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Internet security for home users

18 Dec 2007
 by Cristina Mailat | in: News

Releasing computer viruses (as well as worms) is a crime in most jurisdictions.In computer security technology, a virus is a self-replicating program that spreads by inserting copies of itself into other executable code or documents. The insertion of the virus into a program is named infection, and the infected file, or executable code that is not a part of a file is called a host. Viruses are one of the several types of malicious software; the term virus is often extended to refer to computer worms, spyware or adware.

Internet security issues

This confusion can have serious consequences, leaving computers vulnerable to future damage. Viruses cannot directly damage hardware, but the software in the hardware however may be damaged.Viruses are deliberately created by programmers, unlike biological viruses; they cannot come into existence spontaneously. People think that the majority of viruses are created with malicious intent. On the other hand, some virus programmers consider their creations to be works of art, seeing virus writing like creative hobby.

There are good virusesĀ, spreading improvement to the programs they infect, or delete other viruses. That viruses are rare, consume system resources; they may accidentally damage systems and have become infected and acted as vectors for malicious intent.

Longtime before computer networks became worldwide known, most viruses spread on removable media, particularly floppy disks. In 1990s, more viruses were written to infect popular traded software, macro viruses become common too. Viruses spread by infecting documents and sending infected email. Users can get computer virus through instant messaging; this process is done by taking the virus code and placing it into a web sites shortcut which is accessible through instant messaging someone. The receiver gets the virus and within a few hours of being on the virus has the capability of transferring itself to the computer’s network.

How to protect yourself on the Internet

A worm can spread itself to other computer without needing to be transferred as part of a host. Many personal computers are connected to the internet and to local-area networks, facilitating their spread. Today’s viruses may also take advantage of networks services as www, email, file sharing systems to spread, blurring the frontier between viruses and worms. ID Security Suite package defends against all of these types of attack.

Today viruses are somewhat less common than network-borne worms. Due to the popularity of the internet security techniques, as our ID Security Suite, originally designed to protect computer from viruses, but expanded to cover other threats.

A new kind of attack against the home user or firms security is phishing; this is the act of sending emails to users falsely claiming to be an established legitimate enterprise. This is an attempt to scam the user into surrendering private information that will be used for identity theft. Sometimes the email asks the user to visit a site where he must update personal information, as credit cards, social security, and bank account numbers. The motivation is that the web site already has the information, but must check it once more.

The real purpose is to steal the user’s personal information; the idea being that bait is thrown out with the hopes that while most will ignore the bait, some will be tempted into biting. We’ll avoid phishing attempts using the ID AntiPhishing software.

Another annoying event that can be avoided using the internet ID Security Suite is to see new windows opening when you visit a website. The ID AntiPopup prevents new windows that display advertising that can interfere with your ability to see the content of the page you are trying to read. When the ID AntiPopup intercepts an incoming ad the cursor changes its look.

Sometimes, sites communicate useful information using pop-ups. The ID AntiPopup can remember these sites so popup are allowed to launch. The sites with useful popup windows are forming a while list.

ID Security Suite will give you also the possibility to install personal firewall software to prevent identity theft. A firewall is to a computer, as a security system is to a home. The ID Firewall allows specific traffic through specified doors (ports). The personal ID Firewall product provided by the ID Security Suite will alert you if anyone ever tries to tamper with the doors of your computer. You will decide who can visit and who is not welcome

ID Privacy Shield is another important product of our ID Security Suite. The way it works makes virtually impossible for any spy program to work on your computer. The product works against all spyware in real time.

The ID Backup Manager can backup files, documents, emails, settings, programs and more to virtually any local or remote device including FTP locations, across network, CD/DVD disks, internal and external hard disks, removable media, memory sticks.The ID Security Suite customers are able to store critical business data automatically, without the need for any action or intervention.

The operating system has a database repository for information about the computer configuration that keeps growing; as it does so, it attacks obsolete and unnecessary information, and gradually becomes cluttered and fragmented. It can degrade the performance of the whole system and cause many software problems.

The ID Registry Cleaner, as part of our ID Security Suite, scans the registry and finds incorrect or obsolete information in the registry. By fixing this obsolete information, the system will run faster and error free. The backup / restore tool let you backup your whole registry, so you can use it to restore the registry to the current status in case you encounter some system failure.

Spam (junk email and unsolicited commercial email), has become the scourge of internet. It has become much more than an annoyance. Spam messages often spread viruses, malicious scripts, fraudulent offers and cost internet users time and money dealing with the flood of spam. Every day computer users are working for their computer security, wasting time sorting legitimate emails from spam based on the sending email addresses, subject lines or by using a simple spam filter.

ID AntiSpam, as a component of ID Security Suite, uses various methods to identify spam. It can allow users to maintain their own personal white list of legitimate addresses, maintain a personal black list (domain names and email addresses of known spammers) of blocked email addresses.

ID AntiKeylogger blocks key logging software activity without using of signature bases in real-time. It is capable to buck various types of key logging programs possibly included in any shareware, freeware or commercial products, as well as Trojan horses, viruses of very different operation principles. To ensure your computer’s security, spy software will not be able to record or steal your personal information, passwords, and logins.

The ID AntiDialer component of the ID Security Suite is protecting you from uncontrolled internet connections. Anytime you want, you can check how much money you spend when you’re on the internet, via your telephone line.

The ID Startup Cleaner allows you to easily view and manage the startup programs. Most users have the feeling that there are too many programs in their computer which starts automatically, so now, using ID Security Suite, the coder can make their choice.

Some internet users are installing third-party toolbar browser extensions to customize third web browsing experience. Unfortunately, many of these extensions also send intrusive pop-ups, change browser settings, and even stealth install themselves without the user’s prior consent. Using the ID Security Suite, you’ll remove without the reinstall possibility these components with the Toolbar Remover.

The ID Security Suite includes too a ID Harddisk Cleaner, offering 100% secure erasure, with hardware testing, automatic hardware inventory and reporting, friendly and easy to install.

ID Harddisk SmartChecker repairs with backup ability. It includes the diagnostic tool and use two separate methods for disk checking: using file-access or direct access to disk surface. Using the ID USB Lock Key, from ID Security Suite, you will lock out unauthorized users from USB, managing this device level.

ID Folder Protector is software for computer security that can password protect, lock, hide and encrypt any number of files, folders, drivers, pictures and documents. Using the ID Security Suite, your files will be protected, undeletable, inaccessible and highly secure. This is the way to improve the computer’s security; this is the way to safeguard the files from viruses, Trojans, worms and spyware, even protect them from networked PCs or cable users.

To improve your computer security, the ID Process Manager will allow you to easily see hatvs happening behind the desktop, which processes are running on your computer. Using the ID Security Suite you will become the master: ID Process Manager permits to close normally or kill any running process.

ID Computer Spy is a spectacular component of the ID Security Suite; combines powerful monitoring features with extreme ease of use, making it ideal choice for home users, automatically recording every exact detail of the PC and Internet activity. Install watch is a utility which keeps track of which files are created and modified during the installation of a new program. This is part of the ID Security Suite and monitors processes while they run; works with every dynamically linked program, by intercepting system calls that cause file system alterations.

Maybe the most spectacular component of the ID Security Suite is the ID System Optimizer; it optimizes the performance of your computer, solves problems and helps you to customize your system to suit your needs.ID Security Suite products are generally superior to free versions, as there are more frequent updates and better support options. To improve the home users security, not only in the case of important data on PCs, the user should really go for a high-end antivirus and antispyware product, as our ID Security Suite.

For any home computer user, here are plenty of high quality products, which are usually, suffice: firewall, privacy shield, backup manager, registry cleaner, spam blocker, antiphishing, antipopup, antikeylogger, antidialer, startup cleaner, toolbar remover. Our suite include too hard disk cleaner, hard disk checker, USB lock key, folder lock, record studio, process manager, computer spy, network watch, unerase, file encryption and an optimizer.

This software package is the most important tools for the home computer user and for any level firm to protect information and avoid unpleasant events. Imagine a frequent situation in the computer coding activity: after coding few weeks or months programs that will ensure a very important project development, a virus destroys some parts of it. If there isn’t a recent backup on CD (and it is impossible to imagine someone to do it every day or every hour), all programs are compromised, the coder or firm looses his credibility, and so on.

To prevent a similar situation, the security suite allows everyone to protect many months or years of achievements from an impermissible intrusion of viruses or hard disk incidents.

The only way to make your computer secure without ID Security Suite is to turn it off or disconnect it from internet. ID Security Suite won’t only stop hacker trying to get in but also halt suspicious programs from trying to send information out over the internet!

Published: 18 Dec 2007  by Cristina Mailat, in: News Tags: , RSS feed for comments on this post.

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