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Windows 7: Security

16 Oct 2014   #1
gordie

both 32 and 64
 
 
Security

I know I posted a thread but just wanted to add that I am running windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit and AMD 6 core with 12 gigs of ram and I do everything on this so I put 2014 Norton Internet Security and Malware Bytes and I run the Microsoft malware software tool once in awhile and I use trustee rapport. I only download a bit not a lot mostly steam games and I do my banking and shopping my browsers are EI and Chrome and I make sure all updates are done on everything from windows to norton. I notice with Chrome theres a tab for that hides you but I think I'm safe


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16 Oct 2014   #2
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Sorry im confused, Are you asking if you are safe or telling us your safe?
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16 Oct 2014   #3
oneeyed

Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gordie View Post
...I do my banking and shopping...
I'm probably paranoid but I'd be very wary if doing shopping and banking on my PC.

For regular use (browsing, games, etc..) then a normal Windows 7/8 setup is fine. But if you mess up with your credit card/banking accounts online, then I'd recommend you to check ways to better secure your PC.

One of the safest solutions is to install a small Linux distro that can be run from a bootable CD/DVD or a read-only USB (that way whatever happens, the Linux OS on disk won't be affected). You can then boot from it and browse to any site you want much more safely. Once done, you can boot back to your regular Windows setup.
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16 Oct 2014   #4
gordie

both 32 and 64
 
 
Security

Thanks guys sorry I thought with Norton but anyways I decided to stick with the free MSE and trusteer Rapport malwarebytes Super Antispyware and always keeping my system updated besides isn't the bank 128 bit encrypted
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16 Oct 2014   #5
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I also do banking on my pc by having two separate credit cards with just enough money in one of the cards to pay monthly bills or buying something off e-bay or amazon.
The other card is well protected and a phone call to me notifying the card is above a certain limit.
Both have different passwords with 2 separate questions that I only know the answers to.
THW
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