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    OK, after a few days and nights of hard work I think I am secured very well.
    First of all here are programs I am currently using:

    1- BlackIce PC Protection Firewall
    2- Jetico Personal Firewall
    3- The Proxomitron
    4- Ad-Aware
    5- AVG Antivirus
    6- AVG Anti-Spyware
    7- Spybot - Search & Destroy
    8- SpywareBlaster
    9- HijackThis
    10- Anti-Trojan
    11- IP-Spam Blocker

    I have also done some test of my browsers.

    The following tests are for Internet Explorer 6.0

    Test #1 & # 2 from http://www.grc.com/intro.htm



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    Test #3 & #4 from http://www.grc.com/intro.htm



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    Test #5 & #6
    from http://www.proxomitron.info/



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  4. Linux and Adsl/router with firewall...instead?
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    and finally
    test #7 & #8

    now the question: is this enough



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    That's about the setup I have, along with a router hardware firewall. I use Sygate software firewall and I also leave the Windows firewall running. I also have ProtoWall IP blocker which gets it's block lists from Blocklist Manager. And for popups, Stopzilla.

    The main thing to watch out for is that all those programs get along with each other.

    Of course with all that, I've still gotten trojans and viruses. But at least I know each and every one was my fault when I bypassed one of my programs or did something dumb.
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    OK, I did my best fixing those images, I hope it is readable enough
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  8. I hope you spent some time reading on Steve Gibson's site (GRC.com) while you were there. He provides a lot of good information and advice about internet security.
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  9. I wrote this a couple of years ago for XP/2000 but it still might be relevant:

    Here are a few tips to make your online experience safe and secure:

    1.Use a firewall,Zone Alarm is one of the best free firewalls.
    2a.Disable Remote Assistance(My Computer->Remote),it's unlikely you will ever use this feature.In Network Connections(right click on connection and select Properties) disable “Client For Windows” and “Files and Printer Sharing”,also go to TCP/IP Properties(Advanced) and disable “NetBIOS over TCP/IP”.
    2b.Make sure your folders are private,go to Explorer->right-click on your name(or User) and select “Sharing and Security”->place a checkmark in “Make this folder private”.
    3.Disable Microsoft Messenger,go to Control Panel->ADD/Remove Programs->Windows Components.If you have Office installed also go to Tools->Options and disable,also set Macro Security to High(Tools->Macro).
    If you use IE you can also disable it in Tools->Manage Add-ons.
    4.If you use IE go to Internet Options->General and set History to 0,then go to Privacy->Advanced and select Override Auto Cookie Handling
    ->Select Block all third party cookies and allow session cookies.Now go to the Advanced tab and disable Auto Inline Complete and disable Profile Assistant,
    enable "Empty Temporary Internet Explorer files..." and select SSL 3.0 and TLS 1.0.
    Now go to the Content tab->AutoComplete and untick all except Web Addresses,then Clear Forms and Clear Passwords.
    5.Use Windows Update weekly.
    6.Use an anti-spyware program such as Lavasoft Ad-Aware or Spybot weekly.
    7.Install anti-virus software.
    8.When you're not using the internet disable your modem or disconnect the line,hackers can't get in.
    9.Keep financial/confidential information on a disc rather than your hard drive.
    10.If you are using Wi-Fi make sure you enable the router firewall,turn off SSID broadcasting and set encryption to WPA(Win98/Me must use WEP),be careful giving confidential info over an unsecured network.
    11.Before buying online go to http://www.resellerratings.com/ or http://www.bbb.com/ to check the store.

    Recovery:
    1.Use System Restore(Programs->Accessories->System Tools).
    2.Boot in Safe Mode( F8 ) and delete programs or run anti-virus.
    3.Start->Run->type: sfc /scannow to restore missing files(must have Windows CD).
    4.Use Windows Backup to restore system state(must make a backup beforehand).

    More info:
    www.malwarehelp.org
    http://www.markusjansson.net/ehacked.html
    http://compnetworking.about.com/od/wirelesssecurity/tp/wifisecurity.htm

    Free Software:
    http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
    http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html
    http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/company/products/znalm/freeDownload.jsp
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    Hmmm....
    Are we a little paranoid

    All i run is Norton Internet Security 2007 & my router firewall & i passed all the test's on http://www.grc.com/intro.htm, and i have my windows firewall shut off.

    Maybe i'll have to check those other sites and see what they say 8)
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    Originally Posted by MOVIEGEEK
    2b.Make sure your folders are private,go to Explorer->right-click on your name(or User) and select “Sharing and Security”->place a checkmark in “Make this folder private”.
    Those are good tips One thing I wasn't able to do it is to mark this folder private. Reason because it is greyed out. Do you know whats up with that?
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  12. Originally Posted by fLYtRap
    Originally Posted by MOVIEGEEK
    2b.Make sure your folders are private,go to Explorer->right-click on your name(or User) and select “Sharing and Security”->place a checkmark in “Make this folder private”.
    Those are good tips One thing I wasn't able to do it is to mark this folder private. Reason because it is greyed out. Do you know whats up with that?
    Are you running XP Home or Pro?
    Are you sure you went to the folder with your name on it or Administrator?
    Those instructions are for Home but in Pro you have to disable "Simple File Sharing" in Folder Options->View.
    BTW...if you are really paranoid go here: http://www.firewallleaktester.com/
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    Originally Posted by MOVIEGEEK
    Originally Posted by fLYtRap
    Originally Posted by MOVIEGEEK
    2b.Make sure your folders are private,go to Explorer->right-click on your name(or User) and select “Sharing and Security”->place a checkmark in “Make this folder private”.
    Those are good tips One thing I wasn't able to do it is to mark this folder private. Reason because it is greyed out. Do you know whats up with that?
    Are you running XP Home or Pro?
    Are you sure you went to the folder with your name on it or Administrator?
    Those instructions are for Home but in Pro you have to disable "Simple File Sharing" in Folder Options->View.
    BTW...if you are really paranoid go here: http://www.firewallleaktester.com/
    Yes am on XP PRO and I did disable that option which was recommended by the way
    Anyways previously when I right clicked on my name I saw this option sharing and security and now I don't see so I think is good.
    BTW I already checked the LeakTest for my 2 firewalls and they do not leak
    I wasn't checking on Windows integrated firewall even though it is on I don't trust it to much
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    I have a fool proof security system. I have 4 computers. 3 hp xw4100 workstations and one old P1 with a 2 gig HD. I do my daily word processing and most of my business activity on the P1. My P1 does not even have a USB port. It runs on Win 95. It is really stand alone. The four systems are not networked. Only one xw4100 is on line and it has no data on it.
    Just like in Battle Star Galactica. They did not go down in the initial attack, because they were not networked.
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    Originally Posted by videobread
    I have a fool proof security system. I have 4 computers. 3 hp xw4100 workstations and one old P1 with a 2 gig HD. I do my daily word processing and most of my business activity on the P1. My P1 does not even have a USB port. It runs on Win 95. It is really stand alone. The four systems are not networked. Only one xw4100 is on line and it has no data on it.
    Just like in Battle Star Galactica. They did not go down in the initial attack, because they were not networked.
    Still you should consider to have the one connected to the interned secured. You may have zero data on your PC, but still your IP could be compromised and your machine may be used as a host to send viruses, spam and other.
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    fLYtRap said:

    I am wondering if having an antivirus software makes any sense.
    My point is that right now I have been online pretty much 24/7 since 2001 and I haven't catch anything except for spy cookies.
    As for Trojans I have a pretty good firewall, and this is been taking care of.
    all this is certainly a 180 degree turn:

    1- BlackIce PC Protection Firewall
    2- Jetico Personal Firewall
    3- The Proxomitron
    4- Ad-Aware
    5- AVG Antivirus
    6- AVG Anti-Spyware
    7- Spybot - Search & Destroy
    8- SpywareBlaster
    9- HijackThis
    10- Anti-Trojan
    11- IP-Spam Blocker
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    Originally Posted by isogonic
    fLYtRap said:

    I am wondering if having an antivirus software makes any sense.
    My point is that right now I have been online pretty much 24/7 since 2001 and I haven't catch anything except for spy cookies.
    As for Trojans I have a pretty good firewall, and this is been taking care of.
    all this is certainly a 180 degree turn:

    1- BlackIce PC Protection Firewall
    2- Jetico Personal Firewall
    3- The Proxomitron
    4- Ad-Aware
    5- AVG Antivirus
    6- AVG Anti-Spyware
    7- Spybot - Search & Destroy
    8- SpywareBlaster
    9- HijackThis
    10- Anti-Trojan
    11- IP-Spam Blocker
    Well obviously I wasn't aware of how much threat is out there. It is not exactly 180º turn...I had before #1, 4, 10 & 11
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    Kerio Firewall
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    I dunno I just run AVG, Windows Defender, and the Windows Firewall. Never had an issue.
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    Originally Posted by Faustus
    I dunno I just run AVG, Windows Defender, and the Windows Firewall. Never had an issue.
    You see just a few days ago I was one of those guys saying that I haven't had any issues. Check out my previous post:
    How do you get infected? https://forum.videohelp.com/topic332241.html
    But the hackers trick is not to let you know that you have an issue I just cleaned up my PC from several backdoor Trojans and malware. I have no idea how long they have been running without my knowledge. All I know now is that I could have been a remote host machine to send spam and other malicious stuff over the Internet without my knowledge. Maybe perhaps that's why now I am on the list of some organization that fight with spam abuse - check out my previous thread:
    Who is this guy that is trying so hard??? https://forum.videohelp.com/topic332429.html
    So as for now I have no clue whether my IP was compromised and what happened if it was. In just a few days I have turn everything around making my machine pretty much "invisible" to the Internet
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  21. A couple of years ago I had the phone company come to my house and setup Wi-Fi...big mistake!They forgot to turn on the firewall,turn off SSID,etc and within one day someone in my neighborhood had hacked my PC and installed a trojan.As soon as I fixed the problem and got rid of the trojan it never happened again because the mysterious unsecured signal disappeared from "Available Networks".
    I used to think I was safe online but I was wrong,that's the reason I wrote that article above and distributed it to my friends and co-workers.
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    Originally Posted by MOVIEGEEK
    A couple of years ago I had the phone company come to my house and setup Wi-Fi...big mistake!They forgot to turn on the firewall,turn off SSID,etc and within one day someone in my neighborhood had hacked my PC and installed a trojan.As soon as I fixed the problem and got rid of the trojan it never happened again because the mysterious unsecured signal disappeared from "Available Networks".
    I used to think I was safe online but I was wrong,that's the reason I wrote that article above and distributed it to my friends and co-workers.
    Yes I think being online without protection is like heaving an open house while you are on a vacation.
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