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The Protection You Get From Internet Security Software

Feb 2, 2008
Internet protection is the buzzword everywhere in the wake of cybercrimes like phishing, identity theft and much more. But, thankfully there are many measures put in place to protect users from these kinds of crimes. Nowadays many websites are dedicated to providing software that is essential for internet security. Here, I enlist five such rules of Internet protection that are preached by other security utility.

1. You should have a very good antivirus program installed on your computer. This antivirus must not look after just protection from viruses, but it must also secure you from other kinds of malicious codes such as Trojans, root kits, worms, etc. It is also very significant that your antivirus program is updated on a daily or even hourly basis, because it must be able to keep up with the newer types of viruses being introduced.

2. You should have an antispyware program installed. Spyware is a program that self-installs on your computer without your knowledge and locates itself stealthily somewhere. It can come through the websites you visit, through the software you download or even through email attachments. An antispyware will block these spyware programs from your computer. Spyware is dangerous because it can create an illegal connection between you and a server, which could be a private server. This will relay data from your PC to that private server.

3. You should have a very good data removal system. In most computers where a data removal system is not installed, deleted files move to the recycle bin, where they stay till they are manually emptied. Even then, there are methods to retrieve them. People can retrieve data from an old discarded hard disk also. Hence, it is important to have a proper data removal system. An example is the file shredder, which shreds a file to bits (literally) so that it can never be retrieved again. These systems also have features to wipe data from a hard disk before you discard it.

4. You should install some hacker protection. Hackers are those who seek illegal entries into a website, they might enter into your user account on a website and even your email. They can then use up your account or misuse your private information. Setting up firewalls on your computer is a method of hacker protection.

5. You must repair your computer from time to time. Even if you are apparently doing nothing much with your computer, things can creep into it if you use the Internet. That is the reason why you must have a system that can scan your disks frequently and report any kinds of errors.

If you want to read more on such Internet protection methods, you can use Pc optimization security software or do some search on Google.
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