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Thread: Programs & Setting Needed For A Full Protected Pc.

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    I had recently some problems, due to my brother who installed a full of crap program on my pc. :flame:

    I've got as a protection those programs:

    -Norton antivirus professional edition 2003

    -Norton personnal firewall

    -Spybot - Search & Destroy

    So I would like to know if I need to add or replace some programs, as those didn't prevent the attack, & as I'm sure it will hapen again. :-" :rtfm:
    Thanks in advance.

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    Norton antivirus professional edition 2003

    -Norton personnal firewall

    -Spybot - Search & Destroy
    I put on the list Ad-Aware Pro.

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    What problems?

    I would add spyware blaster.
    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/spywareblaster.html

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    -The pc slowed down
    -Had a report from Norton antivirus that his settings had been changed by another program

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    -And a bunch of 10 crapwares or registery modifications detected and destroyed by spybot, among wich some or at least one of them reapeard after.

    -A software named "Reload", detected by my firewall, who was instaled on my windows file, I had dificulties to remove it.

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    Spyware blaster is meant to prevent any spyware getting on your comp.
    Don't know for sure how well it works, as I am usually very carefull about what I install.

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    I would add spyware blaster.
    Spyware Blaster and more can be find on my site,just check my sig.

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    I would get rid of Ad-Aware and SpyBot and replace with SpySweeper.
    Also, add WinPatrol.
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    Do all your programs have really something more than spybot?

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    From the LangaList (9-3-2003)

    It's now been almost a year since Lavasoft
    started having major trouble, first with their site going
    dark for days and weeks; then, when the site came back,
    there was a period of many month with no updates, despite
    the proliferation of new hostile adware/spyware/malware;
    then they had a new round of site problems; and now there
    have been a number of glitches with the new version 6, too.
    PestPatrol and Spybot also have had their share of growing
    pains--- no one is immune, especially in this, which may be
    the fastest-growing area in software: New hostile
    adware/spyware/malware crops up almost every day, requiring
    an extremely aggressive coding effort on the part of the
    vendors selling protective software.

    But Lavasoft's ongoing and pernicious problems--- almost a
    year!--- make me unwilling to rely on Ad-Aware as much more
    than a backup or secondary tool. I have not purchased the
    Pro version of Ad-Aware, and don't plan to until and unless
    the dust settles and they have a *long* run without serious
    outages, hassles or glitches.

    Meanwhile, I rely on Spybot (which I paid for via voluntary
    donation) and PestPatrol (which I simply bought). No tool is
    perfect, and all the tools in this category have some rough
    spots. But these two tools seem to nicely backstop each
    other. Combined with a good firewall and an up-to-date
    antivirus tool, they've kept my PC safe and pest-free,
    despite the worst the internet has had to offer. <g>



    As I have had difficulty connecting to and getting any updates from SpyBot the past 3-4 weeks I tried SpySweeper.

    It has a larger list of items to scan for than SpyBot, but without actually comparing the two lists it&#39;s hard to say what the difference is.
    Works fine for me though.
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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