A firewall is like a first line of defense for your computer, which acts like a watchman. It allows those
How can they protect your computer from Internet hazards?
programs and sites to link to your computer, which are safe and blocks those which appear to be unsafe. Firewall can be installed physically as hardware outside your computer or as software inside your computer. It watches the traffic going-in and coming-out of your system.
Anti-adware is a software program which detects andÂ removes adwareÂ from your computer. Adware can cause a lot of trouble by popping-up advertisement Windows on your screen when you are surfing or install unwanted icons on your desktop. Anti-adware scans your email attachments for bad adware and also identifies the ones which are hiding behind other safe programs.
Each software program has its own limitations, but when used in conjunction with the other, it can augment the security level of your computer and cover it when the other fails.
Firewall and anti-adware are very effective in protecting your computer from internet hazards because of the following reasons:
- Protection from external threats
- Protection from internal threats
- Prevent identity theft
Protection from external threats
Firewall blocks the ports in your computers which could allow unwanted websites and networks to connect to it and provides protection from threats outside your computer. This includes blocking any remote access of your system by unknown site, people or network.
Protection from internal threats
Despite theÂ firewall protection, adware can come into your systems through the websites and programs which are safe in nature by themselves but carry adware in disguised forms. Anti-adware scans your system for such programs and detects its presence and informs you about it. Anti-adware also scans the attachments which come along in your emails and determines if they could contain adware orÂ spyware programs.
Prevent identity theft
Both firewall and anti-adware programs are efficient in preventing your personal information from being stolen. Firewall retains the control of your computer to you, by prohibiting networks and hackers to gain remote access to it and eventually to your data. Anti-adware also scans and throws out adware programs which spy on your system and capture information like password and login details and pass it on to external entities.
There are several other benefits of installing this combination of dual security on your systems. Lack of information on your part or delay inÂ updating firewallsÂ and anti-adware programs could lead to loop holes in your computer security which might allow various threats to enter it. Contact the expert team of iYogi technical support associates to get rid to such threats and put your firewall and anti-adware back into shape.
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