Below is a list of sites we referred to throughout this guide:
Avast! 4.6 (Anti-virus) - http://www.avast.com
AVG 7 (Anti-virus) - http://www.grisoft.com
Anti-Vir (Anti-virus) -
Mozilla 1.7.5 / Firefox 1.0.1 (Great Browser) - http://www.getfirefox.com
Spybot Search & Destroy 1.3 (Anti Spyware / Malware) - security.kolla.de
Lavasoft Ad-aware (Anti Spyware / Malware) - http://www.lavasoftusa.com
Spyware Blaster 3.2 (Spyware / Malware Preventer) - http://www.wilderssecurity.net
Windows XP Service Pack 2 Security Updates - http://www.microsoft.com
Zone Alarm Free 5.5.062.011 (Firewall) - http://www.zonelabs.com
Sygate Personal (Firewall) - http://www.sygate.com
Kerio Personal (Firewall) - http://www.kerio.com
Virus Bulletin (Anti-Virus Testing) - http://www.virusbtn.com
This first guide has been basically to secure your computer for the following articles which we will publish in the future which require stability provided by anti-virus and firewall programs.
You should be able to partly understand what to avoid online, but you really need to develop your own instincts online. Effective passwords are definitely important with dealing with security, but a strong password is pointless if you forget it or if you write it down.
Security freeware is the same as the full version of the software, except without the extra administrator parts.
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