Protection for Your PC - Painless and Free!

Viruses, Bugs, Worms, Dataminers, Spybots, and Trojan horses. The Internet is a veritable minefield of things that can invade your PC and affect it's Security and Performance.

You can do something about it and you can do it FREE, using some or all of the following programs and tips.

Anti-Virus protection.

One of the best Free programs for this is AntiVir Personal Edition Anti-Virus software. Download it from: http://www.free-av.com Install on your PC and leave it running to block any incoming bugs or viruses! It can also be used to scan your system for any previous invasions, but be patient, this takes about 15 minutes to complete. Worth running periodically, to check all is ok.

FireWalls and Broadband.

If you are on Broadband, consider using Firewall software. Most good ISP's now supply free. (eg AOL). If yours doesn't, you can get a reasonably good Free personal firewall system from 'ZoneAlarm' at http://www.zonelabs.com . Tip ? DON'T leave your PC connected to the Internet when you are not using it! Reduce the chance of something loading while you are not monitoring things !

SpyBot finders and Ad blockers.

Various programs available on the web, both 'Paid' and 'Free'. You can get good results from using 2 Free packages that are available. These are 'SpyBot Search & Destroy' and 'Ad-Aware'. Downloads available at http://www.lavasoft.de for AD-Aware http://www.safer-networking.org for SpyBot Using both of these packages ensures that, you get with one, any 'bots' that the other one misses.

Suspect you have a virus?

If you think you already have a virus, a good Free tool for checking and killing them is McAfee Stinger. Free download at: http://us.mcafee.com/virusInfo/default.asp?id=stinger

Some General Tips

Get in the habit of, every time you disconnect from the web, deleting ALL files from the following folders:

C:/WINDOWS/Cookies
C:/WINDOWS/Temporary Internet

Beware 'Boys Toys' and 'Freebies'! Think, if someone wants to spread a bug, get tracking software onto your PC etc, the best place for them to do it is places where you go to get 'freebies' to download! The above sites are normally 'ad free', but be aware that if you download porn, free music, free games, free software, there is often a 'price' to pay. Always use the above programs after visiting ANY of these sorts of sites!

John Roberts is a Freelance Training Consultant and Director of JayrConsulting Ltd. (http://www.jayrconsulting.co.uk) John is also an active member of TrainerBase (http://www.trainerbase.co.uk) and is always open to discussion on any training topics.

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DASA Security Showcase  GOV.UKThe Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) will be hosting a Security Showcase event in central London on 26 June 2019.
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Opposition tirade against EC undermines 11-layer 'technical security', 12-tier procedural safeguards,...  FirstpostSecurity arrangement range from using a software that 'is burnt into a One Time Programmable (OTP)/Masked chip so that it cannot be altered or tampered with' ...
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Siemplify raises $30 million to streamline security tool management  VentureBeatSiemplify, a New York and Tel Aviv security orchestration platform provider, today announced that it's secured $30 million.
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Performance Drop Due to Security Issues for Intel Chips~16%; AMD Just Lost 3%  TechQuilaPhoronix discovered that these fixes reduced Intel chips' performance by 16% with Hyper-Threading enabled, while AMD only suffered a 3% loss.
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Jakarta riot: Hotels assure guest safety and security - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta PostSeveral starred hotels in Central Jakarta have assured that conditions are generally safe following last nights protest against the results of the presidential ...
Google Reveals 'Rule Of Seven' Security Problem  ForbesGoogle has today revealed the results of research into website creation and online security which makes for bittersweet reading. On the positive side websites ...
Security screening at Winnipeg library reducing crime, says manager  Global NewsDespite calls for new security screening at the Millennium Library to end, city staff say the new safety measures are making a positive difference.

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