Internet Security

Genesis

Administrator
I'm interested to find out what people are doing to secure their navigation of the Internet. I.e. measures in addition to anti-virus software. What advice would they give to others?
 

Sander k

New member
I don't use any, I just surf on websites that I trust, that I know for years. Or websites that I know the owner of.
 

matthewtheman2

New member
Well, I use Antivirus and it helps me a lot. I also have a program called deep freeze and it basically keeps a computer in exactly a particular configuration. So if it gets infected with a virus, it automatically will restart in the "good" configuration. :)
 

ChickenFanatic

New member
matthewtheman2 said:
Well, I use Antivirus and it helps me a lot. I also have a program called deep freeze and it basically keeps a computer in exactly a particular configuration. So if it gets infected with a virus, it automatically will restart in the "good" configuration. :)
isn't deep freeze designed for internet cafes? can remember looking into that for a computer/technology challenged uncle of mine and coud have sworn we found the price was ridiculous [from a domestic/non business perspective].
its a great idea but from own view its like knocking down a house and building again everytime it needs redecorating.

there are other alternatives,linux and BSD for one.:p
BSD is even better than linux for security but BSD isnt the most supported operating system format in the world [understatement].

there is always the choice of combining the free virtual machine program; virtual box with a security specialist linux distribution [operating system],VMs like virtual box can be set up inside windows so that linux etc runs inside it,and if any viruses get through the VM and destroy the partition it isnt going to get to the rest of the hard drive,its safe.

the other good option is using sandboxie and running the internet browser from within it,sandboxie is free as well and its easy to use,any programs used within the sandbox cannot escape so if a virus was attached to something whilst using the sandboxied browser-theres no chance of the hard drive being effected.

woud also recommend to everyone who has a spare USB pen to download a free multiboot linux creator called YUMI and install a program called hirens boot CD,hirens can then be booted from the USB stick.
this is a huge ultimate recovery group of programs which can do a heck of a lot for computer issues from viruses to bad memory sectors and even has several linux distributions in it,have got it stored on mine though ever since buying a new laptop and having to have windows eight on it,have not been able to work out how to get rid of secure boot even though its turned off in the BIOS.:wacko:
 

Genesis

Administrator
I'm definitely going to try Sandboxie. Thanks for the suggestion. Also time I learned Linux. Any suggestions for where to start in your own experience?
 

Hells Bells

New member
I'd say there is an accepted "common sense" understanding of where not to surf. Now and then I take a calculated chance, particularly if it is important information I'm after, but I'm careful where I go on the Web.
 

daizox

New member
the other good option is using sandboxie and running the internet browser from within it,sandboxie is free as well and its easy to use,any programs used within the sandbox cannot escape so if a virus was attached to something whilst using the sandboxied browser-theres no chance of the hard drive being effected.
:cool::clapping:
 

robee29

New member
I don't use any. previously I tried using Norton and other anti-virus for internet security but I removed it later on. My browser keeps on crashing and I had a problem with my browsing speed.
 

pmesco

New member
robee29 said:
I don't use any. previously I tried using Norton and other anti-virus for internet security but I removed it later on. My browser keeps on crashing and I had a problem with my browsing speed.
have you tried avast internet security?
 

rakib49

New member
I used kaspersky. But it became my PC slow. Now I am using MS security essential . And I am fine now. Windows Defender is quite a great antivirus. I want to use Eset. But I am not sure how is it ? if any of you used it please let me know how it is. :confused:.
 

GigaGreg

Moderator
Staff member
Eset is very good, but as far as I noticed that Norton is very good for gaming, AVG Antivirus is good for normal use of the computer.
 

bnvivek

New member
There have been a number of antivirus aplications in the market. Which one is the best?
1. Norton Antivirus
2. BitDefender
3. Kaspersky
4. ESET Smart Security

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