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Postby Aussie » Thu Nov 04, 2004 7:44 am

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter - Martin Luther King
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Postby kltsin » Fri Nov 26, 2004 2:29 am

Hey all Im trying to write a page for newbies who want to learn more about internet security, I was pleased to find this sticky when trying to ask for opinions on my page

I know its very long and contains the same data somewhat but opionated.

it also has some plus's that werent talked about previously but i did not include many links to those, i will include those asap since they are a neccesity in my minds eye.....

Here it is...
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Postby kltsin » Fri Nov 26, 2004 2:30 am

Keeping your PC Clean and other Security needs…

Safe Computing Habits…
What you don’t know can hurt you…
If you are going to use the internet you should be protected and know how to keep from getting into trouble.
Not knowing how and why things get installed and why a virus or other malicious program gets installed is more important and powerful than all of the software made to help protect you.
Think of it like putting a 8 year old girl behind the wheel of a bus and telling her how to start the bus and stop it and sending her on her way. Chances are she’s going to crash or go some where they shouldn’t.
Hey little girl want some candy…….
Yes I know that seems a bit harsh but in reality that happens everyday to millions of internet users who install Spyware or Malware on their systems looking for something free.
Sure you/she may get the candy but at what price, the seedy side often comes with the bad, basically don’t trust anything that is free and stay away from strangers.
All too often someone some one wants a cool screen saver or pretty icons on their system or to offer some other free game etc., they either download a .EXE file or allow a ActiveX script to install.
Many times this is the classic Trojan horse.
Take MINIGOLF for an example.
Sure it’s a really cute little FREE game, but it includes other software that opens a connection to a site and starts installing stuff on your system with out your knowledge.
This stuff I will simply call “MALWAREâ€
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Postby bdub » Thu Dec 16, 2004 9:46 am

hijack this has bee updated to version 1.99

http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html
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Samsung 840 EVo SSD 120 GB
toshiba 2TB HDD 64M cache sata3
seagate 1TB HDD 64M cache sata3
hitachi 2TB HDD 64M cache sata3
lg wh14ns40 bd burner
optiarc ad-7240s sata dvdrw (nec chipset)
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rogue spyware removers and other stuff you do NOT want

Postby evasive » Thu Dec 30, 2004 6:41 am

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Postby bdub » Wed Jan 05, 2005 7:56 pm

I'd like to add a little tidbit to this post...
I use a program called "autogk" to do some video editing work, and i found out that somewhere along the line the author decided to put "dae.dll" into the install of autogk. i can only imagine it must be very recently (they are at 1.84 beta right now). Dae.dll shows up in hijackthis 1.99, and that's the only way i would have noticed it. did a search on it, and came up with this post...

http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=87056

the author of the program does own up to doing it, and it turns out that a simple add/remove gets rid of it (with a reboot), so it's not all that damaging, but the practice does raise some questions which get delved into pretty deeply in the post. it's good reading for those interested.
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ONLINE SCANS

Postby Tramp » Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:18 am

Here are all the online scans I could find
(repeated some from the first post)

I DO NOT know if they all will fix a Virus problem (or just id the Virus then try to sell you their product)

To me it does not matter I just use them to verify AVG. (free and good)

Trend Micro http://housecall-beta.trendmicro.com/en ... sp?id=scan
PandaSoftware http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan ... ncipal.htm
Norton http://www.symantec.com/cgi-bin/securitycheck.cgi
Mcafee http://ts.mcafeehelp.com/?siteID=1&reso ... &cid=13048
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Postby netaces2k » Sun Mar 06, 2005 1:43 am

I think it's a good idea to go to http://www.grc.com/ and get a FREE security scan. It will test your general system for probes, pings and sweeps. Then it will test your firewall to see just how secure your system is.

Also, a security tip: Use a thing called IE SpyAd. It adds a list of banned sites to your IE browser, so that the browser itself will automatically refuse to allow the download and install of most spyware or adware software.

McAfee users: ftp://ftp.mcafee.com/pub/antivirus/datfiles/4.x/
This is where to get the SuperDAT file for McAfee VirusScan v4.x through v7.x. McAfee v8.x is a self updating system.
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Postby evasive » Sun Mar 06, 2005 3:12 am

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Postby EmilyB » Sun Mar 06, 2005 3:18 am

evasive wrote:


Says invalid ID. :?:


:mb_iagree::

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You have specified an invalid id, if you followed this link, please inform the webmaster here
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