luis at anachreon.co.uk
Tue Sep 26 04:33:40 CDT 2006
Well, don't hook it up to the internet. If you do, at the very least
ensure the Windows firewall is activated and check it's settings: Only
open ports that you need open. Make sure Automatic Updates is running
and that these run DAILY.
Not so 'simple'? Well, for a single user system, at home, I'd recommend
the Norton Internet Security package (covers all sorts of viruses and
malware and has a very good firewall). It can be flaky at times (not
shutting down properly when shutting down/restarting the PC) but sorts
itself out if you keep it updated (through LiveUpdate).
Norton Internet Security (or any other combined Anti-Virus app) can be
quite a load on the system if your resources are low - Your mileage WILL
There are freebie apps (WinPooch plus ClamWin, AVG, Search and Destroy,
among others) but it's hard to find decent recommendations.
If you're running a separate firewall, say through your broadband
modem/router, then you can limit the traffic from there (depends on the
specs!) so going for the freebies would be ok for looking after the bits
that 'fall through'.
Hope that helps!
Jim Carwardine wrote:
> This is a whole new (and ugly) world to me, having managed to totally ignore
> PCs up until now. Is there a simple, thorough way of (application for)
> handling these vulnerabilities? Jim
> on 9/25/06 9:39 PM, Bill Vlahos wrote:
>> Running Windows on Parallels gives you essentially the same
>> vulnerabilities as running Windows on any other kind of PC. Viruses,
>> malware, popups, etc. the whole nine yards.
>> On Sep 25, 2006, at 3:53 AM, Jim Carwardine wrote:
>>> Just one more slightly [OT] question... Do I need to keep up to
>>> date with
>>> the latest virus checkers using Windows with Parallel on the Mac? Jim
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