Seconfig XP

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by raven211, Jun 12, 2009.

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  1. raven211

    raven211 Registered Member

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    So I'm testing this app., which seems to be very nice to quickly tighten some holes. Now I'm wondering if setting it to the home-profile (which ticks everything, BTW...) will prevent some things from working or atleast affect your system negatively - say, playing or hosting online-games or slow down browsing-speed or something in some way?
     
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    Backup your registry and just try. Your soft config is unique, so you have to test for your self I am afraid.
     
  3. raven211

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    Okay, causing no trouble for now, so I'll keep it as it's obviously safer than without. Will test to reapply soon as I dunno if it's indicating "applied" if all checkboxes are checked when checking the software later. Is that so?
     
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    raven211 - I have used it now for a little less then a year with harden-it. No problems to report. Before Seconfig XP I was using WWDC but liked the interface and protections in Seconfig XP. Probably don't need either if you want to fiddle with your system settings. I don't so I have those two installed.
     
  5. arran

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    Why dump WWDC for Seconfig XP instead of having both? They both do different things. All that you have achieved here is you have opened up some security holes and closed off different security holes.
     
  6. Joeythedude

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    After a lot of reading around I still don't understand what additional protection these tools give a person with a firewall installed.

    Can anyone give me some info on this ?
     
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    Perhaps, I just didn't want too much hardening tools on my system. I also had tried Secure-it and I believe it was called Computer Tools in the past. Just settled on Seconfig XP and Harden-it.
     
  8. raven211

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    The different options for SYN-attacks in harden-IT makes me unsure if it affects my system in any way, e.g. browsing speeds or something else.
     
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    I can't say I've noticed any adverse impact on my browsing speed. I haven't tested it much as I am not an online gamer. If I was I would question a lot of my security.
     
  10. raven211

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    Okay, thanks. I'll keep it as it's now on that front as I already have Seconfig - I mean, just adding that have bolstered my protection already. :) Just see if someone else knows at a later date. ;)
     
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    Harden-It definately slowed my browsing speed down. I had tweaked my system with cablenut before applying Harden-It, restoring my settings afterward brought back the browsing speed.

    Seconfig XP working on Vista for anyone?
     
  12. arran

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    seconfig xp and WWDC closes off and disables open vulnerable ports/services which thanks to microsoft are open by default on new install. the ports that these hardening tools disable are different so in reality you need both of them.

    You can test and see this for your self by using something like port explorer or curr ports.
     
  13. raven211

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    Thanks a lot for the answer. I'd really like that for download, but all I find when trying to search with different terms is about the Mac... :blink:
     
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    It doesn't I think.
     
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    I use SeconfigXp on a newish install and haven't noticed any latency issues with fave game servers. Pings are still all the same as they were before.

    I have everything ticked - For Home
     
  16. Joeythedude

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    I guess most people here have a firewall.

    So why are people making these changes if a firewall already gives this protection ?

    More changes = more system testing and more possible instabilty , IMO

    Am I missing something ?
     
  17. raven211

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    Only that I prefer to only have a properly configured hardware FW, so no software FW is in place. No problems coming from Seconfig yet though, so I think it's good to have.

    Still missing a download link for WWDC though. :(
     
  18. LoneWolf

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    It's available at Softpedia
     
  19. raven211

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    Oh, now I recognize it - I searched for WWDC. :D
     
  20. arran

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    Because it is less work the firewall has to do. and easier/less configuration work to do. once the ports have been closed and disabled that's it you don't have to worry about it any more.
     
  21. raven211

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    Running WWDC, the things that should be closed were already closed by Seconfig or something else, so atleast for, it's not needed. ;)
     
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