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The most common? Probably HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run -- it's how programs arrange to be run at startup. Of course, a lot of perfectly harmless programs also use it, so watching it won't gain you much. The problem with simply watching registry keys for modification is that normal programs also change many of them. You can't, for ...
I think you can safely live normally ;) The user in this forum propably just took a guess on your UserAgent. This is neither considered hacking nor does it do any damage on your pc. There is even a Website telling you what OS you use, only by visiting it. There are also more informations about how this is working.
The page lists the affected systems and your windows 7 32bit is not included: Affected Avaya DefinityOne Media Servers Avaya IP600 Media Servers Avaya S3400 Message Application Server Avaya S8100 Media Servers Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4 Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4 Microsoft Windows 2000 ...
I wouldn't be overly concerned. There are plenty of ways he could possibly have found your operating system, a lot of them not considered malicious and are done directly through the browser without any form of exploit. For example this information could come from your user agent: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_agent Through the user agent they could ...
You can hide from Telnet by changing the welcome banner of each service you're worried about (some of these will be easy to change, others will be hard). You can make Nmap's OS detection less reliable by configuring your firewall to drop all packets to closed ports: Nmap works best if it can find both an open port and a closed port to probe.
If the owner (user) of the process of the software has the ability to do so, then the software also can delete/replace/modify DLLs.
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