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  • *Updated*Your Security!

    Updates



    *You might be required to remove, updated, or alter some settings. If you do not wish to do so, as you are satisfied with your setup, then just keep your setup as is. This is all based on MY opinion, and should not be judged in any way."

    This should be done on a clean PC.


    First things first. Update your computer. One simple way to keep your security checked. Update all the drivers, just make sure everything is new.

    Install:http://secunia.com/PSISetup.exe

    Use these to disable some common ports that malware uses to get in.

    Bug off:http://majorgeeks.com/downloadget.ph...0b307cdc5123c6

    Secure it: http://sniffem.exaserve.net/Hardenit.exe

    Xp antispy: http://www.xp-antispy.org/index.php/...irror&itemid=3

    Disable the following:
    Everything under Media player functions
    Error reporting
    Remotedesktop support
    dont sync with internet time
    show balloon tips
    clear pagefile and shutdown
    show last logged on username
    autostart cd's
    dont report microsoft if sys. was infected
    Network crawling
    Anonymous network access
    avoid automatic links in network neighbourhood
    Disable all updates for internet explorer
    no error report through IE
    Disable all the the things under services
    Uninstall microsoft
    disable help n support
    disable search assistant



    Run it, and update all the programs and what not necessary keep you safe from possible vulnerabilities.

    Next, stop access to nasty websites (dont worry you can keep your special video sites"
    http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.zip
    (If your running on vista, you need to right click on the .bat file, and run it as admin.)


    If your running IE, drop it. It is one of the WORST browsers available.
    Firefox:http://www.mozilla.com/products/down...win&lang=en-US

    Addons:
    Noscript: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...722-latest.xpi

    WOT:http://www.mywot.com/en/download/&url=ff

    Adblock plus:https://addons.mozilla.org/downloads...plus-1.0.2.xpi



    I'm sure you guys all have scanners, where it be MBAM or SAS. But keep these on hand, since the new malware coming out prevent you from running, updating, or even installing MBAM.

    Dr. Web: http://www.freedrweb.com/download+cureit/

    Avz: http://download.softpedia.com/dl/898...virus/avz4.zip


    Virtualize your web browser: (Used just for browsing)
    http://www.sandboxie.com/SandboxieInstall.exe
    Change the settings to:
    Auto delete contents
    Dont migrate files larger then 1MB
    Under Restrictions drop all rights


    Threatfire:(Behavior blocker)
    http://www.threatfire.com/download/
    This is the hard part...you have to go to advance and make custom rules. In the process list, trust all security apps you use. ALL. As for the descriptions, ill leave those up to you to word it how you wish. What it effects are in ( )
    Enable all the rules already there, and add the following:(copied, and pasted from Threatfire)

    (Temp Files)
    When any process
    tries to write or create or execute|TriggerAccessFlags a file
    in C:\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\|TriggerFolders
    except when the source process is in the trusted process list

    (System32)
    When any process
    tries to write or delete or create or execute|TriggerAccessFlags a file
    in C:\WINDOWS\system32|TriggerFolders
    except when the source process is in the trusted process list


    (Start ups)
    When any process
    tries to write to the registry
    to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Run or HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\RunOnce or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Run or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\RunOnce|TriggerKeys
    to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Run or HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\RunOnce or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Run or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\RunOnce|TriggerValues
    except when the source process is in the trusted process list


    Keyboard encryption:
    Keyscrambler Free:http://dw.com.com/redir?edId=3&siteI...6ad98f58e2d2c9

    What this does, is encrypt EVERYTHING you type, preventing keyloggers from getting any information from you.




    More coming soon.


    ___________________________



    Updating coming soon... sometime in 2010
    gone places...

  • #2
    You have some great apps in there. Thanks vman!
    samr.

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    • #3
      No problem samr, coming up soon will be more tune ups to get your system running smoother and all. :)
      gone places...

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      • #4
        Great collection vman,

        I hope you don't delete/remove this time.:razz: :lol::lol:

        Thanks a lot.

        Cheers.
        enoskype

        - Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder and belongs to the man who can appreciate it. -

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        • #5
          Haha, Ill try not to. No promises XD
          gone places...

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          • #6
            The post has been copied to a Word file by yours truly anyway. :wink:
            enoskype

            - Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder and belongs to the man who can appreciate it. -

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            • #7
              Haha, oddly enough, I was thinking about that happening. But after some time, it would become outdated. Eh, gotta start working on the tune-ups.
              gone places...

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              • #8
                Hi there, vman,

                You certainly appear to be well protected.

                I also use SuperAntiSpyware, MalwareBytes, ASC 3, of course, and ComodoBoClean. As well I use SpywareBlaster and Windows Defender, although I have to manually update WD now. I use the Windows Firewall too. My cleaners are: CCleaner, RegSeeker and Glary Registry Repair.

                I have been using Avast for ages. Do you really advise switching to Avira?

                The excellent free imaging tool I use is Macrium Reflect. Very configurable and it can create a plug-in for the BartPE disc.
                http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.asp

                My biggest sin, I suppose, is using IE7 and IE7Pro.

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                • #9
                  Think of it this way, Avira has two scanning engines i believe. One is Avast's so I guess it doesn't make it all too bad. Instead of using BOClean, I'd go for something like Threatfire. It has a free version, and if configured properly its really good. Another alternative is Mamutu. It has a free version, and is really good.

                  But in all honesty, switch IE. Most of the common exploits and such are IE's.Firefox can easily cancel out most of them. With the addon's, (WOT and Script blocker) it makes it even harder to get infected.



                  FIREFOX USERS!
                  Use this as a quick and easy way to speed up firefox.
                  1) Open browser
                  2) In the address bar type in "about:config" without quotes
                  3)Promise Firefox you'll be careful (new version)
                  4) In the filter bar type in pipeline
                  5) Change these to options to TRUE:
                  network.http.pipelining
                  network.http.proxy.pipelining
                  6) Change this "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" into a number like 15
                  Basically it increases the connections
                  7) Clear the filter, click on the screen, Select New -> Integer-> nglayout.initialpaint.delay
                  as the name and 0 for the value.
                  This puts delays to zero.

                  You should notice a big difference now...enjoy :)
                  gone places...

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                  • #10
                    Great tips. Food for thought.

                    Many thanks, vman.
                    ===================

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                    • #11
                      Yup yup. Woah, 50th post. Im on a roll...


                      FOR PARENTS WITH CHILDREN ON THE COMPUTER!
                      check out this site:
                      http://www.opendns.com/
                      Its a web filter, so your children do not "see" things they shouldn't.
                      gone places...

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                      • #12
                        Just installed Firefox and I must admit it loads and performs much faster than IE7. Mind you, my IE7/IE7Pro is probably bogged down with all the add ons it's got.

                        I did the pipeline mods in Firefox that vman suggested and installed the script blocker add-on, however, the WOT add-on won't install as it's bringing up a -228 Error.

                        What add ons (Tool-bars etc ) does everyone recommend for Firefox, preferably ones that won't slow things down too much?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Ted View Post
                          Just installed Firefox and I must admit it loads and performs much faster than IE7. Mind you, my IE7/IE7Pro is probably bogged down with all the add ons it's got.

                          I did the pipeline mods in Firefox that vman suggested and installed the script blocker add-on, however, the WOT add-on won't install as it's bringing up a -228 Error.

                          What add ons (Tool-bars etc ) does everyone recommend for Firefox, preferably ones that won't slow things down too much?


                          try mcafee site advisor.
                          Tools I use: CCleaner, Quicksys Registry Cleaner, and of course, Advanced SystemCare 3 PRO(with Smart Defrag)!
                          Security Programs: Avira Premium Security Suite, Spybot Search and Destroy, Spyware Blaster, and Comodo Internet Security(no antivirus).

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                          • #14
                            Hi, IcyFrostPyro,

                            Thanks for that information. This looks very similar to the script blocker I've just installed, which is the better one?

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                            • #15
                              welcome firefox user!

                              Hi Ted-to get you started, take a look here for some tricks,and then go here for some of the popular add-ons.I recommend the adblock-and the Fox has a whole section which no doubt you've discovered and been installing from all night-PM me for a little jaw wag on FF if you'd like-still looking for one more goody I misplaced-get back to you on that one-enjoy ps-join Mozillazine(forum for FF)Edit: late entry-for a little tweak on Vman's tweak, go here (video format)but then, do not use Firefoxe TCP Optimizer inASC,as values will reset.And,YES to Avira free!!
                              Last edited by detailer; Dec. 4th, 2008, 18:38. Reason: add link
                              Great day and God bless horsepower & Mark Martin

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