"Computer Security Solution: 10 Strategies for Safe and Secure Computing"

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Nowadays, the computer is very common and almost every household or business organization uses it to do some sorts of things in daily basis. The Internet is one of the most popular tools that you can use to buy goods and services, search for information, do business, and so on.

This is why it is very important for you to secure yourself from any crimes that you probably heard not just in the real world, but also in the cyber world or in the internet.

Below are a few easy, cost-effective steps you can take to make your computer more secure.

1. Always make data backups especially important files and store in a safe place separate from your computer.

2. Update your operating system, web browser and software frequently. If you have are using Windows operating system, here is the tutorial to help you update Windows.

3. Install a firewall. Without a good firewall, viruses, worms, Trojans, malware and adware can all easily access your computer from the Internet. Windows itself come with the firewall that you can use, follow the firewall guide here.

4. Review your browser and email settings for optimum security. Why should you do this? Active-X and JavaScript are often used by hackers to plant malicious programs into your computers. So in Internet Explorer, click Tools, go to Internet Options and click the Security tab. At a minimum set your security setting for the "internet zone" to High, and your "trusted sites zone" to Medium Low.

5. Install antivirus and antispyware software to protect your computer from potential treats. For recommendations: Free or Subscription-based Antivirus and Antispyware Software.

6. Do not open unknown email attachments. It is simply not enough that you may recognize the address from which it originates because many viruses can spread from a familiar address.

7. Do not run programs from unknown or unreliable sources. Also, do not send these types of programs to friends and coworkers because they contain funny or amusing stories or jokes. They may contain a malicious codes waiting to infect a computer.

8. Disable hidden filename extensions. At any window, click the Tools, go to Folder Options, then click the View tab. By default, the setting for "Hide extensions for known file types" was enabled. Disable this option then click OK.

9. Turn off your computer and disconnect from the network when not using the computer. A hacker cannot attack your computer when you are disconnected from the network or the computer is off.

10. Consider making a boot disk on a CD in case your computer is damaged or compromised by a malicious program. Obviously, you can reinstall the operating system.

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