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1 Computer security on Mon Jul 03 2017, 16:07

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
What steps do you take to secure your computer?
I know quite a few people,mainly those using Windows 8/10 who are happy to stick with the inbuilt
Windows Defender antivirus,but I must say,it's not for me.
I'm a pretty safe surfer,and,although I used to be a bit paranoid about making sure I had the most powerful security suite,I've now found the ideal solution.

Eset Nod antivirus,backed up by Hitmanpro.Alert. Safe as houses.

God only knows what Norpig uses. Hope it's not McAfee,because it's shit.

Any other security ideas out there. Or differing views on McAfee.


PS.  Piss off Nat. It's interesting to me. Razz

2 Re: Computer security on Mon Jul 03 2017, 16:15

Norpig

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John McGinlay
John McGinlay
i use Norton and it's always been fine even with my dodgy taste in internet browsing  Very Happy

3 Re: Computer security on Mon Jul 03 2017, 16:21

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Norpig wrote:i use Norton and it's always been fine even with my dodgy taste in internet browsing  Very Happy
Norton is good,but a bit bloated for me.

4 Re: Computer security on Mon Jul 03 2017, 16:24

xmiles

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Ivan Campo
Ivan Campo
I use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware as well as the inbuilt Windows 10 software.

I had McAfee originally because it was free with the computer but I wasn't impressed with it.

Slightly changing the subject what browser are people using. I changed to Firefox a while ago because I was fed up with Chrome and have never looked back.

5 Re: Computer security on Mon Jul 03 2017, 16:27

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Chrome and Opera for me. Microsoft Edge still has issues.

Used to love Firefox,but it's fallen behind the others. All the main browsers are pretty good though.

6 Re: Computer security on Mon Jul 03 2017, 16:40

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
You lot need to get out more.

7 Re: Computer security on Mon Jul 03 2017, 16:44

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Natasha Whittam wrote:You lot need to get out more.
It's a dangerous world,Nat. This stuff is important.

8 Re: Computer security on Mon Jul 03 2017, 16:54

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Only if you're going on dodgy sites.

9 Re: Computer security on Mon Jul 03 2017, 16:57

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Natasha Whittam wrote:Only if you're going on dodgy sites.
Not so. There are plenty of fake bank sites,and malware hides in the seemingly safest of places.

Mind you,it pays not to go on a Norpig tour of the internet,for obvious reasons.

10 Re: Computer security on Mon Jul 03 2017, 17:32

DEANO82


Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
Internet security I use Comodo.

Browser I use Chrome or Firefox.

11 Re: Computer security on Mon Jul 03 2017, 17:37

Cajunboy

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Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
I use Safari and  Gorilla Balls ZX Plus.

12 Re: Computer security on Mon Jul 03 2017, 17:40

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Safari? Don't even use that on my mac. Never liked it.

I actually googled the other. Razz

13 Re: Computer security on Mon Jul 03 2017, 17:51

Reebok Trotter

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I have used Norton and McAfee in the past but now I use Avast. I'm told AVG is the best free one but I haven't tried it.

14 Re: Computer security on Mon Jul 03 2017, 17:53

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
The best free one by far is Bitdefender free.


https://www.bitdefender.co.uk/solutions/free.html



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15 Re: Computer security on Mon Jul 03 2017, 17:54

Norpig

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John McGinlay
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i'm thinking of going on the dark web, any ideas on where to start?

16 Re: Computer security on Mon Jul 03 2017, 17:56

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
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Norpig wrote:i'm thinking of going on the dark web, any ideas on where to start?
Here.

http://www.visitlancashire.com/explore/burnley/welcome-to-burnley

17 Re: Computer security on Mon Jul 03 2017, 18:01

Reebok Trotter

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
boltonbonce wrote:
Norpig wrote:i'm thinking of going on the dark web, any ideas on where to start?
Here.

http://www.visitlancashire.com/explore/burnley/welcome-to-burnley


Very Happy

18 Re: Computer security on Mon Jul 03 2017, 18:02

Norpig

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John McGinlay
John McGinlay
boltonbonce wrote:
Norpig wrote:i'm thinking of going on the dark web, any ideas on where to start?
Here.

http://www.visitlancashire.com/explore/burnley/welcome-to-burnley
Laughing

19 Re: Computer security on Mon Jul 03 2017, 18:15

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Sophos home is ok,and you can secure up to 10 computers. Bit heavy on the system though. But that might just be my take on it. Worth trying if you want a freebie.

https://home.sophos.com/

20 Re: Computer security on Mon Jul 03 2017, 18:15

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Norpig wrote:i'm thinking of going on the dark web, any ideas on where to start?

KP's hard drive.

21 Re: Computer security on Mon Jul 03 2017, 18:21

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Keep away,Norpig. Keep away.

22 Re: Computer security on Mon Jul 03 2017, 18:25

Norpig

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John McGinlay
John McGinlay
i think i'll stick to the normal internet, plenty of deviant things and goings on i haven't seen yet i reckon

23 Re: Computer security on Mon Jul 03 2017, 18:27

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Yes. Just check out David Dickinson's 'Name Your Price'.

24 Re: Computer security on Mon Jul 03 2017, 18:27

Bollotom2014

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Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
Bit Defender and Chrome. Tried that DuckDuckGo but was advised by a fellow officer that the hierarchy might think I've got something to hide. Use Opera Mini for the old dog and bone. 
Windows Defender seems not too bad, Avira a bit clunky and AVG had problems a year or two ago so switched.
As xmiles I tried Firefox and would go back if I can suss how to plant the bookmarks bar across the top of the screen rather than down the side. I'm a funny bugger when it comes to ergonomics.

25 Re: Computer security on Mon Jul 03 2017, 18:40

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Bollotom2014 wrote:Bit Defender and Chrome. Tried that DuckDuckGo but was advised by a fellow officer that the hierarchy might think I've got something to hide. Use Opera Mini for the old dog and bone. 
Windows Defender seems not too bad, Avira a bit clunky and AVG had problems a year or two ago so switched.
As xmiles I tried Firefox and would go back if I can suss how to plant the bookmarks bar across the top of the screen rather than down the side. I'm a funny bugger when it comes to ergonomics.
If you click on the 3 line 'open menu'bars in the top right hand corner,then click on customise,then at the bottom of the screen click on show/hide toolbars,that might be the answer.
Long time since I've used Firefox but you could have a look.

26 Re: Computer security on Mon Jul 03 2017, 18:51

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Test your security here. I scored 17 out of 18,which is excellent.

http://metal.fortiguard.com/

27 Re: Computer security on Mon Jul 03 2017, 19:33

Bollotom2014

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Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
Thanks, Boncey. Worked like a charm. I must have missed the little widget thing.

28 Re: Computer security on Mon Jul 03 2017, 19:39

y2johnny

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Andy Walker
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Norpig wrote:i think i'll stick to the normal internet, plenty of deviant things and goings on i haven't seen yet i reckon
Wouldn't bother with the"dark web"

Unless you wanna buy a shit load of weapons and/or drugs. Or a hitman

http://Www.thefacefittester.co.uk

29 Re: Computer security on Mon Jul 03 2017, 19:41

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Bollotom2014 wrote:Thanks, Boncey. Worked like a charm. I must have missed the little widget thing.   :good:

30 Re: Computer security on Mon Jul 03 2017, 20:45

Reebok Trotter

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Nat Lofthouse
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boltonbonce wrote:Test your security here. I scored 17 out of 18,which is excellent.

http://metal.fortiguard.com/

I did the same and got the same result as you.

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