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#1 amcadi

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 02:48 PM

Hello.  I have read where a virus can spread through wifi connections and I wonder how to lock down the computer so that does not happen.  Our shop sends a signal to the house and there are 4 different computers.  I am asking where to get to settings that will allow no malware or virus to get into other computers if one gets a virus.  I am not referring to locking down the computer so no one can jump on my connection, we live in a very rural setting,  I just mean setting my computers so a virus cannot spread through all of my computers
 
 
also  today I visited a web site to buy ink cartridges.  When I opened google chrome and came to bleeping computer I saw an ad for the ink site  on the bottom of my page.  I use IE, firefox or Maxthon  sometimes.  Or is there another browser that will stop tracking me or how do I set these not to.    
 
Thanks in advance for any help.

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 03:15 PM

Windows firewall running on each computer should take care of that.

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 03:42 PM

And for the second part, tracking you.

 

For IE - 'Tools / InPrivate filter settings' and choose your settings.

For FF - 'Tools / Options / Privacy / Tell sites I do not want to be tracked'

Maxthon - I've no idea, i've never used it but probably much the same.

 

The only drawback is that this depends on companies in the tracking business agreeing to observe 'Do not track me' notices !

 

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 04:26 PM

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 06:04 PM

thanks!  I will work on the setting you suggested.



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 10:01 AM

These search pages will also help with privacy:
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Posted 16 September 2013 - 02:29 PM

If you want to prevent malware being spread through network, its good to have an antivirus installed that scans your network traffic for malware.

You can use avast! free antivirus that can do this.

 

If you dont want to see ads, dont visit the sites that show them. Simple. Trying to work around a way to disable ads or tracking on sites but still visiting them is a violation of the agreement that you accept when visiting such sites.






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