Securely connecting old desktop to internet
Hey, so my problem is that I am not the most tech savy person, and I have an older desktop that a friend who who works in software wiped clean, installed new anti-virus software on (AVG), and promptly returned to me over a year ago. I've kind of sat around on connecting this desktop to the internet because I simply had no place to put it. Well now there's some space in my home and I'd like to hook it up to my Wireless router and I know the simple physical things that go into connecting the machine to the internet, but I know there will be AVG updates, Java updates, Adobe updates, and Windows updates that the machine will need. That being said, my question to all of you Computer Gurus out there is how can I go about connecting this machine to the internet while ensuring that it is completely secure and receives its proper updates? Any replies are much appreciated. Thanks a lot guys.