Computer Security Tips

You've probably heard a lot about computer security in the news these days. Companys are spending billions on improving there computer network security in businesses. This is to protect them from hacker attacks and malware. You too, may want to improve your network security, on your home network by installing a must have virus protection software application.

Here are some tips that can be used to secure your computer and home network so that attacks from hackers, virus, worm and malware will do you a minimum of harm. There is no 100% bullet proof network security protection yet available, however, we can take solid steps in the right direction. So lets get started with some tips and steps.

Your home network computers must be protected from these destructive attacks to allow it to run smoothly. If you don't protect your computer from these things your computer will stop working or worst, important private information will be stolen or lost. It could be your social security number or even your bank account number and password/pin numbers. I'm talking about identity theft!

The best way to protect your computer is to install all of these protection programs on your computer:

  • computer firewall (most new computers come with this built-in already) 
  • virus protection software (if already installed, don't let the license expire)
  • install a good malware protection software program(run it once a week)

A computer firewall is a software program that is installed on your computer that helps to block other people from accessing your computer when you are connected to the Internet. If you have a router on your home network, than you have one built into the routers hardware. This is excellent protection.

Most new computers that run Windows operating systems like Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 also have a software based firewall built-in to protect you also. So you get double protection in this scenario.
   If you are connected to the Internet you need a firewall to protect your private information thats on your laptops, computers and tablets. You don't want it stolen off of your computer systems. Most likely you are fine here if you have a computer that's no older than 5 or 6 years old. 

Virus protection software is a program that protects your computer from software code or a program that acts as a virus that infects your computer. It infects other programs and applications on your computer by spreading and infecting. Viruses will spread itself from your computer to other computers  on your home network and can destroy your data and your computer programs. It can even cause your computer to just not boot up one day. Than you are talking about very costly repairs to have it removed or cleaned from your computer. It is far cheaper and smarter to buy and install a anti virus program to protect this from ever happening.

Here are a few of the most well known company's who have proven themselves in there field for providing excellent software protection solutions:

  • McAfee
  • Norton
  • Avast - Excellent free protection - highly recommended my me.
  • AVG
  • Kaspersky
  • ZoneAlarm

So my biggest tip here is:

Get computer security protection today, to improve your network security and sleep well tonight.