For quite some time I didn’t use CIS because I was scared of its bugs. What I really want is to simply back to CIS, but I really don’t know where CIS is standing right now.
Here is what tortures me:
- I have 1 GB of RAM Memory and 80 GB of hard disk space, will this be enough for CIS running without slowing down my computer actions as well as entering and using CIS?
What about RAM memory, how much RAM memory CIS takes?
Is this because of this why CIS would be running slow on my computer or because it had bugs?
So, I guess I can try this newest version?
I want CIS mostly because my CDs, USB sticks ant etc… are usually infected with malware when I want to install something into my home computer and even Avira couldn’t catch them all.
What are the reasons why computer is getting slowdown?
For some weird reason when my computer literally adapts to new software it becomes faster, that happened with Avira and every other software, and everything works just fine.
I guess any software needs to adapt some each computer’s envirnoment.
One more important thing.
I usually download cracks and keygens just to see if antivirus will catch it, I usually submit file on virustotal.com or virscan.org. However, what about malware that instantly copies itself from USB stick for example, without opening it?
This is is where HIPS is crucial, at least for my needs.
My computer system is completely clean since I have, 5 days ago, totally repaired XP from scratch and submitted all kinds of files to virustotal.com and virscan.org just to make sure.
My problem becomes when I right now, from foreign computer go with USB stick and plug it in on my home computer (the same goes with CDs, DVDs and all other portable media).
My question here is: Do I really have to wait 10-15 days for CIS to fully analyze my computer and accept all of the applications as safe/secure, processes and executions of different programs as secure?
Because if I install CIS today, and the next day I put infected USB stick from foreign to home computer, will CIS’ HIPS recognize it even if I put my CIS to “Clean PC Mode” for my computer (since my computer is rrefectly clean)?
When should I put it into “Paranoid mode”?
One more thing:
http smuggling, http splitting, and man in the middle attacks are so dangerous aren’t you scared of being easily hacked?
I have a router, and my router has never hacked so far?
So, why making apocalyptic statements?
I’ve been for hours surfing, downloading, entering all kinds of websites, and I have never seen this!?
Should I consider myself a lucky guy?
Do you consider yourselves lucky guys, since from the posts you have never been attacked by these forms of attacks?
However, I do remember an particular situation where I was under thinking that I’ve been a victim of ARP spoofing (if that was the case, I’m not sure if that was ARP spoofing attack)?
The fact the router blocked all traffic and shut itself down, and restarted itself-weird situation indeed, but this was 6 months ago, at least.
If router blocks all of these attacks by shutting itself down against mentioned attacks and than restarting itself, than there shouldn’t be any problem, right?
The more important question here is:
Does CIS protect against these attacks, or so far it’s impossible to either detect these attacks or protect against them?
I found the thread here:
Thanks to all.