Todays world is
totally different, there are hundreds of thousands of people on the Internet that would
love to steal your credit card, bank details, paypal account, you name it they want it!
But its not just that they also want to take your identity to ruin your credit by
taking out massive loans in your name and having it paid in to your account for them to
just withdraw it from their PC
It does not stop there either, not only are we scared of losing our cash but we also have
people wanting to destroy our data on our computers out of pure fun and joy. Its a
sad world we live in.
Now Im not here to scare you, dont close that Internet connection just yet, as
I do also have some great tips and ideas on how to keep yourself protected from such
Firstly, every computer must own a Firewall, but I can hear the slow ticking in your head
already banging away and asking
Whats a Firewall?
Firewalls are designed to prevent other computers from accessing your computer without
your permission. To keep this very basic, a firewall is basically a wall between you and
the Internet. For others to get past this wall they have to be given permission from the
users on the other side.
Firewalls are great protection; I have used many: ZoneAlarm, Norton, and also McAffee. But
the best I have seen so far would have to be from Panda Software. They have a two-in-one
package having Antivirus and Firewall all in one box. Though this may stop people from
trying to attack your PC using software, etc. there are still many other routes by which
you can get attacked.
Viruses, Spyware, Trojans are just a few names that are currently taking advantage of
thousands of PCs around the world; a firewall will not protect you from all of these!
Instead, you are going to need an Antivirus product which will take care of most of these
Most Antivirus software will protect you from almost all threats on the Internet. You
dont need Spyware protection for Spyware, Trojan protection for Trojans
get the picture? One single Antivirus application will do all the work for you. Dont
sit there searching endless searches for different products to help you out. Why?
In the end you will have loads of junk software on your PC all taking up system resources
and wasting your computer's CPU power. You will start to see your PC running slower and in
the end you will just have to do a recovery of the entire system because it will be too
naked to even start up
But you get the picture now. A single application is all you need. The big brand names do
all this for you at the moment; it runs in your task bar and does almost everything except
make you a nice cold tea! Just make sure you install the latest Antivirus software as soon
as your Operating System is installed. We dont want anything bad slipping through,
To keep your self safe from all the nasty
stuff on the Internet, the best advice I can give you is to stay away from "them bad
nasty adult sites" and also stay away from FREE software sites. These types of sites
are hard to pick from--some are bad, some are good.
Keep your software up to date and watch
where you go and you should have no problems at all.