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just finished a fresh install of xp and uploaded all of the latest updates...

in terms of protection, what should be the next series of steps...

thanks in advance...

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install and update your antivirus program
check to make sure that your firewall is enabled

be sure that all drivers are up to date
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[quote name='rushin1nd' date='Feb 6
check to make sure that your firewall is enabled
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how do you enable firewall...
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Control Panel>Security Center. I suggest a personal firewall like Zone Alarm, Sygate, or Comodo. All effective at controlling in and outbound activity. (Windows is "in" only.)

Layers of protection are best: A good router between the cable modem and your machine. A personal firewall. Full-time anti-malware client for prevention. Full-time anti-virus as well. Many also add HIPS clients like Cyberhawk and Defense Wall. A more secure browser like Opera or Firefox. I also use the MVP Hosts file to keep me from inadvertantly surfing to dangerous sites. By layering your protection, and scanning with three or four different anti-malware agents periodically you should be able to work and play on your computer with no problems.
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