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PostSubject: Internet Security (up to date see first)   Tue 18 Sep 2007, 6:26 am

Internet Security - Virus Checkers and Firewall Software, Protection Tips!
by: Gary Levy

I been using the Internet for a long time now, so long I donít even remember when the first I ever used it. But back then there was a lot less hassle of having protection on our PCs and not only that! You also didnít have to worry about having your very own identity stolen!

Todayís world is totally different, there are hundreds of thousands of people on the Internet that would love to steal your credit card, bank details, paypal account you name it they want it!

But itís not just that they also want to take your identity to ruin your credit by taking out massive loans in your name and having it paid in to your account for them to just withdraw it from there PCÖ

It does not stop there either, not only are we scared to wits of losing our cash but we also have people wanting to destroy our data on our computers out of pure fun and joyÖ Itís a sad world we live in.

Now Iím not here to scare you, donít close that Internet connection just yet as I do also have some great tips and ideas on how to keep your self protected from such worries.

Firstly, every computer must own a Firewall, but I can hear the slow ticking in your head already banging away and askingÖ Whatís a Firewall?

Firewalls are designed to prevent other computers accessing your computer without your permission, to keep this very basic, a firewall is basically wall between you and the Internet. For others to get pass this wall they have to be given permission from the users on the other side.

Firewalls are great protection; I have used many, ZoneAlarm, Norton and also McAffee. But the best I have seen so far would have to be from Panda Software. They have a two in one package having Antivirus and Firewall all in one box. Though this may stop people from trying to attack your PC using software etc there are still many other routes that you can get attacked.

Viruses, Spyware, Trojans are just a few names that are currently taking advantage of thousands of PCs around the world; a firewall will not protect you from all of these!

Instead, you are going to need an Antivirus product which will take care of most of these threats.

Most Antivirus software will protect you from almost all threats on the Internet, you donít need Spyware protection for Spyware, Trojan protection for TrojansÖ You get the picture?

One single Antivirus application will do all the work for you, donít sit there searching endless searches for different products to help you outÖ Why?

In the end you will have loads of junk software on your PC all taking up system resources and wasting your computers CPU power. You will start to see your PC running slower and in the end you will just have to do a recovery of the entire system because it will be too naked to even start upÖ Phew!

But you get the picture now; a single application is all you need, the big brand names do all this for you at the moment, it runs in your task bar and does almost everything except make you a nice cold tea! Just make sure you install the latest Antivirus software soon as your Operating System is installedÖ We donít want anything bad slipping through do we!

To keep your self safe from all the nasty stuff on the Internet then the only best advice I can give you is to stay away from them bad nasty adult sites and also stay away from FREE software sitesÖ These type of sites are hard to pick from, some are badÖ Some are good.

Keep your software up to date and watch where you go and you should have no problems at all.
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