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 yilyen
Joined: 3/14/2005
Msg: 26
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if your running windows 03 you can detect spyware . you have to do the following < need to set secuirty on the admin lvl to detect incomming ips. then you have to setup a(honny pot) so that server is not open . easy way to way fix the open problem . turn ip ports . 1500 500 450 300 off . keep 310 open for windows-update . problem is with doing this is you need to run linux with windows 03 on differnt drives use a usb drive if you want so linux can block any incomming traffic to the server. IE linux black box. msca secuirty admin . thank for time james
 xander
Joined: 2/22/2005
Msg: 27
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Posted: 4/28/2005 8:41:28 AM
James, gotta bear in mind that this thread is intended for the lowest common denominator; the people who have very little technical savvy. Anybody who is comfortable running Win2003, blocking ports and setting up a linux system probably won't get much benefit from a thread like this.

Tons of people are still running Win98/Me and a decent chunk have XP. Don't aim for the most techno-elite, aim for the populace. Don't worry about flexing your muscles here - help out the average guy and he'll call you a god.

(Your post was very difficult to translate into English. I'm fairly savvy and couldn't follow half of what you were trying to say.)
 xander
Joined: 2/22/2005
Msg: 28
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Posted: 5/1/2005 10:31:43 PM
AVG is still a perfectly legitimate A-V. Just as much as Norton or whatever - it's only downfall right now is that it's gotten popular enough that it's now getting the attention of the virus writers. Used to be just the 'big names' got targeted but they're adding more A-Vs to their lists of what to try to bypass.

Anti-virus scanners an all are mainly only ment for virus's an worms, not for TROJIN's.
Might want to check your info as that's extremely wrong. The *only* thing my own AV has reported in many months has been trojans discovered in downloads. Check the Norton site, for that matter, as they are constantly reporting new viruses that their scanner will detect.

"some spyware has its own protection an cant be removed while its runing"
You can't delete *anything* while it's running. Period.
 Danien
Joined: 8/8/2004
Msg: 29
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Posted: 5/4/2005 7:48:06 PM
I see a lot of adaware and spybot.... I used to use that but it just isn;t as agood as it used to be, grab spysweeper it grabs everything. Avg is good enough for virus protection. And hijackthis or whatever its called Iv heard is pretty darn good. If your know how to run a firewall go for Zonealarm if not stay away. Ive done too much tech support and too many people block their connections tottally.
 AngelicPassion
Joined: 2/25/2005
Msg: 30
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Posted: 5/9/2005 9:48:42 PM
I have ad aware and spy block on here but now I have pop ups that have taken control..HOW do I rid the spyware on here already? I was told by adding ad aware and spy blocker that it made it worse. Is this true?
 xander
Joined: 2/22/2005
Msg: 31
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Posted: 5/9/2005 10:44:39 PM
Hogan, thanks for coming to the board to advertise your own product, very noble of you. {Check the Services page, if anyone's wondering}

Not everybody wants to shell out $150 for an completely unknown product. The goal here is to help out the average user of this board, not try to impress the other techies or pad your own pocket.


Btw, Mr. BuyMyProduct, your website is broken (contact page).

"Astounds me to think that people with no knowledge of security are doing it for a living"
...and you're a cook. Your point?
 AngelicPassion
Joined: 2/25/2005
Msg: 32
Secure surfing
Posted: 5/12/2005 2:27:24 PM
Thank you all...Problem is solved..

Nice to know you can get help here when needed.

Angel
 xander
Joined: 2/22/2005
Msg: 33
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Posted: 5/13/2005 8:51:05 AM
RowdyBear, "The new version of McAfee AntiVirus 10 has built in Spyware."

From a recent newsletter: "Laptop Magazine's May 2005 issue gave CounterSpy 1.0 an Editors' Choice award and a perfect score of 5.0 out of 5.0. The magazine gave lower ratings to Microsoft's AntiSpyware 1.0 beta (4.5), Webroot Spy Sweeper (4.0), McAfee AntiSpyware (3.0), and StopZilla (2.5). "

Love or hate Microsoft, but their antispyware software is kicking McAfee's butt.
(CounterSpy is a commercial product, btw)


Fandarin, "get window xp and svp II, then, choose to disable POP UP."
Installing XP's SP2 deactivates the Messenger service automatically. People running SP2 lost the option of -not- installing SP2 a couple of weeks ago. People -not- running Win98/ME aren't bothered by Messenger service popups anyway so that's not a reason for them to buy XP.
 xander
Joined: 2/22/2005
Msg: 34
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Posted: 5/16/2005 8:38:05 AM
If you're looking for a competent free one, I'd recommend either Avast (avast.com) or AVG (grisoft.com).

There are others which some might consider better, but I tend to prefer to recommend those that the average user can work with comfortably.
 xander
Joined: 2/22/2005
Msg: 35
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Posted: 5/18/2005 1:37:55 PM
I was using AVG6 when I switched over to Avast (was just testing it out and found I liked it better). Switched mostly because Avast was better at updating itself more smoothly. After looking at AVG7, it looks like they've got it mellowed out about being only at a specific time. So, knowing that, I'd recommend either again.

I've also been testing out some free firewall softwares, trying to find the dead-simplest one I can find. The winner, so far, has been "Primedius Firewall Lite" (primedius.com) which is basically little more than an "Allow/Deny/Keep prompting" window. I tested it at grc.com and it passed so I think I'll be recommending it to folks.
 dapi_editor
Joined: 4/15/2005
Msg: 36
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Posted: 5/18/2005 8:59:27 PM
I like to use proxies, helps keep the spammers and scammers from finding me and an application for Macintosh users I would recommend is called Little Snitch. This app works to report when software is trying to phone home so to speak and reports it to you. You then can allow the software to report back to its source and track where it goes or deny it that privilege and then use your finder to to trash it.

Also, when using a browser "DO NOT USE INTERNET EXPLORER!!!" This piece of gaoshai(????)-the sh*t in Chinese has holes big enough to sneak an apatosaur through. It is also riddled with Microsoft's own spyware. It's better to use Netscape, FireFox, Opera or Mozilla instead.
 dapi_editor
Joined: 4/15/2005
Msg: 37
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Posted: 5/20/2005 12:09:59 AM
cstech

So true! But, they need to be educated to the extent that they will be better users of their computer and get more enjoyment/practical use from it. This would mean having fewer phone calls in the early hours asking me to fix things for them. Like last night, one of the Chinese street girls asked me to look at her Viao. She's running XP with a mobile wireless setup and it was virus city. I spent the night cleaning this up for her after taking care of my regular clients.
 dapi_editor
Joined: 4/15/2005
Msg: 38
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Posted: 5/21/2005 6:44:48 AM
I'm using Netshade and this allows for automatic shuffling between a number of proxies.
 xander
Joined: 2/22/2005
Msg: 39
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Posted: 5/22/2005 5:10:23 PM
Proxies are great ideas but people are forgetting the average ability of the average person. "John Q. Public" has trouble understanding why he should be using a more secure browser, much less has a grasp on how to configure a proxy.

K.I.S.S., right?
 saintpetergirl
Joined: 5/22/2005
Msg: 40
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Posted: 5/26/2005 12:00:17 PM
Ok, I took some advice from this forum and downloaded MS antispyware. Almost everytime I enter this website, it keeps popping up and telling me that IE plug in spyware is trying to install itself to my computer! Any advice? And I'm not quite a computer idiot, but I'm not an expert either, so please keep it simple! Thanks.
 xander
Joined: 2/22/2005
Msg: 41
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Posted: 5/26/2005 6:41:50 PM
I'm not sure, SaintPeterGirl. I don't run IE anymore because it is so fraught with security holes. After your post, I opened up this very page in IE and didn't get so much as a peep out of MSantispyware.

I'd recommend
1) Make sure your Windows Updates are fully caught up.
2) Stop by www.safer-networking.org and pick up Spybot S&D and update it fully.
3) Go to www.lavasoft.de and get AdAware. Install and fully update it.
4) Boot into Safe Mode (reboot and press F8 every second from power-on until you get a menu) and running a full manual scan of EACH software from there.

If you still get problems after that, let us know.
 saintpetergirl
Joined: 5/22/2005
Msg: 42
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Posted: 5/27/2005 1:35:47 PM
Wow, I didn't even know I could run those programs in safe mode! I tried that and it doesn't seem to help! Maybe I need to find a new browser.
 xander
Joined: 2/22/2005
Msg: 43
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Posted: 5/28/2005 7:50:39 AM
Read the start of the thread (where I'm rather verbose)

www.getfirefox.com
 saintpetergirl
Joined: 5/22/2005
Msg: 44
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Posted: 5/30/2005 4:24:21 PM
I think I may actually have found the source of my problem! I'm pretty sure that I have a virus, but my stupid Norton antivirus won't remove it. Uuhh! I'm going to try that AVG program and see if I can get rid of it that way. I do have a question about that, though. Is there a way to set that to scan my computer right when it boots up, before it starts running most of the programs? I keep getting "access to file denied" when Norton tries to remove it.
 Dei Gratia
Joined: 6/2/2005
Msg: 45
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Posted: 6/5/2005 1:46:45 PM

Uuhh! I'm going to try that AVG program and see if I can get rid of it that way. I do have a question about that, though. Is there a way to set that to scan my computer right when it boots up, before it starts running most of the programs?


Not AVG free but Avast free does after first install and when email viri is found.
 xander
Joined: 2/22/2005
Msg: 46
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Posted: 6/5/2005 7:36:35 PM
Avast does but, just for the record, only with XP.
 Dei Gratia
Joined: 6/2/2005
Msg: 47
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Posted: 6/7/2005 2:08:22 PM
Ah thanks for that I was not aware, er say never took note of it innstalling into other platforms.

Thanks
Ric:^D.
 Dei Gratia
Joined: 6/2/2005
Msg: 48
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Posted: 6/13/2005 6:56:29 AM
Perhaps that just followed you to this server?

Conceal/never reveal?

Just a thought
 Ticketoride
Joined: 6/3/2004
Msg: 49
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Posted: 6/16/2005 11:55:52 AM
yes u can get trojans from this site, placed on ur server by large porn companies

Nada! Placed on the Server how?
 markus
Joined: 3/27/2001
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Posted: 7/2/2005 7:24:37 PM
Simply looking up the name of the virus, will tell you its not possible to get it from a website.

http://vic.zonelabs.com/tmpl/body/CA/virusDetails.jsp?VId=43234
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