Computer Program Security by anamaulida


									                             Not everyone wants or needs to run a full
blown internet security suite. As a bare minimum, however, you should be
running an antivirus software. Every computer with access to the internet
is vulnerable to attack by cyber-criminals. These intruders are
interested in what you have stored on your computer like credit card
numbers, bank account details, passwords and so on. By stealing this
information they can either use this information themselves or sell it to
other criminals. This is only one part of the picture. The other being
that some of these attackers are just interested in using your PC as a
means to attack other computers. This way if an attack gets traced, your
computer will be the culprit. A lot of spammers work this way. With the
majority of home users using always on, fast cable or DSL connections
attacks have been on the increase. It is much easier for a cyber-criminal
to target a home user than a corporate network. Corporate networks are
usually highly secured while the average home user is not. Computer
program security should be a priority to all of us surfing the internet.
A lot of people neglect to pay attention to their computer's security
while online. This not only puts themselves but also other people in
danger. And the results may come to haunt you. Maybe you clicked on an
email attachment or a link in a webpage containing malicious code. Once
you are infected, the spyware program might start to download extra
malware to take over your computer. If you are lucky you will see the
signs of an infection. The malware will often advertise itself by
incessant pop-ups, changing your desktop wallpaper or urging you to
download an antivirus program to disinfect your PC. These are the most
common type of infections which are easily detected. You could try to
cleanup your PC by scanning it with the appropriate antivirus or
antispyware software. If you want to be a 100% sure you got rid of these
malicious programs you better format your harddisk and reinstall the
operating system. The most dangerous spyware however is the kind that
doesn't announce its presence and quietly sits in the background preying
on any information it can capture. It is therefore advisable to scan your
PC regularly, but this is a routine most home users do not apply. You
would ideally have a program in place that protects your data, even when
you are infected. Fortunately, these kind of programs do exist. Have a
look at
to take your computer program security into your own hands.

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