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Right, new OS, clean system, where should I be heading before I get the badness of the internet?

ie what downloads should I get to protect my pc?

Obviously there's a sticky list on here but surely I don't need everything :confused:
 

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i have the following - all on the sticky list

virus scanner
firewall

ad-aware
spybot
spywareblaster
spywareguard
 

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these will monitor the PC and try and stop spyware being downloaded in the first place

spywareblaster = http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
spywareguard = http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/sgdownload.html



TUTORIALS

some tutorials on running the above spyware programs with pictures, I know this sometimes can help:-

CWShredder:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtutorial=47

AD-Aware:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtutorial=48

SPYBOT:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtutorial=43

HIJACK THIS:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtutorial=42

SPYWAREBLASTER:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtutorial=49

SPYWAREGUARD:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtutorial=50

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then to keep the system clean update all four programs (ad-aware/spybot/spwareblaster/spywareguard) at least once a week and then run ad-aware and spybot.

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Of course you should also update and run an anti-virus program of sometype.
An excellent free version is AVG available from http://www.grisoft.com

Firewalls are also very useful - XP has an inbuilt version or you can get free versions from:

Sygate:
http://www.homenethelp.com/web/howto/free-firewall.asp

Zone labs:
http://download.zonelabs.com/bin/free/download/index2_11072.html


for more complete list of tools and alternatives to the above please have a look at this post:
http://forums.techguy.org/t110854.html
 
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