Saturday, April 02, 2005

Essential things to have on every machine

  1. Firefox.
  2. A good antivirus. You could go with either of the market leaders, McAfee or Norton. If you are working with a linux machine or dont want to go the open source way, then consider ClamAV .
  3. Latest updates of the operating system. For windows, it is Windows service pack 2 with a built-in firewall. Be sure to enable the auto-updates for the OS you are working with.
  4. Spybot - Search & Destroy - it detects and cleans spyware.
  5. Ad-Aware Personal edition - another good spyware buster.
  6. A good personal firewall. (I dont insist too much on this, but it is nice to have).

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