February 2011

How To Prevent Virus Infections in Three Easy[ish] Steps

It is surprisingly easy to protect against the majority of malware infections on a Windows host, and contrary to popular belief, installing antivirus is not the best solution. 

I want to try and keep this blog fairly high-level to allow non-techies to benefit from the protection, so the technical detail is shown with italics. The guide is focused towards Windows XP, though any modern Microsoft operating system will be very similar (though consider using AppLocker rather than SRP on Windows 7).