Recently malicious software had been infiltrated many computers on German governmental department. The spyware were remaining undetected for several days and spreading to other computers that connected on government networks. Such malicious intrusion has potential danger of data stealing and secret information abuse.
Your computer has the same vulnerability of Spyware / trojan software intrusion if you’re active user of internet. As we do these things on a more regular basis, we open ourselves up to potential hackers, attackers and crackers.
You can protect your PC using only cost-effective precautions instead of installing costly anti spyware. Below are a few easy steps you can take to make your computer more secure.
- Always make backups of important information and store in a safe place separate from your computer. I suggest you make regular backups to increase your data safety.
- Update and patch your operating system, web browser and software frequently. Software developers regularly improve their codes especially when they found security hole in their software.
- Install a firewall. Without a good firewall, viruses, worms, Trojans, malware and adware can all easily access your computer from the Internet. You can get some good free firewall on Internet or buy inexpensive one.
- Install antivirus software and set for automatic updates so that you receive the most current versions.
- Do not open unknown email attachments. This is the main entry gate of virus, spyware, trojan etc. therefore you have to be really careful dealing with this.
- Do not run programs from unknown origins. There are thousands of nulled software out there which are infiltrated by trojan files. It will silently active in background once you are installing those nulled software in your PC. Therefore always use legal copy software to run on your computer.
- Turn off your computer and disconnect from the network when not using the computer. If you are the only user of your Internet connection then it is safer to disconnect the Internet when you’re not using it.