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# If you use Email, use an Anti-SPAM program and keep it updated. (install only one)
 
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# 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.

Revision as of 22:59, 10 January 2011

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