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#1 deuce23

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 03:37 AM

I have Grisoft Antispyware 7.5 installed but when I looked at their website, there's a list of programs that they offer so if I want to use Grisoft Antivirus too then would I have to download and install that too and along with every other Grisoft programs that I want or is everything listed on the site included already?
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Posted 16 October 2006 - 09:52 AM

AVG Anti-virus is a separate entity, a stand-alone application just as is AVG Anti-spyware. You must download and install these individually, and can use one or both at your option. I supplement AVG A-S with several other anti-spyware applications, and also have used AVG Free AV for several years.
Both are very good products.
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Posted 16 October 2006 - 10:26 PM

Are any of these ( ZoneAlarm Free, Outpost Firewall Free, Kerio) better than AVG's firewall? Which one do you think is better?
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Posted 16 October 2006 - 11:12 PM

I use Sygate Personal Firewall. It has several good features, including useful logs, backtrace and whois functions, and the ability to manage permissions by applications. The differences between firewalls generally resides in their user interfaces, not basic functionality.
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Posted 18 October 2006 - 07:11 AM

I personally use and recommend ZoneAlarm, which I have been using for years without problems, but Sygate also has an excellent reputation.

Whichever you decide to use make sure the Windows Firewall (not System Restore) is turned off because more than one software firewall on the same computer will cause conflicts). ZoneAlarm does turn the Windows firewall off as part of the installation but I do not know if Sygate does it or not, so check manually.

A layered approach to malware control and prevention IMO is far better than combo bloatware.

Here are some of the freeware aps 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. 6.5.722
http://www.download.com/ZoneAlarm/3000-10435_4-10039884.html
(you can have only one software firewall running. More than one will conflict)

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
The following freeware aps will detect and remove spyware/malware from your computer and in addition to your resident anti-virus program you should have several (if not all) of these installed (and used frequently - each may detect things that the others may not -always update them before you run them)
Set them to update automatically if applicable.
Run them from safe mode when applicable

(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://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/Adawa...nal/965718306/1
or
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/products/ad-aware_se_personal.php

Spybot S&D:
Update – Aug 2006 - Spybot by default now ignores certain products such as New.Net and Sidestep for no good reason. New.Net compromises the WinSock stack by routing all your DNS queries through the NewDotNet.DLL. To enable detection go to "Settings", "Ignore products", "All products" Tab, right click on "Product", left-click on "Deselect all".

http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
Be sure to enable “Teatimer” which gives you realtime protection against malware invasion.

Microsoft Windows Defender
Windows Defender will give you an additional tool in your control panel named Software Explorer which is excellent for examining software installed on your computer, its startup menu, etc which will help you identify what it is.
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/s...re/default.mspx
This also provides realtime protection.

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

A² - Free from http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4281.html . Run it, click Search for Updates, then click Scan.

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


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

Windows Live Onecare Free Scan
It will say "Get a free PC safety scan"
http://safety.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm
Make sure you click "Full Service Scan" in the middle of the page and
not the "Try It Now Free" on the right side.

Allow it to download an Active X component.
Choose "Complete Scan" in the window that opens
Click "Next"
Do not click on anything else that offers you a free trial or to sign up if you live in the US.

Allow it to scan - it may take quite a while, maybe two hours or so depending on how big your hard drive is and how fragmented your registry and drive are.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus Web Scanner
http://www.kaspersky.com/service?chapter=161739400#betatest
and
File scanner and virus scanner
http://www.kaspersky.com/scanforvirus


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/


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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Posted 19 October 2006 - 03:20 AM

Thanks for the list!

I just downloaded SpywareBlaster but I'm not sure how to use it or at least update it to block new restricted zones. I would manually go through the entire list of sites and manually check the unchecked sites and then block them. Isn't there an easier way?
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Posted 19 October 2006 - 03:52 AM

Here is a very good tutorial for how to set-up and use SpywareBlaster complete with pictures. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/use-spywareblaster-to-protect-your-computer/

Edited to add: You don't have to individually check all the sites you want blocked. If you take a look at the first picture in the above tutorial, you will see near the bottom on the right underlined text which says: Enable All Protection. Click on it, and all sites in the SpywareBlaster database will be blocked. I have never seen any reason to allow any of the sites in their database. Of course, if I were creating AV and Anti-Spyware products it would be a different matter. End of edit.

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


This program has been changed to AVG AntiSpyware 7.5 free, which I see you already have in your initial post.

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 04:16 AM

Here is a very good tutorial for how to set-up and use SpywareBlaster complete with pictures. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/use-spywareblaster-to-protect-your-computer/

Edited to add: You don't have to individually check all the sites you want blocked. If you take a look at the first picture in the above tutorial, you will see near the bottom on the right underlined text which says: Enable All Protection. Click on it, and all sites in the SpywareBlaster database will be blocked. I have never seen any reason to allow any of the sites in their database. Of course, if I were creating AV and Anti-Spyware products it would be a different matter. End of edit.


I understand all that part and checking all the enable all protection boxes but the thing is that I clicked the boxes and the whole list is blocked, BUT after browsing around sites and then checking the list again later on there would be some new sites that haven't been blocked so that's why I had to go through the list manually to block those sites.
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Posted 19 October 2006 - 04:45 AM

BUT after browsing around sites and then checking the list again later on there would be some new sites that haven't been blocked so that's why I had to go through the list manually to block those sites.


Hmm. I don't like the sound of that. Are you sure that they are new sites, or could they be old ones that have become unchecked? The only way I know of for sites to be added to the list is by updating SpywareBlaster, so I am somewhat suspicious that something malicious either on your computer or on the websites you are visiting is unchecking some of those sites.

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 05:57 PM

Hmm. I don't like the sound of that. Are you sure that they are new sites, or could they be old ones that have become unchecked? The only way I know of for sites to be added to the list is by updating SpywareBlaster, so I am somewhat suspicious that something malicious either on your computer or on the websites you are visiting is unchecking some of those sites.

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I don't know if they are really new sites but what I do know is that everything was checked and blocked. I don't think any of the sites that I visited would uncheck some of the sites since they are trusted sites.
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