Security rules for poker players

If you decide to aproach poker seriously, then you need to change the approach to security. Now you're dealing with money and payment systems, so these rules is a guarantee of your safety.

Install a good antivirus and update it regularly. Recommended products:

  • Kaspersky Internet Security. Price is $ 53 per year for 2 PCs.

  • Antivirus Dr.Web. Price is $ 66 per year for 2 PCs.

  • Avast is a free anti-virus. Not as reliable, but it is better than nothing.

Install a firewall to protect your computer from hackers. Recommended products:

  • Agnitum Outpost Firewall. The life-time license cost is 40 $.

  • Zonealarm Free firewall software.

  • Scan your computer often with specialized antivirus scanner Dr.Web CureIt! ®, to eliminate the possibility that malicious code wasnt detected by main Antivirus (the product is free, you can download it at

Minimize the risk of getting a virus on your computer through a USB flash drive (see Viruses on a flash drive. Be careful!

  • Never click on links sended to you by unknown people, wherever they may come: email, ICQ, Skype, etc. Hackers often use this link to steal your passwords!

  • Regularly update the software on your PC: operating system, browser, Adobe Reader, etc. Regular updating of the software will reduce the risk of successful  Internet attack to minimum!

  • Get in the habit not browsing Internet as an administrator.

Sticking to these rules is a guarantee of your online security!