How to Secure your Computer
Computer or PC security refers to protection of computer from internal and external threats like virus, spyware, Trojan horses, phishing attacks, hackers and intruders. All these threats can be caused by many methods of which internet plays the major role. The confidentiality of the data is most important aspect of the computer security. There are many methods to secure the computer from the security threats.
Some tips are to be followed to prevent your PC from threats. Update anti-virus programme and regularly scan your computer. Operating system should be updated regularly, and a strong password should be maintained and should be changed regularly.
Avoid downloading any information from insecure websites. Disable unused windows features. Change the settings to erase the history and even address bar history. A computer has provision for information transfer from different gadgets and can be stored in the computer. These gadgets like phones, USB may aid in virus upload. Always use UPS to avoid data loss during power failure. Install anti -spyware to get rid of internet threats.
Following are some threats and measures to prevent them.
It is another big threat for internet users. Spyware enter the computer through spyware infected website. To get rid of spyware that is caused by various methods, we have to install anti-spyware software. We have to regularly scan the computer to check for the presence of spyware.
Computer virus is a threat that is going rounds from many years. Even anti-virus software flooded the internet and market. But, the virus is prevalent everywhere and a slight mistake can infect your computer with the virus. A virus infected computer can transfer the virus to other connected computers. They can corrupt the data and hard drive and operating system leading to crash of the system and loss of the information or data stored.
It is another recently developed threat for the online users. Hackers designed the software to steal the confidential information like passwords, credit card information, and important login passwords of emails, and chatting sites.
Firewall and system probing
If fire wall software is not installed on your computer, then there are chances that your computer can be accessed by hackers. Software or hardware firewall should be installed in the computer.
The employees of an organization are more familiar with the computers of the organization. They may as a prank or seriously due to certain issues change the data; destroy system’s hardware and operating system. The activities of the employees are to be monitored and restricted from overall IT infrastructure.
Unnecessary Installation of Software
Installing any forms of software on your computer will not do you any good than bad. You must avoid using your computer just anyhow. Don’t install software that you don’t know its real source as this will help your computer secured from hacking and malware infection.
Many people might not have PC at home so, they utilise internet centres for various purposes. They should be very careful while divulging the important information through the computers in internet centres. Care should be taken while closing all the windows. No history should be maintained in the toolbars as well.
Thus, it is the responsibility of the individual to follow simple steps to prevent the computer from hacker’s threat.
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