Blocking spyware and adult sites

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  1. jgama

    jgama Registered Member

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    Hello,
    Blocking spyware and adult sites from LNS is not a good idea because of the number IP addresses to be blocked-making the rules would be almost impossible and the performance would be terrible. The best solution is to either use a lmhost file to block those IP's or to add them to IE's restricted sites. There is a tool to add the registry entries directly into IE's restricted sites:
    http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~ehowes/resource.htm

    Peace,
    Joseph
     
  2. jgama

    jgama Registered Member

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    Actually LNS has a limit of 100 rules.
     
  3. kamui

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    Hi Kamui!
    Thank you, protowall is the perfect complement to LNS, just like PCGuard.
    I realized that adding websites to the restricted zone might not work because IE "security" is so easily bypassed!

    Peace,
    Joseph
     
  5. hojtsy

    hojtsy Registered Member

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    IE "security" zones are, well, just for IE. Better to block nasty IP addresses for all browsers and apps. jgama, what is this PCGuard? Can you post a link to the homepage of it?
    -hojtsy-
     
  6. jgama

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    Hi hojtsy,
    I was talking about process guard, it prevents dll injection and blocks any executable from running, drivers from being installed, etc. Here's the link:

    http://www.diamondcs.com.au/processguard/

    Peace,
    JG
     
  7. gkweb

    gkweb Expert Firewall Tester

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    Hi,

    @jgama
    hojtsy already know Process Guard ;)

    regards,

    gkweb.
     
  8. Slovak

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    That is a link to ie-spyad and that program don't work worth a crap at blocking adult sites, I tried it on my son's computer and he was still able to access adult sites because it only recognizes certain sites.
     
  9. jgama

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    Actually it doesn't matter even if it had all the existing porn websites because I made some tests and it's easy to go around IE security and visit even the websites "blocked". With the latest IE patches I witnessed a spyware infection from idownload.com. I was told about it and I tested it to find out a defense, other than blocking their IP's (which would only work for this particular case). There is no defense! IE has non patched vulnerabities, period.
    Kamui's suggestion is the best approach plus using Mozilla, Opera, etc...
     
  10. nadirah

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    Oh my god, IE is doomed. I got my whole IE and system patched up-to-date, all protection in place, and i still got hit by spyware. IE has some UNdiscovered holes which are letting all the spyware crap in. I should put it this way: Even with your whole system and IE patched completely, there are still lots of software holes which are opening up your computer to attackers and spyware. So, all your efforts patching your system and IE have been wasted. So many patches, still so many holes. :(
    Seems like there is no 100% protection. Only maximum 99.9% protection. 1% are the holes.
     
  11. jgama

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    I am sharing my experiences so that other people can be aware of security issues. Your reply is hollow, there is nothing to learn from it. Isn't that sad?
     
  12. gkweb

    gkweb Expert Firewall Tester

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    Hi,

    actually, to use an alternate browser such as Mozilla FireFox (or other) will save you a lot of troubles, as mentioned by jgama.

    regards,

    gkweb.
     
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