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How do I prevent Open Proxy software from taking over my computer?

A proxy server is a go-between computer that operates between your computer and a main computer. It can store information and filter transmissions from the Internet or a network you are linked to.

An Open Proxy is another matter — it’s a proxy that allows your computer to connect with virtually anybody. This can result in a malware attack on your computer in the form of a virus or worm that can damage or destroy your computer or spyware that can access your personal information. If you don’t know whether Proxy software is installed on your PC, be sure to perform updates to your PC’s anti-virus and anti-spyware software on a regular basis.

Computer Security is composed of anti-virus and anti-spyware products.

With regard to Computer Security, anti-virus, and anti-spyware, we will assist you in…

  • investigating the presence of a virus, worm, or Trojans on your computer
  • insuring that your computer is protected with anti-virus and anti-spyware software
  • installing anti-virus and anti-virus software
  • running live updates or updating virus definition files
  • the removal of viruses, worms, or Trojans

…from infected computers that are under your control and have Computer Security, anti-virus, and anti-spyware installed. (Please note: If you are not using or are unable to use Computer Security, anti-virus, and anti-spyware, Frontier is not responsible for the foregoing assistance unless you have purchased a service through Frontier Secure. We strongly recommend that you install and maintain virus protection software and run and install all critical Windows updates).

If you are not a Frontier High-Speed Internet customer or, if for any reason you are not using or are unable to use Computer Security, anti-virus, and anti-spyware, your best defense against viruses is to make sure you have a current version of anti-virus and anti-spyware software installed and enabled. If your computer becomes infected and must be cleaned, there are several anti-virus and anti-spyware companies and their web sites (listed below) offer instructions on how to remove viruses from your system.

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