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#1 Cataliste

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 03:21 AM

OK!

I have noticed alot of post about virri, trojans, and hacker attacks.  Today I will teach you how to stop these attacks from ever occuring.

1. Buy Antivirus Software,  I cant stress this enough, you HAVE to have one nowadays.  I suggest either Norton Antivirus Pro 2004 or McAfee 2004.

2. Have a Firewall.  Almost as I'mportant as Antivirus software.  This will help keep people from browsing your NetBIOS and generally screwing with your computer.  I suggest running Zonealarm, but Sygate is a good choice.

3. Have Adaware and Spybot: Search and Destroy.  These are wonderful at catching spyware that comes from almost anything you download nowadays.  Its good at removing keyloggers too.

If you need "links" to any software shown here, feel free to contact me at

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EDIT:  I actually prefer Norton so nah ^_^

Edited by Cataliste, 06 June 2004 - 05:15 AM.


#2 113

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 04:57 AM

ok, why the hell do you suggest norton, it takes so many system resources, that I cant even move my mouse normal. mcaffe is kewl tough, still I prefer panda and it has a built in firewall ( http://shop.pandasoftware.com/ )

do not, I repeat do not run two instances of firewall proggrams as they could interfie with one and other, and cause a system crash + you could enable a port on one and forgot to enable it on other (so the port will still be closed)

other than dat this post should be pinned

#3 Robert

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 06:23 AM

Well I suggest zone alarm security suite, its trialware but it has antivirus and firewall in it. If you can't find the link, just contact me :(

#4 LightSabre

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Posted 06 July 2004 - 05:58 AM

ALSO.
you should add SpySweeper.
It gets rid of the Kazaa/Li'meware Adware stuff that Spybot and Ad-Aware dont o.o
I can't post a link on here as of now, but its made by WEBROOT.
and websites usually have the company's name and www. before and .com afte.r
hinthint.
coughcough.
:protest:
--Trevor
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And if someone can verify the link and change it so it says the actual link, and save them from my terrible attempt at hints, that'd be phenomenal.

http://www.webroot.com .......poor Trevor.  :boxed:

#5 Hydrogen

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Posted 06 July 2004 - 10:56 AM

I suggest mcafee actually...norton gets too much credit :D

#6 113

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Posted 06 July 2004 - 10:15 PM

I suggest mcafee actually...norton gets too much credit :crybaby:

yea but panda is more cute :)

#7 SteWieH

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Posted 09 July 2004 - 05:49 PM

I will HVE to disaggree on a few things. number oen don't get any norton 2004 products, get 2003 because 2004 has some bad bugs in them that well aren't good at all, I recommand for antivirus Norton antivirus 2003 professional and for firewall norton firewall 2003. for spyware ad aware works great

#8 Fatal

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Posted 09 July 2004 - 08:57 PM

ya  I like alot of the suggestions..I don like Mcafee though

#9 Dark_Eco_Freak

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 01:00 PM

If you get a bugged version of Norton 2004, WHAT DO YOU THINK LIVEUPDATE IS FOR? I have it and it works fine.

#10 SteWieH

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 01:18 PM

ys but it was so bad I couldn't activate the software itself anf then it wouldn't uninstall at all neither. so it screwed up my hard drive since I had to remove the reg files fromt he reg edit manuelly hich curropted the hard drive

#11 HoHoMaN90

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 03:23 PM

well I have the answer for all of your virii issues...
BUY A MAC!!!! please whatch my accurate representation of what mac does to virii:
What Windows does: windows--> :help: <--virii
What Mac does: mac--> :gun2: :lol: <--virii

hehe,
HoHoMaN90

Edited by HoHoMaN90, 20 July 2004 - 03:23 PM.


#12 Hidden.Elf

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 03:31 PM

or just install linux on ur machine... :lol: no viruses for linux :help:

#13 HoHoMaN90

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 03:42 PM

ya true that could work 2

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#14 SteWieH

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 04:53 PM

yea whatch everyoen go to Macs and then eeryone on macs uld get a virus.

#15 x_x

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 05:15 PM

I suggest mcafee actually...norton gets too much credit :p

I agree norton does get too much credit...mcafee is way better for me :closedeyes: :p

#16 HoHoMaN90

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 05:59 PM

yea whatch everyoen go to Macs and then eeryone on macs uld get a virus.

good point, so NO ONE GET A MAC!!!! I like being virus free :p

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#17 pyke

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 08:26 AM

lol I will keep that in mind. Macs always seemed cheezy to me cause ya know... its what elementary schools used a lot.

#18 m15

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Posted 11 September 2004 - 04:49 AM

Yeh I like bieng virrus free too ive had a mac for what 2 years never even been on a windows for 2 hours lol

#19 jillian

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Posted 11 September 2004 - 10:52 AM

Will ZoneAlarm screw with stuff? The only experiences I've had with firewalls was when my friend from the city got one in the middle of nowhere and we couldn't send files over Ai'm anymore. Does it have problems like that?

#20 Mumei

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Posted 17 September 2004 - 08:55 AM

Firewalls are best used to turn them on at night when you go to bed, and leave them off during the day, thats what I do.


if you've got a properly configured firewall you should never switch it off while connected to the net - that way if there are any more backdoors found in the windows OS - you will be a lot more secure

Lovsan/WSBlaster worm was a classic example of this - at the ti'me of spread no anti-virus program could help you (as none of them had been updated to cater for it) however a firewall set-up correctly blocked all connection requests.

I personally use Outpost as a firewall, I find it very resource friendly and si'mple to use.

Edited by Mumei, 17 September 2004 - 08:56 AM.


#21 Smeags

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Posted 17 September 2004 - 03:08 PM

I would have to say.

1. Firewall - Sygate, this will protect you from all scams basically. And just about every webspread virus =P.

2. Antivirus (2nd) - Kaperksy look in sig for info.

If you must get a spy sweeper or something though if you don't browse randomass websites you odn't have to wrry about spyware so much.

#22 Svenne

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Posted 17 September 2004 - 05:29 PM

the best firewall is still a hardwaere one. or a route can do some magic aslo.

#23 Cloud

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Posted 27 November 2004 - 06:49 AM

This is really usefulyl thanks alot guys. :D

#24 tehsky

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Posted 27 November 2004 - 08:03 AM

If you get a bugged version of Norton 2004, WHAT DO YOU THINK LIVEUPDATE IS FOR? I have it and it works fine.

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:D Right, Norton is pretty good for me... :D ... I did have a bugged version at first but LiveUpdate fixed it... yay.

#25 Freidmont

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Posted 27 November 2004 - 12:17 PM

Trojan Hunter & TDS-3 are two other excellent antivirus apps. Unfortunately, they're rather expensive. Kaspersky is of course a good one, but I'd avoid any Norton product like the plague.


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