JimCarwardine at OwnYourFuture-net.com
Tue Sep 26 20:24:22 EDT 2006
I have it on good authority from a PC tech I respect when I asked him the
same questions that AVG <http://www.filehippo.com/download_avg_antivirus/>
is very good... Jim
on 9/26/06 6:33 AM, Luis wrote:
> Simple? Nope.
> 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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