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wyrmrider

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Re: avast found trojans-delete? or what?-in chest
« Reply #60 on: August 16, 2008, 08:43:07 PM »
yo
Thanks
Let's not split hairs but WinPatrol does periodic scans  it is not real time
still a great free program- I use it on every machine

Spybot revised it's host policy with Ver 1.5
now updated every week

I use MVPS as main host file then compare with spybots
not too much overlap
not enough to fool with merging

I'll take another look at the proxy server but I do not see much slowdown doing the brute force sequential list search

bball142023

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Re: avast found trojans-delete? or what?-in chest
« Reply #61 on: August 16, 2008, 10:43:14 PM »
do i need mvps or winpatrol on my system?
and is it ok to keep only the avast shield running and no others?

bball142023

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Re: avast found trojans-delete? or what?-in chest
« Reply #62 on: August 16, 2008, 11:16:20 PM »
i have a problem, i installed spyhunter to try it and i scanned it and it showed zlob.trojan(bunch in HKCU software/microsoft/windows/currentversion/internetsettings/zonemaps/escdomains/-and mad bullshit websites), how can i delete these things, i already did once manually
« Last Edit: August 17, 2008, 03:38:13 AM by bball142023 »

YoKenny

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Re: avast found trojans-delete? or what?-in chest
« Reply #63 on: August 17, 2008, 03:53:59 AM »
do i need mvps or winpatrol on my system?
They are different things and you can use both.

MVPS is a HOSTS file that blocks site access in the browser.

WinPatrol is an application that monitors things running on your system similar to Window Defender.

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and is it ok to keep only the avast shield running and no others?
I'll leave that for the experts.

YoKenny

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Re: avast found trojans-delete? or what?-in chest
« Reply #64 on: August 17, 2008, 04:01:24 AM »
yo
Thanks
Let's not split hairs but WinPatrol does periodic scans  it is not real time
still a great free program- I use it on every machine

Spybot revised it's host policy with Ver 1.5
now updated every week

I use MVPS as main host file then compare with spybots
not too much overlap
not enough to fool with merging
I use hpHosts file that has way more entries than Spybot S&D and I know that Steven Burn the maintainer of hpHosts file does a very diligent job of verifying the validity of his HOSTS file.

The last time I permitted Spybot S&D to import its entries I checked a few and they were not valid.

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I'll take another look at the proxy server but I do not see much slowdown doing the brute force sequential list search
I like the logging plus the ability to insert a small image where the blocked site would be


Back to watching The Simpsons then King of the Hill
« Last Edit: August 17, 2008, 04:03:37 AM by YoKenny »

wyrmrider

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Re: avast found trojans-delete? or what?-in chest
« Reply #65 on: August 17, 2008, 06:30:34 PM »
Thanks yo
I use Win Patrol to monitor my Hosts file for changes
I am currently using MVPS mostly out of habit
I think HPhosts is the superior one
I am setting up a separate linux box as a dns server here at home and will install a software firewall there also/ spam filter etc
I have done this at a school and seems to work well
I have to get another UPS as bringing the system up again after a power glitch is no fun
SPybot's host file is not as well maintained as Hp or MVPS
It does have most of the real baddies- but not the in the wild kind
it's just that it is so easy for a novice to use and they get some IE restricted sites in the process
Would be nice if someone took over ie-spyads

YoKenny

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Re: avast found trojans-delete? or what?-in chest
« Reply #66 on: August 17, 2008, 10:59:05 PM »
Thanks yo
I use Win Patrol to monitor my Hosts file for changes
I prefer Windows Defender as it reports modification faster
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I am currently using MVPS mostly out of habit
I think HPhosts is the superior one
I am setting up a separate linux box as a dns server here at home and will install a software firewall there also/ spam filter etc
I have done this at a school and seems to work well
I have to get another UPS as bringing the system up again after a power glitch is no fun
I have an APC Back-UPS ES 350 for my XP Pro system and DSL modem as I get frequent 5 second power blips in the morning for some reason
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SPybot's host file is not as well maintained as Hp or MVPS
It does have most of the real baddies- but not the in the wild kind
it's just that it is so easy for a novice to use and they get some IE restricted sites in the process
Would be nice if someone took over ie-spyads
Eric L. Howes the IE-SPYAD author went into hiding shortly after the last update.

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Since these tests were conducted I have become an employee of Sunbelt Software, the makers of the CounterSpy anti-spyware application, and this affiliation precludes me from conducting any further anti-spyware testing for public consumption.
http://www.spywarewarrior.com/asw-test-guide.htm


wyrmrider

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Re: avast found trojans-delete? or what?-in chest
« Reply #67 on: August 18, 2008, 12:05:39 AM »
I might prefer windows defender but they bailed on multi-os support
Counterspy and Scotty co-exist
I am about to remove Counterspy 1.5 for the same reason (Copy from Eric) although I think I can DL updates through the end of the year but have to update the whole file which is a real pain
AS you know (for the benefit of others) both Windows-Defender (Microsoft Anti-Spyware and Counterspy started of As Giant Anti Spyware- Counterspy has been entirely rewritten first with V2.0 and now With VIPRE
(which is one reason we have not been hearing from Eric)
He may not be testing software but did promise a IE-Spyad update in another post, however a restricted sites/ firewall friendly list updated on a regular basis would be nice- and a group already maintaining such a list would seem like the natural.
Commercial sales of the blocklists might even pay the light bill

The UPS's that I am using are mostly APC XP-1500 "back ups"

bball142023

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Re: avast found trojans-delete? or what?-in chest
« Reply #68 on: February 07, 2009, 04:01:09 AM »
if i am using kaspersky, do i really need winpatrol?

YoKenny

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Re: avast found trojans-delete? or what?-in chest
« Reply #69 on: February 07, 2009, 10:43:38 AM »
if i am using kaspersky, do i really need winpatrol?
If you use Kaspersky you won't have this great forum to support you.

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