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#1 toshibauser

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 01:32 AM

this will be quick
is mcafee virus sacn, just the virus scan
and windows defender enough to protect me from just about everything out there
not talking about spybot, ad-aware and such, but for protection things

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 05:53 AM

Hi Toshibauser

If you care to browse this forum, you should find all you need. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/25/antivirus-firewall-and-privacy-products-and-protection-methods/

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 06:02 AM

thank you

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 11:49 AM

I guess it depends on what you consider "Enough" protection.

I believe in a layered approach.

Anti-malware programs all may find malware that others may not, and what you have selected is good, I would (and did) add much more.

Some I have running realtime like Windows Defender, Spybot (Teatimer), Ewido's new antispyware (free) ap, BHO Demon, Microsoft Malicious Spyware Removal Tool (Auto update) and Startup Monitor.
Others I run occasionally or when I am looking to make sure I have no problems existing.

Here are some I recommend.

Freeware AntiSpyware and Security Programs

Software firewalls with freeware versions
(Run only one and disable the ineffective Windows XP firewall)

ZoneAlarm (freeware) V. 6.1.744:
http://www.download.com/ZoneAlarm/3000-10435_4-10039884.html
(you can have only one software firewall running. More than one will conflict)
or
Comodo firewall (freeware)
http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

Antivirus programs - freeware
(you can only use one resident anti-virus program on your computer. More than one will conflict)

AVG:
http://www.grisoft.com/doc/289/lng/us/tpl/tpl01

Avast Anti-virus freeware
http://www.komando.com/bestshareware.asp

Anti-malware freeware
(You can run as many of these as you wish. Generally there is no conflict between these and you should always run several since each may find malware that the others may not find)

Ad-Aware SE Personal - freeware
http://www.lavasoft.com/
http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/Adawa...nal/965718306/1


Spybot S&D:
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
Be sure to enable “Teatimer” which gives you realtime protection against malware invasion. (absolutely necessary)

Microsoft Windows Defender
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/s...re/default.mspx
This also provides realtime protection. (absolutely necessary)

Ewido Antispyware Free
http://free.grisoft.com/doc/20/lng/us/tpl/v5

SpywareBlaster:
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (Win XP and Win 2000):
http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx

A˛ - Free from http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4281.html . Run it, click Search for Updates, then click Scan.


CWShredder
CW Shredder removes some variants of spyware known as the Coolwebsearch Trojan. The Trojan takes advantage of a flaw in a key component of Windows -- Microsoft's version of the Java Virtual Machine -- to install itself via popups often found on porn and illegal software (a.k.a. "warez") sites. Run CWShredder after installing, and have it look for updates. Then click the "Fix" button, and the program will both scan and fix any problems it finds. If your system does not have this kind of spyware, it will give you the good news.
Freeware
http://www.intermute.com/spysubtract/cwshr...r_download.html

Ccleaner
http://www.ccleaner.com/

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA)
MBSA is an easy-to-use tool designed for the IT professional that helps small and medium businesses determine their security state in accordance with Microsoft security recommendations and offers specific remediation guidance. Improve your security management process by using MBSA to detect common security misconfigurations and missing security updates on your computer systems.
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/...a2/default.mspx

Hijack This and a variety of other tools for malware and pestware
http://216.180.233.162/~merijn/files/HijackThis.exe
or
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html

Unless you are an expert in altering, editing or modifying the registry do not attempt to use “Hijack This” without expert assistance which you can get by following the instructions below:
How to submit a Hijack This log
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial94.html
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/How...s_Log-t956.html

Web based online Antivirus and anti-malware scans: (these can be run regardless of whatever else you are using. You must use Internet Explorer to run these as they require ActiveX to function.)

Kaspersky Anti-Virus Web Scanner
http://www.kaspersky.com/service?chapter=161739400#betatest
and
File scanner and virus scanner
http://www.kaspersky.com/scanforvirus


Panda Activescan
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/co...n_principal.htm
http://www.pandasoftware.com/products/activescan.htm

Trend Micro antivirus and malware scan:
http://housecall-beta.trendmicro.com/en/st...orp.asp?id=scan

Etrust Anti-virus web scanner
http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx.

Avast Online scan
http://onlinescan.avast.com/

F Secure online scan
http://support.f-secure.com/ols/start.html

Ewido Online scan
http://www.ewido.net/en/onlinescan/


More AV scans:
http://security.symantec.com

http://www.coledata.com/virusalert.htm

http://www.cybertechhelp.com/html/misc/av.php

http://www.pandasoftware.es/activescan/activescan-com.asp
http://www.ravantivirus.com/scan/

http://www.bitdefender.com/


Trojan scans –
Sygate Trojanscan
http://scan.sygatetech.com/pretrojanscan.html


Windows Security Trojanscan
http://windowsecurity.com/trojanscan
See instructions for it here:
http://www.windowsecurity.com/trojanscan/trojanscan.asp

Parasite scan from Aumha:
http://www.aumha.org/a/noads.php
or here:
http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/noads2.htm




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