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#1 kcnu

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 10:30 AM

Recently got help here removing a virus and malware. I am very thankful.

 

Would you suggest installing a type of VPN or similar when the computer is connecting in a public location? if so, what would you recommend?

 

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:25 PM

The only reason you'd want a VPN is to encrypt your traffic to prevent snooping from your ISP or others on the network, or simply to hide your IP address for whatever reason. VPN itself isn't a security measure in regards to preventing viruses and malware.



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 01:21 PM

A virtual private network (VPN) essentially extends a private network across a public network (Internet) and enables a computer to send and receive data across a public network as if it were directly connected to the private network. VPNs provide security by the use of tunneling protocols, encryption and authenticated remote access. A VPN helps to protect you from identity theft, hides your IP address, and allows you to secure your transmitted data, financial transactions and personal information while online.Note: avast! users can purchase avast! SecureLine VPN which is an add-on to secure any public WiFi and anonymize your browsing.
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Posted 18 April 2014 - 05:33 AM

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Would you suggest installing a type of VPN or similar when the computer is connecting in a public location?

 

You mean connecting to unsecured, public WiFi? If you are accessing (web) services with confidential data and/or credentials, and they are not pure HTTPS, then yes.

 

But it is even more important to configure your firewall correctly when connecting to public WiFi: close all ports.


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 06:54 AM


Per Didier Stevens' suggestion, you may find these links helpful.
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Posted 18 April 2014 - 08:01 AM

I'd recommend VPNArea at bestvpnservice.com you can read VPNArea review its a great vpn who offer quality features and secure protocols which help you to secure access on internet home or public location... 






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