PC Security


user_removed

Link Posted 16/12/2008 - 23:39
Bit more about anti-virus software product comparision here- link.

Microsoft has a list of Anti Virus software products here link.

Linux users don't need it link

Some more virus prevention tips here link

Best regards
Vikram

SPB

Link Posted 17/12/2008 - 08:08
On Windows I recommend using Clam-AV, plus several of the excellent freeware programs from http://www.grc.com which close up holes in Windows. Personally I use Linux and OS X but I support others who choose Windows.

Hyram

Link Posted 17/12/2008 - 08:54
A Forum member's dad has very kindly sorted out my machine by wiping everything including the OS and then reloading XP again.

I now just have to reload all my software

I am planning to use Firefox 3 and Thunderbird 2 from now on and buy some new security software.

My other early New Year's resolution is to keep sensitive information only on a laptop that never leaves the house and has never been connected to the internet.

So if someone does manage to hack into my main computer, they will only find some photographs etc.

Many thanks to randall85 and his dad.
Hyram

Bodies: K20D (2), K10D, Super A, ME Super, Auto 110 SLR, X70, Optio P70
Pentax Glass: DA* 300, DA* 60-250, DA* 50-135, DA* 16-50, DA 70 Ltd, FA 31 Ltd, DA 35 Ltd, DA 18-55 (2), DA 12-24, DA 10-17, M 200, A 35-70, M 40, M 28, Converter-A 2X-S, 1.4X-S, AF 1.7, Pentax-110 50, Pentax-110 24
Other Glass: Sigma 105 macro, Sigma-A APO 75-300
Flash: Metz 58 AF-1 P, Pentax AF160FC ringflash, Pentax AF280T

SPB

Link Posted 17/12/2008 - 09:07
Now you have done a clean install. Go to another machine and download programs from grc.com like ¨Shoot The Messenger¨ http://www.grc.com/securable.htm, http://www.grc.com/unpnp/unpnp.htm etc,run ¨ShieldsUP¨ and follow instructions.

Make sure a Firewall is running.

Install Clam-AV, AVG or similar.

Stop using MSIE, that is best - use Firefox or Opera or any browser except MSIE.

1) Before going on the internet

Get the Anti-Virus program using another machine and install on yours.
Set the Windows Firewall or download another Firewall from another machine.

Now go to the grc.com links above and install/run the tiny apps.

This way your ¨newly¨ installed machine will be fine.

LiamD

Link Posted 18/12/2008 - 20:35
Hi,

I use AVG 8, ZA, Spybot Search and Destroy (Use the Teatimer for constant control of what installs) and SuperAntiSpyware. I've just done a reinstall so haven't put the following back yet, but I'd also recommend installing Spyware Blaster. Touch wood.. I've not had a problem in years.

Cheers

Liam
Liam


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ttk

Link Posted 18/12/2008 - 21:12
Just downloaded Firefox 3 myself because of the IE7 security issue, Firefox is fast, and is colour managed, won't be going back to IE..
Tel,

Hyram

Link Posted 18/12/2008 - 21:57
Well I am pleased to report that I am now back online again at home

Firefox and Thunderbird seem very straighforward.

I just need to reload PSE7, check my external hard drive for infection and hope that my photographs are still there
Hyram

Bodies: K20D (2), K10D, Super A, ME Super, Auto 110 SLR, X70, Optio P70
Pentax Glass: DA* 300, DA* 60-250, DA* 50-135, DA* 16-50, DA 70 Ltd, FA 31 Ltd, DA 35 Ltd, DA 18-55 (2), DA 12-24, DA 10-17, M 200, A 35-70, M 40, M 28, Converter-A 2X-S, 1.4X-S, AF 1.7, Pentax-110 50, Pentax-110 24
Other Glass: Sigma 105 macro, Sigma-A APO 75-300
Flash: Metz 58 AF-1 P, Pentax AF160FC ringflash, Pentax AF280T

user_removed

Link Posted 18/12/2008 - 22:29
Hyram

Glad your problem has been sorted.

Suffered same problems in past. Now I have found a solution I think.
I installed Operating syatem- windows XP professional and all essential software and created a image of these OS windows xp+software on an external usb hard disk with help of disk imaging software CD.
The machine was booted off with this imaging software CD and it created a backup image to an external HDD.

Now there is no worry about any virus as I know that if any virus/trojan or malware render my laptop useless it can be back up running in less than half an hour.

Let me know if you or any forum member would like to have this CD and try it.

regards
Vikram
Last Edited by user_removed on 18/12/2008 - 22:30

SPB

Link Posted 19/12/2008 - 07:29
You can also try Opera Browser, I flit between Firefox and Opera. One feature I love on Opera is Speed Dial, having up to nine websites available like that is a useful thing.

Vikramkeshvala

What software are you referring to that allows you to create a bootable external Windows disk as back up? Partition Magic?

On Mac I use Carbon Copy Cloner, to create a external bootable drive. OnLinux I use BRU.
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