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    what are some softwares that are a must have for security and performance on my computer.


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    what are some softwares that are a must have for security and performance on my computer.


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    Well, some spyware protection, AV software, Firewall's, maybe a proxy.. Just to name a few? Check out downloads.com for some good PC protection and maintenence tool's.
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    Well, some spyware protection, AV software, Firewall's, maybe a proxy.. Just to name a few? Check out downloads.com for some good PC protection and maintenence tool's.
    Space For Rent.. =]

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    Check out the tutorials. Personally, this is my basic defense, which has served me well:

    ZoneAlarm Firewall
    Avast! Antivirus
    Spybot S&D
    Adaware
    Spyware Blaster
    Spyware Guard
    AntiOnline

    All FREE I might add.

    There's more hardcore stuff out there though. First thing's first: make sure you have all the latest Windows updates and that unnecessary services (namely WINDOWS MESSENGER!) are shutdown.

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    Check out the tutorials. Personally, this is my basic defense, which has served me well:

    ZoneAlarm Firewall
    Avast! Antivirus
    Spybot S&D
    Adaware
    Spyware Blaster
    Spyware Guard
    AntiOnline

    All FREE I might add.

    There's more hardcore stuff out there though. First thing's first: make sure you have all the latest Windows updates and that unnecessary services (namely WINDOWS MESSENGER!) are shutdown.

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    Hrmm.. I think this has been answered a few times and it is a bit broad and subjective. Depending on what you define as "security" I'd narrow some of it (IMHO) to the following (generic and specific):

    • Windows
      - some kind of Anti-Virus
      - adware/spyware detection tool
      - trojan detection tool
      - firewall (may be on another machine/hardware based)
      - intrusion detection (may be on another machine)
      - auditing tools (retina, nmap, other scanners)
      - backup software/plan

    • Unix/Linux
      - host-based IDS
      - trojan detection
      - firewall (may be on another machine)
      - auditing tools (nmap, nessus, ettercap, netstat, etc.)
      - backup software/plan


    That all said, the best security tools is the human brain.

    Edit: added backups to both lists
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    Hrmm.. I think this has been answered a few times and it is a bit broad and subjective. Depending on what you define as "security" I'd narrow some of it (IMHO) to the following (generic and specific):

    • Windows
      - some kind of Anti-Virus
      - adware/spyware detection tool
      - trojan detection tool
      - firewall (may be on another machine/hardware based)
      - intrusion detection (may be on another machine)
      - auditing tools (retina, nmap, other scanners)
      - backup software/plan

    • Unix/Linux
      - host-based IDS
      - trojan detection
      - firewall (may be on another machine)
      - auditing tools (nmap, nessus, ettercap, netstat, etc.)
      - backup software/plan


    That all said, the best security tools is the human brain.

    Edit: added backups to both lists
    Goodbye, Mittens (1992-2008). My pillow will be cold without your purring beside my head
    Extra! Extra! Get your FREE copy of Insight Newsletter||MsMittens' HomePage

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    Actually, the best defense is to kidnap MsMittens and make her guard your computer for you.

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    Actually, the best defense is to kidnap MsMittens and make her guard your computer for you.

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