How safe is broadband

  918 17:32 18 Jun 2005

after my last thread i have decided to get BB,then what happens the Money Prog tells me a hairy bottmed Russian can hack into my acc 24/7.
I think i give in .918

  VoG II 17:34 18 Jun 2005

Get a firewall click here


  octal 17:36 18 Jun 2005

Get yourself a decent firewall click here and make sure all you anti virus and scumware programs are kept up to date, you won't have any problems.

  Pooke 18:05 18 Jun 2005

Of course safe browsing too:

1. keep AV and antispware uptodate.

2. Get a firewall like ZoneAlarm

3. Don't pay for any of the above they can be gotten for free!

4. Common sense, steer clear of dodgy sites and porn etc etc

5. Don't open unknown or suspicious looking emails.

6. Don't click links in "nasty" pop ups......

The above applies to BB or dial up. Broadband is safe, if your not gonna use the net for a while then just pull the plug on your modem!

  Tycho 22:06 18 Jun 2005

Six things to do to keep safe:

1. Kee Windows fully updated. (Auto Update is good)

  Tycho 22:06 18 Jun 2005

Six things to do to keep safe:

1. Kee Windows fully updated. (Auto Update is good)

  stalion 22:08 18 Jun 2005


  Tycho 22:10 18 Jun 2005

Dear Me! I must have hit the wrong button.

As I was saying...

2. Use Zonealarm free

3. User Spybot S&D (free). If the site that you are on tries to charge you then you are on the wrong site.

4. Use Ad-Aware (free)

5. Use Spywareblaster (free)

6. Use AVG anti virus (free)

And keep checking (once a week) for updates.


  Tycho 22:11 18 Jun 2005



  Tycho 22:14 18 Jun 2005

Just a thought. Wouldn't it be wonderful if everyone kept their anti-malware software fully up to date. Then there would be no more viruses to protect against because the writers would all give up.


  p;3 23:04 18 Jun 2005

mine are checked for updates daily,especially the AV;sometimes two updates in a day with it:) and scan regularly with the programs to check for anything unwanted:)

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