Guide on How to Stay Safe While Online

Discussion in 'Tutorials & Guides' started by Chiron, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. Chiron

    Chiron New Member

    Feb 24, 2011
    Thanks, I recommend Startpage in my article about How to Protect Your Online Privacy.

    In my article about How to Know If Your Computer Is Infected I already advise people to use KillSwitch to do something very similar to this. It's also advised in my article about How to Clean an Infected Computer.

    Thank you. It also appears that Sendori also protects you from certain phishing pages and malware pages. I'll definitely be testing out this service for future updates of my article.

    Thank you very much for sharing your setup. I really appreciate it.
  2. Nige_40

    Nige_40 Guest

    Thanks for info on Killswitch, and what to set for search engine. Your welcome on Sendori yeah its worth a look into.


  3. MidniteQue

    MidniteQue New Member

    Feb 4, 2013
    New Mexico, USA
    This information is so valuable to us who have relied on McAfee or Norton (because that is what everyone does) to take care of the whole Internet problem. These tutorials are great for learning about what is going on out there and how to protect your computer, privacy and safety. The search engine is really helpful.
    I did a search in the tutorials for Sendori and it sent me here. Loved the article. I'm thinking that Sendori could be a lot like the DNS protection programs you are writing about. From what I am reading on the web Sendori is a virus or malware program to avoid and get off my computer. It may be behind my heavy adware type malware infection.
    I'm just learning about HIPS and DNS. If Sendori 'protection' is similar to the ones you are writing about it would be great if there was mention and warning about it.
  4. MidniteQue

    MidniteQue New Member

    Feb 4, 2013
    New Mexico, USA
    OH sorry. I just read the previous posts (I hadn't read the last page of bad). Here's the mention of Sendori I was looking for. The research I am reading reveals Sendori to be a sort of middle man to advertisers. For several thousand a merchant seller can sort of park in Sendori and Sendori will sneak their stuff into browser advertisements for a month. It completely takes over the DNS of the person who has it on computer. As spyware it keeps track of habits and such about person on computer. Also I read that it leaves one vulnerable to Trojan attack and such. Plus it is near impossible to uninstall...a sign to me of 'keep off the computer'.
    I've had it on my computers for some time and am now reading error logs and see that it may be the reason for hardware problems I am having. 6 month old computer and wifi, some hardware and my HP assistance all seem to be conflicting with Sendori.
  5. nero

    nero Level 1

    Feb 11, 2013
    Very useful post.Thanks for the post.How to configure Comodo Secure DNS.
  6. Nige_40

    Nige_40 Guest

    That is all good feedback that, Thanks MidniteQue and nero
  7. Oxygen

    Oxygen Level 42

    Feb 23, 2014
    United States
    Windows 10
    Very good article.

    I've seen this before.
  8. bjm_

    bjm_ Level 3

    May 17, 2015
    Zestafoni, Georgia
    Windows 10
    Please maintain / update Guide as possible. Thanks
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  9. Andra Zaharia

    Andra Zaharia From Heimdal

    Jun 29, 2015
    Chiron, I think the article is super useful and I can tell you put a lot of work into it.

    Have you thought of making a downloadable version of it that users can keep and come back to when they need something specific from the article?

    I, for one, would find that useful.

    Thanks for sharing this awesome resource!
  10. Spawn

    Spawn Administrator
    Staff Member Content Creator

    Jan 8, 2011
  11. Andra Zaharia

    Andra Zaharia From Heimdal

    Jun 29, 2015
    Great guide, Chiron!

    I really enjoyed it and I think it offers a useful and actionable plan for home users who want to improve their online security.

    Just one quick idea related to "Use A Single Program Which Incorporates All Of The Above Technologies" - I don't think that current threats can be blocked or filtered through just one security solution. Your article itself shows the benefits of a multi-layered approach to personal cyber security, which, in my opinion, is the way to go.

    One more thing I'd add is the emphasis on traffic filtering through DNS-based products. I think that too few people know how this security measure can help prevent cyber attacks (if the user chooses a reliable solution, of course).

    I hope this feedback comes in handy.

    Thanks again for sharing this resource!
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  12. Jake Miguel

    Jake Miguel Level 2

    Nov 14, 2016
    Good read! Thanks for posting it.

    But what about phones? like iPhones or other Android operated phones? do you know anything about its security risk when you go online or is it fully safe to have iOS and MAC operating system other than Windows or android (which is open and can get attacked by viruses easily unless you have really strict firewall settings or security product at hand)?

    Like I was concerned when I bought iPhone and read a lot of news regarding iphone and vpns and how to keep your online journey safe and without leaving trace of your ips so hackers can't access you or hack you. Anyway, when I bought this vpn product & I read alot on their and some other reviews websites like iPhone VPN regarding my concerns and it helped me. You should read it too and add more on about phones (Android & iOS) since a lot of internet users access most of the online content through their phones rather than their laptops or other form of pcs.
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  13. uninfected1

    uninfected1 Level 7

    Jan 28, 2016
    Alpha Centauri
    Windows 7
    Very good article as usual Chiron, and I've always found you very helpful in the past, whether on Gizmo's or Comodo forums. but I just know that whenever I see your name, recommendations for various Comodo products will soon follow, sure as night follows day. Are there any NON COMODO security products that you could suggest instead of CIS? I used it for some time but, despite following your uninstall/clean install guide to the letter, each attempted installation of a new version became more troublesome until repeated BSOD'S with v8 and too many other issues to mention (and yes, I went through in detail what happened on your forums a couple of years back but help was conspicuous by its absence) meant I had no choice but to give up on Comodo. Now I won't touch CIS with a barge pole.
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  14. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

    Jul 3, 2015
    the article does seem to be a soft-sell for COMODO
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