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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #180 on: September 18, 2004, 11:51:51 PM »
Perhaps uninstalling and reinstalling Zonealarm would help you with your problem.   :idea:
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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #181 on: September 19, 2004, 12:55:59 AM »
Actually Zonealarm works its just the hacker i picked up got through the firewall :-\, i was just wondering if anyone knew of another firewall that i could run ??? ;D
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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #182 on: September 19, 2004, 02:11:42 AM »
I use a hardware firewall through a router and ZoneAlarm Pro.  I am sorry to here of your problem.  Perhaps, someone can suggest another firewall.  Btw, have you tried testing your ports through Shields Up at grc.com?
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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #183 on: September 19, 2004, 03:16:04 AM »
Well i just tested the ports on my computer :D
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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #184 on: September 19, 2004, 05:30:42 AM »
Okay, i get alot of internet activity, but I only got one computer :(.

Anyways, is this normal for the ZoneAlarm firewall?

p.s. I had this version of zonealarm since mid July

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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #185 on: September 19, 2004, 06:48:36 AM »
Geez. How the heck do you have 119 internet programs? I don't even have that many programs installed total, let alone ones that access the internet.

Anyhoo. If you have a persistent connection, then yeah, it's pretty normal. Ports get scanned a lot, just for starters.

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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #186 on: September 19, 2004, 06:44:59 PM »
Jason, how did the port scan go on your computer.  Were all the ports stealthed?  You can send me a message if you prefer or you do not have to answer if you do not want to.
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« Reply #187 on: September 20, 2004, 04:12:05 AM »
Yeah they were all stealthed :D, i was kinda surprised actually :D
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« Reply #188 on: September 20, 2004, 03:13:22 PM »
I wonder how a hacker got through.  Have you scanned for viruses and spyware recently?
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« Reply #189 on: September 21, 2004, 01:32:10 AM »
Well i have a virus scanner that is constantly running, and i check for spyware everyday ;D
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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #190 on: September 21, 2004, 06:15:47 PM »
Well if you are that dillingent then I imagine you have updated Windows 98SE fully through the Microsoft update site.  Also, see firewall thread that I revived for your benefit.   ;)
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« Reply #191 on: September 22, 2004, 08:36:17 AM »
Thanks for reviving :D, i had a read of it ;D
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« Reply #192 on: September 22, 2004, 07:53:30 PM »
Any idea yet how the hacker got through or does anyone else have an idea how it happened.
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« Reply #193 on: September 23, 2004, 03:40:24 AM »
I wouldnt have a clue how they got in :-\
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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #194 on: September 23, 2004, 04:26:38 AM »
Blimey govna' You certainly have a little problem on your hands!  ;D

I run a combination of Mcaffee security packages but I have to find ways of updating it manually (I personally know a few computer hackers who are the masters of their art, their nice enough folks and won't do anything truly malicious but are more than capable of doing so. They gave me advice on how to block various new threats and so far it has worked.)
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« Reply #195 on: September 23, 2004, 05:40:16 PM »
Racx, Have you also run Adaware, Spybot -- Search and Destroy and Spy Sweeper by Webroot for problems?  I also like SpywareBlaster that keeps spyware/adware from getting on your computer.  (Maybe the hacker was able to get in through a backdoor that only one of these anti-spyware programs can pick up)  
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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #196 on: September 24, 2004, 03:21:13 AM »
Racx, Have you also run Adaware, Spybot -- Search and Destroy and Spy Sweeper by Webroot for problems?  I also like SpywareBlaster that keeps spyware/adware from getting on your computer.  (Maybe the hacker was able to get in through a backdoor that only one of these anti-spyware programs can pick up)  

Also try X-block and Spyware Blaster  ;)

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« Reply #197 on: September 24, 2004, 04:51:56 AM »
I use Spy Sweeper, CyberScrub and Spybot :D
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Re:Safety on Computers
« Reply #198 on: September 24, 2004, 05:01:10 AM »
I use Spy Sweeper, CyberScrub and Spybot :D

Cyberscrub  ??? havent herd of that one. What exactly does it do  :-\

You should use Ad-aware if that doesnt comflict with your computer  ;)

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« Reply #199 on: September 24, 2004, 03:38:39 PM »
Spyware Blaster also will prevent baddies from getting on your computer.   :D
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