21 months ago
Hi guys, so I am feeling quite paranoid and uneasy at the moment - I think I am being spied or logged on my home computer.
To be more specific, sometimes my locked screen would ask me twice to enter pin; and web browser would close here and there when I did not action that and trying to clear browser history (checked all option & since the beginning of time) would not work and history is not deleted.
To be clear and simple, no I don't visit any ****, torrent or any shady sites or whatsoever. I currently have windows default program Windows Defender? and anti-malware byte? and hitman? (not sure if I got the names right) programs running regularly on daily basis. But they don't detect anything. And latter 2's trial date has expired.
So what I am thinking now is to format my whole PC/OS completely and install fresh OS from scratch. Would this help? Also when new OS is installed/formatted, what kind of anti-virus, PC and internet security & anti-malware software is most recommended and must have for overall best protection? I can't afford any paid versions so that is out of the question. Any free, good ones with regular update will do for me.
Also would you kind suggest me any good free VPN program or extension? that won't change my browser settings and pop notification every now and then? I heard this website called tail.boum.org - what is this for? is it paid? Recommended?
I guess that will be all and I greatly appreciate all your input & advice.
PS: I have a common sense not to visit any shady sites etc. :)