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Giving Antivirus that Extra Push to Give You Total PC Protection

By Nathan Brown T Subscribe to RSS | March 28th 2012 | Views:
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The personal computer we use today is a very rugged tool and they are getting more rugged by the day. They make life easy for us. They find use almost everywhere; in banking, writing letters, printing...almost anything. Your imaginations are the borders that will restrict how you use them to make life easier for you. From another point of view they are also very delicate, so PC protection plan is a must in case your life depends too much on it.

One of the first issues that would have struck your mind when reading about PC protection is the way they are prone to physical damages besides those that concern safe surfing, viruses, spammers and phishing. Protecting your PC is not really a big deal as you may have imagined. In fact there cannot be anything simpler. There are some businesses that make it their business to provide PC protection, and the good thing is you don’t have to carry your PC to their office to get it protected.

No doubt you can get all the protection for your computer online should your hardware malfunction, but there are some precautionary steps you can take to make using computers that much safer. Most are what is being told for ages but is seldom put to action. Here are some points that have been recollected to give your PC that extra protection it deserves. Follow them meticulously and your PC will give years of trouble free service.

Quality software can cost a lot more than the PC itself, and one of the most indispensible is the antivirus. They are in fact the life and blood of a PC, so buying a well known antivirus is the first step to getting your PC protected. Don’t be tempted into using the free ones even if they have been made by a trusted company. They will indeed protect to some extent and that is not total PC protection as you might imagine. When you can invest hundreds of dollars on a PC why do you have to be stingy on something like an antivirus when it can do so much for you?

Antivirus does give protection, but you will also need to exercise some discretion when you do downloading. Indiscriminate downloading from unknown websites is the main cause for most hardware malfunctions especially if the website is promising you something free. Understand there is nothing in this world that you can call free; there is somewhere a catch that you will never understand. Those that fall into this category are free software with loads of virus scripts built into them to harass your computer and you. Say not to these however tempting it may sound to you at first, rather than regret later.

Virus program writers know that users are getting wiser and they will leave no stone unturned to cause havoc to your computer. In fact virus programmers take pleasure in causing damage just for the sake of doing it and testing their skills against the world at large. And their first target at spreading the innocent email users. They know well that emails have come to stay and are also the weakest point where they can make their sinister moves. So make running an antivirus your top priority in your PC protection plan.

If you PCs form part of a wider network of computers then restrict administrative controls to yourself or someone whom you trust. The fewer the access you permit better is the chance of staying safe from harmful programs. Things can always go wrong in spite of all the safety precautions you will have taken. Hardware is easy to replace but not the data you have painstakingly build over the years. So make a regular backing up a routine activity in your PC protection plan.

Nathan Brown T - About Author:
Nathan Brown is a freelance writer. Watching TV channels and surfing the web are his favorite leisurely activities, especially those that are informative like the one from PC Protection

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