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WSA+Win 7 FW or WSA+third party FW?



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Amit:
Here is a link for a free vpn service. You may want to try
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/okayfreedom.html
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Daniel, 
 
Thanks!  I had missed Jim's comment on this... and it makes perfect sense.  
Userlevel 7
Thanks @JimM and @tsr for the VPN suggestions.

@TripleHelix
I've tried some VPN services. And I've settled on SecurityKiss. It's great. It requires no Registration, usernames or Passwords. Free users get limited 300MB/day and speed limit(in my experience) about 12Mbit/s. The free package also comes with unlimited switching between servers, exclusive tunneling, octopus tunneling. The paid packages of course offers unlimited speed,(uncapped speed - 100 Mbit/s), unlimited data, even a dedicated IP address. Overall I think I'm satisfied with it. And the names of the packages are very interesting. The free plan is named Green, economy plan is OLIVINE, etc. 🙂
Userlevel 7
Yeah I've also settled on WSA+Win7 FW combo. I don't need third party FW. I'm getting some hold on Win7. 🙂
Userlevel 5
Good choice on your combo. I am using W7 firewall along with WSA best combo by far:D
Userlevel 7
@ Yup I'm ready for it.;)

@ Thanks Tony. I'm more confident now that you're also using the combo.:)
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@DavidP wrote:
@ wrote:
I checked it a when you Download you are redirected to CNET Download.com the thing that I have been seeing on many other security forums that Download.com has been adding PUA's to software being downloaded from there which is very sad and even other security software so I don't download anything from Download.com anymore.
 
HTH,
 
TH
I am the same.  You can download the software directly from the maker.  While CNET has always been a convenient place to find the software you want, and have reviews, I only use it now to check reviews/complaints, etc.  I do my actual download direct from the software manufacturer just for the PUA issue.
I was downloading directly from the maker, I never went to cnet, note that the website referenced in the WSA warning is mydati.com, I never went there either.  When I closed Firefox and downloaded the software in IE10 everything proceeded normally, no redirects and no warnings from WSA.. So my original question remains, why is WSA alerting in Firefox but not IE?
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@AnorexicHippo wrote:
@DavidP wrote:
@ wrote:
I checked it a when you Download you are redirected to CNET Download.com the thing that I have been seeing on many other security forums that Download.com has been adding PUA's to software being downloaded from there which is very sad and even other security software so I don't download anything from Download.com anymore.
 
HTH,
 
TH
I am the same.  You can download the software directly from the maker.  While CNET has always been a convenient place to find the software you want, and have reviews, I only use it now to check reviews/complaints, etc.  I do my actual download direct from the software manufacturer just for the PUA issue.
I was downloading directly from the maker, I never went to cnet, note that the website referenced in the WSA warning is mydati.com, I never went there either.  When I closed Firefox and downloaded the software in IE10 everything proceeded normally, no redirects and no warnings from WSA.. So my original question remains, why is WSA alerting in Firefox but not IE?
I would guess that an ad that the manufacturer site had was flagged by Webroot.  When loading in IE, a different ad was showing which was not flagged.
 
My best guess on it.
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Daniel, 
 
Is that starting a download from the Hotspot's own website?
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Yes it is.
 
 
Not good.  I would avoid it too until research has had a good look at it.

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