getting started with FileChecker

Discussion in 'FileChecker & ID-Blaster Forum' started by rocketguy2, Apr 26, 2003.

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  1. rocketguy2

    rocketguy2 Registered Member

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    :p I've just installed FileChecker but am having trouble figuring out just exactly how it works. The text area is empty and when I click start checking, I don't see anything happening. Help!

    Thanks,
    Gary
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi Gary,

    I think you forgot to give it something to check. ;)
    Click Stop Checking and then use the Add File or Add folder buttons to add the files/folders you want it to check.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  3. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    Did you check out the FileChecker Tutorial? (It should be in the FileChecker folder in your Start Menu). That should hopefully help out a bit.

    In short, you'll need to add files manually to the watch list (the tutorial should explain this). The help file may also provide some more useful details.

    If you have looked at those and still have questions, it would very helpful if you could narrow them down a bit. :D I could go on and on about all of the features in the program.

    Best regards,

    -Javacool
     
  4. rocketguy2

    rocketguy2 Registered Member

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    :cool: OK, I read the tutorial and I've added ieexplore.exe, explorer.exe, and spybot.exe. There are several Nav.exe files in my Norton Antivirus folder and I'm not sure which one I need. I found Navdx.exe, Navapw32.exe, Navlu32.exe, Navrunr.exe, and Navw32.exe. I think that's all of 'em. Which one do I need to add to FileChecker?

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    Gary
     
  5. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi Gary,

    These are the one I added (NAV 2003 PE):
    CCIMSCAN.EXE
    CfgWiz.dat
    CFGWIZ.DLL
    CFGWIZ.EXE
    NAVAPSVC.EXE
    NAVAPW32.DLL
    NAVAPW32.EXE
    NAVDEFS.DLL
    NAVEMAIL.DLL
    NAVLNCH.DLL
    NAVOPTS.DAT
    NAVOPTS.DLL
    NAVSCAN.DLL
    NAVSTUB.EXE
    NAVW32.EXE
    NAVWNT.EXE
    I had to go by the names and guess what they were for, so I am open for suggestions just like you.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  6. rocketguy2

    rocketguy2 Registered Member

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    ;) Thanks, Pieter. I'm running an older version of NAV but I'm guessing most of the file names will be the same or similar. Say, I think it was your security web-site which mentioned several ways to guard against Spyware, one of which being to configure Outlook so it won't recieve HTML. What's the best way to do this?

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    Gary
     
  7. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi Gary,

    I think you got me confused with the Oxford University. ;)
    I haven´t used Outlook in years.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  8. rocketguy2

    rocketguy2 Registered Member

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    Man, Oxford doesn't have many kind words about Outlook. What are my other options for handling e-mail and how do I find out more?

    Thanks,
    Gary
     
  9. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Alternative e-mailclients:
    http://www.ritlabs.com/the_bat/
    http://www.rimarts.co.jp/becky.htm
    http://www.eudora.com/
    http://www.pmail.com/
    http://www.incredimail.com/english/splash.html (resource hog, but fun)

    Others will jump in with their favorites.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  10. LindaHewitt

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    o_O

    I am brand new to FileChecker and the WildersSecurity.com website. I am using W2K and it would be useful for me, if someone could post a list of files, which I should monitor using FileChecker.

    I also want to heap the highest level of praise on the WildersSecurity site for posting information about known conflicts with other software. As it happens, I have been using Ad-Aware and SpyBot for over a year now. So after I downloaded FileChecker, I uninstalled Ad-Aware.

    I know of three commercial software sites, which do not disclose this type of information and Norton is one of the three. Personnally, I consider this bad faith on any vendor's part to not disclose such information, when disclosure can prevent a system crash of the user's system. Kudos to WildersSecurity.

    Because of this and other issues with Norton, I have recently changed my AV software from Norton to Panda, http://www.pandasoftware.com/ and I couldn't be more pleased. Panda is providing a lot more information to me, the software is easier to use and they do more frequent updates of their virus definitions.

    Panda is even better in an enterprise environment.

    Pertaining to the previous question about html and Outlook, I have my messages displayed in html but I use Benign to strip out all of the embedded nasties out of html, graphics, etc. so that they cannot infect my computer. For more information on Benign, go to http://www.firetrust.com/.

    I found out about Benign because I have been a long-time MailWasher user (freeware / donation), so when when the commercial version of Mailwasher, I got a free upgrade because I was a registered user (I made a $20 donation). The MailWasher folk (firetrust.com) have come up with a new methodology for fighting SPAM and other nasties. Benign is just one of the components in their methodology. Benign was released in conjunction with MailWasher Pro.

    BTW, I have been using SpyBot for about 9 months and I have been very pleased with it. SpyBot has a link on their site to SpyBlaster. My interest in SpyBlaster and related products has occurred because 3 of my systems have been overwhelmed with tracking cookies and denial of service attacks. One of my system is locked up because once I discovered the tracking cookie, I disconnected internet access to this system and shut it down.

    Cheers,

    Linda

    :D
     
  11. solarpowered candle

    solarpowered candle Registered Member

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    I like the mailwasher and especially Benign also Linda
    I think benign is an excellent product for email security

    It may be something that may suit your needs Rocketguy if you chose to keep outlook, if that is what is familiar to you .
     
  12. nirjhar

    nirjhar Registered Member

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    I have just installed File Checker.

    I have spybot, spyware blaster, spyware guard, proxomitron 4.4, NAV 2003, ie spyad.

    Do I need this program on my XP pro system?

    If yes then Apart from windows explorer, and IE which programs would you recommed to add to the list in File checker?

    d00by

    p.s. I am having staying logged in at this site. I am using Proxomitron 4.4

    I added this site to bypass list. Still, I can't stay looged on to this site.
     
  13. LowWaterMark

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    Often this problem is related to bad cached data and a corrupt cookie related to Wilders. Logoff. Close all browser sessions. Delete cache. Delete any/all cookies from Wilders. Restart browser and login fresh. If that doesn't do it, then post a new thread over in the General Topics forum section so we don't take this thread off topic.

    I hope that helps,
    LowWaterMark
     
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