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Posted 24 September 2009 - 01:31 PM

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1. If one is using local WiFi are there any security measures one can use to protect themselves?

2. Does the Norton help or is that a different animal?

3. What security measures can one use to help protect themselves (I know banking etc.)?

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 02:28 PM

internet is internet. the websites you go to should have some sort of encryption to protect you if there is personal information being transferred. (banks, email, etc.) you are, of course, always using the internet at your own risk. there is really nothing you can do anymore. well there is actually. BUY A MAC! :balloon:

Norton is an antivirus or spyware program that is always running to protect you. it will help from threats.
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Posted 24 September 2009 - 03:06 PM

Norton Internet Security will help or any software firewall. Banks and most reputable secure sites use use SSL to encrypt you information when you are using their services.


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internet is internet. the websites you go to should have some sort of encryption to protect you if there is personal information being transferred. (banks, email, etc.) you are, of course, always using the internet at your own risk. there is really nothing you can do anymore. well there is actually. BUY A MAC! :cheers:

Norton is an antivirus or spyware program that is always running to protect you. it will help from threats.

All these Mac guys love pushing the Mac onto all of us :balloon:
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Posted 24 September 2009 - 03:32 PM

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 10:35 PM

Forget Norton garbage. I use AVG and love it. Best out. Catches alot more than Norton or Mcafee.
www.avg.com and its free. Got it from one of the IT tech guys at work about a year or so ago.
And WiFi isnt secure at the PC or laptop. That falls to AVG or Norton as normal. But you can secure the router.
I leave mine open at home but can type the security code and lock it out from everyone but those with the code.
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Posted 25 September 2009 - 09:49 AM

View PostOutlaw, on Sep 24 2009, 11:35 PM, said:

Forget Norton garbage. I use AVG and love it. Best out. Catches alot more than Norton or Mcafee.
www.avg.com and its free. Got it from one of the IT tech guys at work about a year or so ago.
And WiFi isnt secure at the PC or laptop. That falls to AVG or Norton as normal. But you can secure the router.
I leave mine open at home but can type the security code and lock it out from everyone but those with the code.

I agree that AVG is way better than Norton but not sure if the free version has a Software Firewall which is what he needs.
He has WIFI access so he will need a Software firewall. The router will get you firewall when you have and ISP but not via WIFI connection to a public network.
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Posted 25 September 2009 - 10:05 AM

So will I be ok or what?

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 10:11 AM

View PostRollbar, on Sep 25 2009, 11:05 AM, said:

So will I be ok or what?

Do you have a software firewall?
I just checked and the free AVG has no firewall. AVG Internet Security has it and it cost $49.99

http://free.avg.com/download-avg-anti-viru...=fr_bn_free_670
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Posted 25 September 2009 - 10:21 AM

Yes, I have Norton and windows fire wall. Our president used AVG & his PC went :blowup: after he was attacked. I told him to get rid of it.

Is AVG better than Norton ?

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 10:21 AM

View PostRollbar, on Sep 25 2009, 11:19 AM, said:

Yes, I have Norton and windows fire wall. Our president used AVG & his PC went :blowup: after he was attacked. I told him to get rid of it.

you should be ok just stay away from the dirty sites :blowup:
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