Basic Steps To Optimize Your Internet Security

Written by Popescu Alexandru

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Your Web Browser should be ok now. Let's see what we have to do from our email point of view.

Because it's built-in in their Windows system lots of users like to use Outlook Express for emailing. But it's a fact that it contains many security vulnerabilities so I advise you to use alternatives. If you use a web based Email (you can browse your email with your web browser) you can delete viruses even if you don't download them to your PC. Make sure you have installed an Anti Virus for 100% virus protection. One that I've found to be very good and never disappointed me isrepparttar AVG Anti virus. If you takerepparttar 135576 time to regularly update it you will be safe enough with it.

Lots of people install Firewalls because they belive their Internet security will be higher. I personaly disagree. If you do not know how to best configure it, and you have to know much aboutrepparttar 135577 tech behind it to do so, it will just make your PC slow and software not working.You can just userepparttar 135578 Windows XP SP2 firewall for basic security.

All this tips should make your PC safer. I browserepparttar 135579 Internet every single day for some time now and they worked great for me. I haven't met a virus/worm for some time now.

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What is Spyware?

Written by John Mussi

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•Download free software only from sites you know and trust. It can be appealing to download free software like games, peer-to-peer file-sharing programs, customized toolbars, or other programs that may change or customizerepparttar functioning of your computer. Be aware, however, that some of these free software applications bundle other software, including Spyware.

•Don’t install any software without knowing exactly what it is. Takerepparttar 135453 time to readrepparttar 135454 end-user license agreement (EULA) before downloading any software. Ifrepparttar 135455 EULA is hard to find — or difficult to understand — think twice about installingrepparttar 135456 software.

•Minimize “drive-by” downloads. Make sure your browser security setting is high enough to detect unauthorized downloads, for example, at leastrepparttar 135457 “Medium” setting for Internet Explorer. Keep your browser updated.

•Don’t click on any links within pop-up windows. If you do, you may install Spyware on your computer. Instead, close pop-up windows by clicking onrepparttar 135458 “X” icon inrepparttar 135459 title bar.

•Don’t click on links in spam that claim to offer anti-spyware software. Some software offered in spam actually installs Spyware.

•Install a personal firewall to stop uninvited users from accessing your computer. A firewall blocks unauthorized access to your computer and will alert you if Spyware already on your computer is sending information out.

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