A couple security issue I want addressed

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  1. Simon Phoenix

    Simon Phoenix Registered Member

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    1. Autosurf programs (4daily, studiotraffic) I use these to get some extra income, I've had a couple trojan droppers from a couple websites. I use Mozilla.

    2. Another program I use is a traffic generator program, I get a couple hundred a month from them but I have to download a program called test 33 and run that program, I did last night, woke up and my pc was slow, very slow.

    I am looking for maybe a good 3rd program to go in between my firewall and AV, I don't run a trojan program becuase my computer is only a 1.1 celeron with 256mb

    I was thinking processguard or winpatrol or something to stop something from opening up just incase something tried to sneak up on me.

    Opinions for a slower pc?
     
  2. Notok

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    Between ProcessGuard and WinPatrol, I'd choose ProcessGuard, even the free version, as it will prevent malware from working, rather than trying to clean it up after it's already run. What I would probably do, if I were in your situation, is:

    -Get a beefier AV that scans internet traffic, like NOD32 or eScan (NOD32 I know to be very light on resources, eScan I've heard is not bad)
    -Get a good firewall like Look n Stop (very light, defeats more leaktests than other firewalls)
    -Harden your system as much as possible (see my sig, this will also help you save resources)
    -Use Moox' Firefox builds (faster, more secure) and Proxomitron with Kye-U's Browser Security Pack
    -Get ProcessGuard and set it to "Block new and changed programs" while your traffic generators run.

    You might also look at Prevx, RegRun, or at least a script blocker like ScripTrap. An active system hardener that auto-updates, like Qwik-Fix, may also be a good investment in your situation.
     
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