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Too Many Infections - How Can I Stop Them?


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#1 huns

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 06:22 PM

I have been getting way too many trojans, spyware, malware, etc. on my PC. The last one has just caused me to have to reformat my hard drive. Is there a "best way" to protect home computers?

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 07:55 PM

There isn't really one 'best way' to protect your computer. People differ in what they prefer and I'm sure you could get some recommendations here on things you might do to better protect yourself. However, it would probably be helpful if you posted what programs/methods you are using now.

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 09:31 PM

A good place to start:
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Posted 27 August 2008 - 01:33 PM

Avoid gaming sites, underground web pages, pirated software sites, and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs. They are a security risk which can make your computer susceptible to a smörgåsbord of malware infections, remote attacks, exposure of personal information, and identity theft. Many malicious worms and Trojans spread across P2P file sharing networks, gaming and underground sites. Users visiting such pages may see innocuous-looking banner ads containing code which can trigger pop-up ads and Flash ads that install viruses, Trojans and spyware. Ads are a target for hackers because they offer a stealthy way to distribute malware to a wide range of Internet users. The best way to reduce the risk of infection is to avoid these types of web sites and not use any P2P applications. Read P2P Software User Advisories and Risks of File-Sharing Technology.
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Posted 01 September 2008 - 01:20 PM

Down loading pretty desk top pictures from some sites can cause lots of problems also. I have had a problem long time ago when down loading a nice little clock to replace m/s o.e. clock. Some time just little things that you do can cause lots of big problems. Think before down loading.




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