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 Post subject: [ART] HOSTS files, IP blacklists, toolbars - is it enough
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:33 am 
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I was actually meaning to do a review of the toolbars available such as SiteHound, WOT, SiteAdvisor etc, but decided to write the following first. It's likely filled with the blindingly obvious but opinions/corrections are welcome anyway.

Short of corrections/ammendments, it will be published within the next day or two.

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Back in 2006, I wrote an article on the HOSTS file, and how it added an improvement to the security of your computer. Whilst this has not changed, the malware scene has and thus, the security needed to protect your computer, has changed drastically.


http://hosts-file.net/docs/art_12082008.html

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 Post subject: Re: [ART] HOSTS files, IP blacklists, toolbars - is it enough
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:25 pm 
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Meant to add a part about recommended AM apps Embarassed

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 Post subject: Re: [ART] HOSTS files, IP blacklists, toolbars - is it enough
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:34 pm 
I didn't see vURL listed.



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 Post subject: Re: [ART] HOSTS files, IP blacklists, toolbars - is it enough
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:01 pm 
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I was gonna mention it, but wasn't sure whether to as the article is aimed toward newbies, and I don't know many that would understand the code anyway.

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http://mysteryfcm.co.uk/?mode=Articles& ... 12-08-2008

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It doesn't use the standard format, but it's fine once you get used to it.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:27 pm 
good information in the article, but what about information on which services can be set to manual or disabled without getting errors on the computers? or is this sites good enough? http://www.theeldergeek.com/services_guide.htm http://www.blackviper.com/



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