Applications like Sygate and Zone Alarm will always signal the user every
time when an outgoing traffic is detected. This will enable the user to block Trojans and dialers from reaching the internet. It will also give the user same attentions to the settings of the firewall, it can be assumed as the passage security and operates only with programs that are needed to be assessable to the internet. This point will make the user be able to investigate the performance of the firewall being employed to the websites. They will do a thorough checking of the system for accessible ports and weaknesses, therefore they will accordingly advise the user.
General Guidelines that should be followed:- The system should not be connected to the internet before activating Anti-virus and firewall.
– The security configurations should be amplified in the browser so that the Activex control is blocked from installing automatically.
– The system should be always updated by seeking latest information online or by subscribing to Microsoft Security Bulletin in order to be aware of the possible threat.
– The services of the HOSTS folder should be employed for preventing unwanted websites.