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Anonymous
December 28, 2004 7:51:02 PM

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Have XP Pro along with Norton firewall/antivirus (2002 version which Symantec
no longer supports) and Spybot/Ad-Aware.

Awhile back, I was attacked by what appeared as something trying to 'break'
Norton which went 'nuts' with virus alerts and later became 'ratty' ... e.g.
XP startup hangs for 5 mins/MS reports NIS has to close down/system
file:cisvc.exe races 70% of CPU until I end the process.

Subsequently, not long after I access the Internet each day, NIS
alerts/blocks an incoming Back Orifice 2000 hack attack ... sometimes more
than once per day.

NAV/Spybot/Ad-Aware detect nothing.

I suspect I have been hacked (BO2) and on connecting to the internet my pc
alerts the hacker ...

NIS only blocks hack attacks for 30mins and most hackers know this ... short
of formatting/reinstalling I don't what to do ... any help appreciated.

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Anonymous
December 28, 2004 10:36:59 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

Download Ad-Aware SE Personal Edition and scan your PC for the presence of spyware:
http://www.download.com/3000-2144-10045910.html?part=69...

Symantec Security Check
http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/default.asp?langid=i...

Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=827315

Dealing with Unwanted Spyware and Parasites
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm

3 Simple Steps to Insure the Security of Your PC
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...

Suggestion:

Norton Internet Security 2005
http://www.symantec.com/sabu/nis/nis_pe/

-- Includes Norton AntiVirus 2005
-- Includes Norton Personal Firewall
-- Includes prevention of annoying web pop-ups
-- Includes Parental Controls
-- All in one, easy-to-install package

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User

Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...

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"Rob Smith" wrote:

| Have XP Pro along with Norton firewall/antivirus (2002 version which Symantec
| no longer supports) and Spybot/Ad-Aware.
|
| Awhile back, I was attacked by what appeared as something trying to 'break'
| Norton which went 'nuts' with virus alerts and later became 'ratty' ... e.g.
| XP startup hangs for 5 mins/MS reports NIS has to close down/system
| file:cisvc.exe races 70% of CPU until I end the process.
|
| Subsequently, not long after I access the Internet each day, NIS
| alerts/blocks an incoming Back Orifice 2000 hack attack ... sometimes more
| than once per day.
|
| NAV/Spybot/Ad-Aware detect nothing.
|
| I suspect I have been hacked (BO2) and on connecting to the internet my pc
| alerts the hacker ...
|
| NIS only blocks hack attacks for 30mins and most hackers know this ... short
| of formatting/reinstalling I don't what to do ... any help appreciated.
!