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harshness

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May 5, 2007
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Any way to stop them?
There is no way to stop them from trying to get to your machine. All you can do is thwart the attempts.

If you have dynamic a IP address, you'll eventually get a new IP address and whomever gets the one you have now will suffer the fruits of your indiscretion.

If you keep yourself clean, your machine will no longer send out the Borg distress signals and you should be able to elude them.
 
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stimpson

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There is no way to stop them from trying to get to your machine. All you can do is thwart the attempts.

If you have dynamic a IP address, you'll eventually get a new IP address and whomever gets the one you have now will suffer the fruits of your indiscretion.

If you keep yourself clean, your machine will no longer send out the Borg distress signals and you should be able to elude them.

How do I make sure my IP is dynamic?
 

harshness

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How do I make sure my IP is dynamic?
Whether your address is static or dynamic is not something you can typically change. It depends entirely on the broadband service that you subscribe to. You usually have to pay extra for a static IP.

Come IPV6, I'm under the impression that we'll all have our own personal static IPs.

I don't think it is ever going to be safe to assume that you're not going to have to protect yourself from attack. Using a router goes a long way (assuming your router can't be readily assailed).
 

diogen

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The easiest way to trigger IP change is changing the MAC address.
Most routers have this option, even with stock firmware.
If you don't use one, change your NIC in the PC.

This won't help much on an already compromised machine...

Diogen.
 
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harshness

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If the issue were the LAN IP, the problem could be addressed as you suggest (or you could simply choose a different IP address from your computer).

I'm suggesting that the problem is a WAN issue and that isn't going to be addressed by a LAN change.
 

Foxbat

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We have this rule at work: If it is going to take longer than a Full Scan to delouse a PC, we re-image the PC. For a home user, you can never trust this PC ever again. Ever. I don't care how many times you run updates for your Anti-Malware software, the Black Hats are at least two steps ahead of the good guys.

I would rebuild your PC from the ground up. Maybe even get a bigger hard drive if you've been looking at increasing your storage. And make sure you are hiding behind a non-hackable router with all other PCs in your LAN shut down before you start the process.

There's a good reason my Microsoft instructor called the Internet "The Evil 'I'". I'm sorry to hear about your infestation. It's a bloody pain in the backside.
 

stimpson

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Foxbat said:
We have this rule at work: If it is going to take longer than a Full Scan to delouse a PC, we re-image the PC. For a home user, you can never trust this PC ever again. Ever. I don't care how many times you run updates for your Anti-Malware software, the Black Hats are at least two steps ahead of the good guys.

I would rebuild your PC from the ground up. Maybe even get a bigger hard drive if you've been looking at increasing your storage. And make sure you are hiding behind a non-hackable router with all other PCs in your LAN shut down before you start the process.

There's a good reason my Microsoft instructor called the Internet "The Evil 'I'". I'm sorry to hear about your infestation. It's a bloody pain in the backside.

That's exactly what I think I need to do. Scans show nothing, but problems are here that were not before. Oh well.
 

avg1joe

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Oct 27, 2006
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Perhaps I misunderstood Foxbat but I think at the worst you need to wipe the hard drive and reinstall your operating system. There is no need to rebuild your hardware but if you have been tempted to upgrade some of your hardware this is a good time to do it. Do you have all your critical data (photos etc) backed up? Be sure that you have solid protection installed before reinstalling any old files.
 

stimpson

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Oct 2, 2006
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Benton, Arkansas
Perhaps I misunderstood Foxbat but I think at the worst you need to wipe the hard drive and reinstall your operating system. There is no need to rebuild your hardware but if you have been tempted to upgrade some of your hardware this is a good time to do it. Do you have all your critical data (photos etc) backed up? Be sure that you have solid protection installed before reinstalling any old files.

I'm going to wipe the drive clean. and load Win 7.
 

stimpson

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I tried taking my router out of the picture and hooked my PC directly to the modem. No more redirects at this time. So I'm going to try to reset my router.
 
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