Running head: COMPUTER SECURITY
Use of antivirus and antispyware programs
Antivirus and antispyware detect malware through searching through the pattern of the
computer memory. This protects the computer systems from attacks from virus and other
Upgrading the antivirus and antispyware programs
Antivirus and spyware software programs should remain updated all through. Updating
these programs blocks all possible loopholes used by the attackers to attack the computer. They
also detect all recent viruses that may harm the computer.
Using password regulates people accessing the computer. This reduces the risk of attacks
from other users with ill intention. Using a strong password policy also protects hackers from
easily accessing the computer thus securing the computer well.
Good security practices
One should adhere to good computer security practices such as being cautious in
providing information to avoid providing information to untrusted people. One should avoid
untrusted links and attachments from emails and other means.
Some add-ons pose security threats to a computer. It is not easy to differentiate the
legitimate add-ons from malicious. Therefore, blocking the add-ons will reduce the risks
associated with them.
Using the hardware-based firewall will stop attempts to attack the computer from the
network. This improves the computer systems security. It also creates a flexible and
customizable way of dealing with computer security.
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