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25. My choices

Ako's current choices for protection

Free setup  for my friends and relatives. Here robustness and simplicity are as important as efficiency of protection:

  • Avast
  • Windows firewall
  • Panda USB vaccine
  • LUA

My personal setup

  • LUA+TweakUAC
  • Sandboxie $
  • F-Secure client security $
  • Winpatrol Plus $
  • No Autorun

Scanners:

  • Hitman Pro
  • Malwarebytes Antimalware

Backup:

  • Syncback
  • Paragon
  • Windows 7 built-in backup

Other security-related programs I use:

  • Secunia PSI
  • Virustotal Uploader

Ako's banking advice

1) Use one LUA for ALL everyday use and make another LUA which is used ONLY for banking. The point is, that if the everyday LUA is infected, the infection is almost always limited to that account. (99% safety guaranteed. This of course requires, that  you are not yet infected, and don't install malware with adminstrative rights in the future.)

and/or

2) Use one browser only for banking and a separate browser for everything else. This gives some extra safety.


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by vodomar on 3. September 2012 - 13:31  (98700)

yeah,probably dubious :(

by vodomar on 31. August 2012 - 20:30  (98591)

Not so fast: Java 7 Update 7 critical vulnerability discovered in less than 24 hours
https://isc.sans.edu/diary/Not+so+fast+Java+7+Update+7+critical+vulnerab...

by alexxx46 on 31. August 2012 - 23:45  (98596)

Looks like a good suspence story :)

by vodomar on 31. August 2012 - 8:57  (98560)

JAVA EMERGENCY UPDATE
Download NOW!
http://www.java.com/en/

Oracle Security Alert for CVE-2012-4681
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/alert-cve-2012-4681-18...

Oracle releases out of cycle fixes for Java
http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/08/30/oracle-releases-out-of-cycle-...

by alexxx46 on 31. August 2012 - 14:34  (98572)

...And Java Portable update Version 7 Update 7 (32-bit) for Windows http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/java_portable.

by vodomar on 31. August 2012 - 20:49  (98592)

thx :)

by vodomar on 30. August 2012 - 11:01  (98498)

UPDATE

Microsoft:
How to disable the Java web plug-in in Internet Explorer
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2751647

.reg file with [dot] in section 11.7 :)

by vodomar on 30. August 2012 - 8:04  (98493)

SOPHOS: Reveton/FBI ransomware - exposed, explained and eliminated [VIDEO]

http://bit.ly/OxDcD6

see section 3.5 for FREE bootable rescue media :)

by vodomar on 28. August 2012 - 21:05  (98431)

Researchers Identify Second New Java Bug

http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/researchers-identify-second-new-java-b...

"...The best advice for users right now is to disable Java entirely as soon as possible."
...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

6 ways to protect against the new actively exploited Java vulnerability

Security researchers propose methods to protect computers from being compromised via a new vulnerability in all versions of Java Runtime Environment 7
http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/6-ways-protect-against-the-new-activ...

by Patrick001 (not verified) on 28. August 2012 - 14:44  (98416)

Please explain the meaning of "All IObit programs: probable MBAM database theft"

by MidnightCowboy on 28. August 2012 - 14:48  (98417)

If you Google "iobit malwarebytes" you can read about the whole issue.

by BearPup (not verified) on 28. August 2012 - 13:38  (98411)

My only criticism is the lack of a rating system for the index. Having said that, a thank you for an awesome job....wish other Gizmo editors took the 'wide-view' that this article does, e.g., listing alternate downloads (CNET and other alternate download links), free with paid upgrade available, etc. . This gives me the whole picture from which to choose from.

by ako (the) (not verified) on 28. August 2012 - 15:44  (98421)

Thanks! :-)
Rating would be very difficult to add. Also, links to other Gizmo's
pages where rating has been performed are always included when available.

by zacker on 28. August 2012 - 12:25  (98409)

My wife, while in the Hospital using their WIFI, got hit by Ransom Ware, funny because it was from the FBI and they said that the computer was locked and she could be fined up to $1500.00 but that if she sent them 100.00$ (just like that, $ in the wrong place) they would unlock the computer and let her go... lol I took it home, booted it in safe mode, and did a system restore back one week, booted windows normally and ran a complete scan and got nothing but the comp is fine now.Darn FBI trying to scam 100.00$ from us!!! thats treason! lol,lol...

by ako on 28. August 2012 - 16:22  (98423)

Well done! Some ransomware authors seem to be lazy. No crypting included in this case :-)

by zacker on 28. August 2012 - 17:32  (98425)

In this case "Lazy and Crazy" i mean, who would think that anyone would actually believe that the FBI would
a) lock your computer for no good reason and not just come pay you a visit?
b) and why would they threaten to fine you $1500.00 but then say for $100.00 they will unfreeze your computer and let you go?
lol..

by vodomar on 28. August 2012 - 15:08  (98419)

hi,
nice story :) also,see section 4.8
bye

by vodomar on 28. August 2012 - 7:48  (98397)

Latest Java software opens PCs to hackers
By Jim Finkle

BOSTON | Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:44pm EDT
(Reuters) - Computer security firms are urging PC users to disable Java software in their browsers, saying the widely installed, free software from Oracle Corp opens machines to hacker attacks and there is no way to defend against them.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/27/us-cybersecurity-java-idUSBRE8...

SOPHOS: Unpatched Java exploit spreads like wildfire
http://goo.gl/JO7Ba

How to Unplug Java from the Browser
http://krebsonsecurity.com/how-to-unplug-java-from-the-browser/

by vodomar on 26. August 2012 - 6:51  (98318)

Nadim Kobeissi
Windows 8 Tells Microsoft About Everything You Install, Not Very Securely

http://log.nadim.cc/?p=78

by vodomar on 24. August 2012 - 11:42  (98242)

Why passwords have never been weaker—and crackers have never been stronger
(Ars Technica)

http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/08/passwords-under-assault/

by vodomar on 15. August 2012 - 10:13  (97736)

Microsoft Security Advisory (2661254)
Update For Minimum Certificate Key Length

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/2661254

by Ivan (not verified) on 11. August 2012 - 8:43  (97539)

1-Trend Micro Anti Threat Toolkit

http://esupport.trendmicro.com/solution/en-us/1059565.aspx

2-NoVirusThanks ExeRadar Free Edition

http://www.novirusthanks.org/product/exe-radar-pro/

by ako on 13. August 2012 - 13:58  (97651)

2-NoVirusThanks ExeRadar Free Edition seems OK, but how non-customers can benefit from 1-Trend Micro Anti Threat Toolkit?

by vodomar on 9. August 2012 - 14:00  (97465)

Gauss: Nation-state cyber-surveillance meets banking Trojan
http://www.securelist.com/en/blog/208193767/Gauss_Nation_state_cyber_sur...

Gauss malware Palida font detection page
http://gauss.crysys.hu/

Palida Narrow -
Online detection of Gauss
http://www.securelist.com/en/blog/724/Online_detection_of_Gauss

by vodomar on 9. August 2012 - 11:24  (97458)
by vodomar on 4. August 2012 - 15:42  (97212)

The Internet map

http://internet-map.net/

by vodomar on 31. July 2012 - 18:28  (96955)

Introducing Outlook.com

http://blogs.office.com/b/microsoft-outlook/archive/2012/07/31/introduci...

http://www.outlook.com/

Outlook webmail passwords restricted to 16 chars - how does that compare with Yahoo and Gmail?
http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/08/02/maximum-password-length-outlo...

by vodomar on 27. July 2012 - 14:59  (96734)
by vodomar on 27. July 2012 - 14:56  (96733)

AV-TEST June/July 2012: 25 home user products reviewed and certified on Win 7 (64 bit):

http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/home-user/mayjun-2012/

by ako (the) (not verified) on 27. July 2012 - 18:22  (96744)

Microsoft :(
They spoil everything....

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