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Hello everyone-- OK--I've disabled the cookies and gotten brave enough to play and get the "ask Jeeves" to disappear, now another question. We have Norton AntiVirus installed and I update it frequently. Just before the rollover I installed a free trial of Jammer. Just how valuable is Jammer? Should I buy it now that the trial period is over? Does Norton cover what Jammer does? I'm more than a little leery of sending credit info over the net and that seems to be the only way to get Jammer. Help, please. Thank you.
-- Pam (email@example.com), February 10, 2000
I could only find two references to "Jammer" out there -- one was for MIDI sequencing software (which I don't think applies here), and one for software that hides your HTML code and the like from a browser's "View Source" function (which, unless you have a web site, I don't think applies in your case, either). Do you have any web site links or anything of that ilk?
-- I'm Here, I'm There (I'm Everywhere@so.beware), February 10, 2000.
I'd used the free trial version of Jammer also, but it doesn't really DO anything except let you know that someone is scanning your system looking for a trojan horse that they can "activate." It doesn't STOP folks from scanning your system. If your goal in life is to report internet hackers to their ISP's, go ahead and buy the software. You'll spend time looking at what type of scan was performed, looking up the ISP associated with the IP addresses, and more time writing E- mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Most of the ISP's I found were from overseas.
Personally, I decided not to purchase the software.
-- Anita (email@example.com), February 10, 2000.
Pam, You might want to check out these links before buying Jammer...
Free Zone Alarm Firewall.
This is a new product that works well, but still has a few glitches (particularly with NT) that are being worked out via frequent upgrades. It works well for me with Win 98 SE.
Zone Alarm Software
Steve Gibson's Shields Up Site To Test Whether Your Computer's Ports Are Open, Closed or Stealthed. Lots of good information here. Steve is the creator of the commercial Spinrite Disk Utility and is a fan of Zone Alarm.
Shields Up Test Site
Steve's Shields Up Security Forum (Lots of discussion about Zone Alarm as well as other firewalls and security issues)
Have fun with your research.
-- John (jh@NotReal.ca), February 10, 2000.
I like the jammers with the little trap door in the bum. You can get'em at any Wally World.
-- Jimmy Splinters (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 10, 2000.
To everyone-- Thank you all for your help. I will go to the sites you suggested and do a little more checking. I only put Jammer on because a few people were strongly recommending it. I think on this forum. At least Jammer didn't mess anything up. I downloaded BOOST on our son's laptop and still can't recover from that.
-- Pam (email@example.com), February 10, 2000.