# 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