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Solved Window vista how to protect from online hackers

June 23, 2012 at 06:32:49
Specs: Windows Vista, 2.00 GB
If I connect to Internet, I felt somebody using my information. window vista is in my to protect from hackers.thanks.

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June 23, 2012 at 06:54:33
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Stopping your PC from being hacked into is a function of the Firewall software installed on it. Although Windows Vista has it's own Firewall, it only monitors data coming in, not going out, which leaves a PC only half-protected if a trojan should find it's way in and it starts sending data out.

Moreover, the Windows Firewall is "silent", meaning it gives you no feedback when something is blocked in real-time.

So a two-way, third-party Firewall will give you much better protection. All third-party Firewalls are two-way, so you only need to decide how much you want to pay for it, and which one you like best.

I use Norton Internet Security which is a Firewall & Antivirus combined. It's easy to configure and use, and doesn't bombard you with endless alerts, plus I believe it's protection is second no none:

If you already have antivirus software & only need a Firewall, Norton do not have a "Firewall only" product anymore. There are some free ones listed below:

Comodo Firewall:


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June 23, 2012 at 11:28:06
The term for security a system is called best practices.

Use of a good and up to date security suite is essential. Along with that other tools like hosts file, using a standard user account at all times, strong admin password, limiting ports at router or using it's firewall/security features. It may be that even opendns can be used to limit bad sites. Keeping updates on at all time helps. Limit the programs you install, only very trusted programs that you really need., Don't use torrents or stolen files at all. When in doubt use a live cd.

Learning and using as many best practices as you can avoids this issue but it still can't eliminate it.

Hang up and live.

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June 25, 2012 at 17:17:46
Make sure you have all the MS updates installed

Use a limited account not the administrator account for daily activity.
Reason is if malware infected being under the limited account causes less damage then under the administrator account

Have antivirus and antimalware and keep them updated.
If not updated they can't protect you from the latest treats

Practice safe computing. After all the greatest risk to your computer is you.

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