At work I have small LAN network. Server runs on Windows 2003 server and 16 workstations runs at Windows XP. My server works ad domain name server.
I have DSL connection to Internet. Recently we have unkown worm attack and big problem with spyware on several computers. Should I use some kind of firewall programs, like Sygate firewall or something?
Eny idea will help! Thanks.
Well im going to say a router is your best solution to the problem. If its an office type setting people shouldn't be visiting PRIVATE sites. so you shouldn't be getting malacious (omg been in school too long) programs. The router wont allow things to be randomly downloaded onto your computer, you have to acces them directly from a local machine first. But that a whole other dicussion. But most routers come with firewalls as well so you wont really need another firewall program. And for added security you can get a spyware program, like spysweeper. And make sure you get a popup blocker. No accidental clicks to bad sites that way. That'll be all.
If I install firewall, I can't access to Internet and local domain control does'nt work! If I turn off some firewall settings, worm activate himself and start to shutt down server and few computers too.
I try to locate and remove worm, I scan all PCs with several worm removal, antivirus programs, clean with spyware removal, and nothing. I found nothing! Everything looks clean, but when local network runs and when I turn on adsl router and connect to Internet, worm activate himself immediately....
What can I do else, except reinstall all software on all computers? I wish I have choise to install linux on this machines, but my company run's on windows programs....
Hi trojan horses, browser hijackers and spywares are the most common problem in the internet today.
Configuring internet explorer settings can be a time consuming task.
what i would recommend is that you install a good antivirus program that detects and cleans on file access and modification. make your antivirus up to date.
then install a antispyware software like spyware doctor or pest patrol and update it also.
use a proxy server like winproxy that supports antivirus features.
Doing all these will solve almost 75% of your problem
Have a nice day.