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Windows 7: So, you think you're safe?

30 Nov 2011   #11
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I'm one who maintains that you are a lot safer if you don't use pirated software, scour the web for hacks, use key generators, download from p2p sites, etc. However, that's not a 100% guarantee.
This is true and I would also add Torrents to that list. Many get poisoned after created or some idiots make them with an extra payload. In my case it was completely innocent.

If using Task Manager clicking End Process tree will close all instances of said program like IE or FF.


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30 Nov 2011   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Btw: Alt+F4 closes any last window you opened. I use it very often to close the current window rather than fumbling for the red X.
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30 Nov 2011   #13
FranzB

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Linux Mint Julia, in dual boot mode
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Btw: Alt+F4 closes any last window you opened. I use it very often to close the current window rather than fumbling for the red X.
Right. After i saw here what Alt+F4 is used for i was thinking the same. Seems like a better and safer move to close a window and easier. Why is it not used more often?
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30 Nov 2011   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Matter of habit I guess. And it us so easy with the thumb and index of the left hand.
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30 Nov 2011   #15
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

WHS,
I enjoy looking for the little red x.
Yes I love the smell of napalm in the morning too!
Still waiting for the wine you were supposed to ship...........This Christmas or was it next Christmas?
THW
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30 Nov 2011   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Dennis, I drank it myself. Have to hurry emptying the good bottles. Who knows how much time I have left to do so.
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30 Nov 2011   #17
Andreas W

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hmm, I dunno while talking about MSE, it have never caughted any virus for me so I guess I have neved had any, only thing MSE have given me is BSOD at random times, and quite a long time between the 2, so for me after getting BSOD the second time from it made me uninstall it
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30 Nov 2011   #18
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

This seems like a timely article for this topic Everyone has a role in protecting a corporate infrastructure (Part 1) « Webroot Threat Blog
Not only corporate, but personal-infrastructure
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02 Dec 2011   #19
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Matter of habit I guess. And it us so easy with the thumb and index of the left hand.

You mean "the Vulcan nerve pinch"....

If I get something questionable I shut off the net connection also....then do a scan.

Being on the net nowadays requires constant vigilance. I never consider myself "safe".
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03 Dec 2011   #20
FranzB

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Linux Mint Julia, in dual boot mode
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Matter of habit I guess. And it us so easy with the thumb and index of the left hand.

You mean "the Vulcan nerve pinch"....

If I get something questionable I shut off the net connection also....then do a scan.

Being on the net nowadays requires constant vigilance. I never consider myself "safe".
I even cut the net connection when i am reading a long page. Why stay on line when it is not necessary? The easiest for me is to simply pull the wire physically from the computer (i do not use wireless). Somewhere, however, i read that pulling the connecting wire could cause problems. Is this true? And if so, why?
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