Basic Online Security
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This page will have basics on Internet security.
Last modified on Sept.01,2009

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Microsoft windows updates are recommended
Using Ie browser under tools find windows update

If you are having problems with your updates ( not genuine ) your not the only one.

Microsoft not genuine

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UP DATES:
If you put spyware and adware cleaners and/or anti virus software , or other software on your computer
It is important to periodically update them.
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Ports and Firewalls
Ports are like little doors between your computer and the internet they can be
(1)open(not good)
(2)closed (still not good)
(3)stealth(ideal)
Test your Firewall then,
Do a Browser test -If either failed (NOT GOOD)

PC FLANK MAY SEEM TO FREEZE UP OR A BLANK PAGE CHANCES ARE ITS RUNNING SMOOTH AND WILL SHOW RESULTS IN ONLY A FEW MINUTES



TEST YOUR FIREWALL then BROWSER!
I would do the following
(1)stealth
(2)Browser
(3)Trojan
(4)Advanced port scanner
(5)Exploits test.


Another good site for virus scanning,AND will allow you to delete any threats found
TREND HOUSE CALL


Another good site for testing internet
SYMANTEC
Get Sygate Personal Firewall
SYGATE PERSONAL FIREWALL
Naviscope is very good software Many features -for security BLOCKING will allow you to
HIDE SYSTEM INFORMATION ( useragent) ,
BLOCK COOKIES ,and
STOP REFERER ( hide last page ).
NAVISCOPE

Naviscope may cause pages to show done with errors (bottom left of browser) that is because setting will prevent certain things and the page will not be perfect (this does not mean it is a bad website nor does it mean Naviscope is a bad program.)
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Hide your IP address ,Proxy web based sites
Your Internet has a unique IP address Example 63.75.199.10 A proxy goes between your IP address and the site you are visiting'.They can get the visiting IP address so they will not see yours , Only the proxys Example 173.94.132.50 Some proxys omit scripts so some things on the site may not apear or be functional
That does not mean they are bad or harmful.(some scripts can be)

In there browser stroll down and proxy google or change address.
PROXYACTIVE


Whats my IP address will show you,your IP address
Whats my IP address

PROXYACTIVE
To check and see if PROXYACTIVE is hiding your IP address delete googles address and copy and paste

http://whatsmyip.org/

into there address bar click on browse.
The top link will be a true IP address and the bottom link is a proxy web based browser, then compare the two IP addresses
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Adware ,Spyware and Virus software
Adware and Spyware are not only a pain(newsince??typo) but they can be harmful to internet security like computer viruses

AdAware is good for scanning for adware
AdAware
Spybot S&D is good for scanning for spyware and has other uses
Spybot S&D
Spyware Blaster Stops spyware before it reaches the computer
SPYWARE BLASTER
AVG Anti Spyware
AVG Anti Spyware

AVG Anti-Root kit
AVG Personal Anti-Root kit

AVG Anti Virus is very good software
AVG Personal Anti Virus


Some software will list cookies as a threat , However they are not(BUT SOME CAN BE.)My website has a stat counter temporary cookie ,This keeps the counter from counting revisits or page changes in a 7 day time frame.
TV Guide will use a temporary cookie to remember your zip code and TV guide I trust.



USE PC FLANk to test your firewall AND test your browser if your browser failed some browser information is available to others, Naviscope has a blocking setting that will allow you to block cookies AND stop referer.So a good firewall and naviscope should give you a secure computer report.But keep in mind to run Adware, Spyware , and Anti Virus software to keep your computer clean.
PC FLANK!

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Keep in mind sometimes websites may be only temporarily down(even mine !!)
To be continued


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