Free Internet Security A First Step to Protecting Your Computer

Free internet security is extremely important in today's society, where identity theft is a major problem.

Fortunately, identity theft protection does not have to cost you much, because there are many available options where protection will cost you nothing!

Protect Your Computer

Internet security software and other forms of identity theft protection are very important, because we use the internet for much more than just reading the news and doing basic research.

These days, the internet can be used for many things that require your personal information, such as online banking and shopping.

With internet security, you don't have to worry that you will become a victim of identity theft on the internet. Internet security software helps to keep your personal information confidential and prevents hackers from getting hold of it, but they also protect your computer from many other problems as well.

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Essential Internet Security

There are a couple of different internet security programs that every computer should have.

One is antivirus software. No one likes getting a virus on their computer, so you should protect yourself with a powerful antivirus. You should also be careful what sites you download files from, because many files have viruses imbedded in them.

Along with your antivirus, you will need a good firewall program to protect from identity theft on the internet. Firewall protection programs block many different kinds of harmful things that try to force their way into your computer, including spyware, which is a common tool of hackers and identity thieves.

Free Firewall Protection Programs

Let's look at some great and free firewall protection programs that you can use.

  • Comodo Firewall Pro prevents spyware, Trojans, and malware.
  • ZoneAlarm offers internet users a basic firewall program as well as various other security suites starting at $19.95.
  • Ashampoo is another firewall program that is available for free. This program is user friendly and gives lots of explanation to walk users through the set up steps. The program also allows users to decide what free network security tools and features to enable and use, which gives you more control over your computer.


Customize Your Internet Security

Before you discount free internet security as not being good enough, you should take a closer look at the things that these free programs can do for you. You may find that the combination of a couple of free internet security programs will work better for you than purchasing an entire security suite.

But whatever you decide, make sure that your computer and your personal information are safe so that you will not become an identity theft victim.

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