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Chaos.Lady 
14/6/08 7:51:00 PM
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The security of your PC is obviously something we should all take seriously.

There are a number of ways you can keep your PC secure.

Getting a decent antivirus solution and keeping it up to date is probably the first. There are some excellent free ones available.

Getting your windows up to date with all the latest patches is also a must. Head for Windows Update and go nuts. :)

Installing a malware checking tool is another good thing to do. Again, there are excellent free tools around.

Add-ons to firefox like Noscript add-on found here: http://noscript.net is another good one to have going.

Taking these precautions is a good thing at any time.

Just a community service reminder to all. :)



Edited by Chaos.Lady: 14/6/2008 7:54:49 PM

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Fat_Bodybuilder 
14/6/08 7:59:21 PM
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Cool thanks for that :-)

Some good Anti-Viruses and other Tips.

Avast! for Home, free and takes up very little resources. My Favourite.
AVG, also free and most recommended by the Atomic Community.

Spybot S&D is a great free util that picks up many, many things that AV does not.

If you are concerned about an infection, feel free to post a HighJack This log on the forums and let a techi analyze it for you, unfortunately it's not a tick all and fix all program, but if you know how to use it, like the many here, it is an extremely powerful tool :-)

Cheers :-)


Edited by Fat_Bodybuilder: 14/6/2008 7:59:47 PM

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Midnighter 
14/6/08 8:43:44 PM
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Linux, NoScipt, and Ablock seem to be doing fine. So does Konqueror for that matter. I'm fairly confident I'm ok.

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Fat_Bodybuilder 
14/6/08 10:16:47 PM
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Wow, there's not a sticky in security with some home securty tips :S

Someone best get on it. I would but I know nothing about the subject.

Fark.

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1shot1kill 
15/6/08 12:30:25 AM
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Quote by Fat_Bodybuilder
Wow, there's not a sticky in security with some home securty tips :S

Someone best get on it. I would but I know nothing about the subject.

Fark.



YOu want home security tips?

http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/forums.asp?s=2&c=9&t=13212

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TheSecret 
15/6/08 2:28:37 AM
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That thread is not full of security tips, so much as bad AV advice.

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Redhatter 
15/6/08 5:46:08 PM
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Quote by Chaos.Lady
Getting your windows up to date with all the latest patches is also a must. Head for Windows Update and go nuts. :)



That site tells me Firefox isn't supported... and it doesn't seem to work when I install IE on wine and visit it there... :-P

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SquallStrife 
16/6/08 11:18:03 AM
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Quote by Redhatter
Quote by Chaos.Lady
Getting your windows up to date with all the latest patches is also a must. Head for Windows Update and go nuts. :)



That site tells me Firefox isn't supported... and it doesn't seem to work when I install IE on wine and visit it there... :-P



Then you obviously don't have any windows to update. Try doors update.

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eckythump 
17/6/08 1:10:05 AM
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Quote by TheSecret
That thread is not full of security tips, so much as bad AV advice.


Yes, it's a little AV heavy.

I thought tantryl's post was reasonable, though, and while may've been specifically with viruses in mind is fairly good advice in general.

The main problem when it comes to home network/computer security can be summed up in 4: People are fucking dumb.

Patched or unpatched, throw an XP machine behind a NAT'ing DSL router, don't use IE or Outlook, and don't install non-open-source freeware applications and bang, you've put yourself in an awfully good position to stay out of trouble.

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elmo198 
20/7/08 1:32:58 AM
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I personally use IE7 for everything, but for that naughty time I use opera for all my dirty secrets. leaving my IE7 bug free..

The point is, educate yourself around the web, learn about your websites, the net for that matter, dont ramdomly clicking on links and read the link header, some site you just know is popup spyware infested, watch your steps on the net, is big and god there are lots of evil bastards out there want to infect you. one rule, nothing is free, seriously. dont get fool into BS scam and sharewares, often that are the worst shit ever. and when you installing things, read, dont go clicking "next next next" some apps will install junk that you dont need, like google tool bar anyone?

I have customers at work who just clicking blind when installing of freewares off the net and always bringing into the shop to get it fix. somestimes I just want to drag him aside and educate the poor guy, but business is business, and money is good. without idiots like that, tech like us get no work. hehe

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iamthemaxx 
25/7/08 5:35:55 PM
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While this is always relevant, for now it doesn't need to be stickied.

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