A site that will test the speed of your connection - PC Pitstop Internet Connection Center.
McAfee has a similar function - their Internet Connection Speedometer.
A site that will test your computer's vulnerability to snooping and possible attack from the internet - Gibson Research Corporation's ShieldsUP!. When you get there, click on the graphic. Plus lots more information on keeping your computer secure from invasion and leaks.
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McAfee Clinic includes VirusScan online, antivirus software that is always kept up to date, along with several other useful utilities, for $29.95 a year. Requires internet access, Windows 95/98, and Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher installed (can be used with Netscape after downloading a special plugin, but IE 4.0+ must be installed on the computer).
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