Unfortunately, still got hacked again
Don't blame Zonealarm. These guys are good at what they do. Somehow they took over Zonealarm and made it look like it was working when it wasn't. It even looked like I was receiving updates everyday. Felt something was wrong so I checked the logs and discovered about a 1000 files not being scanned. It read scan failed after each file.
Another warning sign was when I clicked the more info button on blocked access attempts. It didn't work because it went to a link with a bunch of A's after it. I discovered the truth when I terminated Windows explorer, and went into safe mode. Clicked properties, security, and saw that
Remote Access users
full control permissions
Don't know how they got in. I restarted out of safe mode, and Zone Alarm then said it was out of date for a long time.They probably installed a rootkit somehow. Had all the windows updates and updated ZA everyday. Wish someone could create a way to stop these guys.
Operating System:Windows XP Pro
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite
Re: Unfortunately, still got hacked again
Hi!How do you connect to the Internet? Do you have a router or direct connection?Well, in any case, you need to format you HD and start from zero.Install XP and update it with all patches (with XP firewall ON). Install ZASS 7, much stronger against trojan and worms as compared to 6.5. Than you can install some unconventional security tool, to make life difficult to intruders. For example, Prevx. See here: www.prevx.com(It is free up to first malware detection).Good luck.Fax
Message Edited by fax on 02-09-2007 07:48 AM