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Question Help me understand two factor authentication for updated security.

Discussion in 'Windows - Virus and spyware problems' started by Chris1122, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. Chris1122

    Chris1122 Newbie

    Nov 1, 2016
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    I lost my previous laptop to malware and virus. It was my bad. I didn't use the antivirus software. This time I'm going to be extra careful. I plan on buying a paid antivirus solution, perhaps Kaspersky.

    Apart from that , I would like to know how I can protect my system as I use the internet heavily. I learnt about harness two-factor authentication from this article https://nci.ca/what-can-you-do-to-protect-yourself-from-spyware-malware-and-ransomware/ What do you mean by that and how can I enable that?

    I don't want my system to be hacked or attacked again. I would like to get your suggestion on this. please help.

    Thank you for your time.
  2. scorpNZ

    scorpNZ Active member

    Mar 23, 2005
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    Wouldn't waste money on paying for antivirus when there's free alternatives like avast etc

    keep windows updated

    two step is for website login

    stop using admin account & setup restricted user/guest account & use that instead

    find a free imaging program to create backup images of C partition.I use easeus free v5.5 which should be available in downloads section.Future versions didn't allow medium compression to reduce file size unless you paid for it which is why i stuck with it.You'll need 2-3 hard drives to store images on as 1 image on 1 hdd isn't enough to mitigate a failed hdd

    use sandboxie or setup a virtual pc or use a linux distro for web & email related stuff
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