Almost 2 years ago
I wrote the first article called Protection For Your PC
and the second Protection For Your
PC – Part 2 almost 6 months ago. All of that information, though 6
months and 2 years old respectively, applies today. However, in the past 2 years since I wrote the first
article, the nasties have become nastier, the ID theft more rampant, and the
scumware writers more adept at creating Spyware, Malware and other Scumware that
is harder to detect and more invasive into your private life.
Though gains have
been made against this evil that has entered our lives with the computer age, there
are still plenty of scumware writers out there producing junk to make your life
miserable. The scumware writers took a hit when Microsoft introduced Vista last year, but they are rapidly trying to get back
their hold on the Internet and more needs to be done to stop them.
The next article
in the series: “Protection For Your PC – Part 3” is here today. In it I have focused on the worst and most
malicious of today’s Malware, because it is the most damaging for the innocent computer
user and web surfer. This particular type
of Malware surfaced in the fall of 2005 and is much more difficult to recover
from than the advertising popups, the
spyware that tracks your online surfing habits, and the take over of your
computer by an infection so that you are
unable to surf the internet. This type
of Malware steals your identity and takes over your life, not just your
Please read “Protection For Your PC – Part 3“ for an update to my previous articles and added information on Securing your PC. Other articles on PC security will follow.