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Firewall, Virus Protection, & Kid Protection Software for Home Devices?

I am what passes for the IT person for my household. I am not qualified. We have a couple home PCs (windows 7 & 8), a couple iPads, and some Kindle Fires. At the moment, I have no up-to-date anti-virus software, no programs to keep my kids from looking at inappropriate stuff, and no firewall software. What should I have installed on the PCs? Are their apps I should have on the devices? Are there other things I should be doing? [more inside]
posted by Alluring Mouthbreather on Oct 6, 2016 - 8 answers

Computer defense

I'm getting a new computer (Windows 10). What are the current best practices in personal computer protection, starting from the beginning? [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Jan 12, 2016 - 15 answers

Website managers - do you block web requests by country of origin?

Website and network managers - do you block web requests by country of origin? [more inside]
posted by dirtdirt on Jan 4, 2016 - 15 answers

Too many reviews and all of them different

So cornfuzed! What are the best free firewall and virus checker out there? [more inside]
posted by BlueHorse on May 31, 2014 - 6 answers

How can I convince my VoIP router (PAP2T) to connect?

I'm trying to get my VoIP at home (through a PAP2T, working perfectly until now) working with a new router (Linksys DIR-825), and having no luck past a certain point. My provider's support service isn't very supportive. [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Apr 26, 2014 - 9 answers

Can't reach one particular website/domain

Asking for a friend: Despite not having changed hard- or software, my friend can't access a website that is up and running normally. He can access it (and his account) from other locations (i.e. friend's place), just not from home. What's going on and how does he fix it? [more inside]
posted by MinusCelsius on Jul 8, 2013 - 14 answers

Internet in China

What are the best practices for internet security in China? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 1, 2013 - 10 answers

Enforcing firewall in OS X

How can I enforce a firewall -- built-in or 3rd-party -- in OS X, such that even someone with an admin account can't disable it? [more inside]
posted by mendel on May 24, 2013 - 16 answers

Need advice for a corporate LAN/port/network security issue.

I have a corporate LAN/port/network security issue that I'm looking for some advice on. [more inside]
posted by JPowers on May 22, 2013 - 13 answers

Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?

I installed PeerBlock recently, and am amazed how much it is blocking. Who are these guys, how did they get in my computer, and what can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by ubiquity on Dec 5, 2012 - 9 answers

Recommendations for a ultra low power / 12v? PC to run Smoothwall

I'm looking for recommendations for a ultra low power / 12v? PC to run Smoothwall [more inside]
posted by toocan on Nov 20, 2012 - 8 answers

Is it safe?

Yesterday I added a network print server device to my home network. How can I know that it is secure? Can I firewall it to prevent it from sending anything out to the internet? A few more details inside. [more inside]
posted by DarkForest on Nov 13, 2012 - 5 answers

Beyond the great firewall?

What is the best way to stay connected during a trip to China? [more inside]
posted by Urban Hermit on Sep 9, 2012 - 11 answers

Help me keep Chinese hackers at bay

Help me block China [more inside]
posted by bellastarr on Aug 3, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me learn about my IT needs

I am looking for some resources for a non-IT person who needs to solve the IT needs of a small but growing consultancy business. Heavy snowfall inside. [more inside]
posted by OctopusRex on May 24, 2012 - 5 answers

Calling from an iPhone on wireless in china

How can I call an american telephone number (landline or cell) from an iPhone that 1. Has only wireless, and 2. Is behind the Chinese firewall? [more inside]
posted by Rinku on Apr 15, 2012 - 5 answers

Anti-Virus softare and Firewall

Firewall and Anti-Virus Software [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on Feb 6, 2012 - 10 answers

Yay ipads for everyone! Now what?

I'm looking for a step by step guide to ipad 1:1 deployment in schools. [more inside]
posted by aetg on Nov 28, 2011 - 5 answers

Motorola Netopia Firewall Settings to Solve Streaming Media Problems?

Does anyone know how to configure the firewall settings on a new-model Motorola Netopia 2247-N8 modem/router? I am having severe issues with streaming audio/video (endless buffering, permanent stopping), and my ISP's only suggestion is to adjust the firewall on my device. However, my GUI seems to be missing the buttons/links/menus necessary to even access the firewall settings. [more inside]
posted by kaboomer on Nov 1, 2011 - 8 answers

Please help me configure and secure my Ubuntu-based combined home file server/public web server/VNC server!

Please help me configure and secure my Ubuntu-based combined home file server/public web server/VNC server! I am building a low-ish power home file server, which will likely run Ubuntu 11.04 or 11.10 (possibly server edition), and I should be able to set up a basic samba share easily enough. But I would also like to use the same computer to serve a few basic webpages, and I would like to provide ssh and ideally VNC or RDP-like access from outside the LAN. I can probably get the basic software set up, but I'm a n00b when it comes to NAT stuff, firewalls, and security issues generally. I would also appreciate help with setting up dynamic DNS. [more inside]
posted by dilettanti on Oct 7, 2011 - 6 answers

I Hate McAfee

I mistakenly installed some version of a McAfee update on my relatively new Dell. The McAfee subscription was included. I did not choose this thing. Any way, McAfee has taken over my Windows firewall settings and I can not edit them. At all. I tried to do it through McAfee to no avail. So I tried calling McAfee, but they wanted me to pay for support. So I deleted McAfee. Unfortunately that did not remove the hold over windows firewall. [more inside]
posted by Red58 on Aug 22, 2010 - 9 answers

How do I set up a proxy server for China?

What's the best way to set up a proxy for surfing from China? We'll be moving next month to China and Mrs. arcticseal is concerned that she won't be able to satisfy her Facebook and Google addiction if they're blocked. [more inside]
posted by arcticseal on Jul 29, 2010 - 6 answers

Hey man, get outta mah computer

I suspect someone in my network connected to my computer today twice while my firewall was not working. Does this mean what I think it does, and what should I do from here? [more inside]
posted by ultrabuff on Jul 20, 2010 - 13 answers

How can I mirror a remote web page on my local browser?

I don't want to remote control my PC's desktop (via LogMeIn), I just want to remotely web browse... [more inside]
posted by blahtsk on Jun 3, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me rid this school of Google Buzz

How do I keep students from abusing and bullying each other through Google Buzz while they're at school? [more inside]
posted by jehsom on May 4, 2010 - 30 answers

High-speed firewall for home useage

How do I find a firewall for at home that can deal with a very fast (32-100 Mbit) cable connection in Switzerland? [more inside]
posted by eurandom on Apr 22, 2010 - 11 answers

Firewalls, proxies and Wordpress

Can a firewall around a self-hosted Wordpress blog prevent widgets or plugins from working? I've had trouble installing some popular Wordpress widgets. When I look through support threads and forums, it looks like I'm doing all the right things. No typos, all settings correct for my situation, etc. No-one else seems to have a similar problem. [more inside]
posted by harriet vane on Apr 13, 2010 - 6 answers

How can I send an executable file?

How can I send an executable file, namely, the Skydur VPN software, to a friend in China (I am also in China)? Gmail does not allow this, and her options for alternatives are rather limited. As is my knowledge about these things... [more inside]
posted by dawson on Mar 23, 2010 - 15 answers

Juniper Netscreen Question

I need to have 2 subnets (/29s) on the external/untrust interface on my netscreen firewall. It will be NATing and I'll need to use VIPs from both subnets. [more inside]
posted by hylaride on Jan 19, 2010 - 5 answers


IMAP through an uncooperative proxy? [more inside]
posted by DU on Dec 18, 2009 - 13 answers

How can my friend get through his dad's Orwellian firewall?

My friend's dad has decided he's not worthy of an internet connection. How can my friend get through his dad's Orwellian firewall? [more inside]
posted by bewarethewumpus on Dec 8, 2009 - 47 answers

What is a firewall rule group?

What is a "firewall rule group"? When recently trying to install an MP3 player on my laptop, I was met with an error message that read "Operation Create Wireless Firewall Rule Group has failed," followed by Microsoft error code 0X80070057. I've searched around but haven't found much info on "rule groups." What is a firewall rule group, and is my wireless router somehow interrupting my hardware installation? Thanks!
posted by jackypaper on Oct 19, 2009 - 1 answer

Living abroad and can't access Gmail or Facebook - help!

I can search Google, read the news and view most websites, but specific sites like Facebook and Gmail won't load on my Mac Powerbook - I just get page load errors. Any idea what the problem is? [more inside]
posted by nicoleincanada on Oct 6, 2009 - 15 answers

best and easy handle FREE Linux based Firewall ?

Wich solution is the best balance between control and easy handle of a FREE Linux based Firewall ? [more inside]
posted by amomp3 on Aug 19, 2009 - 9 answers

Connectivity issues after IP changes

Our office recently changed ISPs, which meant changing our public IPs. Connectivity issues abound. I'm fairly certain the firewall is at fault, but I'm not sure where to go from here. [more inside]
posted by lholladay on Jun 23, 2009 - 6 answers

SSH through the AS12880 / DCI Iranian government-run firewall?

Iranian firewallfilter: How to make SSH traffic not resemble SSH traffic, when examined by a deep packet inspection device (Ellacoya, Narus, etc)? Other advice on specific types of VPN from within Iran also welcome. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Jun 22, 2009 - 18 answers

Is there a "family size" web task/calendar system that'll survive my work's firewall policy?

My household has suddenly found itself need of a new family-scale web-based planning/organization tool. This is tougher than it might sound as we (well, I) have some pretty twitchy technical requirements, thanks to my work's firewall rules. [more inside]
posted by Lazlo on May 28, 2009 - 5 answers

Google's services don't work in a specific way

Why aren't most google services working for me and why do the error pages look identical in firefox, chrome, and IE8? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on May 24, 2009 - 8 answers

tunnel port 80

I'm accessing the Internet via a public wireless system with most or all ports blocked except port 80, and perhaps port 443. Mainly I want to do some ftp to my website, or perhaps a remote admin session on my home computer. How can I tunnel traffic through port 80? [more inside]
posted by diode on May 1, 2009 - 8 answers

Hardware question about installing *BSD on old Sun equipment as a SOHO firewall/router.

Can someone give me any pointers, tips, or caveats about installing BSD on sun hardware for use as a firewall/router? [more inside]
posted by Myles on Feb 1, 2009 - 6 answers

Learning about firewalls and general computing

I allowed perl access past my firewall (Am I even saying that right?). Should I be worried? And how do I learn more about the subject so I'm not so clueless in the future? [more inside]
posted by dicetumbler on Jan 11, 2009 - 8 answers

Building a wall inside...

Victorian house construction/DIY: building a wall in a shared loft (attic). 'What's this thing?' and 'Am I doing it right?' [more inside]
posted by boosh on Jan 1, 2009 - 7 answers

Last.fm Scrobbler and firewall woes

Is there a specific file in which the last.fm scrobbler caches scrobbled music which has not been uploaded? I am stuck behind a corporate firewall at work which prevents the last.fm scrobbler from uploading the tracks I've listened to. I'm not interested in bypassing the firewall at work but instead am wondering if it's possible instead to transfer a file to my home PC so that the cached tracks can be uploaded by the copy of the scrobbler running on that machine. Any thoughts appreciated.
posted by patricio on Nov 25, 2008 - 3 answers

Pleas Please Me

I need security software that blocks specific programs from using the internet. ZoneAlarm does this well, but it does not do this completely. Help? [more inside]
posted by gensubuser on Nov 6, 2008 - 15 answers

Where's the best place to host a .cn version of a website?

Where's the best place for us to host the .cn version of our website? [more inside]
posted by Hartster on Nov 5, 2008 - 2 answers

Understanding throughput..the right way..

Firewall and VPN throughput: Please help me understand the real world difference ? [more inside]
posted by hboogz on Oct 16, 2008 - 9 answers

recycled PCs as m0n0wall WAN/VPN routers - worth messing with?

ITfilter: Thinking about a new firewall/WAN VPN router - should I bother trying to roll my own with m0n0wall? [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Oct 2, 2008 - 4 answers

Wall of confusion

Safely use someone elses ADSL connection ? [more inside]
posted by southof40 on Sep 21, 2008 - 6 answers

500 MHZ PIII + FreeNAS + OpenVPN + m0n0wall = love?

My girlfriend has expanded her theater management business, hired some employees, and wants to have a file server, have a firewall, and have remote access to the office network. Can I do all this with a Dell PowerEdge 500Mhz PIII? If so.. [more inside]
posted by pegstar on Aug 21, 2008 - 9 answers

XP Filter: I set up a non admin account for safer computing -- Am I safe enough now?

I've read so much here lately 1 2 3 about not browsing as an admin, decided to check it out and yepper, I surely was using an admin account. I've set up a non admin account, made a few other changes (described inside), hoping to find out from The Hive Mind if I am now safe enough to breathe easy(er). [more inside]
posted by dancestoblue on Jul 21, 2008 - 14 answers

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