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By Borg7of9 ·
I often have to install new systems, say home installs. The first thing I do is update virus definitions, install zone alarm,and do critical updates. However, now it takes about 30 seconds for a system to get infected when connecting to high speed, so I am in a catch 22, as I need the internet to update software, but cant connect until I am secure. Any suggestions? I am always onsite, so I cant for example always do this behind a firewall. I use norton, and also wondered if there is a way to get the virus definitions from a secure system to update a new system. If so, how?

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by colin.mac In reply to New system and security

You could download the DAT's directly onto a secure system from the Mcafee web site at http://download.mcafee.com/us/updates/superDat.asp?real=0 (copy and paste that link into yuor browser address line) copy them onto CD or a FOB and then install them on your new system before you access the internet with that system.

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by wcp In reply to New system and security

I have a CD that has Service Pack4 and a CD that has MS Patch (MS03-039).

I install all drivers and software and then install the service pack and MS patch (to prevent MS Blaster worm and such).
I then install antivirus program and connect to internet to update the program and virus definition.
I then install spyware/adware removal programs (Spybot S&amp and Adaware 6.0) and prevention program (SpywareBlaster).

I have never had any problem.

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For Norton, you can manually download new virus definition everyday (M-F except Holiday).

http://tinyurl.com/d9u

Save the file under Filename to a folder in your HD and burn it to a CD.

When you are onsite, install Norton antivirus program and update virus definition with the latest one from the CD that you burned by double clicking it.

Before you connect to Internet, you HAVE to install MS patch (MS03-039). Otherwise you are open to MS Blaster or Welchia (Nachi) worm.

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by tech_wiz03 In reply to New system and security

I prepared a cd with the back-ups of zonealarms, anti-vir adaware6 plus 60 other useful things for the very reason that ms machines try to go instantly to ms site upon installation finish. I determined that ms at the point of installation finish has all ports in and out of the pc open and vulnerable so if you install with net connection and no firewall you are beating a dead horse!

keep a cd with all the needed basic protection handy and install firewall and anti virus basic structure from the cd before connecting to the internet.

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rick

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