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10 Ways to Secure Your PC
BY Kevin Rose
Keep your computer safe and secure.
enjoying that broadband connection, downloading files, watching Web videos, flipping from webpage to webpage, your computer
is sitting there ripe for the picking by hackers looking for fresh victims.
Before you get hacked, protect yourself.
Here are my top ten ways to secure your computer.
- Turn off file sharing
is one of the first things a hacker looks for to access your computer.
- Install a firewall
Even the built-in Windows XP firewall is better than nothing.
- Scan for spyware
Kill that spyware
and adware with my two favorites, Ad-aware and Spybot Search & Destroy.
My favorite antivirus
program is Norton AntiVirus. If you want to save cash try the free AVG Anti-Virus.
- OS updates
Update your operating
system frequently. Always run the latest patches and drivers for your system.
- Security scanner
Run some type
of outside security scanner on your machine. I recommend the demo version of Retina or the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer.
- Secure instant messengers
wants to keep their IM conversations private. Try Trillian Pro for 128-bit encrypted AIM and ICQ conversations.
- Secure email
Hotmail get hacked
again? Try Hushmail. Hushmail uses 2048-bit encryption to keep your email
safe and sound. Hushmail has been around for ages and I've heard many great things about it.
- Secure your files
a local file encryption solution? Get PGP Disk to encrypt all your sensitive files. Store your files
in the ThumbDrive Touch, a USB drive that uses biometrics in a built-in fingerprint
reader to protect your data.
- Safe passwords
Keep your passwords
safe, secure and uncrackable with Personal Vault.
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