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F-secure Doesn't Protect Operating System?


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#1 Questtoyou

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 12:21 PM

I am still new to computers. Dowloaded F-Secure security system. Read that it doesn't protect the operating sysytem. I am unclear as to what the operating system is or does. Would someone explane this to me, please.

Is it wise to have a security system that does not protect the operating system?

I need security system that is simple to do on line banking and research. Any suggestions?

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#2 nigglesnush85

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 12:34 PM

Hello Questtoyou,

The operating system is an intermediary body that communicates your instructions to the hardware in the computer. Windows is an operating system.

Where did you here that F-Secure doesn't protect the operating system.
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Posted 14 July 2008 - 07:50 AM

For a system you want to do banking :

1. Forget about Windows 95/98/Me. You should have atleast Windows 2000 or XP
2. Install a good firewall like Agnitum Outpost or Comodo.
3. Install a fast antivirus like Avira or avast!
4. DO NOT USE Internet Explorer. Use Firefox 3.0 or Opera 9.51

There are packages that come with antivirus + firewall (like F-Secure, PCCillin, Panda etc), but I dont consider them safe enough. The Firefox browser checks every website you visit for fraud(phishing) and shows warning if it is fraud. Also do not save any passwords in your browser.

I hope you find this information useful :thumbsup:




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