Internet Security article and tips for Windows users

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  1. Another suggestion to surf safer on the internet is to use sandbox technologie for your browser. I use Sandboxie myself and it works great. Nothing gets through. Close the browser and all the rubbiesh is gone. You can also use Sandboxie for testinstallations of programs (even malware).
    See also: http://www.trustware.com/ for a free version of Bufferzone which does the same thing (I did not use it so check for revieuws)

  2. You forgot switching to Firefox. Not trying to be facetious, it’s just a good alternative to IE and many of the issues cited above. I stopped using IE about 5 years ago due to the sluggishness, frequent vulnerabilities etc. and have not had a browser hijack, failure etc ever since.

  3. I consider myself a pretty safe surfer but am always looking for ways to improve it so I decided to take your advice and go to mvps.org and download their hosts file . As I usually do I made a backup of my original before installing the new one ( which I thought was kind of long ) and luckily I did make that backup because I wound up going back to it .
    In my opinion mvps is for the paranoids , this hosts file blocked everything and anything , every web page I viewed had red X’s all over it, I could not even play online games because the new hosts file was blocking it.
    If your the conspiracy theorist type that thinks someoene is sitting at another computer watching every move you make on the internet than this may be for you , as for me , yes I like security but could care less if a few companies watch my surfing habits .

    -@Windows Club
    IE9 is great , faster than firefox but I still need firefox to vie some webpages that IE9 is just not picking up.

  4. I think most people are concerned about a government that violates freedom of speech and wishes to intimidate free speech. Here is a first pass at a way to increase your security. step1: get a VPN (virtual Private Network) setup. Look up VPN on the web and choose a VPN that has high security and a location that is more secure than one near you. Choose “OpenVPN” and the highest level of encryption available. Do a little research on the web about virtual private network security. Once you have a VPN account everything from the VPN server back to you is encrypted. If you set up your account properly, at least this can make it hard for someone to determine who you are if you don’t give them that information. If you want a higher level of security, you need the person you want to communicate with to also have a VPN account on the same VPN service that you have. If you do that, the whole transaction is encrypted.

    2) For communications on forums like this one you need a Facebook or a Google account. They, in turn, require your “old” email address. That means it is possible to find out your real account name and all the details of your account and past history. You can beat this problem by opening an email account with an outfit that does not require an “old” email address. Then go to Google and set up a new google email account and use your “old” sendic account as the “old” account. Furnish false information about your date of birth etc., to Google. The Google verifier sends an email to your old account and verifies that you exist. Next your google account is up and running and you can send posts such as this one with little chance of it coming back to you like a rotten egg on an egg MacMuffin!

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