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Tuesday, 12 October 2010

5 Reasons Why You Need PC Protection Software

The Internet is a place with loads of information. In just one click, we can find what we need in one place.

As of right now, there are 6,574,666,417 Internet users worldwide (stats by Internet World Stats) and this number is increasing everyday. Because of the number of users, security become an issue

for Internet users.

Internet users are faced with many online threats everyday. In the nineties,the Michaelangelo virus storm through the Internet and in the year 2000, the ILOVEYOU worm appeared.

Let me tell you five reasons why you should protect your PC and why I should do the same.

1) Adware

Have you ever wondered why you're getting the same pop up every time you open your web browser? This software is called adware and it displays advertisement in your PC. The software will installs

itself in your PC and it's difficult to uninstall it and it also can slow down your PC.

2) Browser Hijackers

When you open your web browser, your home page has changed. In this case, it is the browser hijackers that changed your home page. Other than changing your home page, it can disable your Internet Options so you cannot change the current home page.

3) Phishing

The hackers can steal your confidential information or personal information using phishing techniques. Phishers will duplicate trusted websites and ask you to enter your information. Many people are fooled using this technique and many has suffered. Therefore, if you don't learn how to protect your PC, you're risking your confidential information to other people.

4) Spam

Spam is junk emails or bulk emails aimed to send advertisement to your inbox. Sometimes, the emails will send virus in its attachment or a link that will point you to download a virus or Trojan Horse.

5) Spyware

Spyware is software used by the advertisers to gain information from you such as your browsing habit, which websites that you visited, and it will send that information to certain people without you knowing. It also can change your home page.

These are the 5 reasons why you should protect your PC. Leaving your PC unprotected while using the Internet will make you vulnerable to these threats. Learn how to protect your PC by reading articles, ebooks, participate in tech forums and reading books. It can help you to avoid these threats.

Azwan Asmat is the author of Chuang Computer Tips Want to know the secret of securing your PC from dangerous spyware, adware, and malware programs that can ruin your PC, your finances, and your sanity?!! Visit for more info.


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