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post #16 of 36
I`m currently shopping around for new virus software as well (my licensce expired). In the past I`ve tried NAV and Mcafee, so now I`m testing a trial version of Bitdefender.

I`ve only been using it for about a week, but I think it`s pretty good. The virus protection seems better the popular software packages, and it includes spyware, firewall, spam filters, etc.
post #17 of 36
I use the best anti-virus package out there, OSX "Panther."
post #18 of 36
NOD32...one of the best....doesn't take too much resources and works just great!
post #19 of 36
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Originally Posted by SGladwell
I use the best anti-virus package out there, OSX "Panther."

We are working on that...
post #20 of 36
Nod32 is the industry standard, if you'r willing to fork out some cash. If you don't want to pay get avg free by grisoft. Make sure you have an extra layer of spyware protection. I recommend microsoft windows defender or ewido anti-spyware. Both are free.
post #21 of 36
Anyone having any luck with a good anti-spam package? Norton has recently been letting through a ton of ridiculous spam and it's getting old. I can't resort to the services that make people confirm their addresses and such.
post #22 of 36
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Originally Posted by j
Anyone having any luck with a good anti-spam package? Norton has recently been letting through a ton of ridiculous spam and it's getting old. I can't resort to the services that make people confirm their addresses and such.
have you tried Cloudmark? when i did the trial it seemed to catch a high percentage of spam, although it did let a few through here and there.
post #23 of 36
Do you even really need anything for that?

Outlook 2003 does a good job filtering junk mail I think.
post #24 of 36
For web browsing in which you're certain not to get loaded-up with spyware and stuff, just browse as normal.

For those of you that are in to pr0n, or illegal software/movie downloads, i highly advise running a browser inside a virtual machine. If you use e-mule or another p2p file-sharing client, install it within the virtual machine instead of on your main pc. That way, if you're on torrentscan.com or freeserials and you get loaded up with spyware, or you download a program in e-mule that's infected with a virus, you can just delete the VM and start over with a fresh one, without having to re-install everything on your main system. It provides you with a completely isolated environment to venture in to high-risk sites with.
post #25 of 36
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post #26 of 36
Nod32
post #27 of 36
I've downloaded AVG, Spybot's Seach and Destroy, and Adware but it still seems my computer is infected.

AVG found 4 trojans, but it couldn't heal them.

After I scan with Spybot, it finds a list of red problems and I click the icon to fix selected problems. I get a message box saying the problems were fixed. However, when I run Spybot again, it finds the same ones so I don't think its fixing them.

Do I have to manually get rid of these:
Advertising.com
Avenue A, Inc.
Doubleclick
Fastclick
Hitbox
Hitlinks
Mediaplex
TargetNet
ValueClick

They appear to be cookies, so does that mean its less serious?
post #28 of 36
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Originally Posted by esquire.
I've downloaded AVG, Spybot's Seach and Destroy, and Adware but it still seems my computer is infected.

AVG found 4 trojans, but it couldn't heal them.

After I scan with Spybot, it finds a list of red problems and I click the icon to fix selected problems. I get a message box saying the problems were fixed. However, when I run Spybot again, it finds the same ones so I don't think its fixing them.

Do I have to manually get rid of these:
Advertising.com
Avenue A, Inc.
Doubleclick
Fastclick
Hitbox
Hitlinks
Mediaplex
TargetNet
ValueClick

They appear to be cookies, so does that mean its less serious?
"Dangerous" cookies are not that bad. What happens is when you visit a site with an ad banner, the server the image comes from puts a cookie in your computer to track your surfing habits. There's not really much exposure from them, so I wouldn't worry too much.

The trojans might be something more important. If you care, you'd be best off either hiring someone to clean it up for you or if you want to do it yourself, get Hijackthis (free) and go to the tomcoyote forums and go through the procedure they'll explain to fix it. Basically, run the program, post the log, go through some various hoops, and you're clean.
post #29 of 36
I use AntiVir
post #30 of 36
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Originally Posted by faustian bargain
have you tried Cloudmark? when i did the trial it seemed to catch a high percentage of spam, although it did let a few through here and there.

Cloudmark is the best of all the solutions I've tried or read about it. It really is amazing and the concept is much better than the others out there. It's community based so you tag stuff that slips through (not that many) as SPAM and then next time someone else gets it, it'll already be detected.

I got in on the early (read: years ago) beta and I guess somehow I am grandfathered in because they keep letting me use it.
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