essential security software - eBay Suspension & PayPal Limited Forums
eBay Suspension & PayPal Limited Forums  
Join Today
Register Subscribe
     

Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!


Go Back   Home > General Discussions (Off-Topic) > Everything Else

Everything Else For off-topic conversation. The rules are relaxed in here, but play nice!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 11-03-2010
oompaloompa's Avatar
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 9,542
Thanks: 498
Thanked 1,457 Times in 1,171 Posts
Activity: 28%
Longevity: 88%
iTrader: (7)
Default essential security software

what are your essential anti-virus, spybot, firewall etc software...Ive got all of them and Im thinking of clearing some out as I dont think you need so many, maybe one and a back-up ...

anyone know of any free software that is just as good, sick of paying yearly subs to mcffee, avast, norton etc....especially as I am running 3 devices right now..

for freebies I find PC tools site useful, privacy guardian gets a quick scan every so often..........
__________________
https://youtu.be/bn4t0BuClbw

Last edited by oompaloompa; 11-03-2010 at 02:05 PM.
Reply With Quote
The complete step-by-step guide to get back to selling today!

  #2  
Old 11-03-2010
rsot's Avatar
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 56,593
Thanks: 4,526
Thanked 6,874 Times in 6,263 Posts
Activity: 100%
Longevity: 76%
iTrader: (7)
Default

I used AVG on one comp - seems to be ok as long as no weird clicks...
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to rsot For This Useful Post:
oompaloompa (11-04-2010)
  #3  
Old 11-03-2010
MadSam's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 879
Thanks: 80
Thanked 164 Times in 95 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 85%
iTrader: (3)
Default

I would highly recommend against McAfee and highly recommend for Trend Micro Titanium - that's what I use very effective and unobtrusive. If you're just looking for a free one Microsoft Security Essentials is just as good as most paid ones. That would be all you need as long as you don't download excessively risky files, firewall of course should always be on.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to MadSam For This Useful Post:
oompaloompa (11-04-2010)
  #4  
Old 11-07-2010
Burning's Avatar
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,028
Thanks: 349
Thanked 309 Times in 214 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 84%
iTrader: (18)
Default

You should try Avast, and Malwayre Bytes. Those are the TWO best anti virus I would recommend.

I highly recommend Avast, not only is it free, but it's better than Avg...
__________________
"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."
Wayne Gretzky

”I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.”
Winston Churchill

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
Winston Churchill
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-07-2010
jeffweico's Avatar
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 7,220
Thanks: 895
Thanked 4,054 Times in 2,168 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 74%
iTrader: (12)
Default

I use Avast, Spybot Search and Destroy and Javacool Spyware Blaster.

Spybot & Spyware Blaster both immunize against known malware. I'd much rather have it stopped in it's tracks than try to remove it later.

This adware is out of control. About two years ago, my PC was infected with adware - ans whatever else it was capable of - and would pop up ads incessantly, even if I wasn't browsing the web. I'd be working on a spreadsheet, the speakers would come on - very loud - and a screen would pop up. I was treated to a ton of Viagra substitute ads, mortgage refinancing offers, get-rich-quick schemes, miracle diet pills, etc.

I tried uninstalling it, but it was set up to re-install itself whenever the computer was re-booted. It disabled my anti-virus software while it did this. It made sure to make the registry entry a random number to make it extremely difficult to get rid of. It took me over 16 hours to get rid of it.

I found the company responsible and - surprise - they had no phone number listed. I had a friend get the the home phone number of the president of the company and called him at 2am screaming and yelling. I demanded a check for $500. After 6 nights of this, he changed his phone number. I won't say what else I did, but I'm sure I scared the sh*t out of him. Rat Bas**rd MotherF**king Pr*ck!

And this was from a quasi-legitimate company. One with staff and offices, etc. But here is a clue - if your business model is based on hiding your software and making sure it cannot be easily uninstalled, then guess what? THERE IS NO DEMAND FOR YOUR SERVICE! NOBODY WANTS IT! If your business cannot have a phone number because you would be inundated with angry calls, then YOUR BUSINESS MODEL SUCKS!

And I didn't get this from an adult site or a pirate site. I simply mistyped the name of a well-known website and was taken to their site where the crap automatically installed itself.

OK.... Calming down....

Point is, with the software I mentioned, I have not had this problem again.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to jeffweico For This Useful Post:
Burning (11-08-2010), cherrqell (11-09-2010)
  #6  
Old 11-08-2010
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 3,010
Thanks: 223
Thanked 644 Times in 447 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 78%
iTrader: (29)
Default

I'm using Panda Global Protection, It's got it all and then some....
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-08-2010
MadSam's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 879
Thanks: 80
Thanked 164 Times in 95 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 85%
iTrader: (3)
Default

Wow jeff, you could've just found the program you didn't recognise in your Uninstall list or that was in the name of the company you identified and disabled it in the System Configuration.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-09-2010
oompaloompa's Avatar
Executive [VIP]
Threadstarter  
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 9,542
Thanks: 498
Thanked 1,457 Times in 1,171 Posts
Activity: 28%
Longevity: 88%
iTrader: (7)
Default

yes Ive got the free and paid versions of mcafee and Ive got free AVG, spybotsearch and destroy. I like Cnet for downaloads, I might try the other ones
__________________
https://youtu.be/bn4t0BuClbw
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-09-2010
rsot's Avatar
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 56,593
Thanks: 4,526
Thanked 6,874 Times in 6,263 Posts
Activity: 100%
Longevity: 76%
iTrader: (7)
Default

@jeffweico, now if you could find the personal line of paypal owner...that could be interesting ha.

Pardon the derailment.
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Essential Books for Stock Trading MadSam Making Money 35 12-24-2010 09:47 AM
Security Limitation Moscutter PayPal Talk 3 09-29-2010 06:33 PM
PayPal Security Key JamesYaBaoy Subscriber Discussions 7 11-23-2008 06:14 PM
New ebay security amc eBay Discussion! 6 06-28-2008 01:09 AM
PayPal Better Security! gotgameplan PayPal Talk 2 05-17-2008 07:17 AM


Aspkin Group

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:14 PM.


Stop the guessing games and learn how you can quickly and easily get back on eBay today!
Read the best selling step-by-step eBay Suspension guide eBay Stealth!
Amazon Suspension? Read Amazon Ghost to get back on Amazon!
vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Ad Management by RedTyger
no new posts