Firewall -Prevents unauthorised access of your computer.
Antivirus Software -Prevents your computer from getting virus.
Add-ons for Internet browsers - Some Internet browsers like Firefox and Google Chrome
allow add-ons to be installed. Some of these will help protect you from dangerous
sources and improve your safety.
Backup/Synchronization software -This will prevent the loss of data. Backing up
manually is time consuming and often people forget. This software backs up files
Information on computer failure:
What is computer failure?
It isn’t just people you have to be worried about. ICTs can make you feel unsafe
too. Viruses and programs that gain unauthorised access pose large risks when using
ICTs. They can result in loss of files/data, making your ICT stop working or your
ICT doing unwanted activities.
What are the risks of computer failure?
There are number of different activities that increase and hold the risk of computer
failure. Here are just a few of these activities: