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What Are File Security Tools and Why We Need Them

Aug 17, 2007
These tools help protect your computer from being hacked into, from someone sending a virus to your computer and even someone getting into your personal files and programs that are protected.

You need some kind of anti-virus software installed, along with anti-spy ware software installed too. Always keep your operating system on your computer up-to-date. It is a good idea to check every time you log on and make sure your firewalls are turned in the on position too, this is a good security measure to do.

The Defender for Windows is a free Microsoft anti-spy ware program. This protects a computer from performance being slow, pop-ups and any threats from software that is not wanted or different kinds of spy ware that might creep up on to your computers programs.

Did you know if you or your children get music or games downloaded from the internet, some of those sites could contain spyware? This is software that can change a computers configuration, show advertisement as pop-ups or banners and even get a hold of your personal information and files. This is usually done without your consent being given or even to your knowledge at times. To keep this from happening, if the site you are downloading from, you aren't completely sure about, put the sites name in your search engine and pull it up, if any spy ware has been received through this site it will be noted on these as containing spy ware.

This is why file security tools are important to your operating system; it keeps things like this from happening to your computer and saves you the hassle of having to spend hours fixing the problem.

Do you know the strength of your password? Most operating systems have a program which allows you to check this. You want a password that is memorable to you, but that wouldn't be to anyone else. Something only you would think of. Checking the strength helps to determine how easy or hard it would be for a person to hack into your personal programs and files by finding your password.

Some file security tools made for the Windows Operating System are Live One Care, Defender Windows, and the Phishing Filter by Microsoft. These are just a few available, there are many more out there from different companies too. To keep you current on the newest security tools coming out go to Microsoft web site. These tolls will help protect you and your computer from unwanted intrusions.

File security tools can be life-savers to, or should we say work-savers? If there is a major outage of power and the computers go down along with everything else, the proper security tools will save and keep your files safe once power is restored. This could also happen during a natural disaster or computer crashes too.

At the office, keep an eye on your workstation security too. Make sure that it is updated on a regular basis and this will keep any new kind of virus, etc. from engraining itself into your computer and corrupting your files.

Everyone needs to have some kind of file security tools in place. Make sure your computer has one of these, if not, buy one and install it. You'll be very glad you did in the long run and it will save you a lot of time and headaches if you ever did get a bug or spy ware attached itself to your computer.
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