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anything to install before connecting a new laptop to the internet

2016-03-23, 14:37 PM

my new laptop is x250. I still haven't connected it to the internet yet. Anything should I install or configure before connecting it to the internet so as to be safe from virus or other attacks??  

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Re: anything to install before connecting a new laptop to the internet

2016-03-23, 15:57 PM

What OS are you running?  What virus protection came pre-installed?  Is it activated?


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Re: anything to install before connecting a new laptop to the internet

2016-03-24, 1:43 AM

Hello again, kenny abcd2011,

Did you install any of the security apps that we recommended for your review HERE?






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Re: anything to install before connecting a new laptop to the internet

2016-03-24, 9:54 AM

Hello,

 

My very general recommendation is that you first connect the computer behind a router (at home, at work, etc.) and then run Windows Update and install all updates for the operting system, the ThinkVantage System Update software to install any ThinkPad-specific updates, and update your anti-malware software as well to its latest set of signature definitions.

 

For a more detailed discussion, here is an article I wrote a few years ago about the steps to take to secure a newly-purchased computer.

 

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Aryeh Goretsky

 



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