|I was with family who are visiting from a distant state for my sister's engagement party today and my e-mail on my phone kept hitting me with, "We have a found a solution to your computing.net question..." About the time these notifications became borderline annoying was when I realized: Damn, these guys really like to help!|
I also have to make this suggestion: You all are discussing the pros and cons of utilizing a tin foil hat. In my opinion, aluminum is a terrible material to use for protection from invasion into your dome piece from the aliens. It is too malleable, too excellent of a conductor, and far too sensitive to other spectrums of light such as microwaves and will not efficiently block out the likes of gamma or ultraviolet and allow no protection against cranial EMPs. My solution? I melded a hat out of rhenium diboride. It is one of the strongest metallic compounds on the planet rating between 9.5-10 on the Mohs hardness scale and, when made properly, can be just as strong a diamond itself. Highly recommend the investment.
Anyway, back to reality: Derek, thanks a lot for those program suggestions and I will definitely look into them. You are all absolutely right about the most efficient ways viruses and attacks infiltrate one's computer and blocking actions that may not be desired is of the utmost importance.
Now you explain that this program is an addition to the existing firewall on the windows platform. For the moment, until I have time to learn Linux and all that jazz I will be just sticking with Windows. So explain to me this: How can I access the existing firewall on my Windows 8 OS and see what it is currently tasked with doing and to make sure everything that needs to be selected is selected? Where do i find this mysterious firewall? lol
Jay: You mentioned that there are programs that can be run in the background that can be checked to see what actions have been performed on one's computer by both the user and per request of a website. Could you elaborate on this?
Is there a need for me to build a firewall or does the one on my OS currently have one that is sufficient with the help of some add on software? I've relaxed a bit now that I got that WebRTC leak under control and am VERY CAREFUL with browsing. For things requiring security I use Chrome with the WebRTC block add on and it passes the demo each time I test it to see if my local IP can be detected as it had been before.
I recognize that completely making my computer Fort Knox is an impossibility and have become far more relaxed by simply knowing that having a VPN and using the proper browser for sensitive information only and another for other random things.
So no need to "build" a firewall is what I am asking?
By the way, I slept with my rhenium diboride hat on last night. It is a bit heavy and cumbersome and not all that great to sleep with it on but I know one thing for certain: The aliens failed to get inside my head. Today I plan on lining my entire house with solid panels of tungsten carbide layered with lead micro foils. Can never be too safe when you're dealing encounters of the fourth kind... lol