Latest Replies

Loading...

Latest Threads

Loading...
 

hakah's Shared Config

Discussion in 'SCW Archive' started by hakah, Apr 20, 2014.

  1. hakah

    hakah Level 4

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2014
    Messages:
    196
    Likes Received:
    155
    Above information is my pc configuration. Anything missing which is required to be submitted, please advise at your convenience!
     
    doc.harun10, Exterminator and NSG001 like this.
  2. SifhX

    SifhX Level 4

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2014
    Messages:
    179
    Likes Received:
    215
    Hi,

    I recommend you to upgrade your OS and install a backup solution

    IE 8 is outdated : urgent upgrade if its really your default browser

    Otherwise, it ok :)
     
    venustus likes this.
  3. Cain

    Cain New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2013
    Messages:
    162
    Likes Received:
    196
    Where do we start hakah ? ...well, like SifhX pointed out, if your choice of browser has to be IE, please update it urgently!, next consider switching to a new browser (anything other then IE really, Firefox is a one great option which you mention). I would also consider cranking that little UAC slider all the all the way up to max power, it may be a little annoying, but it's probably one of the best defenses you can use...

    AVG is better then nothing and everybody has a preference, but have you looked into any other real-time options? you may find there a re some great products out there that will provide you with better protection/detection and are still free.
    Good on you for using some key encryption, Zemana is a nice add on from a security standpoint.

    ...Then I guess it mostly comes down to the user, you can have all the barricades in the world, but if the enemy talks you into letting them in through the back gate, well none of it was any use in the first pace. There are some great guides and tips in the forums here about good practices to help keep you safe, I recommend you read this one
    Your Mouseclick Matters Guide
     
  4. NSG001

    NSG001 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2011
    Messages:
    2,039
    Likes Received:
    784
    Looks fine, as SifhX said update browsers and add HTTPS everywhere.
     
  5. Cats-4_Owners-2

    Cats-4_Owners-2 Level 37
    Trusted

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2013
    Messages:
    2,601
    Likes Received:
    10,733
    OS:
    Windows 10
    AV:
    Emsisoft
    Thanks, hakah, for sharing your configuration.:) I agree with the helpful comments made here. I too have an XP system I was not ready to stop using, but thanks to great advice on our forums I upgraded free to Linux (lubuntu). I'll get back to this in a little bit.
    While continuing with XP, in the meantime, it's better, at least, to use a containment program called Sandboxie Free www.sandboxie.com to isolate your browser thus keeping your system protected until you're ready to make a decision about letting go of XP.

    Here is an article I wish I'd read before I switched. It describes what can be done, very easily, with your current hardware on XP http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/02/...-xp-users-should-switch-to-lubuntu-this-april
     
    #5 Cats-4_Owners-2, Apr 20, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2014
    Terry Ganzi, venustus and Cain like this.
  6. Terry Ganzi

    Terry Ganzi Level 23

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2014
    Messages:
    1,254
    Likes Received:
    6,218
    Cool config
     
    Cats-4_Owners-2 and venustus like this.
  7. software182

    software182 Level 12

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2014
    Messages:
    589
    Likes Received:
    589
    hakah from nsane ? :p
     
  8. rupeshjoshi62

    rupeshjoshi62 Level 7

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2013
    Messages:
    337
    Likes Received:
    624
    OS:
    Windows 10
    AV:
    F-Secure
    Use Chrome or firefox, IE is slow and buggy

    Update OS
    done!
     
  9. Spawn

    Spawn Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    15,176
    Likes Received:
    19,600
    OS:
    Windows 10
    AV:
    Avast
    Upgrade your OS to Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8 or 8.1 Update. If you buy a Windows 8 PC, the download from the Windows Store will automatically upgrade you to Windows 8.1 Update 1. If you buy a PC with Windows 8.1, you much update to Update 1 before May 2014.

    Same applies if you buy the Windows 8/8.1 DVD installation discs.

    Alternatively you can look at Linux distro's; Ubuntu, Linux Mint and various others.
     
    venustus likes this.
  10. Exterminator

    Exterminator Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2012
    Messages:
    11,206
    Likes Received:
    36,410
    OS:
    Windows 10
    AV:
    Kaspersky
    As others have said upgrade the OS and another browser choice.Thanks for sharing your config :)
     
  11. hakah

    hakah Level 4

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2014
    Messages:
    196
    Likes Received:
    155
    Thanks all for the comments and advice. I will carefully look into them before decision is to be made.
    I am also using Firefox with add blocker in conjunction with IE 8.
    I have installed WiseCare365 but remove later as afraid of changing my registry files to cause errors.

    software182 : Yes, I am hakah from nsane. I am also a member of Tipradar.com/Forum. Nice to meet you here too.
     
    software182 likes this.
  12. Myna

    Myna Level 9

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2014
    Messages:
    413
    Likes Received:
    481
    hakah knock knock !! :D

    My advice would be,
    1. Change to a better AV.
    2. If possible, update your OS.
    3. Give AppGuard a try.
    4. If your system is a bit old, add Hard Disk Sentinel to it.
     
Loading...
Other threads that you may like Forum Date
Q&A Is it safe to use Shared Folders whilst malware testing? Security Discussions Nov 27, 2016
Frozen's Shared Config SCW Archive Oct 14, 2015
moonanimals shared config SCW Archive May 15, 2015