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Old 01-12-2011, 02:04 PM   #121
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cool guide... i think i should have read this before i got phis'd (no worries now)

i think if steam would be on linux too, this list 4 linux users would be a lot shorter....
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:45 AM   #122
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Nice thread.
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:35 AM   #123
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thanks for this
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Old 01-25-2011, 12:50 AM   #124
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How about adding Web of Trust to the list?
It is small plugin available for all current browsers.

It is also absolutely free and warn from most phishing/untrustable sites. It also is based on feedback from users and can warn you from bad sites. To rate a site you have to register, but not for using the plugin.

There is an round icon in your control elements. It also gives you big warning, when you visit bad sites and you have to accept it to visit the site.

There are 3 colours which indicates:
Green - site have good ratings and should be trustable.
Yellow - you should be warned and maybe check the ratings/comments.
Red - probably bad site, so just close it, or surf at own risk.

It is realy helpful for people who are not familiar with computers, but also experienced user will find it useful sometimes.
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:19 AM   #125
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good post but I think there are too many different colors and font sizes. Thus the text is hard to read and too confusing...
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:21 PM   #126
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Thanks for this, it was a great guide
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Old 03-19-2011, 04:24 PM   #127
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Great info man Thanks
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Old 03-27-2011, 04:46 AM   #128
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Great man!
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Old 05-05-2011, 03:47 PM   #129
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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
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Old 05-22-2011, 02:55 PM   #130
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very helpful.
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Old 05-22-2011, 02:56 PM   #131
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Cool

Quote:
Originally Posted by Desirede View Post
thx for post.this forum has always come very interesting discussions ... I hope this will continue
haha VERY interesting topics come up.
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Old 05-24-2011, 04:50 PM   #132
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I got tricked into a phishing site. After I typed in my Steam username and password I thought it probably was a phishing site.

So I immediately changed my password to something secure. I got lucky because nothing happened.
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:40 PM   #133
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Found a virus after cleaning out my laptop, after much pain and suffering I went though...

No idea if it originated from the steam installation file, but that's what I assumed it is from.

Just gonna report it here:
"endprocess.exe" with a win32:killapp-w in it.
Only avast could detect that, and I've yet to know if there's any more hidden viruses that's rarely detectable after cleaning my pc.

Me and my programming friend was wondering how the heck could a virus end up in a steam installation file, since my friend's avast went off when downloading it...
And the site apparently uses SSL encryption so I don't know how it got into the files... Maybe somehow the virus got into the installation as it was hosted?
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Old 06-04-2011, 11:50 PM   #134
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Thank you so much for this extremely thorough guide! I've done my best to use common sense when it comes to my security, but this guide will really help me to tighten my security a lot. Thanks again!
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:52 PM   #135
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Nice guide, thanks!
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