The new threats on the internet ...

Discussion in 'Dealing with Spyware' started by muckshifter, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. muckshifter


    Feb 21, 2006
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    In a Hovel
    The internet changed our world. More and more people are communicating, working, shopping and playing over the World Wide Web. However, this new medium also invokes risk for poorly protected users, i.e. a lot of them are vulnerable to espionage and to losing their privacy.

    With the help of programs, which are specifically developed for illegal access to your computer, so called "Trojan Horses", attackers are able to invade an unprotected PC utterly undetected. When this is done, it is possible for them to copy data, activate webcams and microphones and even erase the whole operating system.

    The remote attacker has the same access rights as the internet user who sits in front of his or her own computer.

    In Greek mythology, the Trojan Horse was a ruse of war with which the Greeks succeeded in invading and destroying the supposed unconquerable city of Troy. This historical occurrence gave its name to the spying-tools today known as "Trojans".

    With this kind of malicious software attackers can invade someones computer which is connected to the Internet and take complete control. Whole hard drives with sensitive data on it can be copied, the system changed or destroyed and the user of the computer can be spied on. Conventional protection measures like a virus scanner or a firewall often do not protect the user from such an attack because of the intelligent programs being able to bypass such protection measures.

    The only way to be secure from such an attack is either to never connect to the internet or to install software especially developed for protection from Trojans. With ewido anti-malware, you can protect and observe your PC continuously. A guard that is active in the background (plus-version), checks every suspicious file before being executed for potential danger and thus prevents Trojans from even getting installed on your PC.

    Why not give ewido anti-malware a tryout.

    This setup contains the free as well as the plus-version of the ewido security suite. After the installation, a free 14-day test version containing all the extensions of the plus-version will be activated. At the end of the test phase, the extensions of the plus version are deactivated and the freeware version can be used unlimited times. The purchased license code of the plus version can be entered at any time.

    mucks. :cool:
    muckshifter, Feb 28, 2006
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  2. muckshifter


    Mar 2, 2006
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    Well, you certainly do learn something new everyday!
    I also highly recommend ewido, the scanner on it is excellent, and definition updates are usually daily! :thumb:
    Matjestic, Mar 2, 2006
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  3. muckshifter

    Ian Administrator

    Jan 10, 2006
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    Never even heard of this before, so I'm giving it a whirl now :)

    Thanks for the heads up!
    Ian, Mar 5, 2006
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