Le regole per tenere pulito il proprio PC con Windows XP
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1.    Stay informed

Visit http://www.microsoft.com/security/ on a regular basis to check for the latest in the ongoing battle between Microsoft and those who would hijack your browser, or take over your computer.


Sign up with the Microsoft Security Update e-mail alert



Visit the Internet Explorer community regularly:

2.  Keep your computer up to date

Get a FREE copy of the Microsoft Security Update CD - use it, then give it to your friends and tell them to use it, and ask them to pass it on.



Use Windows Update - download and install all critical patches relevant to your computer.

3.  Use a firewall

Windows XP has a firewall - turn it on!

If you don't have XP there is a free firewall available at http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/catalog/products/sku_list_za.jsp?lid=pdb_za1

4.  Use an antivirus programme and keep it up to date

There is a free one available from http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_dwnl_free.php

5.  Internet Explorer

 Security Warning Dialog


6.  Outlook Express


Windows XP SP2 includes many improvements including:

When XP SP2 is released to the public, I strongly recommend that you download and install it.  It will go a long way towards making your computer more secure, and protecting you from the seedier side of the internet.  Developers and those who own web sites may like to review the following document:




The XP firewall cannot be considered to be equilvalent to products such as ZoneAlarm and Kerio. If your computer is infected, the XP firewall may NOT stop your computer from sending data OUT.  Until things improve I must suggest that a third party firewall be used.