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  1.    1 Week Ago #21

    Quote Originally Posted by Cerawy View Post
    This is correct, I have backup on my usb flash drives on my computer + 1 extra usb flash drive just in case.



    My modemrouter is a netgear C6250EMR, where do i see if the build in firewall is enabled?
    Hi there
    @Cerawy

    depending on the model it will be found probably in the security section

    Most routers have a web page usually at something like 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 or whatever depending on your LAN

    Here's where it is on mine

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    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2.    1 Week Ago #22
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Panama City Beach ,FL
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro

    The Windows Defender, after version 1709, is now one of the best and most robust antivirus you can use. Microsoft has really added a lot of protection in the newest version. It's what I am now using instead of Kaspersky. it's fully integrated into Windows and I never hear from it. I have been computing since 1995 and have an idea on how to browse and how not to browse and this helps. That being said, take a look at the new Defender and what it has to offer.
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  3.    1 Week Ago #23

    @Cerawy:
    Quote Originally Posted by Cerawy View Post
    My modemrouter is a netgear C6250EMR, where do i see if the build in firewall is enabled?
    By logging into the Netgear router, the default IP for which is http://192.168.1.1 .
    The screen you'd be looking for is 'WAN setup', and you would want that first checkbox 'Disable IPv4 Firewall Protection' to NOT be checked
    (which is the default setting anyway). http://screenshots.portforward.com/r.../WAN_Setup.htm .

    For advanced options:
    You can also selectively block specific services here - http://screenshots.portforward.com/r...k_Services.htm

    Or block devices on your network from accessing specific sites here - http://screenshots.portforward.com/r...lock_Sites.htm
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  4.    1 Week Ago #24
    Join Date : Nov 2017
    Posts : 36
    Windows 10 home

    I have had good protection from Webroot, it's got a lite foot print, and it let's your computer move at speed. I keep my browsers clean with Superantispyware, once in a while it catches some adware on my machines too.
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  5.    1 Week Ago #25

    Quote Originally Posted by bookfox View Post
    @Cerawy:


    By logging into the Netgear router, the default IP for which is http://192.168.1.1 .
    The screen you'd be looking for is 'WAN setup', and you would want that first checkbox 'Disable IPv4 Firewall Protection' to NOT be checked
    (which is the default setting anyway). http://screenshots.portforward.com/r.../WAN_Setup.htm .

    For advanced options:
    You can also selectively block specific services here - http://screenshots.portforward.com/r...k_Services.htm

    Or block devices on your network from accessing specific sites here - http://screenshots.portforward.com/r...lock_Sites.htm

    Hi there
    @Cerawy
    You should also block all inbound and outbound ports you aren't using - also UDP ones as well as TCP. Finding open ports is one of the easiest ways Hackers can get into your machine whatever AV program you have installed -- the best protection is to block them from accessing your system in the first place !!!!

    Good thing about doing this in the ROUTER rather than the software firewall is that it stops anything acting before the software firewall detects it and you can get a log of IP addresses etc of where the request came from. The IP address won't always be the "Real one" if people hide themselves via TOR etc but it's a very good starting point.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  6.    1 Week Ago #26
    Join Date : Feb 2017
    Posts : 289
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    I just checked and "Disable IPv4 Firewall Protection" is not checked in my modem. I also have an option called "Disable Port Scan and DoS Protection" which is checked.
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  7.    1 Week Ago #27
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Newport, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 2,026
    Windows 10 Pro x64 FCU - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing

    If you wish to harden your system security the main "Guru" that I always used when things were a lot more open on the Internet was Steve Gibson of Gibson Research Corporation

    His SheildsUp! freeware is still available and although the basics of windows security has progressed is still valid, it's available here and can show potential issues with your two way link to the net.

    The site is also still a good browse and listen (podcast) on a Winters evening for self education
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  8.    1 Week Ago #28

    Quote Originally Posted by Cerawy View Post
    I just checked and "Disable IPv4 Firewall Protection" is not checked in my modem. I also have an option called "Disable Port Scan and DoS Protection" which is checked.
    Yes, that's the default setting. There are others here who are more well versed in the finer details, but my own opinion: uncheck the 'Disable Port scan and DoS Protection' box.
    To quote Jimbo45, "Finding open ports is one of the easiest ways Hackers can get into your machine whatever AV program you have installed -- the best protection is to block them from accessing your system in the first place !!!!" - and the 'Port Scan' would be how they would find the open ports.
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  9.    1 Week Ago #29
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 319
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit

    I use ESET NOD 32, it's fast and won't slow down your PC.
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  10.    1 Week Ago #30
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Ontario Canada
    Posts : 25
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by xrobwx View Post
    The Windows Defender, after version 1709, is now one of the best and most robust antivirus you can use. Microsoft has really added a lot of protection in the newest version. It's what I am now using instead of Kaspersky. it's fully integrated into Windows and I never hear from it. I have been computing since 1995 and have an idea on how to browse and how not to browse and this helps. That being said, take a look at the new Defender and what it has to offer.
    I have to agree with @xrobwx. I switched from many years (No Problems) of using Avira to the new and most robust antivirus you can use.
    In my opinion the "New Windows Defender" is the best bang for your money. Best of all it's "Free" I just luv the new "Protected Folders" feature.
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