How safe am I ?

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  1. fuquen

    fuquen Registered Member

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    How safe am I if the following is carried out?
    1. Repartition and reformat my HDD.
    2. Reinstall the OS and set Auto Update OFF.
    3. Install RVS & System Safe on & start RVS at boot of the computer.
    4. And keep it this way as long as this computer is in operation.

    Question:
    A. How safe am I if I stay in this state all the time?
    B. Any leaks? What? Preventions?

    Thank you!
    Really appreciate any leads and instructions.
     
  2. pegr

    pegr Registered Member

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    Virtualisation isolates and contains; it does not prevent malware from running. Whilst the real system is safe from infection, you are still vulnerable to identifty theft and data stealing by malware that may be running within the virtual system.
     
  3. southcat

    southcat Registered Member

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    Under the configuration you mentioned, your system won't be destroyed by malware or virus, but data leak still might be happened. If you don't planned to use this system to access online banking or any place need private information(online shopping by credit card, job documents) then it is ok.

    If you really don't want to install other security software, but you still want to do something confidential online, you should restart your computer every time before you start. Because all the things including virus should be gone after a reboot.

    But i really think it will be better to install antivirus, firewall.

    Regards
    southcat
     
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