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#1 guit30

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 09:46 PM

Well, about a month ago, I switched from Norton anti-virus, which came with the computer to Norton Internet Security,(which also comes with a firewall), I am finding it seems,anyway to be a lot better. It covers a lot more bases, especially with protection while online. It updates alot more than anti-virus did and the only security problems I find during scans are cookies.
I am thankful for this site, it is helpful. I am a music blogger and always was able to use a work computer. So, the internet I know well, computers,NOT!!! , People want me to get on facebook, It takes a long time to load sometimes, I am very apprehensive about using facebook, because I tried a few years ago on work computer and it brought some viruses. I already use Tweeter, and Blogger. Any thoughts on Facebook and keeping safe?
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 05:57 AM

Any thoughts on Facebook and keeping safe?

Social networking sites (MySpace, YouTube, Facebook) can be a significant security risk which could make your computer susceptible to malware infection. As with gaming sites, users visiting MySpace, YouTube, Facebook...are exposed to innocuous-looking banner ads containing code which can trigger pop-up ads and malicious Flash ads that install viruses, Trojans and spyware. Ads are a target for hackers because they offer a stealthy way to distribute malware to a wide range of Internet users. Even using Instant Messaging clients can present a security risk.

Using Facebook can be hazardous to your computer.
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Posted 23 July 2012 - 08:11 PM

Thanks,
Will leave it alone for now
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 07:08 AM

Hi.
Security on the social networking sites like facebook is must. Various people do illegal attempts to fetch your personal information. Always follow the listed steps to secure your data on these sites.
  • The very first step is to install a good internet security app.
  • Understand your “Privacy setting” of the facebook site.
  • Always set them at the higher level for better protection.
  • Do not accept friendship of unknown peoples.
  • Use application in limited proportion.
  • Secure your location.
  • Do not share personal data on chat or messages


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Posted 24 July 2012 - 08:59 AM

You're welcome.
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