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Malware and ping

by installerpj / January 16, 2007 10:21 AM PST

Ok i have a couple of questions to ask and appologise if in wrong forum!

I use AVG anti virus on my pc and spybot for spyware. As far as i am aware both do there jobs well and not had any problems yet, though this could be luck and a good knowledege on what kind of sites usually infect. What i wanted to ask was does sypbot also detect malware and phishing infections? if not does anyone know a good software (preferably free) that i can use? Never being hit with walware or phishing infections (that i know of) to date i dont know if what i run is protecting against such things.

Also i wanted to test my connections by pinging my modem. whats is the easiest way to do this?


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by tomron / January 16, 2007 11:33 AM PST
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Try this LINK for a list of various programs.

Regarding pinging:Open cmd prompt>ipconfig>enter


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in answer to your question...
by santuccie / January 16, 2007 1:12 PM PST
In reply to: Malware and ping

No. Spybot focuses on adware and spyware.

The good news is, there is a free tool that has just what you're looking for. It's called AVG Anti-Spyware. Grisoft, the same people who make the antivirus you're using now, acquired a product called Ewido several months back, a product that actually began life as a malware/Trojan scanner.

Back in 2004, when it was known for this function, it was the most reliable out of three products (Ewido, TDS-3, and TrojanHunter) at removing a process-injecting Trojan without causing a system crash. And as of the most recent test by Andreas Clementi's AV-Comparatives (AT-Comparatives, in this case), it was the only scanner that detected more than 50% of used samples in an on-demand scan.

You can download a free copy here: http://free.grisoft.com/doc/20/lng/us/tpl/v5

Note: The free version does not have automatic updates or resident protection. It's just a scanner.

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