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Discussion in 'General Security' started by plvness, Oct 5, 2008.

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  1. plvness

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    Right now I am using the free avg and the free spybot search and destroy is the a better free group of softares I could be using
     
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    I have been very satisfied with SuperAntiSpyware,SpywareGuard,and SpywareBlaster. All are freeware and seem to do good. Occasionally run F-Secures BlackLight to check for rootkits.
     
  4. bellgamin

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    Best free security...

    1- Free imaging program that rescues from infection (and even hard drive failure) when all else fails

    2- Sandbox for worry-free internet usage (prevents keylogging & all other malware except that which is prevented by #3 below)

    3- Firefox (of course) bolstered by NoScript
     
  5. strongbad8500

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    As far as free virus protection goes i think Avast is the best free antivirus out right now.
     
  6. attman

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    Bellgamin -

    be aware that the imaging program is free for imaging but it looks like its to be paid for on restore......
     
  7. bellgamin

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    Ouch! Thank you verrry much, attman, for calling that error to my attention.

    My abject apologies to all.:(

    Here is one that is free in EVERY respect, and which has been used extensively & successfully by several of my cohorts at Wilders...

    Paragon Drive Backup Express.
     
  8. sybar

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    i would have to go with AVG... easy to use and remove... good durrability.. and most of all free
     
  9. lunarlander

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    Free security starts with properly hardening your OS.


    If you have Windows XP Professional, MS published an XP Security Guide v2 and tells you how to harden XP Pro. It is available here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/prodtech/windowsxp/secwinxp/default.mspx#ETE

    If you have Vista, there is a Vista version of the Security Guide:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...ed-7f35-4e72-bfb5-b84a526c1565&displaylang=en

    Hardening an OS gives the attacker a smaller attack surface by disabling unnecessary features. XP after a fresh install is quite bloated and has a lot of places for an attacker to poke at.

    Also you should seriously consider running it daily using a limited user account, as that prevents some malware from working and prevents malware from making system wide changes. In the Unix world, nobody runs a machine daily using the admin account. MS acknowledges that and has made UAC for Vista to achieve the same end.

    Here's more details about that:
    http://www.mechbgon.com/build/security2.html

    Also along the lines of protection and prevention, use Mcafee's Site Advisor, available here:

    http://www.siteadvisor.com/

    It places a site rating besides every google result and tells you about malware infested sites before you go clicking on them and instantly infecting your machine.
     
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    Ferrija1's Canned Malware Removal Applications Post:

     
  11. hrlow2

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    Hello Bellgamin. Saw your mention of Paragon Backup, went to link and downloaded.Got a Windows Installer package with .msi extension. Tried to run, but will not run on my machine as is. What am I missing? My mistake. Got db9_express.msi (72 MB). Same problem though. It can't run.
     
  12. bellgamin

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    The ".msi" filename suffix refers to files built for the Microsoft Windows Installer.

    Microsoft Windows Installer is included with ALL versions of Windows more recent than Windows 2000. Perhaps it somehow got corrupted (or lost) in your version of Windows.

    You can get the MS Windows installer from HERE

    Beyond that, you have a Windows problem, because MANY current programs use Windows Installer for installing their programs. There are lots of Windows-fixup experts here at TechGuy. I am not one of them. :rolleyes:
     
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