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Secure your computer from none-updated mayhem

Discussion in 'How To' started by Dragononymous, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. Dragononymous Member

    Some of you might know this already, some not.

    Most infections and resulting hackings, adding to botnets or whatever more goes by old, not up-to-date plugins and programs these days.

    As we (and the entire world) know that mankind is too lazy to check every plugin every day, smart people came up with smart solutions.

    For Firefox Plugins, Mozilla came up with this: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/

    Use it once/twice a week and your firefox plugins should be up-to-date all the time.

    But that only covers the FireFox Plugins, which is only a tiny part of the dangerzone.

    To cover almost all the software on your PC or Mac, I would recommend using the free PSI by Secunia (http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/)

    Simple and easy to work with, so even the oldest anons can work with it (*hinthint*)

    Scan for updates of almost all the software you have, and comes up with the updates right away.

    Hope this gets some of you out of trouble. Stay safe!

    Mod edit: Dragon asked that this be added to the OP:
    Could also check out filehippo.com in case you've got the idea you missed something (or really are into all the beta stuff)
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  2. Tourniquet Member

    I was unable to find the link at Secunia for Mac. Well, I'm better-protected, anyway :)

    Thanks for the data!
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  3. Dragononymous Member

  4. Anonymous Member

    Don't know how someone wants to take control over my pc with an old winrar, but thanks.
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  5. 00anon00 Member

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  6. Dragononymous Member

    You're welcome :)

    Everything to protect my beloved fawhg0wths <3
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  7. Anonymous Member

  8. Hi,

    I'm a first time visitor and found this very very helpful.

    1 check and I had a lot of stuff to update.

    Many thanks

    Love it :)
  9. Dragononymous Member

    You're welcome.
  10. Paroxetine Samurai Moderator

    Good find. Thanks Dragon!
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  11. an old noob thanks you
    boy dide my machine need iy
  12. Dragononymous Member

    Once again, you're both welcome.

    You would be amazed how many people haven't got a clue what Patch Tuesday is, or even when it is. (Not to mention Exploit Wednesday..)
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  13. erm
    bet i wouldn't be :-p

    no one in my house knows lol
  14. Kilia Member

    All up to date here. Thanks for the reminder, Dragonanymous.


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  15. Dragononymous Member

    Bump.
    Thing.
    You know.
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  17. Dragononymous Member

    Bump to get rid of necrothread..
  18. Dragononymous Member

    Found something that might be interesting for the AppleJunkies around here.

    http://metaquark.de/appfresh/mac

    You will have to check it yourself though. But it sounds promising.

    @Tourniquet
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  19. Ωmega Member

    Things that I use to clean a PC all free some have an option to buy, but why spend the money.

    Anti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller
    http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?qid=208283363
    Some unsigned drivers can show in the found list, so you would need some knowlage of what is good and bad.

    Advanced SystemCare 5
    http://www.iobit.com/advancedsystemcareper.html
    Use the free version and do a deep clean. After installed it will run its proformance boost at PC start up and not the malware detection, so dont expect it to keep you secure if its running in the background.
  20. Anonymous Member

    PCs LOL

    One size fits all.
  21. Try PRIVAZER [freeware] after your 'clean' with Advanced Sys Care...you will be surprised at what is left uncleaned.

    http://www.majorgeeks.com/PrivaZer_d7834.html
  22. "Patch Tuesday is the second Tuesday of each month, on which Microsoft regularly releases security patches."
    for those who didn't know :-D

    thnx dragon!;)
  23. Mutante Member

    Did someone say Tuesday?

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