Computer Security: How to Protect Your Computer

By Roopa Mathur
Irvine Valley College

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Remember the Eight Tips? www.staysafeonline.info/practices/
Completely Erase your hard drive (before discarding it) www.eraseyourharddrive.com
Check your Credit Report www.annualcreditreport.com
Protect yourself from Identity Theft www.consumer.gov/idtheft/
Great tech website www.cnet.com
One place to download software www.download.com/
PC Magazine - check out their reviews www.pcmagazine.com
Windows Defender - Spyware Protection for free www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx
Ad-Aware SE Personal www.lavasoft.com
Microsoft AntiSpyware www.microsoft.com
Spybot Search&Destroy www.safer-networking.org
SpoofStick: helps spot fake websites www.spoofstick.com/
Top 25 spyware products www.pcpitstop.com/spycheck/top25.asp

April 2006
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