can anyone read what i type on my pc

October 12, 2016 at 06:46:41
Specs: Windows 64
i was on a site and they wouldnt answer a question because they said my pc was not private. does this mean that anyone can read whats on my pc

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#1
October 12, 2016 at 07:46:27
Often means the computer you're using is a public one; as in a library, school or similar? Also the internet connection may not be secure - again a public one is typically considered not secure.

Unless someone is hacking, or you have managed to connect to fake (and thus not secure) internet connection - not your own home one for example - then unless they have installed malware on your computer you '"ought" to be safe.

But more information as to how and where you were connecting to the internet would be useful here; if only to more clearly and accurately answer your concerns.

Incidentally it might even be that the site you were addressing isn't genuine either. Without giving personal information here (login/passwords and home contact details, or account info etc.) what was the site which gave the refusal/response?


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#2
October 12, 2016 at 18:15:25
What site was that?

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#3
October 12, 2016 at 18:25:50
I too suspect the website is dubious.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
October 12, 2016 at 21:15:39
It could be someone trying to sell services to secure PC for you. Best to avoid those.
You could run Malwarebytes free version to help confirm that you are free of malware that might be infecting. Could not hurt though it probably is not necessary. Just uncheck other offers to install and uncheck 'Free Trial' since that will install a trial version of the pay for one instead of the free version which is all you need.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
October 12, 2016 at 23:15:57
It may just be a matter of cranking up your browser security settings.

I had one site--I think it was either ebay or paypal--ask about saving my password with a warning not to do that if it was a public computer so you may want to turn off that feature especially if it applies to that site.


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#6
October 13, 2016 at 04:51:22
As well as MalwareBytes if you want to check for browser malware this little freebie (runs directly from a small file) is very good at unearthing it:

AdwCleaner:
https://toolslib.net/downloads/view...
(blue "Download Now" button on right).
Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run the program. Use the "Scan" button, followed by the "Clean" button.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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