolbars and Add-ons - Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) which change your browser settings: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/407147/answers-to-common-security-questions-best-practices/#entry3187642

     
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  8. Broni added a topic in Important Messages   

    [Poll] Do you use our new "Games" and "News" pages?
    I'd like to find out how many of you actually use it.
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  9. Broni added a topic in General Security   

    Macs can be remotely infected with firmware malware that remains after reformatting
    http://www.computerworld.com/article/2955641/cybercrime-hacking/macs-can-be-remotely-infected-with-firmware-malware-that-remains-after-reformatting.html
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  10. Broni added a topic in Windows 10   

    How to turn Wi-Fi Sense off
    http://thehackernews.com/2015/07/windows-10-wi-fi-sense-explained-actual.html
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  11. Broni added a topic in Windows 10   

    Windows 10 Is Stealing Your Bandwidth 'By Default'
    http://thehackernews.com/2015/08/windows-10-update.html
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  12. Broni added a post in a topic [RESOLVED] Installed junk by mistake   

    Last scans...
    Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop.
    Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.

    NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.
    NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.
    NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run


    Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.
    Make sure the following options are checked:
    Internet Services Windows Firewall System Restore Security Center Windows Update Windows Defender Other Services

    Press "Scan".
    It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.
    Please copy and paste the log to your reply.


    Download Temp File Cleaner (TFC)
    Alternate download: http://www.itxassociates.com/OT-Tools/TFC.exe
    Double click on TFC.exe to run the program. Click on Start button to begin cleaning process. TFC will close all running programs, and it may ask you to restart computer.


    Download Sophos Free Virus Removal Tool and save it to your desktop.
    Double click the icon and select Run Click Next Select I accept the terms in this license agreement, then click Next twice Click Install Click Finish to launch the program Once the virus database has been updated click Start Scanning If any threats are found click Details, then View log file... (bottom left hand corner) Copy and paste the results in your reply Close the Notepad document, close the Threat Details screen, then click Start cleanup Click Exit to close the program
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  13. Broni added a post in a topic [RESOLVED] Installed junk by mistake   

    Download attached fixlist.txt file and save it to the Desktop.
    NOTE. It's important that both files, FRST and fixlist.txt are in the same location or the fix will not work.
    NOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on that particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating system
    Run FRST(FRST64) and press the Fix button just once and wait.
    The tool will make a log on the Desktop (Fixlog.txt). Please post it to your reply.
     
    fixlist.txt
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  14. Broni added a post in a topic Chatbox 1.0.16   

    See? Just by posting a question the issue resolved itself...lol
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  15. Broni added a post in a topic [RESOLVED] Administator rights