What’s the suitable protection level for internet-connected desktop?

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What is the suitable protection level for an internet connected desktop nowadays? Is it antivirus, antispyware and antispam? Or is it more/less?
ASKED: November 15, 2010  9:46 PM
UPDATED: February 16, 2011  3:49 PM

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I would include an antivirus (which nowadays usually includes an anti-spyware and sometimes an intrusion prevention component), an additional anti-spyware, a software firewall, and a well patched OS.

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Agreed: Currnet OS updates, Anti-malware programs and good usage habits are a must. Depending on the network devices you’re sitting behind, most defaults in Windows, for example, are more than fine..

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  • jinteik
    Keep the firewall on and have the antivirus patterns always up to date
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  • Subhendu Sen
    As far my knowledge first of all Hardening the OS, then properly configure the system (background services and so on) and now search for good Internet Service Provider. Of-course when the matter of Internet there are obviously the question about "Good Anti-Virus and tight Firewall Security".... Though it is necessary to aware about the below mentioned points also: 1. Restrict internet access. 2. Password protect internet access. 3. Block internet web sites. (any unnecessary sites, or the site which make harmful) 4. Allow one or more web sites while blocking all others. 5. Prevent any user accounts from accessing internet. 6. Schedule internet access for any or all programs. 7. Any internet program can be protected, i.e IE, Firefox, Google Chrome, Outlook, FTP programs, Messengers etc. Remember that, it is necessary to update regular virus patch and other related software also. And needless to say that, always update myself for security related threats, new virus, and new method of hacking etc....
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