Good security setup for a crazy P2P'er?

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  1. Metal425

    Metal425 Registered Member

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    I P2P like a madman, and I was wondering if anyone has a good security setup they would like to share. Possibly a good one for P2P'ing.

    ATM my Setup is in my sig.

    Any suggestions?
     
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    Re: Good security setup for a crazy P2P'er

    If it were myself, i'd definitely throw in peer guardian, or something similar. Some kind of utility that downloads blocklists of bad ip ranges, so you can import them into your blocklist utility, and then your computer won't connect to them. This would keep you from connecting to anti-p2p organizations and other such entities during the process of file sharing - that's how they find you out.

    Check out bluetack.co.uk - they have a utility called blocklist manager that you use to download frequently updated lists of bad ip ranges - you can then import the list into various utilities, and enjoy a safer p2p experience.

    Thanks,

    Chrome
     
  3. Metal425

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    What about just trojans?
     
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    Ah, ok- the first thing that came to my mind in the context of p2p was network/privacy security.

    I don't really see why you'd need anything particularly special for p2ping, if you downloaded anything malicious, the real time monitor of your nod32 would probably knock it out.

    If you're talking about trying to block out malicious elements at the network level, then yes- one of the sources you can choose from with bluetack's blocklist manager is a "trojans and portscanners" list. There are about 20 sources to choose from, then your blocklist is downloaded and processed accordingly. Try downloading it, then take a look at the available blocklist sources.

    I would'nt p2p without a good blocklist in place- else you may find more trouble than some piddly trojan...

    Have a read - http://torrentfreak.com/do-p2p-blocklists-keep-you-safe/

    Good luck
     
  6. WSFuser

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    Install Avira without the guard and use it to scan files (for a second opinion).
     
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    Looks like that SmartHide just grabs open proxy to hide your IP so you surf behind a proxy?
     
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    Avast has a P2P shield. I use it for Utorrent. ^_^
     
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    Don't download executable content. Done.
    I've never been infected sharing 40+ GB per month.
     
  12. zopzop

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    you can also run as limited user with SRP enabled. my brother's machine is setup this way with geswall and antivir and no problems yet (and this man is notorious for being infected with adware :D ).
     
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    I pretty much use Peer Guardian, Defense Wall, and Avira.
     
  14. Kees1958

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    Try a policy sandbox, like GeSWall or DefenseWall and set your shared (P2P) directories as untrusted.
     
  15. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Yup, agreed. Nothing special is needed.
    You could use PeerGuardian to reduce noise / false positives on files you download.
    Mrk
     
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