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    Just some little security tools that i post on sites from time to time and just noticed that it is not here so here it is...........

    Of all the threads in this forum, this is one of the most important you'll ever see. In this thread are links, tools and procedures that will enable you to secure your systems. Check back every so often as I am constantly updating this thread with more information.

    1. If you use any IRC's (AIM, Icq, MSN), make sure they do not start with your machine. Once they do, you do not want to be visible (if that option is available) or have your ip visible. Any other security features in there you should use as well.

    2. While no firewall is infallible, ZoneAlarm ZoneAlarm Antivirus Software | Virus Protection & Firewall will defeat nMAP scans thru ports 65000+. It also is faster than most firewalls (yes, even ATGuard/Norton Internet Security, Tiny). It will also not crash as easily as many firewalls if they are scanned at high speed and bombarded with many packets. I allowed nMAP scans to pound away at my system for 2 hours and they were useless. Another good firewall that recently made it's debut is Outpost from Link . If you prefer rules based firewalls and are an advanced user, Tiny Home - Virus and Ransomware Removal Guides Norton Internet Security Link and Sygate Symantec - Global Leader In Next-Generation Cyber Security | Symantec are probably your best bet.

    3. For everyone using ZoneAlarm and does not know about the many log analyzers there are available to assist you in determining what all those alerts mean, you can go to Welcome to We Print or ICEWatch (for BlackIce) and obtain free versions. Add-ons for ATGuard/Norton Internet Security may be obtained at http://balder.prohosting.com/~bud01/utils.html
    A new freeware addition for ZoneAlarm and BlackIce analyzers is VisualZone Report Utility from Link


    4. Defeat those nasty .VBS scriptworms as well as the new trojan/virus embedded hostile web pages. This free tool from Symantec Error: Page Not Found - Symantec Corp. is all you need to protect you from them. This next tool (HTAStop) will disable the new virus embedded HTML issue. Malware Protection | Comodo BOClean Anti-Malware for Instant Removal

    5. Maintain your operating system security updates. This is a must, because if they're important enough for Microsoft to take the time (finally) to address them, you should have them.

    6. Whatever antivirus you decide to use must be maintained and upgraded constantly. I use PC-cillin2000 Antivirus Software - Virus Protection Free Trials (free online scan is also available) . Antidote from Vintage Solutions vintage-solutions.com (if you want a free scanner, then this is the only free one you want). If you want a free antivirus then look at Antivir from Error
    Symantec - Global Leader In Next-Generation Cyber Security | Symantec , McAfee Link AVP is a good product at Link and Sophos AV is available at Security Made Simple for Business. Centralized Data Protection for Networks, Endpoints, Encryption, Mobile, Web, Servers and the Public Cloud. Next Gen Security to Prevent Against Email Phishing Attacks, Ransomware, Exploits and Advanced Threats | sophos.com Panda antivirus is atAntivirus for Windows, Mac and Android - Panda Security It's whatever you prefer. Having nothing at all is the worst thing you can do.

    7. Tauscan from Link and The Cleaner Windows PC Software - Free Downloads and Reviews are two very effective add-on trojan scanners. PestControl from Link has become the quiet contender for the crown.

    8. Ah, the famous "Toybox" from our esteemed "rmbox"....some of the handiest little utilities I've ever seen. These work on 95/98 and to a point, ME. http://home.earthlink.net/~rmbox/Reticulated/Toys.html

    9. RegistryProtect from 404 Not Found is a free registry monitor that will alert you to sudden changes in your system's registry.

    10. AdAware
    is available at Adaware: The Best FREE Antivirus & ad block is the perfect way to get rid of that pesky spyware. SpyBlocker allows you to use the adyware infected programs you like and disables the embedded adware: 404 Error - Page Not Found Another program users have been introduced to is SpyBlocker. SpyBlocker lets the adware connect...but not to your system. 404 Error - Page Not Found
    A new form of advertising hijacks your browser. This has been appropriately nicknamed "scumware". One site that has taken the fight to the advertisers that utilize this practice is scumware.com
    They have links and information users can research to assist them in fighting intrusive Internet advertising practices.

    11.SpyChecker is the perfect way to check if that free program has spyware in it. Link
    An additional site that you can also check is here: Link

    12. Netlab Error 404 - Not found
    is freeware that you keep on your system. It's small and does WhoIs, DNS, ping, finger, quote, trace and time on those ip addresses that keep popping up in your firewall logs. Pretty nifty and you don't have to go to a separate site.

    13. All kinds of virus removal tools, and for free! Link Antivirus for Windows, Mac and Android - Panda Security
    McAfee's Manual Removal and tools page: 500 - Internal server error. . (Click on 'Top10' 'Command line' or 'Misc.' links from that page). Or, try the AVERT page, here: Domain Registered at Safenames Link

    14. Clean out your system after surfing. Window Washer is a great shareware utility for removal of Internet cache, cookies and other junk. It also has mega-free plugins to clean out tracks from dozens of programs!Virus Protection For All Your Devices | Webroot
    It works with MSIE, Netscape, AOL.

    15. Need to filter everything from cookies to url referrers, popups and advertising? WebWasher is a great addition to your firewall system and is free for home or educational use. I've rarely seen such a configurable utility: 404 Not Found

    16. Here's one more site that has alot of very good security utilities: EPIC Online Guide to Practical Privacy Tools EPIC - EPIC Online Guide to Practical Privacy Tools

    17. A site that has literally cyber-tons of security programs and utilities is Simtel.net File shredders, access conrol, keyloggers, lots of good control programs if you have kids or the system is shared, etc. Link

    18. Paper Shredder is an easy to use Privacy utility.
    Features:

    Deletes Internet Cache, History, Cookies, Location bar Address
    Clears Recent Documents menu
    Clears Recent Clips (Windows Media Player and RealPlayer)
    Clears Recent Projects (Delphi, Visual Basic, Visual C++)
    Empty Recycle Bin and Temporary Files
    Clears all of these items with the click of a button
    Launch from Internet Explorer directly
    Minimized in the system tray so it takes up no screen
    Simulate Office XP menu look and feel
    Smart Eject CD-ROM, when windows shutdown or log off
    Compatible with Internet Explorer (4.x, 5.x)
    Compatible with Windows 98, 2000, ME
    Friendly install interface and Complete uninstall capabilities. Link

    19. Firestorm is a Network Intrusion Detection sensor that is multi-threaded, fast, and is pluggable at almost every software architectural point. It also aims to support many open standards. Currently it is just a sensor, but plans are to support central correlation databases and an analyst console.

    Current Features:
    * Fully pluggable.
    * Capture from libpcap files.
    * Snort rule support.
    * Almost as many matchers as snort.
    * Support for IP, Ethernet and other common protocols.
    * String match.
    * TTL, and IP ID matchers. Firestorm NIDS

    20. If you do not use print and file sharing, TURN IT OFF! This is basic security. It's very simple to write malicious code that will allow someone to enter your system and do pretty much what they want with this function enabled. Turn off the PREVIEW feature in Outlook Express if it's enabled. This function basically opens your mail before you open your mail and allows malicious code to run. Disable OE's "Automatically put people I reply to in my address book" as this addresses another vunerability.

    21. This is the MS patch that disables .VBS scriptworm's ability to propogate in your system.
    MS Scriptlet.typeleb Eyedog patch 404 - File or directory not found.

    22. Patch Available for "Malformed E-mail Header" Vulnerability 404 - File or directory not found.

    23. Incorrect MIME Header Can Cause IE to Execute E-mail Attachment Patch
    We are sorry, the page you requested cannot be found

    24. Disable WinXP's vunerable plug n play feature with "Unplug n Play" GRC*|*UnPlug n' Pray - Disable the Dangerous UPnP Internet Server**

    25. MailWasher is a great program! With it users are able to view, remove and bounce mail before it reaches their regular email client. Finding it hard to be removed from mailing lists? Getting harassed by someone on your email? Tired of getting junk email from unknown sources? Why not make them think you no longer exist by bouncing back their email so it looks like your address has been closed down.
    Are you tired of getting forwarded e-mails with large attachments that take ages to download? Are you scared of getting an email virus? Why not delete the email directly off the server so you don't have to download it.
    MailWasher Free - The Popular Free Spam Blocker, Used By Millions
    Do unto others
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