December 29, 2008 at 10:33 am #28450
Wondering what Program or Programs the Techies recommend that best covers these threats?What is considered in the Industry after Testing as the best available?The threats.1 Spyware2 Trogans 3 Adware4 Dialers5 Back Door threats6 Phising attacks7 Information stealers8 Worms9 Drive by downloads10 Viruses11 Malicious Browser changes12 Malicious Downloads13 RootkitsProbably more but these come to mind.Would be handy to know,for our Members and Guests, what programs best fight, what malware. Thanks.December 29, 2008 at 12:39 pm #30681MitzKeymaster
First, its important to distinguish between Internet Security Suites and Anti-virus software, and what they protect you against. Anti-virus software is exactly that. It protects you against viruses. Thats it. An Internet Security Suite includes an anti-virus, but also offers protection against other threats and annoyances such as the ones you have described.Many organisations regularly test some versions of these kinds of software against each other, announcing winners.The bottom line is that ALL of the mainstream software to deal with this stuff works well. The differences for the end user come down to how much they like the interface, whether they prefer the software to constantly check before performing tasks or just take a very hidden approach and quietly do their job, and in some cases whether the software works well in your particular operating environment. You'll find some people who think Norton is the best thing since sliced bread, and others, like myself, who think Norton can create more problems than it solves. This applies to every piece of security software, as we all have different expectations on how the software should operate and how much input it requires, and how visibly its doing its job!If you were to google Microsoft Anti-Virus Partners, you will find that Microsoft has a list of recommended software companies. Any of the ones on the list are fine, and you may wish to go to them all, one by one, downloading 30 day or more trials, and seeing which one you feel works in the way you prefer. When you have found one you like, buy it!If you choose an Anti-virus only, you are going to need an additional anti-spyware strategy to compliment that.Many people prefer to use free stuff. It so happens that one of the very best Anti-virus is also free! This is the free version of AVG anti-virus. If you travel this road, then you should also investigate Spybot Search and Destroy, and Adaware. The combination of these 3 can offer you good protection for no cost at all.I personally have 4 computers, each running different things. On my main computer, I use Panda IS 2009 internet security. I am very happy with it. Another one i like is on another PC, Kaspersky Internet Security. A 3rd computer is currently using McCafee, but I will replace that with Panda fairly soon, as I have had some issues with it. The 4th computer is a Linux only computer and has no anti-virus installed.Its an interesting subject, and I think I will post a series of articles on what various kinds of virus and spyware are, what they do and how they can be defended against.
Mitz from Tips4pcDecember 29, 2008 at 1:18 pm #30682
Thanks for that,and look forward to your articles. dak.I see you have Security Suites installed,rather than indivual Security Programs, designed to target certain malware.Interested in getting your opinion, on Security Suites versus Stand alone,also.Firewalls,is another area, I am interested to hear your opinion on. Microsoft one way, versus aftermarket 2 way,at some stage.I will post, what I am using at the moment,and like to get your comments, some time down the track.Internet Security is such an Important issue to everybody,and appreciate your willingness,to share your Knowledge.December 31, 2008 at 4:54 am #30683MaraParticipant
Reading this may me wonder about something … I seem to have managed to get two programs that are nearly the same – or then again, maybe they are both essential, perhaps?Winpatrol.exeWinpatrollex.exeDecember 31, 2008 at 5:20 am #30684MitzKeymaster
Both files are part of WinPatrol, an antispyware program. If you have chosen to install this program, and you are happy with its performance and function, then leave them both alone as they are required to run this particular program.Its been known for spyware to disguise itself using these filenames though, so if you don't remember choosing to install this program, or you arent using it, then you would be better off removing the entire program. If you dont have an uninstall link in your start menu, and you also cant find the program in add and remove programs, try looking in C: program filese WinPatrol. There may be an uninstall option in that folder.
Mitz from Tips4pcDecember 31, 2008 at 5:26 am #30685
I have had Win Patrol for ages and wouldnt be without it.If you download a progam,select save,scan with your Anti Virus and Spyware,then install,how can there be a risk?There isn't any.EDIT.I will only download from Authors Sites or reputable Sites like Download.comDecember 31, 2008 at 5:27 am #30686MaraParticipant
Thanks ever so much, dak!I do remember downloading Winpatrol (cutest little black puppy to 'guard' my computer - smile) - just couldn't remember downloading it twice so it's reassuring to know that I can leave them both alone and simply enjoy their protection.Think I must be much like DSTM - have masses of safety programs and wouldn't feel secure wandering onto the internet without any of them.December 30, 2009 at 8:09 am #30687karen25Participant
Which is the most dangerous one? I had Trojan a while ago…April 24, 2013 at 5:09 am #30688ErnestoParticipant
Security software can serve a number of security functions. Some programs are designed for a single and specific purpose, such as spyware removal, while others can accomplish several functions. Security software is used to establish firewalls, to detect and remove viruses, to secure information on a network, to detect attacks on a computer or network, and so forth. As a general rule, it runs all the time, providing background protection, and users can also run utilities to scan their computers for specific computer threats. Such software can also be used for access filtering. With some computers and networks, access filtering may be desired to keep people away from sites which could threaten security, such as sites which automatically start downloads of malicious code. Access filtering may also be utilized to ensure that people in the workplace only access work-appropriate sites, and to protect young computer users such as children from material which could be threatening or dangerous.September 25, 2013 at 12:50 am #30689johnneyledParticipant
Various kinds of security software's are available with different versions. We can choose them according to our specifications. With that also, We can have various recovery software's. In these days, Many of them are need the both security and recovery software's.outlook mail recoveryoutlook recovery
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