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    BEST SOFTWARE

    How much security software do you really need?


    By Ian "Gizmo" Richards

    Yes, the Internet can be a dangerous place. But use smart computing practices and the right security products, and you can reduce your risk to very low levels.

    What may surprise you is that safe Web browsing needn't require very many computer security products, and you can put together an effective defense without spending a cent.

    The full text of this column is posted at WindowsSecrets.com/2010/05/27/06 (paid content, opens in a new window/tab).

    Columnists typically cannot reply to comments here, but do incorporate the best tips into future columns.
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    I took the advice of installing Google Chrome and its speed is like lightning compared to Firefox and Opera, which I was using to avoid Internet Explorer and potential security problems. I have ticked to box so that Google doesn't make suggestions for URLs so that my security is further protected.

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    Good article Gizmo, the biggest security asset or liability is us, the user.
    "Gratis" can often do the job quite nicely.
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    Now I'm confused. I downloaded Chrome and really like it .... except .... I had Firefox with Drop My Rights, No Script, and Ad Block. Chrome doesn't have anything like No Script. Is it still safer? I'll put Drop My Rights on it.

    Oh, and WOT.

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