Posted 06 July 2018 - 11:23 AM
Just to clarify, harryhh, viruses won't damage your lovely new SSD drive. They'll damage the data you value which is saved onto the drive, and they'll damage your privacy if they do things like keylogging. Rather than trying to make sure that viruses cannot write to the drive the important thing is to prevent viruses in the first place by taking good defensive measures and to have plenty of separate offline backups of any files which matter to you. If a virus infects a drive, excepting some very weird extremely rare very machine specific viruses which might try to write to the firmware of the drive (such horrors are mainly experimental concepts for now), then the drive can simply be wiped clean and new data written, the vital bit is ensuring you've got a clean copy of the data to rewrite and that if any infection happens you know about it immediately so it doesn't get time to spy on you doing anything private.
Alongside those tips on security I would throw in a mention for NoScript, it's a bit strange to get used to but if you browse with firefox it gives you extremely good security against that rarer but scarier type of infection which can happen by driveby exploit (that is to say without user interaction).
Back on this site, for a while anyway, been so busy the last year.
My systems:2 laptops, intel i3 processors, windows 8.1 installed on the hard-drive and linux mint 17.3 MATE installed to USB