NetEase encourages you to become familiar with Internet security and the how to protect your computer from
threats while connected. Although NetEase implements several security measures to protect dialup users, it would be
impractical to attempt to filter all traffic due to the impact this would have on your connection.
For a list of security precautions we do maintain please see our Action Page.
Take a few minutes to review some of the procedures listed here as well as some of the tools available to assist in protecting your PC and your privacy on the Internet.
Additionally we have a resource page which provides tips on securing your e-mail address from spammers.
Software upgrades - Microsoft and Netscape have implemented several security features to protect users
from malicious code that may pose a risk to your computer. Keeping up to date with the software changes will reduce your risk.
Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher has the ability to use Windows Update for program upgrades. Netscape users should upgrade to the latest stable release
to take advantage of the changes. For more information on Microsoft Security visit their security site.
Virus protection - Install a good virus protection utility and make sure your virus definitions are up to date.
Simply having a virus utility installed is useless if the definitions do not include the latest identifier for new viruses. Several new viruses hit the Internet each
week. Make sure your virus utility is capable of updating these definitions. If not, we suggest getting one that can do this.
Personal firewall - Implementing a personal firewall on your computer is strongly suggested. With the
number of users on the Internet growing rapidly there is always a chance that a malicious user may try to breach the security of your computer. A firewall can
prevent malicious users from accessing your files and data.
Network protocols - Experienced users may want to take a few minutes to ensure that only required protocols are installed and that they are only bound to adapters as needed.
If you are running a home network, use caution when implementing File and Printer Sharing. Set up improperly you could be
exposing your entire network to the Internet. Items such as "Client for Microsoft Networks" and "File and Printer Sharing" are not required to access the Internet.
Malicious Programs - There are many deceiving programs available on the Internet that will gather information from your computer and share it with other sites without your knowledge. In
many cases this may just be information such as your browsing habits, etc. However, you should use a utility such as Lavasoft's Ad-aware to
detect and remove anything that appears to be suspicious.
Below is a listing of some known utilities available to assist you in protecting your computer
while on the Internet. Note that NetEase
is not responsible for the content of any of these sites, and does
not necessarily suggest one product over another. Please read any licensing agreements included with
products you download. Some products listed here are not free and any financial transactions are solely between
the program vendor and the individual user. NetEase can not guarantee that installing any third party product will not affect your connection or
make alterations to your Internet settings. When installing any software users should read all instructions to ensure proper installation.