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While the internet is a wonderful place full of useful information, entertainment, and business opportunities, it’s unfortunately also a place where the criminal element can flourish. Every day, hackers, scam artists, and others are working hard to gain access to private computers. Some of them are looking for data for identity theft, while others are merely interested in using your machine as a proxy for their own illegal activities. Fortunately, there is something you can do about it. Geek Choice techs understand the complexities of online security, and can help walk you through the entire process of making your home network secure.
The best way to protect your home network from intruders is to have a strong firewall set up. Our techs can help explain your options for firewalls, from software that you install on your computer to physical devices you connect to your network. We can install any hardware or software you require, and configure your network properly to ensure that there are no back doors to your system.
Protecting your network means more than just setting up a firewall and forgetting it. Even with robust defenses against unauthorized access to your machines, users on your home network can unwittingly invite in viruses and other malware. Good anti-virus or anti-malware software on each of your machines is vital to maintaining a healthy home network, and Geek Choice techs can help you choose and install the right program to fit your needs and your budget.
Check out our page on Virus and Spyware Cleanup to find out more about these destructive programs and how they affect your system.
When you’re dealing with a home network, many times there will be users who would benefit from filtering software. Whether you’re hoping to keep your children away from the shady corners of the internet or you simply don’t want to accidentally wind up on a website with inappropriate material, internet filters are a great way to help keep the bad parts of the internet away from your home network. Configuring these programs can sometimes be very difficult, as you want to strike the correct balance between allowing appropriate content while blocking offensive, so let our techs help you sort out the nuances.
I have trusted my computers to Geek Choice for 5 years and they’ve always sent me the same wonderful technician. Gary is a GENIUS and always so professional.
No one in our family knew why the internet was down. When the Geek Choice technician came to our house, he not only connected us, but he cleaned our computer up and provided tips on how to prevent similar problems.