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Problems with Spyware and Spam?

More and more people I know have had their computer taken over by Spyware and other programs that slowly grind their systems to a halt. What does one do about this?

Click for Microsoft's Recommendations, you'll notice #1 on their list is a firewall. They're probably right, for years I've been lucky enough to have a cable router (see below) with build-in firewall so I haven't focused that much attention on them. It's definately worth exploring the pages listed in the upper left corner of the Microsoft Protect Your PC page, they're the ones named: Updates and Maintenance, Viruses and Worms, and Spyware. They will give you a much better understanding of all these issues ... they even have some good short videos.

Downloads I've tried recently and so far like ...

ISP's people have been happy with ...

All of these ISP have thousands of access numbers, but make sure the one you choose has a number up north that is a local call for you. If someone want's to sign-up for HighStream, give me a call and I'll help you, I want to see exactly how their sign-up process works.

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