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    Junior Member flinchlock's Avatar
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    Question Am I too layered or not layered enough?

    My first post... please be kind.

    Iím so confused on how to protect my familiesí PCís!

    QUESTION: Am I too layered, not layered enough, need different comboís, need firewall on EACH PC?

    ANY and ALL comments would be greatly appreciated!

    Our PC/surf habits are mostly MS Word, "googling", and *Web* Email. We donít download music or movies, and we donít (on purpose) go to any porn/warez sites. We are connected to the Internet about +12 hours/day.

    My setup is:

    1. Dial-up modem on a dedicated PC (233MHz/256MB) using IPCop 1.4.2 *nix NAT firewall feeding a "wired" hub. (http://sourceforge.net/projects/ipcop/)
    2. My PC (1.2MHz/384MB) running XP/SP2
      1. Resident software:
        1. avast! Home Edition Free 4.5.561: Internet Mail = High, Network Shield = High, Standard Shield = High and scan all files on open/create/modify
        2. Spybot Ė Search & Destroy 1.3: Resident "SDHelper" active
        3. SpywareGuard 2.2: Enable all protection
        4. ProcessGuard Free 3.150
        5. Prevex Home Free 2.0
      2. On-Demand software:
        1. avast! Home Edition Free 4.5.561: Local disks, Through, Scan archive files
        2. Spybot Ė Search & Destroy 1.3: Lock "hosts" file as read-only, Add Spybot-S&D hosts list
        3. SpywareBlaster 3.2: Enable all protection
        4. Ad-Aware SE 1.05
        5. CWShredder 2.12
        6. HijackThis 1.99.0
        7. ADSSpy 1.07
        8. a-squared Free 1.5.2
        9. hpguru's HOSTS File (http://www.dozleng.com/hpguru/)
        10. Firefox 1.0
        11. Internet Explorer:
          1. Cookie settings: Internet Zone = Session Only Cookies, Trusted Zone = Only First Party Cookies
          2. Internet Zone Security settings: Change "Medium" level to "High" level
          3. Trusted Zone Security settings: Change "Low" level to "Medium" level
          4. Restricted Zone Security settings: A "zillion" bad sites
        12. Sun Java 2 Runtime Environment Standard Edition (build 1.4.2_06-b03)
        13. XPlite (http://www.litepc.com/xplite.html)
          Removed/uninstalled software/services:
          1. Outlook Express
          2. Windows Messenger
          3. Universal Plug and Play
          4. Remote Registry
          5. Remote Assistance
          6. Windows Media Player 9+ (only have version 6.4 installed)
    3. Family PC (400MHz/256MB) running XP/SP2
      Same as my PC, except NO ProcessGuard, Prevex, or Firefox.
    4. Two laptops XP/SP2 (not tweaked yet and not connected to the LAN)
    5. SAMBA server (200MHz/128MB) running SuSE 9.2 Pro as a PDC (SAMBA 3.0.0-2.1).


    Mike

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    Hardware guy Super Moderator FastGame's Avatar
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    Man-o-Man I'd say you have everything covered, do you have a 12ga shotgun by the front door ? J/K

    If your setup runs fine then it looks ok to me

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    With all that hardware around I'd be running Squid and SquidGuard somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FastGame
    Man-o-Man I'd say you have everything covered, do you have a 12ga shotgun by the front door ? J/K

    If your setup runs fine then it looks ok to me
    That's his stealth setting

    But it all looks pretty good...

    LOL, all you got to do now, is keep the Power OFF and you'll be virus/spyware/adware free forever j/k

    You've done a good job, and should give you peace of mind.

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