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New Worm

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#1 sharpie


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Posted 11 February 2006 - 06:01 PM

what should i use to help protect my computer from the new worm. people have told me that i dont need anything, but i just want to be safe.thanks-(i have windows xp service pack 2) :thumbsup:

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#2 Rimmer


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Posted 11 February 2006 - 06:54 PM

You need several types of protection to secure your system:
1. Anti-virus; 2. Firewall; 3. Anti-Spyware; 4. Windows Updates.

Have a look in the Tutorials section for ways to keep your system secure on the internet :


In general terms though:
  • Browser: You need IE for windows updates, but use Firefox for everything else.

  • Anti-Virus: You can have AVG for free or you can purchase Norton Anti-Virus and then pay ~$50 per year for updates and it will be almost as good. You should only run one AV program.

  • Anti-Spyware: Minimum requirement is AdawareSE, SpyBot S&D, and SpywareBlaster. I'd recommend Ewido as well. They compliment one another it doesn't matter how many you have.

  • Firewall: Turn off the windows firewall and install Sygate or ZoneAlarm. Only run one firewall.

  • Windows updates: Run these regularly (or automatically).
See the BC compendium of Recommended Freeware for links to these programs and many others.

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