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.

Re: NOD32 + Spy Sweeper + Threatfire


| 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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Dave
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Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



Re: NOD32 + Spy Sweeper + Threatfire

Hello David,

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

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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. :-)

Massimo

Re: NOD32 + Spy Sweeper + Threatfire



|
| 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. :-)
|
| Massimo

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

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Dave
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Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



Re: NOD32 + Spy Sweeper + Threatfire


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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
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NoScript, AdBlock Plus, and some downloader enhancer installed here. :)

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


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Re: NOD32 + Spy Sweeper + Threatfire



|
| NoScript, AdBlock Plus, and some downloader enhancer installed here. :)
|
| 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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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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Re: NOD32 + Spy Sweeper + Threatfire

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SS definitely slows my system down while it's doing a scan; Tetris becomes
unplayable. :-(  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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