Anyone using a computer to browse the internet has probably heard of potential threats to their security online. While these threats are quite real and likely to grow as use of the internet becomes even more commonplace than it is now, there are certain methods that internet users can use in order to reduce their risk.
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Having a computer that is running slowly is something that many users find extremely frustrating. After all, no one wants to wait several seconds for text to appear after they write a sentence in an email, or to stare at their desktop for close to a minute after they have double clicked on their web browser’s icon.
It is very important to secure your wireless connection. Data transferred through a wireless internet connection can be hacked by the internet hackers more easily than the data transferred through a wired internet service. To secure your wireless internet connection, the details of the default login must be altered after the completion of set up and configuration process of the wireless internet connection.
Computer viruses are meant to damage, steal, or destroy your computer. They’re often the product of greed. Shady companies or people will attempt to create viruses that extract personal information from your computer so that they can exploit that information for financial gain. This is a scary prospect for most people. Other viruses are the product of computer users that love to create havoc for their fellow web surfers. These viruses are annoying but no one is actually trying to steal your personal information or money. Whatever the motivation of the virus creator, it’s necessary to be on high alert for viruses at all times. They’re always something that needs to be removed from your computer immediately.