Re: OT: best firewall for clueless pc user

Discussion in 'Dell' started by Bob Villa, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. Bob Villa

    Bob Villa Guest

    On Nov 20, 3:46 pm, "RnR" <> 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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