Internet Security Tools

Internet users are easy targets for individuals looking to access your personal information to use for their own illegal purposes. Viruses and Spyware programs are being created at an alarming rate: 1000+ per day in fact. In order to help secure your computer and protect your personal information, Silver Star offers several recommendations.

Recommended Security Practices

Install a firewall.

Preferred firewall method: Use a hardware router. By using a router, you have two advantages:

  • Built-in firewall
  • Allows multiple computers to use one internet connection

Alternative firewall method: Install a software firewall. Several software firewalls are available for purchase and Windows XP comes with a software firewall that you can access by going to the “Security Center” in your Control Panel.

Install Anti-Spyware programs and run regularly.

Install Anti-Virus programs and configure to update and run regularly.


  • ESET NOD32
  • ESET Smart Security

Please contact us for information on purchasing ESET software.

Free Alternative Anti-Virus Program

Microsoft Security Essentials

Still need help? Configure your computer to install updates automatically.

If none of these tools resolve your computer problems, Silver Star’s PC Repair Service technicians are available to assist you. Contact us for more information.