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Postby Carlotto » Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:12 am

Avira AntiVir is perfect. It is free and it does its job to perfection; you won't have any trouble with it ;-)


http://www.free-av.com/
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Postby buttsie » Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:06 pm

Spoonbat wrote:Anybody have any good free anti-virus/trojan/malware security software? I don't wanna pay fifty bucks for AVG if I can help it.


Before you go downloading umpteen different pieces of software all in a vain attempt to be a 100% secure(impossible)read this article about securing your PC....

It all but puts the sword to 90% of security software if your prepared to put in the time

http://www.techsupportalert.com/how-to- ... our-pc.php
http://www.techsupportalert.com/safe-surfing.php

Plenty of freeware available in all categories

http://www.techsupportalert.com/pc/security-tools.html



I have a simple set-up which main aim is to avoid conflicts,keep my browsing apart from my PC and keep use of system resources to a minimum...have found because we all have different PC set-ups recommendations arent always as clear cut as it will be OK
trial and error

Windows XP SP3 32 bit system


Sandboxie - for browser protection - only downsides -
cant bookmark and it doesnt stop keyloggers so you have to remember to delete the sandbox everyday

Kmeleon - browser - no frills lighter version of firefox

Avast anti-virus,online protection,netshield - freeware

Malwarebytes - for malware removal
Super-antispyware - for adware removal

Hostsman - to block access to known sites that have bad reputations
Just be prepared for non-access to a plethora of sites if you use this
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Postby Carlotto » Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:09 pm

I assume you meant 0.23?

0.22 for me
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Postby nattiep » Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:15 pm

Spoonbat wrote:Anybody have any good free anti-virus/trojan/malware security software? I don't wanna pay fifty bucks for AVG if I can help it.


heh, I just downloaded a good version of AVG. had everything and the license is good til 2018.
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Postby Dazza » Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:21 pm

Carlotto wrote:Avira AntiVir is perfect. It is free and it does its job to perfection; you won't have any trouble with it ;-)


http://www.free-av.com/


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Postby nattiep » Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:44 am

I finally got firefox because IE started bein gay. How can I get this more like IE's setup was? such as with the favorites?
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Postby buttsie » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:46 am

RKill is a program developed at BleepingComputer.com that was originally designed for the use in our malware removal guides.

It was created so that we could have an easy to use tool that kills known processes that stop the use of our normal anti-malware applications.

Simple as that. Nothing fancy. Just kill known malware processes so that anti-malware programs can do their job.

So in summary, RKill just kills processes, imports a Registry file that removes incorrect file associations, removes and backs up proxy settings, and fixes policies that stop us from using certain tools. When done, RKill will then create a log listing all processes that were terminated while the program was running. Please note that this will include processes that were terminated manually by the user as well as RKill. I have whitelisted some processes that are commonly shown as being killed even though they weren't terminated by Rkill, including the program itself, to avoid confusion that a legitimate process was terminated. Other than what is listed above, it does nothing else.

Since RKill only terminates processes, after running it you should not reboot your computer as any malware processes that are set to start automatically, will just start up again. Instead, after running RKill you should scan your computer using your malware removal tool of choice. If there is a problem after running RKill, just reboot your computer and you will be back to where you started before running the program. Some great free tools that you can use to scan your computer after running RKill include MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware, SuperAntiSpyware, and Dr.Web CureIt.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic308364.html

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Caution

You only use software when you have an infection thats interfering with your anti-virus/malware software
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Postby buttsie » Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:06 am

Thats a turn up for the books

I'd always pictured workplaces using idiots like norton/symantec or worse

I've heard of people using this on their own PCs but never at work
I suppose given that it simply stops processes and doesnt delete of remove its pretty safe

I'd imagine you'd get a few wankers using the PCS...would be cool to have them rigged so when someone accesses porn the PC starts oohing an aahhing loudly...can just imagine the reaction...would be priceless to watch

Although I was told eons ago the worst offenders for infecting work computers were actually workers bringing in their own CDs/Floppy disks

Nothings changed most likely
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Postby Carlotto » Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:40 am

I ran Rkill and it killed two processes that are supposed to be legit (InfDefaultInstall.exe and runonce.exe).
I don’t need them right now so it’s ok, I guess they’ll run when I restart the computer; but I’m wondering if it’s normal.
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Postby buttsie » Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:28 am

All software works under certain parameters so mistakes are to be expected given the bad guys like to cloak themselves as close to certain types of files as possible

I'd add you shouldnt be using Rkill unless you have a serious infection
that stopping everything else from running



Registry cleaners or even the likes of cc cleaner are the worst in that field as they delete and you suffer.

The beauty of this one is as you say the next time you re-boot everything will be restored

Its a program your best to put on a usb stick or disc
not something to be used regularly like other anti-virus/malware/Rootkit/trojan/keylogger software



To put in in perspective it doesnt remove infections but stops them from running so you can run your other anti-virus/malware software to remove them
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Re: the Cool software and Websites thread..

Postby Dazza » Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:55 pm

Has anyone worked with rainmeter before? I've got a background and skin I like but want/need to customize certain aspects of it but am finding it hard to find good tutorials or help online.
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Re: the Cool software and Websites thread..

Postby buttsie » Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:20 pm

Find Larger/Similar Images from Source Image

Google has a great little feature that helps me a lot when looking for larger versions or alternate versions of images. It can even help identify who is in an image if the poster does not know.

1. Open up two windows. one to http://images.google.com/ and another to your favorite website (e.g. VEF)

2. Click and hold your mouse on the source image (don't let up on the mouse button). Drag it to the search bar on google image search. You should see a box that says "Drop Image Here." Then let go.

3. You should get a page showing the source, possibly a name (if popular enough), similar images and some links.
tick the "All sizes - Small - Medium - Large" links to find other sizes of the same image. (Note: If only small or small/medium size images are available, Medium and/or Large links do not appear).

Click "Visually similar images" to see alternatives.

If Google comes up with a name, click on the name link next to "Best guess for this image" to search more images of that individual.

You could also try TinEye: http://www.tineye.com/
But I've found it doesn't have as many results and only shows nearly identical image results.
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Re: the Cool software and Websites thread..

Postby buttsie » Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:18 am

If a site you visit suddenly isnt reachable try entering the address on this site
to tell if its the site or you

http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/
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Re: the Cool software and Websites thread..

Postby Dazza » Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:51 pm

Some weeks back I saw an article about favourite planet surfaces or something and there were images of like waaay distant places that looked cool as hell and came with some commentary. Did anyone see this? It was in my news reader so I thought it was from Wired but I can't find it there. Really annoying.
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