computer security

October 24, 2008 1:07am CST
hi there. i just wanna ask how you can make your pc more secured from any security breaches.. i mean, aside from having a very predictable password, how else can you avoid being breached?
3 responses
• Malaysia
24 Oct 08
Get a reliable firewall software such as ZoneAlarm or something. A good password needs to be alphanumeric, more than 8 letters and contains special characters and mixture of caps.
24 Oct 08
are avg and avast antiviruses reliable??
27 Nov 08
well, i have a 987mb ram, im not sure but it's about 900mb..my os is windows vista, isn't windows vista a little too soft for viruses to get in? and can i ask you how to clean up strong viruses where your pc have been greatly affected already??
@nocovi (517)
• China
29 Oct 08
I download some port monitor software,scanning for trojan or other viruses everyday.And I am careful about dangerous sites..
@maggiedg (97)
• United States
26 Oct 08
The other responses you have received are very good, but I would like to add a little bit to what they are saying. You must have a firewall, antivirus software, antispyware software and the other software defenses that were mentioned by the others. Yes, passwords are important but that is just the tip of the iceberg. I am not going to recommend a particular program. My suggestion is that you go to pcmag.com and read their reviews of the various types of programs that you need. I have really found PC Magazine very helpful in finding the exact software I need for any occasion. They actually go out and test all these programs and then tell you what they found from the tests they ran. I don't know that anyone can avoid a breach, so you need to have the software that will protect you if you do get breached. Hope this helps you.