Software Protection For Your Computer In Simple English

by Wai-Pan Chan - Date: 2006-12-01 - Word Count: 481 Share This!

Almost all of our computers are connected to the outside world, through internet. We never know what kind of information is sent or received to the computer. With almost a thousand and one different programs running in the background once computer is started up. Something must monitor these programs, making sure it does no harm to the computer and the information within.

Does these programs contain virus that may crush the computer? Will it erase my data without my knowledge? Does these programs send my data out through the internet without my knowledge or intention? Does these programs start doing some of its process, where its intention is to collect some of my data and send it out through the internet? Or does it corrupt my data?

These things happens and for most part, we do not notice it. Where do we get the time to analyse, keep track and monitors every single program that are running in our computer.

One of the solution is to have another program running in the computer. Its purpose is to monitor all the programs that are running in the computer. Look out for bad programs and try to repair any of it that are infected by the bad programs. Is all else fail, it will quarantine (keep it in a safe location) or delete it. These good programs that does the monitoring and curing are the antivirus, anti-spyware and firewall programs. The bad programs have many names, generally they are called virus, spyware, worms etc.

So, you definitely need these good programs.

Antivirus programs will look out for virus that are run in in your computer. These virus programs makes your computer operates slower and corrupts its data.

Anti-spyware programs will look out for spyware programs that like to peek at how you use your computer. These spyware programs may even record what are the web sites you visited, documents that you have used and even passwords that you have entered. The spyware program will then send these information out through the internet.

Firewall programs is like having a security guard with an extra door. It has the list of good and bad programs. It monitors all activities that goes in and out of the computer (the internet). The firewall will alert and stops any suspicious programs or those that appears in the 'bad' list.

You need to stop the activities of all bad (virus, spyware) programs.

You can install a few programs that each does its job of protecting your computer.

You can also install a all-in-one program that does all the jobs.

You can even get free programs, but these are separate programs. You need to install them individually. Each program does its own job.

Remember, you want protection that can help your computer fight against the latest virus available. Therefore, it is most important to have all these protection programs updated regularly.

You computer should runs better after these programs are installed and running.

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