Security Tutorial(49 posts)
"It really helps when OP postings include their level of computer expertise and also provides the exact machine name and model number that they are having a problem with which is usually easy for them to find on their computers."
How many times,I have seen this asked on here,really does make for a quick, responsive answer, and how many times I have noticed the OP, does not even reply....(what does whs say?(talking to the bin)Lol!!!!
BUT, the patience and goodwill of all members, always stands out,with even as some new posters saying"Daft Question"!!! nothing is daft if prepared to Ask and want to learn....
As Tony says a good list for beginners to refer,is very worthwhile...but sometimes people buy a computer for the first time,and just plug it in and go,it is only when something starts to go wrong they realise,a bit of housekeeping is required.......
ok Guys a little help here right now i am running MSE CCLEANER AND SMART DEFRAG but what is winpatrol??? i thought it was protection for children for keeping them from harmful sites??? ah well i will google it.
Edit never mind lol
Another possible recovery option I've thought of although not as good as imaging is to schedule a daily registry backup with mzregistry backup to somewhere, preferably on another drive or partition, and then if a problem or attack occurs where you can't get into windows normally or can't use anything you can then go into safe mode and restore the registry by opening mzregistry backup there and using the Restore function. It doesn't accumulate copies, it just keeps overwriting yesterdays copy. Malware messes with the registry don't they? Everyday it asks to start a backup and I click ok and that's it. You could even put a registry back up on a flash stick.
You say you image every 3 days. You MIGHT just have something in there not backed up between backups which you want and it could bail you out. I rely on images as well but once set up Mz is no hassle and quicker to sort out some problems than image restore.
I agree with that strategy muchly. But it is time I never seem to find. I should backup everyday but doesn't always happen. The max is three days but I also run regular scans. It is time consuming and there are only 24 hours in a day. I have 3 machines on the go as well!
Yes...you've got to live...you can't let paranoia rule your life! :D
It was LH that got me onto Mz....as a matter of fact the strategy I have now is the culmination of what I've learnt here from everyone.
Tony you need to do two lists one for ''paid for vision's'' yes i know some Av's cleaners, firewalls, ect,ect do a free version as well this would need to be marked
in some way... say ** to be clear. or different sections firewalls, AV, malware,ect, defraggers, op's will then have the opportunity to pick a ''bundle'' free or paid for (marked in the same way). we wouldn't want to think we were misleading people :):)
edit: sorry if this has already been said .. couldn't be bothered to read all the posts, btw, ''that still wont answer the question'' lol... what is the BEST lol goodun guys :)
Is this a good compromise? Presentation could be better.
Internet Security Suites:
Antivirus (Use only one):
On Demand Scanners (Use both):
Malwalwarebytes http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php (Free Version)
SperAntispyware http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html (Free Version)
SpywareBlaster http://www.javacoolsoftware.co.....aster.html (Free Version)) Firefox and IE only
Firewall: Windows Firewall (Free) May come included in paid-for suite.
Website Checker (Use both):
WOT http://www.mywot.com/ (Free)
Site Advisor http://www.siteadvisor.com/ (Free)
Rapport www.trusteer.com/webform/download-rapport (Free)
WinPatrol http://www.winpatrol.com/download.html (Free Version)
Ccleaner http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download (Free)
Macrium Reflect Free http://download.cnet.com/Macri.....45728.html
Norton Ghost (Paid)
I don't know a good link for Norton Ghost.
tony looks good, just a point you may like to consider ...when a person (anybody) buys a new computer from a mainstream store, local shop. it normally comes with a paid for AV suite say a year 6 months, so in affect giving a chance to use a paid for ... you notice they never put a free one one umm ?
:) just a little point . as i say looking good maybe a column style ??
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