by: Popescu Alexandru
After seeing many people
complain about their weak Internet security I
decided to write down some things that will help
you for your Internet security.
First, here are some tips to make windows safer
For basic security and update patches install
Service Pack 2 for Windows XP or Service Pack
4 for Windows 2000.
Once a month use Windows Update so you can get
the latest pacthes.
When you download software from the Internet make
sure you download it from the original website.
Always run anti Trojan and anti virus software.
Even if you don't use it you have to make your
Internet Explorer as safe as possible.
When you access the Internet you are browsing
the web using a browser such as Internet Explorer.The
Internet Explorer contains several security vulnerabilities.
You should make it as safe as possible or switch
your default browser to an alternative. You will
have to set some options from the Manage Add-Ons
in the Internet Options. You will see a list of
add-ons that can be activated or deactivated.
If you see any unusual entries just deactivate
them so you can be sure you don't have a trojan/worm.
Under Internet Options -> Security -> Internet
-> you will see the Edit Level.You should set
it to high in order to disable most of the security
Your Web Browser should be ok now. Let's see what
we have to do from our email point of view.
Because it's built-in in their Windows system
lots of users like to use Outlook Express for
emailing. But it's a fact that it contains many
security vulnerabilities so I advise you to use
alternatives. If you use a web based Email (you
can browse your email with your web browser) you
can delete viruses even if you don't download
them to your PC.
Make sure you have installed an Anti Virus for
100% virus protection. One that I've found to
be very good and never disappointed me is the
AVG Anti virus. If you take the time to regularly
update it you will be safe enough with it.
Lots of people install Firewalls because they
belive their Internet security will be higher.
I personaly disagree. If you do not know how to
best configure it, and you have to know much about
the tech behind it to do so, it will just make
your PC slow and software not working.You can
just use the Windows XP SP2 firewall for basic
All this tips should make your PC safer. I browse
the Internet every single day for some time now
and they worked great for me. I haven't met a
virus/worm for some time now.
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