The Top 5 Effective and Cheap Security Solutions (All Under $30.00!)Written by Luigi Di Serio
Computer security software is essential for surviving world wild web, but it can cost common pc user quite a small fortune for basic protection. McAfee and Norton are not 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 in 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 of 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 have 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 from Internet, allowing to easily and surely updating not only antivirus bases, but also any other program components. Retail Price: $24.95 Digital Patrol
OS 101: Suggestions for Choosing an Operating SystemWritten by Josef Delinga
An operating system (abbreviated OS) is essentially path through which a computer accesses files, games, Internet, and all vital stored information. The OS is most important program on a computer because it runs all of other programs. The major operating systems are Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Unix. The operating system is essential to computer, and so extreme care should be taken when choosing an operating system.
Consider Its Use
Consider what operating system will be used for. If OS is for a business, an operating system that can handle important business data should be selected. If OS is for a college student, one might consider an OS that is optimal for gaming, yet still has a nice word processor. Finally, if 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 for operating system. Some software is only available on certain computers. This often leaves Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Unix in dark because most of 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 consider OS even when selecting a computer.
Security is 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.