Loony <Lo...@nowhere.con> wrote in news:a806gb...@mid.individual.net
> Are there any good progs available that can protect the Win2K. I would
> like to return to 2K if there is protection.
Start by disabling unecessary and dangerous services. Googling
"turn off unnecessary services in windows 2000" will get you
started. #1 - disable windows messenger service if nothing else.
And practice safe hex.
Securing Win2k is only part of the solution. It's also about what
you expose it to through your online habits.
IMNSHO, most of the infected computers I've seen or heard about,
the user did something stupid.
Ditch IE at all costs.
Don't install widgets and add-ons to your browser.
Don't open attachments - even from friends (unless vetted).
Don't install anything except from vetted original sources.
I even go so far as to turn off HTML in my email program.
I also turn off JAVA unless it is required and I need it.
Never use the same password more than once.
Don't use a "master password" to store all your other passwords.
Use real passwords, "password123" don't cut it.
Firewalls and virus scanners are useful, but they are NOT
foolproof. Know their limitations and learn to configure them
properly. What I use is very limited and not "the best", but
it works. I have yet to be infected.
- Lasers, Seismology, Astronomy, Skepticism
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