how to secure PC from hackers.....viruses and spies?

@mcarps79 (1262)
Uganda
January 4, 2007 1:20am CST
I think best way to always keep updating windows updates, shud hv one licensed antivirus and keep updatung virus definitions and we shud schedule antivirus to run daily at the time when PC will be free. If more suggessions are there .........welcome for more good suggessions........
3 responses
• Romania
6 Jan 07
You must have a good antivirus and firewall. You shouldn't use Internet Explorer as a browser because it has many security problems. You should download mozzila firefox. This browser is very good. After you have this browser go to their website and search for some security addons. I have all these things installed and I don't have any problems with viruses and other stuff.
@mcarps79 (1262)
• Uganda
8 Jan 07
i noted down new...thing from this discussion that is mozill firefox....i am downloading let me tkae experinceof this browser.......
@arunk7319 (1282)
• India
6 Jan 07
Yes in the Present world, it is must that we have secure our desktop PCs. If u r using Microsoft Windows, then the first thing you have to do is patches and updates. Microsoft has lot of loop holes compared to other operating systems in the world, so better to update the patches on time. Second is the Virus control, if you see now most of desktop version of Antivirus softwares are equiped Personal firewall, Backup and Recovery tools, Spam controls and Parental guidance apart from the normal Desktop Protection, so we need a genuine antivirus software at any cost. Iam using Trend Micro Pccilin 2007, it is good and has all the features like Spam control, Personal firewall, backup and recovery tools etc and it is very helpful. Virus definitions are updated automatically.
@mcarps79 (1262)
• Uganda
8 Jan 07
thnx for saying many knowledgable things.....
@momknows (284)
• United States
6 Jan 07
I also double check my computer with a few of the online virus checks. (Panda and Trend House Calls) Don't open emails with attachments even from friends unless you are expecting something from them, if their computer is infected you'll get the virus too.
@mcarps79 (1262)
• Uganda
8 Jan 07
thnx for sharing knowledge