No unfortunately the first post is just for XP, it would be different for Vista and involve changing more options in the 'search' step. At the time I wrote it I didn't have Vista or access to Vista, although I do now... You probably know more than me I've only just looked at it but it looks like in vista you have to go 'advanced search' then enter in the AppData path in location for your username, click 'include non-indexed' and then search for mpsnare...
Originally Posted by shoggy33
What I've tended to do, is rather than just block the folders that iesnare installs its flash cookies too. Ive usually just blocked the entire flash folder that keeps the flash cookies. U can do this as soon as you install flash.
The folder for me on windows xp is C:\documents and settings\myname\application data\macromedia\flash player
I normally just block all access to the flash player folder here, which is where I believe the isenare cookies etc turn up. By removing all write permissions ive never since had a problem with it getting onto my system.
One thing i do want to know is about the hosts file. I have no problem changing it, but quite frequently (and usually after my system has decided to do an update) the hosts file gets reset to its original version. And then I have to go and update it again.
Is there anyway to stop this happening. I'm tempted to remove all write accesses to the hosts file too, but not sure how sensible this is.
You could do that and it's not a bad idea at all really - if for no other reason than it would stop any malware from adding it's own entries there!
Originally Posted by moneyjon
There are very few occasions (can't actually think of any at all right now) that any software would have the need to add an entry to the hosts file - the hosts file is only ever used when you want to physically override the public DNS entry for a domain entry and there's no need for any well written software to ever do that (poignant in that case if it's getting overwritten by Windows when it updates... although I wouldn't imagine that would be the case to be honest).
It looks like my computer has been snooped on
I've found 2 iesnare folders in Vista, but i'm unsure how to get the equivalent of this part done:
When i open windows explorer there is no tools tab that i can see?
How to disable iesnare
Step 1 - enable access to the file/folder security properties so you can change the permissions on the folders:
Note: you must have administrative privileges on the machine. The following steps are for Windows XP Service Pack 2/3.
1. Open Windows Explorer.
2. Go 'Tools > Folder Options'.
3. Select the 'View' tab.
4. In 'Advanced Settings', scroll down to the bottom and make sure 'Use simple file sharing' is NOT ticked.
5. Click 'OK'.
In Vista before you do that step you need to goto 'Organize' > Layout and tick the 'Menu Bar' option to display the menu bar. I don't know for sure but I think the equivalent to 1.4 in the quoted bit on Vista is to untick 'Use sharing wizard (recommended)' - but you might not even need to do Step 1 at all, it depends if you can see the security tab when you right click on the mpsnare folder(s) - if you can't see it then perhaps try the above.
need to add 'I4poker' to the list
How exactly did you get warned about it GS? I read on the other thread you said it asked you to allow iesnare - what exactly do you mean? Just curious! I'll add it now though...
I read your post there also
Originally Posted by GlobalSquare
so you can't do I4poker if you don't allow iesnare ?
Cheers, Makybe !
Everything ends badly, otherwise it wouldn't end.
Yes that's what I wondered, what exactly was warning him to allow iesnare... it sounds like either IE's warning system or the noscript addon for firefox that's giving the warning? Quite intrigued now