August 26th, 2003, 10:44 PM
I'll tell you something else. It might be simplistic and rendered useless *once* you're infected but, I think having a registry key monitor can add nice layer of security against malicious programs, especially trojans (as I've noticed over time, alot of them deposit new values in the registry so they can start on bootup, etc.). SoBig.F is no stranger to this as it also deposits its own values into the registry keys. It may not be proactive (registry key monitors) but I think it's a great idea to have in the long run.
In case you're interested in TCMonitor, check out MooSoft
Check under The Cleaner (even though The Cleaner is a 30 day trial, I believe TCMonitor is free with the bundle).
The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his - George Patton
August 28th, 2003, 11:03 PM
Here is an item from The Register ...read the artical.. as the Quote I give is only a small part of the artical.. but thought provoking in itself..
Dr Alan Solomon, the founder of Dr Solomon's Anti-virus reckons the way forward is to charge for email. We dislike this idea on general principle (email should be open) but he advances a strong argument as to why other approaches are doomed to fail.
"Consumer technology now exceeds the average persons ability to comprehend how to use it..give up hope of them being able to understand how it works." - Me http://www.cybercrypt.co.nr