I have a Norton virus checker installed but I seem to be getting more and more of the instant messenger type pop up ads that I can't stop. I've tried taking IE security settings up to the highest level from Medium High but all that does is make surfing a nightmare.
The arrival of these pop ups has made me think I'm at risk so was wondering whether it was worth shelling out the £35 or so to get a firewall and whether it would help me with this issue even if I did.
I've been using Norton Firewall and Norton anti-virus for about 10 months now and all seems Ok, but I don't think it stops pop up adds. I use "Pop Up stopper" from Panicware it seems to do the job and it's free.
I use Norton Firewall 2003 and it has the functionality of 'pop-stopping'... and thus far I've seen none!
Just last night my 56k driven system was attacked by a hacker in Norway. They were swiftly dealt with. How do I know that? Because it shows their IP address and then zooms around on this large world map and pin points their systems EXACT location!
'Just last night my 56k driven system was attacked by a hacker in Norway'....this is highly unlikely especially on a 56k that has a different IP each time you log on. It was most likely a server or router based in Norway that was checking to see if your IP address was live and then updating to ensure that you can receive downloads. On a home system you ahve more chance of getting 6 numbers on the Lotto than being hacked. (see previous posts on hacking home computers)