The Importance of a Computer Security Program

February 9, 2010 at 3:31 am Leave a comment

The main objective of a computer security program is to protect your system from hacker or intruder, and against fraud.  It protects your system from viruses, worms, spyware and some unnecessary programs.  This includes protecting some information on your computer from being corrupt.  Computer security program is important because you will never know when will be the attempt to hack or to intrude your system.  It is best that you are ready anytime.

Since most individuals are now using the Internet to transfer data and information, it is important that your system have the right levels of security.  If your computer is intended for storing valuable information, then it is crucial that you protect your computer.  Without the right levels of security, your system is in risk of losing some information and data.

Trend Micro is well-appointed software that is created to protect your computer from certain viruses and spyware.  Trend Micro is easy to configure to almost any antivirus need.  It provides configuration options that are set after installation.  It offers easy scanning and updating option within the program.  Despite its effectiveness in protecting your system, there is also a downside in using Trend Micro.  Trend Micro scanning is slow.  In addition, there is a tendency that it won’t run smoothly with Firefox and MSN Live Messenger.

Norton Antivirus is a program that has full-featured antivirus and antispyware and offers numerous options.  Features included in this program are: antispyware scanner, Instant Messenger protection for MSN, Yahoo, AIM and Trillian.  Norton also has the capability to lock down programs settings.  Norton Antivirus is considered one of the most complete programs in the market.  However, there are some downsides.  It can cause freezing and hanging application.  On the other hand, it is easy to use and it provides users with a default configuration that is enough to secure your system.  The Norton Antivirus is VB100%, W.C.L 1 and 2 and ICSA certified meaning this program is capable of handling your entire virus scanning.

McAfee is considered the industry king in computer protection.  VirusScan is McAfee’s number 1 defense against viruses.  Features included are ScriptStopper that prevent viruses from spreading from one computer to another, and WormStopper.  The default setting provides users protection against viruses, Trojan, worms, malicious ActiveX controls and Java applets.  Some disadvantage using this software is that it doesn’t provide users an instant message protection, P2P/file sharing security or registry startup security.  McAfee is also a VB100% and ICSA certified and both passed the level 1 and 2 checkmarks from West Coast Labs.

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