By Robert Vamosi
The latest routers, security suites, and software patches can help protect your PC against today’s ever-more-sophisticated Internet attacks.
These security tools are easy to install, easy to maintain, and provide the average PC user with basic protection against viruses, botnets, Trojans, rootkits, and other types of malware.
Keeping your PC secure goes far beyond convenience — it can protect you against significant financial loss. That’s not hyperbole: according to the Internet Crime Complaint Center’s 2009 annual report (available from the IC3 site), Internet crime losses more than doubled through 2009 — to more than U.S. $559 million!
But it’s not hard to provide a reasonable level of basic security for any PC. For average PC users, the basic rule for keeping PCs secure has not changed — keep it simple, keep it up-to-date.
The WS Security Baseline summarizes the latest reviews from trusted computer test labs. The current status of these reviews will be periodically updated on the Security Baseline page at WindowsSecrets.com. (For now, that page simply redirects to this article.)