Basic configuration of TDS-3

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    Here are some basic configurations for TDS-3
    Please keep in mind that I myself use Windows 98SE.
    Some settings in Windows NT/2000/XP might be a little bit different;
    I have tried to say where that might be the case.

    Start TDS-3.
    You will see, after some initial scans have finished, a great black window with all kind of information;
    it is called the console window.
    It looks like this:
     

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    We will now set the configuration.
    Click Configuration.
    First tab is Startup.

    First column: Initialization
    About the first two boxes that begin with the word Boost:
    It makes only sense to checkmark those first two boxes if you run Windows NT/2000/XP.
    These first two options do not work in Windows 95/98/98SE/ME.
    There is a very little error in the Helpfile about option 2:
    it should have mentioned that you can only use it in NT/2000/XP.
    In case you use ME, it might tell you that the Token Privileges were succesfully installed; that is a wrong message.
    Checkmark: Load Plugins, Load Radius Systems, Load Radius extensions.
    Now what about Initialize sockets?
    There is not really the need for the sockets to be initialized, assuming that you are using a firewall.
    Also, in case you are low on RAM, you might decide to not checkmark this box.
    The final decision is yours; you can always change the settings.
    Then Show Tip of the Day and Greet User with Speech. Your own decision; you might like them, but they are not necessary.

    Second column: Startup Scanning.
    Checkmark all boxes.
    It is possible that you might see a little problem (you have to wait too long, your system freezes).
    This might be caused by Process Memory Space Scan.
    In that case you might choose to not checkmark that.

    Third column:
    Choose what you want.
    In Run At Windows Startup you can choose whether you want TDS-3 to start up at Windows start-up, or not. If you want to use TDS-3 only as an on-demand scanner, then you might to choose No.
     

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    Second tab: Servers.
    Left side:
    The url of your provider, say www.myprovider.com and Open Port=80
    I don’t use a proxy, so I cannot tell you much about it.
    Right side:
    The SMTP server of your provider, say smtp.myprovider.com
    And your email-address.
     

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    Third tab:
    I don’t use MIRC, so cannot tell you much about.
    In Misc Options I would advice to checkmark “Log console activity”.
    For the other boxes: choose what you want.

    After all is set, hit Save.
     

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    Click Scan Control

    First tab: Scan options.
    First column: Deep-search Inside Files.
    Checkmark all boxes.
    You could choose to not checkmark “Scan for Clients/EditServers” (I myself have not checkmarked that box).
    Second column: Advanced Scan Options.
    Checkmark all boxes, except in the case you run Windows 95/98/98SE/ME.
    In that case you don't use the file-system NTFS.
    So, in that case: don't checkmark those first two options.
    Save configuration.
     

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    Second Tab: Generic detection.
    Checkmark the box Anti-Trojan.
    Make your own choice whether you checkmark the box “Anti-Worm/Hostile Scripts”.
    Maybe you also have a program like WormGuard installed on your system, then you don’t need that box checkmarked
    Put the slider in “Generic Sensitivity” to the right but not completely at the right (I don’t remember the default setting).
     

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    Now what to do with Execution Protection?
    You cannot use it in the trial-version of TDS-3.
    It is the resident-scanning part of TDS-3.
    You have to make your own choice, it all depends on how you want to use TDS-3.
    Do you run it as on-demand scanner or also as on-access scanner?

    The place where to enable/disable Execution Protection is:
    TDS > Execution Protection.
     
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    FanJ Guest

    How to make the settings for a Full System Scan.

    TDS > Edit Config Text Files > Scans > Full System Scan.txt.
    Open that file; it will be opened in Notepad.
    Here is a copy and paste of my file:
    (I have sometimes problems with Process Memory Space Scan, so that one is not included in my FullSytemScan file).
    Of course you might have different drives than I have.

    Live Process Files
    Memory Objects
    Memory Mutexes
    Registry & File Traces
    Autostart Programs
    System Files CRC32
    Scan In C:\
    Scan In D:\
    Scan In E:\
    Scan In F:\


    How do you do a Full System Scan?
    System Testing > Full System Scan.
     
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    FanJ Guest

    OK, that's it for now ;)

    I will close this thread so it stays "clean".
    Feel free to ask questions.
    I have started this thread for questions:

    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=2872

    Cheers, Jan.
     
  10. FanJ

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    In case you might have some error messages about missing or not correct files etc., or the TDS-3 console window does not show, see this thread for info about the required system files:

    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=2906
     
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