I am not a new computer user, but do admit to being very confused about following the correct protocol in forums or message boards as I have never used one.
I imagine this stems from the fear that they contain unnecessary exposure to "the world" ......lol. I don't do social media, chat rooms, or other such internet activity. I have also never had a serious virus issue and do not wish to start now **smile** However, I am not so naive as to believe I don't need to keep up with security measures to protect my basic information in addition to 5000+ pictures that are very important to me housed on my computer.
While researching internet security I began to realize how out-of-touch I really am about current options. I have been running Kaspersky for about 4 years on a home desktop (still has Win XP on it) and now a recent laptop (Win 7). I have used both Pure and Internet Security and haven't experienced any noticeable problems other than an occasional glitch. But I also don't know if I have things on either computer that are problematic even though I am unaware of them.
So, this is my reason for joining a forum. I read a post by dc3 (at least I think that was the username) that was very thoughtful and thorough and decided if I needed to join one forum to occasional assistance then this was as good as any. I also appreciated the name "Bleeping Computer" -- creativity is always a plus.
I wish I could say that I would be helpful to others as well, but that may have to be a future result as I do not believe I am able to offer anything at this time **sorry**.
So thank you in advance for any help that is offered - it is much appreciated!
Now I am going to try and figure out how to decide which internet security software I should buy before my current one expires in 8 days.
Have a great day!