<< This posting was submitted by Liz Cornwell, the Auslogics‘ Public Relations & Media Manger, at MY REQUEST.
I am posting it, unedited. I, however, added one proviso from an e-mail from Liz on Feb. 3.
I do NOT know enough about BootSpeed to endorse or contradict what is in this post.
So this is what it is … a post by Auslogics.
If any of YOU want to submit posts for publication here, I will readily consider them provided they are reasonably relevant, not too outlandish and are not incredibly salacious. >>
Stories of online fraud, identity theft and phishing scams appear on the news so often that a lot of people don’t pay attention anymore. That’s not going to happen to me, they think. But the thing is – each and every one of us is a potential online fraud victim. But the numbers are disturbing – in 2007 online fraud banking losses totalled £22.6 million. And there were 20,682 reported phishing incidents in the UK in the first half of 2008 alone. Of course nobody knows how many people didn’t report the crime.
I’m sure you never click any links in suspicious emails claiming to be from your bank. And of course you have a fully protected PC with regularly updated antivirus software and enabled firewall. That’s good, but not enough.
Don’t leave tracks
I know that keeping your browsing history and store passwords can save you a lot of time. But believe me, it makes sense to clear your browser cache and history after each session, especially after you’ve been doing online banking. You can do it manually, but if you’re after real security, I recommend using Track Eraser, which is part of Auslogics BoostSpeed.
This tool will remove your confidential information from your computer and protect your privacy.
Delete files safely and wipe your disks
When you delete a file it is not actually deleted – they are still there and can be restored. Unless you securely shred the files you delete, they can be easily recovered. Also files can be undeleted from any free space on your hard disk. I recommend you use file shredding and disk wiping software.
Auslogics BoostSpeed contains both a file shredder and a disk wiper, that offer military-level protection. Like all other BoostSpeed utilities, both have clear and intuitive user interface and very easy to use.
Disable Remote Registry and Messenger Services
Everybody knows that hackers can access your computer. How? Easy, because actually Windows XP and newer versions have services that enable you to access a computer remotely
Remote Registry and Messenger. They haven’t been designed for hackers, but hackers use them pretty frequently. So, if you never use those services, it’s best to disable them. How? Just open Auslogics BoostSpeed and m
ake sure PC Security is turned on.
Auslogics BoostSpeed comes with a 15-day fully functional trial. The full version costs $29.95 for 3 PCs.
<< From an e-mail from Liz on Feb. 3: “I’ve checked with our developers and they said that BoostSpeed has 15 days trial BUT there is only one restriction – it won’t delete registry keys. It will fix everything else. But then Auslogics has a free reg cleaner, so no harm.” >>
You don’t walk around with your bank account number printed on your bag, right? So don’t be too careless – pay attention to computer security and don’t become the next online fraud victim.