setup for neighbour

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  1. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    Hi, I was gonna help my neighbor who doesn't know anything about computers setup his new dell laptop.

    any ideas?

    im guessing free stuff mainly but sergest some payed options as well.

    he is getting tescali broadband which i dont know if it comes with any security

    thanks in advance
    lodore
     
  2. WSFuser

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    if your neighbor has a router (firewall), u can just put antivir and maybe a few antispyware (avg antispyware and spyware terminator) on the computer.

    if he/she needs a firewall, u could use zonealarm or comodo.

    and lastly, tell him/her to use firefox for web surfing.
     
  3. Perman

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    Hi,folks: If I could ever start all over again from a person who does not know anything about computer. I would keep paywares to min. and aquire freewares to max. Here I would do: Buy DeepFreeze Home. Get ZAfree or Comodo as free FW; Use Antivir classic or Avast home for free AV. Inst. AVG AS free, Spyware Terminator, and Superantispyware for free`AT/AS. Selection of internet browser may not be essential in this case. Surf internet w/ frozen mode of DF, and reboot afterwards, the chance getting infected is very rare. This is sort of set and forget concept. If there is some appetite left, could try Previx 1 paid. Just few thoughts I wish to be told when was a newbie.
     
  4. lodore

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    thanks for the comments. I am thinking the tescali broadband will come with a router.

    if it does i will help him secure it.
     
  5. ASpace

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    Since your neighbour doesn't know anything about computers ,
    Zone Alarm,Comodo , Jetico and any other 3rd party software software is not appropriate for him/her because they will ask and sometimes ask a lot and this person will not know how to react and will mess up the things .

    Windows Firewall with Don't allow exeptions is the most appropriate in this case + the router because they will work and will not ask .

    If this person wants better protection , he/she better pay some money on security software such as for antivirus software . You know my favourite AV program , your favourite AV has free version so you can install it in case he/she doesn't want to pay .

    Real time antispyware protection is also needed . I like very much Ewido , now known as AVG AntiSpyware .

    Let this user use Mozilla Firefox with McAfee Site Advisor installed

    Explain this user to be careful while surfing , and to think before installing any software

    As for other non-security programs -> I install for sure Adobe Reader free , Office Pack if not MS Office , then the free Open Office , Microsoft Office 2003 free viewers (Word,Excel, PowerPoint) , latest version Windows Media Player or Winamp free ,another software this person may need :thumb:
     
  6. lodore

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    Thanks Hitech boy

    if you look in my sig I am also a fan of nod32.

    I cant to see how nod32 3.0 shapes up and hope is as perfect as nod32 2.5 and isn't rushed :)
     
  7. the Tester

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    I'd recommend AntiVir PE Classic for an antivirus.
    BOClean is the first program if he is willing to pay for a program.

    Have him try Opera for a browser.
    Spyware Blaster is a must also.
     
  8. lodore

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    thanks all these recommendations are gold
     
  9. Arin

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    I'd recommend CA Anti-Virus 2007 + XP SP2 firewall.
     
  10. lodore

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    thanks im considering all sergestions
     
  11. Arin

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    Yes thats a good idea. Specially consider those which has Firefox. Free
    A2 anti-malware also seems to be a good idea.
     
  12. lodore

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    ye i almost forgot about A2 free anti-malware :)
     
  13. Arin

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    This setup will cost him nothing for the security he is getting. I'm assuming
    that he is a safe surfer, otherwise we have to consider AOL AVS.
     
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