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Windows 7: Security Settings

20 Jan 2010   #1
bonkers72

Win 7 Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Security Settings

Is the default security settings good enough for ie 8 OR should some other settings be tightened up a bit.....thanks.


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20 Jan 2010   #2
polarbear

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I like using other browsers other than IE as they usually stands up better against hackers... not at all times but most times... just my 0.02 cents... a good virus program like MS or Avast and touch up the firewall a little with something like Windows Firewall control and your likely good to go... common sense is also the best protection... GL
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21 Jan 2010   #3
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

Take a look here: Tested: Make IE8 the safest webbrowser - Wilders Security Forums

Install it and turn on real-time protection: SpywareBlaster | Prevent spyware and malware. Free download.

Consider using Limited User Account

You may sandbox it. Sandboxie - Sandbox software for application isolation and secure Web browsing

you may consider adding McAfee SiteAdvisor Software ? Website Safety Ratings and Secure Search

Turn on DEP (data execution Prevention) (DEP - Enable or Disable - Vista Forums)

Turn on protected mode for Internet Explorer
Turn on Smart Screen Filter of IE (http://www.microsoft.com/security/fi...artscreen.aspx)

Windows Update! (soon Microsoft is going to release new security patches for IE)
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21 Jan 2010   #4
bonkers72

Win 7 Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks for that info!
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21 Jan 2010   #5
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jav View Post
Install it and turn on real-time protection: SpywareBlaster | Prevent spyware and malware. Free download.

Consider using Limited User Account

Turn on DEP (data execution Prevention) (DEP - Enable or Disable - Vista Forums)

Turn on protected mode for Internet Explorer
Turn on Smart Screen Filter of IE (http://www.microsoft.com/security/fi...artscreen.aspx)

Windows Update! (soon Microsoft is going to release new security patches for IE)
All of the above, and especially download, update and use SpywareBlaster!
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21 Jan 2010   #6
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

Patch released 18:00 GMT 10:00 PST use your windows update to get it automatically

Steve
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22 Jan 2010   #7
bonkers72

Win 7 Premium 64 Bit
 
 

"Turn on DEP (data execution Prevention)" Where is this in Win 7 O.S.? Thanks. Got the IE 8 Update too!
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22 Jan 2010   #8
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bonkers72 View Post
"Turn on DEP (data execution Prevention)" Where is this in Win 7 O.S.? Thanks. Got the IE 8 Update too!
DEP - Turn On or Off for Programs - Vista Forums

same to Windows 7.

Just put turn on DEP to all programs except those.
To exceptions you will put programs which you find can't work with DEP ( when you try to run those program it will be closed and you will be notified that DEP closed it.)

F.A.Q. on DEP: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...sked-questions
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22 Jan 2010   #9
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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23 Jan 2010   #10
bonkers72

Win 7 Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Well should
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