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#1 nigglesnush85

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 05:04 PM

http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/to..._tools/rubotted looks interesting.
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Posted 13 June 2008 - 06:07 PM

Thanks for telling us that Alan,
Sounds interesting. I'll take a look at test it out and see how it works :thumbsup:
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Posted 13 June 2008 - 06:37 PM

Please note that this program is a pre-release beta version of a product and not completely tested to ensure its stability or reliability.

What is beta software?

After an initial round of in-house testing, software publishers often release new programs to be tested by the public. These pre-release versions are called beta software, usually denoted by a "b" in the version number, e.g., Netscape Navigator 2.0b5. Since the publisher couldn't possibly test the software under all possible conditions, it is reasonable to expect that wider use of the software may uncover problems that were not discovered during in-house testing. The publisher expects to be notified when users find such problems so that the program can be fixed before its official release.

In general, you should expect to run into bugs whenever using any piece of beta software. These bugs may range in severity from minor features that don't work to problems that cause your computer to crash. You should decide whether the benefit of new features in a beta program outweighs the risk of program instability before choosing to use a piece of beta software. You should also be aware that UITS will not have thoroughly tested beta software, nor will the software be guaranteed by its maker, so you should not expect the same level of support as you would receive for an official release version of the program.

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 09:28 PM

Thanks Animal for letting me know :thumbsup:
I didn't even know about what exactly is a beta softwares until today.
Thanks once again

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 02:16 AM

Generally speaking...

A good Anti-Spyware program would pick these up wouldn't they?

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 11:53 AM

No single product is 100% foolproof and can detect and remove all threats at any given time. The security community is in a constant state of change as new infections appear. Each vendor has its own definition of what constitutes malware and scanning your computer using different criteria will yield different results. The fact that each program has its own definition files means that some malware may be picked up by one that could be missed by another. Thus, a multi-layered defense using several anti-spyware products (including an effective firewall) to supplement your anti-virus combined with common sense and safe surfing habits provides the most complete protection.
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Posted 20 June 2008 - 01:26 AM

I knew that quietman :thumbsup:

What I meant was... do we need to have this tool? Or would an Anti-Spyware program cover it?

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 06:48 AM

I don't recommend beta programs for the reasons Animal noted in Post #3 so at this point I would not consider it a "need to have" tool.
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Posted 20 June 2008 - 08:25 PM

Ok thanks for clearing that up :thumbsup:

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 06:37 AM

You're welcome.
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Posted 22 June 2008 - 05:25 PM

This is hypothetically interesting to keep an eye on. Because based on the info on the site, they are using behaviour analysis (as opposed to scanning specific files) to identify 'botnet-like' activity coming from your computer. Assuming they monitor more than just port activity, this could be useful when they work the kinks out. We'll have to wait and see how it does.

And I have to agree about the need for using beta software... No one absolutely needs to use a program that isn't even deemed ready for public release by the developper.

Bookmarked. Thanks for link.
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 05:39 PM

No problem, glad to share. I thought it was something to watch.

Also I found this tool http://www.sanasecurity.com/products/as/features.php quite a while ago and it looked good.
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