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What's the best Anti-Hacking program

Discussion in Technical Support started by Conker, Apr 8, 2015

  1. Mar 31, 2010
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    My computer got hacked for the first time this morning. I shut it down before any significant losses happened, but I need to know what the anti-hacking/anti-virus/total security program there is. If there are several programs I should get, just list them all and I'll get them all.

    Also, I wanted to protect my website, it's on wordpress, so are there any good security plugins or anything that can protect it from hacking, viruses, etc?

    Many thanks in advance.
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    • Apr 18, 2014
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      I recomend the comodo´s firewall, its amazing.
    • Mar 31, 2010
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    • Apr 18, 2014
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      You can use the comodo´s firewall and use the malwarebytes to search for malwares. I don´t know the other 2. :coffee:
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      • Jul 8, 2012
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        Do you have Windows 7, 8, or 8.1?
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        • Mar 31, 2010
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          I have Windows 7
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          @Tony The Tiger I don't get what's so funny about my computer getting hacked...
        • Feb 27, 2012
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          the term "my pc got hacked!" makes me laugh. you didn't get hacked, you downloaded something bad. or visited a website that downloaded something bad without you knowing it. the actual likeliness of getting "hacked" is VERY slim. unless you're playing on a public network such as mcdonalds wifi or something, it's rarely ever happens.

          If you're going to use an actual antivirus, i've heard great things about BitDefender, i've used Nod32 and it does a fantastic job as well. If you ever consider to use Norton, McAfee, or Kaperksy, i will destroy you.

          Personally, i never use antivirus, i just am very careful of what i download and what pages i visit. The only thing i am currently running, is Malwarebytes. It's fantastic. I had a Key for it given to me, so why not. It's really just a big pain in the ass though because it blocks shit i know isn't a threat.

          In the end, antivirus REALLY doesn't help you that much, though. It comes down to common sense. If you get a nasty virus, you get a nasty virus. The only thing antivirus protects you from is well known viruses. There is only a small percentage of them that are actually detected by any antivirus program. Don't think just because you have all this protection in the world that you are immune now to most or all malicious things out there; that's just horribly wrong.

          BitDefender
          Nod32
          Malwarebytes


          Also, never run more than ONE antivirus, they will conflict with each other hardcore and mess things up. You can run one antivirus and one firewall together, for example, but never 2 of the same type of protection.

          In the end, be best protection, is you.
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          • Jun 29, 2014
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            nothing worth hacking your PC for, like Tony said u downloaded something bad and need to take care of it, could also look into Avast, didn't see that listed yet
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            • Mar 31, 2010
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              Well, it really happened. I was just fixing stuff up on my website, didn't download anything (haven't downloaded anything bad, or that I didn't know about, for the longest time -- could maybe be my dad while looking through my company emails when I was gone on vacation a few weeks ago), but I had a pop-up come up "AsFTP" saying it couldn't find a specific .dll file, and then another window opened with full of "Deleting file 'name of file'" and my PC start getting weird, so I shut it off before it could continue. I've never had an issue like this in over 15 years, but this scared the shit out of me.
            • Feb 27, 2012
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              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remote_administration_software

              I used to use Dark Comet and CyberGate. They're legitimate software used to malicious intent.
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              • Mar 31, 2010
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                How do I get rid of RATs? Anti-viruses should do the job?
              • Oct 13, 2011
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                http://www.surfright.nl/en/hitmanpro/

                also run a root kit scanner from malwarebytes.

                If it was a .jpg file that wont be an issue. If you opened .exe well good luck


                For your wordpress:

                https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordfence/

                https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-antivirus-site-protection/ << Scans every file in your wp

                Deactivate these plugins once you have your website cleared.

                And if you are %100 sure you got some keyloggers n stuff change all your passwords from another pc.
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                • Jun 11, 2012
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                  Always use Outpost Firewall, the industry leader against WTF JUST HAPPENED
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                  • Feb 21, 2007
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                    I have viruses waiting on my computer. They are designed so when a hack is successful and the connection is opened up, they are released into the hackers computer.
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                    • Feb 8, 2013
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                      I use ESET Smart Security. Haven't had a problem nor have I ever gotten a virus from the 4-5 years I've owned my computer, so I can give it my full trust.
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                      • Jan 5, 2014
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                        I agree with @Tony The Tiger. The best way to get rid of viruses is to not have them in the first place. I haven't run an antivirus in years and I've been fine for a long time (cross my fingers).

                        If you want to beef up your WordPress security, keep in mind some basic security practices. I can't help you on the plugin part (try reddit.com/r/wordpress or reddit.com/r/webdev), but in terms of overall security, you might wanna do things like:

                        a) Don't use default passwords/usernames/file paths (e.g. don't use www.mywebsite.com/wp-admin)
                        b) Don't run MySQL/Apache/etc. under root
                        c) Lock down the ports for your server
                        b) Use non-standard ports for anything that doesn't face the client (e.g. use ssh on port 39984 or whatever)
                        e) If someone tries to connect a lot of times in a short time span (e.g. trying to brute force), ban them.

                        (Chances are you won't need to do any of this unless you have a good amount of control over your box)

                        Security-through-obscurity isn't the end-all-be-all but it's a great way to prevent generalized attacks since most attackers are looking for low-hanging fruit. This totally isn't my field, though, so some Google-fu might be helpful.
                      • Jan 25, 2014
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                        download some gay porn i bet that will get rid of all the hackers. youd probably scare them off
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                        • Feb 25, 2014
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                          Also guaranteed viruses who come along the wrong way if you download that lol

                          gatsby2