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Security Experts Suggests Full-proof Network Security

Economictimes.indiatimes, on March 26, 2007, reported, as hundreds of new security risks are being identified everyday, anti-virus software is the first step taken by several home computer users to protect their systems. Despite of whether a user is trying to protect his PC from a horde of latest worms like MyDoom or Netsky, or traditional risks such as many MS Word macro viruses, a good protective measure from virus is always needed to employ in computer.

All viruses aren't harmful. Some viruses are designed to affect particular types of applications or files, while others are aimed at OS (Operating System). With viruses multiplying malevolently, security thefts has increased manifold.

Scott Astorino from Geek Squad, said that it's like playing with fire if one's system network is not secure, as reported by KDKA on March 26, 2007.

Jamie Summers of Geek Squad said that hackers would easily go and thieve the personal information if the system is not secure.

He added that if anyone can access one's unprotected router, he can also reach to any computer in you home and would easily access all the files on those systems. He can go into inbox and read all emails. Also, he can pilfer the account details that have been stored in the system.

Without anti-virus, anti-spyware, or encrypting, a user is extremely susceptible to loosing his data, Summers said, as reported by KDKA on March 26, 2007.

Now a days, various anti-virus programs come along with new personal computers. Licensing is required to save the network system. Anti-software vendors warn against purchasing pirated protection products as compromising on license and price may cost the buyer a heavy sum.

The most crucial point to remember while investing in anti-virus products is to know the degree of protection required and being provided by the product. The protection levels may vary with the products' manufacturing date. These days, newer editions of anti-spyware products for network security subsume scheduled scans, automatic updates, and combination of applications like e-mail clients and Internet Explorer.

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