Posted 14 June 2007 - 07:12 PM
Posted 14 June 2007 - 08:25 PM
Fortunately there is some good information on this forum! Can you look at this link. In particular, I recommend AVG as your antivirus (remember, only use one antivirus program on your computer), ZoneAlarm as your firewall, and both Spyware Blaster and Spyware Guard. I also recommend using Adaware SE Personal and Spybot S&D (these last two are in my signature).
In particular, a firewall is what you need to stop people from accessing your computer. XP SP2 has a basic, one-way firewall that I do not recommend, especially when a free one that does a much better job is available.
Other than that, if you like going for a paid program that has all-in-one kind of solution, (which, why would you bother when you can get it for free?), I do not recommend Norton or Mcafee, I have seen to many problems with these programs. I currently have a version of Trend Micro Internet Security (PC-cillin), which works very well. Note that when the subscription runs out, though, I will be reverting to the free programs I recommended up top!
Cheers, happy and safe computer using!
Posted 14 June 2007 - 08:33 PM
Spyware Doctor v5
Lavasoft Ad-aware 2007
Please tell me what else I shoul have.
I am installing Zone Alarm now.
As for the windows security tools/firewall, should I turn it off?
Posted 14 June 2007 - 08:43 PM
Is there any specific settings I should set for Zone Alarm free.
Can someone tell me about Zone Alarm, for some reason now my MSN messengeer and AOL is not connecting and I allowed it.
Edited by tubui, 14 June 2007 - 09:08 PM.
Posted 15 June 2007 - 07:53 AM
Double check that MSN messenger was allowed. Click on the Program Control button on the left.
Posted 16 June 2007 - 02:24 PM
Posted 16 June 2007 - 03:00 PM
Last time this was my settings and computers cannot access mine.
Edited by tubui, 16 June 2007 - 03:00 PM.
Posted 16 June 2007 - 03:28 PM
For computer 2:
Add 192.168.10.3 to the Trusted Zone
For computer 3:
Add 192.168.10.2 to the Trusted Zone
If that doesn't work, let us know.
Posted 16 June 2007 - 03:32 PM
Posted 16 June 2007 - 03:49 PM
Posted 16 June 2007 - 04:15 PM
To share printers and files with other computers on your network, you will need to configure ZoneAlarm to allow access to the computers with which you plan to share resources. To configure ZoneAlarm for file and printer sharing, first make sure that your network is in the Trusted Zone.
To make sure you can connect to your home network and share resources, open the ZoneAlarm user interface > click on Firewall (left-hand column) > and select the Zones tab.
Under the Name column, find your home network (it might be the only listing). Under the Zone column, click one time on Internet.
A little box should appear (as seen in the picture below) that says "Internet" and "Trusted". Click on Trusted.
Next, go to Firewall (left-hand column) > Main tab > and make sure that the Internet Zone setting is on "High" and the Trusted Zone setting is on"Medium".
I see under name 3 things, not sure which is my network:
Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet - Packet Scheduler Miniport
WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface
They're all set to Internet, which one am I looking to setup to Trusted?
Posted 16 June 2007 - 05:07 PM
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users