Posted 22 July 2004 - 04:35 PM
Posted 23 July 2004 - 12:09 AM
But I like Kaspersky very much, and use it on all other computers who are in this house
Edited by H@ns, 23 July 2004 - 12:09 AM.
Posted 21 August 2004 - 08:00 PM
I use Symantec AV Corporate Edition 8.1 + ICF.
Yeah,I know, bare bones, but my dad is afraid of spftware bugs crashing the system ??? ??? ??? ??? I don't have time to type my preffered config. The only other security software is Yahoo! anti-spy. (Based on PP, so lots of false positives. I use manual updates to Symantec ASAP. Fully patched system, wating for SP2. BYe!
Posted 22 August 2004 - 12:06 PM
Posted 22 August 2004 - 12:15 PM
What it does ...
The Hosts file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. This file is loaded into memory at startup, then Windows checks the Hosts file before it queries any DNS servers, which enables it to override addresses in the DNS. This prevents access to the listed sites by redirecting any connection attempts back to the local machine. Another feature of the HOSTS file is it's ability to block other applications from connecting to the Internet, as long the the entry exists.
You can use a HOSTS file to block ads, banners, cookies, web bugs, and even most hijackers. This is accomplished by blocking the Server that supplies these little gems. Example - the following entry 127.0.0.1 ad.doubleclick.net blocks all files supplied by the DoubleClick Server to the web page you are viewing. This also prevents the server from tracking your movements.
Now includes most major parasites, hijackers and unwanted Search Engines!
In many cases this can speed the loading of web pages by not having to wait for these ads, banners, hit counters, etc. to load. This also helps to protect your Privacy by blocking servers that track your viewing habits, known as "click-thru tracking".
Editors Note: As time has progressed the focus of this project has changed from just blocking ads/banners to protecting the user from the many parasites that now exist on the Internet. It doesn't serve much purpose if you block the ad banner from displaying as most other HOSTS files do, but get hijacked by a parasite from an evil script or download contained on the web site. The object is to surf faster while preserving your Safety, Security and Privacy. [more info]
Posted 22 August 2004 - 02:27 PM
Posted 22 August 2004 - 07:45 PM
To view the HOSTS file in plain text form. (168 kb) (opens in IE)
Download: hosts.zip [right-click - Select: Save Target As] [Updated 08-16-04]
Unzip and place in the appropriate installed location:
Note: the below locations are for the default paths, edit as needed.
Windows XP = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC
Windows 2K = C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC
Win 98\ME = C:\WINDOWS
In case you're wondering ... this all happens in microseconds, which is much faster than trying to fetch a file from half way around the world. Another great feature of the HOSTS file is that it is a two-way file, meaning if some parasite does get into your system (usually bundled with other products) the culprit can not get out (call home) as long as the necessary entries exist. This is why it's important to keep your HOSTS file up to Date.
Oops... didn't see the end of your post. Yes, it is a combination of safety and ad blocking.
Edited by anti-spyware freak, 22 August 2004 - 07:48 PM.
Posted 23 August 2004 - 12:01 AM
I am currently using Kerio Personal Firewall 2.1.5 for my firewall and AVG Free Edition for my anti-virus.
Hi all. My question is which anti-virus(s) and firewall(s) would you use on your computer. Please do not mention Ad-Aware, Spybot, etc...
Other programs I use for security are:
- Ad-aware SE Personal
- HijackThis 1.98.2
- Spybot -Search & Destroy 1.3.1 beta
- IE-SPYAD, August 16, 2004
EDIT: Oh yeah, Mozilla Firefox 0.9.3 is definitely a program that I consider that helps me with security. It has AdBlock, Firesomething, and All-in-one Gestures for extensions with Qute as my theme.
Edited by SpiffyXD, 24 August 2004 - 01:51 AM.
Posted 23 August 2004 - 04:18 PM
Mcafee internet security(Comes with Dells ), includes Virusscan, Firewall, and Privacy.
Anti-vir (Back-up, on-demand only)
Micro world anti-virus toolkit (Based on Kaspersky, only on-demand)
Stinger (good backup)
Online virus scans.
TDS-4 (If I can convince my dad into buying it )
On-demand anti-trojans: Ewido and A2 free
Spybot S&D (the usual)
Ad-aware (the usual)
Spyware Guard (the usual)
Spyware Blaster (the usual)
MVPS HOSTS file
Yahoo toolbar with anti-spy(false positives say"View Details")
Aranea Spywizard( see this post), nice little backup.
Opera free(Don't mind a little text ad)
Countless others to list.
Will probably need to update these hourly
Posted 23 August 2004 - 05:07 PM
Posted 23 August 2004 - 06:34 PM
Posted 23 August 2004 - 07:11 PM
any ideas when TDS4 is due out?
Posted 24 August 2004 - 01:48 AM
Software firewall is an old (version 2) build of Zonealarm.
Antivirus is AVG for auto-protect and nightly scans, and Symantec Corporate for on-demand scans.
Posted 24 August 2004 - 07:45 AM
Nothing? That sounds overly confident.
I find that when you get to a point of security, nothing can penetrate your computer.
Posted 24 August 2004 - 02:23 PM
A good on-demand virus scanner is Micro world anti-virus toolkit (Based on Kaspersky). To update it, you have to unzip the files into it's own folder(like hjt) and doubleclick on kavupd.exe. Then, cut the files from C:/Bases into the folder where you have the program. To run it, doubleclick mwavscan.com . There are also online scanners that can function as a on-demand anti-virus.
im currently searching for a on-demand virus scanner (using nod32 as my resident scanner) as well as a resident trojan scanner (using TDS3 as on my demand trojan scanner).
any ideas when TDS4 is due out?
So far, there are no freeware anti-trojans that run resident . Trojan Hunter has a fully- functional 30-day trial. http://www.misec.net...rojanHunter.exe However, with the trial, you have to manually update it, as shown here.
A good freeware anti-trojan is A2 free, but it's only on-demand. You can get it from my signature below. TDS-4 will be out this year.TDS-3 can scan resident, but the trial can't.
Posted 24 August 2004 - 03:02 PM
Posted 28 August 2004 - 08:20 PM
Posted 01 September 2004 - 08:25 AM
Would prefer Kaspersky over McAfee but can't seem to find Kaspersky in my region.
Posted 22 September 2004 - 09:32 AM
Posted 09 December 2004 - 11:57 PM
<a href='http://www.kaspersky.com' target='_blank'><i>Kaspersky</i></a>, <a href='http://housecall.trendmicro.com/' target='_blank'>Housecall <i>Trendmicro</i></a>, <a href='http://www.emsisoft.com' target='_blank'><i>a2 free edition</i></a>, <a href='http://www.kerio.com' target='_blank'><i>Kerio Personal Firewall</i></a>, <a href='http://www.lavasoftusa.com' target='_blank'><i>Ad-aware SE</i></a>, <a href='http://security.kolla.de' target='_blank'><i>Spybot S&D</i></a>, <a href='http://www.merijn.or.../hijackthis.zip' target='_blank'><i>HJT</i></a>, <a href='http://www.cwshredder.net' target='_blank'><i>CWShredder</i></a>, <a href='http://www.mvps.org/...p2002/hosts.htm' target='_blank'><i>MVPS HOSTS file by WinHelp2002</i></a>, <a href='https://netfiles.uiu...ww/resource.htm' target='_blank'><i>IE-SPYAD by eburger68</i></a>, <a href='http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/' target='_blank'><i>Spywareguard and Spywareblaster</i></a>, <a href='http://www.winpatrol.com' target='_blank'><i>Winpatrol</i></a>, <a href='http://www.mozilla.org' target='_blank'><i>Mozilla & Firefox</i></a>
Posted 10 December 2004 - 10:29 PM
With the correct SP2 firewall and browser settings I've found there's no need for third-party firewall or antivir programs.
One more CRITICAL point: I DO NOT SHARE MY COMPUTER. PERIOD! ^_^
Edited by AvianFlux, 11 December 2004 - 12:03 AM.
Posted 11 December 2004 - 08:20 AM
But this http://www.snoopfree...ivacyShield.htm which detects resident to detect keyloggers is great!