The Top 5 Effective and Cheap Security Solutions (All Under $30.00!)

Written by Luigi Di Serio

Computer security software is essential for survivingrepparttar world wild web, but it can costrepparttar 143051 common pc user quite a small fortune forrepparttar 143052 basic protection. McAfee and Norton are notrepparttar 143053 only developers that make essential security application. Check out these hand picked applications that will cost you less than $30.00 USD a piece! These products are often overlooked inrepparttar 143054 saturated security market but they certainly do not under perform.

1) Get Right Desktop Armor - Desktop Armor watches dozens of important settings on your computer and warns you if any program has changed them. This catches many ofrepparttar 143055 changes a virus, worm, or trojan program will make to your computer and lets you immediately fix them back! Plus Desktop Armor includes a lot of other useful features like a Popup blocker and easy access to change and protect common Windows security settings. Retail Price: $25.00 Desktop Armor

2) Armor2Net - This PC firewall monitors all Internet connections to and from your computer to ensure that only legitimate traffic is allowed and alerts you to attempted intrusions. You haverepparttar 143056 option to grant and deny access to Internet on a per-application basis, thus preventing worm, Trojan horse and spyware programs from hurting your computer. It even comes with a spyware scanner. Retail Price: $29.99 Armor2Net

3) Digital Patrol - Digital Patrol a powerful anti-trojan scanner, which detects and eliminates more than 50,000 Trojan Horses and Spywares. That is 50,000!!! Digital Patrol detects viruses, trojans, worms, spyware, malicious ActiveX controls and Java applets. The program has a unique system of daily updating fromrepparttar 143057 Internet, allowing to easily and surely updating not onlyrepparttar 143058 antivirus bases, but also any other program components. Retail Price: $24.95 Digital Patrol

OS 101: Suggestions for Choosing an Operating System

Written by Josef Delinga

An operating system (abbreviated OS) is essentiallyrepparttar path through which a computer accesses files, games,repparttar 143050 Internet, and all vital stored information. The OS isrepparttar 143051 most important program on a computer because it runs all ofrepparttar 143052 other programs. The major operating systems are Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Unix. The operating system is essential torepparttar 143053 computer, and so extreme care should be taken when choosing an operating system.

Consider Its Use

Consider what operating system will be used for. Ifrepparttar 143054 OS is for a business, an operating system that can handle important business data should be selected. Ifrepparttar 143055 OS is for a college student, one might consider an OS that is optimal for gaming, yet still has a nice word processor. Finally, ifrepparttar 143056 operating system were for a new computer user, then a user-friendly, simple OS would be best. Knowing this, one must also consider what software is available forrepparttar 143057 operating system. Some software is only available on certain computers. This often leaves Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Unix inrepparttar 143058 dark because most ofrepparttar 143059 computer market runs on Microsoft operating systems. Most computers come standard with a certain operating system (Apple computers have Mac OS X and most PCs have Windows XP). Therefore, it is sometimes important to considerrepparttar 143060 OS even when selecting a computer.


Security isrepparttar 143061 biggest priority for many computer users, especially businesses. Some OS have stronger security than others. Macintosh has been called “the iron man of operating systems” because of its ability to keep hackers out, while Windows has been criticized for being easy to hack. Do not let security completely deter you, however. Most operating systems can be “hardened” and with constant security updates, made safer from hackers.

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