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Windows 7: Need an advice

07 Aug 2010   #1

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Need an advice

Hi everyone From few months i hv been actively doing e-banking besides surfing the web randomly. My greatest concern rt now is Hacker who can get access to my bank account. my understanding is protection from hacker can be obtained from a firewall. I m using windows 7 firewall. i just heared windows 7 firewall is petty solid ( Dont know though). but the problem is i dont know how to opperete it fully. Rt now i just set it to public. It never asked anything like "allow" or " Deny". Is it working at all??? Do i need some third party firewall like comodo. here is my current security setting so that u guys can guide better..... OS : windows 7 64 bit (always up to date) Security : Avast free 5.0, MBAM (Free), SAS (Free), Spywareblaster(Free), Winpatrol plus. Windows defender is turned off. Browser : Firefox With add on like noscript, betterprivecy. Waiting ur kind advice.... With regards Gautam

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07 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gautam7 View Post
Hi everyone From few months i hv been actively doing e-banking besides surfing the web randomly. My greatest concern rt now is Hacker who can get access to my bank account. my understanding is protection from hacker can be obtained from a firewall. I m using windows 7 firewall. i just heared windows 7 firewall is petty solid ( Dont know though). but the problem is i dont know how to opperete it fully. Rt now i just set it to public. It never asked anything like "allow" or " Deny". Is it working at all??? Do i need some third party firewall like comodo. here is my current security setting so that u guys can guide better..... OS : windows 7 64 bit (always up to date) Security : Avast free 5.0, MBAM (Free), SAS (Free), Spywareblaster(Free), Winpatrol plus. Windows defender is turned off. Browser : Firefox With add on like noscript, betterprivecy. Waiting ur kind advice.... With regards Gautam
IMHO, Windows Firewall is enough because of its simplicity and effectiveness.

If you really want to tighten your security, then go ahead.

I would recommend installing KeyScrambler too. Click here for more information.
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07 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Are you behind a router with a hardware firewall? If not, I recommend you guy a router even if you only have one computer. A hardware firewall properly set up is far superior to any software firewall. I am behind a router; but I do run a software firewall to monitor outgoing connections. Windows Firewall will do this but setting up the rules is not easy nor intuitive.
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07 Aug 2010   #4

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit,Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit,Windows XP sp3 home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gautam7 View Post
From few months i hv been actively doing e-banking besides surfing the web randomly.
you'd be better off with a keylogger protection....try any of these
zemana antilogger
spyshelter
prevx safeonline
Trusteer Rapport
the last three have a free version too

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My greatest concern rt now is Hacker who can get access to my bank account. my understanding is protection from hacker can be obtained from a firewall.
yup....a software firewall adds support to outbound connections...plus these days good firewalls have integrated HIPS adding more security
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I m using windows 7 firewall. i just heared windows 7 firewall is petty solid ( Dont know though). but the problem is i dont know how to opperete it fully. Rt now i just set it to public. It never asked anything like "allow" or " Deny". Is it working at all???
A chatty..pop up friendly firewall is not necessarily a good firewall...a firewall is just a layer of your security setup....win 7 is a good firewall
Windows 7 firewall...a good read
Windows 7 Firewall Control
...a better tool for win 7 FW configuration

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Do i need some third party firewall like comodo.
if you so desire...
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here is my current security setting so that u guys can guide better..... OS : windows 7 64 bit (always up to date) Security : Avast free 5.0, MBAM (Free), SAS (Free), Spywareblaster(Free), Winpatrol plus. Windows defender is turned off. Browser : Firefox With add on like noscript, betterprivecy.
imo....that's sufficient...
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08 Aug 2010   #5

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I'd suggest Keyscrambler. The free will work on IE and Firefox. I've been using it for quite some time, and in fact have the professional version I won in a giveaway, it protects a lot of programs. If you use the free, just do your banking with IE.

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BTW, zemana antilogger won't work if you should have x64 version of Windows 7.
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08 Aug 2010   #6

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Thanks everybody for this quick response. looks like i hv sufficient protection. though as you adviced i downloaded and installed keyscrambler(free). and i think my other security software will give protection from keylogger. Thathagat, thanks for ur links for windows 7 firewall. Carltr6, please can u give me some links so that i can have more information on hardware firewall. with regards Gautam
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