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    Everybody ask how to access Linux partitions from Windows. But I have different problem. I want to block that access. Windows isn't safety and I don't want anybody to have access to my alternative OS.

    How can I block access to Linux partition from Windows??

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    Windows can't natively access Linux partitions, a program like ExploreFS would need to be installed.
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    I know that ...

    I know that. But I want to block this access.

    When hacker, or somebody else will takeover Windows, he could have access to my other OS. I have imported data on Linux and I want to protect it's partition. But I don't know how ??

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    When hacker, or somebody else will takeover Windows, he could have access to my other OS
    Do you have the latest patches installed in Windows?

    Do you have a personal firewall program in Windows?

    Are you directly connected to the internet or do you have a router?
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    1) I have some patches ( for example sp2 )
    2) I have got firewall
    3) I'm directly connected to the internet.

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    The firewall should protect you from someone accessing your computer.

    It's still important to keep you Windows install up to date as many of the latest worms/virus are written once Microsoft releases the bulletin describing the security hole.
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    But is any method to protect linux partition from access ??

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    Unless you have a program installed on your Windows partition that can access your Linux partition they can't access it.

    I've been using Windows since 3.1 and I've never been hacked so I'm not sure why you think it's that easy.
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    Thx for advise

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    If you're worried that someone might access your hard drive while you're not there, then consider putting the drive inside a drive caddy and remove it once you've logged off and shut down. Take it with you or lock it away in a drawer or summat, out of the way and in safety.

    If you dont shut the machine down, you can get external drive bays that will run over the USB port which will allow you to hot-swap the drive.
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