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This section provides articles, links to security general information, how-to  guides, tutorials. If there is a specific topic, it is included in the specific tools section.

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Windows Security FAQ

How to Maintain Windows Security
Microsoft provides a quick way to find security information about specific Windows technologies and operating systems. Take the first step toward securing your systems.

Security for Your Desktop
Tips and demos show you how to take advantage of the built-in security and reliability features of Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Office XP.
- Lost Work, Document and File Tampering, Untrustworthy Files, System Vulnerabilities, Unsecured Files, Hacker Attacks, Lost or Stolen Computers.

National Bank of Canada Computer Security Tips
NBC provides security online banking tips (how to turn off macro and increase security level).

Default Processes in Task Manager
What is svchost.exe, lsass.exe, csrss.exe, cisvc.exe, ctfmon.exe? Are they spyware?

Virus Information

General Virus Concept
What are virus, worm and Trojan?.....Hoax?

Two hours free basic virus course online
Panda Software presents  this basic course for you to acquire a basic knowledge on viruses and on how to be protected against them.

What to do when you think you have a virus.
Computer Associates tells you what you have to do if you got a virus

Virus Library

Every other days you got email about virus warnings, check the following to make sure whether it is a hoax, virus or worm. The name of virus is not unique to all antivirus products.

Symantec Security Respond - Latest Threats  Hoax Page

McAfee Virus Information Library

Computer Associates Virus Information Center 

Panda Virus Encyclopedia  Hoax or fake virus

ICQ Rumors, Hoaxes and Chain Letters
If you got any strange message from ICQ, check this before respond or forward to another one. ICQ send you an email to ask for UIN and password? Think twice before you respond. It is a hoax

Hoax Encyclopedia Virus hoaxes
About.com's encyclopedia of hoax descriptions and links to other useful information about hoaxes.

Top Ten Most FAQ in Microsoft Security Newsgroup
"Q: I got an email from Microsoft about a security update. Should I run the attachment?" ......

How to Tell If a Microsoft Security-Related Message Is Genuine
Malicious individuals have been known to send bogus bulletins that appear to be coming from Microsoft, a tactic known as spoofing. Some of these messages lure recipients to malicious Web sites to download malicious code, while others include a file attachment containing a virus.....

Virus Signature Files

Symantec Norton Antivirus Virus Definitions (Signatures)
McAfee Anti-Virus Dat Files Update
eTrust EZ Antivirus Signature Files Update
Panda Antivirus Signature File
Trend Micro Virus Pattern Files

Security Alerts

Up-to-dated security information from antivirus vendors, including virus news, removal tools...

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