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#1 kgirl

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 05:21 PM

I just installed Yahoo Messenger on my computer. I was wondering if there's anything different I should be doing to maintain the safety of my system? I've spent the last 3 months cleaning house, so to speak, and want to keep it clean.

I have an HP Pavilion Desktop PC, running WindowsMe, IE 5.5 with SP2 and all but 1 critical update.

For security purposes I have ZA Free as firewall, use CWShredder, Ad-Aware SE Personal, Spybot S&D, AVG Free, SpywareBlaster S-T-I-N-G-E-R, and HJT. Is there something else I should be using to keep my system safe?

Any advice would be appreciated.
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Posted 26 July 2005 - 06:27 PM

Don't click on any links or emails addresses in Messenger no matter who sends them to you. An infected computer will send those out without that users knowledge. Don't accept any file transfers unless you know they are coming and you know the sender well enough to trust them.

Sign up for email alerts from the IMLogic Threat Center to be informed of the latest malware and how it is delivered.

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 06:29 PM

read safe computing it cover the bases.

here's another place to read defending your machine
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Posted 26 July 2005 - 06:54 PM

I did register at IMlogic, and read the links to the other articles, and pretty much I am doing all of that now. The security settings for IE are set where the article said to set them, and I have checked to never download a file, and to never let anybody access any of my files. I also clicked on ignore anyone not on my list.

Edited by kgirl, 26 July 2005 - 06:55 PM.

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 09:42 PM

I can not add anything to what has already been said, mainly because I don't use Yahoo Messenger that much.

The only security problem I see would be with IE 5.5 with SP2.
I think it would be in your best interest to download IE 6 SP1.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/evalua...ew/default.mspx
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default....blicpreview.asp

Download:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...&DisplayLang=en




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