My Windows 10 PC has had to go back to the supplier for a problem to be rectified - and because of COVID, their turnaround time on repair jobs is currently 14 days. This leaves me with only an old HP laptop running Vista, which for obvious reasons I'm extremely cautious about using connected to the Web. I'm assuming that Vista must be wide open to infiltration by everything under the sun when support for it has long since been discontinued - right?
For a start, I'd need a good third-party firewall, but where on Earth could I hope to download one which could be used with Vista?
As for antivirus etc., I've nominally transferred my Malwarebytes Premium to the laptop temporarily, but probably you'll tell me that it can't actually work properly with Vista....or can it?
Okay, so I realise that if I ask for advice about this, almost everyone's going to retort "Our advice is that you DON'T try using Vista to go online, because it would be insane." But hey, I can't afford a new laptop, nor is the old laptop fit and healthy enough to have Windows 10 loaded onto it, so I'm in a bit of an uncomfortable situation here.
Does anyone have any non-negative advice they can offer? Is there anything, anywhere which I can safely download to improve the security of the laptop? It'd have to be free, that's for sure, because I ain't such a bonehead as to make a card payment over the Web using Vista.
Edited by Waste of Space, 13 November 2020 - 09:26 AM.