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Intrusion detection in home security suites

Q: Intrusion detection in home security suites

As recent days Emsisoft announced that internet security removed from product lineup and they stick with windows firewall and "fortify" that ( " blocks illegitimate manipulations of Windows Firewall rules " ).
So my question is :
Are there any needs for host and network based intrusion detection and prevention in home security suites?
( Eset & Kaspersky continue to deliver IDS & IPS in home lineup )

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Hi. For the past week I have been getting intrusion detection notifications from Norton Internet Security. The messages will read "Severity: High. Activity: An intrusion attempt by m01n83kjf7.com. Status: Blocked. Recommended Action: No Action required". The last message was just ten minutes ago. Yesterday I did a full scan with Norton Internet Security. Only cookies showed up in the results. I also did a scan with "Super AntiSpyware" - same results, only cookies. I am not sure what should be my next option. Any help is much appreciated.Thank you for reading.

A:Intrusion Detection - Norton Security

Good evening. Please follow the instructions here and then start a NEW thread and post accordingly. To keep things tidy i'll close this one.

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I can't get the intrusion detection on my 2005 Norton Internet Security to work. I have no other firewall or antivirus running. I have looked up the problem number, but nothing I have tried has worked.

I also can't get any websites to work while internet security is active. I have the settings set as default and have had no luck while they were set on low. I know this is probably a simple problem but I'm all out of ideas.

Please help!!!!!!!

A:Intrusion Detection and Internet Security Problems

Please do not start a new thread for the same problem.

Closing duplicate. Continue here please:


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Hi guys,

I have problem with Intrusion Detection setting, no matter how many times I set it to aggressive, it's always back to medium after reboot, anyone knows how to fix it? I have been looking for answer in BD forum, but no satisfying answer. Anyone have the same problem? please help. thanks

BD TS 2015
Windows 7 Pro 64

A:Intrusion Detection Setting Internet Security unsetable

novocaine said:

Hi guys,

I have problem with Intrusion Detection setting, no matter how many times I set it to aggressive, it's always back to medium after reboot, anyone knows how to fix it? I have been looking for answer in BD forum, but no satisfying answer. Anyone have the same problem? please help. thanks

BD TS 2015
Windows 7 Pro 64Click to expand...

You have to disable AutoPilot mode and disable the profiles (I forget what BD calls it).

Frustrating, innit ? No documentation...

Work profiles will keep enabling AutoPilot, and AutoPilot will keep reverting your settings changes to defaults.

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Hey all! Ever since moving to Finland and using my apartment's wifi, I've been getting constant notifications from Vipre's Intrusion detection system that reads:
Vipre has detected a network traffic intrusion attempt.
Remote address:
Category: Bad-unknown
Description: Bad traffic loopback traffic
Threat level: medium
Direction: Inbound
URL: http://www.sans.org/y2k/egress.htm
Action: Blocked
I'll get this alert about 3-5 times back to back. Hit "okay," and it'll immediately pop up again. It'll happen about every 25-30 minutes. Does anyone know what this means or is? I went to the website, and it didn't seem to be anything suspicious. Some sort of computer security company. I've run several scans with VIPRE, Roguekiller, and MAlware bytes, but they haven't picked up anything that shouldn't be there.
Even if no one knows the specifics, can someone tell me what loopback traffic even is? I've tried searching on google, but I haven;t really been able to find a specific answer other than it's an intrusion that attempts to redirect you to a black hole

A:VIPRE Internet security Intrusion detection loop back traffic


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For some reason I can't turn on the Intrusion Detection on my Norton Internet Security

When try to turn it on it says "Failed to Save Setting. Please verify that your Windows account is not restricted"

The only problem is that I'm the administrator and the only account on this laptop! I have no idea what to do. I've fooled around with the settings to see if I could find anything but I came up with nothing. At this point, I'm really worried that it's a virus or something like that but Norton and AdAware haven't picked up anything. I could post a HijackThis log if you think that'll help. Thanks in advance for any help you guys

A:I can't turn on "Intrusion Detection" on Norton Internet Security

bump.. I could really use some advice. I'm really paranoid about having a trojan

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When I open Norton Internet Security the Intrusion Detection is set to off. When I try to turn it on a message comes up "Failed to save settings. Please verify that your windows account is not restricted." What does this mean? Is there a way to turn on the Intrusion Detection? Today was the first time I noticed this message.

A:Intrusion Detection off

Please download HijackThis. Create a folder at C:\HJT and move HijackThis.exe there. Run a scan and save the log file. Post the whole log file here. Do not fix anything since most of them listed there are harmless (some are system required). This program will help us determine if there is any spyware/malware on your computer.

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Is there any type of software that can detect
if someone is using your computer while you
are away from it ???

A:Intrusion Detection

Try this

It is very good.

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Please help! The good news is it looks like Norton is stopping whatever this is but I am still nervous. Does anyone know what the means....
Attempted Intrusion "MSSQL_Stack_Overflow" against your machine was detected and blocked
Risk Level: High
Protocol: UDP
Attacked IP: DEBORAH(**.**.***.***).
Attacked Port: ms-sql-m(1434)

I am getting about 10 of these a day.

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I have a thinkcentre m910s and I have intrusion detection enabled in the BIOS, but removing the chassis cover does not appear to trigger any sort of alarm or even any sort of event log entry. How do you trigger an intrusion detection event?

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Hey all,
Last night I had someone hack into my wireless (home) network. Somehow they were able to break my WPA and get in. I had DHCP set to only hand out the same amount of IP address as i have computers. They were able to figure out my network address and basically started at the bottom of the IP range and started going up because everyone of my computers (4 total) received an IP conflict error, one right after the other and in numerical order. I killed the power to the router and when I restarted it I was completely locked out and it would seem that a bunch of my network setting had been changed as I could not connect to nor ping the router and my modem would not sync up with the router. Needless to say it's go me a little paranoid and I am considering putting an IDS in place. The problem that I am running into is finding one that is not only designed with wireless security in mind but also a) will run on a Windows Xp machine and b) is open source. I will pay for software if I absolutely have to but would honestly prefer not to. If there are any programs (open source or reasonably priced) that meet the following requirements i would greatly appreciate any suggestions. Thanks in advance.

A:Intrusion Detection

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Is there any setting on my router's control panel - ie, port settings, that I can examine, for indication of intrusion?

Settings that might have been manipulated by an outside party? No one has access from inside my home. That is known.

Any logged events in the event viewer, which might also indicate intrusion?

I ask, because my ebay account, and the associated google gmail account HAVE been compromised.


A:Solved: Intrusion detection???

Yup. There sure is. Remote management. OR, an asterisk in the IP box, next to remote management. Yikes.

Methinks I been snooped.

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I need to know of some good IDS programs. I do side jobs for a small company that could use one but I don't know where to start. They're an NT based network (NT Server, workstation, and 98SE, too, all TCP/IP as well).

A:Intrusion Detection Systems...

Heres a site that lists 92 different IDS programs with links that should get you started.

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I am running Windows XP home edition and I am on cable. I get these Windows Messager popups. What is a good intrustion detection software so that I can trace down where these popups are coming from. Any suggestions?


A:Intrusion Detection Software

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I am looking for an IDS that tracks an intruders activities in the event of a breach. Thanks.

A:Intrusion Detection System

You mean something that recognises a breach and then, instead of blocking the attempt, carefully starts to monitor and log the attacker's activities?

There can be no automated solution for that. You'd need all the breaches and the attackers to act in a predictable (machine-trackable) way and that's just impossible. Besides, an IDS can only monitor stuff that goes through it. So if I can break into a system on your LAN and get an SSH tunnel going, then I can do everything on your LAN through that SSH tunnel without the IDS being able to see anything but encypted packets.

Maybe you are interested in so-called honepots or honeynets instead?

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Hi, I installed norton personal firewall 2005. When I try to turn on intrusion detection feature i get an error "An error has occurred. If this error occurs again, uninstall then reinstall the product". I have tried running through all the steps on the Symantec support web site. Including removing all my spyware and firewall programs and unistalling and reinstalling all norton software and cleaning the registry of all symantec stuff. Nothing seems to work. I am at the end of my ropes! Please look over my log file! Thanks for your time!!!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 5:29:36 PM, on 11/11/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
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A:norton intrusion detection problem


You have some spyware there mate.

Download Ad-Aware. Update it, boot to safe mode (Hit F8 Before Windows loads.) and run Ad-Aware.

You can also use spybot in safe mode to remove the spyware as well.

I would also goto Add/Remove programs after you have done what I said, click remove on the Nortons software. This should give you the repair option. Run that.

Also, have you updated Nortons to the latest version?

Hope this helps.

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hi guys,

was looking into running some kind of network tracking / intrusion detection system
was reading about snort at http://www.snort.org/

is this any good? what is an industry standard...?

i suppose there are both hard/soft solutions
which is better....

but now to an interesting question:

Certain users on this forum (no names mentioned, though he has left me alone for some time now)
say that i am (or have been) lazy about finding info/research etc. and get others to do "work" for me, for no remuneration.

Lets say i wanted to answer my question alone, without posting here.

what i did was google...

network intrusion prevention and detection...and snort came up.

but where could i find articles / good IT information on various subjects etc.

am i correct in saying:

1) on searching through previous posts on sites like this
2) Also joining other sites like Tech republic and other tech support forums (And bug them) [i do belong to a couple others]
3) just googling and reading articles (though somebody on this site did comment to me, that what i had read was a myth)
4) joining the pay site xperts exchange
5) all of the above...

or...is there something im missing?

a lot of the time articles that come up when i google specific subjects etc seems out dated and old...do i need to look at some settings in chrome?..or is this all thats available on the subject at hand...

Im just trying to become better at what i am trying to do...thats all

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A:Intrusion detection systems for networks...

Snort is used quite a bit in the security world. As far as I have seen there is no industry "standard" for IPS/IDS systems. There are compliance and minimum certifications that are used to test network devices against for security compliances. The US Federal government has a variety of these certifications such as FIPS, JTIC, etc.

IPS/IDS systems are very complex and if you don't know what you're doing can easily cause more issues on a network than it solves. For these systems to work properly, sensors would need to be deployed at various points on your network. Each of these sensors would need to process the network traffic flowing through it which creates a huge performance impact. To run an IDS system at 1 Gig requires some substantial horsepower without causing dropped frames or slowness on the network. With many enterprises moving to 10 Gig, the ante has been increased.

Companies such as Cisco, Juniper, Sonicwall, and SourceFire produce IDS/IPS systems. I would contact one of these vendors to provide you a briefing on their solutions and how it can be implemented on your network. These companies can also provide installation/implementation services along with training. I highly suggest you take advantage of these services.

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Hello Guys,

Please give me suggestions on IDS in Ubuntu machine
I want to setup IDS in my laptop
Snort is open source and may be relible one

What you think about IDS and have you ever tried in your host machine?

A:Intrusion detection system in Linux

daljeet said:

Hello Guys,

Please give me suggestions on IDS in Ubuntu machine
I want to setup IDS in my laptop
Snort is open source and may be relible one

What you think about IDS and have you ever tried in your host machine?Click to expand...

I am a huge open source guy, I would say go for it, I have a IPS system on my router(Linux based) and IDS on my Windows 10 surface.

I am much more of a Debian/Arch/OpenSUSE/CentOS kind of guy. Ubuntu, was my first Linux distro over a decade ago, and even today the desktop environment still seem's sluggish to me, so I would worry the IDS might make your Ubuntu distro slower if running a desktop environment like GNOME. However, if you are running in CLI mode or you have some pretty beefy hardware performance spec's, or your desktop environment is Xfce(pretty lightweight and speedy desktop environment). I would say again, go for it.

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Hi guys,

I have problem with Intrusion Detection setting, no matter how many times I set it to aggressive, it's always back to medium after reboot, anyone knows how to fix it? I have been looking for answer in BD forum, but no satisfying answer. Anyone have the same problem? please help. thanks

BD TS 2015
Windows 7 Pro 64

A:Intrusion Detection Setting is unsetable

novocaine said:

Hi guys,

I have problem with Intrusion Detection setting, no matter how many times I set it to aggressive, it's always back to medium after reboot, anyone knows how to fix it? I have been looking for answer in BD forum, but no satisfying answer. Anyone have the same problem? please help. thanks

BD TS 2015
Windows 7 Pro 64Click to expand...

You have to disable AutoPilot mode and disable the profiles (I forget what BD calls it).

Frustrating, innit ? No documentation...

Work profiles will keep enabling AutoPilot, and AutoPilot will keep reverting your settings changes to defaults.

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I understand that the intrusion detection isn't helping much on 64 bit systems?
If so, would spyshelter free be a good complement?

A:Bitdefender 2016 Intrusion Detection x64

It's kinda weird, I've heard from several people on Malwaretips even on max settings it doesn't work, so why implement it? Spyshelter is very good, not too sure whether it can replace (or is) a full HIP's i.e., Comodo. Very good question, the AV industry needs to answer and see if they can come together to better secure a 64 bit OS.

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I'm after both host based and network based intrusion detection mechanisms, so I'd very much like to know what IDS people are using on Windows and what their experiences of them are.

A:What Intrusion Detection Systems do you use on Windows?

Snort is availble free for Windows. Snort is _the_ free IDS tool. The windows version has worked just fine for me. Snort is supported by a large community that creates up-to-date signatures which are available for free at BleedingSnort.com.

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Motherboard: Asus P5N- MX motherboard; BIOS update 903
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Processor
OS: Windows XP

I was trying to install a new CPU and in the middle of that process, I found I needed to update the BIOS. Again this took some time to do but once it was updated, I saw this message:

"The system intruded, chassis opened, or tempered before. Please check the system."

I looked up the issue and did a series of things to mend it.

Checked the manual. According to it, there is no switch in the BIOS itself, only a physical set of pins which by default have a jumper cap over them to short the detector. Upon checking my MB, I found this jumper cap was missing, so I ordered a batch and replaced it. Problem continued.

Reset CMOS. I turned the PC off, removed the battery, then moved the jumper cap to clear CMOS according to the manual. Waited about a minute to be safe before returning the cap to its original position and putting the battery back in. Problem persists.

Updated BIOS again. I'd previously had issues updating the BIOS only to learn the file was not being detected was all. Once that was settled, it was updated and this new issue appeared. After calling ASUS, the rep suggested the first two options I mentioned as well as checking for an even more recent update to the BIOS. I had the most recent one, but I re-updated it anyway. Problem persists.

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A:Solved: How do I get around chassis intrusion detection error?

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I noticed  that no mention of network analyzer  IDS , NIDS , HIDS  software , for me in these times is fondamental for detect intrusion and virus , for know  in detail what happens on your computer.
in essence you can hear all communications to your computer and the answers, read the packet  and whic computers are connected ip and host  mac adress  ecc... and what they do.
i have used colasoft freee network analyzer in the past I recommend it exist one free version very complete.
I wish microsoft would put in windows 10 along with a good firewall would be great
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intrusion_detection_system    IDS software
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_intrusion_detection_system  NIDS 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Host-based_intrusion_detection_system        for example eset smart security  use HIDS and firewall  that  intercept also exploit hacker and some other security problem

A:fondamental software for detection intrusion and virus

The leading open source NIDS are Snort and Suricata. But it's not something I would recommend to less experienced users.

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Hello, I am wondering if i can remotely control/query/view Chassis Intrusion Detection Switch status? Is there a software which has this feature? Thanks,

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Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2000
contains the ability to apply application filters to incoming
traffic. Application filters allow ISA Server to analyze a data
stream for a particular application and provide application-
specific processing including inspecting, screening or blocking,
redirecting, or modifying the data as it passes through the
firewall. This mechanism is used to protect against invalid URLs
which may indicate attempted attacks as well as attacks against
internal Domain Name Service (DNS) Servers.

A flaw exists in the ISA Server DNS intrusion detection application
filter, and results because the filter does not properly handle a
specific type of request when scanning incoming DNS requests.

An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by sending a specially
formed request to an ISA Server computer that is publishing a DNS
server, which could then result in a denial of service to the
published DNS server. DNS requests arriving at the ISA Server would
be stopped at the firewall, and not passed through to the internal
DNS server. All other ISA Server functionality would be unaffected

Maximum Severity Rating: Moderate

Affected Software:

Microsoft ISA Server

Download locations for this patch Microsoft ISA Server:




G... Read more

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I'm having a difficultly try to understand between HIPS, Behavior Blocker, Intrusion Detection System, and zero day protection. So I would appreciate if you guys can answer these questions below for me because I have no idea how to answer these with my rookie knowledge. Thanks, user102.

What is the differences between HIPS, Behavior Blocker, Intrusion Detection System, and zero day protection?

What is the pros and cons for each of them?

How does each one of them work when it engage unknown malicious applications?

Which one is strongest and which one is the weakest?

Which one do would you use? And why?

A:What is the difference between HIPS, Behavior Blocker, and Intrusion Detection System?

Very basic summary...

HIPS (Classical) monitors a whole range of actions - process creation, changes to file system, writes to registry, etc, etc, etc. What actions are monitored vary from HIPS design to HIPS design - and also there are some limitations on 64-bit systems because of Patch Guard. Classical HIPS requires the greatest amount of user input, knowledge and experience.

Behavior Blocker is different for different vendors. Some are HIPS-based, others are heuristics-based, others it seems are some type of combo.

Behavior Blocker in Emsisoft is really a HIPS that monitors for very specific actions based upon an algorithm - and not heuristics. This is done to greatly minimize the number of alerts - and subsequent user input.

Norton SONAR is an algorithm behavior blocker that evaluates hundreds of file characteristics and actions. It is more akin to file "profiling." Once again, the point being to minimize any type of user-based decision making.

Intrusion Detection System monitors network or system activities for malicious activities or policy violations. It is much more prevalent in Enterprise than Home solutions. Bitdefender being a notable exception. Here again the intent being to minimize alerts and automate decision making.

Zero-Day protection. There is no such thing. It is called this, but in reality is one or a combo of the above - or something completely different - cleverly marketed.

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I have a 78 year old neighbor who just got his first computer & asked me to help him get started. To avoid going over every other day to "clean" out infections can anyone recommend a good "set & forget" security setup. I know you all are proponents of freeware & I too use all freeware w/ exception of Spy Sweeper, but my neighbor needs something completely uncomplicated.

A:Security Suites

If he is running Windows XP service pack to you can use the inbuilt firewall as regards to a anti-virus and anti-spyware there are a few tools to have a look at which are simple but yet effective.For anti-virus have a look at A.V.G the free version which can be found at http://free.grisoft.com/For anti-spyware there is a few, Microsoft has one called Windows Defender which can be found here http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/s...re/default.mspxThere is also Spybot Search and Destroy which can be found at http://www.safer-networking.org/ however I did have problems connecting to their server just a minute ago so i think they are doing some work on it but its a good program

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I am beginner with hand-me-down Acer Extensa 5420 laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium. Supposedly cleaned before I got it. My ISP is Comcast and use wireless router for the laptop. Wired directly is Compac Presario 5300us desktop, also hand-me-down. Already installed on laptop are the following Security Programs: CCleaner Piriform Ltd., Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, Spybot-Search & Destroy, Norton Security Suite (installed by Comcast). I also believe that there is Microsoft Security Suite and some kind of internal Acer security but I don't know for sure and don't know how to check. When I originally got my desktop a 3 months ago, I had the same problem with too much security and tech at computer store told me that they were fighting each other. I had a pop-up System Tool which warned me that my pc was infected which turned out to be the virus itself and it cost me $95.00 to have my desktop wiped clean. Now I have only Microsoft Security Suite installed on it with CCleaner and MalwareBytes all installed by tech at computer store. What do I really NEED on my laptop? Norton tells me only Norton but will give any further assistance. I believe that I have too much. Please help.

A:I believe I have too much or many Security Suites.

<<I also believe that there is Microsoft Security Suite...>>

Is this based on what is reflected in Add/Remove Programs...or listed under the Program Files folders?

FWIW: CCleaner is NOT a security program. Spybot is primarily devoted to spyware/adware, probably should remove it and replace it with SUPERAntiSpyware. Malwarebytes is a good tool to have installed, as long as you keep it updated. Norton Security Suite is a resource-gouge...I'd talk to Comcast about removing it...IMO, it's probably part of the problem, not the solution.

http://www.microsoft.com/business/smb/en-xg/servers-and-tools/forefront-security.mspx , if you have that installed...I suggest removing it.

For an AV, I would suggest either Avira Free or Avast.


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This thread isnt designed as "Whats the best vendor" for an AV product/Security suite
I have witnessed a lot of friction during the years of "whats best"
Nothing wins as nothing is best {goes for detection as well} as new approaches are always created to "infect" our machines

This thread is more about added features or conveniences that vendors provide that you find useful...or for that matter are a pain in the neck for you.

I will go first
Virtual keyboard
Sandboxed browsing for the internet
Can run your OS in a virtual type environment to try out applications that you may not trust..and want to try before installing to your OS
Network monitor...at a glance see whats communicating with the rest of the world on your PC..or just keep track of your usage if you have a ISP that has limits on how much data you can send and receive in a month.
Vulnerability scan...this tells you of out of date apps that are a security risk {much like Secunia}..so you will update your java.adobe reader etc...as well as tell you about poor settings for your internet browser.
Parental control...in the event you have children that use the PC
Privacy Cleaner.....Cleaning you local tracks made easy if that is what you wish
Applications activity...in the even you want to change a group for application...windows applications are also included
Spam filtering for your email...this can be custom made to your likings.
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A:Security Suites

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I've been using Avast Internet Security suite for 3-4 yrs. now and would like to move on to a program that

is perhaps a bit lighter on the system, and a bit better in detection.

I looked at Bitdefender, however I have read that it doesn't play well with Opera browser, which I use

exclusively, and do not want to change. The other product I am looking at is the Kaspersky Internet

Security suite.

Could I get some opinions and recommendations, please?... Thank you, in advance, for any opinions and/or




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My ACER laptop just got hijacked by some program called Security Suites. it would not let me run any of my Browsers or other Programs.....I did a full Malwarebytes scan and Avast antivirus scan to try and rid it from my laptop with no success. I did not even see it listed in Programs to try and delete it....I am running Vista operating system on this machine....I finally figured out that I could run my System Config. Utilioty at boot up before this insidious program was started to disable what must have been this bad program at startup and rebooted and it looks like it solved the problem for now. what do I need to do to ensure I have stamped out this nasty hijacker that had my browsers tied up going to this programs site to try and make me purchase it...before it would give me back normal use of my laptop??

thanks for help in advance....I will run Eset online scan now..Hopefully I can via IE. and run malwarebytes again and Avast scan for viruses....

i am using aol to write this thread and just tried IE and Opera and neither one will let me get to the internet now....hmmmm

A:hijacked by Security Suites

here is my Malwarebytes log after the scan found no issues:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.44
Database version: 3839
Windows 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18928

8/11/2010 7:04:11 PM
mbam-log-2010-08-11 (19-04-11).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 112630
Time elapsed: 7 minute(s), 14 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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We've reviewed nearly a dozen of next year's security suites; our roundup can help you decide which will keep you safe from viruses, hackers, spam, threats to your privacy, and much more.


A:The Best Security Suites for 2011

I am surprised that ESET Nod 32 is not listed. Perhaps it isn't available in the US.

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I am going to be getting a laptop within the next 3 months (probably much sooner than later) and need a security suite to make sure everything security-wise is running well. Here is what I would like:

~Live Alerts
~Updates (as needed)

On my family's computer, we are using Windows Live OneCare, which looks to be very good, but I'm not sure about its compatibility in Windows Vista (Home Premium) because we are running on XP Professional. Would Windows Live OneCare work well in Vista, and provide the same features? We just signed on for another year with them, and I hate to spend $50+ on a new suite if I can avoid it.



A:Opinions on Security Suites?

After reading some reviews online, some of the top choice contenders were:

BitDefender IS
Zone Alarm IS
Kaspersky IS

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I run a program on my pc called Marketfeeder pro, this program is extremely cpu intensive and crashes if the cpu is overused. Therefore I am trying to keep my background processes to a minimum.
I have been advised that the greatest drain on my resources is the zone alarm security suite that I use.
I have had no problems with this suite and find it an easy to use, all in one soluton to my security needs.
I have been advised to change to the paid for AVG security suite as this is just as secure and is less of a strain on the cpu.

Is this good advice?


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I'm looking for a Internet Security Suite. Using Google, there are numerous sites w/ numerous opinions about which suite is best.
Has anyone on this site done a comparison of security suites?
Or does anyone have suggestions on where to look? I know everyone has an opinion. I'm trying to be objective.

At the moment, I'm leaning toward Kapersky.

A:Internet Security Suites

I have been using Comodo CIS since the start and it gets better and better. Very light on resources and no conflicts. In conjunction with SpywareBlaster in real time and SAS and MBAM as on demand scanners I get the occasional tracking cookie on my weekly scan gut haven't had a serious infection since using the above. To top it all CNET Downloads has just given Comodo CIS V3.9 a 5 starred review which is copied below. As Comodo is a free program I think the companies like Kaspersky etc must be getting worried about the success of Comodo.Reviewed by: Seth Rosenblatt on June 22, 2009Comodo has merged its antivirus program with Firewall Pro, creating a free security program that aims to be more to more people. Although this may frustrate some users who want only one program or the other, the installer does let you opt out of either of the components. Users are also asked to install the Comodo SafeSearch and Ask.com toolbars, so be careful if you tend to install on autopilot. CIS requires a reboot.Resource management is better than before, with hogging all but eliminated. It provides a smorgasbord of information and options for advanced users, but it's simple enough for beginners, and runs smoothly and silently in the background. The version 3 interface utilizes a plain white color scheme and replaces old terminology with more intuitive terms such as Summary, Firewall, Defense, and Miscellaneous. In each, there are links to relevant security issues so users can drill down to le... Read more

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Again and again. . . Sorry for my English. . . It is not an official language.
With the constant and growing threats of zero day malware, ransomware:.
1. What is the most effective mechanism to deal with these types of threats? Equipment that works as HIPS or behavior blockers, thinking more strongly about the basic user, since the vast majority will not know what to do when they have to opt at the moment To apply one or the other button, when choosing between lock and not lock. . .
2. Which security suites have behavior blockers, and those that have HIPS, and those that offer both.
3. How to make sure it is treated when it appears to block, files that do not identify to which software or activity is associated, such as, information exclusively composed of numbers;
4. For intermediate users, Bitdefender, Avira, Panda, all free, associated with the VodooShield application, would be well protected;
5. Lay users, which would be the most suitable security suites.
Thank you for your attention!

A:Security Suites - Lay and intermediateUsers

See Post #2 in this topic for the best defensive strategy to protect yourself from malware and ransomware (crypto malware) and a list of prevention tools.

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I just had a problem with some trojans, wiped my computer clean and freaked out about identity theft. I had been using Symantec Anti-Virus, Ad-aware, Spybot, Windows Defender, and CCleaner. The firewall I used was the one that came with XP.Now that there is nothing on my harddrive and I do not want to go through this again, I want better protection. I use my computer often to buy stuff online via my credit cards and checking account. If I decided to go with an "internet security suite," would I need to use any of the programs I listed above? It would appear that security suites do everything, whereas anti-virus programs just look for virus, not adware and other bad things. Is going the suite route a good idea or should I just get a better anti-virus program combined with all those free programs? Does anyone have experience with them?I am currently looking a Kkaspersky Internet Security 2009. It just came out about a month ago and appears to be $80 in stores. Just the anti-virus program is around $50, so for $30 more you get a firewall and a bunch of other stuff. Could I buy that and not have to worry about downloading anything else for protection?http://www.kaspersky.com/kaspersky_internet_security

A:Internet Security Suites

Use only 1 antivirus and 1 firewall. If you run more than one of each they can conflict with each other. Yes, you should keep Spybot, Adaware, or whatever other malware scanners you choose.As for suites vs. stand-alone products, that is personal choice. Suites generally use more resources than stand-alones. BEFORE PURCHASING KASPERSKY: go to the site you linked to. Download and install the 30 day trial version. There is no one size fits all when it comes to computer security. What works for me may not play nice with your system. A trial will allow you to find out if the program does play nice with your computer. You'll also get to find out if it's user friendly. It won't take you long to find out if you like it. If you decide it isn't what you want, simply uninstall and find something else. No need to pay for something then find out it doesn't work well for you and your system. An alternative: there are several excellent FREE programs available. There is a list here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.htmlIf you have any questions about any of the programs, ask and they will be answered.edit to add: my arsenal includes (all free products)Comodo firewallAVG antivirus (it came installed on the pc)SuperAntiSpywareSpybot

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I'll leave up to you........You know how 4 out of 5 dentists recommend trident? What do 4 out of 5 of the experts recommend for their own pc protection?


A:Security Software Suites

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Hey guys, I'm looking for some information on the best paid security suites. I realize there are pretty decent free alternatives, but they don't make use of a firewall and I really don't want to mess with Windows Firewall or download another version. Rather than using multiple programs, I want to simply use one suite and I have no problem paying a few bucks a year for a good one. Trying to decide between Norton, Kaspersky or Trend Micro right now.Also, are there any good websites that show information comparing the effectiveness of each? Obviously, vendor websites are useless since they all claim to be the very best..

A:Best Paid Security Suites

I've been using Norton Internet Security 2010 for over a year now (started with 2009), and I extremely pleased. This is the only Norton product I would recommend - do not opt for Norton 360.It installs incredibly fast, can be used on up to 3 PC's, runs silently in the background, does not bug the s*** out of you asking for permissions, very small resource usage (usually 6-12 MB's), and automatically updates every 6-14 minutes. There are free programs out there that do just as good a job, but they do not offer the convenience of a suite. You install it and forget it. If you like doing manual updates, checking for new versions, etc., then go with something else. I would rather be doing other things than checking my security.Here is one link you can look at, I'm sure there are others: http://internet-security-suite-review.toptenreviews.com/

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I just got a new computer and it came with a trial of Norton Internet Security. I generally use Avast Free version and either the Windows Firewall or Comodo. Its been a while since I researched the different products and wondered what are some of the better integrated product suites? I see that avast has one as well as other vendors like Kaspersky, Eset, Norton, etc.... AV Comparative use to have a great list but I couldn't seem to find the list for full suites. Regardless of suites, I'd still have some of the other tools such as Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware.


A:Security Suites - AV/Firewall/Maleware

The Norton product is actually pretty darn good again these days. Personally, I just use MSE on my PC and Avast on wife's laptop and those have been just fine. But if you want a more full featured product, I'd just stick with Norton.

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Ok 1 im disabled so need easy to use software that can protect me (hopefully ill get better 1 day and learn about sandbox and all stuff)
anyway for ages when ever i get a pc or laptop etc ive always installed the following security stuff
firewall (juts left it alone as heard win7 firewall is ok,plus i like not having to mess with firewalls)
avast free antivirus
malwarebytes free (so just a demand scanner)
superantispyware free (again just a demand scanner)
spywareblaster (does somethhing to browsers lol)
ccleaner (i just delete whatever pops up )
firefox addons
ABP (addblockplus, again i just install it and leave it be)
ghostly (again i dnt understand it so just install and leave it be)
now my question is, is this enough protection as im guessing theirs no active protection here? just on demand?
also is it better to just buy a complete security suite (like bit defender etc) ???
im very out of techy stuff
but paranoid about privatcy and protection (which is horrable when you have brain issues DISABILITY)
i wish i could understand sanbox (whatever its called) as was told best protection or something called a vpn
also is the following true?
i Remember reading a while back that everyone should bin windows and install Linux mint (whatever that is?)
i was told if your non techy etc go for linux as it never ever gets virus or malware
if thats true i want to ... Read more

A:free or paid or security suites ? (lil help please)

avast anti-virus provides real-time protection. Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware and Spywareblaster are three other tools I recommend. See Supplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware Tools.Since you are not sure what Spywareblaster does...let me explain. It restricts the actions of potentially dangerous sites by adding a list of sites and domains associated with known spyware, advertisers and marketers to the browser's "Restricted Sites Zone". SpywareBlaster prevents the installation of ActiveX-based malware, browser hijackers, dialers, and other potentially unwanted software and blocks tracking cookies. SpywareBlaster also includes the ability to keep encrypted backup copies of the Hosts file so if its altered by malware infection, you can easily restore a good backup copy.Unlike many other security tools, SpywareBlaster is not intrusive as it does not run in the background...it focuses on prevention and passive protection without utilizing unnecessary running processes or consuming system (CPU, memory) resources. The program only requires installation and then enabling of all protection. After that you only have to check periodically for database updates using the built-in "Check for Updates" feature and then enable all protection again. Since SpywareBlaster does not use a real-time protection module, it supplements your existing security software without causing any conflicts. SpywareBlaster can be used with Internet Explorer and many other popular browsers such ... Read more

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Vote For Your Choice Of Security Solution
In one of my posts, where I war in quest of searching the God made security suite, that would be native x64, upgrde itself automatically, and protect competently, I received a mixed bag of reaction. It really seems, that in this grand scheme of life, each one has an unique praiseworthy choice. But I am no Nortradamus, so let statistics alone tell the tale. Let's find the Security Suite, which maximum users choose. You may also add a comment on why you choose it over others :-D

A:Security Suites : Your Choice Matters

Thanks Darryl Licht :-)

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Hi Team,

I do not know if this is the correct place to post this question; if not, admin is welcome to move it. This is NOT intended to be another "Best Security Suite" discussion.

My current McAfee Security subscription is running out in a couple of months, and I am considering my options. Scanning the supplier's homepages, you see all types of claims and functions, marketed under innovative names, but very little about things like logs, firewall settings and user control in general. Though I may get answers by the manufacturers themselves, if I manage to find their email addresses, I thought it perhaps easier to ask the users on the forum. This will also allow others to see the answers.

I am looking for a product keeping good logs, both for AV and firewall, preferably possible to save. I also want the suite to ask me for decisions, but as I am far from an expert, I like it to suggest an answer. I do not want to make the firewall rules myself, and I like to be able to turn off all the questions if I like to, getting notifications instead. Then I want to be able to go back and remove program entries and change the rules myself. I also would like to be able to release or tighten on the protection level.

I am targeting the following (and no else, apart from my current McAfee):
ESET Smart SecurityAvira Premium Security SuiteNorton Internet Security 2009Kaspersky Internet Security 2009So, what logs and controls are there in these? Please do not make this a discu... Read more

A:Security Suites User Features

NOD32 (eset) and Norton are by far the best. I personally use NOD32 Antivirus/Antispyware as opposed to Smart Security and Use Vista's software Firewall and a router hardware firewall.
NOD32 has password protected settings and you can backup your configruation settings. It also has a smaller footprint than Norton, thus using less resources. It is configurable to "set and forget", but does alert user to threats.

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for those who are interested..........Maximum Security: 2010 Internet Security Suites - PCWorld

Nonetheless, we found some significant differences in just how well security suites protect your PC. We tested 13 suites in all. Norton Internet Security 2010 took the top ranking, owing to its strong overall malware detection. Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 was a close second. AVG Internet Security 9.0 placed third for its malware detection and speedy system performance. Closely following the top picks was a competitive middle tier of suites from Avast, BitDefender, McAfee, Panda, PC Tools, Trend Micro, and Webroot. The suites from Eset, F-Secure, and ZoneAlarm lagged, due to acceptable, but not great, malware protection.

For antimalware testing, PCWorld contracted the services of AV-Test.org, a respected security testing company. We looked not only at traditional signature-based detection but also at how well the suites cleaned infections, removed rootkits, and detected malware based on behavioral analysis.

A:Security suites reviewd by PCWorld

Thanks !

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i just wanted to know which are your current top 3 Internet security suites or combo┤s .. this is no poll, no which one is "better" thread, iam just interested in which ones you like the most so far .. and if you want you can give a short clue why those are your favourites. mine are

1. Emsisoft Internet Security or EAM & OA Combo (for me the suite/combo with the least flaws, almost perfect)
2. Eset Smart Security (best combination of lightness, detection and features imho)
3. Avast Internet Security (pretty easy to use, decent detection, not many popups, good features, relativly light)

so .. those are my favourite suites so far .. iam switching between the three from time to time

A:Your Top 3 Internet Security Suites/Combo┬┤s

Emsisoft IS
Comodo IS
Eset SS

First contender by a mile for me tho'.

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of running a complete internet suite as aposed to running individual apps from various vendors. For example, I use CA ISS on two laptops and run Comodo firewall, Avast antivirus, Comodo Boclean. I cannot tell the difference between running either configuration, but I've been told that running individual apps is better, uses less system resources, etc... Any opinions are welcome.

PS. On all systems I use Spybot S&D, and ADAWARE, and Vista come with Defender, which I have allowed to run on the laptops.

A:Solved: Internet Security Suites

I personally use a lot of different apps. Not just one suite. I do this because some companies are better for other things (such as spyware).

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