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Offline Prince Serendip

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« Last Edit: February 08, 2016, 07:13:02 PM by Bugbatter »
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Re: MVPs HOSTS File Just Fine for Windows Ten
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2016, 02:31:50 PM »
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Just installed it on my new Win 10. After a few attempts, I was also able to install HostsMan, even though the download site does not say Win 10 supports HostsMan. As far as I can tell, it works just fine in updating MVPS Hosts File.

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Re: MVPs HOSTS File Just Fine for Windows Ten
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2016, 05:37:12 AM »
The MVPS HOSTS file was recently updated [February-08-2016]

http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm

Download: hosts.zip  http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.zip

How To: Download and Extract the HOSTS file http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts2.htm

HOSTS File - Frequently Asked Questions http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hostsfaq.htm

Note: the "text" version makes a great resource for determining possible unwanted connections ... http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.txt

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Windows 10 compatible security products
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2016, 01:30:16 PM »
After a few weeks playing with Windows 10 (and after a rather steep navigating learning curve, given the jump from Win 7), I'm pleased that most of the security programs I'm familiar with work well in Win 10.

Specifically:

-Panda Free AV
-HitmanPro 3.7 (free 2nd opinion scanner)
-Secunia PSI 3.0 (free)
-MVPS HOSTS File, and HostsMan Updater (both free)
-Sandboxie (sandboxed browser - free)
-Zemana Antilogger Free
-MBAM Free
-WinPatrol Free
-SpywareBlaster v.5.4 (free)

I chose to stick with Win 10's free native software firewall, particularly since I'm behind a hardware firewall in my router. Steve Gibson's "ShieldsUP" at grc.com tells me I am stealthed. ( https://www.grc.com/intro.htm )

In fact, most mainstream Anti-viruses are now compatible with Win 10:
betanews.com/.../upgrading-to-windows-10-here-are-the-compatible-antivirus-products-you-need

Although, strictly speaking, the following are not security products, I will mention them as both useful and compatible with Win 10 as well:
- Belarc Advisor (free)
- CCleaner (free)

The only security product I could not install was the browser extension Web of Trust (WOT). It is not supported by the Edge browser (which replaces IE 11). But then Edge allows no extensions. When I tried to download WOT for Firefox from the vendor, I kept getting WOT for Chrome, which I do not use, and will not allow on my systems.

Did I mention that all my Win 10 security is free? It's a bit of an experiment, I suppose, and as always, ymmv.

Update:

Because of ongoing problems with the Edge browser ("This page is having a problem loading", and clicking on links leading to a blank page) I activated IE 11 (searched my files for iexplore.exe, pinned it to my taskbar), and made it my default browser. I was able to install the WOT extension on IE 11, and now have a familiar and more user friendly browser. I'm not sure the Edge browser is ready for prime time yet. (A browser that does not browse is certainly secure, but has no utility.)

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Re: Windows 10 Compatible Security Products
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2016, 07:20:39 PM »
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Because of ongoing problems with the Edge browser ("This page is having a problem loading", and clicking on links leading to a blank page) I activated IE 11 (searched my files for iexplore.exe, pinned it to my taskbar), and made it my default browser. I was able to install the WOT extension on IE 11, and now have a familiar and more user friendly browser. I'm not sure the Edge browser is ready for prime time yet. (A browser that does not browse is certainly secure, but has no utility.)
I used Edge for a few weeks, but decided that it needs more work, so I'm back to IE 11 along with you and many other friends.

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