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Leif3
Force Me

join:2002-04-25

Where to begin?

Hi everyone,

I am on a broadband connection and would like to ensure that I do not have any viruses and to block any potential security exploits. I use Win2K and update it regularly.

Could you tell me where to begin on securing my computer. Or perhaps suggest links.

Thanks.
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"Do we walk in legends or on the green earth in the daylight?" -Eomer, The Two Towers
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user726195
Premium
join:2002-11-23
South Pole

first get zonealarm theres a free verseion and pro version which costs try downloading it and searching for other programs at www.downloads.com zonealarm is a firewall that helps let you control inbound/outbound data. also get yourself a virusscan if you don't have one alreadly.
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foxsteve
Premium
join:2001-12-28
Campbell, CA
reply to Leif3

Download free DiamondCS RegistryProt from »www.diamondcs.com.au/web/htm/regprot.htm



Leif3
Force Me

join:2002-04-25
reply to Leif3

I've installed both of these. I have received 7 attempts to access port 137. One of these came from a DNS in Germany. Should I be worried that there may be a trojan on my system?
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"Do we walk in legends or on the green earth in the daylight?" -Eomer, The Two Towers
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jaykaykay
4 Ever Young
Premium,MVM
join:2000-04-13
USA
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Rather than worrying about what to do with these probes, you could upload your logs to either »www.dshield.org or »www.mynetwatchman.com. By doing that, you will be providing a valuable service to these sites and to users of the Internet as a whole, and you won't have to be concerned about which ISPs need to have a message sent to them. These great sites take care of that and because it comes from an organized respected site such as these, if an ISP is going to pay attention, they will more to them than you and I as individuals.

Btw., you will see lots of probes, to 137 and many other ports. If they're blocked, your firewall is doing its job.
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JKK

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[text was edited by author 2002-12-17 23:39:47]


LowWaterMark
Premium
join:2002-05-16
Wallingford, CT
reply to Leif3

Do you have any Anti-Virus protection currently? If not, there is a free one, AVG, available at: »www.grisoft.com