• The ease and convenience of online education through the World Wide Web brings with it the need to assure that our computers do not become targets for unwanted and often malicious attacks and intrusions by computer viruses and/or hackers. To prevent this, we recommend using an Anti Virus package and a corporate or personal firewall.
•Your computer is subject to virus attack whether you're surfing the Internet or getting information from floppy disks, CDs or a network. Email attachments are particularly vulnerable.
• Norton Anti Virus TM and McAfee Virus ScanTM are two of the most popular and effective Anti Virus programs on the market. Both products offer the security of automatic protection against viruses, malicious ActiveX controls and Java applets and other dangerous code. Both programs also offer automatic retrieval of new anti virus definitions for updating. Since an Anti Virus program is no better than its virus definitions, virus definitions should be updated regularly, preferably on a monthly basis.
• If you spend a lot of time online - especially if you have a cable modem or DSL line - you need a strong defense against Internet threats. With the explosive growth of e-commerce, each of us needs to take extra steps to safeguard confidential information on our PC from unwanted visitors
• Norton Internet Security 2000 and McAfee Personal Firewall are both designed to stop malicious JavaTM applets and ActiveX controls and hackers before they can access your valuable data. Both products also offer effective tools to protect credit card numbers, bank account information and other personal data.
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