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Is your computer secure? Are you really sure of this? The truth of the matter is that it’s very hard to make your computer 100% secure from all the threats that are out there. Yes using a good security suite will help keep your computer secure and safe from 99.9999% of online and offline dangers but no security suite is perfect so you’ll need to use a bit of common sense too when it comes to keeping your computer and its data safe.

There’s a lot of stuff you need to protect your computer from – spam, viruses, worms, spyware, phishing and other similar hacking attempts. If you leave your computer unsecured online it’s only a matter of time before you get attacked or infected. Actually guess how long it takes a new computer to get infected from an online source? No more than 2 hours…120 minutes. That’s all the time it takes for your shiny new computer to be riddled with viruses and spyware.
Anytime I see people using a computer with no virus or firewall protection I actually feel like crying because I know what’s going to happen. Then I get the phone call asking for help in fixing the problem.

You have a choice of either buying several separate security products and installing them one at a time or you can install a single suite that does it all for you. For most new users a suite is ideal because it’s less to worry about.

So how do you go about choosing your perfect computer security suite?
Total Protection

Whatever product you choose make sure it gives you the most bang for your buck – you want total protection for your computer for one single price. Ideally the software should include antivirus protection, a firewall and spyware protection at the minimum. Any other bells and whistles that are included are all well and good but make sure that your basic security needs are covered here.
Read Reviews

Never buy any product without reading a few user reviews first. Magazine reviews are fine but can be a bit biased so try to find real user comments on how well the software suite works. You can try Zdnet.com and PCMag.com for reviews of all the latest and great security suites – plus you’ll get to see user feedback at the end of the reviews.
Brand Names

If you’re stuck for making a choice then try to stick to a brand name that you recognize. Good example are Norton, Kaspersky and Zonelabs(the Zonealarm people). Combined with reading a handful of user reviews you’ll be able to make your mind up pretty quickly.
System Requirements

Always check the minimum requirements for any piece of software you buy. Remember that minimum means just that – those requirements listed are what the software needs to run. If you’re just meeting the minimum requirements then everything should work but will just do it really slowly.
Do you know how many risks exist online? Without proper computer security software your computer will be attacked or infested within 2 hours of being online! Get more internet and computer security tips here -> http://www.cpusecurity.com