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    Sorry Sandra for the rookie questions, and thank you Zenobia for your help. Perhaps this question is more appropriate...what compatible program might i use along with spybot to cover all my security or should i just flip a coin?

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    Hi tall pockets,

    to Safer Networking Forums. I hope you will also accept some suggestions from me.

    Quote Originally Posted by tall pockets View Post
    Sorry Sandra for the rookie questions, and thank you Zenobia for your help. Perhaps this question is more appropriate...what compatible program might i use along with spybot to cover all my security or should i just flip a coin?
    I have the following recommendations for you:

    2. Keep Windows up to date

    • Visit http://www.windowsupdate.com regularly (= every week)
    • Keep your Operating System and other (security) tools up to date by using the following two sites:




    Here are some free programs I recommend that could help you, to improve your computer's security. Please never install more than one Firewall and one AntiVirus tool, but you can install two or three of the following AntiSpyware tools.

    3. Sofware Firewall

    ZoneAlarm
    Comodo
    Outpost


    4. Antivirus software

    Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus
    AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition
    Avast Home Edition


    5. AntiSpyware software

    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    SpywareBlaster
    SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition


    6. Cleaners

    ATF Cleaner
    Cleans temporary files from IE and Windows, empties the recycle bin and more. It is a great tool to help speed up your computer and knock out those nasties that like to reside in the temp folders.
    CCleaner
    • WinPatrol: Download and Information
    • Install MVPS Hosts File from here
    The MVPS Hosts file replaces your current HOSTS file with one containing well know ad sites etc. Basically, this prevents your computer from connecting to those sites by redirecting them to 127.0.0.1 which is your local computer.
    Find Tutorial here : http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

    For more information, please read the thread So how did I get infected in the first place? from TonyKlein.

    Happy safe surfing!
    Last edited by Matt; 2009-03-23 at 22:54.
    Best regards - Beste Grüße,

    Matt

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    -Matt-:

    Very good post.

    I would however add Online Armor Free to the list of Sofware Firewalls.

    Quote Originally Posted by -Matt- View Post

    3. Sofware Firewall

    ZoneAlarm
    Comodo
    Outpost
    Online Armor Free

    Getting an answer is one thing, learning is another.


    Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition running on a 2.40GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor with 512 MB of RAM and a 533 MHz System Bus.

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    md usa spybot fan:

    Thank you very much. I've learned it in the WTT Malware Classroom

    Moreover, thank you for your addition regarding the software firewalls. I'll add Online Armor Free into my list.
    Best regards - Beste Grüße,

    Matt

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    Any luck on getting the Spybot log copied and pasted here,tall pockets?

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    Default Another tool

    I'd like to add one thing to you list of checking processes:

    http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

    Belarc found a problem for me that other things had not caught.

    I had a bad install of SP3 such that neither Windows Update nor Baseline Security Analyzer would reporting missing security updates. Nothing but Belarc was reporting that I had missing updates.

    Using Belarc identified that I had a problem and based on its report I was able to track down the issue which was solved by re-installing SP3. Once SP3 was re-installed Windows Update worked properly and a large number of security updates installed correctly.

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