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How many MT users are using COMODO security products?

Q: How many MT users are using COMODO security products?


I would like to make a few quick questions about comodo

1/ How many of you are really using comodo (CIS, CF, CCAV)?
2/ what settings are you using? Minimal tweaks or many tweaks? Could you please share it? How stable and how annoying are they?
3/ What should I change other than CS's settings on her video?

Thank you

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A: How many MT users are using COMODO security products?

Hello.Im using comodo firewall and panda free av.
Comodo FW settings from cruelsister
Panda Free AV settings: default. I also have the panda toolbar.
I have tested this combo a lot and the system remained clean.
I picked panda because its very light. I tried Qihoo but it was heavy and i saw an article about stolen data or something whatever. So i deleted it and installed panda.
Althought with cruelsister's settings u dont really need av but i wanted one
PS: In my opinion Panda is underrated product BUT if you try it for yourself you will see its pretty good.

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I'm just wondering if anyone has had any experience with any of these security programs.

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Started a thread on the Comodo forum about unblocking applications here:

Using Widget to Unblock - Install / Setup / Configuration Help - CIS

This issue has been on my mind for some time now, so if anyone is interested I would appreciate your 2 cents.

My proposal centers around the idea that unblocks should not change the file/app rating from "Unrecognized" to "Trusted". The two ways (without creating a rule) to unblock an auto-contained app/file are "Unblock this application" on the container alert and "Unblock Applications" on the widget or GUI->Tasks->General. The alert unblock only creates a single container allow rule, but it presently also changes the rating of the file/app from "Unrecognized" to "Trusted". The "Unblock Applications" element creates allow rules for ALL elements (Firewall/HIPS/Containment). Either way, the trust rating goes to "Trusted", so all protections are off, even if only the container alert unblock->allow rule is created with by using that dialog to unblock.

Basically, the proposal suggests removing the "Unblock this application" unblock from the Containment alert, adding instructions to use "Unblock Applications". This would give the user pause to think. Also, the proposal suggests splitting the unblock process in "Unblock Applications" into 3 parts, one for Firewall, one for HIPS, and one for Containment. In order to ... Read more

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Some times on the fringes of popular news lies something that goes unnoticed! softpedia.com, a reputed download site has removed Comodo products from it's list. Thought this news would have some bearing as softpedia rarely comes out with news items (as to why Comodo was removed), i request you to read this article posted by softpedia.com: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Comodo-Software-Removed-From-Softpedia-110169.shtml

A:Comodo products removed from softpedia web site!

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Issue 703 - google-security-research - Comodo: Comodo Internet Security installs and starts a VNC server by default - Google Security Research - Google Project Hosting

A:Comodo: Comodo Internet Security installs and starts a VNC server by default


I knew there was a VNC associated with GeekBuddy, so I never installed it.

Even with the fix - don't install GeekBuddy - nor Chromodo, Dragon or Ice Dragon; a user doesn't need any of them.

A lot of the controversy associated with the above due to dodgy practices.

Other than that, COMODO Internet Security is decent security soft using Proactive Security at default settings.

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Here is post in Comodo forum that links to WikiLeaks release of thousands of internal Hacking Team emails that show the purchase of Comodo products.


WikiLeaks link: https://wikileaks.org/hackingteam/emails/

Enter "Comodo" in the search field to identify and group all internal Hacking Team emails that contain the word Comodo.

A:WikiLeaks: Emails Show The Hacking Team Purchased Comodo Products

So does this mean that Comodo is the best security suite available now?

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I am using Comodo Internet security for the past 1 year, It is very simple to use, Moreover, when I had an issue with the security suite. But now I plan to upgrade to Comodo Internet Security, know what you guys think of Comodo Internet Security and what the difference.

A:What is difference between Comodo Antivirus and Comodo Internet Security?

Comodo Internet Security includes a firewall in addition to the usual antivirus.I do not use Comodo though (not a big fan of them in general) so I do not have any suggestion to add.

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If you have Comodo Firewall Pro v3.0.25.378 on your system the install of sp3 may hang at 'Running processes before install'. This is due to the May 30, 2008 update of Comodo and the 'Guard32.dll'.

To install sp3 either uninstall Comodo or an easier method is to disable 'Defence+', open the system32 folder and look for the 'Guard32.dll'. Right click on the 'Guard32.dll' and rename to 'Guard32.dll5' (or whatever you want to rename it to).

I spent hours trying to figure out why the sp3 install hung at 'Running processes before install' (if you open Task Manager while the install is hung you will see 'fixcss.exe' and 'nv4prep.exe' using 100% cpu). Finally boiled the problem down to the 'Guard32.dll' which is Comodo's 'Defence+'.

It won't do any good just to completely shutdown Comodo and stop the service. Apparently the Guard32.dll remains in memory and needs to be disabled by renaming it.

After installing sp3 go back and rename the Guard32.dll to it's original.

I have contacted Comodo about this issue and they seem to be working on it.

Just thought I'd throw this information in.

A:Comodo firewall users trying to install sp3

This is why I always advise to install service packs in Safe Mode.

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Hello everyone. Wanted to post this to find out whether you guys are liking Comodo v10. It's my personal impression that it's quite a measure better than the best of v8 with fewer bugs.

First a shout out for Comodo. I am using the FW version, and I would like to comment that I feel Comodo seems to me in the FW to have at least worked on getting the very most important elements of the program to function properly and dependably. At the same time, I don't sense that there is unpredictability hiding in CFW like I sensed with v8 and previously . This causes me to have confidence and not feel that the program is going to let me down somehow. Great job Comodo is my early impression.

Otherwise, I like the program. Can it be better? Yes, I think so, but now I am even more looking forward to v11 than I was looking forward to 10.

Please post comments. I am very interested in this topic. If I am right about dependability, I am curious if a dependable Comodo CIS/FW will push other security companies to double time plans they may have had for their product .

A:How Internet Security Your Experience with Comodo Comodo Internet Security/FW v10 so far?

"Disappearing rules" bug still not fixed ? Anyone thoroughly test it and verify that it has been fixed ?

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Comodo Internet Security Premium vs Zone Alarm Extreme Security

A:Comodo Internet Security Premium vs Zone Alarm Extreme Security

My vote goes to Zone Alarm but only for the fact that the average user uses Comodo with default settings.
With an advanced configuration (Comodo Defense +, Sandbox and HIPS), Comodo ensures an absolute protection level.

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I've been working this combo for a couple of days on my computer with a low consumption of resources. I think that adding Panda, or Qihoo, or Avira would be too much, but... what do you think?.

A:Webroot SA + Comodo Firefall + Crystal Security, Internet Security it enough?

I think for a man with your special advanced skill levels it will serve you very well my friend.

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Are there any pros or cons I should know about before selecting which one to use?

Are there any links to tests done on how well they perform as a firewall and as a virus scanner?


A:Eset Smart Security VS Comodo Internet Security

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Hey guys,

For some time I've been using Zonealarm but yersterday I tried to update it and encountered all sorts of problems that have put me off this product.

I'm looking for a new firewall and some sort of anti virus programme.

Free ideally....
What do you guys have running no your systems currently and how have you found using it?


A:What security products are you currently using?

Here are some tips, to reduce the potential for spyware infection in the future, I strongly recommend installing the following applications:

Detect and Remove Programs:
How to use Ad-Aware to remove Spyware <= If you suspect that you have spyware installed on your computer, here are instructions on how to download, install and then use Ad-Aware.
How to use Spybot to remove Spyware <= If you suspect that you have spyware installed on your computer, here are instructions on how to download, install and then use Spybot. Similar to Ad-Aware, I strongly recommend both to catch most spyware.
Prevention Programs:
Spywareblaster <= SpywareBlaster will prevent spyware from being installed.
Spywareguard <= SpywareGuard offers realtime protection from spyware installation attempts.
IE/Spyad <= IE/Spyad places over 4000 websites and domains in the IE Restricted list which will severely impair attempts to infect your system. It basically prevents any downloads (Cookies etc) from the sites listed, although you will still be able to connect to the sites.
MVPS Hosts file <= The MVPS Hosts file replaces your current HOSTS file with one containing well know ad sites etc. Basically, this prevents your coputer from connecting to those sites by redirecting them to which is your local computer
Google Toolbar <= Get the free google toolbar to help stop pop up windows.
Other necessary Programs:
AntiVirus Program<= An AntiVirus program is a must! Whether it is a f... Read more

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Good evening to all;
We periodically have our computer scanned by MS(free)and all is hunkie dorrie. Then, PC tools(who'd like us to buy their product)says that there are hundreds of gremlins scurrying around doing God knows what.We had a mayor infection last year that took forever to correct and left me paranoid.At the time we had AVG, and we were still affected. any suggestions as to a reliable source for protection,anomoly removal, doesn't matter if it's free or not ..........THANKS

A:questions about security products

Hello lowtechcowboy.Choosing a security toolkit with anti-virus, firewall and anti-malware programs is a matter of personal preference, your technical ability and experience, features offered, the amount of resources utilized, how it may affect system performance and what will work best for your system. Other factors to consider include effectiveness, user friendliness, ease of updating, ease of installation and removal. A particular combination that works well for one person may not work as well for another. There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone. You may need to experiment and find what is most suitable for your needs. Another factor to consider is whether you want to use paid for products or free alternatives.No single product is 100% foolproof and can prevent, detect and remove all threats at any given time. The security community is in a constant state of change as new infections appear. Each vendor has its own definition of what constitutes malware and scanning your computer using different criteria will yield different results. The fact that each program has its own definition files means that some malware may be picked up by one that could be missed by another. Thus, a multi-layered defense using several anti-spyware products (including an effective firewall) to supplement your anti-virus combined with common sense, safe computing and safe surfing habits provides the most complete protection.Important Tip: Always reme... Read more

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Just wondering if anybody has tried any of the Norman security products and what they thought of them


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hi guys!!!
i m not a real pro in computer security area but from what i have learnt through experience ,blogs and all i think following is the best FREE security products combination....
1) avira free antivirus
2) pc tools threat fire
3) comodo firewall...
i know that for using threat fire and comodo firewall in advanced mode u need some extra knowledge ...but stilll....
what u guys think...??
any other good combinations??

A:Best Combination Of Security Products

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I have a Sony VAIO running Windows XP, with 1GB RAM. I have recently had Windows reinstalled after what was suspected to be a virus stopped it from booting up. I was running AVG Free along with Spybot and Malwarebytes free version. None of these picked up the virus. In the computer shop where the problem was sorted Norton apparently picked up the virus.

I don't know if BC has a policy regarding recommending programs, so apologies if this is not appropriate, however I would appreciate some advice about whether AVG is perhaps not the most secure option. I can't seem to see any info about this on BC, and other sites seem to have quite conflicting information.
I am happy to pay for a product and I know that no software provides 100% protection, however the fact that AVG and spybot didn't pick up the virus in either their scans or their resident protection I find quite worrying.

I am currently using the trial version of Norton Internet Security 2011.

The fact that a store like PC World uses Norton and Malwarebytes might indicate that it is highly recommended. However about 5 years ago I was using it and it failed to pick up, I think, about 20 viruses. An independent computer shop said that Norton had at that time gone off and that AVG was better.
Does anyone know if there was a dip in service at around that time and whether Norton has improved since then?

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A:Antivirus and Security Products

Choosing a security toolkit with anti-virus, firewall and anti-malware programs is a matter of personal preference, your technical ability and experience, features offered, user friendliness, ease of updating (and upgrading to new program release), ease of installation/removal, available technical support from the vendor and price. Other factors to consider include detection rates and methods, scanning engine effectiveness, how often virus definitions are updated, the amount of resources the program utilizes, how it may affect system performance and what will work best for your system. A particular anti-virus that works well for one person may not work as well for another. You may need to experiment and find the one most suitable for your use and your system. There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone. For more specific information to consider, please read Choosing Your Anti-virus Software.No single product is 100% foolproof and can prevent, detect and remove all threats at any given time. The security community is in a constant state of change as new infections appear. Each vendor has its own definition of what constitutes malware and scanning your computer using different criteria will yield different results. The fact that each program has its own definition files means that some malware may be picked up by one that could be missed by another. Thus, a multi-layered defense using several anti-spyware products (including an effective... Read more

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We are going to establish a financing company. In Order to keep the confidentiality of clients and accounts transactions we need to setup an efficient security firewall. Initially we were thinking of consulting some companies providing cyber security products like NCI in Mississauga. But we doubt whether it safe to expose our system details to an outsider. I think getting advice from experienced people would be really helpful. Expecting your replies. Thank you.

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A few days ago, my computer, which had been recently cleaned of a root kit, started mysteriously having popups for windows security products that were 'unregistered.' They pop up in 3's, and once you x them out they come right back. I have Webroot antivirus installed on my computer and every night I scan it and every night it says it removed 'rogue security products' but as soon as I go to any website, they come right back! X them out and they come right back.

This is my most recent and bothersome problem, but it has never really gotten rid of a google redirect problems that say 'jump and 'redirect' every time you try to search something. If you click back enough, it will go to what you wanted, but it never goes away. I have also had issues with svchost multiplying and cpu usage going to 100% for no apparent reason.

My computer is about 5 years old and is a windows XP e machine.

Thanks for any help and advice!

DDS (Ver_11-05-19.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20
Run by Lori at 2:39:59 on 2002-01-26
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.510.129 [GMT -5:00]
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *Disabled/Outdated* {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
AV: Webroot AntiVirus with Spy Sweeper *Enabled/Updated* {77E10C7F-2CCA-4187-9394-BDBC267AD597}
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
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A:Fake security products

Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I am very sorry for the delay in responding, but as you can see we are at the moment being flooded with logs which, when paired with the never-ending shortage of helpers, resulted in the delayed responding to your thread.I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.
Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.
If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!
If I instruct you to download a specific tool in which you already have, please delete the copy that you hav... Read more

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Which has a better detection rate and better cloud?

A:Dr.Web Security Space Vs Comodo Internet Security

You give me a tough choice,but i'd go with Comodo.

Very light,amazing proactive defense,and it uses 7MB only.

And regarding Dr.Web,also is great,affordable,great detection (i use their Live CD for cleaning) and light. I don't mind for memory usage (up to 300MB).

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Just a general question out of curiosity.

How much do you pay per year for various security subscriptions, products, etc?

I prefer to find lifetime licenses, for obvious reasons. I currently have a lifetime license for Sandboxie, Shadow Defender and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

I also have annual subscriptions for Avira AV and Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit.

This was for a brand new computer setup, so I'm probably up to $200 this year, but only about $50 or so are renewable subscriptions.

How much does your setup cost per year?

A:How much do you pay PER YEAR for security products/subscriptions?

Calculating.... $0.00 for 12 devices (Laptops, Mobiles & Tablets), per year.

If you can secure your devices for less, then I would take that opportunity.

Food for thoughts:
When you buy a Windows, OS X or Linux computer, you are guaranteed free updates to ensure your system stays resistant against latest threats and vulnerabilities.

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So... The Big Day is on, and people are switching to Windows 10.Don't forget to keep yourself protected, though. For those that use third-party AV software, here is a list of AVs currently known to be compatible with Windows 10:Avast Free Antivirus 10.3.2223AVG Internet Security 2015.0.6110Avira Antivirus Pro Internet Security Internet Security 15.1.307Emsisoft Anti-Malware Smart Security 8.0.319.0Fortinet FortiClient Internet Security 15.3Kaspersky Internet Security Free Antivirus Heal Total Security 16.00 ( Endpoint Security and Control PC Manager 10.11.25856.501ThreatTrack VIPRE Internet Security Micro Internet Security 10.0.1150Source: AV-ComparativesFor antimalware solutions, Malwarebytes also officially support Windows 10, and Emsisoft Anti-Malware is already listed above.Have a nice day with Windows 10

A:Windows 10 Approved Security Products

I just want to say that this list isn't perfectly up to date. Some products are missing so it would be a good idea to search on the Antivirus website first to make sure if it's compatible or not

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Which site is reliable for testing security products?

Virus Bulletin
PC Mag

What is your reasons?

A:Test and Compare Security products

Mehdi Mohammadi said:

PC MagClick to expand...

For me pc mag because he tests the firewalls and I like to read that part of the review .

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After a few weeks playing with Windows 10 (and after a rather steep navigating learning curve, given the jump from Win 7), I'm pleased that most of the security programs I'm familiar with work well in Win 10.
-Panda Free AV-HitmanPro 3.7 (free 2nd opinion scanner)-Secunia PSI 3.0 (free)-MVPS HOSTS File, and HostsMan Updater (both free)-Sandboxie (sandboxed browser - free)-Zemana Antilogger Free-MBAM Free-WinPatrol Free-SpywareBlaster v.5.4 (free)
I chose to stick with Win 10's free native software firewall, particularly since I'm behind a hardware firewall in my router. Steve Gibson's "ShieldsUP" at grc.com tells me I am stealthed. ( https://www.grc.com/intro.htm )
In fact, most mainstream Anti-viruses are now compatible with Win 10:betanews.com/.../upgrading-to-windows-10-here-are-the-compatible-antivirus-products-you-need
Although, strictly speaking, the following are not security products, I will mention them as both useful and compatible with Win 10 as well:- Belarc Advisor (free)- CCleaner (free)
The only security product I could not install was the browser extension Web of Trust (WOT). It is not supported by the Edge browser (which replaces IE 11). But then Edge allows no extensions. When I tried to download WOT for Firefox from the vendor, I kept getting WOT for Chrome, which I do not use, and will not allow on my systems.
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A:Windows 10 compatible security products

Because of ongoing problems with the Edge browser ("This page is having a problem loading", and clicking on links leading to a blank page) I installed IE 11, pinned it to my taskbar, and made it my default browser.
I was able to install the WOT extension on IE 11, and now have a familiar and more user friendly browser. I'm not sure the Edge browser is ready for prime time yet.

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Hi everyone,

I found an interesting test of security products at the following link, just scroll down about 1/4 of the page for a chart that compares products...


The link above has some other interesting articles & info.

Here is a link to a more in depth article & information related to the test results...



A:Interesting test of top security products

without getting into a big discussion or argument here, his test methods are fatally flawed & consequently his results

You cannot use a VM to test the effectiveness of antiviruses

Many of his conclusions are seriously in error

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Source: Anti-virus4U.com Blog: Avira 2016 Available for Download

Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG has announced the release of Avira 2016 products line: Avira Antivirus Pro 2016, Avira Internet Security Suite 2016, Avira Ultimate Protection Suite 2016 and Avira Antivirus Pro for Android 2016

The new version of Avira 2016 consumer products boasts top detection rates, cloud-based Real-Time Protection and excellent usability.

In the year of its 30th anniversary, Avira is going from strength to strength!

The new 2016 version offers optimal protection from viruses, Trojans and more, and is also extremely user-friendly. Over the last few years, usability has been confirmed repeatedly by leading test companies: Stiftung Warentest (04/2015) rated Avira Internet Security Suite as "VERY GOOD 1.5" in the "Handling" category, and AV-TEST confirmed that Avira Antivirus Pro was the easiest to use protection software on the market (Best Usability Award for 2014 + 2015 versions).

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Avira Antivirus Pro 2016
Avira Antivirus Pro 2016 includes:

Advanced Real-Time Protection
Web Protection
Browser Safety
Mail Protection
Network Drive Protection
Online Essentials
Premium Support
Avira Internet Security Suite 2016
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A:Avira Security 2016 products

Still it lacks some conventional products that can be more flexible like Sandbox implementation, BB or possible HIPS as a final resort for bypass protection.

Even though Avira Browser is at Beta, it seems having a sandbox feature is too way common and a must for every products.

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I have a computer that for sure was infected with Smart Internet Protection 2011.
I went through the common documented steps to remove the infection.
Nothing that I scan with shows any more traces of the infection. Yet, it's still listed in Security Center as an active Firewall and AntiVirus product.

Can anyone shed some light on how a product gets listed in the Security Center? If it's shown, does that mean that the computer is still infected or is there just some entry somewhere telling the Security Center that it's installed?

A:Win XP Security Center products listed

The Security Center gets its data from WMI. I assume you've not installed another AV or firewall?

I've written a VB script to display the Security Center data WMI has for AV and Firewall.
That's the same data the Windows Security Center is accessing to display its information.
You can download it from here:

Unzip it and execute it (double-click).

You'll have at least 2 message boxes, and 4 at most.
First one displays "Start"
Second one displays the AV info, if there is no info, this message box is not displayed.
Third one displays the FW info, if there is no info, this message box is not displayed.
Fourth one displays "Done"

Please report back which messages were displayed.

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I have an HP ProBook 4520s Notebook running Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit that was sold as a 'business class' computer.  I also have an HP Officejet Pro 8630 All-in-One Printer (Scanner/Copier/Fax).  I subscribe to a bunch of HP's email notifications regarding Critical Updates, etc.   QUESTION:   Do ALL of HP's Security Updates & Patches, etc. come from HP Enterprise?  More specifically, are Critical Security Updates that come from HP Enterprise security issues that affect MY Probook 4520s Notebook PC (and I SHOULD be installing them on my Probook 4520s Laptop)?  OR, are these Updates & Patches from HPE for larger, more powerful business computers & servers or whatever class of computers HP builds for large business environments?...I don't want to download and install patches, etc. that I do NOT need;  AND I certainly do NOT want to bypass the installation of Updates and Patches that I DO need to protect the security of my system....Thank you so much for your help.   

A:Critical Security Updates for HP Products that come from HPE...

Since November 1, 2015, when HP separated into 2 companies, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and HP Inc, updates for client PC devices and printers would only come from HP Inc - www.hp.com If updated drivers or BIOS are available, you can use HP SDM (www.hp.com/go/sdm) to help you find and install them

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Hi again... I am about to change my ISP, and my new package includes free Norton Anti-virus and Norton Personal Firewall. I used to run Norton a couple of years ago and had a real nightmare with it so I changed and am now running AVG 7.1 Pro and Zone Alarm Pro (version 5, I think) and I'm a bit wary about going back to Norton.

My question is this... Am I better sticking with the bundled Norton software to minimise the chance of me setting it all up wrongly, or will my firewall and AVG both change to my new ISP with no fuss? I am a bit fed up with all the pop-ups I get from Zone Alarm all the time about this or that program trying to access the net when I have authorised it earlier, but I put up with that as I feel I am getting a good security package.

Cheers for any advice on this, Moose

A:Security products - stick or twist?

The last three machine I dealt with had Norton or Macafee security suites on them and I uninstalled them in favor of my preferred AVG, Firefox, and ZA etc.

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I carry out a daily scan using one or more of the following.Spybot search & Destroy, Superantispyware, Ad-Aware SE Pro, Spyware Blaster and CW Shredder and once a week i scan using AVG Anti-Virus Free Version. I have also read and taken the advice of the Tutorial on this site entitled Demystifying the Registry which i recommend. My question is that after checking my Registry manually and carrying out a search on on items which i did not recognize i found adware, malware and spyware which i manually removed from the Registry. The following is a short list of the items. THKO.COM SPYWAREBLOCK.NET TUPTUO.COM SPECIFICPOP.COM TRACK-STAR.COM V61.COM SFUX.COM SHEAT.COM TARGETNET.COM ROISPY.COM YAHABAGS.COM TRIBALFUSION.COM UTOPIAD.COM and several others. Iwas under the impression that with using my anti-spyware, anti-adware, anti-malware and anti-virus products these items would be removed, deleted or prevented from entering my computer.Is there a Realistic product or products Free or Shareware which will carry out the function or finctions it or they are supposed to?.

A:Security Products. Hype Or Fact?.

Well basically,Did you go manually to the regedit?
Take caution on deleting as you may delete a system file which can result to a damaged PC
Some Anti-Malware programs have the capability to go and check your registry (Actually most)
So you won't have to take the huge risk to go on the regedit
Well,If you have Real-time protection from Anti-Malware products like the paid version of AVG or Trend Micro which(I Highly Recommend) the malware won't be able to modify any changes to your registry in the first place
Btw,My Policy/suggestion for using regedit is always to backup it so incase you deleted a system registry file,you can back it up

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Yesterday, I was infected with Mal/Fake-AV-BW and the adware Rogue Security products. Webroot Spysweeper detected it, and supposedly got rid of it, but it happenned again today. Once Spysweeper does was it does, I can't connect to the internet. I fix that by doing the automatic detect LAN settings.

AV Security Suite keeps popping up, but I know it's fake and that it's gone now that Spysweeper did its thing again. Something else popped up saying I was attacked from, port 53804. The port that was attacked was 52475. The threat was BankerFox.A. I have no idea what any that was, and I think it was part of the AV Security Suite thing. It kept telling me that the ssu.exe was infected as was rundll32.exe was too.

Random pop-ups keep occuring such as viagra.com and other very random websites. Spysweeper keeps alerting me that Z0G7YA1I0.com keeps trying to do something as well. I'm not very computer savy, but I can follow directions quite well. I need assistance getting my computer back to normal. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I ran rkill and all I got was this:

This log file is located at C:\rkill.log.
Please post this only if requested to by the person helping you.
Otherwise you can close this log when you wish.
Ran as Owner on 06/23/2010 at 13:03:44.
Processes terminated by Rkill or while it was running:
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\rkill.com
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A:Need help with Rogue Security Products and Mal/Fake-AV-BW

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to comp... Read more

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I own a computer repair shop in Vermont. We are trying to test several security products for their real-time detection of malware. We send our customers home with Microsoft Security essentials installed, but lots of stuff is slipping through the cracks after they get the clean machine home. When they bring the machine back, we can always get rid of it manually, but the customers want to know why their anti-virus did not protect them. Norton, McAfee, Avast, Kaparsky, Trend, etc. all seem to let the nasties through. We have been seeing a lot of ThinkPoint, Security Tool, and TDSS Rootkits recently, but nothing seems to be stopping them from getting on the machines. I want to try the pay version of MalwareBytes, Super Anti-Spyware, and Spyware Doctor. But, believe it or not, I am having problems locating a web site with malware on it. It makes me really wonder where my customers are surfing. Anyway, the main point of this post is to see if anyone can list a few known sites that the malware lives. It would be much appreciated.


Rob at Quality Computer Systems, Bennington, VT

A:Testing security products, need link to nasties

Please see my reply to your other post.

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"In December 2015 Yandex acquired Agnitum software technology. These technologies will now be used to protect users of Yandex Browser. As a result of the acquisition, Agnitum terminates direct and partner sales of the Outpost product line. Agnitum will provide antivirus base updates, bug fixing and technical support until December 31, 2016."www.agnitum.com/index.phpYou should be able to uninstall Outpost products (anti-virus, firewall, suites) as usual, using Add or Remove programs (or Programs and Features) in Control Panel. How to uninstall Outpost manually? (From www.agnitum.com/.../article.php last updated 25-08-2016)"To completely uninstall the software from your system, perform the following steps (we recommend to backup your Outpost configuration file using Settings -> Advanced settings -> Configuration -> Export).If you have Outpost installed, but it is impossible to uninstall the product using Add or Remove programs, please, follow the instruction:1) Boot into Safe Mode2) Run the file clean.exe from Outpost folder (by default C:\Program Files\Agnitum\Outpost < your product >). Your PC will automatically reboot. Note, that clean.exe runs without any visual notification and might take some time. Please, mind that it is necessary to boot particularly into Safe Mode, as clean.exe cannot be run, if you boot into Safe Mode with Networking."Comment:As a longtime satisfied user of Outpost Firewall Pro-lifetime license, (and before that, the... Read more

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I suffered a Ransomware attack previously - it was traumatic (I literally had 1 ransomware encrypt the already encrypted files of a DIFFERENT ransomware in a tandem attack...). I now am running a multi-layered security software package, but I know running software together can weaken security due to interactions, etc.

I believe however, that all the programs I use are quite different and shouldn't weaken security, but I'm looking for comments from knowledgeable persons. N.B. I run 64GB of RAM and OC liquid cooled CPU so performance tends to be fine overall so far.

1. BitDefender Total Security 2016 - I run this as my main signature-based Anti-Virus (AV); All settings on.

2. WebRoot Secure Anywhere Anti-Virus ONLY - I run this as a NON-signature based, behavior analysis anti-virus solution. As per the makers, its billed as being able to run with 'standard' AV like BitDefender. There haven't been any conflicts so far (1 week), but I'm more worried about unforeseen weaknesses I might be creating by having these two major AV programs running together.

People do often claim to use WebRoot as an addon program, but I'd like to see what more people think. WebRoot definitely finds things BD does not; but most of it is just nonsense .dlls or cookies and the like.

3. I run Hitman Alert3 (paid version) as an Anti-Exploit protection (mainly for the anti-Ransomware features), but I also like that in the past its warned me about various program... Read more

A:Using 4 Security Products as Layers; Want to Remove 1 - Which? | Comments?

1 is your foundation. 2 is your companion AV. 3 is a great anti-exploit. 4 has me skeptical because of @cruelsister 's tests found here:
Video Review - More Fun with Ransomware
Video Review - More Fun with Ransomware Part 2
Video Review - Petya MBR Encryption Ransomware Test

I'm going to eliminate 4 as WinAntiRansom seems to be stronger.

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Many current SAV and NAV product versions require patching to fix a security hole in the UPX compression algorithms. This update is available on Symantec's web site.SYM05-003 - Symantec UPX Parsing Engine Heap Overflowhttp://www.sarc.com/avcenter/security/Cont...2005.02.08.html Risk Impact: HighOverview: Symantec resolved a potential remote access compromise vulnerability reported by ISS X-Force. The vulnerability was identified in an early version of a Symantec antivirus scanning module responsible for parsing UPX compressed files that is still in limited use in some Symantec security products. The vulnerable component fails to do proper bounds checks when analyzing certain container files for virus content. An attacker sending a specifically crafted UPX file could potentially compromise the targeted system. Serious Symantec Vulnerabilityhttp://isc.sans.org//diary.php?date=2005-02-09ISS X-Force has found a serious heap overflow vulnerability in many versions of the Symantec UPX decompression engine. As some of you may be aware, most modern trojans are packed with a combination of obfuscating and compression methods to evade detection; a component of which is UPX compression. It is conjectured that malware will soon take advantage of this attack to evade, disable, and possibly damage Symantec security products. Please examine the list of products posted by SARC and take immediate action to remedy any vulnerability you might be exposed to. Hotfixes are available. Stop r... Read more

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I do not understand the way antivirus/antimalware/spyware products relate to being portable and existing on a USB flash drive when the main computer's hard drive would or could have some other security and protection product installed. Most or at least some products installed on the hard drive let you program to only scan the flash drive? Do you need to be sure that real-time protection for the portable one on the flash drive is turned off in order to even use this flash drive? Can real time protection for the portable security protection product on the usb flash drive be set to only monitor the flash drive and not touch other directories on the main or hosting computer?

Continuing - If we put a portable security protection program onto flash drive and try a scan with the host computer's main security & protection program, scanning the usb flash drive, would the portable av/antimalware be shown as a threat?

A:portable security&protection products on usb flash drives

Continuing - If we put a portable security protection program onto flash drive and try a scan with the host computer's main security & protection program, scanning the usb flash drive, would the portable av/antimalware be shown as a threat?Usually not, as the signatures that might trigger other AV are encoded and thus prevent this.

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After trying to download and install Active X on my computer to be able to drag and drop my pictures for upload to www.Auctiva.com, I hit a dead end - four times. There is a line at the very top of my screen saying that to download I have to click it to allow it to happen. I click it and then the program just disappears. And I'm back at square one. I wrote auctiva.com with the problem and here's their reply.

You might have a security product blocking the the installation of this Microsoft control. You might try disable your browser plugins prior to disabling your security products.

I don't know what this means, or how to do it. I can probably figure out how to disable the security, though a few words on that would be really great. The disabling browser plugins throws me, though.


Thanks in advance.


A:How to disable browser plugins and disabling security products.

Right click on IE icon and there should be an option to "Start without add-ons"
but I would hesitant to disable security though.

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How many Real-time 3rd Party Security products do you use?
...and if you had to grade them,which would you be least willing to part with?

Most of us at MT use one or more Real-time 3rd Party Security Software products,such as...
Security Suite, Firewall, Antivirus, Anti-Malware, Anti-Exploit, Anti-EXE, Sandbox, HIPS, HIDS....

How many do you use?.and to Grade them,If you have 5 Real-time 3rd Party Security products then..
Number 5 would be the one that you would remove first should you have to,and...
Number 1 would be the one that you would be least willing to part with.

Please Note:
Software that is only "On Demand" such as "Malwarebytes Anti-Malware free" does not count.
Browser Extensions do not count.
Software that detects threats,but does not block them can be included.

A:Number of Real-time 3rd Party Security products

2 IObit Malware Fighter Pro
1 VoodooShield Free

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Symantec and Norton branded antivirus products contain multiple vulnerabilities. Some of these products are in widespread use throughout government and industry. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.
Read full article here: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA16-187A

A:Symantec and Norton Security Products Contain Critical Vulnerabilities

Yep, they're not having a good year:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/615348/another-reason-not-to-use-symantec/

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ESET 10 New Products. (online & offline help file)​

ESET Online Help:
? ESET NOD32 Antivirus - Online Help
? ESET Internet Security - Online Help
? ESET Smart Security - Online Help
? ESET Smart Security Premium - Online Help

A:ESET 10 New Products (EAV,Emsisoft Internet Security,ESS,ESSP)

Internet Security version (EIS) will be the sweet spot for me, but personally I didnt like this fragmentation.

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Microsoft extends updates for Windows XP - http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/201...es-windows-xp-security-products-july-14-2015/

A:Microsoft Extends Updates for Windows XP Security Products

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Within the years pass by, we've seen security companies take their failed products and basically re-built them from scratch in order to create what now is a great piece of program (such as Norton).

What do you think these companies went through in order to achieve the secret of success? Is it a new team? Research? User feedback? Maybe developers here can give clever answers, or maybe any of you guys have a clue :=)

A:What makes a security company improve or degrade their products?

A direct insight for this question I might not have, since I am not a developer yet myself.
But I think I might have a good clue in this matter:
I would like to use BitDefender and Microsoft as an example:
I always have known that BD was a superior malware detective since I first discovered it in 02-03.
But for some strange reason, it's UI has always been buggy and sluggish, even to this day I would guess.
I cannot understand how such skilled developers cannot fix the same recurring bugs year in year out.
I mean everyone knows it and everyone talks about it in all forums also in all years.
And I feel MS has also struggled with this kind of dilemma since their first NT kernels,
which has kind of been a ghost in the machine that has followed them even into v8.1 which I am using today.
I simply cannot understand how it is possible?
If I ever learn to develop and understand cpu programming, debugging and disasembly,
I guess my OCD nature would never let those bugs through in the first place.
Sorry if longwinded....

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I've seen plenty like these. These were detections from Sophos Virus Removal Tool that I checked on. I decided neither warranted removing.

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Source: Anti-virus4U.com Blog: Norton Security Products Launch Updates

Symantec will launch new version (Rehash) of Norton Security (Cloud-Based Antivirus) on October 5
?We at Norton are constantly striving to provide the most comprehensive and responsive set of products for our customers. To that end, we are proud to announce a revitalization of our main Norton product line. See below for our current products and what their new names in English speaking markets will be after this launch.?

? Norton Security Standard (formerly Norton Security for 1 Device)
? Norton Security Deluxe (formerly Norton Security)
? Norton Security Premium (formerly Norton Security with Backup)

*The projected launch dates are October 5th in the US, Canada, all Latin American countries. October 19th in Australia/New Zealand, and rest of the globe.

A:Norton Security Products Updates and Release Dates

:/ they focus too much on cloud, i wonder if they want to be the next qihoo... where are signatures improvements?... is not a good idea to use these products in latin american countries.

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Symantec and Norton branded antivirus products contain multiple vulnerabilities. Some of these products are in widespread use throughout government and industry. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.
Read full article here: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA16-187A

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A report released today on the software products with the most security flaws in the past three months reveals that almost a quarter of all entries on the monthly Top 20 list were various types of security products.

The report, released by Flexera Software (formerly Secunia), is based on the Flexera Top 20, a list of software products for which security flaws came to light during a calendar month.

According to Flexera, the Top 20 list for the months of August, September, and October included 46 software products that totaled 2,162 vulnerabilities.

The company with the most vulnerable products during this three-month period was IBM, while the most vulnerable product was the Avant Browser.

11 of the 46 apps (23.91%) that found their way on the Top 20 list were security products, from vendors such as AlienVault, IBM, Juniper, McAfee, Palo Alto, and Splunk.

Most flaws were in third-party libraries, not the apps themselves
In most cases, the security flaws didn't affect the security app per se but was a security issue in one of the third-party components and libraries embedded in such products.

"This highlights how important it is that software producers understand the third-party components used in their products and the vulnerabilities associated with them," the Flexera report reads. "All producers ? including those that develop security software ? must act quickly to patch vulnerable components and inform customers, in order to avoid exposing them ... Read more

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