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Safely install your PC’s Operating System

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 14:55

Attacks on software are generated almost daily and quickly taken advantage of by malicious types. Even a newly installed operating system can be attacked within moments of connecting to the internet.

Here are some simple steps to protect your computer during installation of the OS.

  1. Disconnect the computer from the network
  2. Install the operating system (skip the network setup)
  3. Activate (or install from CDs if necessary) a personal firewall
  4. Connect to the network, download and apply all patches and updates