Secure Your Computer System with these steps

Today, more and more people are using computers for everything from communication to online banking and investing to shopping. People are using computer on regular basis, we open ourselves up to potential hackers, attackers and crackers. While some may be looking to phish your personal information and identity for resale, others simply just want to use your computer as a platform from which to attack other unknowing targets. In this article, we are discussing some easy, cost-effective steps to make your computer more secure.

  1. When you are doing some important work, always make backups of important information and store in a safe place separate from your computer.
  2. You have to update latest patches on your computer system, web browser and software frequently. Update your computer system regularly.
  3. Install a firewall. Without a good firewall, viruses, worms, Trojans, malware and adware can all easily access your computer from the Internet.
  4. Review your browser and email settings for optimum security. Why should you do this? Active-X and JavaScript are often used by hackers to plant malicious programs into your computers. While cookies are relatively harmless in terms of security concerns, they do still track your movements on the Internet to build a profile of you. At a minimum set your security setting for the “internet zone” to High, and your “trusted sites zone” to Medium Low.
  5. Install antivirus software and set for automatic updates so that you receive the most current versions.
  6. Do not open unknown email attachments. It might be virus.
  7. Do not run programs from unknown origins. Also, do not send these types of programs to friends and coworkers because they contain funny or amusing stories or jokes. They may contain a Trojans horse waiting to infect a computer.
  8. Disable hidden filename extensions. By default, the Windows operating system is set to “hide file extensions for known file types”. Disable this option so that file extensions display in Windows.
  9. Turn off your computer and disconnect from the network when not using the computer. A hacker can not attack your computer when you are disconnected from the network or the computer is off.
  10. Consider making a boot disk on a floppy disk in case your computer is damaged or compromised by a malicious program. Obviously, you need to take this step before you experience a hostile breach of your system.

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2 comments

  1. hairulazami

    Three days a go, I lose my data on harddisk. Untill this time, I cannot found the caused. It began from browsing in some of javascript downloadable site. I cannot say anything, my computer restart directly after that, then I cannot BOOT my computer back.

    The result is I lose partition and all of my harddisk data.

    But I’am lucky, I do some maintenance in every three month before, example: backup my data into Compact Disks. It help me full, although my last project on the partition has gone, without copied before.

    So, I think Backup your data into Compact Disks is one of best solution. 🙂

    Thanks for visiting my website.

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