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Vista Security 2012

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#1 spot539


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Posted 08 December 2011 - 10:31 AM

How do I protect my computer from Vista Security 2012. This came out of nowhere and shut down my firewalls and made it impossible for me to access the internet to get some help. I ended up restoring my system from a prior date but I am afraid this will happen again. Any anwers?

Edited by hamluis, 08 December 2011 - 12:15 PM.
Moved from Vista to AV, Firewall, etc.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 10:41 AM

To protect your system from any malware, you need to have a good Anti Virus App installed, active, and set to update definitions automatically. You also need to employ "smart computing" (don't click on questionable links, don't download anything unless you are certain you know what it is, don't click on any link or open any attachment in an email unless you are 100% certain you know what it is [regardless of who the sender is], etc.). You can also install SpywareBlaster and update the definitions weekly and you can scan with MalwareBytes on a regular basis. The fact that you use a 3rd party firewall should also offer added protection against hacking (but not malware).

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 06:11 PM

Along with Allan's excellent reply, here is some additional information for you: How did I get infected? With steps so it does not happen again! And Answers to common security questions: Prevention & Choosing an Anti-virus or Firewall

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 07:13 PM

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