Scott Hanselman

This holiday weekend - install anti-spyware software on your relative's machines!

July 03, 2004 Comment on this post [0] Posted in
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I'm amazed that anyone's computer still runs anymore!

This holiday weekend, when you (computer person) visit your cousin/dad/aunt/grandma, give them a gift:

* install anti-spyware software and configure it to run automatically on startup. I use SpyBot Search and Destroy.
* enable their existing Windows Xp firewall, just turn it on
* give them anti-Virus software (or install the free version of AVG)
* run diskcleanup and defrag
* lower the size of the IE cache
* turn the security in IE up (for ActiveX controls) or install FireFox.

Let's make July 4th a Safe To Surf Day!

Scott Hanselman - Corillian Corp
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About Scott

Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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