DOWNLOAD: Best tool to repair Windows problems & optimize system performance | Best driver update software for your PC
 
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 15 of 15

Thread: Major security threats for 2009.

  1. #11
    seti is offline Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    1,923

    Default

    I want to thank Corrine for her comments and I acknowledge her greater experience on these matters. I have run third party tests and have never since using common sence, by checking for updates regularly have been found wanting in any area and my security has never been comprimised.Nothing is ever perfect and that is why I check daily with Computerworld for their excellent security updates, and check other places for updates incase I miss one, and once a week I go through my complete installed programmes on their own web sites for updates. But then I'm just a pedantic person and untrusting of anything and like to check myself, because my experience has been that some "testers" give false results and many do not ever detect that I am running 64 bit.


  2. #12
    Pankaj's Avatar
    Pankaj is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Pune
    Posts
    175

    Default

    I had removed the eset suite since i thought it was slowing my pc. any other freeware security suites ? or else i suppose i will stick with my existing basic security setup, i guess.

  3. #13
    roraniel's Avatar
    roraniel is offline Gold Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Pinehurst, NC
    Posts
    860

    Default

    You can piece together a free security suite using free programs. My basic advice would be to make sure you keep everything up to date no matter what you use. Secunia and the Gibson Research Corporation tools can help measure the effectiveness of your system. AND as annoying as it is the UAC is a good security tool.

    Any good system should have:
    * Good AV program
    * Firewall
    * Malware/Spyware (some run more than one) Most peole suggest Malwarebytes, Spybot Search & Destroy, and Windows Defender.
    * UAC

    Also suggest:
    Win Patrol

    Good recent reviews:
    AutorunEater 2.3

    http://www.winvistaclub.com/forum/wi...ows-vista.html

    http://www.winvistaclub.com/forum/wi...-reviewed.html

    http://www.winvistaclub.com/forum/wi...ndows-7-a.html

    http://www.winvistaclub.com/forum/wi...rity-scan.html

    http://www.winvistaclub.com/forum/wi...inf-files.html

    http://www.grc.com/default.htm
    Last edited by roraniel; 9th February 2009 at 14:37.

  4. #14
    Corrine's Avatar
    Corrine is offline Gold Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Upstate NY
    Posts
    961

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by seti View Post
    I want to thank Corrine for her comments . . .
    {snip}
    I check daily with Computerworld for their excellent security updates . . .
    Thank you, Seti. Like other members of WVC, I am merely sharing a combination of opinion, experience and information that I have gained. I would suggest that you are not pedantic but rather protecting the (considerable) investment in your computer.

    Seti mentioned Donna's Security Flash as the source for learning about AutoRun Eater. Some of you may not realize that Microsoft MVP Donna Buenaventura's website, Calendar of Updates, also includes a calendar of security and other software updates. The calendar is viewable by day, week month: Calendar Of Updates Calendar and is maintained by a staff of dedicated volunteers. (James is a moderator at CoU and I am a long-time member there as well.)

    At CoU you can also find Installers Hall of Shame (Unwanted add-on) and Products with Ask Toolbar.

    With reference to the Ask Toolbar, of note, sadly, Symantec is apparently signing up with IAC/Ask. (See Ask.com and Symantec Announce Strategic Partnership to Make Web Searching Safer) Until Ben Edelman confirms that Ask has cleaned up their act, I will continue discouraging use of products that include the Ask software, most particularly programs that are already charging for their use! (See Current Practices of IAC/Ask Toolbars)

  5. #15
    Pankaj's Avatar
    Pankaj is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Pune
    Posts
    175

    Default

    Thnks for the links roraniel, i will study them

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22