Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by mattdocs12345, May 31, 2013.
Any suggestions? I tried K9 and didn't really like it.
By webshield what are you looking for, something that scans website content in realtime (http scanner) or just a simple URL Blocker that will show you a "block page" if the site is black listed.
Norton DNS + Bitdefender trafficlight.
What's wrong with K9?
If you need only browser protection think about Firefox with Adblock Plus & Noscript.
K9 is great. Of course I don't use it as a parental filter. My main purpose is to block malware/adware/phising. K9 does excellent job until the moment when I can't access internet at all and then I have to uninstall it.
I am running it currently but I assume within this month it will be gone from my system for the reason above.
I need something that blocks harmful URLs. Norton DNS is not very good at that, K9 does much better job with exception for that bug.
I would suggest using HostsMan to block harmful URLs. I use Acrylic DNS Proxy in combination with it, but you can also just use the built in Windows hosts file.
I'm currently using Bitdefender Trafficlight and Adblock in Chrome. Seems to be working nicely, without having to download a separate program.
I found traffic light quite effective but heavy on the system.
That's the main problem. It eats CPU like there is no tomorrow.
I tried to check how BD TrafficLight blocks sites. However I tried, I've never got any site blocked. Does anybody have BD TrafficLight blocking anything?
Try to install it as an application, not as an add-on.
Currently using Traffic Light + Ad Block Plus + WOT on Chrome on Linux Mint.
Only seen a warning a few times (presumably WOT) and only , maybe, once or twice a blocked page with a friendly <get me out of here> type of message [presumably Traffic Light].
Only 2G RAM and 1st generation E6300 C2D processor.......No conflict, and no slow-down that I notice.
Thanks, I will do that next time. I am currently testing K9 if the internet connection bug has been fixed or not.
Try this site:
Click download. It's an adware.
Norton DNS doesn't block it. K9 blocks the heck out of it.
K9 blocked it as "Spyware / Malware Source". BD TrafficLight showed green light and didn't do anything.
URLVoid currently has no blacklisting for this domain.
Thank you for checking, it's very helpful. I hope none of you downloaded the file...
I downloaded it twice. Then I scanned it with CIS, it detected nothing. Then I deleted. Is it not safe to download and not install?
Yeah it is not safe IMO.
Actually after the download PC cannot hibernate and logoff. Though Killswitch didn't show any unknown process in the RAM. I just switched to earlier snapshot with Eaz-Fix. And now it's OK. Maybe it's coincidence.
It's just a coincidence. It can't do anything if you didnt execute it. Don't worry
I don't know. I've been running problems with my PC recently. Today is a 2nd time Im imaging. When I downloaded the file Avira freaked out and locked the registry... Ive had browser hijacking and my USBs infected.
I think so as well. Moreover the problem survived after forced reboot. I have Applocker with Hash rules. So even if I had executed the download it would live only in the RAM and could not survive reboot.
I guess I get problems with my PC not because of malware but because I tweak security apps and OS.
Have any of you that uses or have used K9 and have experienced the bug actually sent in a bug report or made contact with them so they could take a look at it and try to fix it, or do they already know about it?
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