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Windows 7: Safe Internet Browsing

15 Jan 2015   #20
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Here is even a simple one it is called just browsing, I think it can work with WiFi or Ethernet.
JustBrowsing LiveCD :: Home

The only issue I had is figuring which one to download. Nothing will be saved between sessions even if you are using a writable drive. For some reason, it messes up the date & time.


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15 Jan 2015   #21
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by groze View Post
Here is even a simple one it is called just browsing, I think it can work with WiFi or Ethernet.
JustBrowsing LiveCD :: Home

The only issue I had is figuring which one to download. Nothing will be saved between sessions even if you are using a writable drive. For some reason, it messes up the date & time.
That's not such a swift idea. I think this one would be a better solution.
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20 Aug 2015   #22
3Colors

64-bit Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Sometimes there is the need to seek certain information and if the link seems to contain what I want I have to enter to see if it is.

With this method I can visit pages without having to worry about viruses ?

Because lately I have to search and enter several pages and wanted to know if this method of Linux on USB be useful and secure.
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20 Aug 2015   #23
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yea it's a good option a usb is only using your ram
It could retain bugs to the flash drive no telling most bugs do not effect Linux but do effect windows.

The VMware option is the best and you have 8gb of ram so you can spare 2-4gb's without missing it in windows because windows would run off 4gb's easily

I'd have to look up how many cores your cpu has but windows and Linux would be sharing them so half for windows and half for Linux
If a 4 core 2 cores per os.
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20 Aug 2015   #24
3Colors

64-bit Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Yep This method seems interesting because I just need a usb and can navigate

But for viruses that affect RAM and this method uses RAM could then become infected even when I restart the PC ? Linux was not immune to viruses ?

With the other method(VMware) it always leave me with 6Gb or I will recover those 2 used when I restart the PC or exit the program I was with a PC with 1.5Gb of RAM when all were 4Gb. Now I have 8Gb I want to keep that big leap :P
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20 Aug 2015   #25
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Linux will work with 1 core and 2gb of ram
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24 Aug 2015   #26
3Colors

64-bit Windows 7 Professional
 
 

But for viruses that affect RAM and this method uses RAM could then become infected even when I restart the PC ? Linux was not immune to viruses ?
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24 Aug 2015   #27
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Volatile RAM is cleared as the computer shuts down for a restart.

Virtual Machines can be frozen so that any changes (infections) are cleared when the VM is shut down. However, infections can escape Virtual Machines and infect the host computer. Also, infections on the host computer can still log keystrokes sent to the VM and take screenshots of things inside of the VM. So, banking via a VM is still not totally safe.

Yes, there are ways to infect the Linux OS, but if the Linux OS is in a VM, those infections should clear when the VM is shut down (if the VM is set to do that). Also, any infection of the Linux OS that escaped the VM and tried to infect a Windows host OS would most likely fail.
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