Sunday, September 14, 2003

Some Downloads For Mom's New Computer

If you didn't do it already go to Windows Update and download all critical updates. Don't wait.

Now, download and install the free version of ZoneAlarm. The standard ZoneAlarm will be fine and it's free. Just click where it says download. After you download it, click on it and follow the directions. It should start automatically at startup and don't surf the web without it.

Then get Ad-Aware. Click where it says download in the last paragraph. After downloading, click on it to install. After you finish going on the web run ad-aware and follow the directions to remove what it says you have.

Another program I really like is Spybot Search and Destroy. It's similar to Ad-Aware but I think better. It is more complicated. I would still download it though, look at the program after you install it and call me if you have any questions.

I gave you Password Corral on you old computer so download it if you used it. (To save and organize all the passwords you collect on different websites) The download link is down toward the bottom. I don't know why you wouldn't use it.

One more thing, download DCOMbobulator and run it. It's very easy. Shut off DCOM. You only have to run it once to shut it off. Thanks to #!/usr/bin/geek for the heads up on this tool.

Don't forget to run the anti-virus regularly. Don't open attachments.

Enjoy your new computer!

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