Best security option

May 12, 2009 at 21:42:14
Specs: Windows XP
In your opinion what would be the best product to use for computer security. Encryption software or a flash drive that has stealth technology which makes the actual IP address invisible?

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#1
May 12, 2009 at 22:12:35
What? I think you need to explain what it is you want to do. "Encryption software" and "stealth technology" are two totally different realms. If you tell us what you are trying to accomplish, we can give much better feedback.

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#2
May 12, 2009 at 22:27:49
I just want to protect my info from hackers,spyware tracking and identity theft. Thanks for your help.

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#3
May 13, 2009 at 13:42:12
Your best protection is common sense. Don't download/open files from unknown or suspicious sources (such as unsolicited emails, porn sites, software crack sites, etc.). Also be careful where you type in passwords/other sensitive info. For example, ensure you really are at "paypal.com" and not "paypal.hacker.com"

From a software perspective, you should have an antivirus product installed. Recommendations vary across the web, but I personally use AVG Free. Popular anti-malware programs such as SpyBot or Ad-Aware will find and remove spyware and also can monitor your computer real-time for new threats. A good anti virus and antimalware program will keep your identity protected in most cases, The only time they won't help is if you deliberately give out your private information to a spoofed website. Again, preventing this is mostly common sense, but also ensuring you have the latest version of your web browser helps. Finally, make sure you ahve all the latest Windows updates isntalled.

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#4
May 28, 2009 at 12:25:37
I do use common sense on my computer. What about a product that keeps all your activity off your hard drive and instead keeps it on an encrypted flash drive that is on the market now?

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#5
May 31, 2009 at 16:37:34
Read "5 Steps to Internet Security" in the Security and Virus Section!

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