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Computer System Security, While on the Internet

Note: We have no association with the companies we are about to recommend, other than we use them ourselves. Use the programs at your own risk.
Can someone crawl into your computer while you're connected to the Internet?
Yes!
We recommend the following site for FREE testing of your system security. GRC's FREE testing program identifies security trouble spots, including open network ports that are easily exploited by hackers.
  • Click here to test your system!
  • When the page opens, click in the "Shields UP" box.
  • When the next page opens, click "Test My Shields!".
A report of your system's vulnerabilities will appear, with suggestions for fixing them.
Then, click "Probe My Ports!"
Again, a report will appear.
Next, add a firewall to your system. Zone Alarm is free for personal and non-profit use.

We have found that some programs, whether free or not, will totally mess up one system, but not another. Our recommendations are only an opinion, based on what works for us. It may not work for your system. Use at your own risk.