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Keep your computer safe and secure with firewall and anti-virus software that is free for home use.

The broadband revolution has transformed the way that we use computers and the Internet, making light work of banking, shopping, communication and entertainment. However, there has also been a big increase in spam emails, viruses and computer hacking.

If you are using broadband, taking steps to make your computer secure is no longer an option - it's essential! Much of the disruption caused by spam email and viruses are the result of innocent users having their insecure computers hijacked. You don't have to spend a lot of money to get secure. In fact, some very good programmes are free for home use.

Windows XP comes with a very basic firewall, which has been much improved in Service Pack 2. However, it is still no substitute for a dedicated firewall program. For business users a hardware firewall is still the safest option.

Read more information about using the Metronet firewall.

Anti-virus software

AVG anti-virus by Grisoft
Fully-featured software suite. Free (single home user) and commercial versions available.

HouseCall - online virus scanner
Free virus checker which runs within your browser.

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