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Protecting Your PC Online


Here's what you can do

to enhance the security on your

Windows PC



The 4 Things You MUST do for Online Security

You must have a properly configured firewall
You must have regularly updated anti-virus
You must have regularly updated anti-spyware
You must regularly update Windows on your PC

Security Essentials
Microsoft have great page on everything you need to do to protect your PC and keep it protected.
Click here...

Online Banking Security
Most banks spell out what somewhere what they expect their clients must do to protect themselves from online fraud and will include all the "Musts" for online security listed above.

Also, you need to watch out for these:
Requests for your account info (Phishing)
Phoney Fraud Alerts

Credit Card Scams

Beware of email scams (Banking, Nigerian etc)

Never connect to your bank via a link in an email
Do not respond to emails from unknown sources, especially to do with money or private details.

Security Info and Videos from Microsoft

Very clear concise information in text and short videos from Microsoft you should see to help you better protect yourself, your family and your private information while online.

Microsoft Online Safety

Get the latest security updates automatically

Automatic Updates keep your Windows operating system current and more secure so that there is less chance of malware getting into your PC.

Scan and clean your computer to remove malicious software with Microsoft's free tool

The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool can check computers running Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, and Windows 2000 Server for infections from malicious software.

What is Spyware? and what you can do about it and other unwanted software on your PC
The key in most cases is whether or not you (or someone who uses your computer) understand what the software will do and have agreed to install the software on your computer. Read more...


Technical and in Depth Resources about Spyware

Spyware Warrior - Waging the war against spyware
Benjamin Edelman - Spyware Reasearch

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