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Old Jul 15, 2004, 5:57pm   #29
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thanks for the help guys.
i have tried zone alarm with win98 and it was great but i have since changed to xp and picked up a trojan shortly after installing it ! i now have - avg,win patrol, sygate firewall and spybot.

oatman, i have tried security symantec and most ports are stealth two or three are blue but port21 and 80 are showing red and are opened. also trojan horse check reports - port 1025 unused windows service block opened ??? any ideas? can i configure sygate firewall?

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Old Jul 15, 2004, 6:04pm   #30
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rossored started this thread If you look at the first post on this thread, under "Firewalls" you'll see I had identical results to you, but I think the testing on the symantec site is badly flawed - in other words, I think it generates results to encourage you to use their software. Oatman will disagree with me here though... wont you, J?

Personally, I use ZoneAlarm, AntiVir, AdAware, Spybot S&D and WinPatrol.

The Firewall is bulletproof, trust me. AntiVir is the best free AV software around imo, and AdAware & Spybot kick any spyware into touch. WinPatrol is there as a handy "is this supposed to be doing this?" kind-of reminder.

EDIT : Oh, by the way : I also run the standard Windows XP firewall behind ZoneAlarm : it doesnt cause any conflicts, and its also totally bulletproof for inbound connections, but useless for managing outbound traffic - hence ZoneAlarm.
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Old Jul 15, 2004, 6:24pm   #31
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thanks rossored i missed that bit i had win xp installed only three weeks ago and have had to formatt and reinstall already! i think my browser was hijacked - every time i tried to load one of the financial sites like yahoo etc the browser would shut down however it did let me load other sites ???? so rather than muck about i reinstalled. now maybe a bit over cautious i never had this trouble with 98 and zone alarm.

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Old Jul 15, 2004, 10:59pm   #32
 
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Rosso, Symantec has me stealthed
aarie,
Here's some port info http://lists.gpick.com/portlist/portlist.htm
Download SpywareBlaster and SpywareGuard
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/index.html
Check your ports, DCOM and UnPlug n Pray. http://grc.com/default.htm
Sygate has a forum and test as well.
http://forums.sygate.com/vb/forumdis...p?s=&forumid=7
http://scan.sygate.com/
Also, just looking back, have you got Ad-aware?
.....and make sure your Windows Critical Updates are current. 5 new ones the other day.
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Old Jul 29, 2004, 11:58am   #33
 
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Virus Tutorial

Found a reference to this in Langa this morning
http://www.cknow.com/vtutor/index.htm
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Old Jul 29, 2004, 11:09pm   #34
 
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Sygate update

Sygate build update 5.5 build 2637

http://smb.sygate.com/news/nwsdownload.htm
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Old Jul 30, 2004, 10:20pm   #35
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Well done Rosso, excellent thread. Not much to add, except I would echo oatman's recommendation of SpywareGuard and SpywareBlaster (add links/references in the main post?) - I run these in conjunction with Zone Alarm, Avast and Ad-Aware. If nothing else, anybody who connects to the internet from a Windows PC - especially non-dialup users - should have an effective firewall: it really is essential.

BTW the site on the link for AV software comparison doesn't seem to have any such information - does anyone know of another?

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