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@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxOn 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?** To leave the list, click on the immediately-following link:- ** [mailto:access-uk-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx?subject=unsubscribe] ** If this link doesn't work then send a message to: ** access-uk-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx ** and in the Subject line type ** unsubscribe ** For other list commands such as vacation mode, click on the ** immediately-following link:- ** [mailto:access-uk-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx?subject=faq] ** or send a message, to ** access-uk-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the Subject:- faq
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