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10 Tips for Securing your PC

Here are the Ten Tips for Securing your PC.
  • Create strong passwords
  • Use good antivirus software
  • Windows users shall regularly update critical updates
  • Download online forms after verifying URL https:// or forms with lock icons
  • Use secure shell (ssh or sftp) for file transfers
  • Not open unnecessary emails
  • Regularly back up important files
  • Set a password protected screen saver to activate after 10-15 minutes
  • Shutdown thine computer at night
  • Schedule monthly scanning of hard disk
As always I look forward to your feedback. If you have made this transition yourself, please add your tips for others to learn from.

5 comments:

  Ajay

June 10, 2008 at 3:14 AM

u have included all the points if u can explain these poins then it's very good

  Suresh Kumar A

June 10, 2008 at 3:49 AM

Ajay, Thanks for Spending your time in my blog. I appreciate your comment. I will explain each and every step in more details in the upcoming post

  Ramesh | The Geek Stuff

June 10, 2008 at 12:26 PM

Suresh,

Good post. Talking about "Regularly back up important files" is one of the items I strong believe that lot of people are not doing. Everybody knows that they should backup, but only very few does it consistently

For me, backup has always been #1 priority for all the servers at work AND my home pc and laptop. I take this very seriously.

Ramesh,
The Geek Stuff

  Suresh Kumar A

June 10, 2008 at 12:35 PM

I aggree your point Ramesh, Every one need to backup their files including Database inorder to avoid any System/server crash.

Thanks for providing valuable information

  Regina

June 12, 2008 at 10:21 AM

excellent tips and very true about the backing up. I think everyone knows they should but it some how doesn't happen. I too am sometimes guilty of not backing up, I do it very sporadically.
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