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Hi Lagean. The two most important items that should be installed are an antivirus application and a firewall. There are a number of good free and commercial versions of each. I use a free antivirus program from Avira called AntiVir and a free firewall from Comodo. Here are some links:

AntiVirus:

Firewall:

It is best to have both a firewall and anti virus to protect your system and to keep them updated.

In addition to those, the best thing you can do is be concious of web-browsing and email. Do not go to unknown sites, do not open email from unknown senders, and do not use file-sharing programs.

Cheers.

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Thank You! I try to be real careful and I tell my son (17) what to stay away from and he knows to run scans and all, but his friends don't really care. I try putting parental blocks on to keep out some, but it only catches so much.

Again, thank you so much.
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Hi Lagean. Yeah, that can always be an issue with kids, especially teenagers. While I don't believe any of these problems were caused by any malware, sometimes people do things on a system that can cause other issues. That's why I never let my kids touch my computer lol. They have their own and if they muck it up by intentionally doing something worng they better learn how to fix it :0

I'm going to close this topic and move it to the HijackThis forum. If you have any future malware related issues please start a new topic in that forum.

Cheers.

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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :)

If you're the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact a staff member with the address of the thread.

Everyone else please begin a New Topic.
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