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1 year 1 month ago #538568 by max2

Last year I changed our internet service provider from Spark to a small family local service. The up front service, speeds etc are far superior.

However I'm getting warnings from AVG internet security that everything I do on line can be seen and traced. That the supplier isn't using an encryption line ???. Normally I would think its just an advertising bluff as I did buy one of AVG's products recently, however last week ANZ noticed unusual activity on one of my accounts....

Can anyone tell me a bit more about encryption and internet service providers? Is it an additional feature that should be provided?

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1 year 1 month ago #538588 by spark

max2 wrote: [SNIP]
However I'm getting warnings from AVG internet security that everything I do on line can be seen and traced. That the supplier isn't using an encryption line ???. Normally I would think its just an advertising bluff as I did buy one of AVG's products recently, however last week ANZ noticed unusual activity on one of my accounts....

Can anyone tell me a bit more about encryption and internet service providers? Is it an additional feature that should be provided?[SNIP]

It's almost certainly not your service provider (it would be highly irregular for an ISP in NZ to block HTTPS).
More likely, you have some malware on your computer, which might be watching everything you do (eg keystroke logger) and or stopping you from using HTTPS (secure web access). The unusual bank account activity is another red flag :ohmy:

It would be helpful if you could post screenshots (or photos) of the AVG security warnings.

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1 year 1 month ago #538589 by max2

Thankyou will do...

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1 year 1 month ago #538613 by neil postie

Hi
I use AVG as well. Recently they have started pushing advertising for their paid for bundle. I am always getting popups telling me how they can improve my computers speed, clear out old files and how my connection isn't secure. It only needs to be secure when visiting bank sites etc in which case the site will be encrypted.

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1 year 1 month ago #538643 by Stikkibeek

I used to run AVG freeware, but got loaded up with Malware. I put Spybot on and was astounded at the spyware and malware it cleaned out. These days I run Eset, which comes with a bundle of secure stuff such as banking, malware protection and security.


Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S
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1 year 1 month ago #538665 by max2

Stikkibeek wrote: I used to run AVG freeware, but got loaded up with Malware. I put Spybot on and was astounded at the spyware and malware it cleaned out. These days I run Eset, which comes with a bundle of secure stuff such as banking, malware protection and security.


Thanks for the reminder about Spybot, I reinstalled it and sure enough it found a few trojans and other ''stuff''.

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1 year 1 month ago #538692 by Mudlerk

Eset is great, isn't it?

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