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Old 05-31-2010, 05:30 AM   #1
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Guy's I am using windowsXP service pack 2. I am happy with it. I like it's presentation and capability of work. But itís not providing me full security. any body can delete my file in it and also can copy unnecessary data. So please tell me what should I do to prevent all of this?
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Old 05-31-2010, 07:32 AM   #2
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Default Re: I want to protect my PC

Turn off file and printer sharing would be a good place to start.
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:38 AM   #3
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Guy's I am using windowsXP service pack 2. I am happy with it. I like it's presentation and capability of work. But itís not providing me full security. any body can delete my file in it and also can copy unnecessary data. So please tell me what should I do to prevent all of this?
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Create user accounts, this way no one can access your files.
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:36 AM   #4
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Create user accounts, this way no one can access your files.
Thanks, I have created all of my accounts So what's next?
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Old 06-04-2010, 02:53 AM   #5
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the best way is to install smantec SEP 11 that include many great security features excep AV, open this link to learn more:
http://gmalaya.co.il/Symantec%20AntiVirus%20and%20Vault
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Old 06-04-2010, 05:32 AM   #6
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Default Re: I want to protect my PC

Alex:

You say any body can delete your files? and copy data?

Does this mean you are sharing your computer with other people at home? or across a network or?

What do you want to restrict and prevent in particular?

You could do lots of things..

You can create a zipped file and put a password on it to protect your files. You could have you own external hard drive or flash disk, to save your work on.
You could create user accounts for everyone, so they all have their own space on the computer (if you are the administrator)

If its family / friends talk to them, and explain what the problem is, and not to copy certain data??

If its across a network, make sure you have an active firewall (windows provides a basic one, found in control panel)
Theres plenty of free software to run virus and security scans, if you dont want to purchase something like Norton.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/

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http://www.safer-networking.org
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Old 06-15-2010, 01:32 PM   #7
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It's a pretty good idea to install Malwarebytes, Spybot, and for AV AVG Free Edition. Use the immunize feature in Spybot which works pretty well. I would also suggest encrypting your files and installing programs to monitor who accesses your computer.
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Old 06-16-2010, 01:45 AM   #8
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Malwarebytes is one of the best removeals out there... A good virus protection is microsoft security essentials, I absolutly hate avg, macfee, and norton. I don't have an opinion about spybot because I have not tried it. But I know a lot of big businesses that choose microsoft's essentials and never get bit.
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:08 AM   #9
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I personally use Comodo Internet Security, it's a free download and works fantastically. You get popup notification even if windows is trying to access certain files. The firewall also blocks all attempts by unknown sources and prompts you to take action first before allowing a connection. Visit
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