My pc has been hacked many times in the last few years by a creep. Local and state police aren't technically savvy enough to do anything about it and apparently the Feds have more important things to do. So someone from the Geek Squad suggested a Virtual Private Network. Says it will make anything taken from my pc unreadable.
I googled the subject, but much of it is way over my head. Any advice or opinions about this?
Can hackers get past VPN's these days? Will it still pick up my internet connection (basically a "dial-up" on a usb port from Verizon), just as they have picked up my cell phone with a scanner? Then proceeded to get into my pc thru that.
The Geek says he must come to my home to do this, but couldn't explain why. Because there is an address associated with your pc when you buy it? Considering I used a mailbox facility for my address when buying the pc, does that make a difference? My latest pc has never been to my home as the facilitator to the techie creep (ok, TWO creeps involved) had access to my pc there.
If the creep gets a hold of my pc id#, would he still be able to put trojans with malware and keyloggers on my pc, as he did with the last pc?
Does the VPN provide more security than the usual software? Or just scramble the info on my pc?
As said, any info or guidance would be very helpful.