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    Viruses and malware?

    The original post are down about 20 threads that mentions a virus was able to enter CDG members' computers and cause havoc. I was wondering if any of you knowledgeable wizards can tell me (1) is it possible for malware or viruses [I don't know the difference] can penetrate past your nick or signon to identify your true identity, and, if so, how do you avoid that; (2) if you don't know how to fix your computer once it's fucked by a virus and you take it to a tech store like Best Buy or... can the guys there see what I've been looking at and posting and checking out...and are there any adjustments to avoid this? Or would I have to toss out the laptop? (3) I use an entirely different browser for this site (Firefox) than I do for everything else (Chrome) - does this provide any protection, or do the two browsers transfer data anyway? (4) CDG always provides the courtesy of telling me that all cookies have been deleted when I sign out, but none of the other websites I visit does that; does that mean I've been leaving some sort of trail? And if so, what do I do? Thanks guys for any wisdom you can provide!

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    Hello,

    There is always the risk of catching a virus when you are browsing the internet so we highly recommend using an antivirus program with real-time protection.

    Firefox and Chrome don't "transfer informaiton" there is no point in using separate browsers for CDG and other websites.
    m/ ^_^ m/ "The goal of all life is death" - Sigmund Freud

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    Thanks Meat! (If I may call you "meat"). So when your website says all cookies removed, nothing remains on my computer to track me to the photos, posts, threads that I write? I just want to make sure. (I'm not exactly "out", much less telling everyone about my fantasies that I share with my CDG family). I like the idea of using only one browser...it really saves me time and worry! Thanks again!

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    If you browser saves history someone that has access to your computer could easily check out your favourite websites.
    m/ ^_^ m/ "The goal of all life is death" - Sigmund Freud

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    WOW Meat! I never knew about the "history" thing - I just thought it was temps and cookies! Thanks for the "heads up"! I really need to learn more about 'privacy' settings and precautions using my computer. I owe you big-time. Just name it!

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