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Malwarehelp.org Good Or Bad Site?


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#1 ejames82

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 12:43 AM

during a google search i came across this web site:

http://www.malwarehelp.org/

it appears to have a lot of goodies. i have a tad more paranoia than the average person. does anybody know if i can explore this website without reservation?

thanks.

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 01:19 AM

during a google search i came across this web site:

http://www.malwarehelp.org/

it appears to have a lot of goodies. i have a tad more paranoia than the average person. does anybody know if i can explore this website without reservation?

thanks.

Paranoia is not necessarily a bad thing, since there are people trying to get us.

I gave the site a quick look-over, and saw a lot of common security applications - some of which I am currently using. AVG ant-virus, Ad-Aware, Spybot, and the ZoneAlarm firewall are some of the security software I use. I steer very clear of anything offering on-line virus scanning, and I recommend to others that they do the same. To make a long story short, I tried one once and ended up with a bug that was installed by the supposed "scanner"!

The site legit, but as with anything else, it doesn't hurt to do a little research before installing anything (except the ones I noted. Those are good. :thumbsup: )

Edited by MattV, 17 January 2008 - 01:20 AM.


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Posted 17 January 2008 - 01:25 AM

FWIW Site advisor gives it a Green: http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/malwarehelp.org

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 05:07 AM

shanmuga & mvp?, asap, e-week article (old). I ve been to that site before. These links are just quickies I could find from work ;)

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 10:53 AM

all replies were excellent.

i just found it strange that the site, which appears to offer so much, isn't mentioned in the IT websites that i visit.
maybe people just don't know about it.

thanks again. Ed

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 06:43 PM

all replies were excellent.

i just found it strange that the site, which appears to offer so much, isn't mentioned in the IT websites that i visit.
maybe people just don't know about it.

thanks again. Ed

I doubt if IT sites would mention free software. No matter how good such software may be, most companies probably wouldn't let their IT people install it - simply because it's free. To the corporate mind, free = bad.

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 12:30 AM

mattv,
i should have been more clear. these are forums that i visit, like castlecops, wilders security and techsupportforums.

thanks for the reply, Ed




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