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Hardware, Software and Security => IT Security Forum => Topic started by: Defcon 5 on June 28, 2008, 02:52:48 am

Title: Windows security
Post by: Defcon 5 on June 28, 2008, 02:52:48 am
So I'm on a new windows drive (wont to play games) but I don't want all the security.

I know I wont be downloading anything suspicious only trusted things, so does it sound cool to run basic windows firewall and run as a limited user all the time?

Title: Re: Windows security
Post by: solidghost on June 30, 2008, 06:47:47 pm
Eh? Then give yourself full administrative control and you can do whatever you want. Why run as a limited user?

Title: Re: Windows security
Post by: ailema on July 01, 2008, 01:46:59 am
its better to run a firewall than viruses running in your pc

Title: Re: Windows security
Post by: Defcon 5 on July 01, 2008, 10:28:51 am
running as lim users stops malicious ware running easily.

I'm just gona keep this and do a scan later on see how it goes.

Title: Re: Windows security
Post by: Geek81 on September 10, 2008, 04:39:53 am

Sandboxes don't suitable for this.

But, you can use Acronis with function Try&Decide. (acronis.com)

Or you can  create Virtual Private User Account (icoresoftware.com)
With iCore you can play games and protect you system.[All changes (documents files, software installation/uninstallation, even virus infections) remain contained in this VPA]

Title: Re: Windows security
Post by: brucely on October 14, 2008, 03:52:38 pm
At present i am using windows xp version. i am facing virus problem in my system. Can any one suggested me a good anti virus software which will protect my system securely.
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Title: Re: Windows security
Post by: Donald on November 26, 2008, 05:33:40 am
Hello everyone,

I am Donald new to this forum and like to discus security related topics,yor cooperation would be appreciable.


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Title: Re: Windows security
Post by: Darksat on November 26, 2008, 08:04:23 am
Yo, Donald, welcome to the forum, need to know anything just ask.

Title: Re: Windows security
Post by: Kenf916 on November 06, 2011, 09:10:06 am
What you might consider is a virtual machine.  You can download Sun Virtualbox for free from https://www.virtualbox.org/ and then install your xp instance as a VM.  Set the VM to not save machine state after you get it all installed.  That way you can play your games and then when you shut down the machine, it doesn’t keep any changes (e.g. malware that might have been picked up).  Each time you start the machine, it wakes up as that new machine all over again.  This however won’t work if your gaming requirements are high-end as the virtualized hardware the VM see's tends to be medium end at best.



Title: Re: Windows security
Post by: TheHeretiC on November 07, 2013, 03:48:28 am
The problem to the above solution with a virtual machine is that your saved games and settings wont be saved.
I would recommend that u first optimize your XP system by turning off insecure system processes like file sharing, remote registry, SMB protocol, remote desktop, computer browser, and stuff like that (long list).
That makes ur computer way more secure by limiting the ways an infection can get into your system, and how it can work while inside. To not leave your front door open (even unlocked) makes a Big difference.
This suggestion requires a bit of "know what the hell your doing" skill, but u can easily find XP optimization guides. Also by tweaking these processes u make your XP system WAY more faster.

A limited account is 1 way to do it, but if your system is fully open with insecure running processes, it wont matter much anyway. With an optimized system, Windows firewall (fully updated ofc), and an antivirus software will do just fine for most home users.
With a virtual machine software - most of these softwares (generally) takes up Alot of CPU that slows down your games. So does an antivirus software. So for better gaming experience I suggest that you use an antivirus that you can completely disable while gaming. I think AVG should do that (free).
You could also use the "Turbo Boost" option in Advanced Systemcare 7 (iobit.com) to get maximum performance from your system.