Freelancer Community Network
Reminder: Internet Explorer 6 or below are NOT supported.
HomeHome
ForumForum
WikiWiki
DownloadsDownloads
ForgeForge
Multiplayer Connection Tutorial
Collapse/Expand Random Image
Collapse/Expand Login
Username:

Password:

Remember me



Lost Password?

Register now!
Collapse/Expand Chat
Collapse/Expand Who's Online
87 user(s) are online (43 user(s) are browsing Forum)

Members: 0
Guests: 87

more...
Collapse/Expand Donations
Monthly costs: -30€
Income (ads): +5€
Donations (last month): +0€

Current balance: 55€
(last updated 04/2021)

Please make a donation if you want to help keeping The-Starport online:

Thanks!
Collapse/Expand Links
Collapse/Expand Advertisement
There are currently 74 users playing Freelancer on 39 servers.
May. 18, 2021

Browsing this Thread:   2 Anonymous Users



 Bottom   Previous Topic   Next Topic  Register To Post

« 1 (2) 3 »


Re: I can't play freelancer anymore.
Starport Admin
Joined:
2009/2/21 21:42
Group:
Webmasters
Registered Users
Posts: 3520
Offline
Avira's often been classed higher than even paid versions of A/Vs like Kaspersky. I'm sorry but if you pay for your antivirus, you're getting shafted.

Right now you have two options: fumble with Kaspersky and try to find where the hell is its file exclusion list so you can whitelist Freelancer.exe OR get a new antivirus. Whatever antivirius you want, free or not.

Posted on: 2011/1/15 15:37
"Cynicism is not realistic and tough. It's unrealistic and kind of cowardly because it means you don't have to try."
-Peggy Noonan
Top
Re: I can't play freelancer anymore.
Home away from home
Joined:
2010/6/13 10:58
From France
Group:
Registered Users
$$$ Supporters $$$
Senior Members
Posts: 501
Offline
And the strange things Freelancer worked well with Kaspersky and... ond day it has said a menace has been detected do you want to stuck the app. After I click Yes, stuck partialy application, and here is my false. Could it be reversed?

Posted on: 2011/1/15 15:44
Top
Re: I can't play freelancer anymore.
Home away from home
Joined:
2010/6/13 10:58
From France
Group:
Registered Users
$$$ Supporters $$$
Senior Members
Posts: 501
Offline
It works!!!! I've found the solution, it was under my nose, I'm an idiot!...

Posted on: 2011/1/15 15:52
Top
Re: I can't play freelancer anymore.
Starport Staff
Joined:
2008/10/7 19:56
From England
Group:
Registered Users
Starport Staff
FLServer Admins
$$$ Supporters $$$
Senior Members
Posts: 638
Offline
So what did you change? It would be useful for helping other people do the same.

Posted on: 2011/1/15 20:22
Top
Re: I can't play freelancer anymore.
Home away from home
Joined:
2008/5/15 21:52
From Germany
Group:
Registered Users
$$$ Supporters $$$
Senior Members
Posts: 1607
Offline
Code:
And it's the best because it can protect my computer properly, more than AVG, more than avast.

Why it is the best antivirus in your opinion?
Note that the number of virus fonds IS NOT a pure factor to rate antivirus applications, I could write a programm which detects about 30 % of your files of your HDD, would this make it the best antivirus aviable?

I agree with FriendlyFire here. Plus, no antivirus is more worth than common sense. If you have that, you don't even need to have SUCH a good antivirus, IMHO.

Posted on: 2011/1/15 21:40
Open in new window
Top
Re: I can't play freelancer anymore.
Home away from home
Joined:
2008/9/11 15:55
From Somewhere at Moscow
Group:
Registered Users
FLServer Admins
$$$ Supporters $$$
Senior Members
Posts: 1766
Offline
About antivirus i prefer Microsoft Security Essentials - truly compatible with FL )

Posted on: 2011/1/15 21:49
Open Sirius Mod
Top
Re: I can't play freelancer anymore.
Home away from home
Joined:
2010/3/14 18:10
From Germany
Group:
Registered Users
Senior Members
Posts: 1526
Offline
antivirus softwares are being updated only after a new virus is made. so they only protect against attacks known to the antivirus branch. if you are really being under attack your only chance is to know who you trust and block contact to any machine that even could be dangerous. being paranoic is the very safest and only safe way - no matter what protection system you install.

Posted on: 2011/1/15 22:16
Top
Re: I can't play freelancer anymore.
Home away from home
Joined:
2008/9/11 15:55
From Somewhere at Moscow
Group:
Registered Users
FLServer Admins
$$$ Supporters $$$
Senior Members
Posts: 1766
Offline
Oh... IT Security - different deep and complex topic, antivirus rating - too ;(

Posted on: 2011/1/15 22:33
Open Sirius Mod
Top
Re: I can't play freelancer anymore.
Starport Admin
Joined:
2009/2/21 21:42
Group:
Webmasters
Registered Users
Posts: 3520
Offline
Zero-day exploits do exist, but they aren't the primary infection you'll encounter. Why? Because each zero-day exploit eventually is fixed, but still stays in the wild, so you end up with thousands of possible infections just waiting for you.

An antivirus helps you block those 99.95% that have been around for a while. Obviously, the best defense is to get a patch for the vulnerability that is being exploited, but this might not always be possible.

Being paranoid is a little too much. Have some common sense and you'll be fine, but just remember hackers aren't always coming for you. Keep your stuff updated as much as you can, keep an antivirus running, use a firewall if you think you need one and, most importantly, avoid fishy sites and emails.

Posted on: 2011/1/15 22:37
"Cynicism is not realistic and tough. It's unrealistic and kind of cowardly because it means you don't have to try."
-Peggy Noonan
Top
Re: I can't play freelancer anymore.
Starport Staff
Joined:
2008/10/25 17:58
From On my way back
Group:
Registered Users
Starport Staff
FLServer Admins
Posts: 352
Offline
Quote:

HeIIoween wrote:
About antivirus i prefer Microsoft Security Essentials - truly compatible with FL )


me too, its good

Posted on: 2011/1/15 22:40
Top
Re: I can't play freelancer anymore.
Home away from home
Joined:
2009/9/28 21:13
From Wales
Group:
Registered Users
Senior Members
Posts: 925
Offline
Nonsense, you could get hit by a drive by download without even knowing it from potentially any site out there. Everyone has to face up to the fact that the web is not safe no matter where you surf, sure you can prevent most things by not being a twit, most things by using free AV software, but if you want to bolt your PC down as best you can then you need to use a solid bit of security like Kaspersky or unplug.

Personally I use two computers, one bolted down tight as hell laptop with which I take care of all my business requirements, I never use it for anything other than business or purchasing. Then I have a gaming machine, I only use light security (MS security essentials) on it as it doesn't interfere with anything. A gaming machine with Norton or Kaspersky is a pain in the arse.

Posted on: 2011/1/15 22:41
Top
Re: I can't play freelancer anymore.
Home away from home
Joined:
2008/5/15 21:52
From Germany
Group:
Registered Users
$$$ Supporters $$$
Senior Members
Posts: 1607
Offline
Quote:
Nonsense, you could get hit by a drive by download without even knowing it from potentially any site out there. Everyone has to face up to the fact that the web is not safe no matter where you surf, sure you can prevent most things by not being a twit, most things by using free AV software, but if you want to bolt your PC down as best you can then you need to use a solid bit of security like Kaspersky or unplug.

Well, you can deactivate JavaScript which will help you a lot against drive-by-downloads, I guess. You can deactivate it generally, or for the Fx extension NoScript for just all sites for which you don't allow it.

Posted on: 2011/1/15 22:47
Open in new window
Top
Re: I can't play freelancer anymore.
Home away from home
Joined:
2010/2/22 0:47
Group:
Registered Users
$$$ Supporters $$$
Senior Members
Posts: 928
Offline
Isn't it one of the primary functions of a firewall to block drive-by-downloads?

Posted on: 2011/1/15 23:16
Top
Re: I can't play freelancer anymore.
Home away from home
Joined:
2009/7/30 4:40
From P.R.C
Group:
Registered Users
Senior Members
Posts: 851
Offline
Get Start with Free AV.

I'm no going to bother with KAV now. My boss got 3 KAV for company's computer last year, when i open the *smelly* box, installed the software into computers, all of computer get slow and lag and freeze......Now i install the MSE on those computer and looks it running so high.

As my self, i use the Avira AntiVir Personal on my computer, the good point is: it's not make computer slow and lag. And if you don't want to see the popup ad(When update), you can pay money for a Avira AntiVir Premium.

Posted on: 2011/1/16 0:53
Sorry for my poor english...
Top
Re: I can't play freelancer anymore.
Starport Admin
Joined:
2009/2/21 21:42
Group:
Webmasters
Registered Users
Posts: 3520
Offline
I have seen absolutely ZERO conclusive evidence that you're more secure with paid AV than free AV. You'll have to back those claims up, Timmy.

Furthermore, drive-by-downloads are what I mean by paranoid. They're not out there for you, remember! Yes, there was a time where they could be a potential threat. That time was called "IE dominance". Browsers such as Firefox are very safe and the likeliness of you getting such a download are near zero. As Bas said, you can get NoScript running if you want (I do it).

Last thing: you can never achieve 100% security. You need to shoot for some acceptable tradeoff between security and usability. Therein lies the entire debate: where to draw the line? I think if you're at the point where you imagine the Internet as the far west with less rules, you might be going too far. It can be harsh, but you're just a nobody on the highway, you're not a valuable target to anything but botnet builders, and those use very traditional techniques (spam, bad sites).

To get infected while browsing safe sites is something so unlikely you simply cannot think about protecting yourself from it. Chances are that, if it had to happen, your protections would be worthless anyways.

Posted on: 2011/1/16 3:11
"Cynicism is not realistic and tough. It's unrealistic and kind of cowardly because it means you don't have to try."
-Peggy Noonan
Top
« 1 (2) 3 »