Dont Let Infections Beat Your Business - Four Simple Tips
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60% of Online Businesses have been victims of hackers, every time you access
the Internet it is almost certain that some form of intrusive software is
attempting to infiltrate your computer, even your existing Operating System can
cause major problems.
The following article will provide four tips which whilst is not definitive,
can dramatically reduce the risk of becoming subject to such problems.
The first tip is to install Anti-Virus Software. A virus can completely
debilitate your computer and potentially cause the entire loss of all
information. This can be prevented by installing Anti-Virus Software which will
scan your machine to detect any pre-existing viruses and also prevent any new
viruses from attacking your computer. However it is crucial that the Software
which you adopt is regularly kept up to date.
Viruses can also be avoided by being extra vigilant with regards to what you
download and what e-mail attachments you view. It is best to assume that
anything could be infected and only access it if you are certain of its
The second tip is to install Anti-Spyware Software. Spyware is software that
is placed on your computer to secretly gather information about the user. This
information could be browsing patterns which is passed on to advertisers or can
even log each key pressed by the user in order to obtain details such as
passwords and bank details etcetera. It can slow your computer down, alter your
home page and produce numerous unwanted links to websites.
This software must too be kept up to date and can be obtained free through
various different websites.
The third tip is to install Firewall Software. A Firewall is a piece of
Software designed to shield your computer from unauthorised access and unwanted
Internet activity. This is particularly important in the business environment.
Firewall should be set to work on both incoming activity and outgoing so that
you can control both what leaves and enters your computer.
The final tip is with regard to the Operating System issue as mentioned in
the introduction. Some Operating Systems develop problems with time which were
not anticipated at the point of installation. These problems can be remedied via
an update known as a patch. These can be obtained through the supplier’s
website. Those users which have Windows XP can activate an internal automatic
update facility which is a built in tool to keep Windows up to date.
The Software mentioned above is vital in trying to beat Internet crime as
well as protecting your computer against software which can severely damage its
About the Author
Lawdit Solicitors offer services and
advice for litigation, commercial contracts, Intellectual Property and IT legal
agreements. We are experts in commercial law with a heavy emphasis on
Intellectual Property, Internet and e-commerce law. Lawdit is a member of the
International Trademark Association, the Solicitors' Association of Higher Court
Advocates and we are the appointed Solicitors to the largest webdesign
association in the world, the United Kingdom Website Designers Association.
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Article Published/Sorted/Amended on Scopulus 2007-09-14 19:03:50 in Legal Articles