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Bob

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(Msg. 1) Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:55 pm
Post subject: NOD32 + Spy Sweeper + Threatfire
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I'm running the following on my PC:

- ESET NOD32 3.0
- Webroot Spy Sweeper 5.5 (not the version with anti-virus)
- PCTools Threatfire 3.0 (free, not paid)

I'd appreciate feedback on how much overlap and/or possible conflict (although I
haven't seen any sign of problems) there is between these. In particular, I'm
wondering if Spy Sweeper is redundant with the coverage provided by the other
two programs.

Thanks in advance.

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David H. Lipman

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(Msg. 2) Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:10 am
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From: "Bob"

| I'm running the following on my PC:
|
| - ESET NOD32 3.0
| - Webroot Spy Sweeper 5.5 (not the version with anti-virus)
| - PCTools Threatfire 3.0 (free, not paid)
|
| I'd appreciate feedback on how much overlap and/or possible conflict (although I
| haven't seen any sign of problems) there is between these. In particular, I'm
| wondering if Spy Sweeper is redundant with the coverage provided by the other
| two programs.
|
| Thanks in advance.

There may be some overlap but they aren't redundant.

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What's in a Name?

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(Msg. 3) Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:41 am
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Bob after much thought,came up with this
jewel in

> I'm running the following on my PC:
>
> - ESET NOD32 3.0
> - Webroot Spy Sweeper 5.5 (not the version with anti-virus)
> - PCTools Threatfire 3.0 (free, not paid)
>
> I'd appreciate feedback on how much overlap and/or possible
> conflict (although I haven't seen any sign of problems) there is
> between these. In particular, I'm wondering if Spy Sweeper is
> redundant with the coverage provided by the other two programs.
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
I thought that SS slowed my system down. ThreatFire is a good addition.
I see you are on RoadRunner and using Thunderbird. Are you using a
router/firewall? Do you have some security extensions installed in
Firefox(like NoScript,AdBlock Plus)?
The best protection is an Educated User.
Prevention is Key.
Test your setup.

http://www.firewallleaktester.com/leaktest1.htm
http://www.rexswain.com/eicar.html
https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2

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Bob

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(Msg. 4) Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:41 am
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What's in a Name? wrote:
> Bob after much thought,came up with this
> jewel in
>
>> I'm running the following on my PC:
>>
>> - ESET NOD32 3.0
>> - Webroot Spy Sweeper 5.5 (not the version with anti-virus)
>> - PCTools Threatfire 3.0 (free, not paid)
>>
>> I'd appreciate feedback on how much overlap and/or possible
>> conflict (although I haven't seen any sign of problems) there is
>> between these. In particular, I'm wondering if Spy Sweeper is
>> redundant with the coverage provided by the other two programs.
>>
>> Thanks in advance.
>>
> I thought that SS slowed my system down. ThreatFire is a good addition.
> I see you are on RoadRunner and using Thunderbird. Are you using a
> router/firewall? Do you have some security extensions installed in
> Firefox(like NoScript,AdBlock Plus)?
> The best protection is an Educated User.
> Prevention is Key.
> Test your setup.
>
> http://www.firewallleaktester.com/leaktest1.htm
> http://www.rexswain.com/eicar.html
> https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2
>
> max

SS definitely slows my system down while it's doing a scan; Tetris becomes
unplayable. Sad But oddly, if I pause the scan and then bring up Process
Explorer (which I use in place of Task Manager), it kind of looks like it's
using more CPU than while it's scanning. Otherwise, I see no impact.

My cable modem is a Toshiba PCX2500, which I've read I should have RR replace
with newer model with DOCSIS 2 instead of 1.1. Connected to that is a SunRocket
(now Teleblend) "Gizmo" for VoIP. Last, I connect my PCs to a NetGear WGR614
router/firewall. To secure it, I:
- changed the default SSID and password
- turned off SSID broadcasting, UPnP, and Remote Management
- use WPA-PSK with the longest Passphrase it would take
(question: I'm using the default Key Lifetime = 60 minutes, is that too long?)
- use MAC filtering for WiFi connections
[Anything other settings I should give attention to?]

I do use AdBlock. I haven't added NoScript yet, but I should and will.

The results of the testing were very interesting:
- When I tried to run leaktest1.exe, Thunderbird and Firefox both shut down;
Threatfire displayed an Alert window saying it detected & quarantined the
Demo-LeakTest virus.
- With EICAR, NOD32 blocked all three versions -- .com, .zip, and double-.zip
- Shields Up! gave good results for almost everything. But it says I have port
23 Telnet and port 80 HTTP open, which doesn't seem good. Should I add those to
Blocked Services in my router?

BTW, I used to run ZoneAlarm Pro. I was going to switch to Comodo 3.0, but
between various things I read plus advice from the IT networking gurus at work,
I decided that a software firewall was unnecessary with the hardware I have.
Is that good, bad, or neutral?

Thank you very much for the excellent input. I feel less vulnerable now.
Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you!
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Dustin Cook

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(Msg. 5) Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:44 am
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"What's in a Name?" wrote in


> Bob after much thought,came up with this
> jewel in
>
>> I'm running the following on my PC:
>>
>> - ESET NOD32 3.0
>> - Webroot Spy Sweeper 5.5 (not the version with anti-virus)
>> - PCTools Threatfire 3.0 (free, not paid)
>>
>> I'd appreciate feedback on how much overlap and/or possible
>> conflict (although I haven't seen any sign of problems) there is
>> between these. In particular, I'm wondering if Spy Sweeper is
>> redundant with the coverage provided by the other two programs.
>>
>> Thanks in advance.
>>
> I thought that SS slowed my system down. ThreatFire is a good addition.
> I see you are on RoadRunner and using Thunderbird. Are you using a
> router/firewall? Do you have some security extensions installed in
> Firefox(like NoScript,AdBlock Plus)?

NoScript, AdBlock Plus, and some downloader enhancer installed here. Smile

Max, I have to update my links pages... Mind emailing me a current list
of forum informations?


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David H. Lipman

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(Msg. 6) Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:30 am
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From: "Dustin Cook"


|
| NoScript, AdBlock Plus, and some downloader enhancer installed here. Smile
|
| Max, I have to update my links pages... Mind emailing me a current list
| of forum informations?
|

Dustin:

I sent an email to your Yahoo address.

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What's in a Name?

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(Msg. 7) Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:57 am
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Dustin Cook after much thought,came up
with this jewel in

> "What's in a Name?" wrote in
>
>
>> Bob after much thought,came up with
>> this jewel in
>>
>>> I'm running the following on my PC:
>>>
>>> - ESET NOD32 3.0
>>> - Webroot Spy Sweeper 5.5 (not the version with anti-virus)
>>> - PCTools Threatfire 3.0 (free, not paid)
>>>
>>> I'd appreciate feedback on how much overlap and/or possible
>>> conflict (although I haven't seen any sign of problems) there is
>>> between these. In particular, I'm wondering if Spy Sweeper is
>>> redundant with the coverage provided by the other two programs.
>>>
>>> Thanks in advance.
>>>
>> I thought that SS slowed my system down. ThreatFire is a good
>> addition. I see you are on RoadRunner and using Thunderbird. Are
>> you using a router/firewall? Do you have some security extensions
>> installed in Firefox(like NoScript,AdBlock Plus)?
>
> NoScript, AdBlock Plus, and some downloader enhancer installed
> here. Smile
>
> Max, I have to update my links pages... Mind emailing me a current
> list of forum informations?
>
>
Here are some forum links.

http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30
http://forums.spywareinfo.com/index.php?&showforum=18
http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewforum.php?f=5
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum22.html
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/cleanup
http://forum.malwareremoval.com/viewforum.php?f=11
http://www.cybertechhelp.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=25
http://www.atribune.org/forums/index.php?showforum=9
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/Malware_Removal_HiJackThis_Logs_Go_Her
e-f37.html
http://forums.spywareinfo.com/index.php?showforum=18
http://www.techmonkeys.co.uk/forums/viewforum.php?f=8
http://forum.networktechs.com/forumdisplay.php?f=130
http://forums.maddoktor2.com/index.php?showforum=17
http://forums.spywaretimes.com/index.php?showforum=2
http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php?showforum=172
http://forums.techguy.org/f54-s.html
http://forums.tomcoyote.org/index.php?showforum=27
http://forums.subratam.org/index.php?showforum=7
http://www.5starsupport.com/ipboard/index.php?showforum=18
http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.php?showforum=7
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=26
http://makephpbb.com/phpbb/viewforum.php?f=2
http://forums.techguy.org/54-security/
http://forums.security-central.us/forumdisplay.php?f=13
http://castlecops.com/forum67.html
http://gladiator-antivirus.com/forum/index.php?showforum=170
http://www.theeldergeek.com/forum/index.php?s=
2e9ea4e19d3289dd877ab75a8220bff6&showforum=29


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(Msg. 8) Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:18 pm
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Hello David,

On Sun, 23 Mar 2008 21:10:27 GMT, "David H. Lipman"
wrote:

>From: "Bob"
>
>| I'm running the following on my PC:
>|
>| - ESET NOD32 3.0
>| - Webroot Spy Sweeper 5.5 (not the version with anti-virus)
>| - PCTools Threatfire 3.0 (free, not paid)
>|
>| I'd appreciate feedback on how much overlap and/or possible conflict (although I
>| haven't seen any sign of problems) there is between these. In particular, I'm
>| wondering if Spy Sweeper is redundant with the coverage provided by the other
>| two programs.
>|
>| Thanks in advance.
>
>There may be some overlap but they aren't redundant.

Could you point me (us?) to a website that shows known
incompatibilities between anti-virus of anti-malware software?

[On my computer nr.1 for exemple I have Avast free version, WinPatrol,
Spybot S&D and Ad-Aware free version. The fact that Avast always shows
a list -after scanning- of many files that could not be scanned
because of being protected by a password, is the direct reason for
asking this.]

I for one would be vey gratefull for it. Smile

Massimo
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(Msg. 9) Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:04 am
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From: "Massimo"


|
| Could you point me (us?) to a website that shows known
| incompatibilities between anti-virus of anti-malware software?
|
| [On my computer nr.1 for exemple I have Avast free version, WinPatrol,
| Spybot S&D and Ad-Aware free version. The fact that Avast always shows
| a list -after scanning- of many files that could not be scanned
| because of being protected by a password, is the direct reason for
| asking this.]
|
| I for one would be vey gratefull for it. Smile
|
| Massimo

I don't know of any.
If I can find one -- I'll provide it.

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