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First thing i do when i install a fresh copy of Windows, i go browsing for porn, tabbing between pages is so fast that i never get bored...
Aside from that, a good Firewall and AV, should work
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I used to use all those antispyware scanners, antivirues, until I realized they were worthless. You want to keep a clean PC clean, not clean it after it's already been infected.
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Setup VM, create base Image, load new image, hit your P0rnz, clean yourself up clean system up, delete image, load new image rinse and repeat.


Outside of that, run it smart. AV, FW, Patches, updates
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ccleaner is great
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Webroot is a pretty solid AV in my experience.
post #26 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by taintedmind View Post
That is actually true. However, you can't really do much on a Linux sadly.
Hence the safeness. ;D
Quote:
Originally Posted by KillServ View Post
Linux is good because of user access levels but you can help your windows install by creating a user account instead of being logged into admin account just go on the admin account when you need to install stuff.
That's good advice. However, instead of switching over to the Admin account. Just Hold shift+Right click->Run as. Then type in the Admin credentials for whatever you were wanting to run.

If you DO use something that makes changes to the registry...MAKE A BACKUP before running it!!!!!!!!! (I make a folder named Registry Backups->Export them there and use a naming scheme like "%TodaysDate%Registry.BAK"

Eset Security is my favorite choice of Antivirus software. If I were to pay for an antivirus...it'd be the one to pay for. (If you'd like to try it out. Shoot me a PM and I'll give you a Trial Key that will expire after 30 days.)

I just use Windows Firewall+Router Firewall. Depending on what you do, you may need to add some exceptions accordingly

You could use a Modified Host's file. That will basically protect you from yourself. (How it works is it takes a DNS entry.(for example overclock.net) and redirects it to your loopback address.(127.0.0.1) So every time you would type in overclock.net in your web browser, you would get a "CAnnot find" because it's looking for OCN on your computer. Now, pre-made host files have many entries like Pr0n sites, and Advertising sites. I don't think this way is as common...but can be really effective.
(Hosts file is C:\\Windows\\System32\\Drivers\\ETC\\hosts)

You can get a modified one Here. Which will have some entries already in it.


Install Adblock/NoScript.(Can be annoying...but extremely useful.)
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Oh yeah, also, do NOT install iTunes, it will mess your PC up.
... Why would it do that?...
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Openbsd

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Quote:
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Webroot is a pretty solid AV in my experience.
^this!

I also keep my computer out of the bathroom.. just saying
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