a computer expert once said "personal computers are far too complicated for the average user"

Subject: 
a computer expert once said "personal computers are far too complicated for the average user"
Posted By: 
Dancer
Date: 
Friday, August 07, 2009 09:33 am

Imho that\'s still true.

Major difference nowadays is that more and more of the soft crap wiring is swept under the carpet aka deliberately hidden from true insight.
It takes years of expertise to successfully harden a computer system that\'s connected to the world wide web.
If you trust the wrong protectors you\'re done, again and again.
In most cases it\'s not the hardware, it\'s the operating system and it\'s the deliberate back doors left open by the big guys in their own interest. They would never tell you, of course.
Another problem are the never ever finally secured web browsers. It goes like this

One leakhole stuffed, two new holes opened.

BTW if your computers have been \'wiped out\' as you put it, how can anybody recover anything useful? Some forensics could do it for a lot of money. But: Is it the job of the police to restore wrecked operating systems? Then trying to find if any footprints of intruders are left? (good intruders come in stealthily).

You might shoot yourself into your own foot.
How do you know that you are not targetted exactly by those people whom you trust only because they are legal authorities? My advice:
Better try to find somebody really trustworthy or search the abundance of specific forums that could give you the right information. I know,
it\'s said easily and here come the years of expertise into account.

Would like to help you if you were not so far away.