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Anonymous
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July 18, 2004 12:51:26 AM

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Hi

I'm having a problem with IE6.

When I attempt to connect to any website with IE6, at the bottom
it says "attempting to connect to 127.0.0.1", then I get the error:
"The page cannot be displayed"

After doing some google research I think this is possibly the result of
of a partially uninstalled pop-up blocking program (which I wouldn't
know the name of).

There is a registry entry (below) which I think directs all of Internet
Explorer's http requests to a proxy server on the localhost. Although
nothing seems to be listening on 8080, which explains the blank page.

Hijackthis shows the following entry

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer
= http=localhost:8080

Which I suspect is the reason why, when I open IE it tries to connect to
127.0.0.1.

If I delete the registry entry above it gets written back the next time I
open IE.

If I delete the entry above and immediately rescan with hijackthis a few new
ones appear:

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd={SUB_PRD}&clcid={SUB_CLSID}&pver={SUB_PVER}&ar=home
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
http://ie.search.msn.com/{SUB_RFC1766}/srchasst/srchcust.htm
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet
Settings,ProxyOverride = <local>

Even if I delete the new ones, later when I run IE the original one will get
written back.

So the problem is that I can't seem to get rid of this entry, and it's
driving me crazy.

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer
= http=localhost:8080

What can I do to prevent this or discover the program that is changing the
registry entries?

Thanks in advance.

More about : browser redirection

Anonymous
a b 8 Security
July 18, 2004 12:51:27 AM

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Del Reedy wrote:
> Hi
>
> I'm having a problem with IE6.
>
> When I attempt to connect to any website with IE6, at the bottom
> it says "attempting to connect to 127.0.0.1", then I get the error:
> "The page cannot be displayed"
>
> After doing some google research I think this is possibly the result of
> of a partially uninstalled pop-up blocking program (which I wouldn't
> know the name of).
>
> There is a registry entry (below) which I think directs all of Internet
> Explorer's http requests to a proxy server on the localhost. Although
> nothing seems to be listening on 8080, which explains the blank page.
>
> Hijackthis shows the following entry
>
> HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer
> = http=localhost:8080
>
> Which I suspect is the reason why, when I open IE it tries to connect to
> 127.0.0.1.
>
> If I delete the registry entry above it gets written back the next time I
> open IE.
>
> If I delete the entry above and immediately rescan with hijackthis a few new
> ones appear:
>
> R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
> http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd={SUB_PRD}&clcid={SUB_CLSID}&pver={SUB_PVER}&ar=home
> R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
> http://ie.search.msn.com/{SUB_RFC1766}/srchasst/srchcust.htm
> R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet
> Settings,ProxyOverride = <local>
>
> Even if I delete the new ones, later when I run IE the original one will get
> written back.
>
> So the problem is that I can't seem to get rid of this entry, and it's
> driving me crazy.
>
> HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer
> = http=localhost:8080
>
> What can I do to prevent this or discover the program that is changing the
> registry entries?
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
>
Open IE and go to Tools, Internet Options, Connections, LAN Settings.
Make sure all boxes and checkboxes are cleared.

courtney sends....
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
July 18, 2004 12:51:27 AM

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"Del Reedy" <delreedy@earthlink.net> wrote in message
news:ijgKc.1746$iK.750@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> Hi
>
> I'm having a problem with IE6.
>
> When I attempt to connect to any website with IE6, at the bottom
> it says "attempting to connect to 127.0.0.1", then I get the error:
> "The page cannot be displayed"
>
> After doing some google research I think this is possibly the result of
> of a partially uninstalled pop-up blocking program (which I wouldn't
> know the name of).

Please follow these steps in order to clean your computer of Malware which
can include Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Spyware, Hijackers and Dialers.

Step 1:
Download Spybot and Adaware from the following locations and install them.
You should run both programs and clean up what it finds. This is to
gaurantee that you find the most malware you can installed on your computer.

Before running the scans on both programs, it is mandatory that you update
the programs. There are update options in each program when you run them.

Spybot
http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=download

Ad-Aware
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

If you would like to learn more about how to use these two programs with the
proper settings you can read the tutorials below:

AD-AWARE Tutorial
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtu...

SPYBOT SEARCH AND DESTROY Tutorial
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtu...

When you scan with both programs, fix everything that it finds.

When you are done with the scan and fixing the items. Please continue with
the next step.

Step 2:

It is important that you run Spybot and Adaware before you proceed with this
step. Fixing enties with Hijackthis may leave behind unwanted files on your
computer if the previous step was not done first.

Create a directory on your hardrive to save HijackThis.exe. A directory
like c:\hijackthis. If you do not do this, you will not be able to use the
backup/restore features.

Download HijackThis from:

http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/hijackthis.zip

Save this file into the directory you made previously and then run the
program. Click on the Scan button and when it is finished click on the Save
Log button. A Notepad window will open with the contents of this log. Click
on Edit then click on Select all. Then click on Edit and then Click on
Copy.

Register an account at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com and post this created
log into the Hijackthis Logs forum at that site. To do this, once you are
registered, create a new post, right click in message area and select paste
to paste the log into the post.

An expert will reply to you after reading this post. DO NOT fix any entries
unless you are absolutely sure you know what you are doing as you may cause
more damage to the system

To see a tutorial on using HijackThis you can click on the link below.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtu...

--
Lawrence Abrams
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com
Source for Original Content, Tutorials, and Support for the beginning
computer user.
Related resources
July 18, 2004 1:16:28 AM

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this is probably because there is a program running that replaces the
registry keys as fast as you delete them. scan some more, use other
programs, you need to find the malware that is writing the registry keys,
they don't just show up on their own.

"Del Reedy" <delreedy@earthlink.net> wrote in message
news:ijgKc.1746$iK.750@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> Hi
>
> I'm having a problem with IE6.
>
> When I attempt to connect to any website with IE6, at the bottom
> it says "attempting to connect to 127.0.0.1", then I get the error:
> "The page cannot be displayed"
>
> After doing some google research I think this is possibly the result of
> of a partially uninstalled pop-up blocking program (which I wouldn't
> know the name of).
>
> There is a registry entry (below) which I think directs all of Internet
> Explorer's http requests to a proxy server on the localhost. Although
> nothing seems to be listening on 8080, which explains the blank page.
>
> Hijackthis shows the following entry
>
> HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet
Settings,ProxyServer
> = http=localhost:8080
>
> Which I suspect is the reason why, when I open IE it tries to connect to
> 127.0.0.1.
>
> If I delete the registry entry above it gets written back the next time I
> open IE.
>
> If I delete the entry above and immediately rescan with hijackthis a few
new
> ones appear:
>
> R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
>
http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd={SUB_PRD}&clcid={SUB_CLSID}&pver={SUB_PVER}&ar=home
> R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
> http://ie.search.msn.com/{SUB_RFC1766}/srchasst/srchcust.htm
> R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet
> Settings,ProxyOverride = <local>
>
> Even if I delete the new ones, later when I run IE the original one will
get
> written back.
>
> So the problem is that I can't seem to get rid of this entry, and it's
> driving me crazy.
>
> HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet
Settings,ProxyServer
> = http=localhost:8080
>
> What can I do to prevent this or discover the program that is changing the
> registry entries?
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
>
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
July 18, 2004 3:11:32 AM

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>
> What can I do to prevent this or discover the program that is changing
> the registry entries?
>

If you suspect it's a program or malware that's doing it, then using
Process Explorer and looking at running processes and what's running inside
a running process may help you pin point the culprit.

http://www.devhood.com/tools/tool_details.aspx?tool_id=...

http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/Hidden_Backdoors...
ootkit_Tools_in_a_Windows_Environment.html

Duane :) 
July 18, 2004 3:52:12 AM

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"Lawrence Abrams" <grinler-AT=bleepingcomputer.com> wrote in
news:udkYyZFbEHA.3476@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl:

> Download HijackThis from:
>
> http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/hijackthis.zip

"The requested URL /~merijn/files/hijackthis.zip was not found on
this server."

I did find it at

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html

however.

Jim
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
July 18, 2004 5:57:04 AM

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I hate to say this, as I make a living designing MS Networks for
businesses and run my own business on MS servers/products, but, after
this being the fifth time I'm going to have to wipe/reinstall my mother-
inlaws computer (WinXP, AV, Firewall, IE 6, Router, etc...) I've decided
to move her (and others like her) to the linux platform.

Since she only does email, browses, quicken, and a couple other things
on her home computer, I don't think there is anything that SUSE 9.1
Personal can't deliver. In looking at CodeWeavers "CrossOver Office"
package, I may even be able to run Office 2000 on her PC along with
Quicken.

I'm sticking with MS for my own company and clients, where I can control
the environment, but if I can swing it, it's going to be Linux (SUSE 9.1
or Fedora 2) for non-technical users.

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Anonymous
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July 18, 2004 6:32:47 AM

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Leythos <void@nowhere.com> wrote in news:MPG.1b63a33769aa951898a7ae@news-
server.columbus.rr.com:

> I hate to say this, as I make a living designing MS Networks for
> businesses and run my own business on MS servers/products, but, after
> this being the fifth time I'm going to have to wipe/reinstall my
mother-
> inlaws computer (WinXP, AV, Firewall, IE 6, Router, etc...) I've
decided
> to move her (and others like her) to the linux platform.
>
> Since she only does email, browses, quicken, and a couple other things
> on her home computer, I don't think there is anything that SUSE 9.1
> Personal can't deliver. In looking at CodeWeavers "CrossOver Office"
> package, I may even be able to run Office 2000 on her PC along with
> Quicken.
>
> I'm sticking with MS for my own company and clients, where I can
control
> the environment, but if I can swing it, it's going to be Linux (SUSE
9.1
> or Fedora 2) for non-technical users.
>

Well, I went even further than that with my Mom as I had given her a
laptop with Win 2K on it using a dial-up connection. All she was doing
was email and nothing else. After having the machine UPS-ed a couple of
times with me eating the bill to disinfect it or wipe it clean or several
long phone conversations with other family members about Mom's computer,
I asked her did she want it back this last time and the answer was *NO*
she had fun with it and it was over. To be honest, I had with the whole
situation. Yes, I understand where you're coming from on this and non-
technical family members and the MS O/S.

Hopefully, MS will get the home environment under control and close the
O/S down on future releases of the MS O/S. I think they should completely
segregate the O/S in the future. One for business and one for home usage
as a solution that can be implemented as a lot of the features on the O/S
are not needed by the home user that are being exploited.

Duane :) 
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
July 18, 2004 10:31:18 AM

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"Leythos" <void@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:MPG.1b63a33769aa951898a7ae@news-server.columbus.rr.com...
> I hate to say this, as I make a living designing MS Networks for
> businesses and run my own business on MS servers/products, but, after
> this being the fifth time I'm going to have to wipe/reinstall my
mother-
> inlaws computer (WinXP, AV, Firewall, IE 6, Router, etc...) I've
decided
> to move her (and others like her) to the linux platform.
>
> Since she only does email, browses, quicken, and a couple other things
> on her home computer, I don't think there is anything that SUSE 9.1
> Personal can't deliver. In looking at CodeWeavers "CrossOver Office"
> package, I may even be able to run Office 2000 on her PC along with
> Quicken.
>
> I'm sticking with MS for my own company and clients, where I can
control
> the environment, but if I can swing it, it's going to be Linux (SUSE
9.1
> or Fedora 2) for non-technical users.
>

Sorry, but I've got to ask what are your in-laws doing to their computer
that would require it to be wiped five times?

I've been using the same WinXP Pro system for the last three years. I
have installed and uninstalled many an application and utility, blah,
blah, blah and I have never been forced into a corner where I had to
wipe the drive and start over.

--
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Visit http://www.commodon.com to learn about the "Threats to Your
Security on the Internet".
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
July 18, 2004 5:23:45 PM

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In article <WOoKc.2570$iK.791@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net>,
dkelloway@commodon.com says...
> "Leythos" <void@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> news:MPG.1b63a33769aa951898a7ae@news-server.columbus.rr.com...
> > I hate to say this, as I make a living designing MS Networks for
> > businesses and run my own business on MS servers/products, but, after
> > this being the fifth time I'm going to have to wipe/reinstall my
> mother-
> > inlaws computer (WinXP, AV, Firewall, IE 6, Router, etc...) I've
> decided
> > to move her (and others like her) to the linux platform.
> >
> > Since she only does email, browses, quicken, and a couple other things
> > on her home computer, I don't think there is anything that SUSE 9.1
> > Personal can't deliver. In looking at CodeWeavers "CrossOver Office"
> > package, I may even be able to run Office 2000 on her PC along with
> > Quicken.
> >
> > I'm sticking with MS for my own company and clients, where I can
> control
> > the environment, but if I can swing it, it's going to be Linux (SUSE
> 9.1
> > or Fedora 2) for non-technical users.
> >
>
> Sorry, but I've got to ask what are your in-laws doing to their computer
> that would require it to be wiped five times?

As best I can tell, she's not doing anything questionable, at least not
that I can tell. I think she's being pulled in by the 'social
engineering' hacks that are going around.

> I've been using the same WinXP Pro system for the last three years. I
> have installed and uninstalled many an application and utility, blah,
> blah, blah and I have never been forced into a corner where I had to
> wipe the drive and start over.

Yea, me too - I've got tons of XP and 2000 systems that have no problems
at all, but most are under our control or run by technical types. In the
case of home users, or office types with laptops, they seem to find ways
to get "things" that the others don't. While I've never found a virus or
spyware/ad ware that I couldn't hack out of the registry, it's getting a
little old. As I said before, it's not that I can't secure the machine,
it's that they unsecured it and then run click happy. I have 2 120GB
drives in my main workstation, run VS.Net and the newest version too,
have a MSDN Univ. Subscription and use all of it, even my laptop is XP,
and I have no problems - as I said in another post, I manage the
environment and know what I'm doing.

I still push MS solutions, it's my business, and I use them in our
development group, heck I've got LOTS of money invested in servers and
workstation environments that I'm not about to abandon since we're not
having the problem.

It appears that I can use SUSE 9.1 Personal on home users computers,
install a product called CrossOver and still let them run Office XP
Professional and Quicken - I'm going to do a test install this weekend
and see how it goes.


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Anonymous
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July 18, 2004 10:03:10 PM

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"Leythos" <void@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:MPG.1b6444271ef6e85898a7b2@news-server.columbus.rr.com...
> In article <WOoKc.2570$iK.791@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net>,
> dkelloway@commodon.com says...
> > "Leythos" <void@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> > news:MPG.1b63a33769aa951898a7ae@news-server.columbus.rr.com...
> > > I hate to say this, as I make a living designing MS Networks for
> > > businesses and run my own business on MS servers/products, but,
after
> > > this being the fifth time I'm going to have to wipe/reinstall my
> > mother-
> > > inlaws computer (WinXP, AV, Firewall, IE 6, Router, etc...) I've
> > decided
> > > to move her (and others like her) to the linux platform.
> > >
> > > Since she only does email, browses, quicken, and a couple other
things
> > > on her home computer, I don't think there is anything that SUSE
9.1
> > > Personal can't deliver. In looking at CodeWeavers "CrossOver
Office"
> > > package, I may even be able to run Office 2000 on her PC along
with
> > > Quicken.
> > >
> > > I'm sticking with MS for my own company and clients, where I can
> > control
> > > the environment, but if I can swing it, it's going to be Linux
(SUSE
> > 9.1
> > > or Fedora 2) for non-technical users.
> > >
> >
> > Sorry, but I've got to ask what are your in-laws doing to their
computer
> > that would require it to be wiped five times?
>
> As best I can tell, she's not doing anything questionable, at least
not
> that I can tell. I think she's being pulled in by the 'social
> engineering' hacks that are going around.
>
> > I've been using the same WinXP Pro system for the last three years.
I
> > have installed and uninstalled many an application and utility,
blah,
> > blah, blah and I have never been forced into a corner where I had to
> > wipe the drive and start over.
>
> Yea, me too - I've got tons of XP and 2000 systems that have no
problems
> at all, but most are under our control or run by technical types. In
the
> case of home users, or office types with laptops, they seem to find
ways
> to get "things" that the others don't. While I've never found a virus
or
> spyware/ad ware that I couldn't hack out of the registry, it's getting
a
> little old. As I said before, it's not that I can't secure the
machine,
> it's that they unsecured it and then run click happy. I have 2 120GB
> drives in my main workstation, run VS.Net and the newest version too,
> have a MSDN Univ. Subscription and use all of it, even my laptop is
XP,
> and I have no problems - as I said in another post, I manage the
> environment and know what I'm doing.
>
> I still push MS solutions, it's my business, and I use them in our
> development group, heck I've got LOTS of money invested in servers and
> workstation environments that I'm not about to abandon since we're not
> having the problem.
>
> It appears that I can use SUSE 9.1 Personal on home users computers,
> install a product called CrossOver and still let them run Office XP
> Professional and Quicken - I'm going to do a test install this weekend
> and see how it goes.
>
>
> --
> --
> spamfree999@rrohio.com
> (Remove 999 to reply to me)

'click happy'

I know what you mean. LOL

This past weekend I was at my dad's fixing his PowerMAC running 9.1.
The weekend before I was over my mom's fixing her Windows 98. The
weekend before that I was at my sister's fixing her Windows 98 system.
I keep telling myself I'm going to disappear for a week and tell
everyone that I've gone on a European trip again.

And having a MSDN subscription is the best, isn't it? I have MSDN
(Operating Systems), one to TechNet and an Action pack and I think
they're the best money spent. Allows you to get your hands on
everything.

BOL in your testing this weekend.
--
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Visit http://www.commodon.com to learn about the "Threats to Your
Security on the Internet".
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
July 19, 2004 1:48:53 AM

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In article <yXyKc.3148$f4.276@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net>,
dkelloway@commodon.com says...
> > Snipped from Leythos
> > It appears that I can use SUSE 9.1 Personal on home users computers,
> > install a product called CrossOver and still let them run Office XP
> > Professional and Quicken - I'm going to do a test install this weekend
> > and see how it goes.

I installed SUSE 9.1 Personal on my laptop to test it, a P3/600 with NT
4.0 and DVD/CD, PCMCIA NIC, Video, etc... I was amazed, it installed
NEXT to NT 4 without even a glitch, video, NIC, DVD, etc.. All works. I
even got my IMAP connection to the Exchange server working. Now, I can't
get it to map to Server 2000 or 2003 shares yet, but it seems to work
just fine. The laptop has 3 hard drives (removable), one is NT 4, one is
Windows 2000 Server, one is Windows XP, all for testing...


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July 19, 2004 1:21:27 PM

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and fingered Hobeika as the chief instigator.

The Kahan Commission never called on Hobeika to offer testimony in his
defense. However, in response to charges brought against Sharon before a
special war crimes court in Belgium, Hobeika was urged to testify against
Sharon, according to well-informed Lebanese sources. Hobeika was prepared to
offer a different version of events than what was contained in the Kahan
report. A 1993 Belgian law permitting human rights prosecutions was unusual
in that non-Belgians could be tried for violations against other
non-Belgians in a Belgian court. Under pressure from the Bush
administration, the law was severely amended and the extra territoriality
provisions were curtailed.

Hobeika headed the Lebanese forces intelligence agency since the mid- 1970s
and he soon developed close ties to the CIA. He was a frequent visitor to
the CIA's headquarters at Langley, Virginia. After the Syrian invasion of
Lebanon in 1990, Hobeika held a number of cabinet positions in the Lebanese
government, a proxy for the Syrian occupation authorities. He also served in
the parliament. In July 2001, Hobeika called a press conference and
announced he was prepared to testify against Sharon in Belgium and revealed
that he had evidence of what actually occurred in Sabra and Shatilla.
Hobeika also indicated that Israel had flown members of the South Lebanon
Army (SLA) into Beirut International Airport in an Israeli Air Force C130
transport plane. In full view of dozens of witnesses, including members of
the Lebanese army and others, SLA troops under the command of Major Saad
Haddad were slipped into the camps to commit the massacres. The SLA troops
were under the direct command of Ariel Sharon and an Israeli Mossad agent
provocateur named Rafi Eitan. Hobeika offered evidence that a former U.S.
ambassador to Lebanon was aware of the Israeli plot. In addition, the IDF
had placed a camera in a strategic position to film the Sabra and Shatilla
massacres. Hobeika was going to ask that the footage be released as part of
the investigation of Sharon.

After announcing he was willing to testify against Sharon, Hobeika became
fearful for his safety and began moves to leave Lebanon. Hobeika was not
aware that his threats to testify against Sharon had triggered a series of
fateful events that reached well into the White House and Sharon's office.

On January 24, 2002, Hobeika's car was blown up by a remote controlled bomb
placed in a parked Mercedes along a street in the Hazmieh section of Beirut.
The bomb exploded when Hobeika and his three associates, Fares Souweidan,
Mitri Ajram, and Waleed Zein, were driving their Range Rover past the
TNT-laden Mercedes at 9:40 am Beirut time. The Range Rover's four passengers
were killed in the explosion. In case Hobeika's car had taken another route
through the neighborhood, two additional parked cars, located at two other
choke points, were also rigged with TNT. The powerful bomb wounded a number
of other people on the street. Other parked cars were destroyed and
buildings and homes were damaged. The Lebanese president, prime minister,
and interior minister all claimed that Israeli agents were behind the
attack.

It is noteworthy that the State Department's list of global terrorist
incidents for 2002 worldwide failed to list the car bombing attack on
Hobeika and his party. The White House wanted to ensure the attack was
censored from the report. The reason was simple: the attack ultimately had
Washington's fingerprints on it.

High level European intelligence sources now report that Karl Rove
personally coordinated Hobeika's assassination. The hit on Hobeika employed
Syrian intelligence agents. Syrian President Bashar Assad was trying to
curry favor with the Bush administration in the aftermath of 9-11 and was
more than willing to help the White House. In addition, Assad's father,
Hafez Assad, had been an ally of Bush's father during Desert Storm, a period
that saw Washington give a "wink and a nod" to Syria's occupation of
Lebanon. Rove wanted to help Sharon avoid any political embarrassment from
an in absentia trial in Brussels where Hobeika would be a star witness. Rove
and Sharon agreed on the plan to use Syrian Military Intelligence agents to
assassinate Hobeika. Rove saw Sharon as an indispensable ally of Bush in
ensuring the loyalty of the Christian evangelical and Jewish voting blocs in
the United States. Sharon saw the plan to have the United States coordinate
the hit as a way to mask all connections to Jerusalem.

The Syrian hit team was ordered by Assef Shawkat, the number two man in
Syrian military intelligence and a good friend and brother in law of Syrian
President Bashar Assad. Assad's intelligence services had already cooperated
with U.S. intelligence in resorting to unconventional methods to extract
information from al Qaeda detainees deported to Syria from the United States
and other countries in the wake of 9-11. The order to take out Hobeika was
transmitted by Shawkat to Roustom Ghazali, the head of Syrian military
intelligence in Beirut. Ghazali arranged for the three remote controlled
cars to be parked along Hobeika's route in Hazmieh; only few hundred yards
from the Barracks of Syrian Special Forces which are stationed in the area
near the Presidential palace , the ministry of Defense and various
Government and officers quarters . This particular area is covered 24/7 by a
very sophisticated USA multi-agency surveillance system to monitor Syrian
and Lebanese security activities and is a " Choice " area to live in for its
perceived high security .

The plan to kill Hobeika had all the necessary caveats and built-in denial
mechanisms. If the Syrians were discovered beforehand or afterwards, Karl
Rove and his associates in the Pentagon's Office of Special Plans would be
ensured plausible deniability.

Hobeika's CIA intermediary in Beirut, a man only referred to as "Jason" by
Hobeika, was a frequent companion of the Lebanese politician during official
and off-duty hours. During Hobeika's election campaigns for his
parliamentary seat, Jason was often in Hobeika's office offering support and
advice. After Hobeika's assassination, Jason became despondent over the
death of his colleague. Eventually, Jason disappeared abruptly from Lebanon
and reportedly later emerged in Pakistan.

Karl Rove's involvement in the assassination of Hobeika may not have been
the last "hit" he ordered to help out Sharon. In March 2002, a few months
after Hobeika's assassination, another Lebanese Christian with knowledge of
Sharon's involvement in the Sabra and Shatilla massacres was gunned down
along with his wife in Sao Paulo, Brazil. A bullet fired at Michael Nassar's
car flattened one of his tires. Nassar pulled into a gasoline station for
repairs. A professional assassin, firing a gun with a silencer, shot Nassar
and his wife in the head, killing them both instantly. The assailant fled
and was never captured. Nassar was also involved with the Phalange militia
at Sabra and Shatilla. Nassar was also reportedly willing to testify against
Sharon in Belgium and, as a nephew of SLA Commander General Antoine Lahd,
may have had important evidence to bolster Hobeika's charge that Sharon
ordered SLA forces into the camps to wipe out the Palestinians.

Based on what European intelligence claims is concrete intelligence on
Rove's involvement in the assassination of Hobeika, the Bush administration
can now add political assassination to its laundry list of other misdeeds,
from lying about the reasons to go to war to the torture tactics in
violation of the Geneva Conventions that have been employed by the Pentagon
and "third country" nationals at prisons in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay.

Wayne Madsen is a Washington, DC-based investigative journalist and
columnist. He served in the National Security Agency (NSA) during the Reagan
administration and wrote the introduction to Forbidden Truth. He is the
co-author, with John Stanton, of "America's Nightmare: The Presidency of
George Bush II." His forthcoming book is titled: "Jaded Tasks: Big Oil,
Black Ops, and Brass Plates." Madsen can be reached at:
WMadsen777@aol.com

This is some of the evidence for you and for the World ....


~~~encrypted/logs/access ~~~

Not to mention hundreds of private companies and governments. Anyway...
Lines 10-36
of my logfiles show a lot of interest in this article:

# grep sid=1052 /encrypted/logs/access_log|awk '{print $1,$7}'|sed -n
'10,36p'

spb-213-33-248-190.sovintel.ru /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1052
ext1.shape.nato.int /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1052
server1.namsa.nato.int /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1052
ns1.saclantc.nato.int /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1052
bxlproxyb.europarl.eu.int /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1052
wdcsun18.usdoj.gov /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1052
wdcsun21.usdoj.gov /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1052
tcs-gateway11.treas.gov /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1052
tcs-gateway13.treas.gov /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1052
relay1.ucia.gov /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1052
relay2.cia.gov /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1052
relay2.ucia.gov /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1052
n021.dhs.gov /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1052
legion.dera.gov.uk /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1052
gateway-fincen.uscg.mil /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1052
crawler2.googlebot.com /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1052
crawler1.googlebot.com /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1052
gateway101.gsi.gov.uk /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1052
gate11-quantico.nmci.usmc.mil /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1052
gate13-quantico.nmci.usmc.mil /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1052
fw1-a.osis.gov /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1052
crawler13.googlebot.com /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1052
fw1-b.osis.gov /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1052
bouncer.nics.gov.uk /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1052
beluha.ssu.gov.ua /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1052
zukprxpro02.zreo.compaq.com
/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1052....


To be continued ....

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Anonymous
a b 8 Security
July 20, 2004 8:35:17 PM

Archived from groups: comp.security.firewalls (More info?)

On Sun, 18 Jul 2004 at 21:48 GMT, Leythos <void@nowhere.com> spewed
into the usenet group comp.security.firewalls:
> In article <yXyKc.3148$f4.276@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net>,
> dkelloway@commodon.com says...
>> > Snipped from Leythos
>> > It appears that I can use SUSE 9.1 Personal on home users computers,
>> > install a product called CrossOver and still let them run Office XP
>> > Professional and Quicken - I'm going to do a test install this weekend
>> > and see how it goes.
>
> I installed SUSE 9.1 Personal on my laptop to test it, a P3/600 with NT
> 4.0 and DVD/CD, PCMCIA NIC, Video, etc... I was amazed, it installed
> NEXT to NT 4 without even a glitch, video, NIC, DVD, etc.. All works. I
> even got my IMAP connection to the Exchange server working. Now, I can't

Nice. If you have Ximian Evolution and the now free Ximian connector, you
can even use Exchange for the calendaring part.

> get it to map to Server 2000 or 2003 shares yet, but it seems to work
> just fine. The laptop has 3 hard drives (removable), one is NT 4, one is
> Windows 2000 Server, one is Windows XP, all for testing...

Hunt down a good Samba HOWTO. Actually, since you are planning to use this
as a client, you should be able to type smb://<server>/share into the
Konqueror address bar and have things work.

BTW, OpenOffice works fine, is cross platform and can work with MS Office
files (most of the time anyway). I have had no issues sharing files and
editing them with people using different Microsoft Office versions.

And to leave this post on topic, you could setup a packet filter on the box
as well, for fun and for understanding how it works.

Devdas Bhagat
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
July 25, 2004 6:19:11 AM

Archived from groups: alt.computer.security,alt.privacy.spyware,comp.security.firewalls (More info?)

On Sat, 17 Jul 2004 20:51:26 GMT, in <alt.privacy.spyware>, "Del Reedy"
<delreedy@earthlink.net> wrote:
>
> Hi
>
> I'm having a problem with IE6.
>
> When I attempt to connect to any website with IE6, at the bottom
> it says "attempting to connect to 127.0.0.1", then I get the error:
> "The page cannot be displayed"
>
> After doing some google research I think this is possibly the result of
> of a partially uninstalled pop-up blocking program (which I wouldn't
> know the name of).
>
[snip]

*IF* that's really the case, then it's an easy fix and nothing to worry about
really. But I'm a bit concerned by the fact that you apparently don't even
know what software you'e been installing and uninstalling on that system, even
relatively recently, since this problem would have cropped up more-or-less
immediately upon the bad uninstallation.

Follow the instructions you'll find here:

<http://www.cas.org/Support/blast/win/ieproxy.html&gt;

to bring up MSIE's "Local Area Network Settings".

Note the checkbox marked as (2) in the first illustration under "Step C". If
you are *not* using a local proxy server (such as The Proxomitron, for
example), you want to make sure that box is UNchecked. If you *are* using
Proxo (or similar), then it should be checked; but Item (6) in the next
illustration MUST point to Proxo, not the now-missing Mystery PopUp Blocker.

That *should* get you back to web-browsing.

HOWEVER...

If you value the health and safety of your system, you *will* remove MSIE
entirely, and install a *decent* browser, such as K-Meleon, Mozilla Firefox,
or (some versions of) Opera. Here are some handy tools to make that task
relatively painless:

<http://www.litepc.com/ieradicator.html&gt;
<http://www.litepc.com/98lite.html&gt;
<http://www.litepc.com/xplite.html&gt;

Pick whichever is appropriate to your system/needs, and go for it.

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Jay T. Blocksom
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