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Windows 7: Question about HomeGroup and Security

30 Aug 2011   #1
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 
Question about HomeGroup and Security

Hi ,Everyone I have a few Questions about my Homegroup and the Network sharing I opened for the other Pc

#1 even though Both Pc's have Anti Virus ect passwords Linked correctly and no Other Pc seen or Present Would I need some kind of Network security Prgm or could i roll without anything but just the Basics that came with my old router


Would it be wise to Let win7 protect me or should i consider some security tools

I know alot of you would give me good opinions im just trying to keep my things and familly stuff info between the two or lappy we have if we choose to use either or

Also is there way to keep off password busting programs




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30 Aug 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Hi ,Everyone I have a few Questions about my Homegroup and the Network sharing I opened for the other Pc

#1 even though Both Pc's have Anti Virus ect passwords Linked correctly and no Other Pc seen or Present Would I need some kind of Network security Prgm or could i roll without anything but just the Basics that came with my old router

You can also add mac address filtering on your linksys. That way only the pc''s with the mac addresses you enter can use the network


Would it be wise to Let win7 protect me or should i consider some security tools

Your best tool is you. Stay away from the "badlands" and you should be fine.

I know alot of you would give me good opinions im just trying to keep my things and familly stuff info between the two or lappy we have if we choose to use either or

Also is there way to keep off password busting programs
For strong passwords you should use at least 6 leters, numbers, and special characters (#$%^&*).

No matter what you do if someone (ie law enforcement) has the time and the tools they can crack you, so dont leave anything on your pc that you wouldnt want mom to see.
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30 Aug 2011   #3
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Well nothing Major we have on any drive anyway just old video's music ,we don't download none of that stuff for the most part

Im just wondering if i needed something more then what im useing pretty much you summed it up

Thanks alot Zigzag I apreciate the time you took to read my post

But out of curiosity should i try windows security essentials or would the WEBROOT spysweeper with Anti Virus be enough ,they also have a web security program

Info would be apreciated also like Zigzag mentioned im not doing major things i just don't want some random person jumping on my connection and my passwords are pretty strong

I have a secure mac adress by the way sorry i didnt mention this before
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