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Old 23. Sep 2009, 08:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to protect your PC (no internet)?

1. If you don't have an internet connection, how will you protect your pc from viruses? What will you do? Is there a way to get UPDATES using flash disk from another pc(connected)?

2. I heard about "DEEP FREEZE" is there another freeware like deep freeze that can EASILY disable? They say it protects the PC from viruses. Deep freeze does not allow anything to be installed and you can't save files in the PC. Is there a software like this that can SAVE FILES in your hardisk, and if you want to install you just have to disable it?

I want to know, if you're in my situation and your pc is not connected to the internet, what will you do to protect it, and at the same time, you can easily use it (Save files, install new software)
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Old 23. Sep 2009, 11:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Since your PC is not connected to the internet, there are minimum chances that your PC will get infected. But still, it can get infected from infected flash drives, or infected secondary hard drives that you connect to your PC, and infected CD/DVD.

To safeguard your PC, first you need is a good antivirus. That's the first line of defense, and very important one.
As the PC is not connected to the internet, you do not need a firewall.

You can download MalwareBytes, and Superantispyware as on-demand antispyware scanners. IObit Security 360 which was recently released, provides real time protection, and you can install that on your PC as anti-malware.

For all of these, offline updates are available separately, and can be downloaded on other PC, like an internet cafe, or a friend's PC... and then can be transferred to your PC.
First time updates are very important. After that, the frequency of updates depends on how often you connect external media like flash drives, hard drives etc to your PC.

I think this will be all you need since your PC is not connected to the internet.

You can read more about Deep Freeze here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_Freeze_%28software%29

Please note though, it is not freeware.
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Old 23. Sep 2009, 11:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default NOT freeware - NOT Gizmo's , please ...

Remove this link, please.

Yes, to read your FAQ/General Forum Usage. Not FREEWARE - not Gizmo's FREEWARE ... Period.

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Old 23. Sep 2009, 12:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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PROROOTECT, thank you, but we can manage our forum very well. Advice, suggestions, comments, discussions are all welcome, but we certainly do not need instructions as to how to run our forum.

As far as your link was concerned, I think I have explained enough.
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Old 23. Sep 2009, 04:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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IMO, if you never connect the PC to the internet you wouldn't need all the available windows updates related to fixing security holes. You could download the relevant service packs from MS (via another online machine) and install them manually if you wish. Likewise, any updates that fix specific OS bugs you may encounter. Neither would you necessarily need any security software provided that anything that is installed on the PC, or connected to it, has been thoroughly checked beforehand for malware and you are certain is safe. Though I guess this approach would take some degree of discipline.
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Old 24. Sep 2009, 03:01 AM   #6 (permalink)
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THANKS FOR ALL YOUR ADVICE.
A friend gave me this:

http://www.free-av.com/en/download/1...antivirus.html

installer of avira.

then i'll get an update in flashdisk,

http://www.avira.com/en/support/vdf_update.html

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Question is, was it always updated everytime i visit Avira? (http://www.avira.com/en/support/vdf_update.html)

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Old 24. Sep 2009, 09:39 AM   #7 (permalink)
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No, it is not updated everytime you visit Avira site. It depends on the frequency with which they update the definitions. The offline updates are released every few days... and you can check this on sites like MajorGeeks.

Since your PC is not connected to the internet, it is not necessary that you keep your antivirus updated to the most recent definitions each time, they are released. You can update the definitions in a few days, or as you like.

If you regularly transfer data to and fro from your PC, then it might be good to update it very regularly.
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Old 09. Dec 2010, 03:08 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Since your PC is not connected to the internet, there are minimum chances that your PC will get infected. But still, it can get infected from infected flash drives, or infected secondary hard drives that you connect to your PC, and infected CD/DVD.

To safeguard your PC, first you need is a good antivirus. That's the first line of defense, and very important one.
As the PC is not connected to the internet, you do not need a firewall.

You can download MalwareBytes, and Superantispyware as on-demand antispyware scanners. IObit Security 360 which was recently released, provides real time protection, and you can install that on your PC as anti-malware.

For all of these, offline updates are available separately, and can be downloaded on other PC, like an internet cafe, or a friend's PC... and then can be transferred to your PC.
First time updates are very important. After that, the frequency of updates depends on how often you connect external media like flash drives, hard drives etc to your PC.

I think this will be all you need since your PC is not connected to the internet.
I already had Internet Connection. So What I have in my PC is Avira and Malwarebytes...
If you are a freeware user, is this enough to protect your PC? How about firewall? Is there anything else I need to install to ensure that my pc is secured? How about trojan searcher? What will you do?
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