Windows Security Checklist

Here are eight simple steps for securing your pc. If you use Windows, please… just do it. If you’re at Queen’s, you can get Symantec Anti-Virus for free from Packman.

  1. Run Windows Update regularly.
  2. Install ZoneAlarm (Firewall)
  3. Buy and install NOD32 (Anti-Virus)
  4. Install WinPatrol (Anti-Hijack)
  5. Buy and install AdMuncher (Ad and Popup Blocker)
  6. Install and run AdAware (Anti-Spyware)
  7. Replace Internet Explorer and Outlook Express with Firefox & Thunderbird
  8. Disable Autorun.

The list is completely ripped off from Everything Hurts.