Hackers can also access your computer to retrieve your personal information.
A firewall can prevent spyware programs from transmitting your personal information over the Internet by blocking outgoing network traffic.
The most effective way to prevent hackers and data thieves from accessing your computer is by using a firewall.
What Is A Firewall?
A firewall is a piece of software or hardware that filters all network traffic between your computer and the Internet. A firewall keeps your Internet connection as secure as possible by inspecting and then approving or rejecting each connection attempt made between your computer and the Internet based on the rules you have defined.
Geeks Online USA can install and setup firewall software that blocks both incoming and outgoing Internet traffic. We orrer Geoip filltering to block countries outside of the USA.
Tips And Suggestions
Defending Against Hackers
Install firewall software to block hackers.
Install anti-virus software to prevent backdoor viruses.
Install anti-spyware software to protect against keystroke loggers.
Update your operating system to remove security vulnerabilities.
Disable Terminal Services. With Windows, right click on My Computer, click on Manage, double click on Services and Applications, double click on Services, double click on Terminal Services, in the Startup Type text box select Disabled.
Encrypt files and folders that contain sensitive information.
Password protect your computer and disable the guest account if not in use.
If you do not have a home network setup disable File and Print Sharing for Microsoft Networks and Client Services for Microsoft Networks.
Go to the Control Panel (Start, Control panel or Start, Settings, Control panel), double click on Network Connections, right click on Local Area Connection and select Properties, uncheck File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks and Client Services for Microsoft Networks, then click OK. Note: The names of the icons and the steps may differ depending upon the operating system.
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