Recommend installing the following software when setting up a new computer
that will be accessing the internet.
You need to have 4 things installed as soon as possible to prevent viruses
and spam. There are as follows
- Firewall – this is to control access to and from your computer whichcan defend against hackers getting at your files:
- Anti virus – this is to do a regular scan of your computer to makesure that new software that you have installed hasn’t had any viruses
attached to it. I recommend running a full scan weekly. There is also
- Anti-Spyware- Spybot Search and destroy – always runs to keep an eye on things
AdwareSE – you can happily have both installed you have to run
this one yourself on a regular basis, say fortnightly.
- Antispam – to protect your emails from clogging with spam mail: Spambayes (for use with Microsoft Outlook only)click on download
the installation program and go from there. This software was one of
the products of the year with PC User magazine. It learns from your
emails and gets better and better at spotting the spam emails.
a great tool for reporting the spam before it is deleted to a government
body to track down the spammers