Symantec Guide to Scary Internet Stuff - Botnets

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+3 1. Vidara commented 14 years ago

Ohhh.. Now I feel a lot safer after viewing this video ;) Zombiearmy >:)
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+6 2. traudong commented 14 years ago

great vid :)), although Norton Internet Security is quite a pain in the ass (expensive, memory hog, difficult to uninstall, always leave sh*t behind after being uninstalled).
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+17 3. MrGood commented 14 years ago

Norton Internet Security turns computers into Zombies and does half the stuff that video mentions!
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0 4. cannnobaL commented 14 years ago

Nice commercial.
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-2 5. orion commented 14 years ago

Hilarious! "Make sure your Windows is up to date". Just install a real os and you'll never see a bot in your life.
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+3 6. Ezotyo commented 14 years ago

LOL, My computer may be a zombi:) I'll never leave her unattempted any more:)
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+4 7. equilibrium2x commented 14 years ago

#2, a bot is less of a resource hog that symantec`s products, i guess this makes the former more desirable :))
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+3 8. chance commented 14 years ago

#5 i've seen plenty of mac crashes in my days and debian cant run half the stuff i need it too.
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+2 9. zf1 commented 14 years ago

norton doesnt do much of anything. thats why you need "norton removal tool"

there are currently no known programs for completely preventing threats. however, you can combine programs and tools to get the best possible protection features. this is a good combination to use: (note: even though this may protect you, you will never be 100% protected. it is a good idea to pay close attention of any user settings within these programs in order to ensure the best protection)

sorry for not giving much info on them. many are freeware, some you have to pay for. some of you may find these for free anyway ;)

1: AVG internet security (standard AV/antispyware/rootkit)
2: Zone Alarm Pro (+ deactivate antivirus for compatibility)
3: Zone Alarm ForceField
4: mvps Hosts file (+ lock hosts file in zone alarm)
5: bug off (for deactivating hacker exploits and worms doors)
6: windows worms doors cleaner (another)
7: AD Aware Se
8: Spybot Search and Destroy
9: un hack me (anti-rootkit: in case your user interface gets hijacked)
10: CCleaner (cleans unnecessary garbage)

thats just for security. in case you actually get infected and for some reason cant remove the infection, which you probably wont if you have those programs, than you can always use the following tools:

1: hijack this (removes exe files in start up)
2: norton removal tool (yeah, im proud of it)
3: regassassin (will kill registry keys that deny access and deletion)
4: fileassassin (will kill files that deny access and deletion)

also, you might want to fine detail your computer or optimize:

1: tuneup utilities
2: jv 16 powertools

of coarse that seems like a lot to use but its well worth it. id rather have a clean computer, than no computer ;)

the worst problem in having so many tools is when you need to do a system install. then i use the following tools:

1: multiset (this will create a custom installation pack)
2: PC Decrapifyer (this will remove junk software that comes with windows)
3: Driver Backup (backs up drivers in case you accidentally remove them)

anyway, enjoy.

please post any tools you think should be looked into :)
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+2 10. Cavabardus commented 14 years ago

Better solutions : don't use Windows ;)
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-1 11. mxmbulat commented 14 years ago

that's why I'm on Mac now... >:) so far so good.
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0 12. Aliquantulus commented 14 years ago

If you're forced to use Windows with an internet connection, you also might want to consider using a tool like Secunia ( to be sure that your other normal apps are up to date.
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0 13. patriotaus commented 14 years ago

norton would be the last thing i would use
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0 14. banzemanga commented 14 years ago

#3 I so agree with you. Norton slows your computer down as slow as a zombie. And since you are giving a lot of the computer control to Norton, Norton is the botnet.
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0 15. Fergus_Thedog commented 14 years ago

Norton sure didn't save my computer. And after seeing this piece of crap condescending advert, that's two sure reasons to never go near them again.
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0 16. SpikedSilver commented 14 years ago

the only people who benefit are the programmers of anti virus software.. so tell me, where do the bots and trojans and whatever come from? =)
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+2 17. Setty commented 14 years ago

Best security software is: Brain v1.0 -> Use it.
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0 18. tomzr commented 14 years ago

i use my own brain (v1.0 beta) and my pc is clear ;)
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0 19. Wildsnake commented 14 years ago

I need an update on my brain, its still on win 95' :(|), when I finished Highschool
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+1 20. havz0r commented 14 years ago

#17 is right. As long as you don't click on the "penis enlargement pills" ad or the "CONGRATULATIONS YOU WON A PRIZE" banner, you're pretty much safe :)
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+1 21. Gonw commented 12 years ago

Will my computer try to eat my brain later on?
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0 22. Mourialaid commented 11 years ago

(i) All Google technologies are based on Symantec products, that's why it's operating so fast.