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    Arrow "Recomended steps to Protect your Computer."

    Here is what I recommend to you, please keep it simple:

    Do not Overlap Security tools, choose one and master it.

    Work on a limited users account and not an Administrator account. (use Administrative Accounts ONLY when installing programs and configuring Windows or Zone Alarm)

    Keep your Computer up to date (move to Windows 7 SP1 if you have not yet done so , or Windows 8.1),
    Use Windows update to download and install ALL critical and non-critical updates along with ALL optional updates.

    Note: Microsoft Support for Windows XP SP3 will END April 8, 2014)

    If your Computer is connected to a Router, make sure the Router is properly Configured and that the Default Password on the Router has been changed to a more secure Password.

    check that all of your installed programs for vulnerabilities and updates (especially adobe acrobat, flash, shockwave and Java).
    scan your PC for vulnerable software with, for example the Free version of, Secunia PSI 3.0 . http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/ <== click here

    NOTE: Don't just double click on any executable you are confronted with. Only download software from legit companies websites,
    the same Rule applies to Email Attachments
    , even if from somebody you know?

    Don't believe too much what you see in movies, don't be taken by paranoia by installing multiple Security programs that will lead to less security.

    If you follow the above simple rules, then few hackers will target you or will be able to break into your system unless your computer is located in a public place or other people have access to your computer.

    NOTE: Running overlapping security tools even if Disabled will not improve your security, on the contrary, it will weaken your security.

    Just One, Not Two -- Never use two software Firewalls at the same time. Completely uninstall one before installing another. Use the vendor's uninstall utility or if not available, use the Windows add/remove/Uninstall software tool in the control panel.
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    Just One, Not Two -- Never use two Anti-virus products at the same time. Completely uninstall one before installing another. Use the vendor's uninstall utility or if not available, use the Windows add/remove/Uninstall software tool in the control panel.
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    NOTICE: If you Grant an application access to the internet then it is your fault if that App does something malicious.

    So for example: if you download xyz app thinking its ok but in reality it has hidden malware in it and upon running xyz app
    ZA will pops up and asks you if you will allow xyz app to access the internet and you say Yes then you just allow it through the Firewall.
    NOTE: It cost a lot of Time and effort in replacing your computer programs & files and Restoring your Operating System if your Computer should crash for any reason...

    Having a Good Current Full System Backup just in case of a Crash or Corruption caused by a Bad Update (from Microsoft or other Software Update) or Hardware failure will save you Time and expense in Restoring all your Valuable Programs, Files and Data should the need arise..

    Sticky: xyz was not detected. What I should do? <== click here
    Last edited by GeorgeV; 2 Weeks Ago at 04:56 AM. Reason: updated

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