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Security: How Safe is Your Computer

A computer is a part of our lives these days; in fact it is like a part of our body. Socializing, business, entertainment and attaining information for these purposes internet is very dear to us. Consider the fact that what if something which as dear to you as your computer is not safe. It is an unfortunate reality.

Many people don't think that keeping an insecure PC is something trivial. But that is not the case, securing your PC and not giving hackers and viruses the way is of utmost importance.

When you browse on internet the risk multiplies. In fact is on the web that your PC is most exposed and vulnerable. It is your job to have something protecting your PC, something like guard dogs and watchmen.

In order to achieve security for your PC, here are some steps you can take.

Install reliable antivirus software

Antivirus software is a must if you want your PC protected. Your computer is simply not safe without an antivirus. The important thing to keep in mind is the credibility of the software before you buy it. You must try the initial trial period at first if it suits you only then you must proceed to buy it.

Install and enable firewall

A firewall acts as a wall of stone between your computer and the web. It identifies and blocks most of the threats. The firewall sometimes blocks programs like MSN and Yahoo, but all you have to do is enable the firewall and look into its settings to solve that problem.

Download security updates

Windows will keep offering you to install its updates. It would be very wise of you if you keep installing the security updates regularly. Your Windows will not get corrupt so easily if you have the updates installed.

Secure your wireless network

Securing the wireless network can keep you safe from hackers. Change the default password which hackers normally know as the same is attached to every commercial device which comes to the market. You can take further steps like filtering MAC addresses.