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#1 Guest_Joey1_*

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 10:42 AM

Hi, I'm one of the newer members. I'm asking u on how to further secure my computer. I have Symantec Antivirus, Spyware S&D, and CWShredder. I was asking to see if you have any suggestions to help secure my computer. Thanks!

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 10:46 AM

SpywareBlaster protects against bad ActiveX.
http://www.javacools...areblaster.html

IE-SPYAD puts over 5000 sites in your restricted zone so you'll be protected when you visit innocent-looking sites that aren't actually innocent at all.
https://netfiles.uiu...ww/resource.htm

Both are very small free programs that you run once, and then just occasionally to check for updates.

Also see So how did I get infected in the first place?
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Posted 22 July 2004 - 10:50 AM

I've tried spyware blaster, and it works just fine. I'll try IE-SPYAD. Thanks! And please post more suggestions(u might notice that I don't have a firewall)

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 10:59 AM

Oh yeah, forgot to say that.

See my signature for 2 good firewalls (Kerio and Sygate)

You'll need it! :deal:
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Posted 22 July 2004 - 11:04 AM

For the Kerio firewall, many of us prefer 2.15 to the later ones.
http://www.kerio.com...kpf2-en-win.exe
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#6 H@ns

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 11:07 AM

Oh I will edit my sig if it's really better. I've only heard about it, and haven't use it myself. >> Done :deal:

Edited by H@ns, 22 July 2004 - 11:09 AM.

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 12:28 PM

Oh I will edit my sig if it's really better. I've only heard about it, and haven't use it myself. >> Done :deal:

Speaking of editing your sig, the windows update link in your sig is broken.

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 01:53 PM

Many thanks! There's something wrong in the UBBCode i see.

Thanks again! << Edited :deal:

Edited by H@ns, 22 July 2004 - 01:54 PM.

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Posted 23 July 2004 - 06:53 AM

Ok, now i have Sygate firewall, Symantec antivirus, CWShredder, HJT, and Spybot S&D. What other security programs do you recommend?

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Posted 23 July 2004 - 08:48 AM

SpywareBlaster protects against bad ActiveX.
http://www.javacools...areblaster.html
IE-SPYAD puts over 5000 sites in your restricted zone so you'll be protected when you visit innocent-looking sites that aren't actually innocent at all.
https://netfiles.uiu...ww/resource.htm
Both are very small free programs that you run once, and then just occasionally to check for updates.

Also see
So how did I get infected in the first place?

And the best popup stopper I've used is the Google toolbar 2. http://toolbar.google.com/
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Posted 23 July 2004 - 08:51 AM

I already have both, and I am using Firefox at the moment, so no popups. I have yahoo toolbar with popup blocking, and it works pretty well unless there are multiple popups on a single page.

Do u recommend using another AV?

Edited by anti-spyware freak, 23 July 2004 - 10:03 AM.


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Posted 23 July 2004 - 12:06 PM

hello? :unsure:

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Posted 23 July 2004 - 12:21 PM

You already have an AV, though not the one I would choose.

Supplement it with occasional online scans from either
http://www.pandasoft...n_principal.htm
or http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ or both.
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Posted 23 July 2004 - 02:05 PM

I use Kerio 4 as a firewall. I never found a reason as to why 2.15 would be better. 4 does the job just as good. Most people think that 2.15 has more configurability than 4 but in my experience that's not the case. I can finetune any rule I make. But as cnm said, many people prefer 2 to 4.

If you want to make your surfing more secure, stay away from IE and use another browser like Mozilla or Opera. I use Opera and apart from a few sites I never had any trouble with Opera. Oh, and by the way just as IE, don't use Outlook (Express) for mail. Same thing. Alternative: many, I use Pegasus.


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Posted 23 July 2004 - 02:25 PM

OK, security programs. Anti-vir personal, Sygate personal firewall, Symantec AV Corporate edition, CWShredder, HJT, Spyware Blaster, IESpyad. any more?

*edit: I just got spyware guard. The server was too busy earlier, so I got a mirror of SB. However, SG does not have a mirror, so I had to wait 'til now

Edited by anti-spyware freak, 23 July 2004 - 02:36 PM.


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Posted 23 July 2004 - 02:43 PM

I Can download Spywareguard here:
http://www.majorgeek...wnload3045.html
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Posted 23 July 2004 - 02:54 PM

*hits myself on head* Thanks, but the web server works now and I got it from there.




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