Computer Protection Measures

With so many people using high speed internet for things such as gaming, email and chatting, it seems everyone is getting things done at a faster pace. With all of this high speed connectivity also comes the risks associated with privacy issues in which individuals open themselves up to enabling others to invade their personal affairs. In order to decrease the risk of becoming a target to hacking or spammers, the following includes some helpful tips on how to filter your computer.

1. The first step is to carefully select an internet provider. Using an advanced IP will manage traffic from the Internet and provide security that has filtering options created to reduce the risk of hackers and cookies along with spamming.

2. Setting up two email accounts is also helpful. The first account should be the main email which is kept on a long-term basis to connect with close contacts and friends. This email address should not be given out unless you really want the individual to have it and it should not be used when signing up for something. There can also be filtering that disables certain email addresses the user has not pre-approved. Additional email addresses can be used for subscribing to newsletters or registering on a newspapers website.

3. Email that is foreign to a user should be deleted. If some email is opened that the user does not recognize, it can further develop their marketing profile to the list management and email marketing firms.

4. Links in email should not be clicked and attachments should not be opened unless the user is sure of its source.

5. The security in the web browser should be tightened. The tools menu should be opened in Windows Internet Explorer where a user can go to the menu bar and select Iinternet options. Within the dialog box the user can spend time selecting certain types of security measures.