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WinXP Tweaking: Protecting your PC from the outside world

Our latest guide writer Nathan Anderson aka Stikesis has his first guide published which looks at protecting you and your computer from the outside world. The guide looks at which programs you should use to protect your system from viruses and spyware along with which browsers and firewalls are best and what they do along with intelligent computing practices and basic Windows XP installation tips. If you're concerned about computer security as a new or average user, make sure you read on.
By: Nathan Anderson | Guides | Posted: Mar 8, 2005 5:00 am




G'day all, this is the first in a series of lengthy bi-monthly guides here a TweakTown which I will write with the following goals for you and your computer:


- Increase your computers responsiveness


- Increase productivity/speed


- Increase your computers stability


- Increase your computers security


- Make you understand what you are doing and why


All of the above it possible through tweaking a computer, in this case focused at average/above average user's skill level to increase their knowledge of how software and hardware work. Tweaking is the act of modifying certain settings sometimes not found within the Graphical User Interface (GUI) of software. But the scope of the upcoming guides focus on much more than tweaking, we will look at:


- Tweaking


- Installing appropriate freeware (free software)


- Intelligent computer practices


- Overclocking


- And more unplanned things


For now though let's get to the beginning of the first guide which is about what to do once you've installed Windows XP on a computer to prepare it for the big bad outside world of the Internet. It's all about protecting you and your computer and the software and methods you can use.


Let's get started!


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