Senin, 15 November 2010

ecuring Your Windows XP Home Computer

Most people are aware that there is an ongoing program with the issue of security of the operating system Microsoft Windows and others. But what many people do not know how easy it is to significantly improve the security of your computer and the likelihood of a victim must be confined to increasingly complex threats, increasingly, is lurking on the Internet. These steps must be less than a couple of hours and not be swept away his wallet.

1) Update for Windows - the first crucial step to take to ensure that all applications installed on the latest Microsoft product updates. These updates and patches for security flaws and other problems. Microsoft usually gives updates on a monthly cycle. Visit the Microsoft Web site or switch to automatic updates of the Control Panel. Even if your equipment "new" used, there is still an important first step. If you buy a used computer with Windows XP, make sure you have Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 2.

2) The passwords - people often overlook, but well thought of passwords is an important part of their safety. The password must be at least 8 characters with a mixture of text, symbols and numbers. At a minimum, ensure that services are most at risk, a strong password. These services include a bank, credit card, other financial services such as PayPal, e-mail and other services such as Ebay, the chipper to generate profits.

3) anti-virus protection - but it is fair to say that the threat of computer viruses in recent years has decided not to put more serious harm to your computer. Part of the reason for the reduction of threats, because PC manufacturers are grouping more anti-virus package with his new team. For example, last year launched my new Dell with a 90-day trial of McAfee Internet Security Suite. The best way is a security suite, firewall and anti-virus software as a minimum purchase closes. leading brands include products from McAfee and Symantec Norton. However, Microsoft has recently been in the market with "OneCare" pricing is very aggressive.

4) firewall - if you have a broadband connection with the operation of a specific request for firewall traffic between your computer and the Internet. A firewall monitors incoming traffic, the gateway to the Internet on the computer. The best products also check outgoing traffic from your computer to the Internet. Therefore, the best option is to buy a firewall program as part of a security package that most companies offer as standard. If a hardware firewall as part of your router, then you need anything else. A company called Zone Labs offers a great free product called Zone Alarm firewall that uses a minimum. Windows XP now monitor does not have a free firewall, but the product of outgoing communications, and then I do not think they have to offer sufficient protection.

5) anti-spyware tool - this software is the culmination of their Internet security base established. This tool helps in the fight against spyware and adware. There is a good mix of free and paid versions. good free software is Microsoft Windows Defender, Spybot S & D and Ewido Anti-Malware. Ewido Anti-Malware is often recommended for computer help forum. Be careful if you decide to purchase a solution. There are a number of unscrupulous traders, the aggressive push products that have little value. Keep faith with names like Webroot Spy Sweeper or PC Tools Spyware Doctor. These products are good for independent testing.

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