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Turning it on will stop all communication between the Computer side and the Internet side of the cable modem.
Just remember to turn it back off when you want to use your computer again.
We recommend AVG by Grisoft as a good free antivirus program that keeps itself updated.
It is important to keep your Windows installation secure by updating it frequently at
Sometimes a firewall package will report the response we provide back to your computer as an attack.
Both programs do an excellent job of cleaning spyware from your computer. Leaving them open only opens up your computer to a number of possible attacks. As a final precaution, if your cable modem has a stand-by button (If its a Motorola it probably has it on the top or front, Com21's do not have them), you might want to use it.
There are a few simple steps you can take to keep your computer safe. The best solution is a hardware based firewall/router such as the Linksys BEFSR41.
You can pick one up for around and it comes with a 4 port switch to connect your computers to.
Spyware is software that gathers information about your browsing without you necessarily knowing.
It is usually installed when programs like Comet Cursor and various other websharing clients are installed.