Do I need a product like TDS-3?

Discussion in 'Trojan Defence Suite' started by navajo, May 28, 2004.

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  1. navajo

    navajo Registered Member

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    First....kudo's to all that share their knowledge and info. Been lurking this site for a week learning how to address an issue I was dealing with....way cool.

    My question is basically " do I need a product like TDS-3 along with my current security and why?"

    Long story made short......Have used NIS products for a couple of years until the 2004 ver and their activation "feature". Have uninstalled 2004 and now purchased and installed ZA Pro and KAV Pro.

    My OS is XP Home with all updates in place and as far as I know I'm clean...from AV scans and ad-aware. Performance on the box has improved after ZA Pro & KAV Pro.

    I'm learning more on the layered defense approach so that brings me back to my question on adding a product like TDS-3? Will it coincide well with ZA Pro and KAV Pro?

    Appreciate thoughts and comments.

    ....Cheers
     
  2. Jooske

    Jooske Registered Member

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    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    Nice suggestions for the freeware, like you said, TDS is on top of all, the others will certainly be able to contribute to layered protection, generally spoken it can always be a good idea to look for second opinions, as each product has different ways detection mechanisms and databases.

    Anyway, this forum is not for comparison between products, talking about TDS. It has proven it's value long time, the company it comes from is reliable and known long time, the largest databases, etc etc, outstanding support second to none.
    Yes, TDS is needed, all time on top of all, several steps advanced of the malware, and lot more as you can see described on the website.

    The big difference with TDS and conventional AV/AT is it is specialised in trojans in the first place, and covers lots of dialers, trojan downloaders, worms and spyuware detection, keyloggers, rootkits, and lots more.
    Further it keeps you in the driver's seat, you decide what to do with an alarm and the whole suite of some 50 tools adds lots more to your options in defense.
    Then the exec protection blocks malware before it can even execute, so no live trojan infection needed before it can be detected on any level, it is just blocked in the registered version).
    And there is so much more.......
    Please have another look at the website, download the free evaluation version and reboot after install, back on thje download site get the latest database update (re)load TDS and have your full system scan.
    Make sure you temporary close other scanners while scanning with TDS so it has free access to all your files.

    Many TDS users have KAV or NOD32 beside it for at least the virus protection and like said, second opinion. You have KAV already!

    If you really take protection serious also look at the DiamondCS site for the ProcessGuard to hammer your system all tight and Port Explorer so you can actually see what is connecting with each application, while you can spy on them or kill them or throttle their bandwidth. Those three together make your system a fortress -- have wormGuard extra for stopping worms and scripts before they can execute, CryptoSuite for secure storage of your valuable data and testing integrity, as well as encrypted messaging immediately to your contacts invisible for internet, ...... nice combination!

    Let us know how you like it and what are your possible finds!
     
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  3. navajo

    navajo Registered Member

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    BigShow & Jooske

    Thank you very much for the info. My head has been spinning over the past few days as I gather information through this site.

    I had a very simplistic view that what I was using in the past (NIS 2003 package) covered my PC security needs.....then I found this site and had an eye opening experience.

    Thanks again!

    Cheers...Dennis
     
  4. Jooske

    Jooske Registered Member

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    Hi Dennis,
    glad you found this place, as there is really much info.

    Generally this forum is offering lots of experience and we all learn by asking and reading.
    If tools are needed thjey are adviced and if possible freeware, of course, but where shareware offers lots of extra's we do advice so.
    Fortunately the diamondCS tools come each with a free evaluation time to try it out on your own system, and there is lot of freewaer on the site too.

    All together we have a kind of mission, like sharing our knowledge and helping people where we really can with respect for their valuable systems and data and people themselves of course.
    This forum is educative and has professionalism, while it is still for users on all levels of experience. And the atmosphere is very ok.
     
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