Making your PC secure online, part two

Wednesday, 8 December 2004, 8:01 AM EST

This article shows you how to add the final touches that will make your PC safe from virtually all the common, casual types of attacks, and quite resistant to even highly-skilled or devious attacks as well. This combination of an inherently safe setup PLUS an add-on security product also means you have two levels of defense; if anything goes wrong with one level, you'll still have the other to protect you. Before you add any security products to your system, use an external test to verify that your setup is still OK. It's a good idea to schedule either weekly or monthly checks of your system's security to ensure nothing has altered your basic security setup, and your PC is still basically safe.

By Fred Langa at Information Week.

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