Ensuring Your Privacy
Anti-virus software developers are doing their best to ensure every computer user’s safety and security from potential attacks by always updating their virus definitions and cleaning capabilities as well as strengthening your firewalls. and Trojans. This same software that have victimized individuals with a mysterious change in their opening Internet page a new default search engine an avalanche of pop-up ads while online computer slow downs or a computer crash – know the software as spyware. The truth is we can all put up with a slow computer but very few of us would want others to have access to the information on our computers but that is exactly what can happen when spyware or malware is loaded on our computers without our knowledge.
Beware Your Transactions
Do you do banking transactions through the Internet or do you just view websites of your favorite stars? Do you send business messages and projects to your clients and colleagues through email or do you just send jokes and funny quotes to your friends? Do you shop online and give out your credit card information or do you just window shop and check out what you can buy in real stores? When deciding whether you would need file encryption or not you have to ask yourself if the things you do online actually require you to be secure.
Security Patches 101
Patches fixes bugs replaces graphics and improves a program’s performance or functionality. Make sure you use your control panel utilities to uninstall programs. Sometimes seemingly innocent files come up and since they seem so harmless you just go on and open them without worry but a lot of such seemingly safe files can actually be very damaging. For example you clicked open a forwarded message in your inbox containing a virus.
When Hackers Attack
It’s during these moments that anti-virus software would be a big help. Also be careful of attachments from people you know but weren’t expecting. Anti-spyware programs meanwhile protect your personal computers from any malicious forms of spyware. If only they knew how easy it is to plant a computer recording device or software recording program onto a computer they wouldn’t feel so safe. This allows anyone to safely and confidently share data and disks the freedom to download any files from the Internet as well as open any attachments received via e-mail.
If you’re unfamiliar with Spyware it’s quickly becoming one of the most menacing threats on the Internet. As of 2005 computer users that are running Microsoft Windows operating systems are most exposed to Spyware and will benefit most from installing free Spyware stoppers. It has virus code hidden in its background that IE isn’t protecting you from. Once activated it overwrites all DOC XLS MDB MDE PPT PPS ZIP RAR PDF PSD and DMP files by replacing their contents with the data string: DATA Error [47 0F 94 93 F4 K5].