Personal computers are constantly facing new threats. Threats arise out of malice or harmful intentions - whether it is cyber stalking, identity theft or danger from online predators. Though a concerted effort is made worldwide to make the Internet a secure place, the preventive steps we take is the best way forward. Our home PC is especially more at risk since hackers want to access personal information we may have stored such as bank account details and other important information.
At the same time, many hackers also use our PC’s resources as a gateway to attack other computers. This is especially because home computers are typically not very secure. If you have a broadband ‘always-on’ connection, it is much easier for hackers to track you down. Typically, intruders break into computers using viruses or other backdoor tools.