Bitdefender Anti-Phishing Free Edition

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Dark_Hanzo, Jun 29, 2009.

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  1. Dark_Hanzo

    Dark_Hanzo Registered Member

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    Anyone interested?

    http://www.bitdefender.com/PRODUCT-2237-en--BitDefender-Anti-Phishing-Free-Edition.html
     
  2. progress

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    I think there is no need for such tools, nowadays Browsers still have Anti-Phising features :)
     
  3. Someone

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    Sounds interesting. I wonder if anyone know how effective it is?
     
  4. simisg

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    i have wot....
     
  5. funkydude

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    Exactly, that and OpenDNS. Why use more system resources on nothing?
     
  6. Keyboard_Commando

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    OpenDns fanboy I am, I confess.

    OpenDns would seem to be covering all of the areas this application is attempting to protect, with no drag on system resources.

    Yahoo products and spam/pornbots sitting in a tree ... K.I.S.S.I.N.G :-*
     
  7. Edward_Stream

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    is quite efective. i tryed it and i am very pleased of it
     
  8. afrodaesia

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    It seems pretty naive of you to say that...it's true, most of the browsers I know have incorporated and anti-phishing tool, but those are not always effective, as they are not the first care of the browser's developers.
    I use BitDefender Anti-Phishing and I am pleased with it, it gives me the security I need against those bastards who want to steal my personal data.


    PS: We need all the protection we can get, the important thing is to choose the right one!
     
  9. funkydude

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    Considering nearly all browser anti-phishing lists are community driven(ie=phishtank, firefox=google, opera=netcraft), and therefor have a much wider reach, I would trust it hands down over BitDefender, done by a single company in their spare time.

    Same reason for using OpenDNS.
     
  10. OnSeeker

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    It works really good! BitDefender has changed my online life with its competitive features and the antyphishing toolbar! It gets everything! I must agree on that with Edward and the others who tested it! It's a very good product and it protects your every bit of known and unknown threats!

    Very pleased with it, I wouldn't recommend anything else!

    P.S. The thing is everything is evolving including phishing threats and viruses, and without a good security solution you are doomed out there!
     
  11. Longboard

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    LOL :cautious:
    Ask.com search box "for your convenience" still there: now on second install screen rather than first
    see image and refer here:
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?p=1454890
    http://www.calendarofupdates.com/up...lendar&cal_id=1&code=showevent&event_id=44516

    Very clearly stated in the window but wtf: no such thing as free :(
    ?? ?? No opt out:I didn't go past that screen, happy to be advised..
    Is there an Ask.com EULA linked or given ??
    Possibly, not a risk, but what's it got to do with antiphishing tool?
     

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  12. nikhil_spunky

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    its useless running 2 processes in background better use firefox with wot
     
  13. dallas7

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    That BdAPFE looks pretty nice. However...

    Running Firefox's default security will avail you of google's safebrowsing; my current urlclassifier3.sqlite file is 48 MB. :blink: Good anti-phish add-ons are WOT (Panda) and Finjan Secure Browsing. Include Easy Privacy and Malware Domains filters to your Adblock Plus filter subscriptions.

    Running G Data Internet Security 2010 throws Netcraft, Bitdefender, Avast, Commtouch, Microsoft and Kaspersky into the fray if you enable the Phishing protection module. (Not to be confused with the Virus monitor's Bitdefender and Avast engines.)

    Secure DNS servers like OpenDNS or DNS Advantage are a must.

    Finallly, create KeePass profiles (on a clean system, of course) to log onto financial, e-commerce, etc. sites. (Zeman AntiLogger claims to build additional security around SLL connections, but I haven't yet seen any independent testing to back that up.)

    With all that, if one gets phished doing online transactions or gets drive-by'd while surfing, it's kinda like death: it was your time... ;)
     
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