(1) Purchase a Router.
Then turn on NAT or (Networ Address Translation) This
insulates you from network traffic and allows the router
to inspect each incomming request and routes it to a specific
Install an Antivirus Program. Norton
Antivirus and Mcafee are my two suggestions.
Install a software Firewall. Zone
Alarm and Black ICE are two suggestions.
Use Microsoft Update. Keep your system updated
with the latest patches and service packs.
DO NOT Open Unknown email. Most
Viruses enter your system through email. They then use
email to spread themselves. If you are not expecting
something from someone don't open it if it looks suspicious.
Keep your virus protection up to date. Do
not allow your virus program to be out of date you should
update it a minimum of every two weeks.
Call Mirecal Immediately if your computer does
anything out of the ordinary. We can save
you hours of reinstallation and rebuilding if you call
us before a virus or hacker has a chance to deploy their
Note about Viruses and Hacks
If your computer does anything out of the ordinary.
Locks up repeatedly. Programs stop running. There
is an hourglass and nothing happens. You notice
error messages. All of this can add up to viruses.
Some people don't even notice that their virus
protection program is off. If you see anything
strange, Update your system, check your virus
protection... make frequent backups... and call
(800) 279-3057. Don't let viruses and hackers
ruin your day.