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Preventing Elderly Person From Getting Infected


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#1 wishmakingfairy

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Posted 12 November 2014 - 11:11 AM

There is a person that I and another person have been trying to help and cannot think of any other ways to keep her from getting infected. She's not the brightest on occasions as she'll just quickly give her credit card infomation to every single program asking for it.

 

So far we've tried

 

1. AVG Free (w/ ask me before removing infections not checked)

2. Malwarebytes Premium

3. OpenDNS

4. Setting her as a standard user

 

She does nothing but gripe, blaming us for her infections, and its driving us nuts, we've suggested a chromebook or linux since she does everything online but absolutely refuses because she quotes "Google is out to get our information and I heard on the news that these companies are trying to use it to take over each and everyone one of our lives" (so... chromebook is out of the question... ) I know linux isn't 100% secure, but in her case, it would hopefully help prevent her from burning through her bank account buying the super speedy blow up my pc programs.

 

Any little suggestions will help, thank you


Edited by wishmakingfairy, 12 November 2014 - 11:13 AM.

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Posted 12 November 2014 - 06:58 PM

It sounds like it is not so much an issue with her computer habits but more so her internet surfing. I can recommend creating a Firewall so that she can be blocked off the websites that would solicit her money and information. 


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Posted 12 November 2014 - 07:36 PM

She's not the brightest on occasions as she'll just quickly give her credit card infomation to every single program asking for it.

This is done by removing the credit card details from her hands ...... not by adding extra programs.

 

If the lady can not be stopped from giving out her details, then she has a personal problem and not a computer problem !!

 

There are people that should not have access to credit cards, this can only be fixed by removal of the internet or the computer.



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Posted 12 November 2014 - 11:35 PM

:hysterical: We've had the same thoughts as well, anyways thanks for the input :P


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Posted 13 November 2014 - 12:24 AM

:hysterical: We've had the same thoughts as well, anyways thanks for the input :P

 

Sorry, but this was the only suitable reply for this situation.

 

Give her a credit card with no numbers (or similar) was my first thought .....






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