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Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Probert31, Dec 27, 2004.

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  1. Probert31

    Probert31 Registered Member

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    Just a question. I run AntiVir's AVGaurd, Zone Alarm Pro (can't get updates anymore though), Spybot Search and Destroy's Tea Timer resident program, and Spy ware Blaster by JavaCool at startup. I also run LavaSoft's Ad-Aware SE Personal, Spybot Search and Destroy, AntiVir's antivirus program, HiJack This, A-Squared anti trojan, and CWShredder at regular intervals. I update the programs and use Windows Update regularly. I also occasionally run Trend Micro's Housecall- Online Virus Scanner. On a scale of 1- 100, how secure am I from virii, trojans, and spyware. How could I be better? Oh yeah, I also use Opera or Firefox as my browser. Thanks.
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    you really should not run CWshredder unless you actually have a problem, it can cause problems of it's own on a healthy computer. other wise you seem fairly well protected. Oh bye the way make sure you have all of the windows updates.

    bigc
     
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    Probert31 Registered Member

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    Thanks! I'll keep that in mind.
     
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    Hi Probert31 welcome to Wilders. This is what works really well for me, very simple to use and maintain. and more importantly very secure.

    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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    I didn't know this!!! This concerns me a bit! I have run it quite a few times just to check!!!! Can you elaborate for us please bigc??
     
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    i ran the scan only the other day and it had a F/P with MSCONFIG
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=58055

    i stopped scanning with it and especially the fix scan after i had another F/P with the hosts file which didnt need fixing and i did try to fix, so it looked like i had an infection which i couldnt get rid of and didnt show up in an HJT log.
    i think there was another recent hosts file F/P too.

    i dont know for sure, but would you always know if you had a CWS infection, if you used FF and not IE?

    there're probably other reasons not to scan too, but i dont know them.
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    I can't think off hand where I read it but what I understand it has been known to make changes it shouldn't. it is a great program but one you use sparringly

    bigc
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    I did a little arcive searching and found this. it is not what I was looking for but I will keep looking and see if I can't find the article i was looking for.

    bigc

    also you might look here
     

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    CWshredder can cause problems, hm?
    Maybe that's why I can't seem to install the recent update o_O
     
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    Thanks very much for looking bigc!!
     
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