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Discussion in 'Security Configuration Wizard' started by truoc, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. truoc

    truoc New Member

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    Other Utilities used/installed:
    CCleaner
    Revo Uninstaller free
    Filehippo Update Checker
    Secunia PSI
    Panda USB vaccine (autorun disabled)

    Firewall: NIS2012
    Router: Firewall enabled with allowed only wireless mac addresses for connectivity
    DNS: OpenDNS

    This setup is on a PC that an older family member uses that doesn't know too much about computers. It is basically used for surfing the web, email, and Facebook things. It seems to work okay, but the NIS2012 subscription will be running out soon and I don't think I will be renewing so open to any and all suggestions for replacement combo's (the less screens popping up the better as the person using this wouldn't know to click "allow" or "block" to something) as well as feedback on current setup.
  2. DiabloBlack

    DiabloBlack Regular Member

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    Config looks good. I would suggest the following addons for Firefox:

    Consider a backup solution, some suggestions are:


    Personally I would stick with Norton Internet Security.

    Allowing only certain MAC addresses on your network may give you a sense of security and may slow a hacker down but in reality they can be spoofed by a determined opponent.

    What type of encryption are you using on your router?
  3. truoc

    truoc New Member

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    Thanks for the reply! I guess I thought that allowing only certain mac addresses would keep me safer, but that is not the case? So should I go ahead and disable that option on the router? Also I am using WPA/WPA2 encryption.
  4. DiabloBlack

    DiabloBlack Regular Member

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    A determined hacker will do what ever to try and get by your defenses. The general snooper would be considered a non-threat. You can leave the MAC address configuration as is, just remember it isn't perfect and is more of a deterrent . You mentioned that you have older computers on your network so you probably need WPA which is not bad (way more secure than WEP). But if at all possible use WPA2 encryption exclusively.

    Really good config.
  5. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

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    Very solid config, make sure you get some backup tho ;)
  6. muhammadariif

    muhammadariif Regular Member

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    If the user that doesn't know too much about computers you can configure its first to game mode or other silent setting or you can set it to remove automatically all treats :)
  7. ocsi

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    Very solid config. I do not think you need Panda USB vaccine.:D

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