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The Internet Service Provider (ISP) you choose can have an impact on your computer security. Select an ISP that offers online virus, spam filters and content email filters on their main computers ("server side") or use an email service that does. If you are using a dial-up Internet connection, consider moving to DSL or cable to make it easier and faster to use the automatic update features of Windows, anti-virus, and other internet security software and privacy software.