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Solved: Just did a dualbootof of XP & 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by jakey8, Nov 8, 2011.

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  1. jakey8

    jakey8 Banned Thread Starter

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    Running Windows 7. What can I do so that I can browse safely? I have MSE, and the free version of SAS, but am unsure what to do next.
     
  2. Cheeseball81

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    Do you have a browser preference? Firefox is considered safer than Internet Explorer.

    To increase functionality or add design embellishments, websites often rely on scripts that execute programs within the web browser. This active content can be used to create ptions like drop-down menus. Unfortunately, these scripts are often a way for attackers to download or execute malicious code on a user's computer.

    In this case, you should keep things such as Java and ActiveX controls (Flash) updated.

    This content is not always dangerous, but they are common tools for attackers. You can prevent active content from running in most browsers, but realize that the added security may limit functionality and break features of some sites you visit. Before clicking on a link to a web site that you are not familiar with or do not trust, take the precaution of disabling active content.

    You can also consider WOT: http://www.mywot.com/
     
  3. jakey8

    jakey8 Banned Thread Starter

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    Ah ok. What is WOT?
     
  4. DoubleHelix

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    The recommendations are the same for Windows 7 and Windows XP.

    Connect to the Internet behind a router.
    Use a good anti-virus app.
    Only browse reputable sites.
     
  5. jakey8

    jakey8 Banned Thread Starter

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    Great! Would I need MBAM as well?
     
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    If you're talking about the MBAM scanner to remove malware, the answer is no. You need to actively prevent getting infected in the first place. I've never had any malware on any of my computers.
     
  7. jakey8

    jakey8 Banned Thread Starter

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    Might as well mark as solved!
     
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