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IS MY COMPUTER SAFE??

Hi I just want to know if my computer is safe;

when I view my available Networks I have a list of all networks (ssid) detected and they are all locked apart from one.

The reason I am concerned is because sometimes when I view my connections, the network that is open, is on my connections list, with the connect automatically square ticked, and also at times I've been connected to it. I have now unchecked the automatic connections option in my options.
Do you think this will solve my problem? and do you think my computer was safe when I was connected to the open network? (my fire wall is on).
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    Please, send me drivers for adapter becose im lost cd install thank you.

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With your firewalls up you may have been pretty safe. I never say I'm so safe from anything on an open network. I would suggest being on a secure network with a password verification. This way no one else has access to your network unless they have the key. Using open networks you're allowing anyone into your privacy. Just think of it as you leaving your house front door open at night while your sleeping.
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