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Old 01-01-2015, 04:35 PM
 
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I've thought about keeping a computer, possibly one being replaced with new model, and reset it to factory condition then not connect it to any network. I could use it safely to keep personal fiances, tax records, and other critical personal information. It would also be nice for games since the computer wouldn't be weighed down with anti-virus, anti-adware, viruses, adware, Trojans, worms, etc slowing down the processors. Can't hack a computer not connected to the internet.
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Old 01-01-2015, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Greater NYC, USA
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We typically use removable hard drives for storing documents. Those that pay their bills online need internet . For gaming, high ram is good.
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Old 01-01-2015, 08:29 PM
 
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Yes; we have one not connected at all we do mostly personal business on.
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Old 01-01-2015, 10:08 PM
 
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No, all our systems on on a network.
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Old 01-02-2015, 01:25 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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With the low prices of computers I think a non networked business computer is good for non technical people. Games on the other hand, get a game console system.
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Old 01-02-2015, 04:55 AM
 
Location: NW Penna.
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But you'd still have risks if you use any media to exchange files with any other computer. Your isolated PC must remain isolated.
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Old 01-02-2015, 05:23 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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Not much point IMO.

Everything we do requires an internet connection (including banking, taxes, running my business, and games).
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Old 01-02-2015, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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We need to STOP being so paranoid. Merely connecting to the Internet is not going to cause:

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viruses, adware, Trojans, worms, etc slowing down the processors.
That's caused by end users making bad choices. How about connecting your computer to the internet and using some common sense?

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Can't hack a computer not connected to the internet.
It's a LOT more common nowadays for someone to hack a company you do business with then you. It is NOT common for sensitive data to be "hacked" off of your computer.
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Old 01-02-2015, 12:03 PM
 
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But you'd still have risks if you use any media to exchange files with any other computer. Your isolated PC must remain isolated.
There is certainly still small risks to your data however exposure of that data is no longer an issue.
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Old 01-02-2015, 12:06 PM
 
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We need to STOP being so paranoid.
I don't think it's so paranoid when you consider things like Cryptolocker.
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