Reluctant to click

  TERCOL 21:52 07 Jan 2010
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I am thinking of purchasing some extra memory for my packard bell desktop computer.I went on to the crucial memory site and they scanned my computer and told me what I needed + costs etc,but as I was going through the process of ordering with them I remembered something about a padlock should be on the taskbar or somewhere but I cant seem to find one anywhere so when I got to the part where I should fill in my card details I decided to abort the purchase and get a bit of advice from you folks,so can you tell me If I did right to cancel and am I right about there about the missing padlock. thanks In advance. Tercol.

  Sea Urchin 23:16 07 Jan 2010

The important thing to look for is that the URL (site address) will become https: instead of just http: - this should happen when you go to a secure part of the site - eg when you are filling in credit card details.

The padlock will depend on the browser you are using - in Internet Explorer it will be at the end of the address bar (right or left depending on the version) and in Firefox it will be on the taskbar at the bottom of the window. In other browsers it may be different again.

  morddwyd 06:51 08 Jan 2010

I never bother with the padlock, just the "https" as Sea Urchin suggests.

  BT 08:30 08 Jan 2010

I recently bought some memory from the Crucial Site. Absolutly no problems and it turned up in a couple of days.

  wee eddie 14:43 08 Jan 2010

to make sure that you have gone through to Crucial's Site.

If you have followed a link on an Advert. Start again and just type click here onto the bar.

  TERCOL 19:56 08 Jan 2010

My thanks again to you folks,your comment have been noted and have put my mind more at ease,just a little more without having to start a new thread, I have just uninstalled avg,and Installed Microsoft security esentials, so any good or bad comments on this relativly new piece of securiy software will be much appreciated. Tercol.

  Pine Man 08:18 09 Jan 2010

MSE is good and it also has anti-spyware which AVG doesn't. The only minor problem I found was that MSE took longer than most to carry out a full scan.

I should stick with MSE and see how you get on.

  Sea Urchin 12:31 09 Jan 2010

Not true - these days AVG Free has both anti-virus and anti-spyware features.

  Pine Man 12:41 09 Jan 2010

Thanks for pointing that out. I haven't used it recently.

  TERCOL 14:54 09 Jan 2010

Thanks again folks, comments noted,will click to close thread now. ps happy new year to all. Tercol

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