There is NO guaranteed protection. As new programs are released there are thousands of hackers working to hack through them. If someone could guarantee total virus/adware/spyware protection then every other companuy would be put out of business. It just isn't possible.
lol.......I meant I do not have anything on this computer.....at all!! I have all of the McAfee/Spyware/Adware you name it we have it but even if they did hack into my computer......they wouldn't find anything! lol I have another computer not connected to the net where all of my stuff is stored. That is what I meant by protected.
I'll be here to read but I absolutely can't post. I even just asked my husband now to be sure and he said there's no possible way that I can post on here again. Showing an ip address is an extremely bad thing and the fact that tp is even considering doing that, he said, is very strange. It just doesn't make any sense why they would do that.
What exactly can someone get from hacking into your computer? I only use mine for typing papers for school, AIM, and this site pretty much. Can they really get anything off of people who use their computer like I do...hardly ever?
I can post if the ip address isn't shown to everybody. My husband owns a business and we (I) take care of all of the business stuff (bank account, credit cards) on here. I can not have anyone hacking into my computer. Obviously I have firewall and all of that but if they have your ip none of that works. So if they leave it the way it is and hide the ip, of course I can, but it they're going to make the ip for all of the world to see, than absolutely not.
My computer is used to pay all my bills it holds almost all my financial records as well as personal business information. I cannot risk my IP being hijacked over a pet forums need to expose and control the trolls. While I do have the latest upgrades and Internet protection it does not mean I am completely protected. So if IP's will be exposed for all to see then I will no longer post here. :0(
I am with GinaH..I do all of my bills and a lot of purchasing online...my life is stored on this computer and although I may be vulnurable to hackers randomly, I can't risk just giving it to them. So I probably won't be posting on TP if the IP's are shown to the public. I'm feeling very sad about it...TP has helped the past month go by for me..helps to make the time fly while hubby is away :o(