You can find out more about Microsoft's products and support.
Nod32 by Eset the anti-virus/anti-spyware software I use. Locks on doors protect against harm and loss. Anti-virus/anti-spyware software does the same for your computer.
The webattack.com website can be used to download "Ad-aware", "Spybot Search & Destroy", "Spysweeper" and "Spyware Doctor" software programs for additional checking capability. The first two are free for person use and will remove problems they find. The last two will detect for free but require you to purchase the software to remove detected problems.
For Windows XP I use the built in firewall that comes with the SP2 update.
For Windows 98 and ME, Zone Alarm is a firewall software that helps to prevent hackers from gaining access to your computer. The link for this site also has good spyware software.
Mail Washer is a program that lets you check your e-mail, and delete undesirable e-mail, before it's downloaded to your PC.
Web bug detector
Bugnosis alerts you of web bugs. These bugs transmit information about your computer, being collected by the web-page they are installed on, to a third party.
Surf the web anonymously
Anonymizer.com has several products to anonymously (safely) surf the web.
Single purchase remote access software
PCAnywhere can be used to take control of other PCs for training, updates, repair, and file transfer. You must have the software on both the host and remote PCs for it to work.
Monthly subscription remote access software
GoToMyPC allows you to remotely access your computer from any other Internet-connected computer in the world with almost any operating system through a secure, private connection.
Check outrageous e-mail claims
Have you received an e-mail making claims you just can't believe? Use this site to check out urban legends.
PC Magazine & PC World Magazine
Online PC magazines that have reviews and tips to help you make buying decisions.
PriceWatch.com & PriceGrabber.com
These sites let you compare prices from a number of vendors.
Leoville.tv & JeffLevy.com & KimKomando.com
Talk radio hosts who offer computer help. Their web-sites have helpful, easy to follow lessons and tips; columns; and other links.