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Staying safe from threats

Post by Stephon on 21st January 2009, 5:21 am

It's getting very annoying now. I get a Trojan or some other type of virus every other day and I'm getting pissed..

So far, ESET is doing nothing for me..

Can anyone suggest a GOOD anti-virus, anti-spyware, and firewall software? Anyone help will be great! ;)

I always check for updates for Windows and ESET and make sure what websites I go to but it's not really working ><

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Re: Staying safe from threats

Post by Doctor Inferno on 21st January 2009, 9:50 am

Personally I like Kaspersky.

But it sounds like there is still malware on your system since you say you get Trojans everyday?

If not it could be your surfing habits. Stay out from porn sites and p2p altogether to be safe.


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Re: Staying safe from threats

Post by Stephon on 21st January 2009, 2:32 pm

Well, not everyday... I was going abit over the top... >_>

But nope, no porn sites or anything like that.. That Trojan was in my docs & settings/user/local settings/temp folder

Also, is it better to just get Kaspersky or to get all different ones for anti-virus, anti-spyware, etc..?

For example using zone alarm + Kaspersky?

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Re: Staying safe from threats

Post by Belahzur on 21st January 2009, 2:48 pm

Clean your temp files:

Download ATF Cleaner

  • Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
  • Click Select All found at the bottom of the list.
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
If you use Firefox browser, do this also:

  • Click Firefox at the top and choose Select All from the list.
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
  • NOTE : If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
If you use Opera browser, do this also:

  • Click Opera at the top and choose Select All from the list.
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
  • NOTE : If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.

Lets see if any of this helps to secure you.

1) Please navigate to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com and download all the "critical updates" for Windows. This can patch many of the security holes through which attackers can gain access to your computer.

Please either enable Automatic Updates under Start -> Control Panel -> Automatic Updates , or get into the habit of checking for Windows updates regularly. I cannot stress enough how important this is.

2) In order to protect yourself against spyware, you should consider installing and running the following free programs:

Ad-Aware SE
A tutorial on using Ad-Aware to remove spyware from your computer may be found here.

Spybot-Search & Destroy
A tutorial on using Spybot to remove spyware from your computer may be found here. Please also remember to enable Spybot's "Immunize" and "TeaTimer" features.

SpywareBlaster
A tutorial on using SpywareBlaster to prevent spyware from ever installing on your computer may be found here.

SpywareGuard
A tutorial on using SpywareGuard for realtime protection against spyware and hijackers may be found here.

Make sure to keep these programs up-to-date and to run them regularly, as this can prevent a great deal of spyware hassle.

3) Please consider using an alternate browser. Mozilla's Firefox browser is fantastic; it is much more secure than Internet Explorer, immune to almost all known browser hijackers, and also has the best built-in popup blocker (as an added benefit!) that I have ever seen. If you are interested, Firefox may be downloaded from here:
http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/
I also recommand the following add-ons for Firefox, they will help keep you safe from malicious scripts or activeX exploits.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/722
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/433

4) Also make sure to run your antivirus software regularly, and to keep it up-to-date.

To help you keep your software updated, please considering using this free software program that will check for program updates.
Update Checker

5) Finally, consider maintaining a firewall. Some good free firewalls are Kerio, or
Outpost
A tutorial on understanding and using firewalls may be found here.

Please also read Tony Klein's excellent article: How I got Infected in the First Place


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Re: Staying safe from threats

Post by Stephon on 23rd January 2009, 3:38 am

Okay, thanks.

One question...

Outpost firewall + ESET Nod32 + ad-aware + Spyware blaster = Good or bad?

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Re: Staying safe from threats

Post by tarzan on 23rd January 2009, 4:57 am

whoa, Great Knowledge Belahzur!!!!!!
U n Doc are Our GURU's
Hurrah!!!!

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Re: Staying safe from threats

Post by Belahzur on 23rd January 2009, 5:15 pm

11PM wrote:Okay, thanks.

One question...

Outpost firewall + ESET Nod32 + ad-aware + Spyware blaster = Good or bad?

Good.
Firewall + AV + 2 antispyware programs should be okay.


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Re: Staying safe from threats

Post by vikneshwaren on 29th January 2009, 5:03 pm

KASPERSKY IS GOOD...









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Re: Staying safe from threats

Post by Maxjax on 23rd March 2009, 3:26 pm

http://www.sandboxie.com/

http://www.returnilvirtualsystem.com/returnil-virtual-system-personal

Learn how to use em and you will be deliberately downloading/running any and all malware you can get your hands on just to laugh at their antics.

All blacklist scanners are pretty much useless IMHO.
http://www.virustotal.com/analisis/51004a1365ea5cd943eccc5ce9f3bde6
http://www.virustotal.com/analisis/c59e924fcc5b10a74d247d29985a25ec

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