Re:Newbie to broadband internet...
by jrg - 4/19/04 1:38 AM
In Reply to: Newbie to broadband internet... by bee
Everyone has metioned most everything, except that I don't see a suggestion to use some of gibson research's free programs, such as decombobulator, unplug 'n pray, and shoot the messenger. www.grc.com is the site. Also, I don't see any mention about using less popularly hacked email programs, such as Eudora. I use the email program built into Mozilla's browser, which let's me delete emails without previewing them. I also use 'Netpeeker', but it's pretty technical. Then, I am convinced it's good to find a list of XP services that aren't usually needed, and see if you can operate with some of them turned off. Of course, the only safe way to surf, is to stay off of any networks, especially the internet, but that's not much fun.
On Cable, I use a hardware firewall, the zone alarm pro software firewall, AVG, and PestPatrol always, plus the three Gibson Research utilties above.
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