Zaspersky

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Billy, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. Billy

    Billy Guest

    Hvae just installed the Zaspersky trial for Internet Security, that is now
    Vista ready. Going OK but unsure if I should have allows the 28
    applications to access web. When I saw the list I had little idea what half
    of them were. E.g should windows mail be going through port 433?

    Can anyone tell me what the following are?:

    svchost.exe
    alg.exe
    DWWIN.EXE
    mstsc.exe
    mobsync.exe
    wuadt.exe
    rundll32.exe
    spooler.exe
    ftp.exe
    PING.EXE
    TRACERT.EXE
    nslookup.exe
    finger.exe
    userini.exe
    lsass.exe
    system

    I have missed out the omes I do know

    Should I be worried?

    Thanks
     
    Billy, Feb 16, 2007
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  2. Billy

    Billy Guest

    Got rid of this as it was horribkly complcated and took forever to do
    anything!

    back to free AVG and Vista bulit in.

    Billy
     
    Billy, Feb 16, 2007
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  3. Billy

    Rock Guest

    The information you want is easily obtainable for yourself using Google and
    other research sites such as:

    www.google.com
    http://www.answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pages/tasklist.htm
    http://castlecops.com/StartupList.html
    http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_index.htm
    http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php
    http://www.theeldergeek.com/services_guide.htm
    http://smallvoid.com/tweak/winnt/services.html.
     
    Rock, Feb 16, 2007
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  4. Billy

    B. Nice Guest

    So why do you install security meassures you don't understand how to
    configure correctly? That does'nt provide much security. Instead make
    sure to run a good on-access virus-scanner and combine it with common
    sense.
    Very understandable. But the queston is: Should you?
    Yes. But not for the reasons you think ;-)

    Instead of worrying too much about what applications access the web,
    instead make sure you run only programs you trust (and understand)
    from normally reliable sources and keep them (and your windows!)
    updated.

    And make sure that you are running only software of decent quality and
    when browsing the web avoid stuff like ActiveX (can be avoided by not
    using Internet Explorer for daily browsing for example) and scripting
    from web sites you don't trust.

    /B. Nice
     
    B. Nice, Feb 16, 2007
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  5. The actual name of the program is "Kaspersky Internet Security".
    The normal POP ports are as follows:
    Incoming mail: 25
    Outgoing mail: 110

    You can find the ports your account uses by following this procedure:
    1) Click on "Tools" in the MenuBar.
    2) Choose "Accounts"
    3) Select your ISP mail account in the left pane.
    4) Click on "Properties"
    5) Click on the "Advanced" tab.
    6) The normal ports for your account types will be pre-entered.
    7) If your Incoming server uses a Secure Connection, the port used will be
    still be 995 in Windows Mail. If your outgoing server uses a secure
    connection, it will still be port 25 in Windows Mail (unless your ISP uses
    different ports, of course. Speak to their support about this.)

    Port 443 might be for an IMAP server. Don't know, since I don't have an IMAP
    account.

    Ask your ISP what kind of email account you have. If it's POP, the ports
    should be what I have written above (unless your ISP uses different ports for
    its POP mail. IF they do, simply change them to the ISP's ports in Windows
    Mail).
    This is a general-purpose networking utility. Many normal programs use this,
    as does Vista itself.
    Don't know what this is used for.
    This is Doctor Watson, the Vista error debugger.
    This is used by Automatic Updates.
    This is used by the OS to run DLLs as if they were programs.
    This is used by your printer to control your printer output.
    This is the FTP client app.
    This is a network utility to "ping" various IP addresses.
    Used to test how long it takes for a "ping" to travel to a specified network
    address and back.
    This is used to trace the network path of network operations.
    Not sure about this one, but I think it is used like "touch" in Unix/Linux to
    batch-change various file attributes.
    From its file name, it sounds like it is used to ascertian the initiation
    settings for user accounts.
    I see no reason to worry. However, I prefer NOD32 Antivirus. Kaspersky scans
    very slowly, and takes up much Windows resources.

    Since I have a local network address rather than a global one, and as such, am
    invisible to any machine but my brother's (I'm behind a NAT Router which only
    enables my MAC address and my brothers), I see no need for any firewall
    protection other than Vista's built-in firewall software, which is more than
    capable of protecting me from network viruses and other attacks.
     
    Donald McDaniel, Feb 16, 2007
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