Beyond antivirus software: Eclectic PC security tools for system-wide audits

PC World: Welcome to a harsh reality: Relying on an ostensibly comprehensive antivirus suite just doesn't cut it in 2012.

Antivirus software is crucial for combating viruses, malware, and hackers, but simply installing an antivirus program is rarely enough. You should also use strong passwords; keep your system, applications, and browser plug-ins up-to-date; and make sure your firewall is doing its job by blocking all intrusions. Following these extra safeguards can reduce the chances of your PC becoming a Petri dish full of digital contagions.

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