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    Esss, to your entire post i say

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    Linux is not looking too bad after all. At least people can afford to use it. I have a few books on RedHat 7.0. Should I install this OS? Is RH 7.0 any good? Anyone use it?
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    > www.freeBSD.org

    An operating system used by sufficiently few people that it isn't worth someone's effort to attempt to find a security hole.

    > I had all the latest updates and all the latest service packs and I still got Nimda.

    Have you worked out by which vector, then?

    It's one of:
    * MS00-078, a patch for which is included in Win2k SP2.
    * MS01-020, which only affects IE 5.0 and 5.01 pre-SP2.
    * IIS attacks, caused by you having previously contracted Code Red II.
    * Opening an attachment sent to you masquerading as an audio file.
    * Opening an already-infected .eml or .nws file.
    * Someone else's infected machine having mapped a drive to a share on yours.

    You still haven't told me how many problems MPSA told you about.
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    I downloaded and ran the cure from www.centralcommand.com

    I don't know how to use this operating system. All I know about computers is C and some C++. Operating systems unfortunately is about 6 months away.

    Also, I have a pirated version of Win2k and I don't have the admin privilages because I think I only have a user account. I log in as dean, not as administrator. So this truely limits me. It also makes it impossible for me to eradicate the virus, since as the virus cure executes it is not allowed to delete certain files because I'm not logged in as the administrator. Therefore I conclude that my operating system is toast.

    I think I'm going to have to install a new operating system although I hesitate to get WinXP. That would seem the logical operating system to buy because I'm going to have to pay full price. My fear is that WinXP will not accept all my hardware. Sure my 1.4 Ghz processor and 327 MB Ram is fine, so is my 20 GB 7200 RPM HD, but I don't think my 5X DVD will work with WinXP. I'm deathly afraid to purchase WinXP on Oct 25 because I think the safest bet would be to get it on an OEM setup. That way you know everything works. Maybe I'll have to turn this powerful computer into a Linux experiment. I only payed $550 USD for it, but that is still a waste. Too bad MS operating systems are soo expensive. I would have purchased Win2k if it wasn't $250 USD.
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    > Operating systems unfortunately is about 6 months away.

    A little initiative works wonders, I've found.

    You need a course to use Win2k, and you're considering Linux?

    > Also, I have a pirated version of Win2k and I don't have the admin privilages because I think I only have a user account

    Presumably you installed it, though, in which case you should know the Administrator password. You have installed SP2, which needs to be done under an administrative account, in any event, so what's the problem?

    > because I'm going to have to pay full price.

    You are a student. You do not need to pay full price. You can pay significantly less by getting the academic version, which is exactly the same product for a lower price. What is the problem with that?

    > My fear is that WinXP will not accept all my hardware.

    I think you'll find that any hardware that operates in your machine will work in XP. From Microsoft's perspective, it has to - they want this to replace the 9x codebase, so they need a similar level of hardware support.
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    Actually, no, I didn't install Win2k pro. Some con man did that for me.

    I can't get this acedemic version that you are talking about. I have to pay the same price as the world. It's around $250 USD, I looked this up. This is for the full version of Win2k Pro.

    How can I tell if I have admin priviliges? I messed with Nimda.dll on my C drive. I accidently changed some of the permissions and now it says that I don't have the permission to change them back. This leads me to believe that I'm not the administrator. When I got the OS I loged in as dean, not as administrator or anything like that. As I run the virus scanner it says that there are files that it can not open.

    I don't think it's effort so much as needing the time to learn a professional operating system. I've been spending this term studying everything but my OS. I have some books on Linux 7.0. Yes I know that would be hell, but I dont' want to pay $250 USD. I can get Linux 7.1 for like $10 USD.

    I don't trust WinXP because it sounds as though if you try to install it more than one you are shut down. I will never buy anything that does that to people. That is sick.

    At this moment I'm not sure if my OS is attacking the internet. Maybe it's okay but some of those files are still on my HD. There are about 33 right now. It used to be as high as 98 but after I ran the cure it got rid of many of them. I wonder if it is okay to try to delete some of these files.
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    wanna know if your an admin huh?

    well do the following.

    go to the contol panel -> administrative tools(assuming its there your should be the admin) -> computer management -> Local users an Groups -> Users -> right click on 'Dean' select Propetrties from the context menu -> click the 'member of' tab and see whats there

    if its not administrators then your something else with limited permissions...

    and try logging in as the administrator just don't enter a password... thats the default.... assuming the con artist didn't change it...

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    Okay now that I'm logged in as the administrator, why don't I have permission to view current permission setting of the Admin.dll file? How do I override the permission? How do I set it so that I can delete it?

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    I might have accidentally made it so that no one has access. Can this be fixed!

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    Yes, I think that's what I did. Can't the administrator somehow override this??

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    An operating system used by sufficiently few people that it isn't worth someone's effort to attempt to find a security hole.
    That's funny considering Microsoft has used this operating system. Ok you can try

    to deny it but a few major companies such as yahoo run it.

    http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/stories/ne...775033,00.html

    Freebsd looks like it had a telnetd security hole but no one secure would install that anyways.



    hmm, Dean's got one of those worms sort of like

    KaK where just previewing them sends them. This is an outlook express feature which
    can be turned off. No one should read email as root/admin, you should be able to set up your machine so that email goes to a user account I think. Some one could still try to send a trojan horse so I guess you should backup important user account data. I use the text based pine as a email client, not even on my machine, so no getting virus/worms. Best thing to do is find a email client which isn't targeted by haxors like Outlook is.

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    >Okay now that I'm logged in as the administrator, why don't I have permission to view current permission setting of the Admin.dll file? How do I override the permission? How do I set it so that I can delete it?<

    first make sure this is something that you want to delete that won't fry you system if its gone

    well here we go

    right click on the file go to properties -> click the security tab -> click on the add button ->
    under 'Enter the objects names to select' type administrator/dean whoever your logged in as ->
    click ok -> in the security tab in properties under the 'Permissions for *' click on the full control check box under allow,
    and click Apply.

    thats should allow you to do whatever you want.

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    woops forgot to log in...

    oh and BTW: don't ever use outlook more viruses spread through that than anything ive heard of yet...

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    It almost worked, but after I chose full control and pressed apply, is said:

    unable to save permission changes to Admin.dll
    Access is denied
    Why would it do that?
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    When I right click the file and press the security tab it says:
    You do not have permission to view the current permission setting for Admin.dll, but you can make permission changes.
    There must be a way to make pemission changes! But something must have been missed. Some step.
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