My Home Windows PC Security…

…culled from tweets.


I meant to write this for sometime. I just never got around to it. I felt moved to tweet the bare bones notes earlier today.


I will replicate those here.


– Avast for AV

– I try to separate out my on-line life as Purpleslog from my real life as XXXX.

– I have an use a cross-cut paper shredder

– I don’t use my own email client. I use GMAIL for Purpleslog and Yahoo Email for XXXXX for their anti-malware

– Secunia Personal Software Inspector for Application patches and updates

– I have MS Updates set to auto-download. I require it to wait for me to install.

– I have the MS Firewall turned on.

OpenDNS for some further AV and Mal-ware screening –

– Browser extension WOT – to give warnings of malicious web sites

– Browser extension Adblock Plus to reduce ads and ad-based malware

– Browser extension Flashblock to curtail unexpected Flash

– Browser extension HTTPS-Everywhere to force more SSL/TLS/HTTPS usage

– I use Foxit as my PDF reader. I don’t uses Adobe’s.

– Choose good passwords. Don’t re-use across systems. I use Password Safe to contain them.

– For my home WiFi, I use good and long passwords.

– Secure Zip

I ‘ll add Mac OS/X stuff in the future TBD.


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