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  1. Sounds like you are in one of those areas where upgrading speed will almost never happen. I think you should just leave everything alone and continue 

    and just use your smarts to not get infected. I got a ransomware at a few months ago. Opened an email that was almost exactly what I was expecting. I do drive 

    images about once a month so I just installed an image. Smart web browsing is very important these days. After all, MAJOR companies don't do better than we do !

  2. It can be named anything. I always changed the name and only allowed my drive where I keep pictures, installation files and such. I also allowed folders on C:\ that were off the

    root that I put there. Don't even know if it can be used with a domain.

    Never had to research that. Up until I retired and moved, I always had a lan and never  used wifi. Now I only have one machine by my router and others are on wlifi so I

    don't trip over cables. I don't even have a network set up between computers because of wifi being involved. Usb sticks move/copy files for me now, much safer as only my sticks

    are used.

  3. Here is another read about this STUFF !


    JeremyNicoll, using a Work Group on a lan gives much more control over what others can see/do on your computer. Windows 10 also throws more restrictions in the mix.

    On Windows 7, you should have seen the warning about sharing C: or even parts of it.

  4. Just a warning that Public Networks can be unsafe. Don't forget, Windows is used by many that know nothing or very little about safety with networks.

    A Private network is usually set up by people that know something networking. I am setup with a Public Network because 3 of my computers use wireless and there are at least 50 networks in this apartment complex. I thought a public network MIGHT be safer from scriptkiddies. Don't really know !

  5. While routers today do not have the best logging, I have owned routers in the past that have had great logging. You would not believe the garbage a router can block.

    Having the NAT , is a very good way to block incoming problems before a software firewall  has to deal with them. Most interfaces from  internet providers today also include a router .

    Over the years I have advised people I know to use a router if they only have a modem. There are many routers on the market that do a great job, so picking one is

    a problem. Right now I use a Comcast interface with both and will be looking to purchase a modem and a router. Not only for rental price, but also to have a better router 

    that I can program with what I think is better than their default settings.

  6. I switched from EIS to EAM on three machines. There are over 270 apartments in this complex + a few other homes and businesses around the area.

    I lost count of the amount of wireless networks using Inssider on 2.4 gigs and 5 gigs may have a problem with this Comcast equipment.

    Sort of concerned about some wise ass playing games. Don't know if a firewall will even help in this situation..

  7. On Windows 10, typing firewall then go to Advanced Settings brings up the Windows firewall where you can look through the rules. Can I go back 20 years so I can understand

    what I am seeing ? This is one reason I like a separate firewall, it takes most of the guess work out of the junk I see.

    For instance, I have Cortana disabled with gpedit.msc ( run 10 pro) and  in Outbound Rules there it is. Haven't figured out if any information was sent to MS or if I can even disable that rule.

    I can't say if another firewall would have been able to block it so I will never know.

    Most of the outbound rules are MS related.

    A couple years ago I did try one of the programs that was used to modify the firewall. YUK !

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