Web Browser -Firefox

For speed, safety, security and flexibility Firefox is the best web browser that I have ever come across. Even better, it is free to download and works on all sorts of operating systems, including Windows, Mac OS, Solaris and Linux. For more detailed information see my article on "Why Firefox?"

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Internet Security Software

Anyone who uses a computer that is connected to the internet should have permanently running anti-virus software, and users of a broadband system should have a firewall as well. The McAfee anti-virus tools are generally the best and least intrusive on Windows operating systems. They include high quality automatic updating systems.

If you have a broadband connection and want to use it with more than one computer it is best to buy an ADSL router with an integrated firewall. These devices have fewer vulnerabilities than software firewalls.

Information from McAfee about Current Virus Threats