Would you please clarify the following:

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Crybabytek, Mar 16, 2004.

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  1. Crybabytek

    Crybabytek Registered Member

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    I am running Windows XP.

    Here is a list of the security programs installed and running on my computer:

    Alwil's AVAST - Antivirus program
    Zone Alarm - Home Edition
    Ad-Aware v. 6
    A: Spywareguard
    C: SpywareBlaster
    B: MRU Blaster
    D: ID-Plus

    And if you think I'm "paranoid" you just might be correct. Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they're 'not' out to get me? :p I got hit Jan-February badly with viruses such as only the devil would be thrilled at the amount of work entailed to rejig my computer the result of which is that I now trust no one and nothing. :'(

    Can anybody here see any conflicts in running all the above applications at the same time?

    In the past couple of hours Spywareguard pops up a window telling me that I have a BHO Ojbect, with name which is just more geekspeak to me, and "What do I want to do with it?"
    (I'm too polite to say what I really think.) but the only choices it gave me was "Yes" - "No", as in do you wan to delete it? Since I don't know what it is, I press "Yes". End of that story, or is it? o_O Guess I'll eventually find out when my computer drops dead.

    Now, as to this new program:

    ID-Plus. The reason I had a look at it and thought I'd try it is that there are some people out there who don't understand that when you send an E-mail and include everybody on the planet that you know in "CC", every single one of those Addresses are shown in full in the E-mail's headers, which if I can read, then so can the rest of the planet. I never but never send out CCs to anybody, no matter how tempting. If something is that "important", then I'll send you a personal E-mail and clearly tell you what and why I am sending it to you. This is how I got caught late Jan-Feb. with all the viruses. Some other doofus did the same thing and advertised everybody's address. And it was only after 24/7 eliminating, one by one, each and every worm, Trojan, MyDoom, etc. vriuses off my computer that I had a lightbulb moment and after a bit of reasearch discovered that a goodly number of those CC mails were also hit at the same time as I was. Hence the paranoia.

    I've never had a Virus of any kind on any of my computers; I've been fortunate to never have had more than one or two SPAM - the usual twits who send out their sob story about "needing money" to "feed their starving children"; I'm sure you know the ones - now I find myself receiving more SPAM than I've ever even eaten in my whole life...and it's been a very long life, I assure you.

    So, I thought maybe, just maybe, ID Plus might, or might now, along with all the othe programs listed above, might make my computer even more difficult to crack. It's ridiculous.

    Trouble is, I really don't understand it ID Plus. I read, I did a bit of jiggering, but I'm hoping somebody can share some precautons and experiences with the program with me, if it is so in your mind to.

    Sign me: Resigned :(
     
  2. snowbound

    snowbound Retired Moderator

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    HiCrybabytek :)

    Can u clarify something for me?

    Is the software you're talking about ID-blaster?

    I'm only asking because u posted this in the ID Blaster forum but in your post u ask about ID-Plus.




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  3. meneer

    meneer Registered Member

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    I would try running a hijackthis log for starters. Post it in the correct forum over here and you'll know what to clean.

    Spam: everybody will get on a spammers list, sooner or later. Even legislation will not prevent this, I fear. Perhaps Sender Policy Framework (http://spf.pobox.com/)
    I would run an anti spam tool. K9 works good on one system (> 98.5% reliable right now). My Thunderbird mail client on my linux system has a comparable succes rate.
     
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