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  1. #11


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    security


    Hello
    I have been reading about Mint mate and more.

    It is truly amazing that it is an OS in a flash drive and can be worked and configured.

    I still have to study as I like to look before I jump.

    While we are on the topic of security, may I ask, "Are there dongles or usb cards you can buy from Verizon and ATT, for example, that provide secure on the road protection?"

    I really appreciate the information you have given me to study this week.

    Peter

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  2. #12


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    may I ask, "Are there dongles or usb cards you can buy from Verizon and ATT, for example, that provide secure on the road protection?"
    I don't think that a dongle will give you anything other than connectivity. From there you have to have your own firewalls (in the OS and the router) and a muscular AV program.

    But none of that is really 100% secure. Even the best AV program will not be able to catch all the Malware. Therefore it is a lot safer to operate with Linux on the persistant stick or in a virtual partition.

    Linux is hardly ever being attacked by a virus and if it really is, your Linux installation can be easily deleted and reestablished in little time.

    For the vitual pratition you just delete the VMware folder in Documents and roll in a backup folder that you have copied and safely stored earlier.

    For the stick installation, you just reformat the stick and reinstall Linux which is a 10 to 20 minute job with a few clicks.

    And should you want to keep files from your browsing activity, you first check them on-line in Linux with the Virus Total site. If they pass there, then they are 100% safe and can be written either to your host system (in the case of a virtual partition) or to an external device for later usage in the host system.
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  3. #13


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    on the road protection


    I see. I always thought that having Verizon or ATT as the admin + having one of their cards offered security, more so than Wi-Fi but I guess I was wrong. I have Defender with Win 8, MBAM and my router. The router would not be involved if I were on line as it could not be involved mechanically.

    As I said I am off to study your ideas and thank you again.

    peter
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  4. #14


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Hi Peter,

    You gave me the idea for another tutorial which will describe 2 options for 100% safe surfing the net in places where you deal with an open WiFi - or even at home.

    The firewalls and the AV programs can only do so much but they cannot protect your system and your data 100%.

    I will be posting this tutorial on the sevenforums (because there it is easier to post than here). When this is done, I'll send you the link.
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  5. #15


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    apprecaietion


    That will be wonderful and I look forward to viewing it. Thank you. Many people will be in better shape than they would have been when traveling or our of the house.
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  6. #16


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    I am just uploading the last video. This turned out to be a lot more involved than I first thought because I am showing 2 different options.

    Once the upload is done I will post it. That will take a couple of hours because of all the pictures and the formatting. So this afternoon it should be ready.
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  7. #17


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    VM


    By all means take your time. The work must entail much thought and effort.
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  8. #18


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Here we go. It was a lot of work as you will see. I hope you find it useful.

    Safe Internet Browsing - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  9. #19


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    VM


    Hello
    I have begun to familiarize myself with the tutorial using Win 8 x 64 with 6 GB memory and 1T.

    An incredible amount of work was done to accomplish this.

    I will be studying for some time then I will have a few questions before I continue, I am sure.

    Many people will be safer when on the road because of this, so, kudos.

    Peter
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  10. #20


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Post back if you have questions. I was trying to make the tutorial pretty clear and comprehensive. Fortunately I had some of the videos 'in stock'. The tough part was to get it right posting in the tutorial section - especially all those pictures.

    I suggest you start with the USB stick version. That is fast after you downloaded the Mint Mate .iso. But the VMware version is more useful in the long run. I use it all the time. And make some of the settings that are described in chapter 4. They are no rocket science and they will make it much nicer to operate.
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