Question about Network Associates McAfee Wireless Home Network Security Full Version for PC
I RECENTLY PURCHASED A LAPTOP-WHEN I ENABLED MY WIRELESS CONNECTION IT READ THAT MY NETWORK WAS NOT SECURE. WHAT DO I NEED TO SECURE MY WIRELESS NETWORK FROM INTRUDERS USING MY WIRELESS AND VIEWING MY ONLINE ACTIVITY? THANK YOU.
Well truth is you dont need to do that, every todays antivirus/firewall and specially microsoft software "VISTA" will tell you that many things are not secure. You just keep in mind that every enterprise has to advice you just to avoid you to sue them if you have problems, I mean: if you get hacked or a virus or anything gets into your system and cause you a problem nobody will do a thing but if it happens to a big enterprise, like a bank or some like that, they could blaim the soft about it and thats why the are just "warning" you. The other truth is that if you dont know about security you cant do a damn thing to secure your computer, specially if you are using windows, which is not secure at all. Once you get into the net with microsoft software, you are on your own. So here is the BEST thing to do in your case. Get rid of any antivirus, firewalls, specially windows firewall, antispam or antispy sofware in your computer, then BUY Kaspersky`s last version, INTERNET SECURITY preferred, its cheaper than cheap, like less than 40 dollars a year, install and upgrade that soft as it tell you and youre done! You dont need nothing else than your Windows, Kaspersky and being carefull of what you are going to download. Even better if you can take your PC to a technician and ask hime/her to partition your HD and install the OS in the first partitions and lets a partition JUST AND ONLY for your personal data, so your data wont be the primary target of viruses.
Sory, I do not want to disrespect you, but if you ask a question like this one, better to do that I told you than trying to configure other stuff... because you would loose a lot of time and win nothing. A lot of knowledge is required to really secure a system... thats why they make soft like kaspersky, the best way for a standard/normal user to have things "under control".
My warning is that windows firewall will send a message almost with every new thing, so you just do what you need to do, forget about those warnings and a second thing is that karpersky could also tell you, (once you try connect a new internet service, lan, router, etc) that that connection is not secure or warnings like that, in kaspersky case you will need to choose TRUSTED NETWORK or ALLOW, when it prompts you to choose if you want to connect to that net or not, otherwise kaspersky will block your connections and you wont be able to navigate or chat.
Hope to be usefull for you, this is the best way I know for standard users. G luck sincerely
Posted on Jul 17, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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If you have a laptop, you can see a list of available wireless networks, and then connect to one of those networks, no matter where you are. The wireless networks appear only if your computer has a wireless network adapter and driver installed and the adapter is enabled.
To view and connect to available wireless networks
Open Connect to a Network by clicking the network icon ( or ) in the notification area.
In the list of available wireless networks, click a network, and then click Connect.
Some networks require a network security key or passphrase. To connect to one of those networks, ask your network administrator or Internet service provider (ISP) for the security key or passphrase.
Whenever possible, you should connect to security-enabled wireless networks. If you do connect to a network that's not secure, be aware that someone with the right tools can see everything that you do, including the websites you visit, the documents you work on, and the user names and passwords that you use
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