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chloeross
03-28-2013,
I noticed that no mention of network analyzer IDS , NIDS , HIDS software , for me in these times is fondamental for detect intrusion and virus , for know in detail what happens on your computer.

in essence you can hear all communications to your computer and the answers, read the packet and whic computers are connected ip and host mac adress ecc... and what they do.

i have used colasoft freee network analyzer in the past I recommend it exist one free version very complete.

I wish microsoft would put in windows 10 along with a good firewall would be great





http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intrusion_detection_system IDS software





http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_intrusion_detection_system NIDS





http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Host-based_intrusion_detection_system for example eset smart security use HIDS and firewall that intercept also exploit hacker and some other security problem

ChrisCosgrove
04-05-2013,
The leading open source NIDS are Snort and Suricata. But it's not something I would recommend to less experienced users.

ChrisCosgrove
04-13-2013,
thanks I want try suricata , or alternatively if anyone is curious something more simple is wireshark .

ChrisCosgrove
04-21-2013,
Wireshark is an excellent tool, the best in its category according to me, but it is not an IDS.

Wireshark is a packet sniffer/analyzer.