How to protect your PC from security threats

Vendors of computer security products are always trying to create a climate of fear among PC users in order to scare them into buying their products. In some respects that climate of fear is well deserved, but it is equally true that most threats can be defeated by adopting relatively straight-forward defensive tactics rather than loading up your PC with dozens of security products. My latest thinking on the subject can be found here [1]. Support Alert subscriber Glyn Burgess has written an interesting article [2] which tries to get an objective fix on the computer security threat. He then goes on to outline his own security setup. I don’t agree with everything Glyn says but his views are well informed and the article is well written.
[1] http://www.techsupportalert.com/how-to-secure-your-pc.php
[2] http://www.techsupportalert.com/computer-security-for-non-paranoids.htm...

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