Viruses & Spyware & Worms ... oh my!
What security software do you recommend?
The Short-Short Version
Microsoft Security Essentials
Other Good Alternatives
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The Race - And Bad Luck
All Anti-Virus Software is the Same, Only Different
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The Harsh Reality
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What’s wrong with scanning email in real time?
Real Time Email Scanning
Real Time Email Destruction
The Alternatives: Common Sense and On-Demand scanning
How do I remove and avoid spyware?
1. Install and Run an Anti-Spyware Program
2. Update the Spyware Database
3. Run Regular Scans
An Additional Recommendation
Some Additional Notes
So just how sneaky can spyware be?
Use a Firewall
What's a firewall, and how do I set one up?
Hardware firewalls, like your router
Choosing and setting up a firewall
Firewalls are only a part of the solution
Do I need a firewall, and if so, what kind?
Does my router have a firewall or not?
Is an outbound firewall needed?
So do I need the Windows Firewall or not?
How do I change my router’s password?
How do I secure my router?
Change The Default Password
Disable Remote Management
Turn Off Logging
Add a WPA Key
Don't Forget The Physical
Are automatic updates a good thing?
How do I make sure that Windows is up-to-date?
What’s a good password?
What's a bad password?
What's a good password?
How long should a password be?
Large scale account hacks
Brute force attacks
Why 10 is better and 12 better still
What about special characters?
Phishing? What's Phishing?
Is changing my password enough?
What backup program should I use?
How did you backup while on your trip?
External Hard Drive
A Note About Sequencing
A Note About Security
Are You Protected?
Secure Your Mobile Connection
How do I use an open WiFi hotspot safely?
Turn On The Firewall
Consider Not Using Free WiFi
Secure Your Desktop Email Program
Secure Your Web-based Email
Use a VPN
Use Different Passwords
Can hotels sniff my internet traffic?
Can hackers see data going to and from my computer?
Don't forget the physical
How can I keep data on my laptop secure?
Will using an on screen keyboard stop keyboard loggers