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31 Re: Computer security on Mon Jul 03 2017, 20:49

finlaymcdanger


Andy Walker
Andy Walker
boltonbonce wrote:Yes. Just check out David Dickinson's 'Name Your Price'.

You're a sick man

32 Re: Computer security on Mon Jul 03 2017, 21:13

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
finlaymcdanger wrote:
boltonbonce wrote:Yes. Just check out David Dickinson's 'Name Your Price'.

You're a sick man
Only just noticed? Very Happy

33 Re: Computer security on Mon Jul 03 2017, 22:57

xmiles

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

http://metal.fortiguard.com/

May be I'm being too cynical/suspicious but this site has some interesting comments about fortiguard:

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=8&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjXzIKpjO7UAhUGY1AKHYn0B1cQFghKMAc&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dslreports.com%2Fforum%2Fr31176317-Fortinet-test-your-metal&usg=AFQjCNHTDTOuUyLl9yBnXlZyJDHQzjpjEg

34 Re: Computer security on Mon Jul 03 2017, 23:05

boltonbonce

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35 Re: Computer security on Mon Jul 03 2017, 23:10

karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
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I use Symantec endpoint protection (very resource friendly) which is the business version and not generally for the home user unlike the Norton brand by Symantec.

I passed only 1 out of the 18 tests and I can say as well that it is a load of tosh.

My network and PC system has all the updates and patches to date and is as secure as it can be.

I don't recommend any free antivirus as it is well free. It isn't going to be as good at securing your system as a paid for piece of software. Just think about it for a second.

36 Re: Computer security on Mon Jul 03 2017, 23:17

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
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karlypants wrote:I use Symantec endpoint protection (very resource friendly) which is the business version and not generally for the home user unlike the Norton brand by Symantec.

I passed only 1 out of the 18 tests and I can say as well that it is a load of tosh.

My network and PC system has all the updates and patches to date and is as secure as it can be.

I don't recommend any free antivirus as it is well free. It isn't going to be as good at securing your system as a paid for piece of software. Just think about it for a second.
But do we need any of it? Aren't we being ruled by fear?

38 Re: Computer security on Mon Jul 03 2017, 23:33

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
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Always liked Malwarebytes,even though I now use Hitmanpro.

The up and comer is Zemana.

39 Re: Computer security on Tue Jul 04 2017, 10:20

Reebok Trotter

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Nat Lofthouse
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I'm afraid most of this stuff is all Double Dutch to me! I'm using Avast free but I'm wondering if I should by the AVG Anti-Virus? It's advertised on ebay for £1.50 for 12 months protection. Basically the buyer e-mails you with a product key and you activate it and are covered for 12 months.

40 Re: Computer security on Tue Jul 04 2017, 10:24

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
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RT,I've tested them all over the years,and if you're looking for a free AV,then look no further than Bitdefender free. It uses the same engine as it's paid for product. Simply set it and forget it.

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

41 Re: Computer security on Tue Jul 04 2017, 10:31

Reebok Trotter

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Sounds good to me Bonce. Should I uninstall the free Avast programme before I install bitdefender?

42 Re: Computer security on Tue Jul 04 2017, 10:32

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Reebok Trotter wrote:Sounds good to me Bonce. Should I uninstall the free Avast programme before I install bitdefender?
Yes. Bitdefender would sense it's presence,and tell you to uninstall,so might as well do it first.

43 Re: Computer security on Tue Jul 04 2017, 10:56

Reebok Trotter

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Cheers. Do I leave Windows Defender which came with the computer or uninstall that as well?

44 Re: Computer security on Tue Jul 04 2017, 10:58

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
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Reebok Trotter wrote:Cheers. Do I leave Windows Defender which came with the computer or uninstall that as well?
Can't uninstall it. Bitdefender will simply turn it off.

45 Re: Computer security on Tue Jul 04 2017, 10:59

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Two pages of this shit.

Can't wait for tomorrow - what sort of door locks do you use?

46 Re: Computer security on Tue Jul 04 2017, 11:03

Norpig

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John McGinlay
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This is all good advice i think, i pay £80+ for Norton AV so the free ones are of interest to me.

If you don't like it start your own thread on something of interest to you - how about where to buy size 12 ladies shoes?

47 Re: Computer security on Tue Jul 04 2017, 11:04

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
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Even a slipper thread is looking good compared to this.

48 Re: Computer security on Tue Jul 04 2017, 11:09

Reebok Trotter

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
boltonbonce wrote:
Reebok Trotter wrote:Cheers. Do I leave Windows Defender which came with the computer or uninstall that as well?
Can't uninstall it. Bitdefender will simply turn it off.

Cheers.

49 Re: Computer security on Tue Jul 04 2017, 11:09

Reebok Trotter

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Nat Lofthouse
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Natasha Whittam wrote:Two pages of this shit.

Can't wait for tomorrow - what sort of door locks do you use?

What system do you use?

50 Re: Computer security on Tue Jul 04 2017, 11:10

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Nat Lofthouse
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Natasha Whittam wrote:Even a slipper thread is looking good compared to this.
At a future date,I may be discussing headphones.
We spend a lot of time on the net. Let's do it safely.

51 Re: Computer security on Tue Jul 04 2017, 11:11

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Reebok Trotter wrote:What system do you use?

I turn my PC off and on.

52 Re: Computer security on Tue Jul 04 2017, 11:12

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
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Natasha Whittam wrote:Two pages of this shit.

Can't wait for tomorrow - what sort of door locks do you use?
I hang a picture of you in the window. Don't need a lock.

53 Re: Computer security on Tue Jul 04 2017, 11:18

Reebok Trotter

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
boltonbonce wrote:
Natasha Whittam wrote:Two pages of this shit.

Can't wait for tomorrow - what sort of door locks do you use?
I hang a picture of you in the window. Don't need a lock.


Very Happy

54 Re: Computer security on Tue Jul 04 2017, 14:39

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Watch out for a fake email going about,saying that your ebay account has been used without your authority.
It will ask you to change your account password,but don't click on any link in the email. Go straight to ebay and change your password there.

55 Re: Computer security on Tue Jul 04 2017, 15:20

xmiles

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Ivan Campo
Ivan Campo
Clicking on a link in an email is always risky unless you are certain it is from a source you know. If in doubt hover your mouse over the sender to check their email address.

56 Re: Computer security on Tue Jul 04 2017, 17:11

Reebok Trotter

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Nat Lofthouse
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This is all good stuff tbh. I know a lot of people are computer savvy but not everyone is up to speed so any tips can only be beneficial imo.

57 Re: Computer security on Tue Jul 04 2017, 17:13

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Nat Lofthouse
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Reebok Trotter wrote:This is all good stuff tbh. I know a lot of people are computer savvy but not everyone is up to speed so any tips can only be beneficial imo.
Quite agree. My brother treats his computer like toy,then comes moaning to me to sort it out when things go wrong.

58 Re: Computer security on Tue Jul 04 2017, 17:24

Reebok Trotter

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Nat Lofthouse
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Bitdefender worked a treat. It took a few hours to run the full scan but it's given me a clean bill of health!  :like:

59 Re: Computer security on Tue Jul 04 2017, 17:26

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
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Reebok Trotter wrote:Bitdefender worked a treat. It took a few hours to run the full scan but it's given me a clean bill of health!  :like:
It's pretty thorough. Scans should get quicker as you go along.

60 Re: Computer security on Tue Jul 04 2017, 17:48

Reebok Trotter

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
boltonbonce wrote:
Reebok Trotter wrote:Bitdefender worked a treat. It took a few hours to run the full scan but it's given me a clean bill of health!  :like:
It's pretty thorough. Scans should get quicker as you go along.

I used to have McAfee which was about £45 per annum but it used to take forever to run a full scan.

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