5 easy tips to avoid infections

Discussion in 'Tutorials & Guides' started by Jack, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. orlygul

    orlygul New Member

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    Thanks for the tips.
    I'v already done a lot of what you'v mentioned. From my experience, the best way to avoid problems is education combined with all of the above.
    Sadly, there is nothing like 100% solution to this.
     
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  2. Tornado

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  3. Spawn

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  4. DardiM

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    #44 DardiM, Jun 4, 2016
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    Only trust the Keygens and cracks you have personally made (for education purpose only :)) to be sure there is no virus/malware inside :p
     
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  5. jamescv7

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    RAT, Keygens and other form of bypass tool should care them intensively since the behavior will definitely link to malicious because of highest privilege that can execute in the system.
     
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  6. Quent

    Quent Level 1

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    Thank you so much for these hopeful tips. I believe that when it comes to Internet security better to take all necessaries steps. No one wants to be cheated and have personal information stealing.
     
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  7. JHomes

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    Here's another one: Back up your data.

    What pisses me off more than anything are these people with no backups then they get an infection, then they think that there's got to be some ultimate solution, like you press one button and all of your files are restored, issue is gone. People, this doesn't exist!

    If you're not running a regular backup, start. Great thing (in my eyes) is that you can go different routes. Say you want to back up your computer and you want it not stored locally, you can run a disk imager like Acronis True Image and put it somewhere like external HDD, cloud storage, USB, etc. If you don't want to pay for that kind of stuff, or you just want something fast, you can go with a snapshot tool like Ax64, Comodo Time Machine, or Rollback Rx. Or you can do both! It's a free world people, you have options.

    Either way, come up with a plan, so the next time you get an infection because you downloaded cracked photoshop, instead of looking aimlessly around for a solution, you just restore and you're good to go. If you back up, think of all the time you save having to write a post on forums like this. You could do so much with that extra time

    /endrant/
     
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  8. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

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    chrome is most secure
    firefox is okay
    IE is not so secure
    all browsers need to be kept updated
     
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  9. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

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    virus total will often tell you if it is just a hacking tool, or a real threat, if you read the details.
     
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  10. davidp

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    Such simple advice, but yet so hard to get right.
     
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  11. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

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    if you want to find keygens that are malware, let's say for testing purposes, so don't go to thepiratebay and search for your favorite pirated program. Instead, just google it, and download it directly from an unknown site.
    And even if you do go to thepiratebay, don't choose a torrent from a known uploader, which has user comments indicating it is clean. Choose the torrent from an unknown uploader, and it was just uploaded today, and it already has much more seeders than all the clean torrents put together. Obviously, someone is trying to scam the system...
    That's how to find the malware. And the reverse holds true if you want to find clean keygens, for instance, if you need to study it for research purposes.
     
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  12. Nich11

    Nich11 New Member

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    I get the kind of pop which you showed. sometimes I accidently click yes. Thankfully, they were are advertising pop ups.
     
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  13. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

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    advertising pop ups that look like a message from your computer are potentially dangerous. they are trying to trick you into clicking. that's a bad sign.
     
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  14. jamescv7

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    Luckily on Android, those popups that may contain malicious may not be infected unless you will install upon permission; compare to Windows where possible drive by dwnload will occur.

    So that is why always be vigilant and check your defenses regularly.
     
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  15. LabZero

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    Just using Sandboxie and you are reasonably safe.
     
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  16. beetal2015

    beetal2015 Guest

    Sandboxie is great but it is expensive and I don't have it.
     
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  17. LabZero

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    Sandboxie is freeware since the unregistered version allows you to get almost all the features found in the full version. Performing a paid registration you get a key that allows you to remove the nag screen after 30 days and use more of the sandbox at the same time and other functions.
     
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  18. exCode

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    This is a good thread, thanks guys!
     
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  19. StopMalware!

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    Thank You!!!
     
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