Few days ago, a friend of mine called me and told me that her computer was hacked. All computer users, especially those who use the Internet can fall at any time in such a problem. Online piracy has become very common in a recent day. Do you know how to protect your computer against online piracy? Well, there are a number of ways in which you can enhance the security of your computer system and protect against piracy.
Before entering the discussion, let’s take a quick look what the pirates are. Those who are able to access other people’s computers and change programs or information without the knowledge of the user are referred to as a pirate. Most computer users use the Internet and many of them are not aware of Internet safety. It makes them much vulnerable to the hackers. Hackers take advantage of a security breach in a network or a computer and they have access to secure information via internet. If they are not detected, they continue to steal the codes until the Internet is disconnected or the computer turns off.
Here are some important tips to protect your computer against online pirates.
The first thing you need to do is install antivirus software and update it. Once your computer is connected to the Internet, there is always a chance of getting affected by computer viruses and other malicious objects that are designed by hackers. Thus, a real-time antivirus is a must for a PC user. This will help the consumer to navigate safely through the Internet and stay away from a hacker attack.
Trusted Software Only
In many cases, we install unknown software just to see what the software is exactly. Be sure about what you are installing in your pc. Sometimes when installing a program, you can get pop ups asking to install other programs. Be careful, it could be a spy ware. It is always advisable to install software from trusted sources only.
Firewall for Protection
It is always advisable to install a firewall for safety. The job of a firewall is to prevent the hackers from accessing your won machine. Firewall limits the number of ports that are open to other users. While buying a wireless router, you must also ensure that it has a built in firewall.