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#1 cuzinwhitebread

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 10:50 PM

i keep getting attacked by the distributed denial of service bug. it keeps disabling my internet services. how do i stop it?

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 01:11 PM

Could you please provide more information? What program is advising you of the attack?

What OS (Win XP/2000, etc) are you using? What type of anti-virus are you using and when was the last time you ran a scan? Have you performed any anti-spyware scans? Have your tried doing your scans in "SAFE MODE"?

You need to start there first. If you don't have any anti-virus or anti-malware programs see BC's List of Virus & Malware Resources and at least scan with Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D. In #4 there is a list of several free online anti-virus scans which you can perform.
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Posted 04 December 2006 - 02:36 PM

i have windows xp, i use defender pro antivirus and firewall. i also use AVG 7.0. And yes, i have done scans in safe mode and found some potential spyware and promptly deleted it. my defender pro firewall notifies me of the attack and says it has been successfully repulsed, but after the attack, i have to restart my computer or disable my firewall to have access to the internet.

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 02:53 PM

i use defender pro antivirus and...i also use AVG 7.0

I suggest you start by keeping only one anti-virus and removing the other.

You can have more than one anti-virus program installed on your system as long as only one of them is actively running and providing real time protection. The other should only be used as an on demand scanner. However, even when one of them is not running, problems can still arise when the active anti-virus detects the non-active one's definitions or quarantined files.

The concern with using more than one anti-virus program is due to conflicts that can arise when both are in real-time mode simultaneously. Anti-virus software componets insert themselves into the operating systems core and using more than one can cause instability, crash your computer, slow performance and waste system resources. When actively running in the background while connected to the Internet, they both may try to update their defintion databases are the same time. As the programs compete for resources required to download the necessary files this often can result in sluggish system performance or unresponsive behavior.

Each anti-virus will often interpret the activity of the other as a virus and there is a greater chance of them alerting you to "False Positives". If one finds a virus and then the other also finds the same virus, both programs will be competing over exclusive rights on dealing with that virus. Each anti-virus will attempt to seize the offending file and quarantine it. If one finds and quarantines the file before the other one does, then you encounter the problem of both wanting to scan each other's zipped or archived files and each reporting the other's quarantined contents. This can lead to a repetivite cycle of endless alerts that continually warn you that a virus has been found.

I am not familiar with Defender pro firewall but it appears to be doing its job by stopping the attacks. In doing so, it may also be responsible for your lost of connection so you may want to consider replacing it.

If you keep AVG7, you can choose another firewall from the following list.
Free firewalls:
Zone Alarm Free for Personal Use
Kerio Personal Firewall (available in a full and limited free edition)
Kerio Personal Firewall 2.1.5 (last freeware version that was strictly a firewall and not bundled with extra features that hog resources and slow down system performance) - Alternate download
Outpost Firewall Free
Jetico Personal Free
Sygate Personal Firewall Free 5.6
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Posted 04 December 2006 - 03:03 PM

Below are 3 comments copied from the link below:
http://www.freedomlist.com/forum/viewtopic...70&start=60

i purchased the program , its worthless you can Get it to work on One system but not a multi Network, the Anti Virus Does asks for a Valid Reg Code i purchased the Program for 30.00 and it came with Only two reg codes one for Private surf and one for Anti spam thats it , Now trying to uninstall ohhh what a job, not including the Spyware that comes with the Program if You look in the right Places , and the casino crap , and Tech Support what a Joke ... three Letters and Nothing not even a answer to the Politest letter i have ever written asking for a Valid key code to a pogram Puchased , this Program is a nightmare

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Whenever I go online and my DefenderPro Firewall is on I seem to lose my connection every 10 minutes or so. What can I do about this?

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So far I have not been able to get it to find anything for viruses or spyware. It won't scan files that are password protected. I copied the file names down and then bought Xoftspy, it found and deleted the same 60..thats right 60 files the defender pro could not because of the password protection. I wrote to tech support 2 weeks ago and have not heard a response, I just wrote to them again, and I doubt I will hear anything. I wasted 30 dollars, someone mentioned asking for a refund..but they don't respond to tech support and there is no phone number. Any suggestions on how to go about this?
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Posted 04 December 2006 - 03:23 PM

Whenever I go online and my DefenderPro Firewall is on I seem to lose my connection every 10 minutes or so

Confirms my suspicions about the program being responsible for loss of connection. Seems like poor tech support as well.
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Posted 04 December 2006 - 08:51 PM

so which of thos firewalls do u suggest

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 08:54 PM

also, if i use a different antivirus, then what do you think i should use? is there a good pc clean up program i can use?

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 09:22 PM

The two that I use are Zone Alarm and AVG antivirus.

When you say cleanup that could mean a few things. Regardless, I would suggest you install Avg antispyware free. If you want to clean temp files, logs,etc. you can't go wrong with Ccleaner. Just don't check any of the advanced buttons which should be grayed out.

http://free.grisoft.com/doc/1

http://www.ccleaner.com/

please let us know if you need help with these programs and if either AVG finds something they can't remove.
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Posted 04 December 2006 - 10:56 PM

i got zone alarm and already had AVG. i have that cleaner and used it, and am gonna run a new AVG scan overnight in safe mode. i should be in good condition now. you are some smart turds you know it? thanks for your help....i'm sure tomorrow i'll screw something else up.

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 05:27 AM

so which of thos firewalls do u suggest

Its a matter of personal choice. Same with an anti-virus. All the ones I posted are very good but you will get varying opinions as to which one is best.
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Posted 05 December 2006 - 06:50 AM

I told you i would screw something up. i ran that scan all night and when i restarted my computer this morning, all my icons and fonts are HUGE! all my settings in my desktop properties are normal. whats going on?

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 08:18 AM

sounds like you are in safe mode.
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