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What do i choose? - BoundGirlie Setup

Discussion in 'Security Configuration Wizard' started by BoundGirlie, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. BoundGirlie

    BoundGirlie New Member

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    Ok, i surf pornography, i also spend a great deal of time on SecondLife and playing City of Heroes. i have a computer configuration of: AMD athlon 64 x2 Dual core processor 5200+ 2.70 GHz...4 gigs of RAM...with a video card is the nvidia 9700gt if that matters :D

    Basically i've always sworn by Norton, the few times i've veered from Norton wasn't pretty, but i'm finding that maybe i should try something new mainly due to the tech types in my life have told me that Norton is a notorious resource hog and i can get the same if not better protection done without that kind of hogging. However, i've never had issues with Norton. I try looking it up on line and get nowhere, Norton's site says they're better than everyone, everyone else's site says they're better than Norton. So please, can someone tell me where to start and what to look for in regards to what fits my needs please and Thank You :D

    Also if anyone sees holes in my security that i could plug up without hogging up MORE resources that would be nice....Thank You :D
  2. Ramblin

    Ramblin Active Member

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    RE: What do i choose?

    NIS is great, just add something like Sandboxie and you are done. Check this 3 part video. The poster explains it real well even though he was not familiar with the program. What he says in the video, its right on the money and "listening" to him, will give you a pretty good idea of how Sandboxie works.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GueXMq-Vyi8&feature=plcp&context=C35107edUDOEgsToPDskJeCgLvm2zPAqggv47breSu

    http://www.sandboxie.com/

    Bo
  3. McLovin

    McLovin Active Member

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  4. BoundGirlie

    BoundGirlie New Member

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    RE: What do i choose?

    i do not have a sandbox nor do i have backup but i just finished the sandboxie part 2 video and so far i like what i see :) So you all are saying that NIS is a good choice in itself?
  5. McLovin

    McLovin Active Member

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    RE: What do i choose?

    NIS is great but if you are using a trial what are you going to use once that runs out? Plus having a backup is really handy.
  6. BoundGirlie

    BoundGirlie New Member

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    I'm not using a trail, i don't think it's a trial, Malware bytes i thought is free unless you want to buy the full version, i am checking that the moment i get done typing this. But typically when i do a trial if i like it i just buy it before it runs out.
  7. Ramblin

    Ramblin Active Member

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    RE: What do i choose?

    Its good but as with any other security application, you need to learn how to use it properly so it can help you prevent getting infected. You can have the best security program available but if you don't know what to do when something gets detected or how to prevent getting infected, the program means nothing.

    Bo
  8. BoundGirlie

    BoundGirlie New Member

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    i am now using sandboxie, i watched the youtube tutorial as well as went through the step by step through the program and it all seems pretty str8 forward. i like the idea of everything running in a protected area that doesn't affect anything else so if i go to a website i like to go to and it tries to download something it's all in the sandbox and doesn't count :) i love it :)
  9. Jack

    Jack Administrator Staff Member

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    Real-time protection
    NIS 2012 is a solid product with a lot of useful features...... Before buying it I would suggest that you take full advantage of the 90 days trial promo that Symantec is giving away and then search on Amazon some deals.You'll be able to find this software as low as 15$ with no real headaches.
    Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 is also a very good suite so you should give it a try before buying Norton IS 2012.
    What other security solutions have you tried in the past?

    As good as suite is , you should always remember that YOU, the user , are the first line of defense against malware.
    Microsoft recently released a report Microsoft Security Intelligence Report) in which stated the fact that most infection occur due to the fact that PC user run unknown downloaded programs from the internet which are infected.The first lesson in malware prevention is easy : DON'T RUN AN UNKNOWN FILE.......When you see the Windows pop-up 'Do you really want to run this file' .. don't just click like a robot YES, ask yourself from where did you got that file and then scan it with your av, on-demand scanners and on virustotal.

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    You can read our How to avoid malware guide to learn how to prevent malware with smart online behavior.If you understand and follow this simple steps then I don't see why you'll ever need to spend money on security.

    Additional on-demand scanner:
    Hitman Pro (Trial) - link
    An on-demand scanner using multiple anti-malware engines and cloud technology. It offers unlimited free scanning but once you use it to remove detected malware it switches to a 30-day trial version. I recommend using it after you've scanned your hard-drive with the other products you have installed.


    Additional browser plugins
    Install on Firefox this adblocker..which will stop the ads... Porn will be much more fun without the annoying ads. :p
    Adblock Plus (Free) - link
    Adblock is a content-filtering extension for Mozilla Firefox- and Mozilla Application Suite-based web browsers. Adblock allows users to prevent page elements, such as advertisements, from being downloaded and displayed.

    This add-on will prompt you to scan you download at virustotal.com , a website which has bundled 43 AV Engines so that you can scan your files.
    VTzilla (Free) - link
    VTzilla is a Mozilla Firefox browser plugin that simplifies the process of scanning Internet resources with VirusTotal. It allows you to download files directly with VirusTotal's web application prior to storing them in your PC. Moreover, it will not only scan files, but also URLs.

    With this free password manager you'll make your life a lot easier, you will be able to start using UNIQUE and COMPLEX password for each site.....
    LastPass (Free) - link
    LastPass is an online password manager and form filler that makes web browsing easier and more secure.
    The scanning options are embedded in Firefox's context menu and download dialog, making the analysis process as easy as clicking a single button.

    Virtualization:
    You've already heard about sandboxie...so now it's time to start using it.... When you surf to porn,warez or unknow sites , your browser should always be sandbox ,also when you want to run unknown files that might be suspicious.This will give you a new level of protection and safety.
    If you have any problems understanding how it works , please ask!
    Sandboxie (Free/Paid) - link
    Sandboxie runs your programs in an isolated space which prevents them from making permanent changes to other programs and data in your computer.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]



    With that in mind Welcome! and I hope you'll stay around.
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2013
  10. BoundGirlie

    BoundGirlie New Member

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    But good point :D i'm still learning :D and i try and learn all i can b4 putting it on....i think with the combo of malware bytes free edition, and NIS for my main protection is a good combo; in fact malwarebytes just finished its scan and it found 3 things that NIS didn't detect, it's anyone's guess how long they'd been there but it got rid of them, everything seems smoother; i'm very happy :D
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    NIS and MBAM free is good combo. atleast, you should know knowledge about malware. and it depending your behavior when surfing on the net.
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    Thats right:cool:, you dont have to concern yourself with whats inside the sandbox, your only concern should be what you recover out of the sandbox and execute. Whats inside the sandbox, can not get out unless you allow it.

    The first two things that I wanted to know about SBIE when I started using it three years ago were, one, how to recover files out of the sandbox and two, what to do if something got detected by my AV.

    I ll save you some time, read this.
    http://www.sandboxie.com/index.php?GettingStartedPartFour
    http://www.sandboxie.com/index.php?FAQ_Virus

    Bo
  13. jamescv7

    jamescv7 Active Member

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    Having a good security program, knowledge and awareness about viruses/malware could lead you in more safety measures.

    NIS is pretty much good suite that can fitted to your setup since it was designed for novice and advance users.
  14. BoundGirlie

    BoundGirlie New Member

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    Thank You so much, it's nice to hear someone say that Norton is a good product, every time i call the computer store across the street that built my computer in the first place for advice on something, the first thing they blame is the fact that i have Norton. Thank You for the links, i went through the step by step on sandboxie but it was quite helpful...
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    Umbra Polaris Testing And Review Expert Staff Member

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    It was true 4 years ago, since NIS 2009, the product gains power to become now one of the best.
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    MetalShaun Regular Member

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    LOL. plus rep just for that.
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    jamescv7 Active Member

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    Well since your surfing pornography make sure you will not trick like you need to download a file in order to watch caused 99% could be a malicious ones.

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