seeking security info

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Johnny Bravo, Aug 14, 2005.

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  1. Johnny Bravo

    Johnny Bravo Registered Member

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    Hello,
    This question was probably asked a million times before me, seeing that I am new to the forum, I thought I would ask. I just had a new computer built for me. Seeing that I was using prior to the new one, a Windows based operating system, Me (9x) and now the new one comes with XP Home SP2. I need to know what best way to set it up for security. Anti Virus, Anti Spyware, Firewall, And all around protection against scumware driveby downloading on it, browser hijackers, ect....
    Now, I plan on installing and using Firefox for most general browsing, using Thunderbird as my email client, and Installing a router because I am using DSL. Installing AVG Free edition, AdAware Free Edition, Spybot Search and Destroy. Now that is all knowledge I have for protection and I know it is still not enough, that is why I am here.
    I am generally looking for tips, tricks, software suggestions against the scary malwares such as Aurora, About:Blank, CWS, Rootkits, Keyloggers, ect....
    Thank you for your time. :rolleyes:
     
  2. hayc59

    hayc59 Guest

    J.B. Welcome
    Here is my suggestions
    AV:
    NOD32
    Firewall:
    Outpost 2.7
    Trojan Fighter:
    a2
    TrojanHunter
    BOClean
    Spyware Fighter:
    Ad-aware
    SpywareBlaster
    I have all the above and with a little comman sence
    and not to mention the hundred other ideas your gonna get
    you will be fine and the great forum you came to asking for advise!!
     
  3. Johnny Bravo

    Johnny Bravo Registered Member

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    Thank you for your time and input, I definitely will keep those in mind. ;)
     
  4. hayc59

    hayc59 Guest

    Your very welcome Bravo
    I love the 'brady bunch' by the way!!;)
     
  5. Notok

    Notok Registered Member

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    I agree with HayC's recommendation, although I would also consider Online Armor, Microsoft Anti-Spyware, and Ewido (even if just the free version, although I'm very satisfied with the paid.. and I also don't mean everything all together, just consider each). Also do some hardening. See both pages in my sig, the first for hardening, the second for lots of software and other resources :)
     
  6. Johnny Bravo

    Johnny Bravo Registered Member

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    I am an old fashioned type.....from my music to my movies, to basic television, what can I say, it was a simpler time. :)

    Notok, Thank you for your suggestions and time, and the links, im having a look now... ;)
     
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