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#1 bwrighttwo

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 08:18 PM

I am in the process of reformatting and reinstalling 3 pc's. I have had problems for at least 8 months now with my network being compromised. Here is what I want. I want to set them up so they DO NOT use any windows live applications, visio applications, mediaapplications or any other networking other than occasional internet use (shopping/casual browsing/sites like this....). I want my local hosts to be set up secure. I use a Verizon Wireless MiFi to connect with and have it set up to only let certain MAC addrs through it. I will change these firewall rules as i go to allow what I want pass them. Is there a tutorial here or could soeoe help me do this. I will be more than happy to donate for the time if there is any other way of transferring the funds other than Pay Pal. pay Pal is how all of my security problems started. Thanks you

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 05:21 AM

Have you looked into Comodo Firewall?
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Posted 21 June 2012 - 08:58 PM

Just to add also regarding public wifi hotspots from Verizon wireless support FAQ.

3. Is Verizon Wi-Fi secure?

While home and business Wi-Fi hotspots can easily be secured to prevent unauthorized user access, public Wi-Fi hotspots generally do not include over-the-air encryption to protect user data from observation from other users. As such, Verizon Wireless recommends that you always use a firewall on your computer and have current anti-virus software to protect your computer from possible infection or attack.

Note: Risks can be associated with connecting to the public Internet. You are responsible for taking all necessary steps to protect your computer and personal information. Use of up-to-date antivirus, firewall, and VPN software are recommended to protect your information.


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