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Which flavor of awful should I buy: Norton Vs. McAfee edition

I am holding my CEO's credit card in my hand and cannot leave work without purchasing either Norton or McAfee today (thanks to our sales guy who keeps getting malware on his computer). Running a Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro-1370 with Windows 10 and Windows Defender, however, they are not convinced this is sufficient and are forcing me to buy/install one or the other today. Help? [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Jun 24, 2016 - 20 answers

Best way to clean personal info off work computer?

My work computer is 5 years old and is not responding well to the latest Office upgrade. It only has 4 GB RAM and my tech guy tells me that I need a new laptop. So, yay, but I have been using this laptop for everything for 5 years and I want to make sure that all my personal info and passwords are cleared before turning it in. So, how do I do this? (oh, it's a Latitude E6510, if that matters)
posted by qldaddy on Mar 29, 2016 - 11 answers

New PC laptop seeks security

Best security software for my new Windows 10 laptop? Any other advice to ensure my computer's life gets off to a good start? [more inside]
posted by quinoa on Dec 30, 2015 - 7 answers

What can I do with my laptop's smartcard reader, at a hobby level?

My laptop has a smartcard reader (writer?). I'd like to use this but it seems they are the domain of government IT and corporate enterprise solutions - I can't find much info to help a curious hobbiest get started or do anything with it. Is there smartcards-for-dummies info out there? What fun (or security-related) things could I do with a smartcard reader? [more inside]
posted by anonymisc on Aug 11, 2015 - 2 answers

Security for a laptop repair?

I have a laptop purchased from Costco at the end of 2013. It is dead and needs to be repaired, but I'm concerned about the theft of my data. [more inside]
posted by imjustsaying on Jul 25, 2015 - 5 answers

Laptop theft prevention

How secure is this Spyder laptop lockdown device? [more inside]
posted by etc. on Dec 16, 2011 - 7 answers

Best lock for my laptop?

Laptop lock question. Yes I know you people hate locks, but please bear with me! [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Sep 14, 2011 - 13 answers

Should I get rid of my password?

I have Prey installed on my MacBook Pro to assist with tracking my laptop if it's ever stolen. My question is... should I still have a password? If I want the best chance of finding the laptop, wouldn't I want the thief to USE it and log onto a WiFi network to assist with locating it? [more inside]
posted by smitt on Aug 24, 2011 - 15 answers

New laptop seeks security software

Best security software for my new Win7 laptop? Any other advice to ensure my computer's life gets off to a good start? [more inside]
posted by quinoa on May 11, 2011 - 14 answers

Help me safeguard both my laptop and my peace of mind while travelling

Looking for best practices/ideas for securing my laptop in a hotel room while travelling. [more inside]
posted by Dr Dracator on Jul 12, 2010 - 19 answers

Law-abiding civilian wants to kinda remove personal info from a laptop

What are the basic steps to remove personal information off of a hard drive? (XP Home, SP3) [more inside]
posted by salvia on Nov 27, 2009 - 9 answers

Local Apache server + public wireless = problem?

I have a new EeePC 1000HE with Windows XP, which I want to use for both web development and casual web browsing. Are there security issues with installing Apache and PHP on a machine that is also used to access public wireless internet? If so, what steps can I take to make my netbook more secure?
posted by oulipian on Apr 5, 2009 - 5 answers

Why am I being prompted to install Windows XP SP3 when I already have it?

I just got a notification on my Windows XP laptop to install Service Pack 3. Thing is, I already have SP3 installed. Is this a necessary update? A redundant Microsoft goof? Or something more sinister? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Sep 20, 2008 - 6 answers

What will they do if I CAN'T turn on my laptop?

TSAfilter: will there be any problem getting a laptop without a battery through the carry-on checkpoint at my local (American) airport? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 17, 2007 - 26 answers

Laptop & Encryption: is this safe?

I'm hoping to keep client data on my laptop safe from bad people. By encrypting the info, I think I'm most of the way there. What am I missing? [more inside]
posted by powpow on Sep 8, 2006 - 11 answers

Help me help myself

I'm dropping my laptop off for service--what do I need to do to protect myself? [more inside]
posted by divka on Jul 8, 2006 - 10 answers

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