A whitelist should be a foolproof way to secure a relative’s PC. Select a handful of approved applications and only allow them to run. If someone using the PC downloads another .exe file, Windows will refuse to run it.
AppLocker does this, but it’s only included on Enterprise editions of Windows. We’ll be using the Family Safety feature for this — it’s like AppLocker in disguise for all editions of Windows.
This can really make a diffence. I have no time to write up a full post now, so read on here: http://www.howtogeek.com/195381/ensure-a-windows-pc-never-gets-malware-by-whitelisting-applications/
It’s very easy to protect your household against some common attacks: easily block known unsafe, fraudulent, phishing and infected Web sites from entering your home network and causing harm to your devices. It adds a first layer of defense by blocking unsafe sites automatically.
How? Simply use the Norton ConnectSafe DNS Services. It’s free for home users and provides three levels of protection:
- Level one: block malware, phishing and scam sites (.
- Level two: as level one, but includes sites that contain sexually explicit material.
- Level three: as level two, including sites that feature: mature content, abortion, alcohol, crime, drugs, file sharing, gambling, hate, suicide, tobacco or violence.
Read how to change the settings on your home router or on your local computer on the Norton ConnectSafe website for home users. As a plus, it also supports DNSSEC.
I’ve been using them for quite a while now, and here in The Netherlands their resolving speed is fine.
As there an alternative?
Offcourse there is. You could also use Comodo Secure DNS, for example. They do the same, but it’s not possible to choose from different levels of protection. Also, they didn’t support DNSSEC when i tested it.
If you don’t want an USA based company, you can also use Yandex DNS. Yandex is one of Russia’s biggest search engines and they have several levels of DNS service: Basic (unfiltered), Safe (virus/malware filtering) and Family (including adult content filtering). Servers at Yandex LLC in Russia.