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Increase Computer Security

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Introduction

Is your computer safe from hackers and computer viruses? Protecting your computer from such threats is important for any computer, whether you are storing important financial information or just school documents. And, if you have an always-on, broadband Internet connection, this is even more of a must.

This How-To Article is a guide on how to protect your computer from Internet threats such as hackers and viruses.


Increase Computer Security

You may think that your computer is not at risk, but any computer has the possibility of having a virus. Viruses can be anything from crashing your computer to formatting your entire hard drive. Viruses can be transferred to a computer from the Internet, as well as from computer to computer using floppy disks and other removable media.

To protect against viruses, purchase a high-quality virus protection program. We recommend Norton AntiVirus 2001.

Also, be sure that you update the virus scan software at least monthly so that the software can spot new viruses.

Virus scan does not stop hackers. All computers have security flaws, and hackers try to find ways into systems. Hackers can do anything from read or delete files on your computer, to planting software on your computer that can be part of an attack on a web server.

The best way to protect against hackers is to purchase a firewall program. We recommend Norton Personal Firewall 2001. If you are using an always-on, broadband Internet connection (Cable, DSL, or another high-speed line), a firewall is very highly recommended.

If you're looking to purchase an AntiVirus program as well as a Firewall program, we recommend Norton Internet Security 2001. This program is a suite of products which includes Norton AntiVirus as well as Norton Personal Firewall.

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