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By jdclyde ·
Got a home user, using his personal computer from his house, using his personal internet connection. No kids, so that is not a concern either.

Nothing he is using or doing is work related, just a "case of beer" side job.

The user wants to "safely surf porn". This puts me in a new situation, as this isn't exactly what they teach you in network management classes. :0

Which browser is the most secure for this activity?
IE with everything patched and java/activex/scripting turned off?
FireFox?
Opra?
I have never seen this as a selling point of a browser before. "We do porn better!" ;\

He has two systems, one Win2k and one WinXPpro and he will be using both.
I tried talking him into a linux distro, but he was not interested.
I tried talking him into "user" account, but he was not interested. Didn't want to have to deal with multiple logins. ~sigh~

So he is not making things easy on me, and I am tired of having to remove malware all the time! (yes, I take in my own keyboard and mouse! :0 ) Back to school now and I have my boys full time now, I just don't have time to keep messing with this!

Just stopping supporting the guy will cause hard feelings, so I would like to just lock the system down as much as possible.

Any ideas? I know, this is a strange one!

(For the topic I was torn between net security and windows, but ended up siding with security.)

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Get Zone. Do it NOW

by Tig2 In reply to User wants porn

Push him to the Zone Suite, go with Zone Free if you ABSOLUTELY must.

Install that puppy and then go to www.grc.com to insure that he is shielded. Make any required changes until he IS shielded. I am certain that you have other malware sniffers installed. Teach him how to use them.

Set the firewall to not allow incoming traffic- configure for blocked and tell me if you have any problems with this through Zone- I have a tutorial.

You might want to also consider hiding the Admin account and creating a super user but I don't know enough about either the system or the user to know if this is do-able.

Good luck!

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So..I'm reading these posts

by maecuff In reply to Get Zone. Do it NOW

to my husband. He suggests that in addition to zone, to look into this:

http://anonymizer.com/consumer/products/total_net_shield/

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lol, news groups

by DanLM In reply to So..I'm reading these pos ...

chuckle, i was told this was the safest way. No popups.

roflmao

I cant beleive I answered this

Dan

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Come to think about it

by jdclyde In reply to lol, news groups

I don't know if he is using news groups, or just randomly looking around. :0 Never thought to ask where he is going and how (really didn't want that much information, ya know?)

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Cheggit.net

by Jessie In reply to Come to think about it

So... "this guy I know" runs cheggit.net, it's a bit torrent site, and you can bet your sweet patuttie that if you're spreading the downloading and sharing of these files around to multiple users, the users are pretty quick to point out which ones are corrupt and will ban repeat offenders. It's a whole geek-porn community. They've all "got each other's back" so to speak. Hairy backs and all even... ewwww

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Don't think net shield would help

by jdclyde In reply to So..I'm reading these pos ...

looking at the site, it is for creating a vpn between you and your destination to keep people from sniffing your traffic. Does it really work for hubby?

It is people at the other end I am concerned about!

Yeah, zone alarm, AVG, AdAware, and S&D will all be on the system.

I haven't looked at the whole zone alarm package. Guess I should see what that would add to the mix.

I really should take the time to learn how to mess around with disk images. Have heard about booting from a shadow image each time, so any changes are not saved. Wonder what that would do for me?

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after a closer look

by jdclyde In reply to Don't think net shield wo ...

I see the VPN is set up to THEM, and THEY act as a proxy for you so nothing gets pack to you or who you are. Interesting.

Wonder how much latency and overhead this adds onto a connection?

$99 a year. Need to look at the rest of the features.

Thanks mae!

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No problem

by maecuff In reply to after a closer look

I knew my husband's obessive need for complete and total privacy would come in handy one day. :)

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Send it to me rather

by collspam In reply to after a closer look

any porn pics you may have... at collspam@googlemail.com, but no spam please ;-)

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check out avast

by heml0ck In reply to Don't think net shield wo ...

their anitvirus is pretty good.... also does malware... the home edition is free, and is stoopidly easy to use...
I would use Firefox with the IE tabbed extension. That way, if needed you can open IE pages in the Firefox browser....
I've found that with the full suite of protective tools, IE is really bogged down... it works, but is slow.

Another tool to look at is called RestoreIt. It is a partition recovery tool that you can use to restore to a known good config,

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