By: Joey Cam
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If you are reading this article because you CURRENTLY have a Virus, Malware or Spyware on your computer please go to the following tutorial that will teach you, How-To Remove Viruses, Malware and Spyware. AFTER your virus, malware or spyware has been removed then follow this tutorial.
[adblockingdetector id=”2″]There are many annoyances and serious threats to the health of your Windows XP, Vista, 7 & 8 computer while you are on the Internet. There are pop-up and flashing ads all over the place. They get on your nerves and take away from your web browsing experience. Viruses seem to be almost everywhere on the Internet. When you download a file off the Internet or receive an email attachment you must always be aware that the file you receive might contain a virus that could cause major havoc on your computer.
Spyware is another threat. It is a software program with a small footprint that obtains private information from your computer without your knowledge or consent. This means if you buy anything on the Internet the spyware could grab your credit card information without you ever knowing. Another threat is someone hacking into your computer from the Internet. There is always a possibility of this if you don’t have decent protection.
Malicious software (“malware”) is the new breed of online terror that your PC has to deal with. Malware acts as a friendly program that detects viruses or other threats and tells you to click something to update and download a virus cleaner. In reality when you follow the instructions you are downloading viruses to your computer. Malware can be found at some of the so-called, Free Virus Scanning sites that attempt to download what appears to be friendly anti-virus/malware software to your computer. In reality you are downloading malicious software which in turn is programmed to download more malicious software and viruses to your computer. You can and will find malware threats at your favorite websites like Twitter and Facebook. On those sites they get to your computer through some of the pop-up ads and a few of the “Apps”. Two of the more popular malware monsters out there that affect millions of computers are, “Anti-Virus 2009” and “Malware 2009”.
Over the past few years I have kept my computers 100% safe from viruses, malware, spyware and hackers. I have also greatly minimized pop-ups and advertisements while browsing websites. Below are the methods, software and settings I use on my Windows computers to get maximum protection…
[adblockingdetector id=”4″]#1 I always make sure my PC always has the latest Windows Updates using, “Windows Update”. There are more Windows security leaks than you can imagine. http://www.cleartechinfo.com/Learn-How-To-Update-Vista-Using-Windows-Update
#2 I use the Firefox or Google Chrome web browsers whenever I browse the web. I do not recommend using Internet Explorer. You are a lot more vulnerable to hackers, malware and spyware when you use Internet Explorer. http://www.cleartechinfo.com/Learn-How-To-Download-Install-Firefox3
#3 The Adblock Plus Firefox add-on is a great for blocking ads, pop-ups and more. http://www.cleartechinfo.com/Learn-How-To-Download-Install-Firefox3-Exte…
#4 & #5 Windows Defender and Windows Firewall are free Microsoft programs that work well against Spyware, Malware and Hackers when alongside Kaspersky Anti-Virus. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=435BFCE7-DA2B-4… http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=4454e0e1-61fa-4…
#6 Kaspersky Anti-Virus is a great piece of software that helps protect you against Viruses, Malware and Spyware. When used with all of the above 5 recommendations your computer is practically bullet-proof. Kaspersky Anti-Virus is the only product on this list that you have to purchase but it is well worth it.
In the following Recommended Computer Protection video tutorial I will take you step-by-step and you will easily learn the following…
1. Acquiring the latest security updates via Windows Update
2. Introduction of Windows Defender
3. Introduction of Windows Firewall
4. Brief introduction of the Mozilla Firefox web browser
5. Find, download and install Adblock Plus ad and pop-up blocker
6. Brief introduction and chat on Kaspersky Anti-Virus
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