1. Advertising
    y u no do it?

    Advertising (learn more)

    Advertise virtually anything here, with CPM banner ads, CPM email ads and CPC contextual links. You can target relevant areas of the site and show ads based on geographical location of the user if you wish.

    Starts at just $1 per CPM or $0.10 per CPC.

Viruses are on the rise

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by fireworking, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. #1
    There are many viruses on the rise today right now. My Gmail and Yahoo account got hacked. How? My dad saw a commercial for finallyfast dot com. He downloaded it. And got a virus. Then the virus got my username and password from google. Luckily I used a computer and changed my DP account as it is more important than my Email. Im trying to compile a complete list of links of bad and good FREE software. So your suggestions to add to my list would be greatly accepted and will have ++given to you.

    Dont download free anti-virus stuff. Except for some exceptions.
    SEMrush
    Good:
    McAfee
    Norton
    NOD32
    One Live Care (Microsoft)
    Avast
    Trend Micro
    Firefox for downloading stuff
    Only buy from the box as in from the stores or stuff from here
    Bad:
    Finallyfast

    P.S. This guide is only avaliable on DP forums. I dont have an account on any other forum.
     
    fireworking, Sep 18, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. digitalduke

    digitalduke Notable Member

    Messages:
    2,540
    Likes Received:
    74
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    235
    #2
    Please add Avira Antivir antivirus to that list. It is one the best and I am using it for long time.
    Thanks for sharing the info though.
     
    digitalduke, Sep 18, 2008 IP
    fireworking likes this.
  3. drjupitor

    drjupitor Banned

    Messages:
    1,229
    Likes Received:
    3
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #3
    I am also using the Avira antivir antivirus. I would like to know your oppinion about the quality of the antivirus. I find it to be good. mine is free version.
     
    drjupitor, Sep 18, 2008 IP
    fireworking likes this.
  4. rchase14

    rchase14 Active Member

    Messages:
    324
    Likes Received:
    7
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    #4
    I've been using AVG for over a year now.....they are good too
     
    rchase14, Sep 18, 2008 IP
    fireworking likes this.
  5. mimm

    mimm Banned

    Messages:
    2,190
    Likes Received:
    28
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #5
    Kaspersky is also good. Please add to the list. :)
     
    mimm, Sep 18, 2008 IP
    fireworking likes this.
  6. NeuroToxic

    NeuroToxic Banned

    Messages:
    205
    Likes Received:
    5
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #6
    Yeah you should definitely add Grisoft AVG to your list, solid as a rock that app... :p
     
    NeuroToxic, Sep 18, 2008 IP
    fireworking likes this.
  7. warley

    warley Peon

    Messages:
    1,149
    Likes Received:
    10
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #7
    Free does not necessarily mean they are not any good i recently had good old windows defender come to the rescue after mcafee and spyware doctor could not locate an infection even after several sweeps.

    Spammers trying to pass themselves off as IMers seems to be on the increase too the unsubscribe link at the bottom never seems to do any good though.
     
    warley, Sep 19, 2008 IP
  8. Divisive Cottonwood

    Divisive Cottonwood Peon

    Messages:
    1,674
    Likes Received:
    35
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #8
    I use NOD32.

    Try to avoid the free anti-virus stuff if you can.

    Virus' - or should I write, virus writers - are getting really clever.

    You wouldn't want anybody to steal all your passwords now would you!
     
    Divisive Cottonwood, Sep 19, 2008 IP
  9. cool_78

    cool_78 Guest

    Messages:
    11,414
    Likes Received:
    339
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #9
    I use free antivirus like AVG and comodo, they are really good and cost nothing.
     
    cool_78, Sep 19, 2008 IP
  10. jkadin

    jkadin Peon

    Messages:
    1,554
    Likes Received:
    35
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #10
    about a year ago I was reading they hacked into norton anti virus scan so when you did a virus scan from norton, you got a virus that was undetected from norton. It was about a week then norton found it.
     
    jkadin, Sep 19, 2008 IP
  11. fireworking

    fireworking Peon

    Messages:
    460
    Likes Received:
    10
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #11
    Thanks guys. Somehow, it wont let me edit my posts though. I think they locked it.

    Anyways, ill continue the list here

    Good:

    McAfee
    Norton
    NOD32
    One Live Care (Microsoft)
    Avast
    Trend Micro
    Firefox for downloading stuff
    Avira
    Avast
    Comodo
    Windows Defender
    Grisoft AVG
    Only buy from the box as in from the stores or stuff from here
     
    fireworking, Sep 19, 2008 IP
  12. rchase14

    rchase14 Active Member

    Messages:
    324
    Likes Received:
    7
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    #12
    Still waiting......
     
    rchase14, Sep 20, 2008 IP
  13. Xyle101

    Xyle101 Banned

    Messages:
    388
    Likes Received:
    1
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #13
    maybe you're anti virus is disabled when you're dad downloaded the video. Because when the file is virus infected you're anti virus will display a warning or it will block the file entering you're Computer. Or maybe you're anti virus is out dated. These are just my thought. hehehe
     
    Xyle101, Sep 24, 2008 IP
  14. Cheap SEO Services

    Cheap SEO Services <------DoFollow Backlinks

    Messages:
    16,670
    Likes Received:
    1,318
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #14
    Yeah.....I'm getting the flu...it's a horrible virus.. :sniff:
     
    Cheap SEO Services, Sep 24, 2008 IP
  15. babes_pile

    babes_pile Active Member

    Messages:
    798
    Likes Received:
    6
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    75
    #15
    According to me the best antivirus is Linux so all go forward and shift to linux
     
    babes_pile, Sep 25, 2008 IP
  16. TeewhY

    TeewhY Banned

    Messages:
    203
    Likes Received:
    1
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #16
    agree. i had been using this free kaspersky they are doing the job. they are about to expire soon i need to get another free anti virus
     
    TeewhY, Sep 25, 2008 IP
  17. seoservice1

    seoservice1 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,399
    Likes Received:
    18
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    130
    #17
    Thanks for sharing this. I download free kaspersky and really it is good
     
    seoservice1, Sep 26, 2008 IP
  18. perlbone

    perlbone Peon

    Messages:
    128
    Likes Received:
    2
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #18
    I prefer to split my working systems - main one is Linux box with a httpd+mysql running, that is hidden behind NAT but available on SSH tunnel from outer hosting - don't want to share something on public accounts or in unsafe datacenters;
    Instead of carrying geekish Moleskin notebook (the one with paper) - I carry PDA without external interfaces. Used to keep my notes in safe place.
    there's also virtual machines on VirtualBox software that are doing dirty jobs - special freelance works are processed on them, and another virtual machine is the VMWare Player one, used to access important sites. This one also carries encrypted data in it. and is located on hi-speed Flash.
    also there are lots of SSH traffic going from virtual machines and some of software is on external VPS accounts... sometimes Tor is used locally or remotely. And main system is checked before and after each update, by clean linux distro on read-only media - keeping MD5 checksums of all files in safe place...

    NOD32 is used along with Comodo's firewall - in this setup it takes only the part of alert system. All traffic is logged. All tasks are bound to specific factory. Nothing can lurk in inode/NTFS attach and I hope no one will rape me by hacking some BIOS firmware.

    The idea is, control your setups, your data, your tasks and your connection. A warning from an antivirus is like a call from your insurance company yelling "Stop driving into other cars!!!!".

    Also, external VPNs are essential - the second danger from viruses is the ISP call on 'monitoring your network port - our stupid admin knows each trunk and each vlan in it and he loves it safe - we've detected a strange traffic'. Also, also, also. Hell, it's just not enough to use an av+firewall on broadband connection.

    F--k the viruses. They're no matter anymore.
     
    perlbone, Sep 26, 2008 IP
  19. fireworking

    fireworking Peon

    Messages:
    460
    Likes Received:
    10
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #19
    Good reply. Thank you. Except could you explain it in everyday words, I dont understand what you are trying to say.
     
    fireworking, Oct 5, 2008 IP
  20. leandar

    leandar Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,931
    Likes Received:
    108
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    170
    #20
    deep freeze is good option
     
    leandar, Oct 5, 2008 IP