Keep my pc secure

March 18, 2012 at 15:43:04
Specs: Windows Vista Ultimate, 500 GB

I have gone through several security system over the years and like this Avast as well as the firewall. As usual Microsoft has riged the software so it wont accept the firewall. I shut down the firewall and the security center. shut down wmi but the folks at microsoft have now forced on the sharing files in my shstem because the firewall is off. I want my firewall my security system and I don't want all the services. I went through this for years now and it never changes I sware they are spying. I have very confidential stuff on my system and can't afford them to be in my system I usually give up but there must be a way to change the profile or some thing to have control my self. I am not an idiot but with all the fraud going on with mortgages I have to deal with that right now and believe I am being hacked the avast firewall traces hackers I like it. but any way How do I get my choice of fire walls to be accepted or how do I turn off security without file sharing going on. thank you for answering Rev

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March 18, 2012 at 16:34:12

" I shut down the firewall and the security center. shut down wmi but the folks at microsoft have now forced on the sharing files in my shstem because the firewall is off."

False conclusion, as are a number of your other comments. This maybe your perceived experience but this isn't how computers or Microsoft works.

For example turning off the windows firewall does not, never has and never will result in file sharing being turned on. It was turned on when file and printer sharing were installed.

To be protected you need to do the following;

be behind a router/firewall. Never be raw [public ip like you get if just connected to a modem] on the internet.

practice safe computing [to understand this more learn about social engineering]
use https connections when doing banking/financial stuff

Have one software firewall and one antivirus/spyware program [more is not better]
Keep them updated.

keep your pc maintained [ chkdsk /f, disk cleanup, delete programs not being used, run defrag...]

Be computer literate [means getting on the internet and learning about the risks and how to mitigate them]

Best of luck

PS I edit your title to something more related to your post. if you can't find a post go to My Computing.net in the right pane to find them.

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