"ESET Smart Security" and "Hide My IP"

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  1. JoeBingo

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    Anyone have experience running software that hides your IP address, while also running ESET Smart Security?

    I am trying to run an application called "Hide My IP 2008", along with ESET Smart Security and am having some kind of conflict.

    Everything works fine, until I reboot. Then, I loose internet connectivity. The only "fix" that I have found, to restore connectivity is to uninstall "Hide My IP" or ESET and reboot.

    By using an application called LSPfix, I have found an LSP that "Hide My IP" installs and therein lies the conflict. The file that apparently does not play well with ESET is called securenet.dll

    I have tried every configuration and user setting in both "Hide My IP" and "ESET Smart Security", but have had no luck.

    As it stands right now, if I intend to reboot my computer, I must first uninstall "Hide My IP", reboot and then reinstall "Hide My IP". Otherwise, with both applications installed, I loose Internet connectivity with each reboot.

    I have contacted "Hide My IP" support. They are aware of the conflict and suggested that I also contact ESET for a possible solution.

    The bottom line is, right now, there is no fix. SO ........ does anyone use software that hides your IP address and "plays well" with ESET Smart Security"?

    TIA
     
  2. JoeBingo

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    *BUMP*

    No one on a security forum, tries to hide their IP address ...or... no one is able to run IP address hiding software along with ESS?

    TIA
     
  3. JoeBingo

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    I have contacted ESET support for help with this issue.
     
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    Your temporary solution in effect, disables ESS Internet security. Correct? For my own peace of mind, I can not do that.

    The rest of this post is in reference to the thread at the link you provided.

    Also, afar as the link to the temporary solution you provided, in the OP, you refer to an issue with NOD32 and "Hide My IP". Yet, you say, "The only way to get my Internet working again is to uninstall NOD 32 smart security.

    You do realize that ESET NOD32 and ESET Smart Security are two distinct and different applications, right "Andy"? I wonder if you actually have either installed and continuously active on your computer.

    Interestingly, your screen name, "bhather", happens to be an obvious reference to "Hide My IP's" LV2 Tech Support representative, Brent Hather. Yet, you call yourself "Andy". Strange.

    If in fact, you are Brent Hather, I also find it interesting that you post in the third person, so to speak, when you say that "here is what you need to do: (I got this from the hide my ip support)", when YOU are in fact, Hide MY IP's Tech Support. Weird.

    Nevertheless, thank you for your "good news" temporary fix. The problem is, the workaround in effect, disables ESET Internet Security protection against viral and malware activity. Therefore, for my own peace of mind, this "temporary fix" is unacceptable.
     
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  7. funkydude

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    Believe it or not, no. I'm not sure how it hides your IP unless it uses a proxy for all your data, that's the only way I can think of, which would slow down your connection in general. Not only that, it is a security risk in itself, since the company could easily read any unencrypted data such as bank account details, surfing habits etc. My guess is you're paranoid about your location, that can only be traced to your nearest ISP's hub. For example after visiting that website it tells me I'm located in a city, but I'm not. My ISP's hub is though. Hiding your IP has always been considered a silly marketing scheme like defragmenting RAM.

    As long as you have the right protection, you have no reason to "Hide" your IP. Also, use encryption where available for websites (https). A lot of websites have it but don't freely advertise it.
     
  8. JoeBingo

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    I agree with everything you said funkydude800. Your statements are all "spot on". I just needed to hide my IP, so one particular website did not even know the true geographical area I am located in. The only time I use "Hide My IP 2008" is when I visit that site.
     
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