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

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
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

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

Norpig

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

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

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
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.

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

xmiles

xmiles
Youri Djorkaeff
Youri Djorkaeff
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.

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

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
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.

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

Natasha Whittam

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

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

boltonbonce

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

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

Natasha Whittam

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

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

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
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.

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

DEANO82

DEANO82
Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
Internet security I use Comodo.

Browser I use Chrome or Firefox.

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

Cajunboy

Cajunboy
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
I use Safari and  Gorilla Balls ZX Plus.

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

boltonbonce

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

I actually googled the other. Razz

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

Reebok Trotter

Reebok Trotter
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.

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

boltonbonce

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

Norpig

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

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

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@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

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

Reebok Trotter

Reebok Trotter
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

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

Norpig

Norpig
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
Laughing

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

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
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/

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

Natasha Whittam

Natasha Whittam
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.

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

boltonbonce

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

Computer security O_sammy-and-bruce-sammy-davis-jr-bruce-forsyth-48c0

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

Norpig

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

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

boltonbonce

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

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

Bollotom2014

Bollotom2014
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
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.

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

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
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.

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

boltonbonce

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

http://metal.fortiguard.com/

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

Bollotom2014

Bollotom2014
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Thanks, Boncey. Worked like a charm. I must have missed the little widget thing.

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

Guest


Guest
@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

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

boltonbonce

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

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

Reebok Trotter

Reebok Trotter
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@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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