Preventing Security breaches - Windows XP and Broadband.
Posted on 2004-09-15
I have a computer running Windows XP home connected to the internet using BT Openworld ADSL broadband. Currently the PC is connected to a Broadband modem via USB.
As soon as it is allowed to connect the pc comes under attack from a barrage of virus etc. and I am looking for ways to prevent this happening. So far I have installed Service Pack 2, Zone Alarm Firewall and Norton Anti-virus. I have also disabled Windows Messaging Service and am running Adaware.
Would replacing the USB Modem with an all in one Broadband Modem/Router/Hub be worthwhile, allowing me to use VPN/NAT? Are there any other chages I could make to increase the computer's security?