D2X safety?

shortytoronto

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D2X safety?

I recently started playing D2 again, after about a years break. I didnt want to take a break, but my old computer packed in with virus' etc and i was never one to download things off 'funny' sites.
im just wondering if playing D2 online comes with a risk of virus'?
thanks for any advise.
shorty
 

Frosty_The_Snowman

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As soon as you're connected on the Internet, there is a risk that your computer gets attacked. That's why you have to install an up-to-date anti-virus software, and a firewall if possible. Some companies offer very nice packages, free for a personal use (anti-vir, zonealarm...), and with regular updates. A last advise : check the Microsoft update website, and install the most recent patches. Some viruses can exploit bugs/flaws in programs like Internet explorer / Outlook express (Remember Sasser, Blast Worm, etc...). You can also install an alternate browser (like Mozilla). Oh and yet another advice : never NEVER download/execute a third party program to your computer (everything with .exe or .com extension) if you're not absolutely certain of it's authenticity. Most of the time, you'll end up with a trojan virus of some weird things like that :thanks: !

- Frosty
 

Agateryon

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shortytoronto said:
thanks guys. the newest norton should do no?
shorty
A good firewall might be sygate personal firewall free) and antivirus (also free) avg 7.0 (better than norton imo) a good explorer is firefox :)

NEVER BUT NEVER USE ZONE ALARM :lol: i formated the disk 8 times in one day coz of it :eek:
 

SuggestiveName

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Even the firewall built into windows is better than nothing. Personally I've not had any problems with zone alarm.
 

mhl12

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Many many people play online. Very few get viruses. As long as you don't download a 3rd party program, you'll be fine.
 
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