Thursday, August 4, 2011

5 Tips to Keep Your Computer More Secure

Mastering these Windows tricks will prevent any unauthorized access from other people or software programs; helping keep your computer more secure.
1. Update your operating system and software regularly.  There is no such thing as perfect software. Software patches, updates, and drivers are made available to consumers to help keep a software program and operating systems running properly and secure. Use Windows Update to keep Microsoft products up to date. Keep your software up to date.
2. Use a firewall. A firewall will try and prevent infection in the first place, and acts as a first line of defense against the web's more unpleasant elements. It monitors inbound and outbound web traffic on a computer, searching and blocking behaviour consistent with malware.
3. Install good antivirus software. Antivirus software can help protect your computer from Trojans, viruses, spyware, and other malware. While it is running in the background, it will try to watch out for problems on your computer. It is still a good idea to run a periodic scan of your computer. If you use the computer daily, spend a lot of time on the Internet and regularly download files do a scan every week. Please remember to update your antivirus program frequently.
4.  Back up your important data. In the world of computers loss of data can be devastating; your data can be easily lost due to accidental deletion, viruses attack, system crash, etc.  To avoid the problem, it’s better to back up your important data in advance. Without doubt, it is far easier to restore your files from backup than to attempt to find your data on a crashed hard drive.
5. Add a strong Windows password. Make sure a password has been set on computer. A strong Windows password gives the first layer of protection for your computer. It stops prying eyes from your computer files. For a strong Windows password, it should be at least 8 characters long, composed of letters, symbols and numbers.
1. Please never forget to create a Windows password reset disk to in case that you may forget the password in future.
2. Please remember to change your password on a regular basis to keep your PC more secure.
The tips mentioned above are basic for your computer security. To protect your PC, there’re many other things you can do.

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