This page has useful links to information and free software to keep your family safe online.
If your system has no user name or password applied, it is running as an administrator account. This is how so many people get viruses. When you surf the web as an administrator is allows malicious applications (viruses, worms, Trojans and other malware) to download to your computer and run as the administrator. This means they can replace system files with viruses, create back doors and harm other computers on your network. They can also spy on you manipulate your browser or do anything else they want to do.
One way to greatly minimise the effects of viruses is to create accounts on your system and only use the administrator account when its necessary. Create a limited user account that you use when surfing the web, getting into your email or doing other small tasks that don’t require downloading or installing applications.
With a limited account, even if the malware is downloaded, it will not be able to install.
You can set up a limited account by going to control panel and clicking on user accounts.
Most important of all only ever surf the internet using a limited account
CEOP - Internet safety advice
BBC Webwise - Internet Safety
AVG Antivirus - AVG
Avast Antivirus - Avast
Microsoft - Security essentials
Free Security Suite - Comodo
Free Firewall - Online Armour
Anti Spyware - Ad Aware
Browser Safety - Web of trust
Chat Control - Chat Controller
Parental Control Software - Blue coat K9
Parental Control (no software needed) - Open DNS Family Shield
Parental Control - Norton Family