How to better protect your computer

Protecting you and those around you.

Your computer is not just a machine. This is the tool that you keep your personal data and data from third parties (family, relatives, friends) Just because your computer is owned by you, it’s good for your safety (and that of those around you) that you know how to protect it in an appropriate manner, thus avoiding various dangers that could infect your system and come into contact with your details.

We’ll show you 3 ways standard by which we can protect our pc in an essential way from dangerous networks.

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These are some essential ways to help protect your computer against potential security threats. Let’s see those and learn how they can secure your identity.

  • Firewall. A firewall can help protect your computer by preventing hackers or malicious software from gaining access to it.

  • Virus protection. Antivirus software can help protect your computer against viruses, worms, and other security threats. Multiple virus protections are purchasable on the internet, even free. (Which is the best antivirus?)

  • Spyware and other malware protection. Anti spyware software can help protect your computer from spyware and other potentially unwanted software.

  • Windows Update. Windows can routinely check for updates for your computer and install them automatically. Those updates are very important especially if you run a recent copy of the system (Windows 7, 8, 8.1). They enhance and refresh the capacity of your machine to reveal suspicious programs.

Today, we will focus on two essential points of our topic. Let’see how to use a firewall and prevent potential threaths on your pc.

Use a firewall

A firewall is software or hardware that checks information coming from the Internet or a network and then either turns it away or allows it to pass through to your computer, it all depens by your own settings. In this way, a firewall can help prevent hackers and malicious software from gaining access to your computer.

The most basical firewall it’s turned automatically in your computer. (Windows Firewall)

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When you will run a game or a program you will be automatically asked if the firewall has to block it or add the selected program in the exception list.

Use Virus Protection

Viruses, worms, and Trojan horses are programs created by hackers that use the Internet to infect vulnerable computers. Viruses and worms can replicate themselves from computer to computer, while Trojan horses enter a computer by hiding inside an apparently legitimate program, such as a screen saver. Destructive viruses, worms, and Trojan horses can erase information from your hard disk or completely disable your computer. Others don’t cause direct damage, but worsen your computer’s performance and stability.

Antiviruses programs are able to delect all the threats on your pcs and erase them form the system with an all-system scan. You can either choose to selct the worm/virus and put it in quarantine, this will isolate the threat and prevent any further threat.

Because new viruses are identified every day, it’s important to use an antivirus program with an automatic update capability. When the program is updated, it adds new viruses to its list of viruses to check for, helping to protect your computer from new attacks. If the list of viruses is out of date, your computer is vulnerable to new threats. Updates usually require an annual subscription fee. Keep the subscription current to receive regular updates.

If you don’t use antivirus software, you expose your computer to damage from malicious software. There is a countless number of Antivures on the internet, you can purchase easily one of them, even free. The most basic protection turned on Windows is Windows Defender.