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1answer
30 views

Where can I ask Windows security related questions that are not product specific [closed]

Following up from this I'd like to know if there are any Windows Security forums that are not product specific. I want to use such a forum to ask about combinations of Free Firewalls and Virus ...
0
votes
4answers
126 views

How to secure a Windows ME system connected to the internet? [closed]

I am about to re-install Windows ME on an old Dell Dimension 4300. The computer is connected to the internet via a 2Wire 3600HGV DSL modem/router. What do I need to secure the computer? Do I need ...
-1
votes
1answer
126 views

Antivirus, Firewall and etc [closed]

I've been using Panda for some years now, and in about a month my Panda Internet Security license is going to expire, and I am not going to renew it. I do not know much about AVs and firewalls and ...
3
votes
1answer
262 views

Every single application in Windows 7 (even these not using internet at all, like notepad.exe) trying to access internet

After some recent AV/FW software update (Comodo) and restarting my computer, I was alarmed with big amount of warnings that application "x" (where "x" is pretty much all of what I try to run) try to ...
-1
votes
1answer
312 views

How to restrict file upload from specific folder in windows xp [closed]

I am trying to make copy protection.I can protect from edit, copy,save as actions but i can't protect from file uploading.My netowrk users shoud be some is full controll and some is only view.View ...
7
votes
3answers
1k views

Is Windows Firewall / Antivirus good? [closed]

I was wondering if I should let Windows Firewall and Antivirus take care of my system's health. Should I consider buying a paid version of another antivirus/firewall (Norton, AVG)?
1
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1answer
188 views

Can Windows based computers ever be secured? [closed]

In light on this excellent article series by Ars regarding the black security work by HBGary - HBGary claims to have coded several rootkits and had access to 0-day exploits that could compromise a ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Bypassing Trend Micro Officescan Online Website Monitoring

I get a free copy of Trend Micro Officescan from my university (the joys of being a computer scientist!), and I have it installed on my computer. Recently, it has started blocking a website that I go ...
4
votes
6answers
775 views

Standalone firewall + antivirus or combined security tools?

For years I'm using some antivirus software and different firewall. Now every antiviruses have got some firewall features and there are complete "internet security" complexes... and every firewall get ...
2
votes
3answers
164 views

How to remove a virus that trigger the internet explorer every some minutes?

Some days ago, I got a file in Windows Live Messenger by an account of my friend, I thought it was a normal file because he normally sent me some files as well. But this time, I had no luck, he got ...
4
votes
3answers
149 views

Is there a respected AntiVirus and software firewall app that doesn't invade your privacy?

I recently purchased ESET's AV and firewall software suite. I know it to be a respected app but when reading the license while installing they made it clear that they will collect not only information ...
0
votes
1answer
202 views

Windows Security Center Not Recognizing Third Party Utilities After System Restore

I am running Windows XP Professional 64-bit. I recently had to do a system restore, after Windows Update blue-screened my machine while updating the network driver. The system restore went without a ...
3
votes
12answers
548 views

Is my computer security suite good enough? [closed]

I have a Windows machine and I run AVG free antivirus, Windows Defender and firewall, Spybot Search & Destroy, Outpost Firewall, and Prevx. I am just checking because I think I might have turned ...
12
votes
6answers
5k views

Does the Virtual PC XP Mode need safety measures?

Does the Virtual PC XP-Mode (or any other virtualized mode) require safety measures, such as antivirus or a firewall? I'm just wondering if the XP-Mode would be a large security loophole, since it's ...