securing a new pc

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by primal, Feb 8, 2010.

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  1. primal

    primal Registered Member

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    I have a new win 7 64 bit pc behind a firewalled router. So far as security I have Comodo firewall/NAV 2010/winpatrol/spywareblaster. Do i need more
     
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  3. ravnen

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    My advice would be to uninstall all the security software you listed and go for a simple secure setup.

    1. Enable automatic updates (Windows + Adobe + Java, etc.).
    2. Enable windows firewall.
    3 Install a AV program, that uses minimum system resourcess.
    (ex. Microsoft Security Essentials - Avira AntiVir - avast)
    4. Implement system and online data backup.
    (ex. Windows 7 image backup - Carbonite, Skydrive online backup)
    5. Think (Mail, Web, Software)

    No need for anything else.

    Advanced - Malware is history
    6. Use a limited user account (LUA).
    7.Setup SRP/Parental Controls.

    /Jesper
     
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