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Security Software Programs / Re: Heads up on Zonealarm
« on: April 27, 2015, 01:31:38 PM »
Then I would offer that you uninstall Zone Alarm and allow the onboard Windows Firewall to deal with incoming and outgoing traffic.

Why would I want to use Windows Firewall with so little options and tweaks. Zone Alarm, I've used on and off for several years.No problem. I know they got Tiny Wall and Windows Firewall Console and those sort of thongs but the version of Zone Alarm I use is a suite--it has a firewall, anti-virus and anti-spyware. Three items rolled into one. :dance:

Who could ask for more. I thought about Comodo's suite but it has caused severe problems on my computer--like making me lose everything when I couldn't even boot in. Not good. :sos:

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I usually update everything that comes in the necessary updates. However, I've gotten some duplicates some reason so I just hide them.

I don't know why I get these unless Windows Updates can't detect them. :smash:


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Security Software Programs / Re: Heads up on Zonealarm
« on: April 16, 2015, 01:17:06 PM »
So you're running XP or below then Darksurfer?

No, Wolfeymole, I run Windows 7.

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Web News / Re: Fake AdwCleaner
« on: April 14, 2015, 12:38:00 PM »
Thanks for the warning. I usually direct people to MajorGeeks for downloads
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/adwcleaner.html
because Jim and Tim are vigilant about testing whatever is put there for downloading.

I usually get my Adwcleaner from Bleeping Computer.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

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Web News / Re: The Importance of Keeping 3rd Party Software Updated
« on: April 14, 2015, 12:35:50 PM »
Here's another example of why it is important to keep not only the operating system updated but also third-part software programs.  In this case, it was outdated Flash Player.

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On Saturday 11th, we discovered a malicious advert that was displayed on huffingtonpost.com as well as other popular sites, such a Zillow.com. This advert was used to deliver the Cryptowall ransomware via a Flash exploit.

Full report at Booby-trapped Hugo Boss Advert Spreads Cryptowall Ransomware | Malwarebytes Unpacked.

I always keep my software updated and I get help with by using such software as Secunia and Sumo. :wink:

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Congrats, all award winners! :mitch:

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Meet & Greet! / Re: Just Joined
« on: March 31, 2015, 01:11:25 PM »
Welcome, Vger. I just recently joined too. Looks like membership may be picking up. :mitch:

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Security Software Programs / CryptoPrevent discussion
« on: March 30, 2015, 01:41:44 PM »
Cryptoprevent seems to work well for me. :lol:

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I think this started happening when I update flash to the latest version. And only on one computer out of four.
Of course it could be related to the site. When he showed me he was on Legacy.com looking at something about Leonard Nimoy.

I had the flash freezing problem on Pale Moon.  I think it's the flash itself because it occurred on several sites. So, I just keep flash shut off using a addon called Flash Disable, so one can shut the Flash on and off at will.

One day, hopefully soon, there will be no need for Flash or any other plugin, fo that matter as more websites, etc. decide these really aren't necessary. :goodie:

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Security Software Programs / Re: Heads up on Zonealarm
« on: March 30, 2015, 01:13:37 PM »
I've used Zone Alarm for many years. As matter of fact, I use their combination free anti-virus/spyware/firewall and it works well for me. As far as their toolbar and homepage change, I used change the page back and uninstall the toolbar and, boom,, they're gone and everything works fine. :thumbsup:

I know that Checkpoint tries to promote their products, etc. but I just ignore them.

 I guess it's all a matter of taste--what one one wants, right?

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Meet & Greet! / Re: Hi I am a New MMeber
« on: March 30, 2015, 12:44:00 PM »
Thank you Corrine and vger. This looks like  fine forum for discussing all sorts of things. :D

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Meet & Greet! / Re: Hi I am a New MMeber
« on: March 29, 2015, 05:22:16 PM »
I'm new here myself Darksurfer so please allow me to say welcome to Landzdown Forums.  :thumbsup:

By the way that creature to the left is me smiling so don't be afraid.  :lol:

Thanks, Wolfeymole. I like freedom of expression--done within reason--at forums like Landzdown and Freedomlist.  :thumbsup:

And no, your avatar doesn't scare me unless I've lost my mind. :smash:

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Meet & Greet! / Hi I am a New MMeber
« on: March 29, 2015, 04:59:19 PM »
Hi, I am darksurfer. I belong to a forum called Freedomlist and your forum was highly recommended by on of your members.

I've checked out some of your posts and it looks like a very lively place for ideas, advice, etc. It looks like it could be fun.

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