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Re: Spyware

btw what do people think of Norton 360? I installed it on my xp pc last week, and I reckon it's now the biggest resource hog on there...
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Old 14.05.2007, 12:48
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Re: Spyware

you should have asked before installing it.
good luck with prising it out.
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Re: Spyware

Well I'd been using Norton 2004 and 2006 with no problems, and the upgrade to 360 (as recommended by the resubscription website) seemed so natural...
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Well if your kids like it - Download an IE skin for Firefox. Friends don't let friends use IE. Other than cantarell thinks, the amount of zero day exploits and IE specific malware in the wild significantly outnumbers the few threats targeted at firefox users.
That sounds good actually (even tho, for some unexplicable reason it made me laugh!!?) I shall try and convince my kids to let me do it ( they have, with good cause, become rather sceptic of my "tweaks and twiddles" with the computer).

Shall certainly look into it,, to be able to back myself up as to why this might be a good thing,,,, this is great, learning all the time,, thanks.....

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Old 15.05.2007, 15:01
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That sounds good actually (even tho, for some unexplicable reason it made me laugh!!?) I shall try and convince my kids to let me do it ( they have, with good cause, become rather sceptic of my "tweaks and twiddles" with the computer).

Shall certainly look into it,, to be able to back myself up as to why this might be a good thing,,,, this is great, learning all the time,, thanks.....

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Sorry for the technobabble. Internet Explorer users are the main target for malware writers of all kinds and since its technological merits rarely exceed the competition, I don't see why one should use this web browser...

Maybe this thread pushed one of my buttons, being a Macintosh user and all... But using IE because of its skin is similar to keeping a trojan horse because you like the color of its wood I'm sure the Windows users among us can help you, should there be specific problems with switching browsers!
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Old 28.08.2007, 19:42
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Re: Spyware

So, folks, have there been any newer/better antivirus products on the market in the past couple of months? I'd love to know.

I've just defenestrated Norton 360 - it was way too much of a pain in the proverbial. Among all its delightful features:
- it ignored any schedule that you set, and did a full system scan each time you switched the pc on
- its add-ons clashed with IE 7, causing it to become nonresponsive and also unable to be closed
- it generated internal error messages whenever liveupdate ran - which in itself was impossible to switch off
- it deleted random incoming emails, without offering the ability to recover them or to even generate a 'safe senders' list
- it consumed most of the cpu and disk I/O on the system

Apart from that, it was fine!

I've heard bad things about mcafee too...

I've been running ad-aware and ad-watch on and off as well, and it seems ok but I don't know whether it's a proper resident virus scanner as such. I'm currently musing about upgrading to ad-aware 2007. Any opinions?

Thanks in advance...
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Old 28.08.2007, 20:16
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Re: Spyware

NOD32 does it all, tiny footprint, uses hardly any system resources at all. Infact the only time you know it's there is when there's a problem. Very inexpensive and worth every penny. (Free demo avail on their site)

Daily updates, have been using it for years now - don't need anything else. Can't stand all those freeware 'keep your computer clean' toys, they insult my knowledge of computers
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NOD32 does it all, tiny footprint, uses hardly any system resources at all. Infact the only time you know it's there is when there's a problem. Very inexpensive and worth every penny. (Free demo avail on their site)

Daily updates, have been using it for years now - don't need anything else. Can't stand all those freeware 'keep your computer clean' toys, they insult my knowledge of computers
A bit off topic, you live in GB and US?
why did you join a CH forum?

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So, folks, have there been any newer/better antivirus products on the market in the past couple of months? I'd love to know.

I've just defenestrated Norton 360 - it was way too much of a pain in the proverbial. Among all its delightful features:
- it ignored any schedule that you set, and did a full system scan each time you switched the pc on
- its add-ons clashed with IE 7, causing it to become nonresponsive and also unable to be closed
- it generated internal error messages whenever liveupdate ran - which in itself was impossible to switch off
- it deleted random incoming emails, without offering the ability to recover them or to even generate a 'safe senders' list
- it consumed most of the cpu and disk I/O on the system

Apart from that, it was fine!
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Our company participated in the beta testing of 360. It was tried on slow machines to the best we have. Over all... crashed down the p3 256MB RAM. Mid range, slow it down and kept some programs from opening correctly. Top range, it worked fine, but had far too many "all-in-one" features for the power it consumed and the market it was targeting...
Over-all... NO WAY!

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I've heard bad things about mcafee too...
Anti spam does not work, system settings are awkward, networking not always clear,virus detection is effective but I will not buy it again.

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I've been running ad-aware and ad-watch on and off as well, and it seems ok but I don't know whether it's a proper resident virus scanner as such. I'm currently musing about upgrading to ad-aware 2007. Any opinions?
Try spyware terminator, it is realtime, has an antivirus built in (not sure how great it is), and will clean-up the system solo daily/weekly.

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Re: Spyware

I've got the multi-quote thing figured out now Lob. Thanks
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Old 29.08.2007, 11:33
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A bit off topic, you live in GB and US?
why did you join a CH forum?
Hi everyone, my introduction
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Old 29.08.2007, 11:37
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I was going by his location in his details.
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Old 29.08.2007, 17:15
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I was going by his location in his details.
Hi everyone, my introduction



fwiw, I tried contacting you via your business site, no reply.

Back on topic:

Get NOD32!
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Old 29.08.2007, 18:44
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Re: Spyware

doh.. wish I could edit my post - anyway I updated my introduction post to clarify why I'm here for those who care. Cheers
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fwiw, I tried contacting you via your business site, no reply.
my business site?
what address?
they always worked for everyone else.
Maybe it is your NOD?
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Old 29.08.2007, 19:28
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Re: Spyware

Maybe it got caught in your spyware/spam blocker?

was sent to your support@ address. Not going to 'print it' since the spam crawler bots will get it. No big deal, was mostly just saying hello and attempting to talk techie with ya.
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Old 29.08.2007, 19:34
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If you aren't sure about a link, you can also stick it into Google. We do regular sweeps of the net looking for malware embedded into web pages and will prevent you from clicking through onto those pages. So if you search for that page and click it then see a warning, stay away.
Do you work for Google? Not being nosey, just curious.
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From where I'm sitting the bad guys haven't won yet. OK, I run a Mac, so don't have to worry about attacks targetting Windows systems, but there are bad guys out there who are working on Mac attacks, so I'm not being smug.

But, as said earlier in this thread, don't run as Administrator (and for Mac OS X users, that means not using an account created with admin privilege) for day to day use.

PS - don't run Norton on a Mac either. It's not only bad news, but they aren't updating it any longer.

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Maybe it got caught in your spyware/spam blocker?

No big deal, was mostly just saying hello and attempting to talk techie with ya.
YUP, definitely caught in the SPAM folder then!!!
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Old 29.08.2007, 21:58
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So, folks, have there been any newer/better antivirus products on the market in the past couple of months? I'd love to know.
Yes there have, and not just over the past few months.

There's Mac OS X; most if not all flavours of Linux; the members of the BSD family; Solaris x86 ...
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Nice friendly response! Puzzling way to make new friends and go about possible business ventures though. Best of luck with that.

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YUP, definitely caught in the SPAM folder then!!!
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Nice friendly response! Puzzling way to make new friends and go about possible business ventures though. Best of luck with that.
It was just a friendly joke, hence the ...
That is the purpose of this forum. Don't be offended.
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