Security, parental and
If you are using Microsoft Windows try Microsoft
Security Essentials as an alternative to BT
You will need to fully un-install Netprotect before installing the
don't want BT NetProtect Plus anymore. How do I remove it?
If you use Microsoft Windows,
then always use an "Limited User" account to browse the Internet,
and not a "Computer Administrator".
This will restrict the ability of
viruses, to change your system files.
Checking your network for ports that should not be open to the
You can visit this website Shields UP which
will tell you whether you have any ports open to the Internet that
may invite unwanted intruders.
The site is quite safe to visit, and has been around for many years.
Access and parental controls
BT now have their own network based Parental Controls that
work on all devices.
Be aware that the Trusteer application
settings will need modifying.
can't access a number of websites that I've protected with the
Bandwidth sharing and Quality of Service
The BT Home hub does not have any facility to manage the bandwidth
allocated to users of your broadband connection.
There are a number of alternatives, including the 300Mbps
Wireless N ADSL2+ Modem Router TD-W8960N
which offers these facilities.
This is described here How do I
configure Bandwidth Control / IP-QoS on TP-LINK wireless router
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