Free Download

Featured FREE download
Remove spyware and protect your PC
free download - scan and remove spyware from your PC
Click here to download now!

newsletter

Email:



Internet Security

Internet security has become a popular buzzword for IT security software vendors trying to attract customers' attention invoking fear towards hackers, unknown risks and online threats they're not aware of. But Internet security is not only marketing, it's a new branch of knowledge focusing on delivering safe online experience to even non-experienced internet users.

By implementing the following guideline you will be increasing your computers security integrity making it harder for intruders to break in:

1. Anti-Virus. After installing your operating system or purchasing a new computer the first priority is to immediately install an anti-virus package to protect you when you first connect to the internet.

2. Patch The Operating System. Once you have your anti-virus installed you can connect to the internet and click on your Update Windows icon which will take you through the process of downloading and installing the latest system patches.

3. Firewall Defence. Microsoft Windows has a built in a basic Firewall

4. Spyware Protection. Once spyware, adware, keyloggers, Trojans and other malicious codes have installed themselves onto your computer the consequences are seemingly endless.

5. Email Spam. Be sure to set up an email spam filter on your email account.

6. Wireless Security. If you have a wireless home network then make sure you have wireless encryption enabled preventing any unauthorised connections to your network or internet

7. Backup. Purchase an external hard drive as this can be used to backup all your music, video and picture files, just in case your PC becomes infected with a virus and crashes the operating system and you need to re-install Windows.

8. Encryption. If you keep sensitive data on your PC then applying encryption to these files makes it hard for someone to view the contents.

9. Passwords. Try to use a password which is not a commonly used name but one that is unique, either by adding uppercase characters and numbers to the word, which strengthens the passwords encryption.