How do you protect yourself from viruses, worm, and all those nasties out there?
Don't open any files that you are suspicious of, and don't open any mail from someone you don't know. If your ISP provides virus checking and spam blocking of mail, this is useful, but you should still have your own anti-virus programme on your PC as a backup, and most important of all, make sure that you keep it up to date!
Some useful anti-virus programs:
SUPERAntiSpyware is the most thorough scanner on the market. Our Multi-Dimensional Scanning and Process Interrogation Technology will detect spyware other products miss! Easily remove pests such as WinFixer, SpyAxe, SpyFalcon, and thousands more! Repair broken Internet Connections, Desktops, Registry Editing and more with our unique Repair System. Our Dedicated Threat Research Team scours the web for new threats and provides daily definition updates.
CComodo Firewall - Rated as the best free firewall around
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Remember, no matter how good your anti virus programme is, unless you update it regularly, it is no use at all!! Once a week is the recommended minimum for updating
Beware the fine print when registering for Anti-virus programs, using a credit card. Many of them assume automatic re-licensing each year, and will automatically charge your credit card each year
Also beware, most frre programmes come with Adware, and unless you pay carefull atteniotn during installation will install toolbars and other unwanted advertising on your system.
Most of the above offer free home Anti-Virus products, and most offer free on-line virus scans.