HTAstop still being used ?

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  1. ~*Nat*~

    ~*Nat*~ Registered Member

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    Hello,

    I was wondering if the HTAstop - program is still a good application to use -
    or is it outdated ? It is listed in the FREE Tools section on Wilders and in this
    link: http://www.nsclean.com/htastop.html ,
    but it looks a bit like from the early 19hundreds if you know what I mean ;)
    but seems like a good protection thingy. So, still useful or too old ?
    And is it kept being updated, does anybody know ?

    Thank's !
     
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    Hi dog, :)

    Awesome...thank's for the thread link !

    Infos are great. But I admit I'm a bit confused now *lol.
    First...the HTAstop would have to be downloaded via unzipping, right?
    That means I have to install Winzip again *sigh* - but that's ok.

    Second...there is mentioning of the Script defender, which sounds "enticing" too, but does it only protect your email accounts, or also when websurfing ?
    How to download ? As EXE or is it to unzip ?
    http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/system/sdefend.htm

    dog, You said about HTAstop set & forget, or something like that...:) ....do you mean one does not have to keep updating or any other type of acknowledging(sp ?) it's on your puter ?

    And what would you all suggest more...HTAstop OR Scriptdefender ?

    Ooh, so sorry for all these questions, but I am not sure...cannot make up my mind. Heeelp. :)
     
  4. dog

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    The Htastop zip ... the default windows zipper will handle no issue. Yes, there's no need to update HTAstop ... it's only designed to do this one thing.

    Script Defender does a little more ... as well as blocking .hta extensions. Which you can download for here --> http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/system/sdefend.htm
    It will block the listed scripts anywhere on your PC ... it D/L's as an exe (I just confirmed that)

    As for what to recommend ---> Script Defender does more, I'd recommend you try it first ... another option is DiamondCS Wormguard it's payware but it's truely great! It has a free 30-day trial, which is a must before buying ... just to insure there's no compatiblity issue between it and your PC setup. ... and is configurable ... you can add any extension of your choosing. This is what I currently use ... but I do have the 2 mention on board, just not active. ;)

    HTH,

    Steve
     
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    I have had HTA, Script Defender and Script Sentry on my Win98 forever without any conflicts.
     
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    Hey all, I'm speechless...you guys are great, very helpful !!

    @anoj I'm very happy for you ! I wish I would've known about these proggies
    when I still had Win98. I'm positive they could have helped my poor, poor
    puter from being fried and then totally k i l l e d, from all the bad
    stuff "out there". :'(

    dog, I prolly try Script defender first...easier. :D But...I may also dl
    the HTAstop soon. Because they both sound soo good !


    Hi Spanner, Your advice was very help&useful, thank You !
    You're right, you never know.......
    I just hope if I add all those recommended progs,
    that it won't interfere with my, lets say "SpywareGuard &
    S.Blaster, etc.

    Ha, by the way. I added the CWShredder just about 3 days
    ago. THAT one is in my eyes an absolutely MUST HAVE.
    It found 2 nasty CWS variants, which I was positive of that my
    computer is clean. I got it for "just in case". Well my
    Spybot & Ad-Aware didn't warn me of these, but Shredder did.
    I am so glad I downloaded this app !

    Again, thank you for all the help and infos !!
     
  7. Peter2150

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    I think HTAstop is a great little program and I still have it in use. BUT be aware. I run XP Pro and for a while when I'd try and go and modify a user account notepad would come up with a file not found. Really had me scratching my head until I found out that that windows function uses HTA and to get to work I had to turn off HTAstop. A minor nit, but one to be aware of.

    Pete
     
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    Yes, I still use HTAstop (and DSOstop - and other "old" things) - simply because - even though M$ generally gets around to addressing the original problem that (whatever) program was created to fix, their (M$'s) "fixes" generally either don't work as expected or they undo another fix somewhere else along the line.

    No adverse effects from using any of the "oldies but goodies" I've got on here. HTH Pete
     
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    Hello Peter2150, :)
    I'm glad to know HTAstop is still being used. I think from what it supposed to
    protect about, it's a wonderful addition to ones arsenal.
    Thank's for pointing that out about the XP account thingy. I was a bit worried about it too. Now I know what to expect.
    So, all you have to do is just turn it off and after done, back on, yes ?
    And does it also protect other users' accounts ? Naive me.
    Its just that I found out not all programs work right on the other accounts, but mine.

    P.S. I want to update my XP to WinXP2 in a few days, can someone tell me if I should wait to after I do or is it ok to dl HTAs. now ?
     
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    And yet another one that convinces me to use it. :D
    Thank's Pete ! :)
     
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    I don't use other accounts so I couldn't say about any effects that way. But I do run as an administrator account(i know, i know, but I have to) and I can't access the user accounts from control panel without turning off HTAstop.

    As far as the upgrade to SP2, I am on XP Pro, and when I upgrade to SP2 I forgot all about those little guys (htastop etc) so they were on. As far as I can tell there were no adverse effects. I have seen some small flakies from upgrading to SP2 but nothing serious, and nothing more than others have reported.

    Pete
     
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    Thank's for the reply Peter2150 :)
    I guess I will be sure to remember to turn off before upgrading.
    __________________
    Now, I have more questions for you guys if you don't mind.
    I would like some comments of wether or not all these (following) programs together
    will not interfere with each other and/or cause problems.
    I have lost 3 good computers already, maybe 'cause of my ignorance - and
    plenty of nasties implanting themselves on those PC's. Sooo, I want to be careful not to mess things up as much as possible.
    I'd like some input from others what their experience and ideas are. Ok? :)
    __________
    Ok....so far I have:
    WinXP-SP1 - soon SP2
    ZoneAlarm (free)
    SpybotSD
    Ad-Aware
    Spyware Blaster
    Spyware Guard
    IE-Spyad
    Avast-Anti-Virus
    Ewido
    CWSshredder
    ~~~~~~~~
    Now, I also would like to add/download:

    Registryprot,
    Processguard,
    ID-Blaster,
    HTAstop,
    Script Defender
    maybe another Anti-Virus, for backup.

    I think that's it so far...:p

    Would all those together be alright ? Please someone advice me.

    And I am sorry for the long post. :oops:
     
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    First thing I would say is don't go with 2 antivirus or 2 firewall programs in general. They may cause each other problems.

    Here is my list. Note I don't include some things like htastop, DSOstop etc.

    Zone Alarm Pro(latest version) Firewall
    F-Prot for windows Anti-Virus
    TDS-3 Anti-Trojan
    Wormguard DCS Worms,macros and scripts
    ProcessGuard Covers a lot of territory
    Spybot S&D (no teatimer) Spyware
    Giant Antispyware Spyware
    Spywareblaster Spyware
    SpywareGuard Spyware

    and for internet explorer

    BHODemon Protects against Browser Help Objects
    PopUpCop Popups,Ads,website scripts and activeX

    and finally I consider Raxco's First Defense part of this protection because if something does get into the system, recovery is a 5 minute exercise.

    Believe it or not all this stuff runs together.

    Pete
     
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    This is what works really well for me, very simple to use and maintain: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=315075

    You may want to take a look here for further discussion on security and how to make your system that much stronger and here for more.

    Let us know how you go…

    Cheers :D
     
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    Thank's to All ! I appreciate(d) everyone's posts. :)
     
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