A computer security question

Discussion in 'Computing' started by Rick D, Dec 31, 2005.

  1. Rick D

    Rick D Guest

    Although I try hard to keep my computer free of gremlins, they get in
    somehow. The system is fairly old (Win98SE, Intel P3/550, Intel VC820
    motherboard). I have a broadband connection and use the following free
    programs: AVG, Zone Alarm, Ad-Aware, Spybot, Diskeeper Lite, and of
    course Windows updates. All my definitons are kept up to date and I
    have a weekly cleanup routine which involves clearing out cookies and
    temp files and running Ad-Aware, Spybot and Diskeeper Lite. But still
    I have to keep doing fdisk, format c about every 9 months or so because
    it just slows down too much. I cant afford to buy a new computer, so
    am wondering whether it would help if I worked through a proxy server
    program such as "Ultimate Anonymity" to help keep things clean.

    So my questions are: 1) would this help 2) how much would it slow
    down my internet speed ? Any advice much appreciated.
    Rick D, Dec 31, 2005
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  2. A proxy like like is to make you anonymous. People use these things to troll
    usenet, for example. It won't keep things clean, just hiode your IP.
    A bit.
    Upgrade OS. XP at least, or linux. Or get a mac.

    I do nothing to keep this PC clean except use a current OS. Straight
    mandrake with a router firewall. Easy.
    amosf (Tim Fairchild), Dec 31, 2005
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  3. Rick D

    /nul Guest

    BIG NO

    there is something you are missing, I have not rebuilt my w2k system for 6 years
    and its still good.
    /nul, Jan 1, 2006
  4. Rick D

    Jollyrodgers Guest

    Try a registry cleaner or upgrade to XP
    Jollyrodgers, Jan 1, 2006
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