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Old 18-03-2004, 23:15   #31
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Re: Security and antivirus web links

i done the kerio no prob but avg i just cant get to accept the sales code
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Old 18-03-2004, 23:16   #32
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Re: Security and antivirus web links

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i done the kerio no prob but avg i just cant get to accept the sales code
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Can someone tell me how to avoid Spydot?

I reinstalled my computer (IBM ThinkPad T40 with Windows XP) several times but always recieve Spydot alert by antivirus software.

Also My internet connection icon is always light on and keen transfering data even I did not open any apllication. I am afraid that my pc was attacked by some unknown virus.

Many thanks.
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Old 19-07-2004, 17:53   #34
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Re: Can someone tell me how to avoid Spydot?

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I reinstalled my computer (IBM ThinkPad T40 with Windows XP) several times but always recieve Spydot alert by antivirus software.

Also My internet connection icon is always light on and keen transfering data even I did not open any apllication. I am afraid that my pc was attacked by some unknown virus.

Many thanks.
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It may be a good idea to start a new thead for this specific problem.
Also add as much info as you can.
Type of firewall if any,
AV software.
Are you on Broadband or dialup. there is almost always some activity on BB connections even if you are not using it for any reason.
Does your PC display any other problems?
Do you run Adware or spyware checkers?
Is there anything showing up in Task Manager that is suspicious?

jeffguo, if you post any further info in this thread you may get more replies.
http://www.cableforum.co.uk/board/sh...ad.php?t=15083
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Old 20-07-2004, 11:42   #35
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Startup list info (extensive)

Just come across this ... It is a very comprehensive source of known startup list components, good, bad or downright nasty. Over 4500 items listed.
http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php
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Re: Startup list info (extensive)

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Just come across this ... It is a very comprehensive source of known startup list components, good, bad or downright nasty. Over 4500 items listed.
http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php
similar info here
http://www.greatis.com/regrun3appdatabase.htm

got a nagging feeling we've posted these sites before
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Zen Internet has signed an agreement to offer Prevx Home as a free download to protect customers from the increasing number of attacks bypassing traditional anti-virus software and firewalls. The agreement †“ which may come as a wake-up call to other service providers †“ offers users protection from joining the growing number of Internet connected PCâ₠¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚¢s attacked and hijacked by hackers and fraudsters.
Zen Internet are offering their customers Prevx Home <-- link provided Those of you who dont know about Prevx it protects against malicious spyware, hackers, Internet worms, viruses, & Trojans..

You dont have to be a Zen customer to enjoy this free download.
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Old 12-11-2004, 19:38   #38
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Zen Internet are offering their customers Prevx Home <-- link provided Those of you who dont know about Prevx it protects against malicious spyware, hackers, Internet worms, viruses, & Trojans..

You dont have to be a Zen customer to enjoy this free download.
Has anyone else tried this, as a Zen dial up customer I got it a couple of days ago but it is very intrusive. I guess I need to spend some time trying to configure it if I am going to keep it. At the moment it is flagging warnings all the time, when my AV is auto updating, when I am uninstalling a program etc, once it starts warning you it is very difficult to get rid of it. At the moment it is very annoying but I will persevere for a little while longer.
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Re: Security and antivirus web links

Added X-Ray PC to the list...

Many thanks to Iadom for the link
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Old 11-07-2005, 15:21   #40
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Re: Security and antivirus web links

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Again, personal opinion - but http://www.f-secure.com/ is a good site - I could also recommend subscribing to the Email list (free and no spam) to get warnings of new viruses as they are noticed...

On a similar note, thought I'd suggest this blog on hte F-Secure site... http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/ - very interesting

ps - sorry this post is a bit of a bump, but thought it worthy to share the link
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Re: Security and antivirus web links

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On a similar note, thought I'd suggest this blog on hte F-Secure site... http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/ - very interesting

ps - sorry this post is a bit of a bump, but thought it worthy to share the link
Nothing wrong with bumping a sticky thread , It does help if you add something useful though.
It's probably the way most stickies get viewed, they seem to be ignored if they're left to rot.
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i found a warning about a virus posing as a photo of a dead bin laden



http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/35320.html
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Re: Security and antivirus web links

(IN)SECURE Magazine is a freely available digital security magazine discussing some of the hottest information security topics.

http://www.insecuremag.com
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Re: Security and antivirus web links

Here's another useful site for anyone interested in learning about and howto protect oneself from phishing... couldn't see it posted anywhere else on the Forum, so sorry if it's a duplicate.

The Anti-Phishing Workgroup - http://www.antiphishing.org
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Re: Security and antivirus web links

I don't post here often, so I hope nobody minds me adding my input to this topic.

I'm sure some of you may be familiar with the strategy of blocking various ad/spyware/etc sites in the Hosts file, but the more experienced computer users are probably also aware of its limitations [if a site has stuff on various subdomains you have to have an entry for each subdomain]. DNSKong gives you a bit more flexibility on DNS-based site blocking. Although it doesn't offer wildcard functionality, in the sense of being able to replace characters with a *, it does let you put in just 1 [or more] "words" [I forget the correct term] of a url. For example, you could have an entry like spammysoftware & it would block anything like ads.spammysoftware.com, banners.spammysoftware.net etc, but wouldn't block banners.spammysoftware1.com. It's not ideal, but it's considerably better than the Hosts file method.

A few things I should mention about it though:
  1. The logging function doesn't automatically chop off the beginning X no. of lines when the log gets to Y no. of lines long, so if you want to use the logging feature then it's a good idea to check on it every now & then & empty it once it gets into 6-figures [number of lines, I mean]. It can be a bit heavy on a browser [which is how it's viewed by default, DNSKong sends it to your browser when you use the tray icon command to do so] once it gets that big, though you could manually view it in a decent text editor.
  2. There used to be a link on the pyrenean site to various filter sets for DNSKong, though the link appears to no longer work. DNSKong does come with a couple of sets of filters, but saying they're a bit out of date would be an understatement. All is not lost though, as I make my own, based on the well-known winhelp2002 hosts file. Admittedly, I don't update my filters as often as that guy does the hosts file [though I've just finished updating them today], but then due to the nature of how DNSKong works my filter blocks more than his does anyway.
  3. If you go to the site of a business that you know is legit, but either the entire page or maybe just it's images won't load, it could be because the site uses the Akamai caching service. There are a lot of legit companies who use Akamai, but there are also a lot of advertising companies who use them as well, so my filter has all Akamai servers blocked by default, though a few legit 1s are listed in the pass filter. If you want to use my filters, you can either do what I do & unblock [by adding to pass.txt] as necessary, or just remove the relevant entries from named.txt & replace them with the full/specific URLs of Akamai-hosted adservers from the original hosts file.
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