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make IT secure

If you use Windows you have to contend with viruses and trojans all over the Internet. Linux and Mac owners are a little luckier being that Linux is getting more secure by default, and both are niche operating systems.
makeITsecure is an Irish Government website set up to encourage Irish Internet users to protect their PCs. It’s a laudable effort, but sorely lacking as it doesn’t link to any of the free anti-virus or anti-adware products available! What about Ad-Aware, AVG Anti Virus or the very accessible Trend Mico Housecall that will scan your PC without installing anything?

Oh yes, is sponsored by Microsoft and Symantec among others. At least the Microsoft AntiSpyware package is free. Let’s hope you have a genuine install of Windows eh?

By Donncha

Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

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