Author Topic: Basics for safer downloading  (Read 2240 times)

Description:

Tag

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 48
  • Join Date: Nov 06, 2011
  • CompTIA A+ Certified
Basics for safer downloading
« on: December 30, 2011, 09:21:16 am »
Came across an article from Microsoft on securing and protecting your system. While much of this has become second nature to a good majority of us, i thought that with the coming of the New Year it would serve as a good reminder and checklist for some.

Basics for safer downloading
'Tis better to keep my mouth shut and be thought a fool,
than it is to open it and remove all doubt.

Transk53

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 167
  • Join Date: Dec 16, 2011
  • Looking forward to 2013, odd is good :)
Re: Basics for safer downloading
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2011, 05:48:14 am »
Despite my efforts, Windows Defender always seems to turn itself off. Think I may have to look at the MS Essentials after reading that.

Bill

  • Administrator
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 160
  • Join Date: Oct 21, 2011
    • The Antique Gique
Re: Basics for safer downloading
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2011, 07:17:24 am »
Defender's designed for spyware, Security Essentials is an anti-virus. I don't have a lot of experience with Defender, I think it's installed on one of mine, but I really like Essentials. I've got Essentials installed on most of my Windows boxes. At least those with XP and up.

I know there's people out there that just hate anything MS, but hey, who knows the windows system any better? Oh, and it's free.
"Success is the small voice you hear within,
when you know you have done your best."

Transk53

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 167
  • Join Date: Dec 16, 2011
  • Looking forward to 2013, odd is good :)
Re: Basics for safer downloading
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2011, 02:04:55 pm »
Yeah that is so. Seen many debates about the merits of Windows and Linux, for and against. Not much of a software bod, but I guess it is still lazy to rely on MS :D