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Why Is It Important Dealing With PC Health And Internet Security?

First of all: Operation Safety. Surfing the Internet you may gain such kind of unwanted or undesired programs which can cause the total collapse of your software or even your hardware. In order to avoid this event were the protecting and removing programs developed. Buying a protecting software is more than a necessity, a must-have category. It is not question of money I am convinced.

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What does it mean “Internet Security” in the reality?

The field of Internet security involves the methods of struggling and fighting against the different threatening factors as Adware, Spywire and Viruses, or everything what could be harmful for your operation system or computer. How does PC Health come into the picture?

Let’s see the difference between Adware, Spyware and Virus first!

Adware, spyware and computer Virus have some common features: they arrive somehow unsoughtly, cloaked to our computer, and they are programmed to do their “best” against us. Their activity it is not expressly pleasant for us in any cases.
So, let’s see what these black birds are and where they are from:

1. Adware.

Adware is a more legitimate form of Freeware*. Similar to Spyware, Adwares are advertising materials which are packaged – they say “bundled” into a software or program and are installed automatically once that particular program or software is added into your computer system. Some forms of adware, on the other hand, download advertising contents as a particular application is being utilized. It happens frequently if you decide to choose a FREE program you desire, because the original distributor is contracted with other companies to keep original program FREE. Yes, it can be acceptable, but it is quite inconvenient and unfortunate that most of the adware programs may contain the form of spywares, even if they the “lighter” ones are.

*Note: Freeware is an exception: Freeware is freely distibutable program, and doesn’t harm your operation system in most cases. You’ll give the “Run” command to the program, so you have accepted its Terms Of Use and agreed to use it.

2. Spyware.

However Spyware does not intentionally harm your computer, it is more intrusive than Adware. Its assignment is to create pathways wherein someone else apart from you can communicate with your computer. As a normal function Spyware records the parameters of the web sites (addresses, content, etc.) you visit which data can be later used by web advertisers to allow them to send you unwanted emails and pop-ups. It means that they follow your activity step-by-step in real time, you show the way for them by yourself!
Spyware have their own separate executable programs which allow them to record your keystrokes, scan files on your hard disks and look at other applications that you use including but not limited to chat programs, cookies, Web browser settings. After – or during – collecting information Spyware will send the information that it had gathered to its author. God will know how the agent will then use these data, i.e. for advertising or marketing purposes – to mention the “better” solutions. The data thieves may even sell the information to advertisers or other parties, or – the worst – owning your confidental information – can make action(s) against you.

Can the Spyware be useful? Yes, but its name differs from Spyware. The name is not the same only, the engine it is working on is similar to Spyware. In some cases you could be asked by Respected Companies to run spywares to detect i.e. faults (or other deviance) on your computer, but you are the boss at this point: you can accept or decline the “invitation”.

3. Computer Virus.

Viruses are destructive forms of software. They were intentionally designed and created for one purpose: for demolition. If they have the chance they will destroy whatever they come in contact to, like a devastator weapon. Viruses are able to self replication and infect as many components of the computer’s operating system or network as possible. Till the end. There are several kinds of them: some attack the mailing system (when they are in, they give unblockable command to your mailer – it is equal whether Outlook, Thunderbird, or other systems work by you -, and they’ll post themselves unstoppable for instance to your clients, friends. Some may “persuade” your operation system to collapse immediately. They are very dangerous and unavoidable if you got them and they have given the chance to run.

Summary: Their common name is: MalWare, a shortened name of Malicious Software. Malware includes computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, spyware, adware, and other malicious programs. They were designed especially to be eligible to fulfill the requirements of their author has dreamt. And, because of purposeful designing of any kind of Malware may not title as a philantrophic activity, the whole community – including me – higly bans the the persons – they are not members of mankind – who deal with it. I will never able to understand the philosophy of these kind of demolition people.

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What are the symptoms of a Malware infection?

Some signs of Spyware infections include pop-up ads that seem to be not related to the site you are viewing, or the search results are not similar to what you expected. In many cases – more often than not- spyware pop-ups are advertisements about adult or normally not acceptable contents. Also if you notice your computer – or the Internet connection – slowing down, the winchester runs and runs without any reason, there’s a big chance that Spywares and its other components have found their way in your operating system as vicious stealth fighters. When the Windows desktop also takes a longer time to load, it is best to scan your computer for possible Spyware infections.
What are the tools we can apply against Malware?

There best solution is to be very careful. No one can believe that he is an exception and will not got virus at all. Have you ever been in the situation when you saw your computer was running, sending the tons of emails without any prior announcement, and you didn’t know what to do? It is a horrible feeling. The only solution was to switch off the computer immediately, take a deep breath and – find out what to do next. Hammer, or complete new installation for the computer.

Formerly it was very relatively difficult to find a very good anti-virus software. Nowadays, however more and more Malware come out, thanks to the development state of the detective software the infection can be well discovered and separated very soon in most cases.

So, you can rely on the anti-virus software.

A lot of anti-virus software also provides Spyware and Adware scanning and removal utilities. Whether is an anti-virus software or a anti-spyware dedicated scanner, they both search your computer and identify any spyware and virus installed on your system. They then remove it as well as their components located in the system registry among other places in your computer. To keep these good results it is compulsory to regularly update your virus or spyware scanner. This is the way you can ensure that your computer is protected from the thousands of oldies, existing or new spyware and viruses. Once again: this is why your software has to be always updated.
Does the Firewall protect us from the infection?

In most – basic – cases the answer is: Yes. Firewall is a good invention. But, it could happen sometimes when you have to allow a scpecific program to “hunt” outside of the firewall in order to reach your aims. Be careful in this case and examine the the results you get immediately: the adware maybe spyware can be in disguised and are just waiting to be deployed to gather your confidental information. Learn to setup firewall systems and apply pop-up blockers to minimize computer infection and increase the security of all your computer files and configuration.

Advice and Hints:

Be suspicious! If you download something and the program “wants” to install other programs as well, do not approve this activity unless you are aware of the risks and you wanted the desired action personally. So accept the program you wanted to get initially only.
Never mix the category of Anti-Virus and the Registry Cleaner software. They were developed to govern different purposes.
Trust in well-known brands, because they own the necessary technical background what you need to maintain your security.
Free and Trial products. Almost every Company offers Free or Trial download opportunity. Accept these offers and examine all chances, especially the continous update. If you are satisfied with the results you can order the program.

What is PC Health and how to take care of it?

We are convinced that we will be able to use our computer every day because we are used to using it and its smooth running. We’ll switch it on, and everything will be up and running at once. By our command of course, because our clever computer “must know”: we are always in hurry and we are not intended to wait for the long boot-progress, and the softwares to load in so long. We want to get excellent results and we want them immediately. Suppose: what if our computer is not able to “stand up” and run once? This could be an awful situation we should avoid in any cases. But don’t think this situation may not happen to you! It can happen – and will, following Murhy’s rules – if you don’t care about the Health of your computer.
Do you know your computer at all? What kind of hardware you use, what softwares run on it? If yes, everything is ok. If not, the time has come to be familiar with it. Why? You want your computer to bear itself well as a good, reliable friend. So, you have to know about it, at least the basic things.

Hardware: this is the cool “iron” part of it. Basically it consist of the followings: Motherboard with Processors and Memory Compartment, Graphics Accelerator Card, possible auxiliary cards (TV card, specific cards if any), CD/DVD Ram/Rom, hard disk, mouse, keyboard, mike and speakers, webcam, scanner, extra auxiliares (if any), power supply, housing.
Once your configuration is ready made, you have got nothing to do with it except for maintaining it. It means regular cleaning of its parts. If you see a desktop or a notebook, laptop there are fans inside because of the necessary heat-emission, so the best way is to remove the dust regularly (not on a daily basis, but at least in every half year, depending on your environment) in order to ensure smooth running for them. If you miss it you may count on a fan-crash which can couse a total breakdown in some cases. What about the costs? They could be higher to repair the whole device than to provide a regular cleaning.

Software: any kind of software you use faults may always happen. Even during its proper use you can find little problems what can be repaired easily if you – or your computer’s supervisor system – can recognise and do against them on time. What kind of problems – minor ones at the beginning, and major at the end – can be occured? Regisrty errors, for instance. The computer has a Registry where every program have an entry. If this Directory is not current, the computer will not able to find some – sometimes very important – files, and may hang on. So we need a built-in surveillance system in order to avoid these crashes. For this purpose were developed the Registry Cleaner Softwares. They are advertised as Speed up your computer, or Keep your computer clean, etc. One thing is common: if your file structure is healthy – it means everything is in own place -, your computer runs more reliable and you will not have to face to error and crash reports. The speed is depending on the file structure: the more trimmed the structure the faster to find a file and execute the program commands. And its opposite is truth as well. These programs are based upon these facts. You can trust in them, but you should examine its all features before buying.
Warning! It has happened to me that after testing a program I was not able to uninstall it. Not because I haven’t done my best: I uninstalled the program – following the “official” guidelines, but nothing has happened. The program has disappeared from the Main Directory, but its window on the screen – a pop-up window on the top of all that – came always out in every 15 minutes saying: “You have got ~more than you can imagine~ errors! You have to run the program in order to reach full protection”. Yes, I’ll – I thought. So I begun to find its source manually and I have found it, and deleted it. Why? I hate these annoying programs and their behaviour that they wanted to persude me for buying them in any cases! I don’t want to name this product because I want to avoid its possible judiciary kickbacks. As a conclusion I have bought an other one which treated me on a better manner. It was my example only. I hope it is not tipical. This is why I suggest you examining all features or ask your tech-savvy friend even before installing them.

Summarizing the facts:

Prevention and prudence are the most important things if you want your computer to be workable and reliable friend at any time.

I have made a research and collected some videos. They are totally FREE and I wanted to present them for learning purposes and offering a chance for you to gain some information from this world. If you have time – and you are interested – watch them. I did the same, and I can say: it is worth.
You can find auxiliary materials below, in the footer section, too.

Thank you for visiting my site. I hope you will profit from my explanation and could obtain some ideas about PC Health and Internet Security.

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Gyula Olah - electrical engineer, author, publisher

Gyula Olah
electrical engineer, author, publisher

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