Author Topic: DSL connection  (Read 3005 times)

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lemurien

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DSL connection
« on: December 03, 2004, 11:58:54 AM »
First, sorry for the english.... I'm french.
Once 2 days I install avast 4.5, since my connection is very very slow, to go to the net I need to stop the standard shield, is it normal?
download on the same file: 1Ko/s with the shield and 110Ko/s without....

farfouille

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Re:DSL connection
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2004, 12:23:04 PM »
Bonjour Lemurien

Bienvenue sur le forum avast...

No, it's not normal to stop the standard shield to browse the net

What is your system spec (OS, CPU, etc) ?

Are you sure it's the standard shield that you stop or the network shield ?

Farfouille
« Last Edit: December 03, 2004, 12:23:26 PM by Farfouille »

lemurien

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Re:DSL connection
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2004, 02:49:22 PM »
Merci....
Today, I'm back home and I can browse the net without desactivate my shield (????) , perhaps my provider....
System:
OS XP with all updates (no SP2), CPU XP1800+, 512 DDR, 120Go IBM (40+80)
DSL 1024Ko (since 3 weeks ago)
Sygate + avast!

Before I didn't go on the web regulary (because 56K  :-\), so I don't really know the soft for who can protect me on the web.... if someone can help me....

farfouille

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Re:DSL connection
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2004, 06:06:43 PM »
Before I didn't go on the web regulary (because 56K  :-\), so I don't really know the soft for who can protect me on the web.... if someone can help me....

Personally I use :

Anti-virus
- avast as main av-scanner
- escan as backup scanner (it uses Kaspersky engine) :
- online scanner for suspect files : http://virusscan.jotti.dhs.org/

Anti-trojan
- ewido (only as backup scanner)
- a2 (or a square) (only as backup scanner)

Anti-spyware
- spybot S&D
- spywareblaster
- ad-aware SE (free edition)

Firewall :
windows XP SP2 - behind my ADSL router firewall (US Robotic USR8054)
I may replace SP2 fw with kerio free edition or outpost (shareware)

And last but not least :
- firefox instead of Internet explorer
- thunderbird instead of Outlook Express

At the moment I'm also giving a try at prevx.

The only programs that stay all the time in RAM are :
avast
prevx (under test)


I can also recommend you this french site where you can find many useful informations about computer security :
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/websecurite/
   
I also recommend you to see the signature of our 'avast evangelists' (Technical, Eddy, sorry for those I not mention). You will find links to nice tools and advices.

And...keep reading/posting in avast forum.. You are at the right place  ;)

Farfouille

lemurien

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Re:DSL connection
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2004, 09:28:53 PM »
Thanks.... with this I hope I can protect myself (and my friends to....  ;))