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    rcr Guest

    Default SecurityTools Malware

    why didn't my ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite stop Security Tools from infecting my computer

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    Default Re: SecurityTools Malware

    Hello,
    no security product can cover 100% of the threat out there. However with a correct setup and good education you can avoid most of the potential issues.

    First be sure you are running the latest version of the ZA Security. Latest versions are published here. Every new version add new feature against latest threats. Then set ZA antivirus update frequency to lowest level (30 minutes). Just few minutes can make the difference between been infected and been protected

    Ensure the ZA program control is the to MAX. Always mind about ZA popup windows warning you about suspicious behavior. Don't just allow everything without reading. If you have ZA Extreme, turn ON forcefield virtualization.

    Do not overlap security tool one over the other. It is likely to cause conflicts behind the scene with application fighting for resources and blocking each other. End result less security and difficulties in case of infections. Remove any other security tool you have installed to the exception of the free tools suggested here.

    Finally, if you encounter new non recognized viruses please send it in a password protected zip to newvirus at kaspersky dot com. Subject: virus. Include password in the e-mail.

    Cheers,
    Fax

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    rcr Guest

    Default Re: SecurityTools Malware

    thanks fax
    i'll check my settings and make the changes you recommended -rcr

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    Default Re: SecurityTools Malware

    You're welcome!
    If you have not yet removed it, please see here below how to clean your PC.

    http://forums.zonealarm.com/showthread.php?t=70448

    MBAM should be good to remove it then you can use Hitman Pro to check your system

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    Last edited by fax; February 14th, 2010 at 09:04 AM.

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    courdar Guest

    Default Re: SecurityTools Malware

    Quote Originally Posted by fax View Post
    Hello,
    no security product can cover 100% of the threat out there. However with a correct setup and good education you can avoid most of the potential issues.

    First be sure you are running the latest version of the ZA Security. Latest versions are published here. Every new version add new feature against latest threats. Then set ZA antivirus update frequency to lowest level (30 minutes). Just few minutes can make the difference between been infected and been protected

    Ensure the ZA program control is the to MAX. Always mind about ZA popup windows warning you about suspicious behavior. Don't just allow everything without reading. If you have ZA Extreme, turn ON forcefield virtualization.

    Do not overlap security tool one over the other. It is likely to cause conflicts behind the scene with application fighting for resources and blocking each other. End result less security and difficulties in case of infections. Remove any other security tool you have installed to the exception of the free tools suggested here.

    Finally, if you encounter new non recognized viruses please send it in a password protected zip to newvirus at kaspersky dot com. Subject: virus. Include password in the e-mail.

    Cheers,
    Fax
    Haven't used ZA for a while. Does ZA free firewall play nice with MSE? I'm not a huge fan of MS built-in firewall due to only one way protection but I had some issues several years ago with ZA.

    After getting hit by another drive-by today I want to try it out again if it works well with the MS Security Essentials which I think think saved my rear-end.

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