Network Computing (VNC) is a program that
allows you to connect remotely to another
computer. The full program
and all documentation is available at http://www.realvnc.com/.
putty is a program that
gives you a secure text based connection to another
computer. It's companions are psftp,
puttygen. The other programs and current
documentation is available at http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty.
The latest version of Dial Up Networking for
Windows 95/8 comes from Microsoft. This repairs
what AOL damages. See www.microsoft.com
for more information.
is a very good anti-virus program which is free
for personal use and is provided by http://www.f-prot.com.
is a firewall designed to protect Windows
computers while connected to the Internet. It is
free for personal use and is provided by http://www.zonelabs.com/.
is a Virtual Private Network (VPN) client. It is available
for free from
To make sure your computer has
all the latest security updates, be sure to visit
Microsoft's pages for Internet
Explorer and Windows.