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    8.1 update: thank you all for your help -please read


    been writing for help updating from 8 to 8.1 for quite a while -and those of you who have kindly tried to help me know I have been so tenuous about it ... but now the sudden death wednesday a.m.of my husband has changed things - i'm afraid to try the update in case things wouldn't go smoothly and i'd be without a computer -I now need it to communicate more than ever. w -so will i be in trouble without 8.1 insofar as my computer not being 'protected' without Windows updates? I have two malware programs and of course an 'internet security' program in place ..i know not to click on hyperlinks, etc. don't download much...... thank you in advance edythe
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    Edythe, my condolences, to you and yours.

    As long as you don't use IE and use Chrome or Firefox for a browser, you should be ok for the time being.
    I do recommend, if you don't have it already, to use MBAE(not to be confused with MBAM) Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, to protect yourself against zero day drive-by attacks on compromised sites. For more information and links, see my thread here: Latest Version Malwarebytes Anti Exploit
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Edythe, my condolences, to you and yours.

    As long as you don't use IE and use Chrome or Firefox for a browser, you should be ok for the time being.
    I do recommend, if you don't have it already, to use MBAE(not to be confused with MBAM) Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, to protect yourself against zero day drive-by attacks on compromised sites. For more information and links, see my thread here: Latest Version Malwarebytes Anti Exploit
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    Morning - thank you for your kind words - i'm 'functioning ' right now on 'auto-pilot,' i'm sure ... i use Chrome, don't even launch IE. Would you recommend installing FireFox as a browser ''back-up'' ? i know not to launch both at same time. right now 'll hold onto your suggestion about MAE - Many MANY thanks ....
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    You can use Chrome and Firefox at the same time if you wish, I have both installed and run Chrome for music on YouTube, and I browse with Firefox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    You can use Chrome and Firefox at the same time if you wish, I have both installed and run Chrome for music on YouTube, and I browse with Firefox.
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    Thank you for the advice - much appreciated !!
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    You are most welcome
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