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1.) What are the best security setting Windows 98se and Windows XPP

By ffontan1 ·
1.) What are the best security setting Windows 98se and Windows XPP
for prevent [A] pop-up, cook, [C] syp_ware, and [D]Virus. ????


2) I need infor. How to do this. ?

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by SimY In reply to 1.) What are the best se ...

(a) WinXP SP2 provides a pop-up blocker in internet explorer. You can also download the google toolbar to block pop-ups in win98 (or winXP).

(b + c) Do you mean cookies? If so, you can download ad-aware at www.lavasoftusa.com. This can detect spyware and tracking cookies

(d) Use a virus scanner such as AVG - available from www.grisoft.com. Make sure you keep the software updated (same goes for ad-aware)

In addition, I would install a firewall program like zonealarm or sygate.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to 1.) What are the best se ...

do all windows updates, office updates. use the microsoft baseline security analyzer to help you see weaknesses. free from download.microsoft.com
it is too hard to educate the users in prevention of all that spyware out there imho.
my answer for this is getting to be: try opera or mozilla instead of ie for a browser.
if using outlook express for mail client, don't use the preview pane
as previously said, get antivirus, one that will protect your pop3 mail client if that is what you use. does that free one do that?
in Internet Options, i think i know what you are asking but i don't have that in a list. i would make all scripts and stuff run prompt only. i would not have it download stuff automatically. i would not have the search engine automatically go the sites it thinks i want. i would use the high security setting and turn if off if it interfered with a banking site or whatever. i would get the hi encryption pack for ie 6. i would keep the windows and office and anti-virus updates right up to snuff. i would watch for browser hijaaks and stifle them immediately. i would not download 'free' screensavers, games and 'security utilities'n unless someone i trust gave me exact link to download

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by w2ktechman In reply to 1.) What are the best se ...

personally I do not like pop-up blockers, because the problems are just ignored. Try Spyblaster, Ad-Aware, and Spybot S&D. Look for other programs that add a block list to your registry, these will not allow certain (bad) active X controls from functioning, or from even being installed on your system.

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by johndoe2 In reply to 1.) What are the best se ...

A: Try using mk2's free surfer program, it blocks pop-up but allows you to view them if you wish and it doesnt take much ram.
B: Cookies can be controlled with a good firewall such as Zonelabs ZoneAlarm Pro and they can be kept clean with progams such as System Mechanic or even by manually deleting them in IE by going to Tools: Internet Options: Delete Cookies
C: Download the latest versioin of spybot Search and Destroy this has an active spybot protection prompting you before any suspicious downlaods occur.
Avg is supposed to be good and Symantec hasent let me down in over a year.

All these programs come with tutorials so good luck.

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