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computer safety terms

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

With the development of science and technology, computer has become more and more popular in our daily life, which is intended to be a part of our life. But at the same time it also brings the safety problem, because increasing number of bad people would like to break into computer systems to steal the secret information. It seems that computer safety has been a serious problem by now. Maybe you could learn something about the safety terms in Microsoft so that you could adopt the different methods according to different cases.

1 malware

What is malware? In fact malware, short for “malicious software”, is any kind of software which is installed without your complete permission and is not in need at all.The famous malware areviruses, worms, and Trojan horses, which are almost known to us all. Even though you are not familiar with them, you must have heard of it at ordinary times. If you want to protect your computer from the malware, you could make sure that the automatic updating is turned on all the time to get the latest updates.

2 antispyware software

Antispyware software helps protect your computer, and prevent the pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other adverse software. Every computer user must keep antispyware software up to date in order to keep in touch with the latest spyware. Aimed at protecting our computer, we could use Microsoft Security Essentials, free download software, to be against spyware and other malicious software.

3 firewall

A firewall is used to help screen out hackers, viruses, and worms that try to attack your computer through the Internet.In fact, if you are the one who use the computer at home, the most efficient and important step is to enable firewall when you start your computer. A virus will slip through and infect you; the only effective way by protecting yourself is using a firewall. A firewall monitors your Internet connections and allows you to specify which programs are allowed to connect and which are not.

4 antivirus software

Antivirus software is a kind of computer program which can be used to test, defend, and take actions to remove or delete malicious software program. As we all know, computer virus is some programs, which can specially disturb computer operation. So we should update antivirus software in regular time to prevent against the latest virus.

5 Windows password

Besides the above mentioned software, you could have an alternative at the same time, namely Windows password. With a password like this, you can prevent your privacy from being let out or being viewed. Of course you should set up a Windows password reset disk to set the password reset in case that you forget it.

As a computer user, you should have a general knowledge of these safety terms so that you can protect your computer better. And with these terms, your computer can be protected better than that without them. In a word, please have a brief understanding of them in the first place, and then you could know how important they are.

Five Tips to Improve Windows Security

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Computer users make many efforts to protect their computer from unexpected invasion, such as antivirus and firewall. However, they inevitably come across some computer safety problem due to neglecting some common sense operation. They are required to do more to ensure Windows safety, as the following tips will remind you.

Computer users may sometimes need to open Remote Assistance to ask others for help finally by forgetting closing it, in this case, hackers can make use of “remote assistance” and “remote desktop” to hack into and control your computer, so don’t forget to close it when finishing using it. Tell you how to close remote assistance: on the “computer”, right click “properties”, select “remote settings”, clear “remote assistance”, and choose “doesn’t allow connections to this computer” in remote desktop.

At all times, remember to open the Automatic Updates. Microsoft will continuously release some patches when finding operating system defects. If you enable this function, computer that connects to the internet will automatically download the patch program for installation, thus effectively prevent hackers from invasion. You can refer to the following steps: go to Control Panel, System and Security, select Windows Updates, click Change Settings in the left panel, choose “install updates automatically (recommended)”, set update time, and then click OK to finish.

The above two tips should be implemented by every users. If you are not the only user who can physical access the computer, you‘d better make settings as below tricks as well.

You can set a password when wakeup from sleep mode like that: open the Power Options Control Panel (Start/Control Panel/Power Options); click the link “Change when the computer sleeps” in the left panel, and set a length-proper time to put the computer to sleep; after that, go back to set “Require a login password on wakeup”, select require a password in Password protection on wakeup section, and then click “Save changes”.

Usually there is a scene that you need to leave for just a moment when the computer is operating. In order to avoid others using your own computer, you can just press Windows + L key to lock computer screen. To return to the system, you only need to click the user name and enter the correct password, and then you can go back to your screen now.

Moreover, to set a Windows logon password is a sensible choice which fundamentally help you solve the problem that other people gain access to your computer consciously or unconsciously. No wonder it stands at the first line of defense to protect your PC.

The latter three tips are used to protect your computer by password from unauthorized person all the time. So keep these passwords in heart, in case that you forgot password some day. It is strongly suggested that to create a password reset disk in advance or you may turn to Windows password reset software for help. Since there are so many options for you to reset forgotten password, it’s allowable for you to stay at ease.