TDS-3 at windows start up?

Discussion in 'Trojan Defence Suite' started by Eliot, Aug 16, 2003.

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  1. Eliot

    Eliot Registered Member

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    SHould I have TDS-3 start with windows? I mean is it necessary if I run TDS-3 daily anyway? I just don't like having alot going on at startup. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Dan Perez

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    Hi Eliot,

    I have the same reservations about a cluttered startup as well. I satisfy myself with just waiting after the system has finished loading up and before opening up and network app I manually launch TDS and initiate a Radius update.

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    Dan
     
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    Ok, then I should have asked this first as well: Should I let it run all the time or is a dalily scan enough?
     
  4. Dan Perez

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    Hey :)

    Well, opinions vary on that. I typically prefer to keep it running as often as possible and do full scans less frequently (maybe once or twice a month). For me, there are a couple of things that argue for leaving it active

    1. Execution Protection will only function if TDS is running

    2. I like to have Andreas's excellent "screx" TDS script running which has a slew of features including (but not limited to) portscan detection, trojan emulation with defense commands, log monitoring (of various firewalls or Port Explorer), IRC chat mini-client, etc.

    Many people prefer to do full scans more frequently.

    HTH,

    Dan
     
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    Let it run 24/7 is my choice then. Thanks and yes it did help out. I leave it running and then I do not have to scan with it since it will not let it through to start with. Perfect answer. TDS-3 ROCKS!!!
     
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    You'll still want to scan occasionally, just in case a trojan got through before it was included in the radius file.
     
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    Hi again!
    you might like to check your startup if all is really necessary at the startup or can be started manually when needed.
    I have the habit of removing autostart keys if i notice i don't need a program all time which spares bunches in bootup time too.
    WormGuard has already another kind of execution protection and this is sitting in the background all time so i hope my system is enough protected with that part till the TDS exec protection adds it's force to it after the TDS start.
    I would not like to have it closed a single moment, using the various tools too often!
     
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