[access-uk] Re: ESET SMART SECURITY

  • From: "Carol Pearson" <carol.pearson29@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Access UK Mailing List" <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2008 01:50:48 -0000

Thanks.  I will.

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Carol
carol.pearson29@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

On Thursday, November 20, 2008 8:56 PM (UK time), Steve Nutt at steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx said:

Hi Carol,

You will be asked if you want all computers to be seen in your local
zone. In other words on your network.  Say yes to this, or your
routedr ain't goin nowhere.

All the best

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Carol Pearson
Sent: Wednesday 19 November 2008 16:41
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: ESET SMART SECURITY

Thanks for this.

Can anyone remember just what this is about?

I haven't yet installed my new router and had planned to put in Smart
Security before doing so, if possible, so that I can be sure I'm OK
once I reach the Net, so if you or anyone else can clarify your
comments that would

be useful.

Thanks.  Otherwise, I'll ask Eset.


Talking of the ESS, Just remembered something. When you first install
it you might get a dialog box asking you whether you need to allow
your computer to be seen on the network if you're connected to a
router. I can't remember what the dialog was exactly about, but I
remember that at the time I said yes; I think that what you should
choose to be able to access the net. The point is that you need to do
some virtual cursoring to sort out that dialog box. Your screen
reader might never tell you that it's there in the first place.

HTH,
Amro
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dj Paddy" <mygroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 7:25 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: ESET SMART SECURITY


Carol,

I agree with Steve on both points.

I like anti-spyware because it has a Windows standards user
interface, and also lets you look up the names of processes running
on yoru system. Eset does have an anti-spyware engine in it though
which is the only
one I'm using on for machines at the moment.

As regards to Esets firewall.

It has three modes, from the manual.

a.. "Automatic filtering mode is a default mode. It is suitable for
users who prefer easy and convenient usage of the firewall with no
need to define rules. The automatic mode allows all outbound traffic
for the given system and blocks all new connections initiated from
the network side. a.. Interactive filtering mode represents a
comfortable option to build a tailor-made configuration for your
personal firewall. When a communication is detected and no rule
exists which applies to that communication, a dialog window
reporting an unknown connection will be displayed. The dialog window
gives the option of allowing or denying the communication, and the
decision to allow or deny can be remembered as a new rule for the
personal firewall. If the user chooses to create a new rule at this
time, all future connections of this type will be allowed or blocked
according to the rule. a.. The Policy-based mode blocks all
connections which are not
defined by a specific rule that allows them. This mode allows
advanced users to define rules that permit only desired and secure
connections. All other unspecified connections will be blocked by
the personal firewall. " I can send you the manual off list if you
mail me and want to have a
read. It's a Windows help file with the list of topics in a tree
like Windows explorer and then f6 takes you in and out of the topic
you're on.  After hittig return on the topic.

On going in and allowing something or blocking something manually.

I've just had a look for you and I was able to go through and add
and edit a new rule I created there now no problem with Jaws 9 and
Window Eyes 7. The Window read very nicely to be honest.

It really is the guid eof software if you wanted to you can just
leave. I've it set up to mail me when events happen on systems in
the house and apart from that I leave it be.  Unless it really
blocked something or gave me hassles which it hasn't done in a few
months since i upgraded from the stand-alone anti-virus product to
the suite. Barry

----- Original Message -----
From: "Carol Pearson" <carol.pearson29@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 9:40 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: ESET SMART SECURITY


Steve,

I replied to this yesterday but haven't seen anyone come back ...
Here goes again!

Well, what about the occasions when Eset doesn't deal
automatically?  Do you hear a message and can you respond to it in
a timely manner? Why do you like Super Anti-spyware?  Is it user
friendly with Jaws?
Anyone else out there like it also or have answers to my questions
here. Perhaps you're a fan of another anti-spyware programme.  Tell
me why you like it and how easy it is to use, please.  I need to
make decisions on these things and want informed views ...

Thanks.

--
Carol
carol.pearson29@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

On Monday, November 17, 2008 7:26 PM (UK time), Steve Nutt at
steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx said:

Hi Carol,

For the most part, Eset is automatic.  You will rarely see it
block stuff unless it thinks it is suspicious.  It doesn't work
like
other firewalls, and block everything, unless you specifically
tell it to. For spyware, now I like Super Antispyware,
http://www.superantispyware.com.

All the best

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Carol Pearson
Sent: Monday 17 November 2008 17:55
To: Access UK Mailing List
Subject: [access-uk] ESET SMART SECURITY

Hi all,

I posed some questions on the above a little while back but still
am short of a few answers.

First, if I get any incoming traffic that hasn't already been
given permission, is there a good message which comes up on
screen and is this easily dealt with, to say "Yes" or "No" using
Jaws or any
other screen reader?  (I have used firewalls in the past which
have been a pain in this respect.)

Second, do I still need a separate program to deal with spyware?
If so,

what's recommended currently?

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