It’s not a secret to anyone that the Internet is probably one of the most important discoveries of our time. Just image how many possibilities the Internet gives to its users. We can watch films, listen to music, learn the latest news, work and study, order all types of products, make friends, communicate with our distant relatives from abroad, get any services we need. The Internet would possibly shift our real lives if we weren’t to take care of our physical state.
Sad to say, but the Internet has its ‘dark’ side too. Under the ‘dark’ side we understand all the threats that a user can face while networking. If speaking about Internet freedom, it can be stated that it’s far from being absolute, because there many countries which government follow the politics of total censorship. In such countries as China, Iran, India, Pakistan, Vietnam and others people are deprived from different resources we can use in the US, for instance. Such websites as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Netflix, Hulu and many others are inaccessible there. So, the citizens of those countries are deprived of resources which may seem common for users from some European countries and the US. If speaking about security on the Internet, we can’t but mention the growing number of cyber threats which we can come across while being online. There are such dangers as computer fraudulence, malware, hacker attacks, eavesdropping, tracing and even storage of your personal data.
Consequently, each Internet user has to think over opting for some protective means while networking. Fortunately, the market of defensive technologies is filled with various options for average and advanced users. There are such technologies as anonymizers, proxy servers, onion routers, VPNs and many others. Having taken into account that many of our up-to-date applications store some information on us, we need to take measures for protecting our online privacy, security and anonymity.
One of the defensive tools we are to talk about today is known as Comodo. For those who haven’t come across the tool yet, Comodo is a security suit, which includes antivirus software, a firewall, a sandbox and HIPS. Comodo or simply CIS maintains such functions as sending alert on security breaches, placing into quarantine all the malware, and scanning network. But we won’t deep in details of this tool as our main aim is to tell you how to build your own kill switch in Windows using CIS.
So, kill switch is a facility that’s widely used by many VPNs for alerting their customers about some threats induced by uncoupling with the VPN. If considering kill switch in Windows by Comodo means, the first thing you need to do is to disable your Windows built-in firewall. In order to make it correctly you have to take some steps:
- you physical address has to be established;
- a new network zone needs to be made;
- your ruleset is to be made;
- your rule is to be applied to all programs;
- a test should be made to be sure that your system works well.
Actually the same rules can be applied for establishing ‘global’ kill switch by choosing ‘global rules’ option in your settings.
Taking all things together, the process of building kill switch may seem confusing for an average user that’s why probably for some Internet customers it will be easier to subscribe to a high-quality VPN service that is to make all the work independently.
Such as there were, it’s obvious that any Internet user should take care of his network. Otherwise your system can experience a hacker attack and you can even lose your money if speaking about computer fraudulence. Also taking into account the fact that many governments eavesdrop on their citizen online activities, the users from these countries are either literally or metaphorically in the crosshairs. Luckily for us, such up-to-date services as VPNs and anonymizers give us a chance to enjoy Internet freedom. Opting for the technologies, we can watch any content we wish either on Netflix or Hulu or any other streaming service, listen to music whatever we like even on Pandora free radio, play the latest games on Xbox and PS3/4, read truthful news from various world sources and just be ourselves.