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1 Safe IT – Protect your computer and Family from unwanted programs viruses and websites

2 How do I know if my computer has a problem? Signs to look out for. Computer running slower than normal. Wrong websites coming up in your browser. Popup messages on the screen. Messages that your computer is infected with a virus but the message is not from your anti virus program. A flashing yellow warning message on the bottom of the screen.

3 Internet Security Terms to Know. Virus - A computer virus is a computer program that can copy itself and infect a computer without permission or knowledge of the user Malware - Malware is a general term for software programs that have been designed with or can be used for malicious intent. These include viruses, worms and Trojans. Worm - A computer worm is a self-replicating computer program. It uses a network to send copies of itself to other computers

4 Internet Security Terms to Know. Trojans - a class of computer threat that appears to perform a desirable function but in fact performs undisclosed malicious functions. They can be easily and unwittingly downloaded. For example, if a computer game is designed such that, when started by the user, it opens a back door that allows a hacker to control the computer of the user, then the computer game is said to be a Trojan horse. A lot of the illegal programs on Pirate sites, are infected with Trojans.

5 Internet Security Terms to Know. Firewall - a security system consisting of a combination of hardware and software that limits the exposure of a computer or computer network to attack from crackers; commonly used on local area networks that are connected to the internet. If you have broadband the router provided will protect you from anyone coming in directly from the internet. You need to ensure that your computer is protected to stop any unwanted programs from accessing the information that is on it.

6 Internet Security – The main threats to your online safety. If you wish to access the internet safely then the minimum you will need is a good free antivirus package to stop unwanted programs being downloaded onto your computer. We recommend AVG If you wish to prevent your kids or anyone else using your computer from accessing unwanted sites you cant watch them all the time so you need a good free internet filter program. We recommend K9

7 Click here for the free version This version is free for a time, then you must pay

8 Once you have clicked the download button, simply follow the instructions on the screen. You will have to follow a series of screens where the answer will usually be Yes or Agree. Then it will ask you to confirm installation, so just click on Install. Once installed, the software may have to update itself against the latest threats, let it do this. When that is done, we would recommend that you run a complete computer scan. Make a cup of tea, it could be a while.

9 Click here to do a Scan Click here to update to the latest protection

10 K9 Protection allows you to filter out un-wanted websites on your computer Free Registration Is required To Download The software

11 Having registered for the free software you will get an email similar to the one on the left. Click on the download protection link to get the install program.

12 If anyone attempts to access a restricted website the K9 software blocks them You can override the block with your password

13 Here you can view alerts and history and change settings

14 Some Web Sites with more information


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