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Windows 7: Good and Free system security combination.

06 Jan 2012   #1
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 
Good and Free system security combination.

Starting from "outside" enable the Router firewall.
Go to...Start\Control Panel\Network and Sharing Center,click the House/Home Icon first to be able to see the router icon,right click on the router icon and click View device webpage,find the firewall\configure,select standard,Apply and exit.

Another way to get there is by typing the router IP address in your web browser.

To find your router ip,click start,accessories,click on Command Prompt,write in Command Prompt "ipconfig" without the quotes and press enter (View attachment D).

Download and install Microsoft Security Essentials with windows firewall enable.

---Microsoft Security Essentials should disable Windows Defender on Windows 7.

By running Microsoft Security Essentials, you do not need to run Windows Defender. Microsoft Security Essentials is designed to disable Windows Defender in order to manage the PC’s real-time protection, including anti-virus, rootkits, Trojans and spyware.---

Depending on the browser installed on your computer.

Install in Internet Explorer the WOT (Web of trust) add-on and disable the Accept third-party Cookies option.
Go to...Tools\Internet Options... (view attachment A).

Install in Firefox the WOT (Web of Trust) add-on and disable the Accept third-party Cookies option.
Go to...Tools\options... (view attachment B).

Install in Google Chrome WOT (Web of trust) add-on.
These are the steps how to Disable the Accept third-party Cookies option and more in Google Chrome. Manage cookies - Google Chrome Help.

Download,install and update the Free Malwarebytes.

Download,install and update the Free SuperAntiSpyware.

With the above steps,

A)You block almost any unwanted "connection" before it bypass the Router.

B) Microsoft Security Essentials protect your system from virus\trojan+the windows firewall extra protection.

C) With WOT installed in Internet Explorer,Google Chrome or Firefox you have a preopen advice which website is safe to click\enter. (view attachment C)

D) Free Malwarebytes and free Superantispyware.

Run every week full or a quick system scans with those programs.

Using Malwarebytes and free Superantispyware you can update and run scans also in safe mode if needed.

This combination gives you solid and also a lightweight protection.




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06 Jan 2012   #2
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Very informative ! Nice post Savior !!
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06 Jan 2012   #3
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

good tips savior, its nice to know that i seem to be doing things right,

WOT is a handy add on and i tell my friends to use it,

obviously we here have a big green circle

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06 Jan 2012   #4
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Very informative ! Nice post Savior !!
Thanks Archie

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
good tips savior, its nice to know that i seem to be doing things right,

WOT is a handy add on and i tell my friends to use it,

obviously we here have a big green circle

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Thanks Julian.

Of course a big green circle

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06 Jan 2012   #5
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
good tips savior, its nice to know that i seem to be doing things right,

WOT is a handy add on and i tell my friends to use it,

obviously we here have a big green circle

Attachment 191811

Have been using WOT for years...Not always accurate but then what is.
The only time I get a red circle here is when Booh and Hopalong are present.
It just warns me that these two are on line and I then take time to complete my sewing, ironing, weeding, taking the trash out, cleaning out the garage, changing oil in lawnmower, and the most important....taking a bath..
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06 Jan 2012   #6
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Good solid security setup, close to what I'm doing now.
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06 Jan 2012   #7
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Good solid security setup, close to what I'm doing now.
Thanks Dave,and also important,is a lightweight.
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06 Jan 2012   #8
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Some very good suggestions. WOT is a good service but is based on user opinion. Norton has a free service that I believe is better. You can also use both.

Norton Safe Web, from Symantec - Safe Websites | Norton Safe Web Lite

Check it out.

Jim
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06 Jan 2012   #9
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Thanks Jim for the addition
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06 Jan 2012   #10
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Some very good suggestions. WOT is a good service but is based on user opinion. Norton has a free service that I believe is better. You can also use both.

Norton Safe Web, from Symantec - Safe Websites | Norton Safe Web Lite

Check it out.

Jim
unfortunately norton safe web lite is incompatible with ff 9.0.1
i suspect it will be updated soon.
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 Good and Free system security combination.




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