just got a 'puter for christmas, a Gateway 510X
(http://www.gateway.com/home/products/hm_dtp_510x.shtml), i have yet to
hook it up to the 'net just because i don't have the proper protection for
it's got Norton (3 month introductory), but that's about it
i need pop-up blockers, i need firewalls, i need more virus protection, i will make my 'puter a fortress that none will be able to enter! (hopefully i'll be able to get into it though...)
suggestions? i'm pretty much 'puter illiterate, but i should be able to pick up on it easily enough
Norton Internet Security. You can download it for $30 (?) as soon as you get your computer online. It has everything you're asking for and more, works great.
AOL is your biggest threat...
My 2 cents/ you have Norton, 1st thing,log on internet, go to norton, update virus. Go to McAfee(symantec) get anything you want. I prefer McAfee, just an opnion.
AOL will not be used
AIM is the closest thing coming onto my machine, and even then i'll use Trillian to connect to it
OOPS, if you do download and install McAfee be sure to disable or uninstall Norton.
Ad-aware spybot search
Try this website. It has lots-O-freeware and trial software for use.
Happy downloading! :D
pop-up stopper free edition (found here (www.panicware.com))
and zone alarm like someone said
and Spybot Search and Destroy...forgot where i got that you can prolly just google it
and the best of all this...its all totally free!!!!!
i plugged in last night, got Norton, and some other crap updated and registered, got the Google pop-up blocker and AdAware (found 5 things on a brand new 'puter.... sheesh)
all was going well till Hibbetts (the guy with my suite-mate's key) finished studying for the night, he had said that he would leave the door into the room unlocked in case the modem hung so i could reset it, and i guess he forgot i had it hooked up or something because apparently he unhooked the line running to my room (that's the error message i'm getting at least), so once again, i'm without the 'net
s'ok though, at least i know that it works
yeah... Zone Alarm... kicks ass...
and for the pop-up blocker, I recommend google toolbar. It has a built in pop-up blocker works great for me...
well yeah Adam but then you actually have to have the toobar...which would drive me crazy
I had the toolbar, Yeah crazy. Had to dump it. But I still use Google
i added u to msn, i have about 3-4 popstoppers and i know how to set up a really good firewall i can guide you through it if u like, this fire wall is wicked, so take the offer if u want
s'ok man, don't worry 'bout it, i'm not that 'puter illiterate, thanks for the offer though
some nice computer specs though.
yeah, but I use Google alot(I mean ALOT) so I have no complaints with that... besides, that form filler thingy is not to shabby either...