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Adam Drozd

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  1. So I guess I will stick to that one as well. Do you know and/or could recommend any legitmate and safe browser add-on with said feature. I would prefer to rely on experts knowledge rather than some forum guys Thanks for your responds!
  2. Thank you very much for your answer! It answered pretty much all my questions. So basically, as long as I don't click any unknown links, download suspicious files or someone with bad intentions find a day zero exploit I should be fine. I have very last question. I've done some research how to disable links in a browser to avoid misclicks or annoying adnotations on Youtube and what I found were temporary solutions or browser add ons. Is there any other way to disable them? I mean system configuration or something with browser settings ( google chrome solution would fit me best). Best regards!
  3. Thanks for quick respond! So technically it is possible to contain malicious code in a picture which , when opened in said envoirment, executes ( the code) and can infect your machine without utilizing exploit in the said page? Then, if we just surf potential malicious user profil ( with malicious photos) and we do not open any, is there still possibility of being infected? As you said, the time gap before detecting such user must be relatively small, because I'have never been infected that way ( or atleast i don't know about it). Trying to dodge suspicious profiles looks like a good solution to me, but sometimes someone confiremd may be hacked and his/her profile used to spread nasty malwares. This solution is surely best for security but many times unknown users post good and worth reading content, which we would miss so here emsisoft solutions come in a handy. You got extremely bigger experience in this topic, have you ever heard or meet a situation where someone was infected by watching YouTube videos? Let's do not consider infections by malicious advertisements but the YouTube player itself. Can malicious picture ( which is provided by google graphics page) infect your machine, even if you don't open it ( in google envoirment, without entering hte hosting site ofcourse) by just typeing key word and letting the google graphic page load its content ( with malicious pictures) And finally, can we use programs like sandboxie to provide additional protection without any compability issues with emsisoft products and/or any negative effects on program performance(emsisoft). Is it any good way of providing us additional protection? I do trust emsisoft solutions but sandboxie looks to me like nice piece of additional protection, which is always nice to have. It may make our pc a bit slower but if we use sandboxie only to surf internet this disadvantage isnt that important as browsers do not use much system reasources. Sorry for asking the same question over and over again... but i would like to clarify this one thing finally ( mainly i mean if we can be infected by just surfing the profle or do we have to open such malicious picture and secondly if it is possible to contain malicious code in a twitter/facebook/ youtube video/picture without using any unknown exploit and the only measure of safety is our AV and site's team quick respond) Thanks for all you time you spend sharing your experience with us, because best protection is knowledga and simple common sense. Thanks again really! You do an amazing job here, keep it up!
  4. Ahh. You're right. I gave it a second thought and my posts are quite pointless. My bad. It's probably impossible to answer this question, because hackers would use an exploit in the page code ( twitter,facebook, etc) that could allow the picture, video execute and infect the machine. I guess devs won't tell us if it is possible or not, because if they had found an exploit in the page they would have probably informed proper company and it would have been fixed by now. If I am wrong I would be really grateful for reply. If the exploit is known only to hacker/hackers we won't know about it and so we are unable to answer again. I guess that well know and popular sites ( facebook, twitter) do their best to find and fix exploits, but there is always possibility that someone finds a way through their security. Anyway it feels to me as quite unlikely event and very rare. Ty for responds and i hope emsisoft team could share their view at this topic.
  5. Thanks for reply! I would be really gratefull if it's as you say. I've read that it ispossible to contain malicious file in a picture but i wonder if it would execute when opened in twitter\facebook envoirment. Or do we have to download picture and it executes only then? Personally I've only encountered malicious picture in google graphics. Said picture transfered me to unknown site which tried to download suspicious files. I still wonder if it's possible that malicious picture could execute in twitter, facebook envoirment. I've heard that taking screenshoots is 100% safe method of 'downlaoding' any picture ( i know it may have impact on its quality), could you guys confirm it? If i am transfered to a unknown page I can suspect infection, but i wonder ( as previosuly said) if I'm looking for something in google graphics, and opened a picture ( not going to the page that hosts one and it does not transfer me to any page) it can infect me without any clues. Thanks for responds!
  6. Hi! I've started this topic to ensure if surfing those sites is secure ( as long as i don't click any links that take me to unknown websites). Let's start with youtube. Everyone can upload videos, so there are surely hackers that do so. Is it possible to add malicious code to the said video, which executes and infects your machine when starting to watch it in YouTube envoirment? Twitter and Facebook. We exclude infection from entering unknown sites by links, downloading unknown files. Is it possible to be infected there by opening photos, videos and gifs? The last one is google graphic. Can we be infected if we don't open any pictures ( just scroll down the page with google graphics, not clicking anything) and/or if we open a picture but it doesnt transfer us to unknown website. Can the malware infect our machine without our knowledge? ( I mean not transering us to website nor giving any clues like file to download, error message or anything like that) The final question is ( if those threats are real) do Emsisoft Internet security provies us with protection from those threats? Personally, I have never been infected that way ( or atleast i don't know about it). I run a scan everyday with 4 different scanners so its quite unlikely that none of them detected a threat, I guess. ( Emsisoft, Hitman Pro, Malwarebytes, MSE) Looking forward for replies and thanks to you all in advance!
  7. Thanks for all responds. That's actually the most likely possibility that it was false positive. Thanks again and i guess this topic is already locked :-)
  8. Acutally i have already done so. Tried updating again and nothing occured this time. But i'm quite curious what was the reason of that occurance. If it was false-positive i think it would be detected once again but it wasn't... And still you say you don't have the said extenction which was:cevakrnl.rv0.diff It's quite strange acutally. Still i don't think it could have been done by any kind of malicious software ( my pc was scanned by hitman, eek, malwarebtes , mse just before and only website i visited since was YT but after that visit i scanned my pc with hitman) So i have no idea. So by allowing the file to run does it mean to restorie it if it had been deleted automatically?
  9. Oh sorry.. Acutally it is 11. What i looked at was file version... So what about restoring it, any logs?
  10. Fine. I will try updating the software once more time, and if it will be deleted, i will turon off microsoft security essentials and provide you with the said file. Thanks for your assistance. And what about allwoing it to run, will it resotre it? . Acutally it is Emsisoft version @Update. I have tried updating software one more time and nothing went wrong this time. No idea why it was wrong before. So what about restroing this file for further tests?
  11. Well the file itself was deleted by the MSE. I can only allow the software to run but i have no idea if it will do and restore the file. Let me know if it can be restored that way and not cause any further harm. I guess that you can rearrange the occureance simply by updating the software and looking for file cevakrnl.rv0.diff in the signatures folder. Well it shouldn't be hijacked by any kind of software beacuse my pc was clean in 99% percent before ( scanned with hitman pro ( early warning, default) MSE, EEK, Malwarebytes, furthermore any unknown pages weren't visited for atleast one month...) The only thing that comes to my mind is that someone could have brought into my router but it's still very unlikely. So if you could do such a try it would be very appreciated but if not just let me know if allowing this file will restore it ... Futhermore i can provide you with screenshoots, logs whatever you like. TY for response
  12. I am using EEK version 10. Today at 15:11 ( polish timezone) I started signatures update. Everything was fine until my antivirus( microsoft security essentials) automatically deleted virus( real time protection). It appeared werid beacuse I have scanned my PC with hitman pro, MSE and malwarebytes today before and no softwares were run since. Malwarebytes is free version ( no real time protection) and MSE has real time protection. Hitman pro is quite obvious ( both normal scan and early warning scoring were run). My MSE detected virus which location was: file:C:\Users\Adam\AppData\Local\Temp\EEK\a2temp\_up_\bin32\Signatures\BD\cevakrnl.rv0.diff More info: Virus :DOS/Antiexe Kod błędu: 0x80508023. Program nie znalazł na komputerze złośliwego oprogramowania ani innego potencjalnie niechcianego oprogramowania. I'm polish so quick translation: Error Code:0x80508023 Software didn't find any threats nor pups. It was found on windows 7 x64 home premium. Firewall was on. System was clean. As i previously said scanned with hitman pro, MSE and malwarebytes( all were ran separetaly so they shouldn't interrupt each other) I usually turn off MSE while scanning with EEK, Malwarebytes and Hitman pro not to interupt the scan but today, while updating eek, i forgot to do so, so it may be a cause of such weird occurance but i just want to ensure that my pc is clean. After this event i ran all my softwares( separately!) and nothing was detected, but do you have any other way to ensure that my system is clean? Thanks for replies!
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