# Thread: The Computer Security Tool 3.0.2

1. ## The Computer Security Tool 3.0.2

The date and the limited amount of downloads suggests this product is relatively new...it may not be...but here it is anyways for those who don't know...

Simply find and protect your computer from the security weaknesses that Spyware and Antivirus software do not protect you from.

The Computer Security Tool Removes & hardens common Windows security weaknesses that allow hackers and viruses to attack your computer.

Designed and used by security experts, the Computer Security Tool will ensure your computer is using the same level of security used by security conscious organizations around the world.

Even for specialists in the computer security industry it can be difficult keeping up with new security threats. The Computer Security Tool allows both network administrators and home users to apply the latest security configuration from one simple interface.

2. I downloaded this tool and it seems very robust but, the downside is in the trial version you can only fix things that are classified as "low" if you want to fix more you have to pay 50 bucks... im sure to some people that may not seem like alot but, to a starving college student such as myself i cant afford it lol.

3. Hmmm. Well, I'm the skeptic. This doesn't look all that groundbreaking, or we would all be folding up shop and finding new career fields. It may be a decent tool...but I've seen plenty of 'decent tools' come and go. Remember the Back Orifice Scare of '97? The snake-oil salesmen came out of the woodwork for that one.

This could well be a legitimate tool that will soon be in every Sysadmin/SecurityAdmin toolbox...but somehow I doubt it. I'll pass for now. A Google look into who links to the site hawking these wares doesn't show me much to get excited about.

And they throw some fancy important sounding words, but I don't see a lot backing it up yet. The list of what they close and turn off is pretty solid...unless you wanted to use some of those services. I guess I don't get who this is for; the clueless user who knows he needs help? The tech-savvy who wants these tasks automated?

4. Eg,

From the little I can see of this tool, it just automates basic security steps you can take from within windows, ie, disable JavaScript/VBScript, change a reg key to wipe page file on reboot etc.

Nothing a little knowledge can't fix.

5. I can write up a .bat to do 50% of what that tool does, and a .reg to do the other %50.

6. Originally posted here by !mitationRust
I can write up a .bat to do 50% of what that tool does, and a .reg to do the other %50.
Would you mind doing that? I'd be interested in using it

7. Originally posted here by h3r3tic
Would you mind doing that? I'd be interested in using it
You know I was just playing around. Let me look into exactly everything it does that's needed, and I bet a majority of the tweaking can be done with a few regs and bats. They're time consuming, but this should hold you off for a while. It's just for you Drop this in a command prompt with admin rights.

8. Doesnts Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer do the same thing?

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sec.../mbsahome.mspx

9. Originally posted here by !mitationRust
You know I was just playing around. Let me look into exactly everything it does that's needed, and I bet a majority of the tweaking can be done with a few regs and bats. They're time consuming, but this should hold you off for a while. It's just for you Drop this in a command prompt with admin rights.

I'm special . I'll download it when I get home. I'm at school right now on linux. I've never really gotten that deep into securing windows, but I think I'd like to start learning more about the OS itself. The other night I let ethereal run for a while, and checked it the next day, and for some reason every hour there was a request to AO retrieving some xml, possibly the RSS feed or something. I don't recall every subscribing to the RSS feed or doing anything with it. I have sniffed since then but have come up with nothing more. So I'm going to try the same night of the week next week to see if it happens again, and maybe post a thread about it to see if anyone can shed any light. Anyways, thanks for the zip, and I'll have a look soon.

10. Man, you have to get that book I refer to as the bible for NT by: Tim Hill (TFM is another favorite, they're tied). When you get into the depths of NT and its rich functionality, you will then learn real quick-like what these systems are capable of. I find myself micro-managing and writing a bat for everything. On a fresh install I'll drop all exe.s to the desktop and run one bat, and let them ride out. One reg to kill every service I don't want. A combined bat to kill every temp file, k00kies etc...etc...etc.. Hell, the first thing I do when I logon is: Run-As a prompt, then I just drop-in everything I want throughout the day.

Here is a typical install .bat I do on my home machine.

Code:
:@echo off
@cd\ & cls
@set progs="C:\Program Files\
@start "" %progs%Prime95\Prime95.exe"
@start "" %progs%Pi\pi.exe"
@start "" %progs%PCMark\PCMark\PCM.exe"
@start "" %progs%Abit Setup\Abitdll.exe"
@start "" %progs%Tempgui\Abit-tech.exe"
@start "" %progs%RNI\ATF.exe"
@start "" %progs%AudioLab\JamLabDrivers.exe"
@start cmd
@cls & @exit
My work laptops .bat is huge so I won't post it; it's filled with over 20 different types of geo software alone.

This book is a must buy: