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I thought zone alarm is supposed to help block trojans?

Is this true or not?

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nope!
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Oh BUMMER!!!!

Lol, is there a free firewall that is good that blocks trojans as well?

Anything apart from Sygate

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I don't think ANY firewall defeats trojans. Trojans can come into your machine simply by visiting a website. You might try Ewido, AVG, TrendMico... I believe they have free versions you could use but again, you're still vunerable no matter what you do! That's why this place is so busy!

You also might try using Firefox, or Opera (you have to pay for this one!), and stop using IE!

If you're worried about Trojans, you just have to be careful what you download to your computer, and stay away from unscrupulous websites.
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Oh ok that sucks lol.

This is the security software that i have:

AVG for my anti virus, and set to the highest and best protection that AVG Recommends.

Zone alarm Firewll, with firewall settings on HIGH.

Spybot, system immunized as well.

Ad-aware SE 1.06, Settings as reccomended by this site.

CCleaner, Cleaning out everything every day.

Xp-Antispy, some settings in effect lol.

Plus keeping my computer up to date with everything that Microsoft has.

Oh ok, Just that I thought that I was on the right track at first because I was not getting virus or anything like that for 2 months straight, then today I caught 2 trojans (which AVG removed) and one was from a site, and the other one I am not sure where I got it from.

How is firefox and IE 6 different, I still got the virus's etc last time that I used that software.

I am very carefull with what I download, but also we do have Real Arcade and that has not brought any virus to my knows.....

What type of sutes are unscrupulous websites? And [bleep] I do stay away from.

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FF doesn't use activeX. IE does.

Go HERE and read about the different browsers. Just click on the links near the top for the different browsers and read about their current shortcomings. IE is the worst!

What type of sutes are unscrupulous websites?

No one really needs to define this! I think you already know!! LOL!!
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Oh :tazz: lol silly me lol.......

Is that loopback adapter supposed to be in my firewall? I dont even know what the [bleep] the loopback adapter is.

What is that for anyway?

Edited by Tony_1983, 08 August 2005 - 07:33 PM.

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Is that loopback adapter supposed to be in my firewall? I dont even know what the [bleep] the loopback adapter is

I have no idea what that is either, but it shows up in ZA for me. I just block it.
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Is it in your Firewall>zone area of your Zone alarm?
How did you block it?

Edited by Tony_1983, 08 August 2005 - 07:56 PM.

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No... it's in Privacy/Site list. It doesn't show up in my Firewall section.

Try blocking it in Privacy/Site list by clicking on it and choosing block... all the way across. That might take it out of your Firewall list.

Edited by makai, 08 August 2005 - 08:00 PM.

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I have just deleted it out of the firewall...... cause it would not be for my DSL modem?
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