Spybot: Recommended Misc. Protections

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Red Boy

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On the Spybot screen, at the bottom, there are three (3) Recommended Miscellaneous Protections:

1)Lock Hosts file read only as protection against hijackers.
2)Lock IE start page setting against user changes (current user).
3)Lock IE control panel against opening from IE (current user).

I would be interested in receiving the comments of those on this forum that use Spybot, as concerns these three (3) recommendations -- that is, if they use or don't use and why. I am not quite sure I understand them and their importance to security.

Red Boy
 
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Red Boy,
The best explanation I can give you is the one that was given to me by one of the best.
Use them if you want to keep your little brother out of your PC.
Hope this helps and have a good day. :)
P.S. I am not knocking Spybot in any way shape or form, neither am I knocking PepiMk.
They are the best.
Trpm
 

Red Boy

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Thanks Trpm. That makes sense. Since I don't have that potential problem, I will leave unchecked. However, if anyone else has some thoughts to the contrary I would enjoy receiving.

Thanks again, Trpm.

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