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PostSubject: Tips to Protect Your PC   Tips to Protect Your PC Icon_minitimeThu Jul 26, 2007 3:36 pm

ANTIVIRUS - A software program designed to identify and remove a known or potential computer virus

~~/> avast! home edition *works great! for the cost of 0php*

~~ AVG free *free for non commercial use

- Any of a number of security schemes that prevent unauthorized users
from gaining access to a computer network or that monitor transfers of
information to and from the network. A firewall is your first line of
defense against attacks

~~/> zonelabs zonealarm free edition

~~/> kerio personal firewall (has a free edition)

- (ADvertisementWARE) Software that periodically pops up advertisements
on a user's computer. It displays ads targeted to the individual user
based on key words entered in search engines and the types of Web sites
the user visits. The marketing data is collected periodically and sent
in the background to the adware Web server. Adware is known as
"contextual marketing."

SPYWARE - Software that sends
information about your Web surfing habits to its Web site. Often
quickly installed in your computer in combination with a free download
you selected from the Web, spyware transmits information in the
background as you move around the Web. Also known as "parasite
software," "scumware," "junkware" and "thiefware," spyware is
occasionally installed just by visiting a Web site

~~/> spybot search and destroy 1.4

~~/> ad-aware SE personal

ewido anti malware (trial is only for 14 days. after that, real time protection is disabled but you can still use the product)

dr alex anti spyware (relatively new anti spyware but detection rate is superb)

add a 2nd layer defense on spyware..
~~/> spwareblaster 3.5.1 (automatically blocks access to known websites containing spyware)

all you need for your great defense from lurking parasites in the net.
that programs will cost you 0 php. thanks for spending some time
reading this post. reply will be much appreciated.

Its also
useful to have a copy of hijackthis. this is a very useful and powerful
tool that is often used by anti spyware groups (like spywareinfo.com).


for a quickstart guide on hijackthis
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