Your asking for big trouble if you don't
use protection. I'm talking about computer protection from hard
drive destroying software. This software is referred as a virus.
Often viruses are designed to multiply and as they do so they
take up valuable space on your hard drive. As they don't just
look for empty spaces on a hard drive. They also look for space
on a hard drive which has already been occupied by data. Often
this data is of some value you to you.
Once the virus has wiped out the data
on your hard drive it is very unlikely that you will be able
to retrieve it again. There are viruses that will attack almost
every system of the computer these days.
Often viruses are transferred from computer
to computer from the simple use of a floppy disc. On the new
computers floppy are not used as much as zips and other portable
hard drives. Cds are unlikely to carry a virus unless it was
burned into the disc intentionally. That is why almost all software
today is offered to the consumer as a CD or DVD.
What Virus software will do is to help
you spot them before any actual damage occurs. Advanced software
will isolate the virus so that it will not further be a threat
to other working systems on your computer.
There are many anti virus software that
you can choose from. You should be looking for software that
works with your computers operating system. The software should
be able to do all of the functions described above and more.
The software should be up gradable at any time. I like Norton
and have personally used it since the first day that I had bought
this computer some five years ago. To this day Norton has saved
my computer on many occasions.
Don't buy cheap anti Virus software.
You get what you pay for and Norton is a good product that will
run on just about every computer platform out there. Here are
some other good software products to look for as well: Mcaffee,
Net Barrier, and Tech Tool Pro just to name a few.
Do keep your software up to date. This
may mean that when a new upgrade comes out you will want to buy
it. This in turn will keep your computer safe from computer hackers
who are out there to make your life a living hell.