Posted 06 January 2006 - 03:14 PM
My OS is Windows XP Home. It was installed on the 15th of December 2005 together with my security programmes - ZoneAlarm v.6.1737.000; AVG 7.0; Trojan Hunter, TDS Process Guard; Ad-Aware Personal, SpywareBlaster; SpywareGuard; and Microsoft Antispyware. The security programmes are always enabled and they are updated twice a day.
Zone Alarm shows me that during the past 20 days it has blocked 20208 intrusions, of which 3788 were highly rated. Its Firewall has blocked 20213 attempts, and 32 programmes have been secured for the Internet.
My computer has a Broadband connection for perhaps eight or nine hours a day. I rarely surf and I avoid doubtful sites.
Should I be receiving a thousand intrusions every ten hours ?
Zone Alarm was highly recommended but its high detection rate has me wondering if it shows too many false positives.