Hacking has been prevalent on the news. No one is invulnerable to hacks, especially if your PC is constantly connected to the internet. Here are seven security tools that you must install on your PC before you browse gaming sites:
1. AVG Antivirus Software
AVG is a popular and completely free antivirus program. Antivirus programs will protect your PC from running suspicious or malicious code. The other famous antivirus software, like Kaspersky and Norton, usually only have free trial periods. Over the years, AVG has proved itself highly reliable. This is a must-have software on your PC.
FatDisco is a cloud storage app that functions as a convenient and secure backup for all your audio, video and document files. Data stored in this cloud are easy to share and access using some devices. Above all, FatDisco is highly secure. The service automatically encrypts all your files so that no unauthorized party can access them. Even if a hacker steals your data, he or she will not be able to decipher the encrypted files.
3. Spyware Terminator
Spyware is one of the worst kinds of malware anyone can have on his or her PC. These programs are hard to detect because unlike viruses, they do not act out. Instead, these programs lay dormant on your computers, surreptitiously collecting your sensitive personal data. This tool will be great to prevent any spyware from installing on your computer. If there are any already existing, this tool will just “terminate” them.
4. Comodo Firewall Pro
Firewalls are essential to protect your PC and Wi-Fi connections. Firewalls are the first line of defense against hacking attempts and malware installations. Strangers can remotely access your computer simply by accessing authorized data transfers on your PC. This tool will put a stop to that. Comodo also issues alerts when there’s suspicious activity.
Protecting your PC is also about protecting your browsers. As people do not use CDs to install programs anymore, viruses are almost always transmitted via web browsers. NoScript is an add-on for Firefox that will make the browser safer. It simply blocks all potentially harmful scripts websites run. These malicious scripts include software like Flash, which is known to be vulnerable to hacking.
LastPass is a password manager for Firefox and Internet Explorer. You are probably in the habit of saving passwords to frequently visited websites. The problem is that the inbuilt password managers of web browsers are not at all secure. A hacker can easily get access through a backdoor. LastPass, on the other hand, encrypts all your passwords in storage. So, even if there’s a security breach, your passwords are protected. It is also a neat tool to manage multiple different passwords without a hassle.
7. WOT (Web Of Trust)
WOT is another Firefox add-on. This tool will warn you against an unsafe website. There are all kinds of websites out there that try to scam visitors, spam you or infect your computer. If you are an online gaming enthusiast, you are especially vulnerable. WOT is a great tool that will prevent such sites from loading. Google currently has something similar where visitors are restricted from going to known unsafe websites. WOT is an excellent tool that will provide additional protection to Google or any other search engine.
Don’t go another day without downloading one of the above tools to protect your computer.