How to: 5 Steps to Secure Yourself from Hackers in a Public ComputerBy Partho, Gaea News Network
Monday, January 5, 2009
Gosh! Are you on a public computer surfing your cc account or delving into classifieds(confidential information)? Just stop it now, because there may be some prying eyes like Keloggers, Viruses, Trojans inside the PC. I know there are situations when you can’t avoid a public computer. But its always better to be safe than to be sorry. So remember these following steps.
First open the task manager by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del. Now, check into the processes that are running. In case you are not sure about a task, go to Google and read about it.
- Get to the System Configuration utility to see the task that are loaded at start up.
- To start this just type in msconfig in the Run box.
Scan the most recent files in your hard disk with your anti-virus program. If the contents of any files are continuously updating, be careful, these may be logs of your key strokes which is being read by someone else!
Keylogger detector are available on the Internet. Just Download an authentic one and run it.
Check into the Windows registry for anomalies if you are sure of dealing with registry.
By following these few steps will ensure that you are sharper than the hackers.