N/APosted on - 05/03/2013
I know that P2P file sharing is the easiest way to receive shared files but also I know that it can be risky for my personal files and you are not protected against viruses. How can I protect my computer and data from this? Is there such a thing as a control file share by software?
What is a control file share by software?
When you use P2P file-sharing software you expose your PC and data to viruses. It is only when you understand the underlying risks that you get to institute measures that will sufficiently protect your data. First and foremost you need to install reliable anti-virus software to boost your security. Secondly, limit what you share on the P2P software and back it up on external drives to reduce chances of losing your data incase the PC crashes. Finally, you need to understand the internet file-sharing policies (or a site’s specific file-sharing policies). Ensure that no loopholes exist in such.
Control file by software exists. There are numerous such software over the internet. However, be careful since the code embedded in this software could potentially be harmful. It can be used to add more malware to your PC or worse still steal your data.