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Getting a new computer and loading it with Vista


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Matt L

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What are the first things I should do after I install Vista? I'm talking about security-wise. Should I go get Mozilla Firefox right away, then download the spyware programs I plan to use? Or should I just download a firewall ASAP?

And is Vista set with security now? I heard Vista had some bugs to its security.

Ok thanks.

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The firewall in vista is two way opposed to the one way firewall that XP has, as you probably already know from GeekU. Security wise vista is really good at the moment, sure you can still get stuff like on XP, but as long as you arn't going to any adult or crack sites you should be safe, surf with care and you computer will be treated with care from the internet. All I have running is AVG anti-virus and AVG anti-malware, other then that I'd download the new updates via windowsdate as a very first move. Other then that you should be good, if you want to be extra cautious you can install a 3rd party firewall but at the present time, as far as I know, no one has reason to doubt the windows firewall. This will probably change in time, but at the present we seem to be pretty safe.
James

Edited by james_8970, 30 July 2007 - 08:57 PM.

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