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Simon's PC help.
PC Basics.

Welcome to my support site, I hope to try and explain the PC basic’s,  from some of the knowledge i have gained over my

12 years experience.

Click here to make sure Window’s is up-to-date


           If you use or have just got a new PC it’s very important to get it "Safe & Secure"

           e.g. installing some good Anti-virus software, Spyware detection and Setup a firewall.




 # 1 Install an Anti-virus program e.g. Kaspersky Anti-virus, ESET NOD32 Anti-virus or Grisoft AVG Anti-virus Free (Download Here), now also available is Microsoft Security Essentials, very good basic protection.


 # 2 Install a firewall or enable Windows built in firewall  see below :-


Firstly you will need to have installed Windows XP Service Pack 3  which can be downloaded here. Although you would be better getting it directly from “Windows Update”


Once this is done you then need to click on your           button then click Control panel and then usually under System Security double click the Windows Firewall icon. You then need to select the “On” button and click “OK”. This will then provide you with a very important part of protection from hackers.


A free alternative firewall can also be downloaded here


 # 3 You may also require a an Anti-Spyware program e.g. Spybot Search & Destroy or Ad-aware SE personal, these programs should be used occasionally, but with care as they may remove some programs that you purposefully use. You can find the links to these programs and more  Here