Microsoft unveils its ‘Protect your PC’ campaign

Microsoft has embarked on an outreach programme designed to help users protect their PCs. Through the campaign, customers of Microsoft Middle East are eligible for free virus-related support.

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By  Matthew Southwell Published  August 31, 2003

Microsoft has embarked on an outreach programme designed to help users protect their PCs. Under the aptly named the ‘Protect your PC’ campaign, customers of Microsoft Middle East are eligible for free virus-related support and advice on how best to recover from a virus attack.

The Redmond giant’s campaign comes soon after the recent W32.Blaster and W32.Sobig.A worms. It also forms part of Microsoft’s ongoing ‘Trustworthy Computing’ programme.

Until local users get around to speaking with a Microsoft representative, the vendor suggests they visit its security site —www.microsoft.com/protect. This enables users to work through step-by-step guidance to protect against attacks such as the Blaster worm, and guidance on how to recover if a computer has been infected.

The vendor’s three top tips to all customers are: enable your firewall, download the latest security updates and check your antivirus software is up to date.

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