Computer security has become a big problem and common threats to the computer – desktop or notebook – has increasingly lethal and attack from all possible ways that you least expected. For Trojans and viruses, now the potential security breach could be triggered by spywares, adwares, malwares, phishing, intrusion and etc.

NotebookReview has few tips and tricks to help you to keep your laptop free from viruses, spywares and malwares in a simple guide which most importantly, costs little money, or simply doesn’t need any money (free). The first step to protect your laptop is to get a basic yet free anti-virus program such as Avast! Home Edition, AVG Free or Avira AntiVir Personal Edition Classic. To ensure that your laptop is anti spywares too, spyware removal tools such as Ad-Aware and Spybot.

Laptop users are also encouraged to use Opera or Mozilla Firefox as alternative browser to Internet Explorer which is unsecured. Other guides include install the latest security patches for your Windows (Service Pack 2 is important for Windows XP), beware when visiting web sites with illegal, illicit, or explicit content such as pornographic and warez sites, don’t open e-mail attachments and even emails itself that are from people you don’t know or the author and subject suspicious, do not forward chain letters, avoid piracy and file sharing sites such as LimeWire, BearShare, and Kazaa.

The guide continue to give a few tips to protect your identity and personal information which want laptop users to don’t giving your credit card number to questionable sites for billing. The tricks to reduce email spam that you receive are by only submit your email address to sites that are reputable and never reply to any spam.

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