Virus and Spyware Prevention: Note To All Groups
- Virus and Spyware Prevention: Note To All Groups
Tis the season for new viruses. There have been several major new
computer viruses lately. Now would be a great time to update your
anti virus software if your computer isn't set up to do that
automatically. If you don't have any virus protection, Norton
Antivirus is an excellent one to get and install. Norton/Symantec
sends out new virus updates every week or as needed whever there is
a major outbreak. Otherwise, Wednesday nights is the best time to
check for new virus definition updates from them. That seems to be
the time of the week when they make available most of the new virus
ALSO, by changing a couple of simple settings in your email account
you can prevent some viruses and spyware from getting through.
These actions at email accounts mentioned below or other email
systems will keep html based virses and spyware out of your computer
and cut down on the possibility of spamers noticing your e mail
address. SEE DIRECTIONS BELOW.
*****Free Anti Spyware Protection*****
You might want to get a couple of free downloads to protect your
computers from spyware. Spybot is the best one, but Adaware is
good to have also. Between these two, you should be covered.
Eventually Norton will be adding more spyware protection to it's
security software as well.
Adaware, Free Adaware 6:
*****Email Account Directions*****
Hotmail, go to:
"Mail Display Settings"
check mark "Remove images until messages are reviewed"
Yahoo mail, go to:
check mark: "Block HTML graphics in email messages from being
Outlook Express, go to:
check mark the following:
"warn me when other applications try to send mail as me"
"do not allow attachments to be saved or opened that could
potentially be a virus"
Also Outlook Express mail:
UN-check: "automatically download when viewing in the preview pain"
And, while you're there, CHECKMARK the box below that which says:
"read all messages in plaintext"
**Norton/Symantec Home Page, Free Virus Check, Repair Directions**
Best Wishes, Peace,