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#1 CliffPriest

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 05:56 PM

Hey all you great people at bleeping computer!
I'm curious if theres a free program for security? Such as antivirus and firewalls. I'm tired of running Smitfraud. Even as we speak I'm getting pop ups!

Thanks.
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#2 Andrew

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 06:23 PM

Check out this thread:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 06:51 PM

One needs several layers applications to maintain a secure computer.
1. A firewall
2. One resident Anti-virus with real-time protection
3. Several anti-spyware applications.
AmazingAndrew has linked to a list of free security applications that are used by your fellow Members.
Keeping these applications up-to-date, as well as making sure you install all MS critical patches is the first step. Understanding how to use your browser's default settings, reading any POP E-mails in plain text, and being extremely careful about what---and from whom---you download anything is a second step.

This BC Tutorial is well worth reading, and makes recommendations that will help keep your computer secure:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/keep-your-computer-safe-online/

I hope this helps,
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Posted 09 April 2007 - 07:47 PM

There is also this list of resources pinned: Antivirus, Antimalware, And Antispyware Resources

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 10:46 PM

"The Ten Most Dangerous Things Users Do Online".
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