Covering Your Bases With Internet Security Software PDF Print E-mail

These days you simply can't be too careful - especially on the internet. The incidence of cyber crime is one the rise, especially in terms of identity theft crimes. No longer do you just have to be careful about downloading email attachments. Spyware can be loaded and installed onto your computer simply by visiting an infected or malicious website.

Malware can be used for various criminal purposes. These range from general vandalism to stealing information. From a profit point of view, malware is generally used to direct you to unsolicited advertisements or affiliate software (the criminal gets paid a percentage of the sale if you purchase the software), to monitor your web surfing or steal your data / passwords.

For example, keyloggers continue to be a huge threat thanks to the way that they can record all of your keystrokes and then send this information to a third party - presumably the one who sent out the malware in the first place. They can then see everything you've been typing, including usernames, passwords, and credit card numbers. Recently someone I know had all his websites hacked thanks to a keylogger program that had been installed on his computer directly from a website. This cost him quite a bit of time, money, and frustration.

If you do a lot of business on the internet - whether it is personal banking or simple Christmas shopping you should ensure that you have covered all your bases in terms of protecting your PC from malware. The easiest way to do this is to ensure that the program you choose covers an array of different threats.

Some software tools attempt to block malware in real time, meaning that it will try to stop the software from being installed in the first place. Others don't do this but rather try to keep an eye on the websites you're browsing, making search results with red x's if the website is known to be problematic. This is helpful in avoiding phishing sites and other potentially bad apples.

If you don't currently have an an internet security software program installed on your computer I highly recommend checking out the top sellers in the genre. It's an investment in your personal security and identity.

Ever since the Internet became popular, Top Internet Security Software has been needed to stop people out there willing to try and steal your personal information to use against you as well as just plain destroy your computing experience.

The way that these people get to your information is by using small programs called spyware, adware, keyloggers, and other tracking software. They can be embedded into websites that you visit, sent in emails that you receive, sent through Instant Message programs like MSN Messenger, ICQ, and Yahoo Chat, etc. Therefore these security programs are essential to protect yourself and others who connect to you via the Internet and Networks before they have a chance at infecting your computer. Without using any of the security suites that are available today you are at risk of being infected with a virus or trojan, as well as having your personal information stolen by spyware and keyloggers. So having some kind of protection is essential to your online browsing experience.

So what do you need to look for in one of the Top Internet Security Software packages to protect you and your information?

  • The program must be light on resources.
  • Is highly recommended by related magazines, websites, and people who have experience in this field.
  • The program must have regular updates to its definition database to keep you up to date and protect you. (It is recommended once a day is a minimum.)
  • It must include a strong Firewall that can be configured by you.
  • An Email Scanner which will scan all incoming email.
  • Spyware checker to check and destroy any potential spyware before it can infect your system.
  • An easy to use and control Graphical User Interface.
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