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PC Security Question?

by Larry38 / May 1, 2004 1:46 AM PDT

I have a Pavilion A305W-B, it is only 4mo. old and it works fine. However I want to keep it that way. I run Windows XP,Celeron Processor 2.7GHz, 256 Ram,40 GB HD,56K modem,NTFS file System, IE&OE and LAN Connection. I have Yahoo Companion popup killer, ZA 4.5.594, Norton 2003 version 9.05.15, Ad-Aware 6.0, AVG 6.0.670, We use it mostly for e-mail, sending pictures, and looking up web sites for info. Don't play the games or music, occasionally listen to sports radio. Can you think of any other security programs I may need to add? (user friendly) I also do on line banking, pay bills etc. One other thing, What is normal for lan connection? I am getting from 41.2 to 46.6 Kbps.
Thanks
Larry

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''Suggested''.
by Cursorcowboy / May 1, 2004 10:15 PM PDT
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Re:''Suggested''.
by Larry38 / May 2, 2004 12:55 AM PDT
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Thanks CC
I update almost every day, I will check to see if I have this one.
Larry

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Re:''Suggested''.
by Larry38 / May 2, 2004 1:15 AM PDT
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I do have Q824146 already installed.
Thanks.
Larry

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NT -- And what happens with ''the kept copy'' should you reinstall?
by Cursorcowboy / May 2, 2004 9:50 PM PDT
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Re:PC Security Question?
by Paul C / May 1, 2004 11:00 PM PDT
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Hi.

1. Your connection speed sounds just fine to me - if it's dialup.

2. Cursorcowboy's suggestion is good. But furthermore:

- Activate Automatic Live Update in your Norton AV. Go to Options, click the Live Update tab and activate it.

- Get a good firewall. The free version of Zone Alarm available at http://www.zonelabs.com will do fine.

- I'm guessing you have a CD burner? If so, get a good backup program that you can use easily and keep regular backups - just in case all else fails.

- Visit Windows Update regularly and at the least, download and install ALL critical updates.

- Spyware can be an issue. Get Spybot S&D at http://www.safer-networking.de and AdAware at http://www.lavasoftusa.com (both free).

- Run regular virus and spyware scans and keep everything I listed above properly updated.

More expert advice is available at the CNET Virus and Security Alerts forum at http://reviews.cnet.com/5204-6132-0.html?forumID=32&start=0 .

Hope this helps!

Paul

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Re:PC Security Question?
by Larry38 / May 2, 2004 1:05 AM PDT
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Thanks Paul C,
I forgot to mention in my post that I keep all systems updated almost every day. My ZA firewall and Norton are on auto, and I manually update windows (don't have it on auto) also Ad-Aware and AVG are manually updated at least every other day. I run full system scans at least once a week.
Larry

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