Urgent security advice needed

  allang 13:37 23 Feb 04

I'm having difficulty in loading all the critical updates that my MS update sez I need for XP home.See click here. Can anyone provide a list of ABSOLUTELY, UTTERLY, CAN'T SURF WITHOUT, MINIMUM updates to try and install.I can load XP SP1 ok but problems with others.Do I need all the updates, or will AVG & Zone Alarm reduce the ones I need.Any info would help.Ta.

  Stuartli 13:44 23 Feb 04

Not every critical update may be for your particular example of XP - the three latest ones, for instance, included one that was for server versions.

Read the information about each update first and then decide.

But critical updates are normally issued for good reasons.

  Stuartli 13:47 23 Feb 04

You should have antivirus and firewall programs as a matter of course, not forgetting such utilities as AdAware6, SpywareBlaster and Search and Destroy 1.2

To save downloading you'll usually find one of two of these on cover disks.

  allang 15:29 23 Feb 04


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