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Real Deal 69 is up - Be your own IT Department

by acedtect-20196213851867054973637995818137 / July 31, 2007 9:03 AM PDT
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Found Sequoiaview what the other file manager Tom mentioned?
by E L I A / August 1, 2007 10:48 PM PDT

Hi all I found sequoiaview that Tom mentioned as a file manager and am having trouble finding the second one he mentioned. Did anyone get the name? EveryZing.com has Tom calling it "Winter Stock" but I'm thinking it is called winder stock. I have given Google a try but have come up empty.

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windirstat
by Isaiah53 / August 2, 2007 6:35 AM PDT
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(NT) Thank you Isaiah53.
by E L I A / August 2, 2007 11:02 PM PDT
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Reald Deal Show Notes

Realized this one really needs it

Real Deal 69

Be your own IT

Attitude-do you want to?
you can get t-shirt that says you won't do it.
-patience
-be a teacher

Tools
-Stick a USB drive on your keychain with
Anti-spyware
Antivirus
Firewall?
HijackThis-ProcessExplorer
CCleaner
TCPView
Defrag
WinDirStat

Peter Butler from Download recommends
CrossLoop for free remote tech support
AVG Anti-rootkit
Norton Antibot Beta
Secunia Personal Software Inspector, - checks for patches
WinPatrol - warns you when any program tries to add itself to your startup, or when the IE home page changes, or when a BHO tries to install
Spyware Blaster
McAfee site advisor or EXP Link Scanner
Comodo Firewall
EULAlyzer


Preventitive Training
-Don't open attachments
-Don't click on links in email from people you don't know


COMMENTS

Jeff may - I suggest loading Windows Live Messenger onto your relatives machines so that you can help them using "Remote Assistance" - This allows you to actually see and take control of their desktops when they call you and ask for help - and it REALLY reduces the time and frustration involved in solving problems verbally over the telephone.

techpriest - use a bootable Ubuntu external USB 2.0 Hard Drive. Also complete lockdown. He locked down his Dad's PC and only opened ports his Dad truly needed. No Bittorrent. No IRC. Also usually installs dual drives for a self-updating backup situation.

tallnproud - 've run Spybot S&D and Ad-aware to look for malware. They use the free versions of AVG and ZoneAlarm for anti-virus and firewall (respectively); all of which are set to auto-update. I have also used HiJackThis occasionally to diagnose some problems.

fbbb - Just don't do it.--but if you have to he suggests - Switch to a Mac. Tools he suggest are BartPE for making a bootable Windows disk, Hijack This AVG antivirus, Spybot and TCPView for monitoring what's communicating with the outside world. He also suggests Vista with it's improved UAC can be beneficial for basic users. And of course, back up!

QUESTIONS

tallnproud - When I go through and back up all their personal stuff (documents, media, etc), do I need to worry about spyware or a viruses being resident in their files?

Dr. Karl - What's the best (and hopefully free) way to remotely control someone else's PC from your PC (and how about mac?
Richard suggested logmein as a website and VNC


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