What are the best resources to protect my computer from hackers?

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    #1Internet Security: Online Protection From Computer Hacking

    Internet Security: Online Protection From Computer Hacking

    This is a basic guide for the average computer user on how to protect themselves online. Find out how to protect yourself, your privacy and security, and the security of your children. Protect your privacy now.

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    Lawrence Ellis
    Written on January 1, 2017
    "This book was very helpful in expanding my basic knowledge of computer hacking and how to protect my computer. While some of it is very jargon-heavy and difficult to understand, there was still a lot of great information. It really opened my eyes to things I should be doing to make sure my personal computer and information are well protected. "
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    #2[TUTORIAL] How to Protect Your Computer from Hackers, Spyware and Viruses

    [TUTORIAL] How to Protect Your Computer from Hackers, Spyware and Viruses

    Online Tech Tips is a blog that provides readers with daily computer tutorials, technology news, software reviews, and personal computing tips. This article contains the necessary steps to avoid hackers, viruses & malware from your computer.

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    Free

    Juan Antonio Gálvez
    Written on March 8, 2017
    "I was searching for a way to better protect my computer from things like hackers and spyware and though I had a good virus scanner I really didn't feel protected fully from viruses either. When I came across a site called Online Tech Tips and found their article about How to Protect Your Computer from Hackers, Spyware and Viruses I felt like they really understood people like me. Through the article they not only talk about why you need to do each step and what makes it beneficial, they also give you step by step screenshots on how to do what they are telling you to do so you never feel lost. Additionally, they provide all the links to the software so you know you are getting it from the source and not some third party website that may infect your computer before you even get started protecting it."
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    #3[TUTORIAL] 10 best anti-hacking software to protect your Windows 10 run PC from hackers

    [TUTORIAL] 10 best anti-hacking software to protect your Windows 10 run PC from hackers

    This article brings to you the best anti-hacking software that one can use in Windows 10. These tips help you protect your PC better and make it difficult if not impossible for hackers to access your computer.

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    Russell Schmidt
    Written on February 22, 2017
    "This is a good review list because it gives a number of different options to choose from. If I do not like one, I can choose another and see how that one works. The best part is all this information is compiled for me in one place. "
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    #4[TUTORIAL] How to find if someone hacked your computer

    [TUTORIAL] How to find if someone hacked your computer

    Computertech251 is a YouTube channel that provides online tutorials and tips on different computers subjects. Such as, Programming, hacking and maintaining a computer. This tutorial shows you how to find whether your computer has been hacked or if it has a virus.

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    Alexander Patel
    Written on January 24, 2017
    "I love this, most people like myself want this great information and use it to protect themselves. Cyber privacy is a big issues and it's great to know if you were a victim so you can prevent it in the future. "
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    #5[TUTORIAL] 11 easy tips to secure your Mac against hackers

    [TUTORIAL] 11 easy tips to secure your Mac against hackers

    HACKREAD is a News Platform that centers on InfoSec, Cyber Crime, Privacy, Surveillance and Hacking News with full-scale reviews on Social Media Platforms & Technology trends. This article provides some tips to make your Mac a bit more secure.

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    Harry Howell
    Written on April 16, 2017
    "When I bought my first Mac about 8 years ago, I thought I was 100% guarded against hackers. As times has evolved and technology has become better so to have the hackers. This is a GREAT list of tips that as a MAC user I can do to secure my computer from any viruses. Some of the tips I would have never thought to do on my own... GREAT list!"
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    #6Avast Antivirus

    Avast Antivirus

    Avast Antivirus is a malware and virus protection software with on-the-cloud scanning processes. It alerts users when spyware or adware-infected apps pose a threat to their devices.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android

    Free- Varies by plan

    Lawrence Diaz
    Written on April 13, 2017
    "Avast software does a great job to keep my personal information safe on my computer. It stays up to date on hacker methods and provides a first line of defense on my computer."
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    #7[TUTORIAL] Computer Security Basics

    [TUTORIAL] Computer Security Basics

    Eli, the Computer Guy is YouTube channel that creates videos explaining technical topics such as computing, security, and programming to viewers in a concise and easier to understand way. In this video, he explains some basic computer security.

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    Wayne Bishop
    Written on February 9, 2017
    "Because I am very worried about how to protect my computer from hackers, I decided to turn to Computer Security Basics to strengthen my online security. Using a comedic tone, this video explains what I can do to no longer live in fear for my online security each time I check my email or purchase anything online. I feel so much safer now that I have control over the techniques I can use to prevent hackers from getting my information."
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    #8Top hacker shows us how it's done

    Top hacker shows us how it's done
    You think your wireless and other technology is safe? From Blue Tooth to automobile remotes, PCs, and "secure" credit cards, Hacker extraordinaire shows how nearly every secure system is vulnerable.
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    Frank Jenkins
    Written on January 13, 2017
    "I never really knew how easy it was for hackers to have access to your personal information. After watching this TED Talk by Pablos Holman I now know that people are looking to access your information. This talk uses humor to educate you and make you aware of the decisions you make when you are online and helps you be more cautious with your privacy."
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    #9Keeping Your Computer Healthy

    Keeping Your Computer Healthy

    Keeping Your Computer Healthy is based on the practical experience of removing malicious software from more than 7000 computers over the past ten years. This book is useful for both computer users and technical support dealing with the removal of malware.

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    Larry Edwards
    Written on March 28, 2017
    "This writer of this book is a certified malware removal specialist, so I felt as though she was definitely experienced and trusted as an author. This book has tons of helpful tips and strategies to ensure that your computer does not become infect with spyware and other malicious software. I was satisfied with the content and definitely used the many strategies recommended."
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    #10Windows Defender for Windows 10

    Windows Defender for Windows 10

    The Microsoft Security Essentials are exactly that: the essential protection you need to install on your Windows operative system. Windows Defender for Windows 10 is the first option you should try if you want to protect your computer. 

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Juan Stanley
    Written on November 25, 2017
    "I wouldn't trust Microsoft to defend my computer. Microsoft is the one you should worry about. They monitor your data... exactly what you don't want hackers to do."
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    #11How to Protect Yourself from 'Pretend' Friend Requests & Email Scams

    How to Protect Yourself from 'Pretend' Friend Requests & Email Scams
    How to Protect Yourself from 'Pretend' Friend Requests & Email Scams implores you to be proactive in protecting yourself and friends from these threats by paying attention to the red flags and doing your due diligence.
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    Stephen Bailey
    Written on January 31, 2017
    "I found a ton of useful information in this book on protecting myself from being scammed by fake friend requests and spam emails. I especially like the information on picking up key signs about spammy emails such as the fake ones I get that look like they are from PayPal, but are actually phishing for my login information. I'm sure I will be putting all of the information in this book to good use!"
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    #12HitmanPro

    HitmanPro
    HitmanPro needs less than 5 minutes to scan your computer and delete any malware it finds
    Software

    Windows

    $24.95- Free trial available

    Steven Gibson
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "A comprehensive, sharp antivirus program that's easy to use and doesn't require an install. It ran quickly and efficiently on my system and cleaned some stuff my other programs missed. A really good addition to my protective arsenal. "
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    #13Malwarebytes

    Malwarebytes

    MalwareBytes is an anti-malware and virus cleaner software that detects and blocks malicious scams and suspicious sites that threaten to destabilize a user's security. The app blocks scams like phishing as well as ransomware.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Varies by plan

    Carlos Alberto Duarte
    Written on January 30, 2017
    "This is a neat looking site, and very flashy to provide information about the software. If this was something I was worried about, I would seriously consider trying this product after seeing the information and reviews."
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    #14myWIFIzone Internet Access Blocker

    myWIFIzone Internet Access Blocker

    myWIFIzone Internet Access Blocker is a freeware to blocks thieves from using your WIFI network. Contains intruder notifications and is compatible with WEP and WPA security tools.



    Software

    Web

    Free

    Alice Carlson
    Written on January 18, 2018
    "Honestly after glancing at just the homepage, I wasn't willing to try using this blocker. It's poorly designed and it looks really suspicious. I'd pick something more official/reputable if I were you."
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    #15Wiki-Spy

    Wiki-Spy
    Wiki-Spy is a service you can use if you think your spouse is cheating on you, you are being cyberbullied, or want to discover and solve other mysteries. 
    Websites

    Varies by plan

    basedonbelieve basedonbelieve
    Written on January 9, 2018
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    #16Hacked Emails

    Hacked Emails

    Hacked Emails is a website where you can type in your e-mail and it tells you if it's been hacked, the date when the breach happened, and through which platform. It also has a list of recently breached sited, and a list of verified security breaches.

    Websites

    Free

    Karina Parra
    Written on October 30, 2017
    "In this technology driven world, I'm always worried about all the information out there about me. Hacked Emails allows me to have peace of mind to make sure that none of my email addresses have been hacked and that my contact and email info are safe."
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