COMPUTER INTERNET SECURITY CLASS


PC Home Computer

Summary of security things

that you must do so that you don't drown in a sea of problems.

Revised 8 October 2012.
Jon Schweitzer

HOME
Learn how to do your computer software and security work OR find someone who will:
Update your operating system (Section 2.)
Change settings in your operating system (Section 2.)
Disable your Microsoft Internet Explorer browser and replace with the free "Firefox" browser (Section 3.)
Replace Your Microsoft Outlook email client with the free "Thunderbird" (Section 4.)
Install the free "MailWasher" between your ISP server and your email client (Section 4.)
Install the free Firewall "Comodo" (Section 6.)
Install an Anti-Virus program such as the free "Avast" (Section 8.)
Install an Anti-Trojan program such as the free "Emsisoft Anti-Malware" (Section 9.)
Install a Spyware and Adware program such as the free "SuperAntiSpyware" (Section 10.)
Install an Intrusion Prevention and Detection (HIPS) program such as the free "ThreatFire" (Section 12.)
Install a Rootkit scanner such as the free "Panda Anti Rootkit" (Section 11.)
Install the free Botnet scanner such as "RUBotted" (end of Section 10.)
Run tests on the security of your system (Sections 14. and 15.)
Make additional security changes as required
AND THEN REGULARLY
Update all your security programs
Scan for all types of "bugs"
Clean out files using "CCleaner" or Advanced SystemCare (Section 19.)
Clean and correct registry using the free "Eusing Free Registry Cleaner" and "Advanced SystemCare" (Section 19.)
Backup your files (Section 18.)
Run tests on the security of your system (Sections 14. and 15.)

AND WHEN YOU DISPOSE OF YOUR COMPUTER
Destroy your hard drive or wipe it clean with a special program (end of Section 14.)

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