Windows Vista security and the internet

By gillandrichard ·

If you have Windows Vista and its associated security software like Windows Defender etc and you are also running an anti virus checker like AVG or Avast, is there any additional security that is recommended before a new user begins to use the internet and shop online giving out credit card details etc. And if anything else is recommended then can you tell me if it is compatible with Vista.


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A couple of things . . .

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Windows Vista security an ...

Vista, just like XP, can do with a little 'helping hand' when going online.

I'm not sure about the Vista built-in firewall, but better to be safe than sorry, eh?

Try ZoneAlarm, this version IS Vista-compatible.

Another pointer for anyone using the internet to buy goods: ALWAYS check in the address bar at the top of your browser, to ensure the address line begins with "https://" with the emphasis being on the 'S' - if it is just "http://" then it is NOT SECURE and should never be used for financial transactions.

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Also Mal Ware Removal Programs are necessary

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Windows Vista security an ...

And need to be both updated and run regularly to remove things like Key Loggers and Tracking Cookies both of which can transfer your Data off site to unauthorised parties.

Things like Spy Bot S&D, Crap Cleaner and Ad aware are Vista Compatible but like anything else some common sense is always better than hoping that the systems built in security actually works.


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