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Viruses, Trojans how do you protect yourself ?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by cameleon, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. cameleon

    cameleon Registered Member

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    I would like to ask you guys how do you protect yourself?

    1.Best tools for testing your computer for trojans, viruses ect.
    (if they already there)

    2.Best web adress tools, or other tools for testing unknown files
    (before download).

    thx for any hint.
     
  2. platinvm

    platinvm Senior Member

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    If you want something free AVG is what I use and it works fine.
     
  3. budd

    budd Newbie

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    i highly recomend avast for free home edition
     
  4. *SPAM*

    *SPAM* Registered Member

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    Go and get AVG if you google it you can download if free from there site.
     
  5. bigbag

    bigbag Newbie

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    you get what you pay for when you use free antivirus programs.

    i've used almost every antivirus out there and the one that still prevails is Kaspersky Internet Security.
     
  6. hamsterleet

    hamsterleet Newbie

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    mac lol
     
  7. 4alllifestyles

    4alllifestyles Junior Member

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    OIn the windows boxes I use AVG and Clamavis...

    Of course, I use a proxy/firewall as well and it scrubs with Clamavis as well.

    There are many products that will get the job done for you. Just don't rely on a single one. Think like the military and put up a layered defense.

    Of course, using MAC and Linux systems as much as possible really makes it much easier.
     
  8. cameleon

    cameleon Registered Member

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    thx guys for help.
    btw. on mac there are viruses and trojans too hamsterleet
     
  9. boro

    boro Regular Member Premium Member

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    lucian999 Newbie

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    avast free version and trojan remover ..works great..
     
  11. keinehabe

    keinehabe Supreme Member

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    always and forever mcafee :) even if is paid is far away best security tool ever been made .
     
  12. Poison

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  13. rotterman

    rotterman Newbie

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    Norton never (used years ...) or MacFee, now use a solution, which already gave me guarantees of being the best, at least for now, and even paid for the first time, Avira Premium Security Suite, which uses a small network unfortunately use XP Pro, Linux advise you, ...
     
  14. asoduk

    asoduk Registered Member

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    Running some variant of Linux is probably the safest way to browse, but in the real world we all use Windows at some point in the day.
    I have liked Eset Nod32 for a while now. Its not free, but its good. Lately I have also been using ClamWin, Avira, AVG, MalwareBytes, Spybot Search and Destroy, and Adaware.
    If I need to repair something already infected, the only way to go is to either put the hard drive in another uninfected computer and scan or use a boot disk like Hiren's. If you are using a boot disk, make sure to update the virus signatures.
     
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    phpfiend Junior Member

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    I would have to agree with budd. Avast Free Home edition is what I use for my pc. I would also recommend using spybot search and destroy.
     
  16. lurnme

    lurnme Regular Member

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    I would do some research, all your going to get here are opinions and some bad advice. Google some 3rd party testing to see the real results.
     
  17. shovi

    shovi Newbie

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    I protect myself by using mac, haha.
     
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  19. olivier

    olivier Newbie

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    Im on Windows and i don't use any antivirus. Only Windows FW is enabled. I don't need the AV and my PC is clean. I never used any. They just eat CPU resources.

    I don't fckng care if you believe it or not.
     
  20. blackhatnoob

    blackhatnoob Junior Member

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    I use symantec endpoint protection and malwarebytes(free software) along with noscript for firefox browser. Better to eat cpu resources than have some other worm eating your cpu resources ;)