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    Active Protection
    « on: June 18, 2005, 05:05:41 PM »
    What active protection are people using and why?
    For me it's...

    AVG: Free, low overheads, easy updates, no conflicts, simple to use, has a scary virus alert picture.
    SYGATE: Free, simple to use, gives good control & information.
    WINPATROL: Free, simple to use, the barking dog.

    Needless to say I have all the other anti-everything scanners but only the 3 above are active.

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    Re: Active Protection
    « Reply #1 on: June 19, 2005, 05:43:49 AM »
    What is WinPatrol?

    I make use of the following:

    Kaspersky Anti Virus 5.0 Personal Warez. Would switch to AVG Free. But works too well for the time being.
    Sygate Personal Allows for better configuration than the free variant of ZoneAlarm. Program control. Qtec Router filters out everything else.
    Windows Antispyware Novelty application.
    Qtec Router Firewall Nothing gets through.

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      Re: Active Protection
      « Reply #2 on: June 19, 2005, 09:20:25 PM »
      http://www.winpatrol.com
      Make sure your sound is turned up to hear the dog bark.

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      Re: Active Protection
      « Reply #3 on: June 20, 2005, 02:09:37 AM »
      I will look into this application, thank you.

      Has it worked succesfully for you?

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        Re: Active Protection
        « Reply #4 on: June 20, 2005, 02:12:36 AM »
        It works fine, easy access to hosts file, lock & unlock hosts file, alert when something tries to change the registry and don't forget the dog barks too.
        Plus other stuff.
        « Last Edit: June 20, 2005, 02:13:11 AM by Fed »

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        Re: Active Protection
        « Reply #5 on: June 20, 2005, 02:17:37 AM »
        It detects nothing out of the ordinary on my system. Useful tool to manually remove threats should scanners fail.

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          Re: Active Protection
          « Reply #6 on: June 20, 2005, 02:21:52 AM »
          I leave it running, is something tries to write to the registry it alerts you with a screen like spybot does.
          You then get a choice to allow or disallow.

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          Re: Active Protection
          « Reply #7 on: June 20, 2005, 02:26:20 AM »
          Does it do so with all changes made in the registry?

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            Re: Active Protection
            « Reply #8 on: June 20, 2005, 02:29:35 AM »
            Only new startup changes I think, now I'm going to have to find out  ???  :D

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            Re: Active Protection
            « Reply #9 on: June 20, 2005, 02:32:53 AM »
            I shall let you know when it detects change on this system.

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              Re: Active Protection
              « Reply #10 on: June 20, 2005, 02:41:19 AM »
              Right click on the dog to check out the toys.

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              Re: Active Protection
              « Reply #11 on: June 20, 2005, 12:02:55 PM »
              I had it neutered. Woof.
              « Last Edit: June 20, 2005, 12:09:51 PM by Raptor »

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                Re: Active Protection
                « Reply #12 on: June 20, 2005, 12:54:33 PM »
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                I had it neutered. Woof.


                LOL ...... I had mine spayed ........... Doesn't bark as much now .

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