4 Steps, before you go online…. and surf.

4 Steps, before you go online…. and surf.

According to Microsoft as described in this article there are five steps that one should take before going online(though we will only be covering four). Between viruses, spyware, malware, and trojans the internet is a nasty place and by following the steps below you can help, if even a little bit, protect yourself from it.


  1. Make sure that your Firewall is on and protecting you.
    Often times one might have their firewalls turned off or have then opened up like swiss cheese for lack of a better term. If that’s the case you are vulnerable to all the evils on the internet, now is that what you really want ?
  2. Get software updates.
    Software updates are a great way of keeping your computer up to date on the latest and greatest, and on all the newest security holes. when you update your software gaps in security are often closed, leaving your over all system typically more secure then it had been.
  3. Install antivirus software.
    This is one of the most important steps, Everyone should be familiar with what this program does … it stops viruses from intruding and infecting your computer system. Because a unprotected computer on the internet can be infected within moments of connecting it is highly recommended that you install an anti-virus program before you go online, and then update it as soon possible.
  4. Install anti-spyware software.
    Spyware now days sometimes is a larger problem then the viruses of the world, leaving your computer slow, unresponsive, or just plain not working. The helpful thing to do is to pick out a favorite anti-spyware program and just stick with it. Keep it updated and don’t neglect to run a scan every month or so. Below is listed some anti-spyware programs that we here at 1callservice find beneficial.

    Comments (2)

    Category: Archive,Security


    Comment by Helen

    Made Wednesday, 7 of November , 2007 at 10:54 pm

    What firewall program do you recommend?

    Comment by Hunter B

    Made Wednesday, 7 of November , 2007 at 11:12 pm

    What firewall program do you recommend?

    Very good Question we will cover that in a later topic so stay tuned as add the security feed to your rss tracker for instant updates as they come out


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