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« on: February 16, 2006, 01:04:00 PM »

First, thank you for the help with my last problem.

And now, to prevent it from happening again, perhaps somebody could give me some tips on how to best secure my computer.  What's the best way to firewall it, what's the best anti-adware, anti-spyware, and anti-virus software, and how do I get these programs cheaply (or free)? 
 

I'd appreciate all the advice I could get, short of not connecting to the internet.

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2006, 01:05:14 PM »

I forgot to mention something which is probably important, and that is that I'm running windows XP Pro
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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2006, 11:56:15 PM »

Recommended Protection Programs

To help protect your system I recommend that you get the following free programs:

SpywareBlasterto help prevent spyware from installing.
SpywareGuard to catch and block spyware .
IESpy-Ad to block access to malicious websites so you cannot be redirected to them from an infected site or email.
WinPatrol to monitor any changes that programs make to the registry.

If you do not have a firewall, here is a free one  for personal use:

ZoneAlarm



Free Virus program

AVG
AntiVir Personal Edition
F-Prot Antivirus
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2006, 02:32:40 PM »

Windows Defender (Beta 2) is a free program that helps protect your computer against pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other unwanted software. It features Real-Time Protection, a monitoring system that recommends actions against spyware when it's detected, and a new streamlined interface that minimizes interruptions and helps you stay productive.
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