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    Default Re: Help with Tinywall firewall, please

    Actions speak louder than words

    This is what you get with Eset (the antivirus part 1101 mentioned)

    If you go to the following site, there's test files that should trigger your AV, if they don't then the AV is useless.

    https://www.wicar.org/test-malware.html

    The files are all harmless, just tests.

    Go to a bad site:

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    Try to Download Something that's got a "nice surprise" embedded

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    Default Re: Help with Tinywall firewall, please

    Adding to above, this is what you get if you visit a "Suspect" Site = Suspect can mean several different things

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    Default Re: Help with Tinywall firewall, please

    Thank you, Wainui. I ran the tests and each one brought up a warning so I know that I am protected, It's great to have that peace of mind. I have passed that on to a couple of friends who I'm certain will also appreciate it.

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    Default Re: Help with Tinywall firewall, please

    I tried that sites(above) browser tests on a PC that doesnt have ESET
    Firefox still blocked those Browser tests regardless

    ESET also has Intrusion Protection (HIPS) .
    its sort of an anti hacker module . eg it blocks hackers from open RDC on PC's .
    And good AV also has better anti Crypto/ransonmware protection than Win defender

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    Default Re: Help with Tinywall firewall, please

    https://www.youtube.com/c/thepcsecuritychannel/videos

    This Youtube channel has interesting info on Firewall, AV
    he steps through analysis of the working of some malware , and tests how well popular AV blocks malware/crypto/ransomware .
    he also shows how malware tries to disable AV (can be as simple as the malware rebooting into safe mode)
    Windows defender doesnt look that good from his tests and analysys

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    Default Re: Help with Tinywall firewall, please

    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    Thank you, Wainui. I ran the tests and each one brought up a warning so I know that I am protected, It's great to have that peace of mind. I have passed that on to a couple of friends who I'm certain will also appreciate it.

    Depending on the Sites, some browsers will stop potential infections, But there's a LOT that don't get stopped either, hence the need for a Active AV.

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    Default Re: Help with Tinywall firewall, please

    A million years ago, having a software firewall on my computer was the only reason I found I had a keylogger, when it tried to phone home.

    That was when I decided to always use a firewall, and also when I ditched Norton AV.

    I was an idiot back then and fell for the marketing...

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    Default Re: Help with Tinywall firewall, please

    fabizop reported for copying and posting previous posts in the thread, #9 in this case, as if he has originated them.
    It's not the least charm of a theory that it is refutable. The hundred-times-refuted theory of "free will" owes its persistence to this charm alone; some one is always appearing who feels himself strong enough to refute it - Friedrich Nietzsche

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    Yes it was but I posted it first and you copied and posted as if you originated the fix or info.

    It was your first post and you were already poaching and now 2nd post defending your action.
    Last edited by zqwerty; 27-07-2022 at 11:39 PM.
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    Default Re: Help with Tinywall firewall, please

    Quote Originally Posted by zqwerty View Post
    Yes it was but I posted it first and you copied and posted as if you originated the fix or info.

    It was your first post and you were already poaching and now 2nd post defending your action.
    Fabizop is clearly some weird kind of spammer, with his hidden links in white text.
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