Security from XP to Vista

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  1. snowman9

    snowman9 Registered Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Just bought a new notebook running vista...

    Have used XP from 2005 and have secured it, and delt with problems with the help of these forums.

    Can anyone tell me the hot ticket ( free apps. combination ) to secure this
    machine?

    I've read Stem's post(s) on advanced configuration of M$ firewall but I would prefer to see what's going in and out of my machine -- for me, it's easier to permit or deny stuff when setting rules, and I like the red and green bars that inform on traffic. Have d'loaded online armour free but haven't installed it yet.

    Still on dial-up, will be sitting behind a router asap.

    Running avast so far (would run avira, but no email scanning ability) and that's about it.


    Cheers.
     
  2. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    Change your main account to a standard user account and only have one admin account with a strong password.

    if you didnt get infected on xp you will be fine with vista.
     
  3. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    You may also want to take a look at this thread here (https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=232857) to learn about software restriction policies.

    Apply software restriction policies and using a standard user account and you have a great start for a secure system.
     
  4. snowman9

    snowman9 Registered Member

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    Thanks folks.

    Shall do.
     
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