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Re: OT: best firewall for clueless pc user

Bob Villa
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      11-20-2010, 10:11 PM
On Nov 20, 3:46*pm, "RnR" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> I was over one of my in laws again cleaning up their mistakes...
> mostly pop ups they caused while surfing the net. * They're running xp
> on a dell 8400 P4 3gig / 1gb ram. * I was wondering for the people who
> really don't have a clue how to handle a pop up either from the net or
> from the firewall / antivirus programs, what is the best firewall to
> use. *I decided for now to let them run the built in firewall in xp
> (sp3) because I figured it would have the least popups.
> Also, altho I hate windows updates (usu I turn off), I decided to turn
> it on, on their pc because I honestly don't think they know what to do
> if I turn it off and then they get the no updating popup. * I looked
> around for a short while thinking I could prevent the popup when it
> would occur but couldn't find it. * Is there a way to kill the popup?
> Any other advice for the clueless?

In the "Security Center" (Control Panel) if Updates are turn-off, go
to "Change the way Windows alerts me".
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