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The purpose of this site is to provide simple advice on making sure that your experience of using a computer on the Internet is as safe as it can be. We've provided a number of resources here to help you understand and add to the security of your home PC when it is attached to the Internet.
Security Resource Sites
We realise that there is a lot of detail offered here - don't feel you need to digest them all at once. These include resource sites which cover general issues and contain tests you can perform on your system.
Safe Computing Leaflet
Health and Safety Resource sites
OU Technical Support Information
Technical support on setup and installation issues for OU Course software is offered by the LTS Student Helpdesk Monday - Sunday from 9.00 a.m. to 09:30 p.m (UK time) weekdays, and 9.00 a.m. to 17:00 p.m. at the weekends. NB: The LTS Student Helpdesk does not supply advice or help on the 'Safe Computing' issues covered in this website
NB - not all the products listed are free and the free products may not provide the same level of protection as the paid-for ones. This listing does not imply any endorsement.
Operating Systems and software