Helping set someone up with security software but they are on dial up.

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  1. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

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    What are some dial up friendly programs I can use? Oh and I am looking for free ones. IIRC Avast 5 has a dial up feature for updates.
     
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    IMHO, you would want to stay away from any solutions which require regular updating. I would stick with isolation/virtualization as the primary defense, with on-demand scanning when necessary.
     
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    I was thinking of sandboxie. How is that with dial up? What would be a good scanner with small sized updates for say once a month scanning.
     
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    I would say HitmanPro may be your best bet for an on-demand scanner, but I have no experience using it with Dial-up, nor have I tried Sandboxie with Dial-up.

    I personally would do a combo of ShadowDefender (DeepFreeze, Returnil) and Sandboxie (Bufferzone); or something like Eaz-Fix with scheduled roll-backs to a clean snapshot.

    Obviously, I would download whichever you choose to a USB and install from there.
     
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    We are going to a soup place with wifi. Is WOT ok?
     
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    Sure, it can certainly add an ounce of proactive protection against unknowingly surfing exploited sites.
     
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    Totally free set up:

    Sandboxie
    Returnil (free version comes with an ondemand virus scan, I believe)
    Comodo Time Machine

    I've never used all 3 simultaneously, so that would have to be tested, but it would give you all the elements you are looking for.
     
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    What about Sandboxie, WOT set to warn and Avast with dial up settings enabled.
     
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    Give it a try and see how the updating goes.
     
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    I'll have it set to dial up when we are done and shut down the pc.
     
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    I have used Avast free on dialup before , i think Avast with sandboxie is the best combination for dialup.Updates are real fast if you do it everyday.I have used Avast and pctools firewall in xp and Vista for many years without any problem.
    MSE is good too only the updates take a bit long.
     
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    Avast and Sandboxie it is with WOT. But how is WOT on dial up should I have it set to block or warn?
     
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    For dialup i would rather go with Opera 10.60.The speed is amazing.With sandboxie and some caution do you even need WOT? I just use Opera and IE8 with MSE no problems yet.
     
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    Update: The laptop is not going to be used for dial up it will be used for wifi when she gets it. I'll get it sandboxie, WOT and MSE. WOT will be for watching out for phishing sites.
     
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    I live with dialup and my security is Avast 5 free, WinPatrol, Sandboxie and UAC on full blast (DefenseWall on the 32-bit systems too.) I also use limited/standard user accounts when doing most of the surfing/email.

    Works fine and the update sizes are certainly liveable...
     
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