4 Easy Computer Tips For Extra Protection
It is obvious to provide security for the computer to ensure a safe browsing. The basic things to be done are installing an authorized operating system and updating it, installing the best anti-virus, anti-spyware programs and a good firewall, backing up the important data using external hard drives. A secure browsing will also play a vital role in computer protection. It generally depends on the user responsiveness. Some other tips to provide extra protection for a computer are as follows.
Spammers used to send little pop-up ads to computers which are running on windows XP or 2000 by using windows messenger service. This infuriation can be disabled by using messenger control plug-in for ad-aware. Windows messenger service should be turned off to do this. For this, ad-aware should be installed initially and then plug-in to be down loaded. This windows messenger service can be turned off by selecting the disable messenger option in messenger control plug-ins dialogue box.
It is very important to check whether the browser is hijacked. If the computer is receiving pop-up ads even the browser is not running and if the system is extremely unstable, it should be concluded that the browser is hijacked by an advertiser. It can be well detected by running spybot in advanced mode. Spybot is software used to search and destruct the hacker’s presence if it is there. When it is detected that the system is hacked, then remove the currently installed operating system and reinstall it. Install a personal firewall in the computer which protects the data in it. A firewall blocks the access of the intruders or hackers to the computer.
Install anti-virus and anti-spyware software as they provide protection from viruses which destroy the data stored in the computer. Anti-virus confers protection by scanning the entire incoming data and blocking the destructive data. For better results the anti-virus software must be updated cyclically so that it can secure against all new virus threats. All the browsers now offer free pop-up blocking services. It is recommended to install a pop-up blocker to have safeguard against invasive pop-ups.