Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Computer security for home users

Computer security is the main concern for every user. There are various methods to keep your computer secure from viruses, spywares, Trojan and many more. There are paid spyware blockers as well as virus removal, but I prefer the free one..., if you are getting the same service in free then why to pay? 

It’s normal thing if you surf visiting different web sites, social networks and other websites then your computer security and privacy is at risk. Phishing emails, network worms, spywares, viruses can easily attack on your personal data.  

Just a few useful tips to protect your computer from viruses -

After the installation of any operating system, get your computer updated with spyware blockers or spyware or virus protection.

Always keep your spam filter updated. Do not open any suspicious emails.

Scan every file before downloading it.

And if you do not have any hardware firewalls then use inbuilt security in the windows xp or windows Vista.

Following is the list of some of the tools which I have used and are effective.



Spyware Protection

Spybot Search and Destroy, Spyware Blaster, Ad-Aware

Hardware Firewall

Linksys Router

Software Firewall

Comodo Personal Firewall

I have used Clamwin, it will do auto database updates but it does not provide real time protection. I usually sit for an hour twice or thrice in a month just to scan my PC with the provided list of antispywares and spyware blockers.

For data is really very important and a single virus can destroy it beyond repair, it is really very important to keep your computer updated and protected. If you need any help regarding your computer or laptop, you can contact me at 1 800 602 586. Will be  Happy to help.