Comments on: Top 5 Windows Vista Security Tips http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/04/top-5-windows-vista-security-tips/ Geek Culture & Tech Expert: How Can I Help You Today? Wed, 25 Nov 2015 01:28:28 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 By: AnthonySPT http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/04/top-5-windows-vista-security-tips/#comment-93557 Sun, 20 Sep 2009 17:19:27 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=10274#comment-93557 I know this is an older article, but since it pops up it might be worth the time to correct some factual errors.

For Example #4, yes it is more secure and generally faster to run the 64bit version of Vista or Windows7; however, ASLR and DEP are not ONLY enabled on the 64bit versions.

DEP has been enabled on WindowsXP since SP2, and is enabled on both 32bit and 64bit versions of Vista and Windows7.

If your processor doesn’t support DEP, Windows will use a software version of DEP to supplement the feature. So DEP being on has nothing to do with 64bit or 32bit, it has more to do with your processor’s abilities.

ASLR is also enabled on 32bit versions of Vista and Windows7. Vista 32bit prior to SP1 didn’t have IE7 or a few other applications using ASLR.

The ASLR in Vista 32bit is a less robust than the ASLR system in Vista 64bit, but this has to do more with the abundance of address space in a 64bit OS more than how the feature itself works.

The one feature 64bit does ‘force’ on for security reasons is the signing of low level kernel drivers. This means that any driver that runs in a lower ring of the OS MUST be signed and verfied in order to run, and the only way around this is for the user to press F8 during boot and disable the feature each time.

This ‘feature’ can be annoying if you have really old hardware and your provider never signed their 64bit drivers, but for 99.999% of the people it ensures the stability of the OS and security of lower level drivers to prevent malware from injecting itself at a trusted level.

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By: Adrian P Ball, http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/04/top-5-windows-vista-security-tips/#comment-93556 Sun, 05 Jul 2009 17:02:50 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=10274#comment-93556 As a very lay operator using a dell Dimension E520 PC, although I have MacAfee protection and Windows Defender installed ,I wonder IF (unless it`s automatically built in!) a simple automatic time out system exists for cable contract users ! ie switching out the cable MODEM ,say after 10 mins of “IDLE TIME”. This may be inconvenient for obviously professional users, but a varaiable time system that one could set-up and install one`s self would be great! OR am I being abit ignorant of the whole darn maze of internet/email engineering? Chers, from Adrian Ball, ENFIELD UK.

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By: Robin http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/04/top-5-windows-vista-security-tips/#comment-93555 Mon, 30 Mar 2009 09:04:11 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=10274#comment-93555 Keeping it running sufficiently.
When I first got my computer I didn’t realize how important having antispyware was to keeping it running sufficiently. However, it didn’t take very long for it to become perfectly clear. If you don’t have a good scan you will have many problems that could be avoided so easily. Search-and-destroy Antispyware is a great option when it comes to scanning for bugs that will help you keep your computer running at its peak efficiency. The antispyware solution from Search-and-destroy which you will find at Search-and-destroy will help give your PC the protection it needs to keep it in good working condition.

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By: dizzeedudlee http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/04/top-5-windows-vista-security-tips/#comment-93552 Mon, 08 Dec 2008 18:31:32 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=10274#comment-93552 Dragon seems to know quite a bit about VISTA security.I admire him,for generously sharing his knowledge.His tips are very helpful,to me,even though I don’t have a 64 bit version of VISTA.

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By: Ron Knights http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/04/top-5-windows-vista-security-tips/#comment-93551 Sun, 07 Dec 2008 15:49:51 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=10274#comment-93551 Thanks for the tips. However, I won’t upgrade to the 64-bit of Vista.

I don’t think it’s really necessary if you take the proper precautions.

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By: Michael Chen http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/04/top-5-windows-vista-security-tips/#comment-93550 Sun, 07 Dec 2008 08:52:57 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=10274#comment-93550 If tip #4 is accurate, i would need to find myself a copy of Vista 64bit. Never knew such thing as “Address Space Layout Randomizer” would be on it to improve system performance.

Thanks for the tip.

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By: Peior Crustulum http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/04/top-5-windows-vista-security-tips/#comment-93549 Fri, 05 Dec 2008 20:23:21 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=10274#comment-93549 Upgrading from a 32 bit version of windows to a 64 bit is equally impossible as to the thought of upgrading from a 32 bit version of a linux distro or if it existed, OSX to a 64 bit version.

The underlying technology is simply not compatable from one to the other.

I hope that clears up your missconseption Lamarr 😉

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By: The blog of Rob Margel : Top 5 Windows Vista Security Tips http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/04/top-5-windows-vista-security-tips/#comment-93548 Fri, 05 Dec 2008 11:56:50 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=10274#comment-93548 […] little article on Top 5 Windows Vista Security Tips from Dragon Via Chris Pirillo it covers the following (followed by a Windows Help and How-to […]

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By: Lamarr Wilson http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/04/top-5-windows-vista-security-tips/#comment-93547 Fri, 05 Dec 2008 07:57:00 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=10274#comment-93547 I like your tips, but the 64 bit tip is hard for us who already have the 32bit version of Vista, only because it doesn’t allow you to upgrade to it. You have to do a complete wipe, which is crazy in my opinion. I appreciate your tips overall!

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By: Seven71ne http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/04/top-5-windows-vista-security-tips/#comment-93546 Thu, 04 Dec 2008 19:44:33 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=10274#comment-93546 You know this really does come in handy, i just bought a laptop, and i had no choice but to get vista (blah) but you know, oh well. Thanks alot for all this!

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