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i would like advice or a link to a tutorial come site that will help me understand how to make my broadband connection as secure as possible?
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The firewall software mentioned are very good free devices, however I have found at least one of them (Zonealarm) is not very customisable. I have found that Norton Internet Security 2002 is an excellent tool for all round security, it provides Anti-virus, Firewall, Ad Blocking and a very useful Parental Control facility. Obviously this comes at a cost and a lot depends on what you want to protect yourself against. I am not discounting any of the other suggestions, but it all depends on your budget and your security requirements. Good Luck. H.
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by:stevenlewis
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Zonealarm pro is cutomizable, more so than the free version
I use a d-link residential gateway (hardware, with a built in firewall) $80 US, and I have ZA pro (dual firewalls so to speak)
the d-link has a log so I can see who is trying to access my ports, listed with ip addresses and ports attempted
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Apart from the firewall & anti-virus, you may take a look at this page:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security/current.asp

Microsoft is maintaining a security bulletin, which informs you on the security flaws recently discovered and the available patches. Search for the patches for Win 98, Outlook, Internet Explorer and all M$ software you may run.
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See this page as well:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q303215

This is a tool that check the status of the patches installed on your machine and shows which ones you need.

For Win 98, it will only check for the IE patches.
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I personnaly don't like Norton, and a very good Internet security equivalent is eZ-Armor:

http://www3.ca.com/Solutions/Product.asp?ID=3243

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by:ornicar
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Well, we have presented you some programs that you MUST have:


- Firewall.
- Anti-virus.
- Protection against malicious code in web pages.

Part 1: The basics:
http://www.microsoft.com/insider/internet/articles/security.htm

Part 2: Advanced issues:
http://www.microsoft.com/insider/internet/articles/security2.htm



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sorry i've been late accepting your answer
THANKS!
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