You’ve probably heard the news: hackers are getting smarter, and their methods of attacking computers are becoming more sophisticated. That means that you have a greater risk of having your devices hacked than ever before. Luckily, there are steps you can take to secure your PC in 2023. Here’s what those steps look like for most people:

Use a Windowed Firewall

A firewall is a program that monitors the traffic on your computer and allows or blocks certain types of data from going in or out. A good firewall will protect you against viruses, malware, hackers and other threats by controlling what programs can access the internet.

The most popular windowed firewalls are ZoneAlarm, Comodo Internet Security, Kaspersky Internet Security and Bitdefender Antivirus Plus (which includes a free version with limited features). You can get these programs from their websites or through online retailers like Amazon and Newegg. Once you’ve installed one of these windowed firewalls on your computer(s), configure it by going into its settings panel where there will be options for configuring how it works with each application that uses the internet connection–for example: determining whether an application should be allowed access to Facebook when using Chrome browser; blocking all incoming connections from Skype; etcetera…

Use a Strong Password

  • Use a Strong Password

A strong password is one that’s hard to guess and easy to remember. Passwords should be at least 8 characters long, and contain at least one capital letter, one number and one special character (e.g., @$%*). The best passwords are random combinations of letters, numbers and symbols that no-one would ever guess.

  • Don’t Use the Same Password for Multiple Accounts

This is very important! If someone gets access to your email account because they know your password for it – they can use this information to access other websites where you have created an account with the same email address as in the compromised email account – such as Amazon or Facebook – where you may have bought something online recently which could also be charged directly onto their credit card without them knowing about it until after reading their bank statement!

Encrypt Your Files

Encrypting your files is an important step in securing your computer. It’s also a good idea to use encryption software, like VeraCrypt or TrueCrypt, which can create virtual disks on your hard drive that are encrypted with strong passwords. This way you can store sensitive information in a safe place without having to worry about anyone accessing it when they shouldn’t be able to do so.

Don’t forget that while encryption is effective at keeping out unwanted eyes, it doesn’t do anything to prevent someone from stealing or tampering with the physical device itself–so don’t leave your laptop unattended!

You can secure your PC with some simple steps.

  • Use a strong password.
  • Install a windowed firewall.
  • Encrypt your files and folders.


We hope these tips have helped you to secure your PC and protect yourself from cyber attacks. As we mentioned at the beginning of this article, there are many other things that you can do to stay safe online as well–but these three steps will give you a good foundation for protecting yourself from hackers and viruses in 2023.


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