Wanted: Security setup opinions - antispy/malware reccommendations?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Kylezo, May 27, 2008.

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  1. HURST

    HURST Registered Member

    Jul 20, 2007
    DW indeed is almost popup-less, but I tried running AKLT.exe under DW supervision and on 2 tests it gave a pop-up and asked if I wanted to allow or deny the keylogging.
    So in certain cases DW does show pop-ups.
  2. Ilya Rabinovich

    Ilya Rabinovich Developer

    Sep 13, 2005
    Yes, it shows popups in case DW can't automatically make a desicion if this behaviour dangerous or legitimate.

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    May 5, 2008
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  4. Kylezo

    Kylezo Registered Member

    May 27, 2008
    Sorry about that TOS violation, basically the author said that turning off DNS caching on a home machine has little or no effect. His reasoning:

    hosts file is loaded into memory at startup, not every time you visit a site

    He also mentions that since hops are measured in milliseconds, if you are seeing a 5 second delay then your problem is probably with the ISP, not hosts.

    I found a smaller hosts file for adblocking (~43kB) but it didn't really do much for me. Tried IE7Pro and IEPlus and didn't like either of them (both left a bunch of crap in Application Data and my registry after uninstall too).

    I switched back to a large hosts file and turned DNS caching off and things seem to be faster, especially due to the fact that all ads are skipped over. Hope I am not causing infrastructure issues querying too much ;P

    Thanks for those app recommendations, I'll check them out! Probably not DW, since I am cheap :D

    I am still only using AntiVir Premium and have had no issues so far. But, trying to run a tight ship, you know.
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