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Nowadays, computers are widely used in different parts of the globe. It maybe for business affairs, technological breakthrough, for fun, arts and many more. But then what happens when a certain virus attacks? Or perhaps a hacker jeopardize and steal your identity and personal information? Or maybe spam people send you emails with links to free software that unleashes some spy-ware, trojans or even worms on your computer system? What will you do? Computer users should prioritize the safety of its computer. Achieving such security for your PC can be an intimidating task. But then for us users to be able to use the full capability of our PCs we need to follow some steps in order for us to provide a good measure of security in our computer. Here are some useful tips that can help us.

Installing an up-to-date Anti-Virus Software. An anti-virus protects our computer from viruses that can cause destruction of data, as well as stealing the user's personal information and identity. By means of this software, destructive data are easily detected by scanning all incoming data. Installing AVG Anti-Virus is a good choice since its a free software and well favored by many.

Using firewalls are important even if you have a dial-up Internet. To get an viruses in to your computer takes around a minute for a computer without firewall. Always make sure that your firewall software is running when online. For best results, use the personal firewall bundled with Windows.

Installing security patches. It is discovered that software are susceptible to computer threats and they didn't matter by its vendor or platform. It's also wrong to simply update Windows, what makes it more effective is to update all software that you're using.

Installing a Pop Up Blocker. It is believed by many users that extra protection for the PCs against any invasive pop ups is a worth taking for. Free pop up blockers are offered by sites like Google and so does with Yahoo. And to give you a hint, Windows has indeed a good pop up blocker so take advantage of it.

It is a reminder for each and every one of us to avoid opening unexpected or suspicious attachments. Most worms and trojan-laden spam try to spoof the sender's name. And most of all don't divulge a primary email address on unfamiliar sites. It also important for us to remember that releasing personal information on chat lines is a perfect way of stealing our information. So better think wisely whether its a good idea or not. And most important thing is to update the operating system to keep the hackers out.

By simply following the given steps, you can protect yourself as well as your PC from any harm. It is not about being paranoid with all of these threats, it’s about being cautious. One way or another we're helping the betterment of the cyber world.

One of the best advice I can give you is to get a top antivirus program like norton and avg or nod32. But be sure to read some reviews before buying any antivirus software.


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