Three Steps To Windows Safety Heaven

 


Visitors: 552

Now there are Three Steps To Heaven
Just listen and you will plainly see
How virus and hackers attack and destroy
Your precious internet-connected computer toy
Just follow steps one, two and three

Step one – Run windows update automatically each day
Step Two – Always keep your antivirus running and updated
Step Three – Install and configure a firewall

Faster Virus

Today can many viruses find and infect a computer connecting to internet in less then 5 minutes, even if the computer connects to internet using a modem. And how much time will the 24/7 connected computer not give the bad guys?

So leaving a computer without proper protection is not advisable.

What to do?

There are measures one can do to bring down the risk of intrusion, virus attacks and similar, to a level so low that it is acceptable even for a large corporation.

1. Use Microsoft Windows update. With an internet connection like dsl or adsl (continuous), set windows update too automatically to run each day. For modems, try to run it every time you go online.

2. Keep a good antivirus program installed (there are good commercial as well as free choices). Equally important, check the virus definition dates at least a couple of times per week. Making sure they really are updated.

3. Use a firewall. Buy a cheap hardware firewall. But remember that they only protect from incoming threats. For a two way protection, get a software firewall. Almost all software firewalls can protect you from incoming and outgoing unwanted traffic. However, it does this at the cost of a more complicated configuration.

Can you secure a computer completely?

Not if you attempt to use it for normally. Even military grade security has problems maintaining the security intact. There are just too many variables to consider.

So, keep important personal information encrypted or on a computer without network access (look at Paris Hilton in the news. She had her computer stolen with very, very personal information in it).

Companies should also make sure that they have addressed point 1-3 above.

Final Notes

There is something called backup! Everybody has heard it, most know what it is and only a few selected use it. I will say this only once.

Make regular backups on all-important data. This way can you at least restore it after reinstalling your computer (if viruses have a party in it).

Follow the advices outlined here and you will at least be three steps closer to heaven!

Kenth “The Designer" Nasstrom is the founder of The Designed Software Series. His software can be found at http://www.kndata.com and he also owns http://www.free-newslettertemplates.com as well as http://www.costa-rican-information.com

(490)

Article Source:


 
Rate this Article: 
 
Speed Up Windows XP in 5 Easy Steps
Rated 4 / 5
based on 5 votes
ArticleSlash

Related Articles:

5 Steps to Espresso Machine Heaven

by: Jim Storey (March 21, 2006) 
(Food and Drink/Coffee)

Travel Photography - Ten Steps to Heaven

by: Simon Kirwan (June 27, 2007) 
(Arts and Entertainment)

UPVC Windows - Upgrading As a Safety Measure

by: Lee Lazarus (August 01, 2009) 
(Home Improvement/Windows)

Feature Laden Casement Windows for Safety and Style

by: Phill Lorenz (February 18, 2011) 
(Home Improvement/Windows)

Heaven Or Hell - Can You Really Get To Heaven Just By Being Good?

by: John S Willard (April 07, 2008) 
(News/Religion)

Website Optimisation For Beginners - Or Seven Steps To Website Heaven

by: Bob Francis (December 11, 2007) 
(Internet and Businesses Online/Internet Marketing)

Windows Backup Recovery Software Provides Best Solution To Restore Windows XP ..

by: Jacky Chain (March 04, 2014) 
(Computers and Technology/Software)

8 Steps To Secure Windows

by: Mike Morris (October 26, 2005) 
(Computers and Technology/Personal Tech)

Steps On Cleaning The Windows Xp Registry

by: B Matheson (March 23, 2008) 
(Computers and Technology/Personal Tech)

Speed Up Windows XP in 5 Easy Steps

by: Kris Mainieri (July 11, 2008) 
(Computers and Technology/Software)