How To Choose Security Software Program To Protect Your Computer?
Many people not clear on what type of security software (anti-virus software, anti-spyware, personal firewall, parental control, internet security) they should choose to protect their computer especially for new computer they just purchased.
To find out what security software you need:
First you need to know why I need anti-virus or why anti-spyware or why personal firewall and so on?
Then, define what is your need of protection?
Why Anti-virus Software?
Anti-virus software is a type of security software which can protect your computer and remove viruses, worms, Trojans and malicious programs. Why to protect from viruses? There are many types of viruses, some viruses can destroy you data, and some can make any application error or even damage computer hardware. Now almost all professional anti-virus software has both features anti-virus and anti-spyware.
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Why Anti-spyware Software?
Anti-spyware is used for spyware protection and removal. Many people loss their personal information including credit card number by spyware when doing purchase online. To help people protect their personal information from spyware, many security software companies developed anti-spyware software as solution for spyware removal and protection.
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Why Personal Firewall Software?
Personal firewall software is also designed for security reasons. The software is used for hacker protection, unauthorized access through network and internet. Firewall will alert the message when there is any unauthorized access to computer. With firewall software, user can restrict access to programs in computer.
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Why Parental Control Software?
Parental Control Software is the software design specifically for purpose to help parents to protect their child from accessing to inappropriate content on the internet such as adult website, gambling website, violation content, and more.
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Why Internet Security Software?
Internet Security Software is a completed online security solution which includes anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-spam, personal firewall, parental control and some other additional features.
Internet security = Anti-virus + Anti-Spyware + Personal Firewall + Parental Control + More additional features.
- Only professional anti-virus software has both feature anti-virus and anti-spyware, it is not a free version.
- Features in internet security software package are not the same for difference companies. But mostly has the main five above features.
After reading for a while, I believe you may define your needs of protection.
If you are not sure, let see an example:
- I frequently doing purchase online (so anti-spyware is needed).
- I also need virus protection because now day virus appear almost everywhere and it is annoying; virus can destroy my document and even computer (so anti-virus is needed).
- My computer is connected to both network and internet. I do not want unauthorized access from other people (so personal firewall is needed).
- I do not have child to control (so parental control is no need).
- My needs of protection are anti-virus, anti-spyware and personal firewall. I need more than two protection features, anti-virus, anti-spyware and personal firewall, internet security software package would be the best choice. Why? Because the all feature is in one package which make you easy to install and cost less than separate packages especially there is no conflict between separate software packages.
It is only an example, your needs may be difference from mine.