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#1 unloaded

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 05:38 AM

I always get infected when I visit some random websites, but I am pretty good at getting rid of them now, however I was wondering why when never I click into the website my computer gets infected, how is the virus spread, and does the faster internet means the more viruses? By the way, my computer is clean from virus at the moment, just want to know the answers.

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 08:02 AM

Read "How did I get infected in the first place?" and Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe".

Be careful what you download: types of downloads that may contain spyware:
Free games, animated characters, and screen savers.
Music, movies, and file-sharing programs.
Instant Messaging (IM) attachments.
Toolbars for your Internet browser.
Unknown email files and attachments.

Use a Firewall to protect yourself. A hardware firewall can provide a strong degree of protection from most forms of attacks coming from the outside. A software firewall generally offers the best measure of protection against Trojans and worms but they are harder to configure and must share resources with other running processes which can decrease system performance.
Directory Of Firewalls
Understanding and Using Firewalls

Keep Windows and Internet Explorer current with the latest critical security updates from Microsoft including SP2 which has enhanced security features. This will patch many of the security holes through which attackers can gain access to your computer.
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Posted 15 September 2006 - 07:54 AM

my question was how are the viruses spreaded? and does faster connection means more viruses. but thanx anyways.

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 10:57 AM

The speed of the connexion has nothing to do with whether you get infected or not; just visiting some sites and opening its page or allow something on it to run an executable (or it runs automatically because you allow, for example, ActiveX controls by default) will get your computer infected.
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Posted 15 September 2006 - 06:36 PM

so therefore, can a firewall block them?

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 03:45 AM

is it a good idea to have more than one firewall though?

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 07:29 AM

If you choose to use a 3rd-party firewall, you need to disable the Windows firewall. Running multiple software firewalls on a single computer can cause conflicts that are hard to identify and troubleshoot. Only one of the firewalls can receive the packets over the network and process them. Sometimes you may even have a conflict that causes neither firewall to protect your connection. However, you can use a hardware firewall (your router) and a software firewall (Kerio or ZoneAlarm) in conjunction.
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Posted 27 September 2006 - 08:25 PM

ok, so I might need both of them.




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