connecting windows to the net without getting a virus

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how do I do it?

I just reinstalled windows on my sisters' computer. I am going to need to connect it to the net soon, how do I update windows without connecting to ther internet, so that it doesn't get infected with Sasser and Blaster?
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either set the windows built-in firewall
or get a firewall (Zonealarm...you have a free version to download)
then update...
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yeah but I've still got to let internet explorer out onto the internet. That still leaves the PC vulnerable.

I was hoping for a way to download everything off windows update, burn it onto a CD, and put it onto that computer.

Microsoft has a site with that stuff on, I saw the address in a magazine a while back, but I can't find that mag now. They don't advertise the service and its very difficult to find.
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This may be of interest to you.

http://www.stevestechresource.com/str/t ... 8/438.html
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Thats an excellent post you found there ATNO/TW! "scribbles a note of the URL"

The last but one paragraph caught my eye:

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you can use more than one anti-virus program at the same time. This has benefits, eg one may spot something the other one missed. But they may find reference virus signatures in each other's folders, so understand what you are dealing with first.


Everytime i've seen 2 virus checkers on a machine its been horribly slow and with problems. So *personally* i'd steer clear of that bit, rest is great though!

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Yeah, I dont think I understand the post. Just install a virus protector (I use Norton), and let it do its job.
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The best way to do this is to not hook up the internet connection, enable XP's firewall then hook up your internet connection. You should be fine until all updates are installed, then dump XP's firewall for something better. I have done this numerous times on friends computers, works every time.
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A forum I frequent maintains a list of current critical updates for XP SP1.

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=8741

This list includes links the the MS KB articles and download links for each update from Microsoft's download site.

Also,

Q330994 is superseded by Q837009.
Q828028 is superseded by Q835732.

These two hotfixes are the cumulative updates for Outlook Express and Internet explorer. 330994 and 828028 are not needed if you have 837009 and 835732.

Cheers,

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