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7 Steps to a Safer Computer

Within the world of computing, there are those who study systems, networks, and programming extensively. Unfortunately, there are those who study those same areas to take advantage of other computer users. Dubbed ‘hackers,’ these individuals can create problem programs, take control of networks, and cause all sorts of difficulties for users. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to protect you PC against hackers.

1) Install security software

Make certain you have the three major components of security software installed on your computer. You will need a strong firewall, great antivirus software, and a reliable antispyware application.

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Windows 8 Adds New Security Features

Windows 8 user interfaceWith Windows 8 now on the market, the internet is abuzz with details of all the new features that Windows 8 comes with. The most notable new features center around the new tile-based home screen (akin to the Apple iOS and Android interfaces), and a better experience for touchscreen devices. Windows 8 also supports a wider array of devices from  laptops to computer to smartphones and tablets. But what about security, which has always been a major issues for Windows computers?

Here are a couple of new features and enhancements Microsoft has introduced to create a more secure Windows environment.…

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Windows is Now More Secure Than You Think

You hear it all the time. It’s almost considered common knowledge that Microsoft’s Windows operating system is insecure, unsafe, and an easy target for hackers.

But now, according to renown security firm Kaspersky Lab, that conventional wisdom is just plain wrong.

In their latest quarterly malware report, Kaspersky Lab’s discovered that none of the top 10 malware and security threats are Microsoft-related. That’s right… not even ONE.

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What Is A Firewall?

For centuries, the term “fire wall” implied an actual wall that was constructed with fire resistant material that would actually contain a fire to a certain location of a structure, vastly different from a Windows firewall or Microsoft firewall. The Internet brings people from around the world together through technology, but along with that unfortunately comes the risk of unwanted information exchange – usually known as phishing or hacking, and the need for a Windows firewall or a Microsoft firewall, in addition to an overall windows security.
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How Windows Firewall Protects Your Computer

You’ve heard that you need virus protection and spyware protection for your computer, but the Windows Firewall may seem like overkill. It’s not. Because of the way computers work, you can never have too many protections on your system, provided they do not slow it down too much. While viruses and spyware help clean things from your computer that you have accidentally invited in, the firewall acts to keep things out, period.
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