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What's the best security program For a pC?

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    Here are some free things which you can implement to improve security:

    If you have Windows XP Professional, MS published an XP Security Guide v2 and tells you how to harden XP Pro. It is available here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/prodtech/windowsxp/secwinxp/default.mspx#ETE

    If you have Vista, there is a Vista version of the Security Guide:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...ed-7f35-4e72-bfb5b84a526c1565&displaylang=en-

    Hardening an OS gives the attacker a smaller attack surface by disabling unnecessary features. XP after a fresh install is quite bloated and has a lot of places for an attacker to poke at.

    Also you should consider running it daily using a limited user account, as that prevents some malware from working and prevents malware from making system wide changes. An admin account, if infected, can ruin your whole PC, while a standard users account cannot. In the Unix world, nobody runs a machine daily using the admin account. MS acknowledges that and has made UAC for Vista to achieve the same end.

    Here's more details about that:
    http://www.mechbgon.com/build/security2.html

    Also along the lines of protection and prevention, use Mcafee's Site Advisor, available here:

    http://www.siteadvisor.com/

    It places a site rating besides every google result and tells you about malware infested sites
    before you go clicking on them and instantly infecting your machine.
     
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