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Old 03-04-2012, 08:22 AM   #151
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I use it, and find it quite excellent.
Idk man, it never detects anything. Does this mean that I have no viruses? I doubt it
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:56 AM   #152
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This guide needs some updating.

To protect yourself all you need is this guide:

Microsoft Security Essentials
Google Chrome
Windows 7
exactly. this right here. while chrome is googles spyware its still the fastest and best option for an androidfanboi like me

honestly common sense will keep you safe. but you nailed it MSE is great
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:38 PM   #153
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Determining which Steam ports are blocked

Firebind is a useful tool to figure out which of the required Steam UDP and TCP ports are being blocked by a firewall in the Steam client to Internet (outgoing) direction.

http://www.firebind.com/steam

this site will test all of the ports in the Steam FAQ:

Steam Client
UDP 27000 to 27015 inclusive (Game client traffic)
UDP 27015 to 27030 inclusive (Typically Matchmaking and HLTV)
TCP 27014 to 27050 inclusive (Steam downloads)
UDP 4380

Dedicated or Listen Servers
TCP 27015 (SRCDS Rcon port)

Steamworks P2P Networking and Steam Voice Chat
UDP 3478 (Outbound)
UDP 4379 (Outbound)
UDP 4380 (Outbound)

Additional Ports for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer
UDP 1500 (outbound)
UDP 3005 (outbound)
UDP 3101 (outbound)
UDP 28960
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:36 AM   #154
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thank you for this helphul topic
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:32 AM   #155
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Great guide ty so much.
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Old 05-13-2012, 02:04 PM   #156
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"Viruses cannot be spread in the following ways:

-Downloading models/sounds/skins from a Counterstrike server or any server for that matter.

-Be transferred from one player to another in a server."

I once got a download request from a CounterStrike 1.6 server. It was a .com file with a nondescript name, so it was EXTREMELY suspicious.
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Old 05-22-2012, 04:15 AM   #157
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nice info
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:18 AM   #158
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Thanks for taking the time
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:15 PM   #159
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Can I use "Microsoft Security Essentials" as anti-virus program? Am I fully protected with this simple program?
It's good, but it's nowhere near the best.
2011 end of year report from av-comparatives.org
http://www.av-comparatives.org/image...erview2011.gif
Graph of missed viruses.
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/7333627/Sha...1_19-12-47.png
March 2012 detection rate rankings.
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/7333627/Sha...1_19-13-41.png

In terms of raw protection, you're better off with other, free alternatives, such as Avira or Avast.

Sources:
http://www.av-comparatives.org/en/co...ummary-reports
http://www.av-comparatives.org/en/co...detection-test
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:25 PM   #160
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exactly. this right here. while chrome is googles spyware its still the fastest and best option for an androidfanboi like me

honestly common sense will keep you safe. but you nailed it MSE is great
Will common sense alone protect you from a drive-by attack? The answer is no. At least you're using MSE, as something is better than nothing, but please refrain from spreading dangerous information such as "Common sense will keep you safe."

There are several times in which reputable sites were hacked and malware was hosted on them, and can cause drive-by downloads that have dangerous viruses and malware. A famous case was around last year or so FPSBANANA was hacked and many users got malware as a result.

Source.
http://www.sophos.com/en-us/security...t/html-01.aspx
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:28 PM   #161
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For passwords, I strongly recommend you generate passwords using this site.
http://world.std.com/~reinhold/diceware.html

It will give you passwords that are very easy to remember yet virtually impossible to guess.

Also, everyone should look into the Firefox addons "AdBlock Plus," and "NoScript," as these will give you an additional layer of security and privacy.
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Old 06-23-2012, 06:49 PM   #162
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Well done. Great little guide.
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Old 06-30-2012, 11:15 AM   #163
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Thank you for this nice guide .
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:00 AM   #164
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common sense is a trait everyone should have learnd by the age of 14 or earlier, I think of it as common logic, unless you have a reason to not have attained common sense or common logic(illness) then I assume somone looks after you or at least should do.

The sad fact is people are lazy which is suprising because it takes litle effort to apply some logic and gamers should be a prime example of using it everytime they play a game so it's hard to understand why it escapes them when they are typing in their username or password into anything other than the steam login dialog box.

If you have no mental reason why you cannot grasp this concept(common sense and logic) then you deserve what ever is coming to you. life is a and you learn the hard way or you apply your grey matter and at least get through this world with some sort of dignity
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Old 07-15-2012, 02:54 PM   #165
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For passwords, I strongly recommend you generate passwords using this site.
http://world.std.com/~reinhold/diceware.html
It looks like that just generates a random string of dictionary words. That's a good starting place but by itself it won't even hold up to a quick dictionary attack.
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