No stove jokes please, or I may give you a whether report. Excellent information. Just what I'm looking for. Thanks.
I didn't understand your code. I'm computer literate, but not an expert. I think I know how to ask intelligent questions (at least I think they are). So help me a little more with the following:
lua-sandboxie-returnil- soft and hard firewalls
1. I have a hardware firewall in my router. I have Windows' software firewall but unless they've upgraded it and check both incoming and outgoing, it's probably not adequate. Do you have a name brand software firewall that you prefer?
2. lua - don't know what it means. Sounds like a Hawaiian feast. What do you mean by it?
3. sandboxie - Googled and found it. Is it anti- virus, malware, spyware, rootkit, everything else? What's meant by sandbox in this context?
4. returnil - Googling finds something that really sounds like a "sandbox." Sounds like everything runs on a virtual system instead of the "real" Windows so the real system isn't trashed if something bad gets through, and damage recovery is easier. Does it actually contain anti-anything too (redundant)?
Do you use the freeware versions of these four things or payware? (Sometimes payware is overkill.) Do they work for both Windows 7 Deluxe and Windows XP Home? Multi-PC packages available? I have three that need to be secured.
Finally, Microsoft Security Essentials - what do you think of it?
Hey, I just noticed you only have one blue square by your name. I have two squares and you're answering my questions. Can I trust you? (Let's have some fun with this while we're talking about serious things.)
Edited by GaryGranath, 20 July 2010 - 09:37 PM.