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Viruses: The Next Generation - How to protect yourself

This article will try to put forward a good strategy to protect yourself and the network your computers connect to. If you are a home user or a small business user with only a few computers, read on. If you are trying to secure a corporate network with hundred's of machines stay tuned for the next article.


 

 

With every day passing there seems another security scare, where half the civilized world falls prey to the latest virus or worm bringing down hundrds of thousands computers and corporations.

This article will try to put forward a good strategy to protect yourself and the network your computers connect to. If you are a home user or a small business user with only a few computers, read on. If you are trying to secure a corporate network with hundred's of machines stay tuned for the next article.

Many companies around the world offer superb virus software and countermeasures. This artice will cover some of the products offered by Trend Micro http://www.trend.com, which Capitalhead has been using and implementing since 2002.

Home users - Option 1: PC-Cillin

Protect your computer from viruses at home or on the go with PC-cillinT 2003. PC-cillin combines advanced virus detection and cleaning with an integrated firewall to safeguard your system from hackers and malicious code threats in email and instant messaging, and while surfing the Internet. New features like Wi-Fi protection helps secure your computer when connecting to a wireless LAN network, and Outbreak Alert gives you early warning about new viruses.

Key Features:

  • Comprehensive Virus Protection
  • Secure Wireless Internet Access
  • Proactive Virus Outbreak Notification
  • Personal Firewall Defense Against Hackers
  • Integrated PDA Protection
  • Easy Installation, Management, and
  • Support Secure Download and Browser Scanning

"PC-cillin provides fast scanning... logical, efficient interface...and the program delivers all the essential virus-busting tools you'd want... includes a firewall to prevent Net-based malcontents from breaking into your PC." -- CNET, January 7, 2003

Check out Trend's site and learn more about PC-cillin. You can also download the Free 30 day Evaluation Version.

PC-cillin Overview
Free 30 day Evaluation Version

Home users - Option 2: HouseCall

HouseCall is Trend's Free online scanning program. It allows you to visit Trend's website using your web browser. Once you click on the "Scan Now" link, a small program will begin to download into your browser and allow you to scan your computer for viruses.

 http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

When a box pops up asking you if you want to install the program, click yes. Continue and follow the prompts until you can see a window with a "My Computer" icon in it. Then simply tick the "My Computer" box with your mouse and click "Scan".

That's about it.

 

 

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