How to Secure Your Personal Computer?
In this world of superfast computing, the essential ingredient to secure personal computer comes first. Personal computer or PC provides ample opportunity for the user to store mass data into it so that, it could act as the ad-hoc virtual server. In this way, most users tend to work in relation to their personal computer.
It connects with their smartphone and devices to produce ample opportunity for users to work in a coherent manner. In this age of absolute computing and maximisation of resources, we find most of these networking facilities provide absolute help for users.
By considering all of these it does provide ample descriptive elements to suggest that it is important to create a secure personal computing environment. In this article, we will learn in depth about the traditional way of securing personal computer as well as the modern ways to secure it in order to provide the absolute secure environment to work it out.
The traditional way to secure personal computer begins with using genuine Microsoft Windows so that periodically when Microsoft releases security and cumulative updates, it will straightly come to your computer. In this way, your computer is always protected from hackers.
Then, one needs to install a good antivirus so as to secure personal computer from hackers, malware, trojans and so on. In the recent operating systems of Microsoft we see the presence of Microsoft free but adequately sufficient to use anti-virus namely Windows Defender to make it secure and full proof. After it, most of the other antivirus manufacturing companies are slowly releasing their version of free antiviruses.
Windows Defender provides real-time protection and protects from viruses and spyware. Its update definitions are updated through Windows security updates. It runs in the background, and it performs schedule scans periodically to protect your computer. It runs with a genuine Windows computer. You can perform the manual scan to scan any file manually.
Windows Defender is from Microsoft, so its compatible with Windows Operating system. It works nicely and it works silently in the background. Apart from it, is important to use always updated web browser such as Google Chrome as default web browser. We do know web browser is mostly the gateway to the internet.
Google Chrome is from Google the internet giant and this means you will find plenty of security measures in order to protect your Windows computer. In the earlier ages, when there were no instances of browser war then there are demands of Sandboxie software, which used to virtualise internet browsing sessions.
Now, Google Chrome runs its tab in sandboxing environment. Thi means that there is no connection between one tab with that of the other. This secure entire browsing environment to a greater extent. Slowly, most of secure feature which we do see individually are now connected to individual web browser so as to have greater secure environment.
In the days of Windows XP, we do see the predominant presence of use it in terms of reduced rights. During those time we have seen predominant zeal of users to use it in term of reduced rights.
Since the times of Windows 7 and later we do see we can now open account which is of reduced right and this means that viruses and other malware could not enter into computer an if they then without the need of absolute rights these cannot work perfectly and this means your computer is now in the state of perfect where there would be hardly any chance of infections from viruses and malware.
In this age of absolute computing and modern personal computing, we do see the presence of similar sets up of the use of earlier security measures are slowly converted into modern security measures with additional inputs.
During the age of Windows XP, we do see there are cutthroat competitions among antivirus software vendors. Till the time we reach Windows 7 and its later versions of the operating system we do find that with the presence of Windows Defender the vitality associated with the presence of antiviruses does not become an essential option.
Similarly, the presence of virtual computing, as well as reduced rights, becomes the vital element of modern-day secure systems. We do see how small developers of yesteryears have shown the light of improvements for bigger ones to understand how such minuscule measures could provide them vital limelight to succeed and those indications are clearly seen now with each and every step to secure personal computing.
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Originally published at mohanmekap.com on September 20, 2018.