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#* [http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/download_firewall.html Comodo Firewall Pro] (FREE no restrictions)
 
#* [http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/download_firewall.html Comodo Firewall Pro] (FREE no restrictions)
 
#* [http://www.zonelabs.com ZoneAlarm Firewall] (FREE for home use)
 
#* [http://www.zonelabs.com ZoneAlarm Firewall] (FREE for home use)
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#* [http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-firewall.htm#Outpost Outpost Firewall Free] (FREE)
 
#* Windows Firewall (FREE, comes with Windows XP, the SP2 version is recommended if you go this route but does not protect outbound traffic)
 
#* Windows Firewall (FREE, comes with Windows XP, the SP2 version is recommended if you go this route but does not protect outbound traffic)
 
# Use an Anti-Virus software and keep it updated. (install only one)
 
# Use an Anti-Virus software and keep it updated. (install only one)
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#* [http://free.grisoft.com/doc/2/lng/us/tpl/v5 AVG Anti-Virus FREE Edition] (FREE for home use)
 
#* [http://free.grisoft.com/doc/2/lng/us/tpl/v5 AVG Anti-Virus FREE Edition] (FREE for home use)
 
#* [http://www.clamwin.com Clamwin] (FREE, does not have real-time scanner...manual scans only)
 
#* [http://www.clamwin.com Clamwin] (FREE, does not have real-time scanner...manual scans only)
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#* [http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/ Microsoft Security Essentials] (FREE)
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#* [http://www.cloudantivirus.com/en/ Panda Cloud Antivirus] (FREE for Home Users)
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#* [http://www.immunet.com/main/index3.html Immunet Protect] (FREE)
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#* [http://www.digital-defender.com/digital-defender-antivirus-free Digital Defender Antivirus] (FREE)
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#* [http://www.pctools.com/free-antivirus/ PC Tools AntiVirus Free] (FREE)
 
# Use Anti-Spyware software and keep them updated.
 
# Use Anti-Spyware software and keep them updated.
 
#* [http://www.comodo.com/boclean/CBO_download.html Comodo AntiMalware] (FREE, no conditions)
 
#* [http://www.comodo.com/boclean/CBO_download.html Comodo AntiMalware] (FREE, no conditions)
#* [http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool] (FREE)
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#* [https://www.bestvpn.com/malware-removal-and-protection/ Malware Removal and Protection Guide] (FREE)
 
#* [http://www.malwarebytes.org/ Malwarebytes] (FREE for home use)
 
#* [http://www.malwarebytes.org/ Malwarebytes] (FREE for home use)
#* [http://www.lavasoft.de/ Ad-aware] (FREE for home use)
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#* [http://www.lavasoft.com/ Ad-aware] (FREE for home use)
 
#* [http://www.kephyr.com Bazooka Spyware Scanner] (FREE)
 
#* [http://www.kephyr.com Bazooka Spyware Scanner] (FREE)
 
#* [http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx Microsoft Windows Defender] (FREE, requires Genuine Advantage)
 
#* [http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx Microsoft Windows Defender] (FREE, requires Genuine Advantage)
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# If you use Email, use an Anti-SPAM program and keep it updated. (install only one)
 
# If you use Email, use an Anti-SPAM program and keep it updated. (install only one)
 
#* [http://www.comodoantispam.com/ Comodo AntiSpam] (FREE)
 
#* [http://www.comodoantispam.com/ Comodo AntiSpam] (FREE)
#* [http://www.spamnullifier.com/product1.htm Spam Nullifier] (FREE)
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#* [http://www.spamexperts.com/products/spam-experts-home.html Spam Experts] (21-days TRIAL)
#* [http://www.spamexperts.com/products/spam-experts-home.html Spam Experts] (FREE for home use)
 
 
# Before disaster strikes, make a bootable recovery CDROM.  [http://www.ubcd4win.com/ The Ultimate Boot CD for Windows] is probably your best bet.
 
# Before disaster strikes, make a bootable recovery CDROM.  [http://www.ubcd4win.com/ The Ultimate Boot CD for Windows] is probably your best bet.
 
# Keep all your "data" files that you consider necessary (as in the event of a hard-drive failure) in one location to make backups easier, faster and thus more likely to happen.  I keep mine in an organized structure under E:\MyData and use a tool called [http://www.2brightsparks.com/syncback/sbse.html SyncBackSE] (or [http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/synkron_portable Synkron]) to copy all the files to a secondary hard drive on a nightly basis in case one hard drive goes belly up.  I also have another SyncBack profile that copies the same data to an external hard drive once in a while for offsite storage.
 
# Keep all your "data" files that you consider necessary (as in the event of a hard-drive failure) in one location to make backups easier, faster and thus more likely to happen.  I keep mine in an organized structure under E:\MyData and use a tool called [http://www.2brightsparks.com/syncback/sbse.html SyncBackSE] (or [http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/synkron_portable Synkron]) to copy all the files to a secondary hard drive on a nightly basis in case one hard drive goes belly up.  I also have another SyncBack profile that copies the same data to an external hard drive once in a while for offsite storage.
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NOTE #2: [http://www.matousec.com/projects/proactive-security-challenge/results.php Click here] for the current security analysis report that compares security suites on how well they protect your PC from various threats.
 
NOTE #2: [http://www.matousec.com/projects/proactive-security-challenge/results.php Click here] for the current security analysis report that compares security suites on how well they protect your PC from various threats.
  
==Reference==
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==References==
[http://lhammonds.game-host.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=73 LHammonds Oblivion Mods Site]
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[http://HammondsLegacy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=73 LHammonds Oblivion Mods Site]  
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& Zaldir's Personal Experience
  
 
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Latest revision as of 17:37, 8 August 2017

Overview

In order to enjoy your games, your PC needs to be in top condition and that means keeping bad programs away from it.

Software Suggestions

  1. Use a web browser other than Microsoft Internet Explorer. I am not going into the "who is more secure" debate because hackers target whoever is "on top" and that is the IE browser. I personally use Firefox because I am a web developer and really like the custom extensions available.
  2. Use a hardware firewall if you can afford one.
  3. Even if you have a hardware firewall, use a software firewall. (use only one)
  4. Use an Anti-Virus software and keep it updated. (install only one)
  5. Use Anti-Spyware software and keep them updated.
  6. If you use Email, use an Anti-SPAM program and keep it updated. (install only one)
  7. Before disaster strikes, make a bootable recovery CDROM. The Ultimate Boot CD for Windows is probably your best bet.
  8. Keep all your "data" files that you consider necessary (as in the event of a hard-drive failure) in one location to make backups easier, faster and thus more likely to happen. I keep mine in an organized structure under E:\MyData and use a tool called SyncBackSE (or Synkron) to copy all the files to a secondary hard drive on a nightly basis in case one hard drive goes belly up. I also have another SyncBack profile that copies the same data to an external hard drive once in a while for offsite storage.

NOTE #1: Avoid Download Managers, most, if not all, are garbage and cause more problems than they help (such as system instability).

NOTE #2: Click here for the current security analysis report that compares security suites on how well they protect your PC from various threats.

References

LHammonds Oblivion Mods Site

& Zaldir's Personal Experience