posted on Jun, 29 2011 @ 02:53 PM
^^^ - That's something that's going to be difficult to find. Your best bet is to ask general questions and get others to give their opinions.
There are so many different options, and layers to security and the likes, it would be next to impossible to grab all of it. Are you wondering about
firewalls? Anti-virus, anti-malware, spyware, root kits, etc.?
So far, I have never been hacked, or had an infection. Here's what I run. Don't know if this will get you started or not.
My cable modem connects into a PC running Smoothwall. Smoothwall acts as a firewall, as well as the router. I have 3 network interfaces on the
"internal" side of this machine. Smootwall breaks their interfaces into colors; Red, Green, Purple and Orange. Here is how they are laid out, and
a general overview of their functions.
Red: External, connected to your modem.
Green: Internal, secure LAN (Mine is wired) - This interface can access all others by default. This is where my personal computers and file
Purple: Internal, secure LAN/WAN (Mine is wired and wireless) - My wireless laptops, Xbox, DVR, Blu-Ray, etc. connect to this LAN.
Orange: This is my DMZ. I have a bogus web server on there, with no security. This is so people can play and think they're stealing
something, while my firewall logs appropriate information for me to retaliate later. It's an old P2 system, running Windows 2000. If they totally
destroy it, I don't really care. At least they won't be messing with my other stuff stuff.
Anti-Virus - Panda. I run Panda because a long time ago, there was a piece of code called "Magic Lantern" that McAfee and Norton agreed to NOT look
for, but Panda told Magic Lantern's creators to shove it. There are a lot of good anti-virus software, and people will differ on opinions here.
Nod32 is a good one too. Remember though, none of these are any good, if you don't update your software regularly (daily).
Anti-Malware - Malwarebytes. Update, boot to safe mode, and run a scan. It works very well. I only run this about once a month or every 2 months.
Only when I'm paranoid. The Malwarebytes forums occasionally update a program called "combofix" that cleans root kits. I've fixed several
people's computers using this, in conjunction with Malwarebytes.
Anti-Spyware - Spybot S&D. Like Malwarebytes, I only run this occasionally.
Note1: If you use wireless, use WPA2 or later security and have a strong key.
Note2: For your passwords, don't use "password" or the name of your dog, or anything like that. Use upper case, lower case, numbers, and special
characters if possible.
Note3: Avoid connecting your laptops/phones to public WiFi networks.
Note4: Don't go to Warez sites, stay away from file sharing things like Bearshare, Torrents, etc (unless you know what you're doing, and can afford
to lose your data if your system gets infected).
There's a lot more to consider, but hopefully this gets you looking in the right direction.