I'm new to computers and don't yet understand how to be secure.
What should I do to keep important files on my computer from being uploaded to the internet? Don't I need an outbound firewall to prevent this?
What causes my computer to send an outbound request to the internet that would result in files being uploaded from my computer onto the internet? I'm afraid to put anything of importance (like reports that I've written for work) onto a computer with internet access because I don't want them to be uploaded to the internet. I wouldn't upload them on purpose obviously, but I'm afraid it would happen without my knowledge because I don't know what I'm doing.