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Windows 7: Block Freeware to access the Internet

10 Mar 2010   #21
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Every time I have installed a new program that tries to connect to the internet Windows has blocked it until I have said ok. Maybe it's the windows firewall in conjuntion with MS security essentials?

But it does block by default on my machine.


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10 Mar 2010   #22
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
just block any Registry changes or block access to WRITE on the "C" (or wherever your OS is installed) drive apart from the Temporary folder.

That way you won't be able to install anything other than Portable Apps which don't kill the machine anyway.

Make sure that only an ADMINISTRATOR account can make changes and use your system as a "Normal User".

I bet 90% of users on these forums run in "administrator" mode all the time --- just ask any Linux user -- you wouldn't run as ROOT doing normal every day work.

This is BEFORE you need to worry about installing decent AV software.


Cheers
jimbo
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10 Mar 2010   #23
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post

I bet 90% of users on these forums run in "administrator" mode all the time --- just ask any Linux user -- you wouldn't run as ROOT doing normal every day work.
What's funny is, I know some primary Linux users that do know you run as a user and then you su <password> or enter a password in a gui EVERY time you need to do anything to the system (and I mean ANYTHING). But they still complain a blue streak about having to click "ok" to a UAC prompt in windows for the exact same purpose :P

Sometimes I just don't get people Can you imagine the complete state of apoplexy if people were required to type their password into that prompt instead of juct clicking ok?
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10 Mar 2010   #24
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
Every time I have installed a new program that tries to connect to the internet Windows has blocked it until I have said ok. Maybe it's the windows firewall in conjuntion with MS security essentials?

But it does block by default on my machine.
i know that WF blocks installed programs, but it doesn´t block fx. a spyware from "calling home".

run fx. Comodo´s Leak Test (CLT), and take a look yourself...

it doesn´t block (ALL) outgoing connections.
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10 Mar 2010   #25
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

ridakash: "Comodo is best but Av is not (Free),but we can install the firewall standalone and choose a good AV(avast,kaspersky antivirus,Microsoft Security essential(Update is manual!).."

WRONG (again) !

you can read this on Comodo´s website:
Comodo Antivirus

Obliterate viruses and malware without hogging your PC's resources.
  • Features Price: 100% Free
    • Detects, blocks, and destroys viruses
    • Immediate feedback on suspicious files
    • Protects with On Access scanning
    • Schedule your scans
    • Daily automatic updates

AntiVirus Software - Download our Free AntiVirus Software | Comodo

it´s FREE....
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10 Mar 2010   #26
ridakash

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hackerman1 View Post
ridakash: "Comodo is best but Av is not (Free),but we can install the firewall standalone and choose a good AV(avast,kaspersky antivirus,Microsoft Security essential(Update is manual!).."

WRONG (again) !

you can read this on Comodo´s website:
Comodo Antivirus

Obliterate viruses and malware without hogging your PC's resources.
  • Features Price: 100% Free
    • Detects, blocks, and destroys viruses
    • Immediate feedback on suspicious files
    • Protects with On Access scanning
    • Schedule your scans
    • Daily automatic updates

AntiVirus Software - Download our Free AntiVirus Software | Comodo

it´s FREE....
I combine Comodo Firewall , kaspesrsky Antivirus and Malware BA.They work very nice.
I change time to time Av and Firewall..
I'll tray Comodo antivirus too..
Thanks.
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