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Antivirus software recommendation

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by mussel, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    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.
     
  2. faustian bargain

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    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.
     
  3. javyn

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    Do you even really need anything for that?

    Outlook 2003 does a good job filtering junk mail I think.
     
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    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.
     
  5. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    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?
     
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    j Senior member Admin

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    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.
     
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    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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    Kaspersky for the desktop
    NOD32 for the laptop
     
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    I just installed the trial version, and (so far) it seems to be working much better than anything else I have tried for spam. Thanks for posting the tip!

    I am also trying NOD32. It seems that it`s a very light load on system resources compared to other software, but I`m not sure how good it is at blocking viruses and spyware yet.
     
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    Use an abacus.
    And risk getting splinters? Count using your fingers instead.
     

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