Security

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Norton's Antivirus
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McAfee Antivirus
"McAfee’s advanced retail desktop solutions include premier antivirus, security, encryption, and desktop optimization software."

Trend Micro PC-cillin Antivirus
"Trend Micro is a global leader in antivirus and content security software and services."


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McAfee Hoax Advisory
Hoax Busters

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Panda Software
Symantec

In light of recent Internet security breaches that have been brought to everyone's attention by the media, we have compiled some helpful guidelines to ensure your security.

Make sure that your Antivirus software is up to date

Ensure that you keep your Antivirus software current, by regularly updating it at least once a week, as there are many new viruses released. Also ensure that your subscription renewal service has not expired. If this has happened you will have to purchase the latest version of the software from either your local computer dealer, or renew your subscription via the Internet.

Make sure that your operating system is up to date by doing Windows Updates

Microsoft is constantly striving to make their software safe. It is thus vital that you keep your Windows and Office products up to date. Windows updates are available at http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com, or by opening Internet Explorer and clicking on Tools and Windows Update in Internet Explorer.

Make sure that your installation of Microsoft Office is up to date, by means of Web Updates

Office updates are available at http://www.microsoft.com/en-za/download/office.aspx .

Preferably run Pest Patrol to stop key loggers and other possibly hazardous software

If you use your computer for secure transactions it is strongly recommended that you utilize software such as Pest Patrol. This software checks your computer to ensure that there are no key loggers or Trojans installed on your computer, such as those rumoured to have been used to break into bank accounts in July. This software is available from http://www.pestpatrol.com/.

Run a personal firewall if you have standalone connectivity, or run a corporate firewall if you are in a larger corporation

Firewalls are becoming an essential part of internet security. This software forms an invisible barrier between you and the internet, protecting you from unlawful access to the data on your computer. If you use a stand alone computer, software such as Zone Alarms Pro is advisable. Windows XP does come with built in firewall capabilities. Be sure to ensure that it is activated if you do use XP. Zone Alarms is available from http://www.zonealarm.com/.

If you are using routing equipment, make sure that all security updates have been applied

If you are in a corporate environment and make use of routing equipment such as Cisco routers, be sure to ask the network administrator to ensure that the latest OS updates are installed. More information is available on the Cisco website http://www.cisco.com/.