Securing your Windows Xp computer is done by achieving two main tasks.
The first, is to prevent unauthorized users sitting at your computer and logging in through your keyboard.
The second, is to prevent access to your computer through your internet connection. Preventing unauthorized users is done by controlling your user accounts management.
This is done by creating one account beside the administrator account. This way, you end up with one administrator account for managing the whole system, and another user
account for using all the time you are not managing your system.
Once you install Windows Xp operating systems, you create a user account beside the
administrator account. This new account user ID and password is only known to you, the
administrator. By doing this, you disallow anyone from using your computer by sitting at
The second task is to prevent unauthorized internet access from the outside world. Your
computer internet connection is the main source of all kinds of attacks that will damage
different programs installed on your computer.
Attacks from the Internet can be of different forms. Their effects can vary from slowing down
you machine to producing annoying messages. Today with the high speed Internet access,
you get bombarded with problems much more when you were using dial-up connection.
There is certain measures you can take to stop the Internet attacks through your high speed
connection. I recommend you do four things:
a-Install an Adware / Spyware removal program on your computer.
b-Install an Antivirus program.
c-Install a Pop-Up blocker program.
d-Install a Firewall, software or hardware.
In Summary, there are many numbers of ways your computer can be attacked, and
result in damages of many sorts. However, There are only few ways of protecting
your computer, which makes it easy for every computer owner to secure their
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