Re: microsoft public windows.vista.security

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by nancy eaker, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. nancy eaker

    nancy eaker Guest

    Hello,

    My current laptop security software has expired and with my life is put on pernament disability and now my husband has been very ill and we are not sure if he will be able to hold his current job, and others are so hard to find now. I don't like to beg for anything but our lifestyle has changed so much in the past years and one of my enjoyments I have is getting on laptop each day and keeping in touch with friends, family and other loved ones.

    I hope I hear back from you. I have a windows vista program.

    Blessings your way,
    Nancy Eaker

    > On Monday, October 19, 2009 2:21 AM slarke wrote:


    > What is the most recomended free security software for vista



    >> On Monday, October 19, 2009 4:26 AM Bob wrote:


    >> Avast http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html, Windows Firewall and
    >> Windows Defender will do the job for you.



    >>> On Monday, October 19, 2009 5:29 AM Richard G. Harper wrote:


    >>> Microsoft Security Essentials.
    >>>
    >>> http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/default.aspx



    >>>> On Monday, October 19, 2009 7:37 PM Michael D. Ober wrote:


    >>>> Panda Anti-Virus (www.pandasoftware.com)



    >>>>> On Monday, October 19, 2009 7:38 PM Michael D. Ober wrote:


    >>>>> This also supports Windows 7.



    >>>>>> On Tuesday, October 20, 2009 1:36 AM Beckett wrote:


    >>>>>> wrote:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Avira Free
    >>>>>> Malwarebytes Free
    >>>>>> Spywareblaster Free (pe-emptive blocking only)
    >>>>>> Spybot S&D Free
    >>>>>> A-Squared Free
    >>>>>> Super Anti-Spyware Free
    >>>>>> Windows Defender (installed with Vista and Win7)
    >>>>>> Use a hosts file to pre-emptivley block bad sites
    >>>>>> http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> On Win7 I use Avira, Spywareblaster, Malwarebytes, Defender, and a
    >>>>>> hosts file.



    >>>>>>> On Tuesday, October 20, 2009 4:53 AM NT Canuck wrote:


    >>>>>>> Simple, it is all in the OS already.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> 1. use the Windows firewall (3rd party may work
    >>>>>>> but make sure they have their own support/forum).
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> 2. keep the OS uptodate with MU (Microsoft Updates..auto)
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> 3. read and send all email in plain text (may require different email)
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> 4. do not open attachments period...unless explicitly
    >>>>>>> expecting one in plain text or zip from a known source.
    >>>>>>> Also send 'on demand' not automatic...save some folks.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> 5. set browser without cookies, no scripting, no Java, no flash.
    >>>>>>> (session cookies tolerable..but not all obey conventions)
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> 6. do not click on anything you do not "know" where it is going.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> 7. use an A/V but not actually so important if you followed above.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> 8. do not install anything off the web not necessary...drivers
    >>>>>>> only from manufacturer site, same with software.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> 9. do not kid yourself, no A/V or spyware/Trojan blocker
    >>>>>>> gives your computer or OS any actual 'immunity'.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> 10. if you do not follow the above, nothing will be good enough.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> The Windows MSSE is not too bad, not really much worse
    >>>>>>> than the others for free or paid (none of them confer any
    >>>>>>> actual immunity...some are downright ransomware).
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Times are changing and threats online and off are
    >>>>>>> accelerating at rates both in numbers and complexity.
    >>>>>>> Not just a little bit...at rates that no single application
    >>>>>>> or manufacturer can even pretend to deflect or capture.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Make sure you keep the keys/data to enable any
    >>>>>>> purchased software (also copy of software) on
    >>>>>>> a backup CD or "disconnected" hard drive, also
    >>>>>>> do same for any important data/office/business
    >>>>>>> programs and letters/email. Nothing is immune.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> 'Seek and ye shall find'
    >>>>>>> NT Canuck



    >>>>>>>> On Tuesday, October 20, 2009 12:56 PM ??çel wrote:


    >>>>>>>> http://www.techsupportalert.com/pc/security-tools.html
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> "slarke" wrote:



    >>>>>>>>> On Tuesday, November 03, 2009 12:23 AM Hans Broesicke wrote:


    >>>>>>>>> Windows Firewall is just that, a firewall. Defender is an anti-spyware
    >>>>>>>>> program. I think the OP was asking about AV software. To that question
    >>>>>>>>> I think MS is offering FREE AV software to all Windows users now.
    >>>>>>>>> Here is a write up on it:
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> http://www.downloadsquad.com/2009/10/31/best-free-antivirus-for-windows-mic=
    >>>>>>>>> rosoft-security-essentials/
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> You can download it free here:
    >>>>>>>>> http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/



    >>>>>>>>>> On Sunday, December 06, 2009 2:04 PM malfunction44 wrote:


    >>>>>>>>>> NT Canuk:
    >>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> Very good advice.
    >>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> (A) Will websites (e.g. ecommerce) work without scripting?
    >>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> (B) If a malicious party had access to the windows source code and also
    >>>>>>>>>> full access with unlimited time and resources to modify the windows
    >>>>>>>>>> system image at the point of manufacture, could they modify the Vista
    >>>>>>>>>> kernel to bypass Outbound firewalls so that malware can call home?
    >>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> thanks,
    >>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> M
    >>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> --
    >>>>>>>>>> malfunction44
    >>>>>>>>>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >>>>>>>>>> malfunction44's Profile: http://forums.techarena.in/members/161071.htm
    >>>>>>>>>> View this thread: http://forums.techarena.in/vista-security/1260143.htm
    >>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> http://forums.techarena.in
     
    nancy eaker, Jul 23, 2011
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  2. nancy eaker wrote:
    > Hello,
    >
    > My current laptop security software has expired and with my life is put on pernament disability and now my husband has been very ill and we are not sure if he will be able to hold his current job, and others are so hard to find now. I don't like to beg for anything but our lifestyle has changed so much in the past years and one of my enjoyments I have is getting on laptop each day and keeping in touch with friends, family and other loved ones.
    >
    > I hope I hear back from you. I have a windows vista program.
    >
    > Blessings your way,
    > Nancy Eaker


    You should try some of the free offerings.

    I recommend "AntiVir" or "Avast!" for free antivirus solutions.
    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (MBAM)or SUPERAntiSpyware (SAS)for additional
    protection against malware.

    http://www.avira.com/en/avira-free-antivirus
    http://www.avast.com/en-us/index
    http://www.superantispyware.com/
    http://malwarebytes.org/

    They all have paid-for versions with additional functionality if you
    desire that, and the anti-malware scanners don't have incompatibility
    issues with the anti-virus scanners.

    You may also want to consider Microsoft's Security Essentials, but I
    recommend the others more.
     
    FromTheRafters, Jul 23, 2011
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  3. On Sat, 23 Jul 2011 12:52:58 GMT, nancy eaker
    <> wrote:

    > Hello,
    >
    > My current laptop security software has expired and with my life is put on pernament disability and now my husband has been very ill and we are not sure if he will be able to hold his current job, and others are so hard to find now. I don't like to beg for anything but our lifestyle has changed so much in the past years and one of my enjoyments I have is getting on laptop each day and keeping in touch with friends, family and other loved ones.



    For an anti-virus program, I recommend eSet NOD32, if you are willing
    to pay for it. If you want a free anti-virus, I recommend one (do not
    run more than one) of the following three:
    š
    Avira AntiVir
    Avast
    Microsoft Security Essentials
    š
    You also need anti-spyware software (even if you run a program like
    Microsoft Security Essentials, with anti-spyware capability built into
    it). I recommend that you download and install (freeware) MalwareBytes
    AntiMalware

    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
    Ken Blake, MVP, Jul 23, 2011
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