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We want you to be a smooth operator. No, we didn't say slick. There's a difference! Here are some basic tips to keep your computer in Tip Top Shape and keep you - not some slimeball company - in charge of your computer.
The best security measures begin on the outside of your computer. Namely, your internal computer. The best computer of all. Your BRAIN! Educate yourself. Apply the same common sense approach to the cyberworld as you do to your everyday life. Look before you leap. If it seems too good to be true; it probably is. Read all you can about computers, scour the Web looking for news articles (like our NewsBytes) and keep yourself informed.
A quality anti-virus program, with frequently updated virus definition files, running in real time should be installed and operational on your computer every second, every minute, every hour, of every day. Recommend Free AV programs: AVAST Anti-Virus and AVG Anti-Virus
Every PC with Internet access should have a personal firewall installed and running. Especially those of you with high-speed connections! It should be bi-directional, tracking both outbound and inbound traffic. There are many good software firewalls that offer free, personal versions: Kerio, and Outpost, to name two. We no longer recommend ZoneAlarm. It has grown to be an octopus with tentacles reaching into every crevice of your hard drive. It makes using normal programs difficult and while it provides good firewall protection, it provides an annoying user experience. Another example of a once-good program upgrading itself into a huge annoyance.
No one can decide what to call this junk. Spyware? Malware? Trickware? We'll call it slimeware because that term most aptly describes it. Not only do most of these garbage applications present a real threat to your privacy, they can slime your computer in a hurry. This slime has infamous computer-clogging potential. Slimeware can keep on clogging up your computer too. It can add insult to injury by downloading and installing additional slimeware applications without your knowledge or permission (usually under the guise of "updates"), and may assault you with obnoxious popup ads which seem to appear from nowhere, either when you start up your computer or while you are using your computer. So download install at least two good anti-spyware applications - like SpySweeper, Spyware Doctor and Spybot Search & Destroy - and scan your computer often. Slimeware is here to stay. Anti-spyware software is as important as anti-virus software these days. Don't surf the Web without it.
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