Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Configure Internet Explorer Security

Computer security is a major issue. And the only place from where these ugly spyware and viruses enter into our computer is Internet. Despite of having computer security and antivirus support, it would be a better if you have browser security as well. That’s quite simple in Microsoft Internet Explorer.


Internet Explorer offers four different zones to help you classify security level depending on how well you know or trust the site: Trusted, Restricted, Internet and Intranet or Local.


Follow the tips -

  1. Click on Tools on the menu bar at the top of Internet Explorer
  2. Click on Internet Options from the Tools drop-down menu
  3. When Internet Options opens up, click on the Security tab
  4. Internet Explorer begins by categorizing sites into Internet, Local Intranet, Trusted Site or Restricted Site zones. You can specify the security settings for each zone. Select the zone you wish to configure.
  5. You can use the Default Level button to select from the pre-defined security settings Microsoft set up in Internet Explorer. See Tips for details of each setting.
  6. MEDIUM is most appropriate for the majority of Internet surfing. It has safeguards against malicious code, but is not so restrictive as to prohibit you from viewing most web sites.
  7. You can also click on the Custom Level button and alter individual settings, starting with one of the Default levels as a baseline and then changing specific settings.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Virus Protection for Computers

Computer security... No one thinks twice when they have computers. There is no question that everyone needs to protect their computers from viruses, but the installation of antivirus and spyware blocker can be paid and free.

There are some things which you yourself can do to your computer to keep it safe and secure from viruses and hackers. But if you still mess up with things, you can reach me at 1800602586, anytime. You can always look out for the free antivirus software, but make sure that you are choosing the best. Simply keep the following steps in mind while choosing automated anti-virus protection.


  • Stay Up-to-date: This not only applies to your anti-virus software, but also your operating system, browser and email client. Most viruses take advantage of known security problems in your computer’s software. There is almost always a patch available for the software before viruses appear on the scene that takes advantage of the vulnerabilities. If you use Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office, Windows Update and Office Update respectively provide an easy way to keep up-to-date with security patches.
  • Use Common Sense: This may sound little rude, but most virus infections wouldn’t happen if the computer user would think about what they are doing and use a little common sense. If you get a strange looking email message delete it instead of opening it to satisfy your curiosity. If a message, even a normal looking one, has an attachment you were not expecting to receive, don’t click on it to see what it is. Much of the secret to safe computing is smart computing.
  • Don’t Follow the Crowd: Almost all viruses use flaws or features of Microsoft products. Using alternative software, especially Web browsers and email programs will thwart most viruses. Mozilla is good choice for both Web browser and email client. Using a non-Microsoft operating system such as Linux can also be a good choice for some. These measures won't prevent all viruses but they will greatly improve your chances of not becoming infected with the most prevalent viruses. 
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Monday, April 13, 2009

Windows Live OneCare – Computer Security

Windows Live OneCare is a security suite by Microsoft. Most of us don’t use Windows Live OneCare but it has the basic computer security features and more, since the time was launched. Now it has improved PC security features which are really useful. Now it has Anti-Identity theft, easy to configure centralized Data backup, and the most important Virus and spyware blocker. The most notable feature of it all is being able to control 3 PC’s at once.

It’s easy to install Windows Live OneCare. I am installing it on my Windows Vista operating system. I am assuming that the process would be almost same in other versions of Microsoft windows xp and Microsoft windows vista.

  After launching the Live OneCare installation process it checks for updates. Then the rest of the setup starts. The first option is to select language and then it provides description of the software suite. Click Next.

After that you are prompted to read and accept the terms of use. And just after accepting those terms of use, the installation will start. It may take more than 10 minutes if you have slow internet connection.

Then it will reboot after loading everything.

Upon returning you will get a welcome screen of sorts.  Here you can choose to go with step 1 which will require you to purchase a license ($49.95) or go with the limited trial which is what I have selected.  Since this is my first experience with Windows Live OneCare I want to test everything out during the 90 day trial which I feel is the right decision before investing money.

Just after the confirmation, Windows Live OneCare is on a roll and working!

The next settings to pop up you may recall selecting when first installing Vista.  OneCare wants to choose the type of network connection the PC is connected to.The Windows Live OneCare control center is where to change settings, run scans, and associate other security tasks.

Windows Live OneCare Settings allow you to configure various aspects of how different protection components work.

One of the schedulable features is a PC tune-up.  This will perform typical maintenance tasks like defragmenting the Hard Drive, Scan for Viruses, and check for security updates from Microsoft.

There will be advisories that tell you about Security Updates from Microsoft which are still not installed on your Computer.  These provide a brief detailed description of the update and also allow you to connect to the Microsoft website to get even more information.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

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The biggest mistake which most of us make is that that we make our personal details use as a password, so that we won’t forget that and that would be easy for us to remember what our password was. But, forgetting the main issue that others as well are aware of our details. We tend to forget our passwords so we use simple things like our pets name, or a combination of our last name and birthday, which is really easy to crack. It’s really very easy for a hacker, who has gained the access to your computer, to get the details and crack your passwords.

Computer security is must for everyone no matter which operating system you use, whether its Microsoft windows xp or Microsoft windows vista. In any case computer should be protected by antivirus software’s.


Things to remember while you are creating a password for your operating system, your mail account or banking account.


  • Never use your personal information in your password, as it is damn easy for anyone to crack your password. Never use your child’s name or your spouse name, your address.


  • Do not use real words as your passwords, as it may also land you in trouble. There are tools available in the market which hackers use to crack your password.


  • Always use different characters in your password. That will increase your password strength and more secure. You can use mixture of alphabets of lower case and upper case, combining them with numbers and special characters like $ , & or *.


  • It’s is preferable to use a password management tool. Just another way to store and remember passwords securely by using password managing tools which are available in the market. These tools maintain a list of usernames and passwords in encrypted form. Some will even automatically fill in the username and password information on sites and applications.


  • Change your password after every 30 to 60 days. And you should use different username and password for different applications. And it s advisable to use unique usernames and more secure passwords on sites such as your bank or credit card companies. You should not use the same password at least for a year.                                                                                          
  • Enforce stronger passwords: Rather than relying on every user of the computer to understand and follow the instructions above, you can configure Microsoft Windows password policies so that Windows will not accept passwords that don't meet the minimum requirements. 
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