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Quick Guide To Securing Your Computer

Here's a quick guide to removing spyware/viruses and safely securing your PC.
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First of all, get an anti-virus program: http://free.grisoft.com/

Then go to: http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/ and make sure you have all the critical updates.

Thirdly go here: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/sec...re/default.mspx
and install the anti-spyware software from Microsoft.

And finally, to stop ALL worms dead in their track and to make yourself instantly immunable, install the built-in firewall: http://www.microsoft.com/security/p...xp/firewall.asp

OR get a very good (free) firewall here: http://www.zonealarm.com/store/cont...reeDownload.jsp

You can do a free check online check of your computer, ironically it is courtesy of Microsoft(!), here: http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/
You can do a quick online check whether you have any spyware installed on your PC by visiting this url: http://www.doxdesk.com/parasite/

Please see this page if you want more info on spyware: http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm


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Last edited by Raz on Apr 4th, 2008 at 06:49 PM

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or just format your harddrive every few months big grin


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(I would suggest the free firewall at sygate instead of the built-in firewall of Microsoft)

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haven't tried the built-in firewall


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what is a firewall?

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it's a thingie that makes sure no connection in gets in unnoticed (against hackers) and also out if you don't agree with it

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i downloaded the sygate thing
its great
except my port gets logged alot....annoying stick out tongue


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lol


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And finally, to stop ALL worms dead in their track and to make yourself instantly immunable, install the built-in firewall: http://www.microsoft.com/security/p...xp/firewall.asp


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Originally posted by Fire
or just format your harddrive every few months big grin

erm
I prefer this method...
not a single of the links works for me properly confused either the page isn't available or the download fails at 100% or the sites don't like Netscape roll eyes (sarcastic)
And the firewall I already have also causes more problems than it solves...


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sounds like you're buggered stick out tongue

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(I would suggest the free firewall at sygate instead of the built-in firewall of Microsoft)


The built in one on my PC seems to do nothing at all


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exactly wink

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Thanks for that Raz.

I used AdAware spyware however it didnt remove them all, so i downloaded Bazooka. Its excellent at detecting regestry kays, but you have to remove them all manualy.


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that's not very hard


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I never said it was, but doesnt do it automaticly like Search and Destroy and AdAware.


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Fire
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true stick out tongue


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Thanks a billion Raz!!!! eek!

The first one is downloading now and I'm going to get the rest after.

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Do firewalls prevent file transfers via msn?


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Here's an idea, stop downloading porn. That will make your PC alot safer.


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