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#106 Sintharius

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 04:27 PM

VPNs do not protect from malware from other sources such as drive-by downloads which are very common these days unfortunately.

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 05:29 PM

...A vpn at little cost can save both you and your data from mishap in future. It did for me after being a victim of hackers.

Yes there are benefits from using a VPN.
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Posted 31 July 2015 - 06:55 AM

I am 100% sure that you can't clean the Malware and there are no another way except to install the new windows however if you found any best antivirus but the virus will exist remain in your pc so it's a better to install the new OS! Good Luck!



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Posted 31 July 2015 - 11:53 AM

I am 100% sure that you can't clean the Malware and there are no another way except to install the new windows however if you found any best antivirus but the virus will exist remain in your pc so it's a better to install the new OS! Good Luck!

This is an eight page discussion topic so I am not sure who you are responding to. While a reformat/reinstall of the OS is recommended for some malware infections...it is not necessary in most cases.
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Posted 04 November 2016 - 10:42 AM

Google Chrome link in the OP is no longer active. They haven't used that one for a long time!

 

This the one I've used for a while now (and I've been using Chrome since it was in beta in the autumn of 2008):-

 

https://www.google.com/chrome/

 

Hope that helps. Just felt it ought to be corrected.

 

 

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 08:34 PM

Grinler will correct that when he gets a chance.
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Posted 10 November 2017 - 12:46 AM

Potentially unwanted programs hamper and infect the system firewall. We need a good firewall and total security antivirus solution for the system and also some precaution must be taken into consideration like not clicking the links from unknown resources, emails etc. This post explained well about this. Thanks for sharing. 






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