How best to secure my computer, an ASUS w/Windows 8.1, against people trying to access it?

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  • 6 years ago
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    Access it how? Physically, or through the internet by malware/hackers? To stop people from physically using it, put a password on it. To stop malware infections from people accessing it, use a good Antivirus such as Avast. Then supplement the Antivirus with Malwarebytes Antimalware, SUPERAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes AntiExploit, CCleaner and use an adblocker such as Adblock Plus or the Windows host file. Scan with those regularly. Keep your software updated with Avast's Software Updater. Be smart in what you do online and what you install. Choose custom installation and read and uncheck anything you don't want to install when installing new programs.

    • Ford6 years agoReport

      Good luck :P

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  • 6 years ago

    Password Protect Windows as well as access to BIOS. If you have the option to ask for a password during boot up you can add that layer of security or get a program that offers that functionality.

    You want to encrypt your entire hard drive. Read/Write operations will be slower but you can be sure that if someone removes the hard drive, then they are going to have fun trying to figure out how to get in.

    Buy a rack for it with strong locks.

    Could also buy biometric devices that are require to boot up and open programs/access files.

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Just set password on your hard drive's or on BIOS,and nowone will get acess to your computer.Also make sure that your antivirus and firewall are TURNED ON.

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